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


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.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

10 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

2 months ago
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I agree
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KingQuagsire

4 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

4 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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SariTehHero

12 days ago
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I wish we could find it...it's an important part of Nintendo's history!
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Anonymous user #3

1 days 11 hours 15 minutes ago
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While this prototype does not look nearly as good as the finished project(the final game), it's still worth releasing it to the public. Pretty much all of Nintendo's work, including its unfinished projects, prototypes and demos are important to its history and it's fans. This prototype in particular definitely deserves to be released in some form, at least as a ROM or something, for Super smash bros fans to enjoy and get a taste and look of what their original game series was supposed to be.
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Anonymous user #3

1 days 11 hours 13 minutes ago
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This prototype would tell the tale and give you a glimpse of Super Smash bros origins
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