Super Smash Bros Melee Recreated as a Fan-Made Browser Game (VIDEO)

A clever and creative fan has perfectly recreated Super Smash Bros Melee to fit the constraints of a common internet browser.

Super Smash Bros Melee clone Melee Light

YouTube user “Schmoo” recently uploaded a video showing off a fan project called Melee Light, a recreation of the GameCube game Super Smash Bros Melee. The game is fully playable in 60fps inside most modern browsers (sorry Netscape Navigator users). The design of the game was meant to be as close to the original as possible, maintaining a matching menu style and character animations.

Melee Light features a versus mode and Target Test mode similar to the original game’s modes of the same name. The new project also features a “Target Builder” mode, where players can create custom target maps that can be shared with others online. The game only features three characters, Marth, Jigglypuff, and Fox, but more are expected in future updates.

Originally released on the GameCube in 2001, Super Smash Bros Melee received a strong fan response, with most praising the controls, character roster and stages. Melee’s popularity would shape the future of the franchise so much that every game in the main series is able to be played with a GameCube controller.

You can check out the game for yourself HERE.

So, what is your opinion on this fan project? Does it capture the fun atmosphere of the original game or is it just a cute novelty? Was Netscape Navigator an underrated web browser?

We await your comments in the section below and you can also check out these gaming headlines if you’re so inclined!

Eric Hall2712 Posts

Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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