Super Smash Bros. Melee
Game info
System: GameCube
Genre: Fighting
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4 simultaneous
Save: Memory Card; 11 blocks
Super Smash Bros. Melee screen shot
Release info
[USA] Super Smash Bros. Melee
Date: 12/3/2001 ESRB: T Catalog #: DOL-GALE-USA  
[Japan] 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX
(Dairantō Smash Brothers DX)
Date: 11/21/2001 Catalog #: DOL-GALJ-JPN  
[Europe] Super Smash Bros. Melee
Date: 5/24/2002 ELSPA: 11+ Catalog #: DOL-GALP-EUR  
[Australia] Super Smash Bros. Melee
Date: ACB: G8+  

me·lee, also mê·lée, /'mA-"lA, mA-'/, noun, circa 1648: a confused struggle; especially : a hand-to-hand fight among several people.

-- Merriam-Webster

Your favorite Nintendo characters are back, and ready to brawl all over again on the Nintendo GameCube! This highly-anticipated sequel to Super Smash Bros. is nothing short of spectacular. Originally planned to launch on November 18, 2001 with the GameCube, Super Smash Bros. Melee's release was pushed back to December 3, 2001.

Mario-related characters

Bowser, DK, Dr. Mario (unlockable), Luigi (unlockable), Mario, Peach, and Yoshi.
Mario-related characters

Mario-related items

Barrel Cannon, Bob-omb, Fire Flower, Freezie, Green Shell, Hammer, Metal Box, Poison Mushroom, Red Shell, Starman, and Super Mushroom.

Mario-related stages

Princess Peach's Castle, Kongo Jungle, Yoshi's Story, Rainbow Cruise, Jungle Japes, Yoshi's Island, Mushroom Kingdom, Mushroom Kingdom II, Yoshi's Island (past stage), and Kongo Jungle (past stage).
Mario-related stages

Mario-related trophies

Super Smash Bros. Melee includes a trophy collecting side quest. There are 290 trophies in all (in the English version), and 70 of them come from the Mario or Donkey Kong series. Be sure to check the tips page if you're having trouble finding some of these trophies.

Baby Bowser
Baby Mario
Barrel Cannon
Bowser [SMASH]
Bowser [SMASH]
Bullet Bill / Banzai Bill
Dixie Kong
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong [SMASH]
Donkey Kong [SMASH]
Donkey Kong Junior
Dr. Mario
Dr. Mario [SMASH]
Dr. Mario [SMASH]
Eggplant Man
Fire Flower
Giga Bowser
Green Shell
King K. Rool
Klap Trap
Koopa Clown Car
Koopa Paratroopa
Koopa Troopa
Luigi [SMASH]
Luigi [SMASH]
Mario [SMASH]
Mario [SMASH]
Metal Box
Metal Mario
Pak E. Derm
Paper Mario
Peach [SMASH]
Peach [SMASH]
Poison Mushroom
Princess Peach's Castle
Raccoon Mario
Racing Kart
Raphael Raven
Red Shell
Shy Guys
Super Mushroom
Vacuum Luigi
Yoshi [SMASH]
Yoshi [SMASH]
Mario & Yoshi*

*The "Mario & Yoshi" trophy currently can only be unlocked with Action Replay codes. Nintendo only released this trophy (and a Samus Unmasked trophy) at a Toys 'R' Us event in Japan.

Trophy errors and technicalities

(Note that some may have been fixed in later versions of SSBM.)

Daisy's third eye
Eye in the back of her head While viewing the Daisy trophy, some clever camera changes will get you "between" Daisy's hair and the back of her head, revealing another eye behind her right ear! Finding it can be a bit tricky on your own; the following directions will get you a good view of the eye using the least amount of motions.

  1. Move the C-Stick left or right to rotate the trophy so that you're looking at the back of it.
  2. Hold the Y button to zoom in as close as you can.
  3. Using Down on the Directional Pad, move the camera up until you see the bottom of Daisy's crown.
  4. From there, moving the C-Stick down will let you see through the hair, revealing the eye.

From that position, you can move the C-Stick around to get different angles of the eye. Since the third eye was removed in later versions of SSBM, it was definitely unintentional.

Daisy trophy
The description incorrectly claims she appeared in Mario Golf. Her Japanese trophy text correctly says "Mario Open Golf," which was released in America as NES Open Tournament Golf, and shows Daisy with Luigi on the title screen.

Birdo trophy
The description claims Birdo has been "missing from the Nintendo scene for some time" despite the fact that she has appeared in four games since SMB2, including Mario Tennis (2000).

Bullet Bill trophy
His Japanese trophy name is "Magnum Killer," which is really a Banzai Bill (Bullet Bill is just "Killer" in Japan). In later versions of SSBM, the Bullet Bill trophy was renamed Banzai Bill, but it incorrectly lists the game as Super Mario Bros. instead of Super Mario World.

Coin trophy
The description claims that it is unclear as to whether or not Coins are the official currency of The Mushroom Kingdom, even though they were clearly used as currency in both Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario.

Poison Mushroom trophy
Their debut game is incorrectly identified as being Super Mario All-Stars, when they actually first appeared in the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2. The "Lost Levels" game in Super Mario All-Stars was the first release of Japan's SMB2 in the USA.

Some other items of debate include the lack of any references to Doki Doki Panic, and the usual conflicting messages over Donkey Kong's origins.

More info Media
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Did you know...?
  • Since the conception of the ESRB rating system in 1994, Super Smash Bros. Melee is the first game containing Mario to be rated T (for "Teen").
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