Super Smash Bros. Melee is without doubt one of the best games on the Gamecube! Take control of your favourite Nintendo characters and make them fight.
SSBM is game for up to 4 players which challenges you to face off against Mario, Luigi, DK, Pikachu and a host of other characters in an all out battle. Based on a 2D plain you control one of 4 characters, who are all fighting on a stage in the middle. The object is to increase their damage meter (shown in percent, which can climb to almost 1000%!) and then to knock them off of the stage. Each character has a limit to the amount of lives they have, and when the lives are all gone or time runs out, a victor is declared.
This is not just a straight fighting game like Street Fighter, it is a very different experience, vaguely similar to the original Mario Bros. arcade game in places, with a full screen stage that you run around, platforms to jump onto and weapons to pick up (including pokemon!).
The single player mode is great, however the real beauty of the game is it's multiplayer mode. Gather 4 people together and they will not stop until dawn!!
Now this game is on player's choice, you have no reason not to buy it! It even works on the Wii!