The Super Smash Bros. Melee hub for playing, learning, and creating.
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Get a copy of Super Smash Bros. Melee. You can play locally on console via GameCube or Wii, or online using your PC via emulator. For online matchmaking to work, make sure you have the NTSC v1.02 version of the game (USA region). Rip your copy and save it as an ISO for use with Slippi (tutorial).


A GameCube controller is recommended for play. Generally speaking, you should try to get first party, Nintendo-made controllers over third party controllers (advanced guide). Otherwise, you can buy special arcade controllers which are made for competitive play.


Install Slippi to play Super Smash Bros. Melee online (tutorial). View our optimization tips to make sure your emulator runs as smoothly as possible on your machine. Join the Slippi Discord server for support. View the leaderboards to see who's at the top of ranked.

Controller Adapter

Get a GameCube controller adapter for your PC, preferably an Input Integrity, Nintendo, or Mayflash 4-port adapter. Install drivers to get your adapter working on macOS and Linux.
Advanced for Mayflash Windows users: overclock your adapter and increase your input polling rate with the V.05 firmware (video tutorial).

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Melee Discord Server Resources

View the list of Melee Discord servers and helpful SSBM-related Discord bots to add to your server.

Melee Events Calendar

Discover upcoming Melee tournaments. Submit an online event here.

Smash Map

Find the geographical location of players and events across the globe.

Slippi User Card Generator

Create an image with your Slippi tag and player info you can share.


Join the Melee-dedicated subreddit and see what's new in the scene.


View the Melee forums on SmashBoards and join conversations in the threads.


Learn about Melee's development and the game's grassroots competitive scene.


View Melee speedruns for each category and submit your own.

Live Streams

Watch Super Smash Bros. Melee streams on Twitch and see who's live right now.

Twitter Community

Join the Super Smash Bros. Melee community on Twitter.


SSBM Tutorials

Watch guides from SSBM Tutorials on YouTube to learn how to play.

The Melee Library

Look anything up on The Melee Library, the largest collection of Melee information.

UnclePunch Training Mode

This modpack helps you practice by providing pre-made, specific training scenarios (tutorial).

Training Lab Files Exchange

Upload, download, and share UnclePunch's Training Mode lab files.


Find an expert and get better at the game.

Health and Exercises

Learn practical tips for staying healthy while playing.

20XX Training Hack Pack

Download this patch to train (tutorial). Full of helpful settings for practice and additional content.


Browser-based reaction training game for Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Slippi Stats

Drag and drop .slp files to Slippi Stats Graphics Generator to render visuals from replay stats.


Display detailed, filterable statistics and info from your Slippi replays.

Slippi Lab

Watch, search, and share Slippi replays in your browser.

Slippi Wrapped

Upload your replays folder and get year-end stats for your Slippi replays.

Melee Frame Data

Look up fighter frame data with frame-by-frame visualizations.

Melee Calculator

I KneeData is a web app for Melee frame data including DI trajectory, knockdown, and more.

Stick Coordinate Visualizer

Create diagrams of Melee's analog stick input logic.

The Melee Cookbook

Character-specific content by top players.


View on-demand match clips from notable Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments.


Browse the community-managed repository of information for Smash.


Open Broadcasting Software

Install Open Broadcasting Software to stream or record your gameplay. You can broadcast to Twitch or save recordings locally.

Melee Stream Tool

Use the Melee Stream tool to add a dynamic overlay to OBS and update match information in real time (tutorial).

Melee Ghost Streamer

A fork of the Melee Stream tool that automates characters, rounds, score, visual assets, OBS scenes, and replays for quick sharing (tutorial).

Tournament Stream Helper

A Stream helper for fighting game tournaments, filling in player, match, tournament, character data, and more (tutorial)


Install M'Overlay for GameCube controller input display on OBS, and to play songs in-game with Slippi (tutorial).


Create custom HUD for Slippi and auto-updating stream overlays for OBS. Use premade templates or make your own.

Slippi React Overlay

Enter your tag, and copy a web source link to use to display Slippi info.

Slippi Stats Display

Get real-time Slippi rank information and display it on-stream with OBS.


Automatically find combos to easily create clips from your Slippi replays with Clippi (video tutorial / written tutorial).

External Melee Camera

An add-on for Blender that allows you to control Melee's camera directly from within Blender. Also loads states, plays/pauses, and more.

DaVinci Resolve

Use video editing software DaVinci Resolve to compile your screen recordings into highlight reels (tutorial).


Copyright-free music for your combo videos or during your streams. Downloadable collection includes EDM, Hip Hop, Lo-Fi, and Synthwave.


Quickly generate graphics for Top 8 tournament players either manually or from

HD Assets

Browse the ever-growing library of Melee HD assets for content creators, or capture your own.


Gecko Codes

Use Gecko codes to add more features to Melee on Slippi or another Dolphin build.

SSBM Textures

Upload, download, or browse community-created costumes, stages and other mods for Melee.

DAT Texture Wizard

Replace vanilla costumes and stages with custom content using DAT Texture Wizard (tutorial).

Costume Validator

Fix issues with slot-dependent character skins that cause desyncs.

Diet Melee

In-game models are simplified for increased performance on weaker PCs. Online play safe. Comes in Diet, 64, and Crystal flavors.


Cell-shaded aesthetic mod to give Melee an anime look. Online play safe. m-ex version comes with new skins, effects, and HUD (tutorial).

m-ex Tool

Use the mexTool to modify the number of costumes, character slots, and stages in your build (tutorial).

m-ex Template

Custom builds that come bundled with expanded costumes and stages for easy replacing (tutorial).

HD Texture Pack

Get the latest HD texture pack for Melee and load it on Slippi or another Dolphin build (tutorial).

Melee Quick Mod

Automatically batch apply mods to your Melee ISO.

Controller Modding

View a map of known controller modders (internals guide).

Arcade Controllers

Purchase fightstick controllers (like Smash Box) specifically crafted for competitive Melee.

Akaneia Build

New characters, more N64 Past Stages, additional character costumes, and special game modes.

Beyond Melee

Expanded competitive Melee with new characters, stages, mechanics, and cast re-balancing.

Discord Rich Presence

Share that you're playing Melee on Discord with two clicks.

Add to Steam Library

Add Slippi to Steam as Melee, and launch your ISO automatically.