Top Tier History: Captain Falcon

Frequently described as the “hype” character of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Captain Falcon is one of its most recognizable figures, from competitive players to casuals. Known for his trademark “Falcon Punch!” along with a plethora of other flashy moves and his comically masculine aesthetic, Captain Falcon has many innate qualities that make him a fan […]

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Top Tier History: Ice Climbers

The Ice Climbers are weird. In addition to being from an obscure franchise, they’re the only character in Super Smash Bros. Melee that requires controlling two people on the screen at the same time. Other than Yoshi, I would argue that the Ice Climbers are the most bizarre character in the game. They require a […]

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Top Tier History: Peach

Peach may look like a helpless princess, but she’s a force to reckon with in Super Smash Bros. Melee. A mainstay of competitive play, Peach is one of the most consistently high-placing, played and influential characters in Melee’s metagame. Although she may not be technically “top tier” by the current Melee tier list, today’s smashers […]

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Top Tier History: Jigglypuff

For most people who play Super Smash Bros. Melee, Jigglypuff is an equally adorable alternative to Kirby, but for competitors, she’s quite a bit more. Melee enthusiasts are well-accustomed to her immortality within the game’s tournament history. Before becoming a mainstay within the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Jigglypuff was popular within the Pokemon franchise, known […]

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Top Tier History: Sheik

If I told you that there was a time when Fox wasn’t considered the best character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, who else would you have guessed? It’s not a particularly big secret, but from the moment you play Melee, you can already tell that Sheik is different from every other character. And it’s not […]

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Top Tier History: Marth

Anyone who plays Super Smash Bros. Melee and has access to all characters will either find themselves in love with or infuriated with Marth. Somehow elegant, slightly effeminate and terrifying, he’sĀ also one of the most hated and popular Melee characters. He’s both the bane of casual players, but also their easiest way to enter competitive […]

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Top Tier History: Falco Lombardi

Last week, I wrote about how Fox became seen as the best character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, throughout the game’s history, he’s been complemented by his fellow top tier and Star Fox counterpart: Falco. DISCLAIMER: Falco has obviously developed in more ways than I could describe! Per usual, please take what I’ve read […]

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