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Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)

Dai-Rantô Smash Brothers Deluxe (original title)
A fast-paced, highly competitive and technical game of realtime chess and hype using various Nintendo characters, with simple controls yet deep mechanics, made this the best fighting game in the series.

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 Sanae Kobayashi ... Popo / Nana (voice)
Jun Fukuyama ... Roy (voice)
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A fast-paced, highly competitive and technical game of realtime chess and hype using various Nintendo characters, with simple controls yet deep mechanics, made this the best fighting game in the series.

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Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

3 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Smash Bros. Melee See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HAL Laboratory,Nintendo See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Yuji Naka said that Sonic the Hedgehog was originally set to appear in this game but couldn't be added in time. Sonic did make it into the followup game Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu (2008). See more »

Goofs

Ness refers to his magic attacks as "PK" attacks. This is supposed to be "PSI." (The Earthbound games use the term PSI to refer to magic, though an early beta version of the game used PK, and this is probably what caused the error.) See more »

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Pikachu: Pikachu!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

A scene of Blood Falcon's (Captain Falcon's "evil twin") back was removed from the North American release, because the back of his jacket had the word "hell" on it. See more »

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Soundtracks

Yoshi's Island
From Super Mario World (1990)
Written by Koji Kondo
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My god, this has to be the best game I have ever seen!!
12 November 2003 | by TheFairyArtisanSee all my reviews

All I can say is that SSB Melee is the best game I have ever played in my life. There are new characters, stages, and much stuff to do, like the Multi Man Melee. The characters in the game include Roy from Fire Emblem, Falco from Star Fox, Ice Climbers, Bowser, and many new ones. Get this game. You will have a great time! =) Rating: 20 out of 10. P.S.: Falco kicks ass in the game!! ^__^


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