Incredible Super Smash Bros Melee mod turns graphics N64 style - Dexerto

Incredible Super Smash Bros Melee mod turns graphics N64 style

Published: 24/Jul/2019 16:28 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 17:54

by Michael Gwilliam


A new mod for Super Smash Bros Melee takes the Nintendo GameCube classic and morphs it into looking like the N64 original. 

The mod, appropriately named Super Smash Bros Melee 64, is available using the Dolphin Emulator. But the new old graphics can actually help with the game’s performance.


According to a FAQ on the mod’s website, “Super Smash Bros. Melee 64 not only uses lower quality character models, but also has fewer polygons on many stages as well as simpler (and often lower resolution) textures.”

They claim that in many instances, this mod of the game will run smoother than other versions of Melee.


It’s cool to see what characters introduced in Melee would have looked like back on the Nintendo 64. Those characters include Peach, Ice Climbers, Zelda/Shiek, Young Link, Falco, Bowser, Ganondorf, Mewtwo, Pichu, Roy, Marth, and Mr Game & Watch and Dr Mario.

The mod even gets its own new Fire Emblem character in the form of Leif. Leif is the protagonist from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is only a visual change from Marth, however, and does not have an original moveset or his own stats.

Additionally, the game features 29 playable stages, along with balanced and giant changes for some variety.


Super Smash Bros Melee 64The character select screen in the mod features all of Melee’s finest

Super Smash Bros Melee was released in 2001 on the Nintendo GameCube and has become of the most popular fighting games of all time. It has sold more than seven million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling GameCube game of all time.

While other Smash Bros games have been released since such as Brawl and Smash for Wii U, Melee’s competitive scene has outlived that of both titles. The most recent game in the series, Ultimate, is still going strong and has the most entrants out of any game at Evo 2019 in Las Vegas.


Super Smash Bros Melee 64Bowser did not appear in the Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 64

You can download Super Smash Bros Melee 64 now. Let us know what you think about the mod on Twitter.


Fortnitemares “Broom Box” item leaked for Halloween update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 14:29

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite leakers have revealed a new mobility item called the “Broom Box” that could be the next feature added in Season 4, ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

Fortnite has introduced plenty of unusual vehicles and other methods for players to get around the map, with the likes of ziplines, rifts, and more making their appearances in previous seasons.


However, another mode of transport could be on the way, with leaks now pointing to a new mobility item being added in the upcoming Fortnitemares update for Halloween.

Fortnitemares characters posing
Epic Games
The Fortnitemares event could see some new items added to the game.

Many of the changes made so far in Season 4 have been based around the Marvel characters and their unique abilities but, as Halloween is drawing closer, Epic Games are gearing up for the Fortnitemares event.


While little has been confirmed about the update, Fortnite leaker HYPEX has revealed that there is potential for a new “Broom Box” mobility item in the event after finding codenames in the game files.

The prominent leaker claimed that these brooms would be classed as a consumable, meaning that players might only have a limited time to fly on them compared to previous items like the hoverboard.

These brooms have been rumored to work in a similar way to the Lightsabers that were previously added to Fortnite, with a chest expected to appear on the map for players to collect the consumable item.


A new emote for the Fortnitemares event has also been leaked, with data miner FNBRUnreleased giving players an early look at the “Witch Way” animation, which features a magical broomstick.

While the upcoming mobility item will likely look a bit different from this emote’s animation, it still gives players a glimpse at what to expect from the new broomsticks.

As of now, it is still unclear just when this potential item will be added to Fortnite but with Halloween only weeks away, players won’t have to wait much longer to find out.