Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Beware of The Space-Chickens garnered over $300,000, which isn't bad for the swinging 60's. Whilst we'd love to make a sequel we've found more earning potential in the adult entertainment industry. That's right - with careful scene selection and clever editing we can fulfil all of our childish desires. Do you hear us Peter Molyneux? Release The Porn Movies!
Excerpt: I'd like to start off by saying that this is not a true fighting game. Yes, you do fight, and yes, the person who has the most KO's or is the last one standing is the winner, but this game both lacks and has more than the average fighting game(but I'll get in to all that later). Because of this, some may find this game to be an acquired taste.
Pros: Excellent Gameplay, All your favorite Nintendo characters (except for those damn "Pokemon."), Excellent multiplayer game.
Excerpt: Mario and his friends are back, along with several new faces in this smashing sequel for GCN. This game packs the punch of terrific multi-player action from the original, but comes back with dazzling graphics that are hard to beat.
Pros: The multi-player mode is better than any other game I know of.
Cons: It takes eleven memory blocks from your memory card to save, and snapshots take up about ten blocks each.
Summary: While Nintendo systems have never been known as
bastions of the fighting game, a few standout titles have emerged. One of these
has been the Super Smash Bros. series. It’s not the deepest or most
complicated fighter ever made, but the ability to play as classic Nintendo
characters has been a key to its appeal. As one of the most anticipated GameCube
launch titles, Super Smash Bros.
Summary: The imaginative world of Nintendo is brought to life by the staggering processing power of Nintendo GameCube in Super Smash Bros. Melee - the most furious, frenzied, frantic fighter of all-time. Choose from 14 of your all-time favorite Nintendo characters and fight using signature moves and weapons. Battle in arenas pulled right from the lush worlds of the Nintendo universe. The most addictive multiplayer game on the N64 is making the leap to the next-generation.
Pros: Incredible Lasting
Appeal; Sharp Visuals; Many Fantastic Modes of Play; Beautifully
Orchestrated Music; Hundreds of Game Options; Great Multiplayer
Excerpt: A free for all brawl featuring Nintendo's most beloved mascots. First you must be familiar with the concept of Super Smash Bros. It's like taking your favorite toys as a kid and pretending to have them fight each other. (IE: Michaelangelo the TMNT vs. a GI Joe) You pretend they have moves they can perform using their accessories. They can also use basic hand and foot attacks. Now translate this to Nintendo.
Excerpt: I find myself agreeing with Caleb's review in almost every way except the final score. Now, I'm no Nintendo fanboy (while I still think the Super Nintendo is arguably the greatest console of all-time, I never owned a Nintendo 64), but even I was impressed with Super Smash Bros. Melee . Like Caleb, Im not a huge fan of fighting games.
Excerpt: Nintendo incites a "teddy bear" complex for me. I started playing video games with the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Fifteen years later my matured taste in games led me to buy a Playstation 2. However, I keep coming back to Nintendo. I have an attachment to it, much like people are attached to their old teddy bears. The teddy bear is commonly associated with youth.
Excerpt: Super Smash Brothers Melee was practically a launch game for the Nintendo Gamecube. It is quite easily the best game on the system up to that point (only Super Monkey Ball puts up anything close to a challenge), and is quite possibly still the best game on the system. It certainly is in my book, as it has received more play time from me than any other game on the system, and, in honesty, is the sole reason I bought a Gamecube in the first place.