Super Smash Bros. Melee, the massively popular game for Nintendo Gamecube is now available online. Yes, you read that correctly. Online.
Thanks to a fan, a mod for Super Smash Bros. Melee brings the 2001 Gamecube game to online matchmaking. The mod allows the game to have rollback netcode, integrated matchmaking, auto-updates and repays. The mod is called Project Slippi.
Slippi brings the nearly 20-year old Gamecube game into modern technology. It’s designed for play using Dolphin, a PC emulator for playing Gamecube games. You can find step-by-step instructions for getting started with Dolphin and Slippi by clicking here and finding Netplay section.
The newest updates are meant to ensure the best experience while playing online possible, cutting down lag and slow matchmaking. A matchmaking feature will find you opponents, including players in other continents. Replays of your games will also be automatically saved in “bite-size” files according to Slippi.
The netcode making this possible on the emulator is a godsend or the gaming community, especially with the virus still in tact. Slippi also offers online matchmaking for “quickly finding nearby opponents,” it generates a wealth of gameplay statistics, and it automatically saves replays.