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Sakurai may have made waves for Nintendo fans with Kirby but it’s Super Smash Bros. that shot the developer into the mainstream.

The first game in the series, released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, is the next game to be spotlit in Sakurai’s ongoing video series

The video covers everything from the initial proposal for a “Four-Player Free-For-All Fighting Game with No Health Bars” through the final release, but perhaps the most exciting part of is the debut of prototype footage for the initial version of the game – Dragon King: The Fighting Game.

The Nintendo 64 version of Super Smash Bros. has yet to be confirmed for Nintendo Switch Online but here’s hoping it’s only a matter of time before we can experience that history for ourselves more easily!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.