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Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)

Dai-Rantô Smash Brothers Deluxe (original title)
As the game continues, we meet characters and new bosses to defeat.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Harrington ...
Announcer / Master Hand / Crazy Hand (voice)
Charles Martinet ...
Mario / Luigi / Dr. Mario (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
Link (voice)
Kazumi Totaka ...
Yoshi (voice)
Shinobu Satouchi ...
Fox McCloud (voice)
Makiko Ômoto ...
Kirby / Ness (voice)
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Pikachu / Tosakinto (voice)
Mika Kanai ...
Jigglypuff / Purin / Chikorita / Maril (voice)
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Jigglypuff / Goldeen / Chansey (voice)
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Princess Peach (voice)
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Captain Falcon (voice) (as Ryo Harikawa)
Jun Mizusawa ...
Zelda / Sheik (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
Marth (voice)
Sanae Kobayashi ...
Popo / Nana (voice)
Jun Fukuyama ...
Roy (voice)
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As the game continues, we meet characters and new bosses to defeat.

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Trivia

The following secret characters are found in the game: Luigi, Purin (Jigglypuff in U.S. version), Pichu, Roy, Marth, Young Link, Ganondorf, Mr. Game & Watch, and Mewtwo. Purin, Pichu, and Mewtwo are from Pokemon; Roy and Marth are from Fire Emblem; Young Link and Ganondorf (original form of the villain Ganon) are from the Zelda series; Luigi is from the Mario series; and Mr. Game and Watch, who is not based on a video game character, but is based on several characters from Nintendo's early "Game & Watch" (handheld games that also acts as clocks) games. See more »

Goofs

The trophies claim Meta Knight from the Kirby series made his first appearance in Kirby Super Star, when he actually debuted in Kirby's Adventure. See more »

Quotes

Peppy Hare: Falco! Don't let them get you!
Slippy Toad: This has gotten interesting! I'm on the edge of my seat!
Fox McCloud: Calm down! This is where the real battle begins!
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Crazy Credits

The music played over the end credits corresponds to the character you have beaten the game with, usually the theme of their home stage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 1 (2013) See more »

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Venom
(Star Fox 64 Main Theme)
From Star Fox 64 (1997)
Written by Koji Kondo
Arranged by Tadashi Ikegami
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The best fighting game... EVER!
25 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Mario and the gang have returned for another bout. Only this time, they have new moves, items, places to battle... and of course, several new Nintendo stars to battle with.

The characters have never looked better. There's a lot of nice texture work here--you can see even very minor details like the stitching on Mario's overalls or the scales on Bowser's skin. The game constantly runs at 60 FPS, or frames per second (really, really smoothly), and load time is anywhere from one-and-a-half seconds to almost none at all.

Thankfully, Nintendo has not decided to edit the sound effects for the English version, unlike what they did for the first title. (Grr...) The music is very nicely done. Most of the tunes are orchestrated, and they even included the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64!

Controls are also very similar to the first game. Players jump with the Y Button, use regular attacks with the A button, use special attacks with the B button, shield with the L or R buttons, and grab other players with the awkwardly placed Z Button. I recommend practicing to get the hang of it all.

The arenas are a lot more unique this time around, too. For instance, in the F-Zero Mute City stage, the arena constantly moves, and you can even get hit by the F-Zero cars zooming by. (This has to be seen to be believed.) Or in the Pokémon Stadium level, the landscape changes at random. All of the stages have little obstacles and traps like these.

The game is LOADED with all sorts of modes, even in single-player. Adventure mode, for instance, takes you through all sorts of cool stages based on Nintendo games. Players have several battle options, and players can also fight in tournaments with up to 64 players.

What about secrets? Well, I won't disclose much, but there are many characters to be unlocked, like Pichu, Ganondorf, and Prince Marth (from the Japanese RPG Fire Emblem). The only one I would change is Jigglypuff, who doesn't do much of anything. You can even earn many new arenas.

With all these options, modes, and secrets, this game is sure to keep players busy for a long, long time.

My score: 10 out of 10


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