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Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)

Dai-Rantô Smash Brothers Deluxe (original title)
Smash Bros. installment for the GameCube with fast-paced, highly competitive and technical gameplay of realtime chess and hype using various Nintendo characters, with simple controls yet deep mechanics.

Director:

Masahiro Sakurai

Writers:

Masahiro Sakurai (game design), Masahiro Sakurai (character design: Kirby) | 38 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Harrington Dean Harrington ... Announcer / Master Hand / Crazy Hand (voice)
Charles Martinet ... Mario / Luigi / Dr. Mario (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Link (voice)
Kazumi Totaka Kazumi Totaka ... Yoshi (voice)
Shinobu Satouchi Shinobu Satouchi ... Fox McCloud (voice)
Makiko Ômoto Makiko Ômoto ... Kirby / Ness (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu / Tosakinto (voice)
Mika Kanai Mika Kanai ... Jigglypuff / Purin / Chikorita / Maril (voice)
Rachael Lillis ... Jigglypuff / Goldeen / Chansey (voice)
Jen Taylor ... Princess Peach (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Captain Falcon (voice) (as Ryo Harikawa)
Jun Mizusawa Jun Mizusawa ... Zelda / Sheik (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... Marth (voice)
Sanae Kobayashi ... Popo / Nana (voice)
Jun Fukuyama ... Roy (voice)
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Smash Bros. installment for the GameCube with fast-paced, highly competitive and technical gameplay of realtime chess and hype using various Nintendo characters, with simple controls yet deep mechanics.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

3 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daenantu Seumaesi Beuradeoseu DX See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HAL Laboratory, Nintendo See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

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Trivia

This was the first Smash game where you could move the camera in the pause menu more freely. Players discovered Peach's underwear being exposed when doing this. This was not changed for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but was changed in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, when a shadow was added to block players' view. See more »

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Connections

References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream Land N64
From Nintendô ôru sutâ dairantô Sumasshu burazâzu (1999)
Written by Jun Ishikawa
Arranged by Hirokazu Ando
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One of the Best Games Out There
14 October 2002 | by BlackXSee all my reviews

Forget the Pc, Dreamcast and XBox. There's two consoles: GameCube and PlayStation2. The XBox is meant to make Bill Gates richer, the Dreamcast is short on games and is no longer being given games anyway, and the PC games come in three choices: 2-D, blocky or educational. The PlayStation2: great variety, online gaming and DVD player. GameCube: old reliable Nintendo favourites and extremely varied, original ideas. Just look at Super Mario Sunshine, Animal Crossing, or, a favourite, Super Smash Bros. Melee. Unfortunately brought up the wrong way, SSBM is not about "let's see who beats whom" when talking about whether Mario can cream Samus, or is Pikachu stronger than Fox. Because even if you match yourself against a computer, a compter versus a computer, or a human versus a human, you'll always get different results. No, the reason for this game is the features. 4-player versus. Adventure mode full of variety. Collecting trophies of Nintendo trademarks(not literally, I mean characters and things created by Nintendo), and much much more. The unknown of many things, like what Pokemon will be in that PokeBall, who will win this fight, is a bomb in this crate, and many other things make this game a sure win. It's meant o be played to have fun, not to settle arguments. And one of the reasons it's a hit: there's a character for everyone.


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