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is the second installment in the Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. series released in 2001/2002 for the Nintendo GameCube. It has no actual characters playable, but features some Animal Crossing trophies.
Mario is overall average, including strength and speed; he is one of the most balanced characters, and is a standard for the tutorial video.
Up Super Jump Punch
Down Mario Tornado
Link is a slow character, but as the wielder of the Master Sword, his melee attacks have considerable range, which often compensates for his lack of speed.
Standard Silver Arrow Shot
Up Spin Attack
Kirby is back as a light-weight fighter. He has retained his copy-cat style, and his multiple jumping keeps him floating away from danger.
Up Final Cutter
Pikachu is a lightweight character, with powerful moves. He is an agile character with heavy dependency on electrical attacks.
Standard Thunder Shock
Side Skull Bash
Up Quick Attack
Fox is quite fast, and his attacks are strong. He can use his Blaster to do damage to enemies without making them flinch.
Side Fox Illusion
Up Fire Fox
Like Link, Samus has a slow pace and a heavy center of gravity along with powerful attacks. Her attacks can be punches or ranged attacks with her arm cannon.
Standard Charge Shot
Side Homing Missile
Up Screw Attack
Light-weight yet slow, Zelda uses magical attacks that are hard to control, but do much damage when used successfully.
Standard Nayru's Love
Side Din's Fire
Up Farore's Wind
After Zelda uses Transform, she turns into her alter-ego, Sheik. Sheik specializes in swift movement, and powerful attacks when compared with her counterpart.
Standard Needle Storm
Bowser is the heaviest character. He is also slow; this is probably due to his immense attack strength and big size.
Standard Fire Breath
Side Koopa Klaw
Up Whirling Fortress
Down Bowser Bomb
Much like Bowser, Donkey Kong is heavy and strong. His attacks may be slow, but what they lack in speed, they make up for in sheer power.
Standard Giant Punch
Up Spinning Kong
Down Hand Slap
Yoshi is a power based character with strong smash attacks, and a decently heavy weight. He has the unique ability to put his fighters in an egg.
Standard Egg Lay
Side Egg Roll
Up Egg Throw
Down Yoshi Bomb
Princess Peach makes her first appearance in a Super Smash Bros. game. She has excellent aerial techniques, and great at recovery and defense but is a very light character.
Side Peach Bomber
The Ice Climbers Popo and Nana make their Smash Bros. debut in Melee. The player controls either Nana or Popo, while a CPU controls the other. Killing Popo will kill the player, but killing Nana will leave Popo with weakened attacked.
Standard Ice Shot
Side Squall Hammer
Captain Falcon returns as a very fast player in Melee. Using speedy combo attacks, and good escape tactics, Captain Falcon proves as a tricky player to fight.
Standard Falcon Punch
Side Raptor Boost
Up Falcon Dive
Down Falcon Kick
Ness uses ranged attacks and is fairly fast while in combat. His psychic powers from his first game, Earthbound, are carried on into Melee, as he can use a wide variety of psychic moves for his smash attacks.
Standard PK Flash
Side PK Fire
Up PK Thunder
Down PSI Magnet
Dr. Mario is nearly the exact same fighter as Mario. Their smash attacks vary, but their fighting style is the same. He is slightly stronger than Mario, in terms of attack.
Side Super Sheet
Up Super Jump Punch
Down Dr. Tornado
Falco makes his debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He is a very fast character with very strong projectiles. Expert Falco users are very hard to fight.
Side Shadow Dash
Up Falco Phantasm
Ganondorf, the Dark Lord of Hyrule, makes his debut. He is almost exactly like Captain Falcon, except that he is much slower. To make up for this, he is also much stronger.
Standard Warlock Punch
Side Gerudo Dragon
Up Dark Dive
Down Wizard's Foot
Jigglypuff, the Balloon Pokemon, is usually called by many Kirby Players "A weaker version of Kirby." However, with a tough rest move that instantly KO almost all the time, 6 jumps and a stalling move, Jigglypuff overall is one the best characters in the game.
Luigi is Mario's brother. Even though he may look taller, he is still younger than Mario. With amazing moves different from Mario, Luigi is a great character.
Side Green Missile
Up Super/Fire Jump Punch
Down Luigi Cyclone
Marth is a character from the Fire Emblem series. His blade is strongest at the tip. His Counter is a great move overall, and one the best characters in the game.
Standard Shield Breaker
Side Dancing Blade
Up Dolphin Slash
Mewtwo is a Physic type Pokemon. Its attacks like Confusion and Disable are useful to stop opponents from attacking, with the addition of a floaty double jump.
Standard Shadow Ball
Mr. Game and Watch
Mr. Game & Watch is the final character to be unlocked. His side special can instantly KO opponents if the number is a 9. Oil Panic can catch projectiles and release them as a gigantic oil spill!
Down Oil Panic
Pichu is the pre-evolved form of Pikachu. It still has the same attacks as Pikachu, but most of them give Pichu recoil damage. The best Pichu players often attempt to do combos.
Standard Thunder Jolt
Side Skull Bash
Roy is a clone of Marth, but he is still placed in the tier than Marth. Even though his moves maybe different and more powerful, Roy still has a big disadvantage.
Standard Flare Blade
Side Double-Edge Dance
Young Link is a younger and more powerful version of Link. One of his advantages is his Fire Bow.
Standard Fire Bow
Up Spin Attack
Mr. Resetti, Tom Nook, and Totakeke are featured as trophies in this game.
First Game / Move
This guy's the friendly neighborhood shopkeeper who kindly helps the player set up their first house. He has a nose for business, and his customer service is second to none. During the course of the game, his store starts as a corner shop, expands to become a convenience store, and finally becomes a thriving supermarket.
A wandering musician whose daily life is a bit of a mystery. He plays in front of the train station every Saturday night starting at 8.00 p.m. He has a large repertoire and plays both old and new hits from all over the world. His music is so ingrained in the villagers that it's impossible to imagine them living without it.
Prepare to receive a really long talking-to if you reset this game: the next time you play, Mr. Resetti will be waiting to deliver his best scolding. No matter what your intentions are, pressing the RESET Button will bring you face-to-face with this fervent character. Sometimes the only way to shut him up is to apologize.