Super Smash Bros Mod Brings Out Our Love For Melee
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has proven to be a fighting game with real staying power, just like its predecessors. However, even with all of the new and promised upcoming DLC fighters, some games in the Smash Bros. series are so much more fondly remembered than others, they still are used in competitions and college dorm rooms to this day.
Perhaps no series entry is as infamous in this regard as Super Smash Bros. Melee, which is often considered as having the best and most robust combat system in the entire franchise. While plenty still enjoy new games like Ultimate, purists continue to strive for that perfection found in Melee. Such is the case for one fan who has made a Super Smash Bros. mod that makes Ultimate perform closer to Melee on the GameCube.
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— KMV | NyxTheShield (@NyxTheShield) January 11, 2019
The modder has released glimpses of their new Super Smash Bros. mod on their official Twitter account. The clips show fighters on a map players will remember as originating first in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube. While somewhat subtle, a closer inspection of the clips will make one notice that the fighters in the video move somewhat faster than they normally do in Ultimate on Switch.
In one particular clip, we see one fighter execute the masterful wavedashing technique only included in Melee, which is rather popular and often used by pro gamers to move swiftly throughout a stage.
— KMV | NyxTheShield (@NyxTheShield) January 13, 2019
These aspects unique to Melee have been gradually removed since the GameCube era, largely due to the graphical advancements and additional gameplay features that make it more difficult to properly allow for these movement styles, at least per Nintendo’s standards. While Nintendo might not ever add these Melee-style features to Ultimate or future Smash Bros games, we do have mods like this and the original form of melee to satiate these tastes. If only there could be mods to make your friends have No Johns while playing.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.