In the world of Smash Melee, there are five players who have ascended to God status, and of these Gods, Joseph ‘Mang0’ Marquez is undoubtedly the most controversial.
Mang0 is known for his sense of humor that is often described as ‘divisive’ or ‘abrasive’ which has led to him having some trouble in the scene, both inside and outside, of the game.
One of these times was when he blasted one of his rivals Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma during a Reddit AMA by saying: “I have 0 respect for your skill, I think you’re a disgrace to the game.” This comment became infamous in the Smash community and lost Mang0 plenty of supporters.
Despite how many felt about his personality outside of the main stage, there is no denying he talent and skill that has seen him rise to the top of Melee through the years as he, rightfully, finds himself in the pantheon of Gods.
This is the tale of Mang0, his bumpy ride to the top of Melee, and his self proclaimed reckless approach to both Smash and life which has led to him both succeeding and failing in the public eye.
Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.
Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.
Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.
As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.
Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.
Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.
As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.
The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.
As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.