Super Smash Brothers Melee

Basic Game Info

Like the other games in the Super Smash Brothers series, SSB:M is a fairly simple-to-learn fighting game. Each button on the controller makes the character do something different, but you don't have to type out super-complicated codes on your controller to make your character do special moves, unlike some fighting game series which will remain nameless. (*cough cough* Soul Calibur, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom...*cough cough*) A simple push of the Control Stick in a direction plus pressing a button will usually give you a result you'll like.

Because of this simplicity, more importance is placed on using the various types of terrain to your advantage. Different Stages in SSB:M have different challenges to overcome, various heights and levels to play on, etc., which makes gameplay less about "who gets their special move to go off first" and more about "who can outsmart/outmaneuver the other player."

Besides the player vs. player smashing, you can also play through a one-player story mode, unlock secret characters and past stages, and try for all sorts of achievements. Not to mention that you can set up special Versus tournaments with crazy conditions (such as playing while invisible, playing while giant, etc.)

Character List

  • Mario
  • Bowser
  • Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Pikachu
  • Link
  • Zelda/Sheik
  • Samus
  • Captain Falcon
  • Kirby
  • Fox
  • Ice Climbers
  • Donkey Kong

Secret Characters

  • Pichu
  • Mewtwo
  • Marth
  • Roy
  • Ganondorf
  • Jigglypuff
  • Dr. Mario
  • Falco
  • Young Link
  • Mr. Game and Watch

Why I Like the Game So Much

This is part of my favorite games list for several reasons:

Personal Tips and Tricks


SSB:M Walkthroughs

SSB:M Fansites/Fan Content
Super Smash Bros. Wikia