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Super Smash Bros. 64 Expanded
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Published: May 27, 2018
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I always thought the character select art for Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 had a very specific look, so I thought it would be fun to try and create a few characters in that same style.

I am incredibly surprised this hasn't been done before (or at least posted online anywhere). I used Source Gaming's article on the Smash 64 character select artwork as an inspiration and a guide for creating these characters. I would use art that would have existed around the time of or before Smash 64's release. If there wasn't anything that I felt worked, I would use something reminiscent of that (for example, Falco and Pit were created from Super Smash Bros. Melee trophies). It was fun replicating the lighting and color scheme. I also enjoyed trying to make some of the source of the artwork hard to identify or give it a somewhat 3D look. Some of the characters I considered making but did not (at least this time around) were Meta Knight, Saki, Dr. Wright, Toad, Zelda, Wario, Sheik, Meowth, Bomberman, James Bond, and Dash Rendar.

I hope this is entertaining to look at. For me, seeing the finished product reminds me of old internet hoaxes from the early days. :)

Also, while I was making this, I actually listened to a few midi files of songs of Melee, Kid Icarus, and Super Nintendo games being played with the Super Smash Bros. 64 soundfont. It was incredibly satisfying and pushed me to make this as realistic as I possibly could!
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TeensyWziard360's avatar
TeensyWziard360Professional Digital Artist
OMG look at pit XD
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gamersgoldNew Deviant
Lolz My Feelings Excactly
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SharkothepainterNew Deviant
If those characters was in the game it will be nice
TeensyWziard360's avatar
TeensyWziard360Professional Digital Artist
What the hell? Master Hand in Smash?
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Agonyblade11Student Writer
This should've been the amount of characters we had.
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DreamingWizard2000Hobbyist Digital Artist
Banjo-Kazooie are added to Smash Bros Ultimate as DLC.

all this leaves left is Lip [Who is a Mii Fighter Costume]
AydanADub1863's avatar
Minus Lip, we can pretty much play these guys now in Ultimate. :)
HikariTheBlaster's avatar
This sh9uld have been the real deal.
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wilsonasmaraStudent Digital Artist
If i was Sakurai, this would have been the Original roster.
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Why does this just look so accurate?
I love it.
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ThomasTheHedgehog888Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!
(How would Sonic look?)
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TeensyWziard360Professional Digital Artist
Very classic.
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ConnorRentzProfessional Filmographer
Thanks! And I am curious... :)
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Yukkurifan64Student General Artist
This is so cool :D
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could you make a icon for eevee?
DreamingWizard2000's avatar
DreamingWizard2000Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm Happy you added Lip from Panel de Pon.

She is one of my most wanted Newcomers in Ultimate.
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ConnorRentzProfessional Filmographer
I'm glad! I thought Lip would make for some nice representation. :)
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wilsonasmaraStudent Digital Artist
Of course she does! I mean, Who's the Cutest Nintendo girl that can Possibly beat her?
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DreamingWizard2000Hobbyist Digital Artist
She Does
FireShotGamer's avatar
can you make icons for ice climbers, zelda, classic wario, and eevee especially eevee he is best.
fqfred's avatar
Bowser, Dedede, Marth and Mewtwo were actually going to be in Smash 64, but they were cut for some reason
FireShotGamer's avatar
time constraints but idk why dedede wasnt in melee
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ConnorRentzProfessional Filmographer
Have you also read SourceGaming's Definitive List Unused Fighters? If not, there's probably some stuff you'll be interested in: sourcegaming.info/2016/04/29/d…
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IanMcRacoon2000Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE DEFINITIVE ROSTER
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