Favorites from the Nintendo family are lining up for a chance to win
it all in Super Smash Bros.® Melee for NINTENDO GAMECUBE™, unveiled
this year at E3. As one of the kick-off titles exclusively for NINTENDO
GAMECUBE, Super Smash Bros. Melee throws players into an ultimate melee
against multiple lethal enemies in which they can experience a heightened
level of multi-player action intensity.
Super Smash Bros. Melee improves on the original N64 multi-player game
with all-time favorite Nintendo characters – Mario, Donkey Kong, Link,
Kirby, Yoshi and more – pulled from a number of hit Nintendo games.
Some of the characters haven't been seen since certain NES games, such
as the cult figure Ice Climber. However, these classic characters have
been revamped with amazing detail to create vivid battle scenes with
blows and throws never seen before.
"This game is a great way to bring our unique proprietary characters
together to create a huge smash hit," says Peter Main, executive vice
president, sales and marketing, Nintendo of America Inc. "We combined
more than a dozen lush backgrounds from the most popular Nintendo games
and enhanced them with state-of-the-art graphics and special features
to create a frantic, frenzied romp that will leave players wanting more."
Due to the enhanced capabilities of the NINTENDO GAMECUBE, players
can select characters based on their signature moves and weapons to
battle opponents for triumph and trophies. They can choose to battle
against friends, or opt for the all-new side scrolling one-player mode.
Throughout the game, opponents practice moves in a training mode that
judges fighting ability and specific attack skills, and then enter a
new tournament mode that can handle up to 64 entrants battling at the
same time. With nearly 30 new offensive and defensive items to use in
battle and the ability to find and unlock secret hidden modes and new
characters, competitors will have plenty of choices in their grueling
match play. Players earn points through battles and can collect many
figures of favorite past and present Nintendo characters to become the
Super Smash Bros. Melee will be available in November 2001.