Dragon King: The Fighting Game (lost prototype of "Super Smash Bros." game; 1990s)


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Dragon King: The Fighting Game
Screenshots of the prototype.
Screenshots of the prototype.
Status Lost

The immensely popular 1999 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. originally began development without any ties to established Nintendo franchises under the title Kakuto-Geemu Ryuoh, which translates to Dragon King: The Fighting Game. Very little is known about the game, and the only pieces of evidence that proves it exists are in the form of 3 screenshots that were released in an "Iwata Asks" interview with series director Masahiro Sakurai.[1]

Based on the screenshots, the game would have played very similarly to the game it eventually became. It is also speculated that the nameless fighter in the game became Captain Falcon in Super Smash Bros., as the Dragon King character appears to use some of Falcon's attacks and shares a similar looking model and pose, but there is little hard evidence to support this theory.

Gallery

Yuriofwind's video on the subject.

References

  1. "Iwata Asks" interview in which the game is discussed at length. Retrieved 17 May '13.

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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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I want to find this thing, i think it's a part of nintendo history that should be saved
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Anonymous user #2

20 days ago
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I agree
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KingQuagsire

2 months ago
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Since its a prototype I'm guessing they got rid of it but hey maybe we could get lucky and find it.
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Dinglus

2 months ago
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Unless you're willing to do some dumpster/trash diving in Japan and risk getting fined heavily, don't count on it. Either that or you may have do a lot of digging not just through the Internet mind, but also data digging through anything.
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