Computer Gets Extra Lives After Death
If you have a computer player on your team (so that means atleast 1 human and atleast 1 computer) then when the computer player losses all of the lives, press start on any controller in a slot. Then take out any controller and stick it in the slot of where the computer player is and press start on that controller. Switch the controller back and press start. Viola the computer person "stole" one of your teammates lives or one of your lives. It goes by whoever has the highest amount of lives gets a life taken away.
Contributed By: Lamb011.
Daisy's third eye
If you go zoom into the back of the head of the Daisy trophy, you will notice that she has the third eye on the back of her head. This only exists in the Japanese and early North American releases.
Contributed By: hinn888.
Game and Watch Kamikaze glitch
In a multiplayer game that features both Ness and Game & Watch, there is a glitch that turns Game & Watch into an unhittable projectile.
To begin, have Game & Watch use the Bucket to absorb three full-powered PK Flash attacks from Ness. After three attacks, the Bucket will be full. From there, have Game & Watch unload the Bucket onto a shielded Ness. Ness's shield will break, and Game & Watch will fly away from the impact at blinding speed.
Not only is it a glitch for Game & Watch to fly away from the impact in the first place, but he turns into a projectile that deals instant death to any other character he touches; furthermore, Game & Watch travels so fast that it's nearly impossible for an opponent to react to the glitch if they don't know that it's coming in advance.
Get KO's/Vs matches quickly and easily
To get lots of KO's and VS matches under your belt in a shorter amount of time, play a ''1 Stock Survival Test'' against the CPU. Make sure that you are player one (you can use any character) and Ness is in the 2nd slot. Set his CPU level to 9. Select ''Jungle Japes'' as your battlefield. When the fight begins, dont move. Ness will go up, over, and right into the river everytime. This is handy for quickly unlocking some of the secret characters and stages.
Contributed By: Skervy Pyrit.
Infinite Scope Gun Ammo
You need to shoot 15 single shots. Then shoot 2 fully charged shots. Charge the third one, but make sure someone hits you before you release the shot. Test it out. Works anywhere.
Contributed By: Wowowee4laugh.
Link's Super Jump Glitch
This glitch allows Link to go abnormally high into the air. To begin, it is best to start near a ledge of some sort. Face away from the ledge and throw the Boomerang away from it and upwards, then jump and Hookshot the wall below the ledge (with respect to where you jumped from). When the Boomerang comes back to Link, he'll be launched really high into the air. Doing any action while Link flies will negate his momentum, so take note of that.
Peach Turnip Glitch
If two Peaches throw the exact same type of Turnip at each other at the exact same time, the turnips will hit each other, go straight up in the air, the hit each other and go straight up in the air again. This will continue until both Turnips fly off the top of the screen.
Play as Master Hand
First, you will need 2 controllers, and one of them must be plugged as Player 3.
Go to Melee mode. Pick a character for the 1st player, but don't pick any for the one playing as player 3. Move one of the cursor/hands at the "BACK" arrow, top right of the screen.
With the second cursor (I used Player 3 here) click the name selection and highlight NAME ENTRY. This is the tricky part. You have to press A Simultaneously on both controllers. if it works, you'll be sent to stage selection. Pick any stage. Player 3 will be Master Hand.
It is recommended that you use Final Destination, because Master Hand will not adapt to the other landscapes. Also, Master Hand cannot die if you do not play in Stamina mode, and the game will glitch out if Master Hand is declared the victor.
Master Hand's moves are done in a different way than any other characters. Instead of the analog, you must use the control pad for directions. (any combination of A,B,L,R,Z + pad direction works.)
Contributed By: TheRobofish.
Alternate Character Unlocks
To unlock characters a different way, you must must play a certain number of Vs. matches.
Unlockable How to Unlock Dr. Mario 100 vs. matches Falco 300 vs. matches Ganondorf 600 vs. matches Jigglypuff 50 vs. matches Luigi 800 vs. matches Marth 400 vs. matches Mewtwo 700 vs. matches Mr. Game & Watch 1,000 vs. matches Pichu 200 vs. matches Roy 900 vs. matches Young Link 500 vs. matches
Contributed By: Hubbin.
Follow the given methods.
Unlockable How to Unlock Character Unlock: Dr. Mario To unlock Dr. Mario, you must complete 1-P Classic Mode using Mario at any difficulty/stock and without continuing. Character Unlock: Falco To unlock Falco, you must complete the 100-Man Melee mode. Defeat Falco after you complete that, and you can play as him. Character Unlock: Ganondorf To unlock the evil Ganondorf, complete Event 29. You will then be challenged by Ganondorf; defeat him and you can play as him from then on. Character Unlock: Jigglypuff To unlock Jigglypuff, simply complete the game in 1-P Mode at any difficulty/stock (Adventure or Classic). Character Unlock: Luigi To unlock Luigi, in Adventure Mode, complete the stage with a 2 in the seconds meter (03:12:43 for example). You'll then view a scene where Luigi comes and kicks Mario away so he can fight you with Peach. Defeat them both, finish the game. Defeat luigi Character Unlock: Marth To unlock Marth from the Fire Emblem series, play Classic mode with all 14 regular characters (not ones you've unlocked). Marth will then challenge you; beat him to gain him as a selectable character. Character Unlock: Marth - method 2 Alternatively, you can simply use every character as a human player in VS. Mode, and get a challenge from Marth that way. Character Unlock: Mewtwo To unlock Mewtwo, play in VS. Mode for either 20 hours (Combined VS. Play Time total), or play 700 matches in that mode. After either requirement is met, Mewtwo will challenge you; beat him. Character Unlock: Mr. Game & Watch To unlock Mr. Game & Watch, you must complete both Classic or Adventure 1-P mode or the Target Test with ALL characters at any difficulty/stock, regular and hidden (that includes Mewtwo). After you do that, you'll be challenged; win this battle. Character Unlock: Pichu To unlock Pichu, complete Event 37 (Legendary Pokémon). Pichu will challenge you; win and you'll be able to play as Pichu! Character Unlock: Roy To unlock Roy, also from the Fire Emblem series, complete Classic Mode using Marth at any difficulty/stock. Roy will challenge you; defeat him and you can play as him. Character Unlock: Young Link To unlock Young Link, complete Classic mode with 10 different characters at any difficulty/stock. You'll then be challenged by Young Link; defeat him.
Fight big Kirby
In adventure mode, if you beat the Kirby team in less than half a minute, you will fight a bigger, fatter version of Kirby.
Contributed By: gold21.
Some trophies are hidden and can't be won through the Lottery/Snag Trophy mini-game/etc. Here is the complete list of trophies and how to get them:
Unlockable How to Unlock Battlefield (Clear All-Star) Bunny Hood (Perform 125+ combos with all characters combined in Training) Caped Mario & Yoshi Trophy Nintendo Event Captain Olimar (Load SSBM with a Pikmin save on your memory card) Celebi (See Celebi in your Poké Ball) Character Trophies (You get three trophies per playable character; one for completing each 1-P Regular Match mode (Classic, Adventure, All-Star)) Crazy Hand (Complete Adventure on Hard or higher without continuing) Diskun (Get every end-of-level bonus and penalty) Donkey Kong Junior (Complete Classic with all 25 characters) Entei (Complete Event 26) F-Zero Racers (Complete Adventure mode with all 25 characters) Falcon Flyer (Play 150 VS matches) Female Wire Frame (Get 100+ KOs in Endless Melee) Fighting Wire Frames (Complete 15-Minute Melee) Final Destination (Complete Event 51) Food (Play 1,000 VS matches) Game & Watch (Complete Event 45) Gamecube, Waluigi, Koopa clown kart, and raccoon Mario collect over 250 trophies and then get them in the Lottery Giga Bowser (Defeat Giga Bowser in Adventure Mode without continuing) Goomba (Complete Event 14) Heart Container (Play 100 VS matches) Helmet-less Samus Trophy Nintendo Event Kirby Hat 4 (Play 100 Coin Battle matches) Kirby Hat 5 (Unlock all 11 secret characters) Kraid (Play 50 VS matches) Landmaster Tank (All characters' KOs total more than 1000) Lip's Stick (Perform a 20+ combo in Training) Lon Lon Milk (Combined clear time in Target Test is less than 26 minutes) Mach Rider (Complete Classic in less than 5 minutes) Majora's Mask (Complete Event 47) Male Wire Frame (Complete 100-Man Melee within 240 seconds) Marin (Unlock the Sound Test) Master Hand (Complete Classic on Hard or higher without continuing) Maxim Tomato (Play 10 VS matches) Meowth (Complete All-Star with all 25 characters) Metal Box (Perform a 10+ combo in Training) Mew (Complete All-Star on Hard or higher) Motion-Sensor Bomb (Complete Event 3) Mr. Resetti (KO more than 5 opponents in Cruel Melee) Mute City (Total distance walked by characters is over 10,000 meters) Paper Mario (Set a record of 1,476 ft (450 meters) in Home-Run Contest) Sandbag (Set a record of over 984 ft (300 meters) in Home-Run Contest) Sheriff (Combined Target Test time less than 750 seconds) Smash Coins (Play 100 Coin Battle matches) Sudowoodo (Play 200 VS matches) Target (Clear Target Test with all 25 characters) Tom Nook (Collect over 1,000 Coins (spent coins don't subtract)) UFO (Play 100 VS matches) Unown (Set a combined Home-Run Contest record of 16,404 ft (5,000 meters)) Wario (Clear All-Star without continuing) Wolfen (Clear Adventure in less than 18 minutes)
Mode Unlock: Random Stage
Unlock every stage except for Battlefield, Final Destination, Dream Land N64, Yoshi's Island N64, and Kongo Jungle N64. This option appears in Additional Rules under Custom Rules in VS mode and allows you to exclude stages you don't want to go to when you use the Random stage select option.
Stage Unlock: Yoshi's Island Past Stage
To unlock the original Yoshi's Island stage from the N64 version of the game, use Yoshi and hit over 1,350 ft. (400m in the JP version) in the Home-Run Contest. To do such, stand next to the Sandbag and TAP the X or Y buttons to jump, then use the Down + A move to hit the bag for around 30% damage each time. Do that about 4 times to get the bag up to around 100-110% damage. Since you won't have much time left, get the bat and use a Smash hit to send the bag flying. If you did it all well enough, you should make it well over the required distance.
Follow the methods given to unlock extra levels.
Unlockable How to Unlock Stage Unlock: Battlefield Stage To unlock the Battlefield stage, complete the All-Star 1-P mode for the first time. Stage Unlock: Big Blue Stage To unlock the Big Blue stage, you must play at least 150 matches in VS. mode (without quitting). Stage Unlock: Brinstar Depths Stage To unlock the Brinstar Depths stage, you must play at least 50 matches in VS. mode. Stage Unlock: Dream Land Past Stage To unlock the Dream Land stage of the past, beat Target Test with all characters, regular and hidden. Stage Unlock: Final Destination Stage To unlock the Final Destination stage, you must complete all 51 Event Matches. Stage Unlock: Flat Zone Stage To unlock the Flat Zone stage, you must complete 1-P Classic mode at any difficulty/stock with Mr. Game & Watch. Stage Unlock: Fourside Stage To unlock the Fourside stage, you must play at least 100 matches in VS. mode (without quitting). Stage Unlock: Kongo Jungle Stage To unlock the Kongo Jungle from the N64 version of this game, complete the 15-Minute Melee. I'd recommend using Donkey Kong and constantly use his Down + B move the entire time (thanks to DEngel's Secrets guide, for I used that strategy to unlock this) Stage Unlock: Mushroom Kingdom II Stage To unlock the Mushroom Kingdom II stage, which is from Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES, simply collect a Birdo trophy. The trophy is random, but when you find/win it, you get this stage. Stage Unlock: Poké Floats Stage To unlock the Poké Floats stage, you must play at least 200 matches in VS. mode (without quitting).
Unlock All-Star Mode
To unlock All-Star mode, simply unlock all the hidden characters (including Mr. Game & Watch).
Unlock Event #51
To unlock Event 51, The Showdown, you must complete Events 1-50 first.
Unlock events #40 through #50
To unlock events #40 through #50, you must unlock all of the secret characters.
Contributed By: PlatformerMastah.
Unlock Events 30-39
Unlock Luigi, Falco, and Young Link and beat Trophy Tussle 2 to get Events 30-39 in the Event Mode.
Contributed By: GCMasta.
Unlock Score Display
To do this get a total of 5000 KOs. This will allow to see your score during the match instead of afterwards!
Contributed By: mattman0101.
Unlock Sound Test
To unlock the Sound Test, you must open all secret stages. This means you must also beat all 51 Events (since you get Final Destination from the 51st), and unlock all secret characters (since you need them to access the higher number events).
Contributed By: CyricZ.
New Background Music for Gallery Mode
Once you have unlocked the Music Test, choose a song you would like to hear in the Gallery mode by pressing A. Now exit by pressing B, and then go to Gallery mode. Now you can look at trophies while listening to your favourite SSB: Melee song;)
Contributed By: PokeTrainerAlex.
Peach's Secret Turnips
When Peach uses her Turnip attack, there is a rare chance that she will pull a hidden item out of the ground. These items include the Beam Sword, Bob-Bomb, Mr. Saturn, and a very sick-looking Turnip that deals obscene amounts of damage and can deal instant death at rather low percentages.
Alternate Japanese systems
To see several Japanese versions of the Nintendo systems in the trophy room, as well as a bonus Virtual Boy, switch the language on the game to Japanese.
Contributed By: ILLogical Mike.
Alternate Multiplayer Music
After unlocking the Sound Test (portions of this trick can be done before unlocking the Sound Test, however), you can change the music that plays on some of the stages. When selecting them, hold L or R until the stage loads. Each human player competing in the match must also hold L or R. The stage's music will change. This trick works on the following stages:
- Infinite Glacier: Icicle Mountain (Retro theme from Balloon Fight for NES)
- Termina: Great Bay (The theme of Lost Woods from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for N64)
- Hyrule: Temple (A remix of various themes from Fire Emblem titles)
- Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's Island (Stage 1-1 and world 1 map remix from Super Mario Bros. 3 for NES)
- Kanto: Pokémon Stadium (The Trainer Battle theme from Pokémon Gold & Silver for GBC)
- F-Zero Grand Prix: Big Blue (A theme from Mach Rider for NES)
- Eagle Land: Onett (The theme of EarthBound)
- Mushroom Kingdom OR Mushroom Kingdom II (The Fever theme from Dr. Mario)
- Special Stages: Battlefield (The theme used in Multi-Man Melee fights)
- Special Stages: Final Destination (The theme used in Event 51, The Showdown)
Sometimes, the music will change automatically (12% chance).
Automatic Zelda/Shiek transformation in Event Mode
Normally, the trick in which you hold down A button while a stage is loading so you turn Zelda into Shiek doesn't work in Event Matches. There's an easy way around this, which is pausing the game after the Event Match has begun, holding A button down, and pressing Z (don't stop holding it down.) If done correctly, this'll reset the Match with you as Shiek. If you reset again, you'll turn back to Zelda unless you do the trick again.
Contributed By: bluerainisglad.
Bigger Homerun Contest Platform
If you put the language to Japenese and go into the homerun contest, you will see that the platform is smaller than the platform with any other language.
Contributed By: crazyforkillua.
Charging Up the C-Stick Smashes
When you play a match in Vs. Mode, you can use the Gamecube controller's C-Stick to perform smash attacks (as opposed to using the Control Stick and the A Button). Normally, these C-Stick smashes only do a minimal amount of damage. However, they can also be charged up, just as if you were using the Control Stick & A Button method. As soon as you tap the C-Stick in whichever direction you want your smash, quickly press and hold the Z Button. Instead of performing the smash attack quickly, it'll start charging up. The smash attack will then be performed after a few seconds, or until you release the Z Button, whichever comes first.
Contributed By: discoinferno84.
Choose your Victory Pose in Melee Mode
As soon as the match ends in multiplayer matches, hold X or Y (or A and B for characters with more than two victory poses) and you can select which victory pose your character performs, that is if your character won the match.
Crazy Hand and his Trophy
If you can manage to complete Classic Mode in less than 15 minutes without continuing on Normal or higher, you will battle both the Master Hand and Crazy Hand at the end. To get the Crazy Hand trophy, complete Adventure Mode on Hard or Very Hard difficulty without continuing.
Different Music for Break the Targets
When you're practicing the Target bonus round, hold, L or R while choosing the character, and loading to change the music. If you retry, hold L or R again.
Contributed By: GValko.
Different Music in Adventure mode
When you are on the screen which it shows the stage you are going to, press and hold L R and START at the same time and release once the music starts.
Contributed By: Yellow_SUV.
Face Giga Bowser in Adventure Mode
Play Adventure Mode with any character on Normal difficulty or higher, and get to Bowser without continuing in under 18 minutes. If you beat Bowser without continuation, his trophy will come back from the dead and transform into Giga Bowser. If you manage to defeat him again without continuing, you will get the Giga Bowser trophy.
Contributed By: Diablo Defender.
Fox and Falco's Secret Taunts
Fox and Falco each have secret taunts that can only be performed on their respective stages (Corneria or Venom). It can be done only once per match. As either Fox or Falco, press down on the Control Pad for one frame. If done correctly, Fox/Falco will shake for a few moments. Then, the StarFox crew will say some humorous lines and the taunt is over. Its merely for entertainment means. You can list to the StarFox crew's sayings through the Sound Test.
Random Character in Winner Out/Loser Out Tournament Melee
When playing in the Winner Out and Loser Out variations of Tournament Melee, hold L & R while selecting any character. Your character portrait will show the Pokemon Ditto, and every match you will use a randomly selected character and color. Note: This does NOT work in the standard Tournament mode.
Contributed By: swordblade2k.
Random Character Select
The vacant spots in each bottom corner of the character select screen (left of Pichu and right of Roy) will randomly select a character for you if you place your token there and press ''A.'' This will only work if all characters have been unlocked.
Must be in 'Team Melee' with at least two human players on one team. After one of the human player loses all his lives, simply press start and the living human player will sacrifice one of his lives to the dead player, and the dead player will come back to life. NOTE: this can be done countless times until both players reach 1 life each.
Contributed By: Scarface25.
Transform with Zelda before battle
In Classic Mode, if you pick Zelda, you can transform into Sheik (or vice versa if you're already playing as Sheik) before the battle starts. On the match-up screen, hold A until the battle starts. You'll automatically transform before it begins.
Event Match 11: King of the Mountain - AI Oversight
During this Event Match, your goal is to not get KO'ed by the two pairs of Ice Climbers, or by being offscreen for too long. However, the Ice Climbers' AI prioritizes survival over trying to hurt you, to the point that if you're below them in terms of height, they won't even try to hurt you! Just stay as low as possible during the match and you should easily win.
Event Match 13: Yoshi's Egg - AI Oversight
During this Event Match, your goal is to not have Yoshi's Egg shatter; the game doesn't care if you get KO'ed, so long as the Egg stays intact. Due to an oversight in the game's AI, if you just hold Left during this event match, the AI ignores the Egg and just ends up looking over the bow of the ship as you repeatedly self-destruct. This makes the first half of the battle much easier since you won't have to worry about the Egg - though once the ship arrives at the platforms, be sure to grab the Egg and keep it safe for the remaining half of the fight.
Event Match 31: Mario Bros. Madness - AI Oversight
During this Event Match, your goal is to KO Mario and Luigi more often than they KO you in the span of two minutes. Once you've gotten the lead on their team, get off screen to where you're in the magnifying glass and try to stay there for the remainder of the two minutes. Generally, at this point, Mario and Luigi will ignore you. (This is somewhat inconsistent in that the pair may at some point return to targeting you at some point if you leave them alone for long enough.)
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