The Super Smash Bros. Melee hub for playing, learning, and creating.

Get the Essentials

Get Super Smash Bros. Melee. You can play on console (GameCube/Wii) or emulator (PC). For online matchmaking to work, make sure you have the correct version of the game, which is NTSC v1.02 (USA region). Also obtain an official GameCube controller. Generally speaking, you should try to get first party, Nintendo-made controllers over third party controllers (advanced guide). Rip your copy of the game and save it as an ISO for use with Slippi.


Install Slippi netplay, a fork of the Dolphin Emulator, to play Super Smash Bros. Melee with rollback netcode on your PC (tutorial). Install the Slippi desktop app to save and view match replays. Join the Slippi Discord server for support. View our optimization tips to make sure your emulator runs as smoothly as possible on your machine.

Platforms: Windows MacOS Linux

Controller Adapter

Get a GameCube controller adapter for your PC, preferably a Nintendo or Mayflash 4-port adapter. Install drivers to get it set up with Slippi (Windows tutorial). Advanced: overclock your adapter and increase your input polling rate (Windows tutorial). Mayflash V0.5 firmware link. Modders: want to mod your controller? Check out the GC controller modder map.

Platforms: Windows MacOS Linux

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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.

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.


Watch SAMOX's Smash Brothers Documentary to learn about the competitive scene.

Live Streams

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

View Melee speedruns for each category and submit your own.


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.

20XX Training Hack Pack

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

UnclePunch Training Mode

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

Health and Exercises

Learn practical tips for staying healthy while playing.

Melee Calculator

Web app for your Melee frame data needs.


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).


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

Slippi Stats

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


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

DaVinci Resolve

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

HD Assets

Browse the ever-growing library of Melee HD assets for content creators.


Copyright-free music for your combo videos or during your streams.


Add Features

Use Gecko codes to add more features to Melee on Slippi or another Dolphin build. Enable PAL stock icons, use green screen mode, and more.

Custom Textures

Browse community-created custom textures, download them, and then use DAT Texture Wizard to add them to your copy of Melee.

Akaneia Build

Get more N64 Past Stages, additional character costumes, a special volleyball game mode, and Wolf as a playable character.

Diet Melee

Run Melee on weaker PCs with Diet Melee, a lower-poly build. Character and stage models are simplified for increased performance.

HD Texture Pack

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

Slippi Melee Music Pack

Use this pack of loopable tracks with M'Overlay to have Melee music play on Slippi.

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.