Super Smash Bros. Melee

crossover fighting video game developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube in 2001

Super Smash Bros. Melee, known in Japan as 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX (Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Derakkusu, lit. Great Melee Smash Brothers Deluxe) is a video game where players can choose from many people from famous Nintendo games and have them fight each other. Players can fight alone or team up with someone else against a friend. This game is a sequel to Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64. Super Smash Bros. Melee is for the Nintendo GameCube. The following game is Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii.

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Developer(s)HAL Laboratory
Director(s)Masahiro Sakurai Edit this on Wikidata
Producer(s)Shigeru Miyamoto Edit this on Wikidata
Designer(s)Masahiro Sakurai
Composer(s)Tadashi Ikegami
Takuto Kitsuta
Shogo Sakai
SeriesSuper Smash Bros.
Platform(s)Nintendo GameCube
ReleaseOriginal release:
Player's Choice:
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer



Super Smash Bros. Melee takes 26 characters from many of Nintendo's series. It includes all 12 veteran characters from Super Smash Bros. 64, and adds 14 new characters, including Princess Peach and Bowser from the Super Mario Bros. series, Princess Zelda/Sheik and Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda, and new characters like Ice Climbers from Ice Climber and Marth from Fire Emblem. Some characters seem to play more like other characters who were in the first game, like Ganondorf compared to Captain Falcon.

Sakurai planned to include more characters, including Diddy Kong, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Balloon Fighter, Urban Champion, Ayumi Tachibana, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bubbles, Excitebike, Solid Snake, and Lucas, but did not have time to fit them in. All of them except for Balloon Fighter made it into Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Default characters


Unlockable characters


Items from different games can fall from the sky, like Poké Balls from Pokémon or Mushrooms from Mario. These items can be used in different ways. For example, Poké Balls can summon Pokémon, and Mushrooms can either grow the person whom touches it, unless it is a Poison Mushroom which makes them shrink.



Super Smash Bros. Melee has many stages that players can battle on. Most of the stages are based on Nintendo series like Mario, Pokémon, and The Legend of Zelda.

Home Stages

Series Character Home Stage All-Star Home Stage
Super Mario Bros. Mario Mushroom Kingdom Rainbow Cruise
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Kongo Jungle Kongo Jungle
The Legend of Zelda Link Great Bay Great Bay
Metroid Samus Brinstar Brinstar
Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi's Story Yoshi's Story
Kirby Kirby Green Greens Green Greens
Star Fox Fox Corneria Corneria
Pokemon Pikachu Pokémon Stadium Pokémon Stadium
F-Zero Captain Falcon Mute City Mute City
Earthbound Ness Onett Onett
Super Mario Bros. Luigi Mushroom Kingdom II Mushroom Kingdom
Pokemon Jigglypuff Poke Floats Poke Floats
Super Mario Bros. Peach Princess Peach's Castle Princess Peach's Castle
Super Mario Bros. Bowser Rainbow Cruise Yoshi's Island
The Legend of Zelda Zelda/Sheik Temple Temple
Ice Climber Ice Climbers Icicle Mountain Icicle Mountain
Super Mario Bros. Dr. Mario Yoshi's Island Mushroom Kingdom II
The Legend of Zelda Ganondorf Brinstar Depths Brinstar Depths
The Legend of Zelda Young Link Jungle Japes Jungle Japes
Star Fox Falco Venom Venom
Pokemon Mewtwo Fountain of Dreams Battlefield
Pokemon Pichu Fourside Fourside
Fire Emblem Marth Battlefield Fountain of Dreams
Fire Emblem Roy Final Destination Final Destination
Game & Watch Mr. Game & Watch Flatzone Flatzone

Tournament Play


Super Smash Bros. Melee has become very popular in tournaments. These tournaments do not use items or most stages, believing that these make the game unfair. In tournaments, however, a lot of characters are not strong enough to win. Some of the best characters for tournaments are Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, and Jigglypuff.