Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. is a crossover fighting game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo on April 26, 1999. Super Smash Bros. is the first game in the Smash series, and was followed by Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube in 2001 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii in 2008. Players can play as characters from Nintendo's video gaming franchises such as Mario, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda. The stages and gameplay modes make references to, or take their designs from, popular games released by Nintendo. The gameplay system offers an unorthodox approach to the fighting game genre as percentage counters measure how far someone is knocked back after getting hit, rather than the health bar traditionally seen in most fighting games.