Super Smash Bros., the video game that started an entire series that is still going strong to this day, is turning 15 this year on April 26.

The iconic video game had a premise that was bound for success: beat the crap out of Nintendo characters with hammers, bats, guns, bombs and other deadly weapons. So many friendships were probably put in jeopardy because of this game, and just as many friendships were made because of it. And to think that once upon a time this game was supposed to only sell in Japan. (No, for real. Both the United States and Europe would've missed out on Super Smash Bros. if the game never became a success in Japan.)

In honor of Super Smash Bros. turning 15, as well as the forthcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii later this year, we've compiled the best moments from the entire Super Smash Bros. series.

From hitting our friends with a powerful hammer to unlocking a new character, these are the moments that left us dazzled and coming back for more. Here are the 15 Best Moments From the Super Smash Bros. series.

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