Super smash bros. , known in japan as nintendo all star! dairantō smash brothers (ニンテンドウオールスター！大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ, nintendō ōru sutā! dairantō sumasshu burazāzu, lit. "nintendo all-star! great melee smash brothers"), is a fighting game developed by hal laboratory and published by nintendo for the nintendo 64. it was released in japan on january 21, 1999, in north america on april 26, 1999, and in europe on november 19, 1999. super smash bros. is the first game in the super smash bros.