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This article is about the series as a whole. For the first game in the series, see Super Smash Keyboards (1992 video game).

  'Super Smash Keyboards' (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュキーボード; Hepburn: 'Dairantō Sumasshu Kībōdo'), often abbreviated as SSK or 'SumaKibo' (Japanese: スマキボ; Hepburn: 'SumaKibo') in Japan, is a Japanese fighting game franchise originally created by Masahiro Sakurai for Drillimation Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The idea was conceived by both Masahiro Sakurai and Hiroshi Takajima, as Sakurai wanted to develop a fighting game featuring Drillimation characters to compete with Capcom's Street Fighter franchise. The game's immediate success around the world caused it to spawn spin-off titles, including the Touhou Project crossover series Killer Minecraft, as well as anime television series and two anime films, manga, a card game, as well as a live tour. The series has become one of the highest grossing video game franchises of all time and has generated more than $5 billion in revenue.

Despite its critical success, the game had a large cultural impact in the West mainly for its use of bloody violence and was the first fighting game to use Fatalities for finishing moves, which led to the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board in North America. Early games were praised for replicating the animation style used in the Drillimation anime and was the first game to use palette swapping to create second-player versions of existing characters.

Characters

Character Universe SSK1 SSK2 USSK2 SSK3 SSK4 SSK5 SSK6 SSK7 SSK8 SSK9
Susumu Hori Mr. Driller Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leopold Slikk Angry German Kid Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wataru Hoshi Star Trigon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Konata Izumi Lucky Star Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miyuki Takara Lucky Star Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Akira Kogami Lucky Star Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ataru Hori Mr. Driller Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Taizo Hori Dig Dug/Mr. Driller Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
B.S. Man Angry Video Game Nerd Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Doug Walker Angry Video Game Nerd Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eguri Hatakeyama Mr. Driller Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keel Sark Mr. Driller Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anna Hottenmeyer Mr. Driller No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kowars Mr. Driller No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kagami Hiiragi Mr. Driller No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tsukasa Hiiragi Mr. Driller No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
James Rolfe Angry Video Game Nerd No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yutaka Kobayakawa Lucky Star No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fred Fuchs Angry Video Game Nerd No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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