- Smash Remix, a fan-made mod to Super Smash Bros. 64, has added new characters from iconic Nintendo 64 games like Banjo-Kazooie and the Goemon series, as well as Dragon King from an original scrapped project.
- Version 1.5.0 of Smash Remix introduces three new characters, including Banjo & Kazooie and Ebisumaru, with their own unique movesets and trailers that showcase their gameplay.
- In addition to new characters, Smash Remix also adds new stages, customizable stage hazards, and items like the P-Wing from Super Mario Bros. 3, giving fans of the original game new and exciting content to enjoy.
The newest update to the Super Smash Bros. 64 mod, Smash Remix, adds characters from cult classic and iconic titles from the Nintendo 64 era. These characters include Banjo and Kazooie from the titular Rare franchise, Ebisumaru from Konami’s cult classic Goemon series, and even Dragon King, the playable fighters from Masahiro Sakurai’s original scrapped fighting game project that would evolve into Super Smash Bros. itself. These three characters were all welcome additions from longtime fans who had been following this Super Smash Bros. fan project.
Smash Remix is a fan-made mod to the original Super Smash Bros. that was released on the Nintendo 64, which aims to expand on the game with new characters, stages, and features. This game features all 12 original characters, alongside adding a bunch of new characters to its roster. Smash Remix has previously added Sonic the Hedgehog, Fire Emblem‘s Marth, and even Marina Liteyears from the cult classic N64 title, Mischief Makers, among others. The latest update, version 1.5.0, adds three more characters to its roster.
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In a new showcase video released on the official Smash Remix YouTube channel, it first shows off a scene similar to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s reveal trailers, revealing that Ebisumaru is a playable boss variant of Goemon, having a different moveset than Goemon. Shortly after Ebisumaru’s trailer, it transitions into a trailer for Banjo-Kazooie, who plays similarly to when he was introduced as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Banjo’s trailer is a charming animation that has several members of Smash Remix’s roster playing in a band alongside Banjo.
Characters Added in Smash Remix Update 1.5.0
- Banjo & Kazooie – New Character
- Ebisumaru – Boss variant for Goemon
- Metal Luigi – Boss variant for Luigi
- Mad Piano – Boss variant for Kirby
- Dragon King – Boss variant for Captain Falcon
The final reveal trailer in this showcase is for a rather unexpected character, which is the Dragon King, an alternate boss character variant based on Captain Falcon. Dragon King originates from Masahiro Sakurai’s scrapped fighting game of the same name, with this character retaining its appearance based on the early footage and screenshots that the Super Smash Bros. director previously revealed in 2022. The game’s UI can even change to the Dragon King prototype’s UI if all four players choose the Dragon King character.
Other additions and features were outlined in this video by the Smash Remix team. This includes several new stages based on iconic locations from across Nintendo’s history, new remixed single-player stages, a gallery for the congratulations images, customizable stage hazards, Pokemon appearance rate, and even new items like the P-Wing from Super Mario Bros. 3.
The video showcase ends with a compilation set to an N64 soundfont rendition of “Happy Together” by The Turtles, which was the song used in the iconic Super Smash Bros. commercial that featured Mario, Yoshi, Pikachu, and Donkey Kong beating each other up in a field of flowers. Many fans praised the ending montage, as it brought them nostalgic memories of the original commercial while giving it a fresh modern twist thanks to the new content in Smash Remix.
Super Smash Bros
Super Smash Bros. is a Nintendo 64-exclusive 3D platform fighting game starring a roster of beloved Nintendo characters.
- April 26, 1999
- Fighting , Platformer