Nintendo's brawler series has a new entry that is a fresh experience on the Nintendo Switch, but also pays homage to the history of the game and all the characters featured. As a possible cherry on top for the celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., Melee is a finalist for the 2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame and you can vote via the Player's Choice ballot.
Super Smash Bros. Melee has been nominated to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. This marks the first time a Super Smash Bros. game has been nominated for this title.— Super Smash Bros Ultimate News (@SSBUNews) March 22, 2019
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Super Smash Bros. Melee is the entry that launched on Gamecube and is often regarded as the best of the bunch in the Super Smash Bros franchise. If you're unfamiliar with the game, here's the synopsis taken from the World Video Game Hall of Fame website:
"Super Smash Bros. Melee built on the success of its predecessor, Super Mash Bros., becoming the epitome of the casual fighting game. Combing popular Nintendo characters with polished, multi-player gameplay, Melee encouraged people to gather together to play. With more than seven million copies sold, Melee ranks as the best-selling game for the Nintendo GameCube, and it inspired many sequels that remain popular today, including in eSports tournaments around the world."
Here's the full list of games that are on the finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame:
- Candy Crush
- Colossal Cave Adventure
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Microsoft Windows Solitaire
- Mortal Kombat
- NBA 2K
- Sid Meier's Civilization
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
Though it has been a long time since the launch of Super Smash Bros. Melee, the game continued to get regular shine as a part of the Evolution Championship Series (EVO). Sadly, as we previously reported, Melee isn't a part of the EVO 2019 lineup. It's sad news, but locking in this spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame could be a quality send-off for the fighter. For now, relive some of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee moments in EVO history.