Virtual Console games to appear in Wii Super Smash Bros

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - More than a half dozen classic Nintendo games will be playable in the highly anticipated upcoming Super Smash Bros Brawl.

Brawl is the latest in one of Nintendo's most prolific franchises.  It brings together classic video game mascots in a free-for-all fighting competition.  The game will include a newly unveiled feature called "masterpieces", which allows players to try out short demos of the characters' original titles.

"You can relive the greatest battles of the biggest star characters through demo versions of their games," said one of Brawl's developers Masahiro Sakurai on the game's official website.

For example, sample versions of Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, and Ice Climber.  Additional confirmed titles are Kirby's Adventure, Super Metroid, and Star Fox 64.  Sakurai did not announce any other titles that will be part of the feature, adding, "That discovery is part of the fun, isn’t it?"

Brawl was originally scheduled for release during last year's holiday season.  However, production delays have pushed it back a couple times to bring it to March 9.

It will bring many features to the series for the first time, most notable of which is the ability to play online against other players around the world.  Also, third-party characters will join the fight, with Sonic the Hedgehog and Metal Gear Solid's Snake appearing in Brawl.