Friday, February 14, 2003

Gamecube - Super Mario Bros. Melee


Super Smash Bros : Melee is another great title to own from Nintendo. Basically it is a fighter filled with trademarked characters. The game includes a nice touch with playable characters like my favorite, Zelda with others including Link, Mario, Luigi, Samus, Browser, Ice Chambers, Shriek and over 20 others. This game is a great 2D Fighter to own. Everything fits into place. Rumors on the development time is that Hudson started development as soon as the fight title on N64 was in order. And I can gladly say that the sequel is better. Melee includes with SSB1 didn't. Detailed backgrounds, CD quality music, a lot of items to smack your opponent with. Its all in this game. Its not the best game but I does reach the Top 5 in the field of this years fighting titles.


The graphics are nice. Many people where glazing at the perfection Nintendo had with Zelda and Mario. Zelda is minimal jigged lines on her character. Some nice texture work on her dress and every thing make the game a fun experience. Stages in the game are good, but not something that you be amazed about. The game runs at a solid 30 frames per second with all effects on.


The basic maneuvering in this game doesn't interfere with anything. Opposites are sometimes difficult to take down mostly because they use every trick in the book against you. SSBM isn't button mashing. You can easily figure out the movies because Hudson didn't clutter this games with extra attacks. For an example if you press A + B + L trigger you get this attack. SSMB is mainly won by using the best item that falls. Watch out for the sledge-hammer, its a killer ! The game is even more fun when having company.


SSMB is a very good title to own, but it isn't a must buy title to own. Since now-a-days it's really hard to say what is an exceptional game out of over 500 titles in stores really is anymore. I'm sure this one is in the Top Ten percent of all console fighting games today.

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