Here's what Super Smash Bros. would have looked like on the Game Boy

Super Smash Bros is by all accounts a fantastic game franchise. But there's one problem - it isn't portable. Plus, there are just too many colors. So the only thing that would make it better is if you could play it on-the-go on a 1980s green-and-black screen.

That's what Dan Fornance has done in a brand new homebrew game called Super Smash Land. It actually runs on the old Game Boy engine and lets players see what the SSB experience is like on a vintage Nintendo system.

Super Smash Land is, sadly, just a demo. There are three stages and only two characters - Mario and Kirby - to choose from. But then again, this is the Game Boy we're talking about, so no one's shooting for the moon to begin with.

The demo is playable through emulation software, and even supports four-player multiplayer.

Now all that Dan Fornance guy needs to do is invent a time machine and show this game to Nintendo in 1992, and he'd be a high-powered executive by now.


Dec 14, 2010


  • SonyBacker - December 14, 2010 11:57 p.m.

  • BlankBrush - December 15, 2010 midnight

    suck my fightstick, firstie! Also, this is awesome. that is all
  • Twizinator - December 15, 2010 midnight

    SonyBacker = gayfag looks fun, and pretty geeky. Which is why it is cool :P
  • Killshot - December 15, 2010 12:10 a.m.

    I remember hearing rumors about a gba version of super smash bros. but i guess it either got canned really early in production or it didn't exist
  • Yingsin - December 15, 2010 12:10 a.m.

    woah. i want it
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 15, 2010 12:19 a.m.

  • Baron164 - December 15, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    Ah, I can just imagine using the old school link cable to play this with friends back in high school.
  • AxiamWolfe - December 15, 2010 1:15 a.m.

    Really well made. Wonder how much can actually fit into a GB cartridge. 8-bit Gourmet Race FTW!
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - December 15, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    Wow, this looks like a lot of fun, gonna get my two Nintendo fanboy friends to play it with me :D
  • The_Tingler - December 15, 2010 3:06 a.m.

    God I wish Nintendo would stop screwing around and make a portable Smash Bros.
  • FleurDeLeap - December 15, 2010 4 a.m.

    You can play this on the gameboy if you have a supercard
  • SerpentineZERO - December 15, 2010 4:05 a.m.

    These 8-bit demakes are really cool. This actually looks fun
  • 510BrotherPanda - December 15, 2010 5:56 a.m.

    1992... You mean right after Kirby Dreamland came out? If Smash Bros. was made back then, people might take him more seriously, and HAL would've become an even bigger deal. Oh well, we could dream.
  • Crabhand - December 15, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    This looks totally awesome. Makes me wish Nintendo would finally bring Super Smash Bros to a portable device. I can only imagine how it would look on the 3DS.
  • Murderapolis612 - December 15, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    The most nostalgic part was remembering how I always had to mute my gameboy games because the music was always so annoying.
  • atomicsandman - December 15, 2010 5:41 p.m.

    I could actually see Nintendo doing a portable SSB on the 3DS.
  • Nap1400 - December 15, 2010 7:57 p.m.

  • scottthompson - December 15, 2010 9:48 p.m.

    They've taken the first step! Not long until they make it for DS :D
  • FanofSaiyan - December 16, 2010 1:17 p.m.

    It's... beautiful *sniff*
  • gumbyx84 - December 29, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    This game is not for the GB. The hardware could never handle that kind of animation. The developer himself (on the linked site no less) says he made it using Game Maker.

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