Super Smash Bros. Melee features 26 characters, 14 more than it's predecessor. Initially there are fifteen characters, but more can be unlocked depending on specific tasks that the players must complete. With the release of the Nintendo Gamecube in 2001, Super Smash Bros. Melee was the most awaited game ever since, and it is one of Nintendo Gamecube's highly acclaimed titles before games like The Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine, and so on.
Concept. Players can choose fourteen characters, with twelve more that can be unlocked by doing some specific tasks. There are also more stages than it's predecessor, and it will blow many gamers away with the action, the excitement, and all the fun that they can possibly have.
Design. The game's graphics have differed greatly from those of the Nintendo 64. Characters and stages would no longer be rendered in polygonal looks, but in amazing 3D effects. The only character that's a 2D rendered sprite, is Mr. Game and Watch. The graphics of the game's intro has wowed many players all over the world.
Music. The composers of the game are Hirokazu Ando, Shogo Sakai, Tadashi Ikegami, and Takuto Kitsuta. The game contains music from some of Nintendo's most successful video game titles such as: Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Fire Emblem, and so on. Some themes have been rearranged in orchestra pieces by the New Japan Philarmonic.
Characters Debut. Fire Emblem was never released in the United States until Marth and Roy debuted in the game. Since Fire Emblem was unknown in the States, the Japanese intended not to release Marth and Roy overseas, but it was too late, and it was the time for Fire Emblem to be known in the country. And so, the first Fire Emblem game was released overseas on the Gameboy Advance, in Japan, that game was the seventh title in the series released in 2002: Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. Sonic was meant to be released in the game, but then they decided not too, and he would not be seen until Brawl. Mewtwo and Pichu of the Pokemon series were playable, but they were excluded in Brawl, which was disappointing to replace Mewtwo with Lucario.
Rantings. Well, the stage that I do not like was the Brinstar Depths, because Kraid would rotate the platform and it was a nerve-wrecking game. Besides, I felt that the game was rushed in a way.
Good Aspects. The good thing is that you can play with more characters, and battle on many stages, including the ones from the original game. I had many hours of fun and excitement with my friends and family with this game. The game is amazing, and you can play it on your Wii or Gamecube.
Overall. This is one of the best titles of the Nintendo Gamecube, and it is the best in the series as I agree with many who enjoyed Melee. This game gets a 10 out of 10