Super Smash Bros Melee

by Nintendo

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Product ID: 252016

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  • Number of Players: Offline: 1-4 Players
  • Number of Players: Simultaneous: 2-4 Players
  • More characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine.
  • Normally, Nintendo contract players such as Mario, Pikachu, Link, Donkey Kong, Bowser, and Kirby are generally happy
    and well-mannered, but in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the pleasantries get thrown out and the gloves (except for Mario's)
    come off. This update of the N64 favorite features these and other video game icons in furious, yet utterly absurd
    fisticuffs that usually make for a smashing good time. Just make sure you have at least one human opponent to pound

    Starting off with 14 characters (an additional 11 are waiting to be unlocked), the game has a pretty standard
    premise--let Nintendo's stars beat on each other until the timer runs out. However, a lot of emphasis is put on
    knocking opponents off ledges while avoiding the same fate. In typical Nintendo manner, there are quite a few
    power-ups to assist you in the melee. The actual combat isn't as intricate as in other fighting games; however, the
    ultra-cartoony layout of the many, many arenas sometimes adds a strategic element not usually found in similar titles.

    Super Smash Bros. Melee's strength lays in the mayhem created in four-player fights. The camera does an excellent job
    of positioning itself so all combatants are constantly visible. Also, Melee sports some of the best visuals seen in a
    Nintendo product. All the characters are highly detailed, and the movements of each are smoothly infused with
    personality. Donkey Kong lumbers and Princess Peach fights with grace.

    As the multiplayer mode is the key reason for this game's existence, the single-player mode is decidedly weak. The
    game features an adventure mode that plays somewhat like an old-school, side-scrolling Mario game. Sadly, despite its
    good looks, its gameplay is rather uninspired. This game is clearly at its best when there are two or more players
    with controllers in their hands. --Mark Brooks


    * Fantastic graphics and sound keep the action upbeat
    * Many new characters and other goodies to unlock

    Cons: * Single-player experience is comparatively weak
    * Too cute for a few folks
    * Adventure mode is boring


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