Box Art Brawl: Duel # 100 – Super Smash Bros.
Hello and welcome to the 100th edition of Box Art Brawl!!
This is a pretty big time for us at Nintendo Life and all of you Box Art Brawl enthusiasts, so thank you all for participating over the years! We have a big event to kick off the celebration, but first, we need to look back last week.
For the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at canning art for Mario Strikers and last week it was 2007’s turn Mario Strikers charged to take to the field. And this time, European and Japanese canned art came out on top with a pretty good 76% of the votes! Both are pretty electric, but you’ve made your voice here.
So what could be a worthy battle to celebrate the 100th edition of our Box Art Brawl? It yes Okay Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros.. We have completed Original N64 games and Melee celebrated their 20th anniversary in Europe and Oceania in May, so here it is perfect. easily one of Nintendo’s most iconic video games. While the N64 game resonated in the series, Melee was easily the game that defined it and made it the hit it is today. Its still played competitively today, and it also helps solidify the GameCube controller’s status as one of the best. Yes, we said that.
For this 100th round, we will be fighting the Japanese ring against the US and Europe. Both are pretty iconic in different ways, but we’d love to know what you think. Let’s turn it into a brawl to remember!
Be sure to cast your vote in the poll below; But first, let’s check out the box art designs.
North America & Europe
Ah, yes, this is the canned art of many people during their childhood, teenage years, etc. Iconic is a short way to put it. Mario, Link, Bowser and Pikachu are all ready for battle. Link’s Master Sword was charging into Bowser’s flames. Many of the game’s characters (new and old) are in the little boxes to the left and right of the cover. Here is a signal that Smash is going to be a little more real, just as we love the animated box art of the N64 game.
But come on, you can’t deny this isn’t very also great. Melee was called Dairantō Smash Brothers DX in Japan, and on this cover, it looks like Mario et al. is facing Link & co. One thing we like about the Japanese cover is that a lot of the actors have a little more space than just being shown in cute little icons on the sides. Zelda, Ice Climbers, Samus, Ness, Peach, etc – everyone is here! Sort. The sepia tone also gives it a vintage feel, like this would be a clash of classic Nintendo giants.
We couldn’t think of a better game to celebrate our 100th release than the one that literally pits Nintendo characters against each other. And here’s the series that helped give the feature its name.
Be sure to stay tuned next week to find out the results of this epic showdown!
Thanks for voting! We’ll see you next time in another round of Box Art Brawl.