20 Years Of Super Smash Bros. — Celebrating Two Decades Of Punching Pikachu
Clash of the Nintendo Mascots
By Kevin Knezevic | @kevknez on April 30, 2019 at 11:02AM PDT
N64’s Super Smash Bros., however, differed from other spin-offs in one significant way: it marked the first time these disparate characters appeared together in the same game. While its roster may seem quaint by today’s standards, at the time it was a veritable all-star cast of Nintendo mascots. Mario, of course, featured prominently in advertisements and on the game’s box, but now he shared the spotlight with Link, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, and even a couple of relatively obscure characters like EarthBound’s Ness and F-Zero’s Captain Falcon, representing a cross-section of the company’s biggest franchises.