Yeah, my mind was just blown too. Hit the jump for more information about Super Smash Land.
I don’t play a lot of fighting games, with one exception. Super Smash Bros. is the only series that I truly enjoy. It’s also the only one where I own every game in the franchise–all three of them. Well now I can look forward to adding a fourth (and unofficial) game to my collection.
Super Smash Land is Dan Fornace’s latest creation, and it’s a de-make of the N64 Super Smash Bros. using GameBoy technology. Everything is that greenish-yellow color, and you only have two buttons and d-pad to control your characters with.
Because this is a demo, the only playable characters are Mario and Kirby, but many of their recognizable moves are there. Kirby can still inhale enemies, though he isn’t able to take their powers, and Mario can still shoot pixelated 2D fireballs.
Super Smash Land supports up to four players, but I imagine it’d be difficult to squeeze four pairs of hands onto one keyboard. It also supports gamepads, so players can plug in their Xbox or Playstation controllers and play that way.
I can’t wait to see what other characters and stages are going to be added. Already there’s a new trailer out that shows Link as a playable character and the Saffron City stage! Maybe some of the characters from Super Smash Bros. Melee or Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be added in the future. I’ll still be happy even if only the classic roster becomes playable. It’s also worth noting that chiptune artist Inverse Phase created all the 8-bit takes on the original songs and sound effects.
Head over to Piki Geek to download the demo, read an interview with the creator, or read their impressions of the demo. Super Smash Land doesn’t have an official release date yet. I wish Dan Fornace the best of luck in completing his project. It has a lot of charm and looks promising. I hope it comes out sometime this year!
[via Piki Geek]