Twitter user @Xenosam0827 has shared pictures of the very first planning proposal for Super Smash Bros.
The Super Smash Bros. planning proposal was created by none other than Masahiro Sakurai, who was first working at HAL Laboratory. Check out the pictures below (segments translated by NintendoSoup):
This is the cover page. The title roughly says it’s a “Competitive simultaneous 4 player battle royale fighting game for Nintendo 64”. It seems to be created in October 1996:
On the second page Sakurai lays out the background or stage set in the game, showing battles will take place in various worlds that Nintendo characters live in:
The third page addresses the question on the health meter, which is usually found in traditional fighting game. It’s been replaced by a damage meter represented by percentage – if your opponent has a high percentage, it’d be more easier to knock them out of the stage:
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