Today marks 21 years since Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 came out in Japan. So much has changed since then, but the one constant is Masahiro Sakurai, the creator and director of the series. He’s been working on Smash Bros. since the very start, when it didn’t even feature Nintendo’s all stars. So what does he have to say on this auspicious day? Let’s check his Twitter:
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— ?? ?? (@Sora_Sakurai) January 21, 2020
According to GameXplain, he’s remarking on the fact that it’s been 21 years, but he says that since almost everything has been recreated in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he doesn’t really feel nostalgic. Also, it’s not that big of a milestone. For such a life-changing game, Sakurai is remarkably low-key in his remarks. Then again, the man has been working on the series since the 1990s, almost half his life. Maybe it’s good to be a little detached.
Still, the Super Smash Bros. series is an incredible accomplishment, and the most recent game isn’t even finished yet. Perhaps we’ll get some more wistful words out of Sakurai come the 25th anniversary. Then again, as much as I’d love to wax nostalgic about the past, the present (and future) of the series is pretty bright. It’s all thanks to the efforts of the teams who work on these fantastic games.
Were you around for the start of the series? Remember the original fondly? Please feel free to share your own memories of Super Smash Bros. — the original game or the series as a whole.