Super Smash Bros., known as Dairantō Smash Brothers (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ, lit. "Great Melee Smash Brothers") in Japan, is a second party series of fighting games created by HAL Laboratories for pitting various Nintendo characters from their games against each other, including Mario, Link, Kirby, and Samus Aran. So far all games feature Samus as a character, and all three games feature stages based on environments in the Metroid series. Two unnamed fourth installments have been revealed, to be released for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, being developed by Nintendo's Sora as well as Namco Bandai.
Titles in the seriesEdit
- Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo GameCube)
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
- Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo 3DS
- Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U
- Some aspects that originated in Super Smash Bros. made their way into later Metroid games. Some of these aspects include Samus jumping twice, with her second jump causing her to Spin Jump. This appeared in Metroid Prime as the Space Jump Boots. She was able to grab ledges in Super Smash Bros. before the mechanic was introduced in Metroid Fusion and made into an item in Metroid: Zero Mission (although Samus was able to grab a ledge years before in Deceít Du Jour). Samus' forward air attack is called "Flame Thrower" in the Super Smash Bros. guide, and may have given inspiration for the Flamethrower weapon in Prime. Finally, Samus' stun pistol from Zero Mission was named "Paralyzer" in Brawl. This name was used in Metroid: Other M.