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Nintendo's all-stars clash in G-rated 'Super Smash Bros.' Nintendo has spent years developing a collection of strong, strapping video game superstars. From Link to Mario, each is the master of their own game. What would happen if you took these individually heroic characters and placed them into the same ring? Would Luigi prove stronger than Yoshi? Would StarFox's laser be enough to take down Donkey Kong? The answers lie in Nintendo's latest release, Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros, pits your favorite characters against each other in a sugarcoated version of the popular figh ter games. Smash Bros, is G-rated entertainment There's no gore, no blood, no dismemberment, just some goodK)ld fashioned fisticuffs between popular video game characters. Cast of favorites The object of the game is to defeat opponents by knocking them off the fighting stage. Depending on the character you choose, you will face a host of enemies each tougher than the previous. Once you defeat all enemies, you must engage the boss character in a no-holds barred level-ending battle. When fighting, a play er's strength is dis played in the dam age meter. As an opponent is pum-meled, this damage meter increases. Once it reaches 100 percent you "' have a good chance of knocking them off the platform. You must be careful, though. While it's easy to unleash a barrage of attacks, its just as easy to take hits or, worse yet, misstep and fall off the stage. The game's cast of characters includes Donkey Kong, Kirby, Yoshi, StarFox, Pikachu, Luigi, Link, Samus Aran and of course, Mario. Each brings his patented video game moves to the ring:. Link has his sword; Donkey Kong has his immense strength. The levels are also rep resentative of the characters: Link fights II foil f JAMES BOTTORFF VIDEO GAMES GAME REVIEW Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Ages: Everyone Requirements: Nintendo 64 Cost: $59.95 Difficulty: Easy Rating: J Ml a . v rs- w i a y Among the favorites in Super Smash Bros, are Mario, top, and Donkey Kong, above. near the Castle Hyrule; Samus brawls in a futuristic world; and Kirby battles it out in a sanitized Saturday morning cartoon stage. Unfortunately, the allure of the one-player game is short lived. The battles against computer-controlled opponents, while varied, begin to blend together after a few stages. This is somewhat offset by the occasional bonus game and the ability to unlock hidden characters, but unless you enjoy rep etition, you probably won't find these enough to keep your interest Multiplayer fun The game's saving grace is the multi-player arena, which makes ud for the tedious single player gaming. In multiplayer matches, up to four players face off on a selected stage. The multiplayer button-crunching action is fast furious and often humorous. What's a shame about Super Smash Bros, is that this is the first appearance on the 64-bit system for some of these characters. Perhaps Nintendo's time would have been better spent delivering 64-bit editions of Metroid or Donkey Kong rather than just teasing us with their appearance in this game. Minor gripes aside, Super Smash Bros, delivers a clean, parental-approved fighter that should delight younger Nintendo 64 owners. James Bottorff designs the Enquirer's Website. Look for past columns at cincinnati.comgames. Write him at Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202; fox. 564- 6391; or e-mail

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