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Super Smash Bros. Melee is the sequel to the N64's Super Smash Bros. Like its predecessor, Melee is a fighting game where the goal is to knock the opponent off the screen by inflicting damage, instead of attacking the opponent until their health depletes. The improvements it makes are manyfold: double the playable characters, triple the stages, more single-player modes, many gameplay additions and refinements, a fully orchestrated soundtrack, and hundreds of collectable trophies representing Nintendo's history. As a near-launch title for the GameCube, it is the system's biggest seller, and continued to be marketed as such for the console's entire lifespan.

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