Super Smash Bros. has always been billed as our favorite Nintendo game mascots duking it out for supremacy amongst themselves. In that end, Director Masahiro Sakurai wants to show us their previous battle experience.

What does that mean?

Super Smash Bros. Brawl will feature demos of games which have characters included in Brawl. The ones displayed on the Dojo update are:
Ice Climber
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Kid Icarus
Kirby's Adventure
Super Metroid
Star Fox 64

The Japanese site also has:
Fire Emblem
Mother 2 (Earthbound)

Each Masterpiece will be a timed demo, and some will also come with save data available. You do not have to connect to the Nintendo WFC to play.

The amount of content in this game is absolutely crazy.

Well, what do we have here...

Several memorable characters compete for brawl supremacy—that’s Super Smash Brothers Brawl in a nutshell.

But what about the past fights for each of those characters? What were they like?

It may sound impossible, but you can experience those battles in Brawl as well!

That’s right, for the first time ever, you can play trial versions of these games by the miracle of Virtual Console!

That’s what Masterpieces is! Here you can relive the greatest battles of the biggest star characters through demo versions of their games.

Here are some of the titles you can expect to see available in Brawl. Crazy, isn’t it?!

Whoaaa. Makes my head spin just seeing all those. You won’t need to be connected with Nintendo WFC to play these games.

Just remember, there are some NES classics in there as demos, so expect some of the time limits on those games to be so short that all you can do is laugh at how hard they are.

That’s what a good demo is all about. It gives you just enough to let you appreciate the game. Plus it’s a lot of fun to see just how far you can go before the little time that you have runs out.

If you take a liking to one of the trial versions, you can always buy the full game through the Shop Channel! You might even find a couple titles that divert your attention from Brawl for a while.

But hmm, it seems there are still titles hiding in the Masterpieces section.

Titles?! What games don’t I know about?! That discovery is part of the fun, isn’t it?

Masterpieces are called masterpieces for good reason, and each of the well loved characters here come from a past that is worthy of that title.

To end, I’d like to take this opportunity to send my thanks to all the game creators and affiliated parties who helped in making this possible.
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    Remino52 Jan 25, 08
    This is sweet.I can't wait to play numerous games there from.
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    Gogetenks Jan 25, 08
    Great! There are a few Virtual Console games I am considering, but I'm not quite sure whether I should buy yet. It would be nice to try out Kid Icarus or Kirby's Adventure before purchasing them.

    I really, really hope Mother 2/Earthbound makes it to the NA version of Brawl. The Japanese site update has pictures of Mother 2 (which was released here) and Fire Emblem (which was not), and it would be nice if they were in Brawl. I won't hold my breath on Fire Emblem, but getting Mother 2 shouldn't be difficult.
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    Gotenks Jan 25, 08
    If only they could add on updates on new ones. Oh well. Still a great update. I know I'll be playing Ice Climbers to see how it is.
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    Dio Jan 25, 08
    Is Sakurai crazy!!!??? How much content can you possibly put in one game??

    It's just getting ridiculous now, in a good way.
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    ConkerASkyJockey Jan 25, 08
    This is a awesome update. This brings up some opportunies for gamers who aren't sure if they want to purchase a certain game.

    Genius work Sakurai, keep em' coming!
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    xxrevxx Jan 25, 08
    that is great the japan version shows the first fire emblem with marth in it so that means marth should be official as a character in brawl right TY smash bros dojo
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    xxrevxx Jan 25, 08
    that is great the japan version shows the first fire emblem with marth in it so that means marth should be official as a character in brawl right TY smash bros dojo (falco is shown on the American star fox 64 demo so that means falco is confirmed 2 ye aha)
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    Oceanic Sun Jan 26, 08
    Great marketing strategy. Allowing us to play trial versions of previous games, in hopes of making us buy them.
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    The Primagen Jan 26, 08
    Star fox 64... Dear god my head is going all explody from all the content! help!

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