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Super Smash Bros. Melee
North American box art
North American box art
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Composer(s) Tadashi Ikegami
Takuto Kitsuta
Shogo Sakai
Hirokazu Ando
Series Super Smash Bros.
Aspect ratio 4:3
Native resolution 480p
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Release date(s) JP November 21, 2001
NA December 2, 2001
EU May 24, 2002
AUS May 31, 2002
Genre(s) Fighting, platformer
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) CERO: A
ELSPA: 11+ / 3+ (rerated)
ESRB: T
OFLC: G8+
PEGI: 3+
Media 1 GameCube Disc
System requirements 11 blocks of memory (an additional 2+ blocks per each snapshot saved)

Super Smash Bros. Melee, known in Japan as Dairantō Smash Brothers Deluxe (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Derakkusu?, lit. Great Melee Smash Brothers Deluxe), often abbreviated as SSBM or simply as Melee, is a crossover fighting game released for the Nintendo GameCube shortly after its launch in 2001 (2002 in the PAL region). It is the successor to the 1999 Nintendo 64 game Super Smash Bros., and the predecessor to the 2008 Wii game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. HAL Laboratory developed the game, with Masahiro Sakurai as head of production.

The game is centered on characters from Nintendo's video gaming franchises such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. The stages and gameplay modes make references to, or take their designs from, popular games released by Nintendo.[1] Melee's gameplay system offers an unorthodox approach to the "fighter" genre as percentage counters measure the level of damage received, rather than the health bar traditionally seen in most fighting games.[2][3] It builds on the first game's broad appeal by adding new features related to gameplay and playable characters. Following the popularity of its multiplayer gameplay, Melee has been featured in several multiplayer gaming tournaments.[4][5]

The game received a generally positive reception from the media, as well as awards and acknowledgements from gaming publications. It achieved strong sales upon release,[6][7] and is the GameCube's best-selling game, with more than seven-million copies sold as of March 10, 2008.[8]

Contents

Gameplay

All 29 stages, with Fourside selected

Like its predecessor, Super Smash Bros. Melee differs from traditional fighting games in that inflicting the most damage does not guarantee victory. Instead, opposing players must force their opponents beyond the boundaries of the stage.[9] Most attacks inflict damage and can, if enough damage is dealt, knock back the enemy. Each character's health is measured by a meter that represents the damage received as a percentage.[3] The higher the percentage value, the farther the player gets knocked back, and the easier they are to knock off the stage.[10] Unlike other games of the same genre, in which moves are entered by button-input combinations, most moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee can be accessed via one-button presses and a joystick direction.[11]

During battles, items related to Nintendo games or merchandise fall onto the game field.[12] These items have purposes ranging from inflicting damage on the opponent to restoring health to the player.[12] Additionally, most stages have a theme relating to a Nintendo franchise or a specific Nintendo game and are interactive to the player.[1] Although the stages are rendered in three dimensions, players can only move on a two-dimensional plane. Not all stages are available immediately; some stages must be "unlocked" by achieving particular requirements.[1]

Single-player

Single-player mode provides the player with a variety of side-scrolling fighting challenges. The applicable modes range from the "Classic mode", which involves the player battling against opponents in multiple stages until he or she reaches the boss character,[13] to the "Home Run Contest", which is a minigame involving the player trying to launch a sandbag as far as possible with a Home Run Bat.[14] Some of these modes are personalized for the character; for example, the "Target Test" sets out a specialized area for a character in which they aim to destroy ten targets in the least amount of time they can. These areas may include references to that particular character's past and legacy.[15] Melee introduced "Adventure mode", which takes the player to several predefined universes of characters in the Nintendo franchise. "All-Star mode" is an unlockable feature of Melee, requiring the player to defeat every character in the game while having health supplements between battles.

Multiplayer

Bowser, Ness, Kirby, and Yoshi fight in Super Sudden Death mode on the Corneria arena

In the multiplayer mode, up to four players or computer controlled characters may fight, either in a free-for-all or in teams. The CPU characters' AI difficulty is ranked from one to nine in ascending order of difficulty. There are five ways in which the victor can be determined, depending on the game type. The traditional mode is "Stock mode",[16] a solo or team-based battle in which the last player to lose their lives wins, but this can be changed to less conventional modes like "Coin mode", which rewards the richest player as the victor; they must collect coins created by hitting enemies and try not to lose them by falling off the stage.[17] Other options are available, updating from Super Smash Bros., such as determining the number and type of items that appear during the battle.[18]

Trophies

Trophies (known as " Figures" in the Japanese version) of various Nintendo characters and objects can be collected throughout the game. These trophies include action figures of playable characters, accessories, and items associated with them as well as series and characters not otherwise playable in the game. The trophies range from the well-known to the obscure, and even characters or elements that were only released in Japan.[19] Some of the trophies include a description of the particular subject and detail the year and the game in which the subject first appeared.[20] Super Smash Bros. had a similar system of plush dolls; however, it only included the 12 playable characters. One more trophy is in the Japanese version of the game.[21]

Playable characters

Promotional image with all playable characters excluding Sheik, the alter ego of Zelda

Super Smash Bros. Melee features 26 characters,[22] 14 more than its predecessor. Fifteen are available initially, with the other characters requiring the completion of specific tasks to become available. Every character featured in the game derives from a popular Nintendo franchise.[23] All characters have a symbol that appears behind their damage meter during a fight; this symbol represents what series they belong to, such as a Triforce symbol behind Link's damage meter and a Poké Ball behind Pokémon species. Some characters represent popular franchises while others were less-known at the time of the release—Marth and Roy represent the Fire Emblem series, which had never been released outside Japan at the time.[24] The characters' appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee led to a rise in the popularity of the series.[25] References are made throughout the game to the relationship between characters of the same universe; in one of the events from "Event mode", Mario must defeat his enemy Bowser to rescue Princess Peach.[26] Furthermore, each character has recognizable moves from their original series, such as Samus's firearms from the Metroid series and Link's arsenal of weapons.[27]

Development and release

HAL Laboratory developed Super Smash Bros. Melee, with Masahiro Sakurai as the head of production. The game was one of the first games released on the Nintendo GameCube and highlighted the advancement in graphics from the Nintendo 64. The developers wanted to pay homage to the debut of the GameCube by making an opening FMV sequence that would attract people's attention to the graphics.[28] HAL worked with three separate graphic houses in Tokyo to make the opening sequence. On their official website, the developers posted screen shots and information highlighting and explaining the attention to physics and detail in the game, with references to changes from its predecessor.[29]

On the game's official Japanese website, the developers explain reasons for making particular characters playable and explain why some characters were not available as playable characters upon release. Initially, the development team wanted to replace Ness with Lucas, the main character of Mother 3, but retained Ness in consideration of delays.[30] The game's creators have included Lucas in the game's sequel, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[31][32] Video game developer Hideo Kojima originally requested the inclusion of Solid Snake to Sakurai, but the game was too far in development. As with Lucas, development time allowed for his inclusion in Brawl.[33] Marth and Roy were initially intended to be playable exclusively in the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, they received favorable attention during the game's North American localization, leading to the decision for the developers to include them in the Western version.[34][35] Additionally, Sakurai stated that the development team had suggested characters from four other games to represent the Famicom or NES era until the developers decided that the Ice Climbers would be in the game.[36] The developers have noted characters that have very similar moves to each other on the website;[37] such characters have been referred to as "clones" in the media.[38]

Nintendo presented the game at the E3 event of 2001 as a playable demonstration.[39] The next major exposition of the game came in August 2001 at Spaceworld, when Nintendo displayed a playable demo that updated from the previous demo displayed at E3. Nintendo offered a playable tournament of the games for fans in which a GameCube and Super Smash Bros. Melee were prizes for the winner.[40] Before the game's release, the Japanese official website included weekly updates, including screenshots and character profiles.[41][42] Nintendo followed this trend with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which there are daily updates by the game's developer, Masahiro Sakurai.[43] The popular Japanese magazine Famitsu reported that Nintendo advertised the game in between showings of the Pokémon movie across movie theaters in Japan.[44] In January 2003, Super Smash Bros Melee became part of the Player's Choice, a marketing label used by Nintendo to promote video games that have sold more than a million copies.[45] In August 2005, Nintendo bundled the game with the GameCube for $99.99.[46]

Music

Smashing...Live!
Soundtrack by New Japan Philharmonic
Released January 2003
Recorded August 27, 2002
Genre Video game soundtrack
Length 61:59

Super Smash Bros. Melee features music from some of Nintendo's popular gaming franchises, performed by an orchestra assembled specifically for the game, dubbed simply the "Smash Orchestra". Nintendo released a soundtrack in 2003 called Smashing…Live!, which it gave away as a bonus for subscribing to Nintendo Power magazine in North America, and also as a free gift in an issue of the British Official Nintendo Magazine. It is not music taken directly from the game like most video game soundtracks, but a live orchestrated performance by the New Japan Philharmonic of many of the songs from the game.[47] Melee contains "hidden" tracks that require particular criteria to be met before becoming unlocked.[48] On the same website, the developers have posted discussions about the game's music and voice acting between Masahiro Sakurai and the game's composers.[49]

Track listing
# Title Length
1. "Planet Corneria" (from Star Fox (Super NES) 1993) 2:05
2. "Jungle Garden" (from Donkey Kong Country (Super NES) 1994) 2:57
3. "Great Bay Shrine (includes Hyrule Temple and Great Bay stage background music)" (from The Legend of Zelda (NES) 1986, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) 1987) 4:14
4. "Dr. Mario" (from Dr. Mario (NES) 1990) 4:04
5. "Original Medley (includes All-Star Intro, Trophies, How to Play, Menu 1 and Ending music, as well as the ending of the Final Destination background music)" (from Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube) 2001) 5:00
6. "Fountain of Dreams (mistitled "Dream of Fountain" on Nintendo Power Disc)" (from Kirby Super Star (Super NES) 1995') 3:35
7. "Pokémon Medley (includes Poké Floats, Pokémon Stadium and Battle Theme)" (from Pokémon series 1995) 5:42
8. "Opening" (from Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube) 2001) 2:40
9. "Planet Venom" (from Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64) 1997) 2:19
10. "Yoshi's Story" (from Yoshi's Story (Nintendo 64) 1997) 2:43
11. "Depth of Brinstar (includes Brinstar Depths and Brinstar background music)" (from Metroid (NES) 1986) 3:41
12. "Smash Bros. Great Medley (includes The Mushroom Kingdom, Mushroom Kingdom II, Flat Zone, Balloon Fight, Big Blue, Mach Rider, Yoshi's Island, Saria's Song, Super Mario Bros. 3, Icicle Mountain and Princess Peach's Castle background music)" (from assorted games 1980-1998) 14:18
13. "Fire Emblem (includes Fire Emblem theme and Together We Ride)" (from Fire Emblem (Famicom) 1990 (Japan only)) 3:52
14. "Green Greens" (from Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy) 1992) 1:53
15. "Rainbow Cruise (includes interlude featuring underwater theme from Super Mario Bros.)" (from Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) 1996) 2:49

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 89.8%[50]
Metacritic 92 out of 100[51]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 6 out of 10[52]
Eurogamer 10 out of 10[2]
Famitsu 37 out of 40[53]
GameSpot 8.9 out of 10[54]
IGN 9.6 out of 10[18]
Official Nintendo Magazine 95%[55]

Super Smash Bros. Melee received critical acclaim from reviewers, most of whom credited Melee's expansion of gameplay features from Super Smash Bros. Focusing on the additional features, GameSpy commented that "Melee really scores big in the 'we've added tons of great extra stuff' department".[56] Reviewers compared the game favorably to Super Smash Bros.IGN's Fran Mirabella III stated that it was "in an entirely different league than the N64 version";[18] GameSpot's Miguel Lopez praised the game for offering a more advanced "classic-mode" compared to its predecessor, while detailing the Adventure Mode as "really a hit-or-miss experience".[54] Despite a mixed response to the single-player modes, many reviewers expressed the game's multiplayer mode as a strong component of the game.[2][54][56] In their review of the game, GameSpy stated that "you'll have a pretty hard time finding a more enjoyable multiplayer experience on any other console".[56]

The visuals gained a positive reaction. GameSpot lauded the game's character and background models, stating that "the character models are pleasantly full-bodied, and the quality of their textures is amazing".[54] IGN's Fran Mirabella III praised the game's use of physics, animation and graphics, although his colleague Matt Casamassina thought that "some of the backgrounds lack the visual polish endowed upon the characters" when giving a second opinion about the game.[18]

Critics praised the game's orchestrated soundtrack;[18][54] Planet GameCube's Mike Sklens rated it as "one of the best sounding games ever",[57] while GameSpot's Greg Kasavin commented that "it all sounds brilliant".[54] GameSpy praised the music for its nostalgic effect, with soundtracks ranging from multiple Nintendo series.[56]

Reviewers have welcomed the simplistic controls,[2][18][56] but its "hyper-responsiveness", with the characters easily dashing and precise movements being difficult to perform, was expressed as a serious flaw of the game by GameSpot.[54] With a milder criticism of controls, Bryn Williams of GameSpy commented that "movement and navigation seems slightly too sensitive".[56] The basis of Melee's gameplay system is the battles between Nintendo characters, which has been suggested as being overly hectic; N-Europe questioned whether the gameplay is "too Frantic?", even though they enjoyed the variety of modes on offer.[58] Similarly, Nintendo Spin's Clark Nielsen stated that "Melee was too fast for its own good", and "skill was more about just being able to wrap your head around what was happening as opposed to really getting into the combat".[59] In regards to the pace of the game, Edge commented that it even made gameplay features such as "blocking" redundant, as the player is not given enough time to react to an attack.[52]

Despite the new features, reviews criticized Melee for a lack of originality and for being too similar to its predecessor, Super Smash Bros. Caleb Hale from GameCritics.com rated it as "every bit as good as its Nintendo 64 predecessor. The game doesn't expand much past that point".[60] On a similar note, Edge stated that "it's not evolution; it's reproduction", in reference to a perceived lack of innovation.[52] The nostalgic nature of the game received a positive reaction,[2] as well as the accompanying stages and items that made references to past Nintendo games.[58] Gaming journalists have welcomed the roster of 25 Nintendo characters,[2][56] as well as the "trophy system", which Nintendo Spin labeled as "a great addition to this game".[56][61]

Sales

When released in Japan, it became the fastest selling GameCube game with 358,525 units sold in the week ending November 25, 2001.[6] This success continued as the game sold more than a million units only two months after its release, making it the first GameCube title to reach a million copies.[62] The game also sold well in North America, where it sold 250,000-copies in nine days.[63] In the United States, Super Smash Bros. Melee was the 19th best-selling video game in 2001 according to the NPD Group,[64][65] and approximately 4.06 million units have been sold in the country as of December 27, 2007.[66] With a software-to-hardware ratio of 3:4 at one time,[6] some have attributed the increasing sales of the Nintendo GameCube near the launch date to Melee.[62] As of March 10, 2008, Super Smash Bros. Melee is the best-selling GameCube game, with more than seven million copies sold worldwide.[8]

Awards and accolades

Several publications have acknowledged Super Smash Bros. Melee in competitions and awards. In their "Best of 2001" awards, GameSpy chose it as Best Fighting GameCube Game,[67] IGN's reader choice chose it as Game of the Year,[68] Electronic Gaming Monthly chose it as Best Multiplayer and Best GameCube Game,[69] and GameSpot chose it as the Best GameCube Game and tenth best game of the year.[70][71]

GameFAQs placed it sixth in a poll of the 100 best games ever and was in the final four of the "Best. Game. Ever." contest.[72][73] In the 200th issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, the editors selected Melee as the 92nd most influential game in their "Top 200 Games of Their Time" list, defining Melee as "Billions of things to unlock, plus Yoshi pummeling Pikachu with a bat".[74] In a similar competition, Nintendo Power named Super Smash Bros. Melee the 16th best game ever to appear on a Nintendo console,[75] and selected it as the 2001 "Game of the Year". IGN named it the third best GameCube game of all-time in 2007 as a part of a feature reflecting on the GameCube's long lifespan, citing it as "the grand stage of fighters, much like Mario Kart is for racing fans".[76] GameSpy chose it as fourth in a similar list, citing that it had "better graphics, better music, more characters, more gameplay modes, more secrets to discover" in comparison to its predecessor.[77] The game was ranked 58th in Official Nintendo Magazine's "100 Greatest Nintendo Games Ever" feature.[78]

Legacy

Tournaments

Super Smash Bros. Melee has featured in several high-profile gaming tournaments. In March 2003, the IVGF NorthWest Regional Gaming Festival and Tournament took place; the first corporate sponsored tournament. During this time, IVGF gave out $12,500 for the top-three finishers of Super Smash Bros. Melee.[4] In 2004, Major League Gaming added Melee to its tournament roster.[79] In the summer of 2005, a crew in Mishawaka, Indiana hosted Melee-FC3, a tournament with nearly 200 participants from 30 states, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.[5] In two separate issues, Nintendo Power covered the independent and corporate Smash scenes, including Smashboards, Major League Gaming, and FC3.[5][80]

Diddy Kong, Wario, and Bowser fighting in the returning "Temple" stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Melee was also included in the Evolution Championship Series in 2007, a fighting game tournament held in Las Vegas.[81] Ken Hoang, a notable competitor, has won over $50,000 from Smash tournaments and credits Smash for helping him pay through college.[82][83][84]

Sequel

Super Smash Bros. Melee is the second installment of the Super Smash Bros. series, following the release of Super Smash Bros. two years earlier. At the pre-E3 conference of 2005, Nintendo announced Melee's sequel, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[85] Nintendo's president, Satoru Iwata requested Masahiro Sakurai to be the director of the game after the conference.[86] The game retains some of the gameplay features of its predecessors while having major gameplay additions, such as a more substantial single-player mode and online play via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.[87] Unlike Melee, the game has four methods of control, including the use of the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, GameCube controller, and the Classic Controller.[88] Like Melee, the game makes references to games and franchises, including those that debuted after the release of Melee; for example, Link's design is taken from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and a Nintendogs puppy is present as an Assist Trophy (a new item that summons computer characters from different games to briefly participate in the fight).[89][90] Select stages from Melee are included in the sequel.

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Super Smash Bros. Melee
Box artwork for Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Fighting
System(s) GameCube
Players 1-4
Rating(s)
ESRB: Teen
PEGI: Ages 3+
Preceded by Super Smash Bros.
Followed by Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Series Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Melee is the sequel to the popular 1999 Nintendo 64 fighting game Super Smash Bros.. Like the original, it features a cast of Nintendo characters (25) and a collection of Nintendo-themed arenas (29) for battle with up to four players. Its broad appeal and involved multiplayer mode, improved quality and added features make it a popular title to this day. International tournaments for this game have been held worldwide with competitors from several nations including the U.S. and Japan.

Compared to the original Super Smash Bros., Melee moves much more quickly. With the addition of the Wave Dash glitch, the game became much more technical and comparable to a traditional 2D fighting game. However when Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released the Wave Dash glitch was not re-added (probably to keep the game more simple). With the many changes that appeared in the new version, many of the Melee gurus continue to promote it rather than Brawl (often citing balance issues and move set changes as poor revisions) even though many of these features can be turned off (such as Final Smashes).

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Super Smash Bros. Melee

Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Release date December 3, 2001 (NA)
May 24, 2002 (EU)
Genre Action/Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: T
ELSPA: 11+
Platform(s) GameCube
Media GameCube Optical Disk
Input Controller
System requirements 11 Memory card blocks
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough


Super Smash Bros. Melee is the sequel to the Nintendo 64's Super Smash Brothers. Players can fight with 25 of Nintendo's mascots on over 20 stages. This game is known for its ease for new players to pick up and play, yet holds enough depth to keep veteran fighter fans occupied. Unlike other fighting games, SSBM places emphasis on platforming in combat, and does away with complicated button combos and the life bar. The game features many unlockables, such as characters, stages, and trophies that give trivia and background info on a wide range of Nintendo Products.

Even though it was almost a launch title for the GameCube, SSBM has almost always been a top 10 weekly seller for the GameCube, years after it's release. It is also still the best selling game on the GameCube (3 Million+) and one of the best selling titles this generation.

A sequel was announced at E3 2006 for Wii, called Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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Playable characters

Characters available from the start of the game

Unlockable characters

Gameplay & Features

The games fighting engine is a much more refined version of the first game, Super Smash Bros. for the N64. For those that don't know what it's like, it's completely different from a traditional fighting game. There are no long button combos, but instead simple button + direction attacks. There is much less focus on combos and much more on platforming. Items can be thrown in for added mayhem, giving characters weapons or health or invincibility or something that will just blow everything up. Instead of a lifebar, you are given a "damage percentage counter", which gets higher the more you are hurt. The higher your damage, the farther you fly when you're hit hard, until eventually, you just fall too far off the stage that you can't jump/fly back.

The controls are almost identical, except with the addition of a new special attack, B and Forward. Some attacks have been moved to different combinations (such as Link's boomerang) to make room for new moves (Link's Bow & Arrow). Additionally, Smash Attacks can now be charged up, and also used with the C-Stick (Vs. mode only).

Several tweaks were made to existing characters, to the dismay of some fans. The biggest tweaks are with Kirby & Ness who were drastically weakened or nerfed. Some feel this is a good thing, since they were arguably too strong in the previous game, while others feel like their favorite character has been made useless.

gameplay screenshot

To add another level of obscene replay value, the game also lets you collect trophies of various Nintendo Franchises, some of which are not even known in the United States. There are exactly 293 trophies representing characters, items & stages from the well known Goomba of Super Mario Bros. or the unknown Ray Mk II from Japan's Custom Robo V2. Trophies are won in several ways: Completing requirements (Play a certain number of games/hours/ranks), putting coins earned into a gumball machine, beating All-Star mode or collecting them in Adventure mode.

There are three multi-match single-player modes. Classic is just like the single-player of the original Super Smash Bros., except opponents are randomized. Adventure takes players in a preset path through the world of Nintendo, combining matches with platforming (such as the escape from Brinstar). All-Star has the player face off against all characters with a single life and only three 0% Hearts (damage is carried over between matches).

Advanced techniques

Super Smash Bros. Melee, despite being a simple fighter, can actually have depth and advanced moves that are hard to pull off, like wavedashing. Some of these moves probably weren't intended to be used by the developers, since they are the result of taking advantage of the games physics and mashing together different moves.

For a list of some of these moves, and instructions on how to do them, see the Walkthrough section.

Glitches

One glitch in Super Smash Bros. Melee is the Black Hole Glitch. This is performed by having Ness on blue team, Falco on blue team, Peach on green team, and Fox on red team on Melee mode. Then, make a stock match with five lives each. On item switch, select super scope and very high. Super scope MUST be the only item. Now start a match on Hyrule Temple. Have Ness grab a super scope. Now have Peach stand behind Ness. Have ness shoot normally (With one tap of the button 'A'.) five times. Then, Ness shoots two charge shots. Ness charges again, but in the middle Peach delivers a punch. Now Ness has a super scope with infinite ammo. Have the characters stand with Fox and Falco on the edges of the two platforms, Ness behind Falco, and Peach beneath the whole mess. Now, Have Falco and Fox use reflector shield. Hold it. Then Ness shoots through Falco, reflects off of Fox, Then Falco, then Fox, and so on. Peach jumps into the bullet stream (Make sure Ness keeps shooting) until it turns into a series of overlapping blue balls. Stop shooting, stop reflecting, stop everything. The blue balls should stay. Throw 15 turnips into the line, have Peach jump into the blue line, and the vegetables should stay. Then use PK fire on the turnipy mass a couple times, and voila! A black hole.

This glitch can also be performed with the game in a Wii. Performance degrades significantly faster than with a Gamecube due to the emulation layer.

Opening Sequence

The Super Smash Bros. Melee opening sequence is famous for being all kinds of awesome. You can watch it here.


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