A Modder Has Added Ganondorf To The Original ‘Super Smash Bros.’
Super Smash Bros. may be over a decade old, but it appears the old dog can still learn new tricks. A modder has recently added a new character to the N64 game, letting you play as Ganondorf from the Zelda series. It's not just a skin change either, his moves have been added to the game, too.
The original Super Smash Bros. that kicked the whole series off back in 1999 only featured 12 characters, compared to the 74 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (and that was just at launch, as it's picked up even more through DLC). But maybe now, with the help of modders, it can start to catch up.
Modder JSsixtyfour has worked out how to swap out characters and replace them with new ones. So, in a recent mod called smashremix, they swapped out Captain Falcon for Ganondorf. JSsixtyfour says in the mod description that "[Ganondorf] is modeled after his various iterations in the other Smash Bros. games in the series, but functions uniquely from them." For one the thing, the N64 version of Smash didn't feature side-B moves, so you can't use Ganondorf's Flame Choke attack, but he does have moves like the Warlock Punch and Dark Dive.
JSsixtyfour isn't done with the mod yet. For a start, there's more work to be done on Ganondorf: "my goal is for Ganondorf to be a balanced member of the cast," JSsixtyfour writes. The character is going to be available at an upcoming tournament in Houston, so JSsixtyfour will be getting a lot of feedback on how the character plays. After that, "the plan is to continue to create new characters and potentially add characters instead of being forced to replace current characters on the roster." Currently, new characters can only be swapped into the roster, making one of the original characters unplayable.
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You can find instructions to install the mod through the link above, although you will need to use a Super Smash Bros. ROM to play it. Which you really shouldn't do without also owning a copy of the original game.
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