About the Product
- Number of Players: Offline: 1-4 Players
- Number of Players: Simultaneous: 2-4 Players
- More characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine.
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Starting off with 14 characters (an additional 11 are waiting to be unlocked), the game has a pretty standard premise--let Nintendo's stars beat on each other until the timer runs out. However, a lot of emphasis is put on knocking opponents off ledges while avoiding the same fate. In typical Nintendo manner, there are quite a few power-ups to assist you in the melee. The actual combat isn't as intricate as in other fighting games; however, the ultra-cartoony layout of the many, many arenas sometimes adds a strategic element not usually found in similar titles.
Super Smash Bros. Melee's strength lays in the mayhem created in four-player fights. The camera does an excellent job of positioning itself so all combatants are constantly visible. Also, Melee sports some of the best visuals seen in a Nintendo product. All the characters are highly detailed, and the movements of each are smoothly infused with personality. Donkey Kong lumbers and Princess Peach fights with grace.
As the multiplayer mode is the key reason for this game's existence, the single-player mode is decidedly weak. The game features an adventure mode that plays somewhat like an old-school, side-scrolling Mario game. Sadly, despite its good looks, its gameplay is rather uninspired. This game is clearly at its best when there are two or more players with controllers in their hands. --Mark Brooks
- Fantastic graphics and sound keep the action upbeat
- Many new characters and other goodies to unlock
- Single-player experience is comparatively weak
- Too cute for a few folks
- Adventure mode is boring
Top Customer Reviews
SSB is a very unique fighting game. Every character has three special moves, two throws, and a bunch of physical attacks, and they are performed all the same way. The moves are, of course, different and it takes strategy to use them effectively. And, instead of having life, you have damage. The more you get hit, the higher your damage percent goes up. The higher it is, the farther away you fly when you get hit. To die, you have to fall off the stage, which floats in the middle of no where. The true shine of SSB is its multiplayer action. It's perfect for when you have friends over and it's still the life of the party, 2 years (and growing) after I got it. Of course, fans wanted a sequal. Though one for the Nintendo 64 while it was still alive would have been nice, the wait was well worth it for Super Smash Bros. Melee, the sequal coming to the newest Nintendo console this December!
First off, the graphics are incredibly updated. They are just so beautiful! No more sharp, jagged objects. Everything is nice and round, beautifully animated, and nicely textured. The fur on Fox looks so real! Aside from graphics, and an incredibly soundtrack to boot, there is an incredible Titantic-sized ship-load of new features!
The game starts out with 14 default characters.Read more ›
-Mr Game and Watch*
-Ice Climbers (Nana and Popo)
-Marth*(from Fire Emblem, a Japanese game never released in the U.S.)
-Roy*(from Fire Emblem, a Japanese game never released in the U.S.)
* = Hidden Characters to be Unlocked one way or another.
Also you can collect trophies... I have 249.This game is also unbeatable with it's 4 player-support.Like Gamepro rated it:
Control: 4.5/5 (I think it's well worth a 5!!)
Gameplay: 1 player: 4.5/5
2 players+: 10/5
*WAY better graphics
*Control is much better
*Faster paced action (60 fps)
*New Modes (Gallery, Classic, Adventure, Home Run, Coin, HP...)
*New characters, more than 20!
*New types of moves like dodging, forward B...
*Pretty much more
*Lack of friends means lack of enjoyment
*No Online Gaming(...)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
God damn, "works just fine" my ass. Got this used and it didn't work. All I could see was the sweet intro and then game disc could not be read. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mike
200 bucks for a GameCube game? No thank you. That's a rip off.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
The year is 20XX, everyone plays brawl because melee discs have gotten too expensive.Published 1 month ago by Jake
I was watching the live stream of Genesis 3 where Armada beats Mang0 and I told myself, "This filthy peach main needs to be put in his place and the name Mang0 will forever... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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i recieved a copy that couldnt be read so at first i assumed it was my gamecubes problem until a friend brought over... Read more