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29 "Super Smash Bros" Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Smash these facts straight into your Ninten-dome.

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2. The longest piece of literature ever written is a Super Smash Brothers Brawl fan-fiction. It's over 4 million lines long.

3. The announcer for Brawl was also the announcer for Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

4. American Idol winner Taylor Hicks placed 257th (out of 709) in a 2013 Super Smash Bros. Melee national competition.

Congrats to KDZ on Injustice + surprise Evo competitor @taylorhicks! (tied for 257th, Smash Bros Melee) #EV02013

The tournament was EVO 2013 and was the largest Smash Bros. tournament ever at the time.

5. Remember King Dedede's distorted, gravelly yelps from Super Smash Bros. Brawl? Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros., voices the character in every Smash he's appeared in.

6. Recently deceased CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, was almost single-handedly responsible for Super Smash Bros. Melee meeting its release date. Though he was a General Manager of Corporate Planning at the time, he rolled up his sleeves and personally debugged the game for three weeks straight.

7.Both Villager and Mii characters were deemed inappropriate for inclusion in a fighting game, despite later appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Smash 4.

8. Peach's Melee down-smash is one of the highest damaging single smash-attack in the entire series, fetching 65% in this tournament match. This is because crouching sucks an opponent deeper into the attack.

9. There is a picture of lead designer Masahiro Sakurai's cat in the Pokémon Stadium 2 level in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

10. Jigglypuff's model in Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS was ripped directly from Pokémon X and Y and only slightly modified.

12. Marth and Roy were nearly cut from the American version of Super Smash Bros. Melee, because no Fire Emblem games had yet been released in the states. Ironically, the inclusion of the two characters increased the popularity of the series and led to more localizations.

13. In the English version of Melee, Mewtwo only speaks in grunts, but in the Japanese version, he speaks in full sentences during his victory poses, saying things like "why am I here?"

14. The Hylian text on the Hyrule Temple stage translates to "Smash Bros."

16. The original 8 Super Smash Bros. characters are arranged on character select in chronological order. Mario is the earliest and Pikachu the most recent.

17. Both Sonic and Snake were considered for Melee, but were not included due to time constraints. They were later included in Brawl.

18. There is speculation that the Pikachu in Brawl is actually the Pichu from Melee. Pikachu's Final Smash is Volt Tackle, which can only be learned from a Pichu pre-evolution. It also wears the blue goggles that Pichu wore in the previous games.

19. The prototype of the original Super Smash Bros. was called Dragon King: The Fighting Game and did not feature any Nintendo characters.

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It was designed as a new format of fighting game that utilized the N64's unique joystick. The prototype used stick-figures and featured a picture of HAL Laboratory's neighborhood as a backdrop. It was only later that rights to use Nintendo characters was given to Sakurai.

20. There are textures of a damaged Hylian Shield, a scratched Meta Knight's mask and a cracked Captain Falcon's helmet left in Brawl, which implies that battle damage was once intended to be a feature in the game.

21. Ice Climbers were included in Melee because Sakurai considered them the best fit for Smash from a classic NES game. However, other characters from that era were considered, like Balloon Fighter, Urban Champion, Excitebike and Bubbles (from Clu Clu Land).

22. The 8-Player Smash mode from Smash 4 was originally intended for Melee. However, technical limitations prevented that from becoming a reality.

23. In Melee, Luigi's voice is Mario's with an altered pitch.

25. HAL Laboratory, the company responsible for Super Smash Bros., "was named as such because each letter put us one step ahead of IBM!" according to Iwata.

26. Bowser, Dedede, and Mewtwo were all planned at some point in the original Super Smash Bros. development, but were eventually cut from the game.

27. Kirby's bio in the original Super Smash Bros. states he is only 8-inches tall.

28. There are sound-files in Super Smash Bros. of Ness saying "PK Starstorm!", which is his Final Smash in future games. Final Smash attacks were planned for the original game but could not be implemented due to technical limitations. They were finally introduced in Brawl.

29. In the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros., hitting an opponent produces real punching sounds. This was changed to the more cartoonish sounds heard in the American release.

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