With the latest instalment in the series about to hit shelves all across the world, we thought it was as good a time as any to have a look back at Nintendo's slightly bonkers fighting series, from its first steps on the N64 to the cross-platform madness of the WiiU and 3DS versions.

If you want more about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, then you'll want to click here and check out everything you need to know about the game before it comes out. But if you've got a hankering for some nostalgia, you're definitely in the right place.

Super Smash Bros.

The first game in the series came out in for the N64 1999, back when we were all worried about the millennium bug. Actually, now I think about it, there's a very good chance a lot of you weren't alive in 1999. Anyway, it's the game that set the template for the series so far, but it could all have been very different.

Super Smash Bros. artwork showing Mario, Pikachu, and more

The game was only released in Japan to begin with, and only once it had shifted a million units on home soil did the big N realise it should bring it out in the west.

It had just 12 fighters, but each of them was pretty iconic - Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, and Pikachu were all playable out of the box, while Luigi, Ness, Captain Falcon and Jigglypuff had to be unlocked.