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Super Smash Bros. Melee

So, for my first real post I decided to write an post about SSBM. And for those who do not know it, I shall give a brief summary of the game. Super Smash Bros. Melee is a Nintendo VS. Game and is the second game of the Super Smash Bros. series. It is for Nintendo Gamecube and players are up to 4. If I had to explain Super Smash Bros., it is a game where you must get your opponents health gadge higher and higher, until you can knock him/her off the stage. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, there is a wide variety of characters to play with. The game really doesn’t have any plot, it is just the game with Nintendo’s all-stars fighting all in one game!

Stages. SSBM has a large amount of stages, each stage is from one of the characters games. For example, the stage “Green Greens” from Dream Land is a stage from Kirby. The thing that intrigues me about the stages is that someone from a completely different game can come to that stage and clash with whomever else is there!

 The stages are exclusively unique and very enjoyable to play, and have quite the same amount of fun. Some stages consist of zero gravity, acid, a self-tilting stage, and many more! Along with default stages, there are also hidden stages that you must attempt to unlock. That challenge is yours to achieve.

Battle. When battling in Melee, you must first choose your own character. Each character, having their own unique abilities, would be a hard choice who to pick, no? Well, on my prospective, I just pick whoever I like out of all the All-Stars. Each person who ever has played it, usually always has their own style of playing. Whether that would be grabbing your foe like crazy and ending up with the score “Butterfingers”, or has the score of “In the Frey” and fights ’til the end.
When battling in Melee, you will also need to figure out how your opponent fights and who they fight on particular stages. If you can see through their curtain, victory will be all the more easier to enjoy! As I said above, SSBM can contain up to 4 players battling at once. Provided you have 4 Nintendo Gamecube controllers, it will be nearly impossible to not be in the fight! SSBM is a very good game to play with your friends, or, your foes!

Another interesting thing about battling, is that if you look on top, you can change the mode from “Free for all” to “Team Battle”. This way, you can either be on the Green Team, and by teamed up against 3 people on the Red Team. Or, you can be on the Blue Team and have on ally, and your opponent will have one ally! Team Battle really tests your skill and companionship with the person you are fighting along-side with. Though Team Battle may not always be “friendly”, for if you go in options, you can select the “Friendly Fire”, and your teammates can hurt you as if they were your enemy!

Biggest waste of a character? If you play Classic Mode and beat it with Mario, you can unlock “Dr. Mario”.
Normally you’d be excited to unlock a new character, but really, Dr. Mario is the biggest waste of a character. All that is different about him is his clothing. And instead of shooting the Fireball attack, he shoots Megavitamins. But really, that’s all that is different about Dr. Mario, and I am personally disappointed why they added a useless character (the Mario series had plenty of characters to begin with), whereas they couldn’t include someone new to Metroid, or The Legend of Zelda. Regardless of whom they chose, it would’ve been a better decision then Dr. Mario.

Trophies. In SSBM, you can obtain Trophies to look at your own viewing pleasure. Not all Trophies are easy to obtain, in fact, some pertain to beating a certain mode on a high difficulty setting, without using a single continue! By completing special events, character modes, etc., you can collect far more then 500 Trophies! All from different Nintendo games. English, or not English.
Trophies, like other games, are the “collectable items” you can obtain. If you look at The Legend of Zelda, there is always a collectable item you can receive. Like, “Golden Skullita Spirits” from Ocarina of Time, “Mysterious Shells” from Minish Cap, or even “Golden Bugs” in Twilight Princess. So basically, Trophies fit into this category. And they are well worth it once they are obtained! Trophies also offer a summary of what the Trophy is and what the character may be.

Well thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoyed it. My next post will be next week or so.

  1. squirmyloach
    February 24, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Good article. SSBM is my favorite out of the series. I like the cast but wish Samus could have her zero suit in it. My favorite stage is The Great Temple

  2. February 24, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    If I had to pick my favorite stage, I’d probably pick Princess Peach’s Castle. Probably because it brings back fond memorys of when I played Mario64 on Nintendo 64. And I don’t know if you heard, but you can see Samus without her mask, however, you have to go to Japan and have something inserted into your memory card. Yeah, people in the U.S. are really going to pack their bags, and go to Japan! There’s no saying if these people even know how to speak Japanese! I sure don’t.

  3. linkfan
    February 25, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Despite the flaws, it’s definitely an improvement from Smash Bros. for ’64. ^^

  4. February 25, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I believe you are correct on that one. 🙂 But I still think of Super Smash Bros. to be an fun game. Just because of how fast you get knocked off the stage.

  5. Dancing Pianta
    March 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I play this game all the time 🙂 . I’m pretty good at it too. I like Corinia the best because there is plenty of room to fight. I think my best character would either be Mario or Link.

  6. March 7, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I really like Link and Young Link, Link for his sturdiness, and Young Link for his amazing flexibility.

  7. Mustachio Man
    March 9, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    i win more often with fox and kirby.

  8. squirmyloach
    March 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    my best characters are samus and link

  9. March 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Samus is a very good character. She is good with both long-ranged attacks, and up-close attacks. She doesn’t easily flinch and get knocked off the screen as often as most characters, considering she’s a female. Her best way to battle, is mid-air combat. Her forward normal attack in mid-air (Jump + –>/<– A) is very useful for consecutive hits. Though her down normal attack in mid-air (Jump +
    A) needs careful planning if it is meant to be used effectivly.

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