The Super Smash Bros. (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ) series, sometimes abbreviated as Sumabura (Japanese: スマブラ) in Japan, is a series of fighting games published by Nintendo. It features mainly Nintendo characters (with a few third party characters as of the third and fourth entries in the series) and the main objective of the game is to deal damage (measured in %) and knock characters off the screen. The higher % value a character has, the easier it is to knock them off the screen.
The original idea for the game originated from a prototype called "Dragon King: The Fighting Game" (Japanese: 格闘ゲーム竜王), which Satoru Iwata and Masahiro Sakurai worked on together. Masahiro Sakurai handled the planning, specs, design, modeling and movement and Satoru Iwata handled the programming.  When this game was in development, there were originally no Nintendo characters until Nintendo approved to Masahiro Sakurai's idea of adding them.
||North American box-art / logo(s)
||Relevance to The Legendary Starfy series
|Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo All-Stars! Dairantou Smash Brothers
|| January 21, 1999
April 26, 1999
November 19, 1999
|Super Smash Bros. Melee
||大乱闘 スマッシュ ブラザーズDX,
Dairantou Smash Brothers DX
|| November 21, 2001
December 3, 2001
May 24, 2002
May 31, 2002
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dairantou Smash Brothers X
|| January 31, 2008
March 9, 2008
June 26, 2008
June 27, 2008
April 29, 2010
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl marked the appearance of Starfy ("Stafy") as an Assist Trophy and Trophy, a Starly ("Stapy") Trophy, as well as Stickers of Starfy, Starly, Moe (Kyorosuke), Chonmagyo, Mattel (Materu), Seiuchi-kun and Herman (Yadokarita).
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
||大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS
|| September 13, 2014
October 3, 2014
October 3, 2014
|Starfy reappears as a regular Trophy and an Assist Trophy
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
||大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U
|| Winter 2014
|Starfy reappears as a regular Trophy and an Assist Trophy, and is also an online profile icon
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
||December 7, 2018
||Starfy reappears as an Assist Trophy and online profile icon. Starfy, Starly, Moe, Mermaid, Mattel and Old Man Lobber appear as Spirits.
- ↑ Iwata Asks : Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Volume 7 : Once in a Lifetime Experience
- ↑ 社長が訊く『大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズX』 Vol 7