When we were younger, we always used to sit in class and dream up matches like Samus from Metroid going up against Link from the Legend of Zelda series, and then playing out those battles on our papers that we were supposed to be doing long division on. Ah, school. We learned so much back then. Like the fact that Samus would totally beat Link in a brawl. Or would she? Turns out it depends on who's playing.
The original SSB blew our minds with the fact that we would actually be able to find out who would really win. It was a Nintendo fanboy’s dream come true—and best of all, it was actually really, really good. There’s a reason that we love Nintendo so much: they meet our expectations...and then exceed them by about 100%.