Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Publisher Nintendo
Console GameCube
Developer HAL Laboratory
Downloads 10,186
Released December 03, 2001

Super Smash Bros Melee is a chaotic fighting game produced by Nintendo in association with HAL Laboratory in 2001. Released exclusively for the GameCube console, the game is the second installment in the Super Smash Bros series and includes elements and characters from Nintendo's video game franchises such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and more.  

First released in Japan in November 2001, Melee received rave reviews for its visuals, simple controls, gameplay, and choreographed soundtrack. At the same time, the game also received various awards for the best console game ever created. With over seven million copies sold worldwide, Melee has become one of GameCube's best-selling titles.



Super Smash Bros Melee's gameplay retains the same character combat mechanics as its predecessor while introducing players to new levels and game modes. Players will participate in matches with the sole goal of forcing their opponents to go beyond the level's boundaries. Attack your opponent with your characters' attacks, and your attacks will be measured by an increasing percentage of damage. The higher the percentage value, the stronger the attack and knocks the enemy back further towards the edge of the stage. You win if your attack knocks your opponent back from the stage. 

You can take advantage of special items in matches to increase your advantage over your opponents. These items will drop to the stage randomly and contain various benefits. Some can damage opponents at long or close range, while a few will restore your character's health. Some items can even change the appearance of characters and significantly increase their strength.   

Players will have to get used to Melee's new control mechanism if they want to control matches in a better way. To use your character's special attacks, you'll have to combine pressing buttons with moving the joystick. For example, when pressing the "B" button and tilting the joystick to any side, the character will use their "special side" attack.  

The return of special characters 

Super Smash Bros Melee pays tribute to loyal Nintendo fans with a special appearance of characters from the company's other hit franchises. You can meet Link and Bowser from The Legend Of Zelda, powerful Pokemon from the series of the same name, Marth and Roy from Fire Emblem, or Samus from Metroid. When appearing in Melee, all characters have an emblem behind the damage meter representing their brand. In total, you can control up to 25 different characters in Melee, with 14 available, and the rest can be unlocked by doing the game's quests. Additionally, you can enjoy special stages inspired by Nintendo games, such as the Mushroom Kingdom stage from Super Mario Bros and the Temple stage from The Legend of Zelda.  

Game Modes

Melee offers various game modes to entertain every player's needs, from single-player to multiplayer. Classic mode is the most popular, where you fight multiple opponents and boss characters until someone is thrown off the stage. Alternatively, you can enjoy the "Check Targets" mode, which picks one character and tries to kill ten targets in the least amount of time possible, or the "All-Star" mode, where you will have to defeat every character in the game with only one stock and three health supplements in between battles.

The game’s multiplayer mode allows up to four players to participate at the same time. Players can try "Time Mode," where the player or team with the most KOs and the fewest falls wins after a predetermined amount of time, or "Storage Mode," a battle in which the last player or team alive wins.