Believe it or not, its been 21 years since the original Super Smash Bros. launched for the N64. Who knew it would turn out to be one of Nintendo's biggest franchises, and lead to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate becoming the best-selling fighting game of all-time?! I doubt Sakurai had any idea, or any time to think about it, considering how busy he still is with the franchise!
Sakurai did take a moment to recognize the original game's anniversary on Twitter, sharing surprise at 21 years having already passed. He then went on to say that he didn't feel all that nostalgic for the game, considering how he's worked on revamped stages of the original for Smash Bros. Ultimate. For him, the classic stages are still fresh in his mind!