Super Smash Bros (2009) is the re-released version of the original Super Smash Bros game which was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. The 2009 version was released for the Nintendo Wii through the virtual console.
The fighting game takes a variety of characters from different Nintendo IP's and puts them into the platform based stages to fight; it features both single and multiplayer gamemodes where the player controls their selected fighter and competes against their opponent. The game has a basic story around the Master Hand which has brought the classic Nintendo character to life in order to fight for it, it is also the final boss in the single player mode.
Super Smash Bros does not feature a health bar, to win the game the player must knock their opponent off the stage and into the void which registers as a KO. Characters can take an unlimited amount of damage and each hit increases that characters damage percentage; the percentage starts at 0% and as it rises the chance of a KO increases. Having a high damage percentage causes the character to be knocked back further by being hit; charged attacks can increase the range the character is knocked back by.
Each character has the same basic set on attack commands for both offensive and defensive use; the player is able to use recover moves to jump back onto the stage before they reach the boundary of the stage. Character have the same basic commands but they have unique abilities that make them stronger in some areas and weak in others, some characters have strong recovery commands and others do not.
There are 12 characters in the game which are from a wide variety of popular Nintendo franchises including Super Mario and also Metroid; the game includes items drops that are taken from those worlds, most items in the game are references to other Nintendo games such as the Pokeball item which will summon a random Pokemon once it is thrown. Players have nine stages to fight on and each of them are themed after a Nintendo game or franchise, the stages can include special hazards which are dangerous to the characters.
The main single player mode has the player fight through a series of enemies with a limited amount of lives; running out of lives means the player has a game over and if they wish to continue then they must spend a large amount of their points to do so. The final boss for this mode is the Master Hand which is not a playable character and cannot be fought anywhere else in the game. In addition to this mode, there are also mini-games where the player must complete a specific objective and a Training Mode where the player can practice with a specific character.
Super Smash Bros has a four person multiplayer mode and the settings for each fight can be select by the players; these fights follow the same standard as solo fights where the winner is the last one standing.
12 playable characters – Control 12 unique characters that come from a range of Nintendo series and fight for victory
9 Stages – Battle on Nintendo game themed stages
Single Player – Fight through a series of enemies and defeat the Master Hand
Special Items – Collect and use special items in fights such as Pokeballs to summon assistant Pokemon
Mini-games – Complete minigames to earn high scores and practice with characters
Training Mode – Pick a character and practice their fighting skills
Multiplayer – Fight in battles with up to four players in one instance and modify the rules of the battle for some unique fights
 Players liked:
- Fun characters
- Fluid combat
- The Multiplayer
 Players didn't like:
- Limited single player
- Not many stages
- Lacks content