‘Super Smash Land’ Fan Project Brings Four Player Action to the Puke Green ScreenBy Justin Massoud
“Super Smash Bros.” is one of the few Nintendo-published franchises to never see release on a handheld. Gamers everywhere continue hoping against hope that that will change, but Nintendo has yet to officially announce a new entry for its upcoming Nintendo 3DS is in development.
One impatient fan took matters into his own hands. He created “Super Smash Land,” a Game Boy-inspired PC title. It’s what a “Super Smash Bros.” handheld game might have looked like.
The new version’s demo (the second of a proposed three) released yesterday. Hit the jump for a video of the retro-themed project, plus where to download it.
Developed by Dan Fornace, a student at Drexel University studying (you guessed it) game design and 3D animation within a Digital Media program, “Super Smash Land” is an ongoing effort.
The new “Super Smash Land” ups the player count to four – adding Pikachu and Link to the original twofer, Mario and Kirby. New stages – Saffron City (from Pokemon) and a mysterious “Unlockable Stage” – are also included. Customizable controls, team matches and high scores round out the work-in-progress.
The third and final version is in development according to Fornace, though he hasn’t announced just when it will come out.