NL writes: "Nintendo's most popular (and only!) fighting franchise started off quite strangely - in fact, it originally didn't even have any existing Nintendo characters! Created by Kirby Creator Masahiro Sakurai of HAL Laboratory and Satoru Iwata, the game was originally called Dragon King: The Fighting Game, and featured fairly featureless blocky figures duking it out with each other. Sakurai suggested using Nintendo characters instead to give the game more character, something he felt was necessary for a home console fighting game. Nintendo approved the idea, and Super Smash Bros. was born!"