Sunday, May 16, 2010
Top 50 Games - 33. Super Smash Bros. Melee
There are many franchises represented on this list that I would not call myself a 'fan' of. Super Smash Bros. is one of those. To be honest, I find the fanboys that get all worked up over these games to be pretty amusing, if not lol-worthy. But just because I'm a smug high-nosed asshole doesn't mean that I can't have a blast beating up three of my friends as the Ice Climbers. Super Smash Bros. Melee is the essential entry in the series and a testament to simple multiplayer fun. It's my favorite fighting game for three reasons. One: the character roster consists of nearly every notable Nintendo character (and a few nearly forgotten ones). These characters are much more enjoyable to play as than the goofy-looking brawlers of other fighting games. Two: it's made for 4-player free-for-alls, which are obviously better than 2-player matches. Three: you don't need to know shit to play. Just bash the A and B buttons and jump a lot with the analog stick. This aspect is paramount; I don't want to study complex combos, movement speeds, and enemy behaviors to take part in the game's battles. I just want to boot the Gamecube up, select Samus and the Hylian Temple map, and start whacking my buddies with a hammer. In other words, I want to have fun while playing a multiplayer game. That's what Super Smash Bros. Melee is for.