Super Smash Bros. Melee is a fighting game and the second game in the Super Smash Bros. series. Players play as a mash-up of Nintendo characters and attempt to knock their opponents off the screen. It is the GameCube's highest-selling game.

Super Smash Bros. Melee is the sequel to the Nintendo 64's Super Smash Bros. It was first released in Japan on 21 November 2001. 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.

Like its predecessor, Melee is a cross over 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. Players can select from a wide variety of characters from the Nintendo universe to play as. The improvements it makes on its predecessor are many fold: double the playable characters, triple the stages, more single-player modes, many gameplay additions and refinements, a fully orchestrated soundtrack, and hundreds of collectible trophies representing Nintendo's history.

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