Tribute To Melee

If there's one classic Nintendo game a lot of people are still playing on a regular basis, it's the 2001 title Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube. It took the series to new heights, thanks to its faster and frantic gameplay and featured more characters and modes than its predecessor. To this day, it's still a hit at major tournaments.

Now, to kick-off the weekly events this year in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo is paying tribute to Melee with a special tournament. It starts today and will run until 6th January, and will only include fighters, stages, and items from the GameCube release. Here's the ruleset:

Format: Smash
Rules: Time
Time Limit: 2:30
FS Meter: On
Items: Med

And here are the available fighters, items, and stages (thanks, Japanese Nintendo):

Fighters:

Peach, Bowser, Ice Climbers, Sheik, Zelda, Dr. Mario, Pichu, Falco, Marth, Young Link, Ganondorf, Mewtwo, Roy, and Mr. Game & Watch.

Items:

Smash Ball, Poké Ball, Container, Food, Maxim Tomato, Heart Container, Super Mushroom, Poison Mushroom, Super Star, Warp Star, Metal Box, Bunny Hood, Beam Sword, Star Rod, Home-Run Bat, Hammer, Lip’s Stick, Ray Gun, Fire Flower, Super Scope, Bob-omb, Motion-Sensor Bomb, Green Shell, Freezie, and Mr. Saturn.

Stages:

Battlefield, Princess Peach’s Castle, Rainbow Cruise, Kongo Falls, Jungle Japes, Great Bay, Temple, Brinstar, Yoshi’s Island (Melee), Yoshi’s Story, Fountain of Dreams, Green Greens, Corneria, Venom, Pokémon Stadium, Onett, Mushroom Kingdom II, Brinstar Depths, Big Blue, and Fourside.

Will you be participating in the first Smash Bros. tournament of 2020? Leave a comment below.

[via japanesenintendo.com]