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Teenagers Are Confused by the N64 Smash Bros., Would’ve Been Eaten Alive in 1999

Don't get hit.

18 years later, I am reliving the joy of watching everyone pick up the N64 controller wrong the first time.

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By the way, that 1996 date on the back of the cartridge is from the launch of the Nintendo 64. Smash Bros. still has a few more years left before it’s old enough to vote, so take comfort in that, fellow old fogies. Also take comfort that the game’s newer versions control basically the same 15 years later, so I’m not sure the problems here are caused by the N64 version being old. Just saying.

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Dan Van Winkle
Dan Van Winkle (he) is an editor and manager who has been working in digital media since 2013, first at now-defunct <em>Geekosystem</em> (RIP), and then at <em>The Mary Sue</em> starting in 2014, specializing in gaming, science, and technology. Outside of his professional experience, he has been active in video game modding and development as a hobby for many years. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (their dog), both of whom are the best, and you will regret challenging him at <em>Smash Bros.</em>

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