Super Smash Bros. Melee Cheats For GameCube

  1. Transform with Zelda before battle

    In Classic Mode, if you pick Zelda, you can transform into Sheik (or vice versa if you're already playing as Sheik) before the battle starts. On the match-up screen, hold A until the battle starts. You'll automatically transform before it begins.

  2. Different Music in Adventure mode

    When you are on the screen which it shows the stage you are going to, press and hold L R and START at the same time and release once the music starts.

  3. Different Music for Break the Targets

    When you're practicing the Target bonus round, hold, L or R while choosing the character, and loading to change the music. If you retry, hold L or R again.

  4. Face Giga Bowser in Adventure Mode

    Play Adventure Mode with any character on Normal difficulty or higher, and get to Bowser without continuing in under 18 minutes. If you beat Bowser without continuation, his trophy will come back from the dead and transform into Giga Bowser. If you manage to defeat him again without continuing, you will get the Giga Bowser trophy.

  5. Crazy Hand and his Trophy

    If you can manage to complete Classic Mode in less than 15 minutes without continuing on Normal or higher, you will battle both the Master Hand and Crazy Hand at the end. To get the Crazy Hand trophy, complete Adventure Mode on Hard or Very Hard difficulty without continuing.

  6. Alternate Japanese systems

    To see several Japanese versions of the Nintendo systems in the trophy room, as well as a bonus Virtual Boy, switch the language on the game to Japanese.

  7. Alternate Multiplayer Music

    After unlocking the Sound Test (portions of this trick can be done before unlocking the Sound Test, however), you can change the music that plays on some of the stages. When selecting them, hold L or R until the stage loads. Each human player competing in the match must also hold L or R. The stage's music will change. This trick works on the following stages:

    - Infinite Glacier: Icicle Mountain (Retro theme from Balloon Fight for NES)
    - Termina: Great Bay (The theme of Lost Woods from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for N64)
    - Hyrule: Temple (A remix of various themes from Fire Emblem titles)
    - Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's Island (Stage 1-1 and world 1 map remix from Super Mario Bros. 3 for NES)
    - Kanto: Pokémon Stadium (The Trainer Battle theme from Pokémon Gold & Silver for GBC)
    - F-Zero Grand Prix: Big Blue (A theme from Mach Rider for NES)
    - Eagle Land: Onett (The theme of EarthBound)
    - Mushroom Kingdom OR Mushroom Kingdom II (The Fever theme from Dr. Mario)
    - Special Stages: Battlefield (The theme used in Multi-Man Melee fights)
    - Special Stages: Final Destination (The theme used in Event 51, The Showdown)

    Sometimes, the music will change automatically (12% chance).

  8. Random Character Select

    The vacant spots in each bottom corner of the character select screen (left of Pichu and right of Roy) will randomly select a character for you if you place your token there and press ''A.'' This will only work if all characters have been unlocked.

  9. Fox and Falco's Secret Taunts

    Fox and Falco each have secret taunts that can only be performed on their respective stages (Corneria or Venom). It can be done only once per match. As either Fox or Falco, press down on the Control Pad for one frame. If done correctly, Fox/Falco will shake for a few moments. Then, the StarFox crew will say some humorous lines and the taunt is over. Its merely for entertainment means. You can list to the StarFox crew's sayings through the Sound Test.

  10. Choose your Victory Pose in Melee Mode

    As soon as the match ends in multiplayer matches, hold X or Y (or A and B for characters with more than two victory poses) and you can select which victory pose your character performs, that is if your character won the match.

  11. Random Character in Winner Out/Loser Out Tournament Melee

    When playing in the Winner Out and Loser Out variations of Tournament Melee, hold L & R while selecting any character. Your character portrait will show the Pokemon Ditto, and every match you will use a randomly selected character and color. Note: This does NOT work in the standard Tournament mode.

  12. Resurrection

    Must be in 'Team Melee' with at least two human players on one team. After one of the human player loses all his lives, simply press start and the living human player will sacrifice one of his lives to the dead player, and the dead player will come back to life. NOTE: this can be done countless times until both players reach 1 life each.

  13. Charging Up the C-Stick Smashes

    When you play a match in Vs. Mode, you can use the Gamecube controller's C-Stick to perform smash attacks (as opposed to using the Control Stick and the A Button). Normally, these C-Stick smashes only do a minimal amount of damage. However, they can also be charged up, just as if you were using the Control Stick & A Button method. As soon as you tap the C-Stick in whichever direction you want your smash, quickly press and hold the Z Button. Instead of performing the smash attack quickly, it'll start charging up. The smash attack will then be performed after a few seconds, or until you release the Z Button, whichever comes first.

  14. Automatic Zelda/Shiek transformation in Event Mode

    Normally, the trick in which you hold down A button while a stage is loading so you turn Zelda into Shiek doesn't work in Event Matches. There's an easy way around this, which is pausing the game after the Event Match has begun, holding A button down, and pressing Z (don't stop holding it down.) If done correctly, this'll reset the Match with you as Shiek. If you reset again, you'll turn back to Zelda unless you do the trick again.

  15. Bigger Homerun Contest Platform

    If you put the language to Japenese and go into the homerun contest, you will see that the platform is bigger than the platform with any other language.

  16. Get KO's/Vs matches quickly and easily

    To get lots of KO's and VS matches under your belt in a shorter amount of time, play a ''1 Stock Survival Test'' against the CPU. Make sure that you are player one (you can use any character) and Ness is in the 2nd slot. Set his CPU level to 9. Select ''Jungle Japes'' as your battlefield. When the fight begins, dont move. Ness will go up, over, and right into the river everytime. This is handy for quickly unlocking some of the secret characters and stages.

  17. Game and Watch Kamikaze glitch

    In a multiplayer game that features both Ness and Game & Watch, there is a glitch that turns Game & Watch into an unhittable projectile.

    To begin, have Game & Watch use the Bucket to absorb three full-powered PK Flash attacks from Ness. After three attacks, the Bucket will be full. From there, have Game & Watch unload the Bucket onto a shielded Ness. Ness's shield will break, and Game & Watch will fly away from the impact at blinding speed.

    Not only is it a glitch for Game & Watch to fly away from the impact in the first place, but he turns into a projectile that deals instant death to any other character he touches; furthermore, Game & Watch travels so fast that it's nearly impossible for an opponent to react to the glitch if they don't know that it's coming in advance.

  18. Peach Turnip Glitch

    If two Peaches throw the exact same type of Turnip at each other at the exact same time, the turnips will hit each other, go straight up in the air, the hit each other and go straight up in the air again. This will continue until both Turnips fly off the top of the screen.

  19. Daisy's third eye

    If you go zoom into the back of the head of the Daisy trophy, you will notice that she has the third eye on the back of her head. This only exists in the Japanese and early North American releases.

  20. Computer Gets Extra Lives After Death

    If you have a computer player on your team (so that means atleast 1 human and atleast 1 computer) then when the computer player losses all of the lives, press start on any controller in a slot. Then take out any controller and stick it in the slot of where the computer player is and press start on that controller. Switch the controller back and press start. Viola the computer person "stole" one of your teammates lives or one of your lives. It goes by whoever has the highest amount of lives gets a life taken away.

  21. Infinite Scope Gun Ammo

    You need to shoot 15 single shots. Then shoot 2 fully charged shots. Charge the third one, but make sure someone hits you before you release the shot. Test it out. Works anywhere.

  22. Play as Master Hand

    First, you will need 2 controllers, and one of them must be plugged as Player 3.

    Go to Melee mode. Pick a character for the 1st player, but don't pick any for the one playing as player 3. Move one of the cursor/hands at the "BACK" arrow, top right of the screen.

    With the second cursor (I used Player 3 here) click the name selection and highlight NAME ENTRY. This is the tricky part. You have to press A Simultaneously on both controllers. if it works, you'll be sent to stage selection. Pick any stage. Player 3 will be Master Hand.

    It is recommended that you use Final Destination, because Master Hand will not adapt to the other landscapes. Also, Master Hand cannot die if you do not play in Stamina mode, and the game will glitch out if Master Hand is declared the victor.

    Master Hand's moves are done in a different way than any other characters. Instead of the analog, you must use the control pad for directions. (any combination of A,B,L,R,Z + pad direction works.)

  23. New Background Music for Gallery Mode

    Once you have unlocked the Music Test, choose a song you would like to hear in the Gallery mode by pressing A. Now exit by pressing B, and then go to Gallery mode. Now you can look at trophies while listening to your favourite SSB: Melee song;)

  24. Peach's Secret Turnips

    When Peach uses her Turnip attack, there is a rare chance that she will pull a hidden item out of the ground. These items include the Beam Sword, Bob-Bomb, Mr. Saturn, and a very sick-looking Turnip that deals obscene amounts of damage and can deal instant death at rather low percentages.

  25. Unlock All-Star Mode

    To unlock All-Star mode, simply unlock all the hidden characters (including Mr. Game & Watch).

  26. Stage unlocks

    Follow the methods given to unlock extra levels.

    Code Effect
    To unlock the Battlefield stage, complete the All-Star 1-P mode for the first time. Stage Unlock: Battlefield Stage
    To unlock the Big Blue stage, you must play at least 150 matches in VS. mode (without quitting). Stage Unlock: Big Blue Stage
    To unlock the Brinstar Depths stage, you must play at least 50 matches in VS. mode. Stage Unlock: Brinstar Depths Stage
    To unlock the Dream Land stage of the past, beat Target Test with all characters, regular and hidden. Stage Unlock: Dream Land Past Stage
    To unlock the Final Destination stage, you must complete all 51 Event Matches. Stage Unlock: Final Destination Stage
    To unlock the Flat Zone stage, you must complete 1-P Classic mode at any difficulty/stock with Mr. Game & Watch. Stage Unlock: Flat Zone Stage
    To unlock the Fourside stage, you must play at least 100 matches in VS. mode (without quitting). Stage Unlock: Fourside Stage
    To unlock the Mushroom Kingdom II stage, which is from Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES, simply collect a Birdo trophy. The trophy is random, but when you find/win it, you get this stage. Stage Unlock: Mushroom Kingdom II Stage
    To unlock the Kongo Jungle from the N64 version of this game, complete the 15-Minute Melee. I'd recommend using Donkey Kong and constantly use his Down + B move the entire time (thanks to DEngel's Secrets guide, for I used that strategy to unlock this) Stage Unlock: Kongo Jungle Stage
    To unlock the Poké Floats stage, you must play at least 200 matches in VS. mode (without quitting). Stage Unlock: Poké Floats Stage
  27. Character Unlocks

    Follow the given methods.

    Code Effect
    To unlock Dr. Mario, you must complete 1-P Classic Mode using Mario at any difficulty/stock and without continuing. Character Unlock: Dr. Mario
    To unlock Falco, you must complete the 100-Man Melee mode. Defeat Falco after you complete that, and you can play as him. Character Unlock: Falco
    To unlock the evil Ganondorf, complete Event 29. You will then be challenged by Ganondorf; defeat him and you can play as him from then on. Character Unlock: Ganondorf
    To unlock Jigglypuff, simply complete the game in 1-P Mode at any difficulty/stock (Adventure or Classic). Character Unlock: Jigglypuff
    To unlock Luigi, in Adventure Mode, complete the stage with a 2 in the seconds meter (03:12:43 for example). You'll then view a scene where Luigi comes and kicks Mario away so he can fight you with Peach. Defeat them both, finish the game. Defeat luigi Character Unlock: Luigi
    To unlock Marth from the Fire Emblem series, play Classic mode with all 14 regular characters (not ones you've unlocked). Marth will then challenge you; beat him to gain him as a selectable character. Character Unlock: Marth
    Alternatively, you can simply use every character as a human player in VS. Mode, and get a challenge from Marth that way. Character Unlock: Marth - method 2
    To unlock Young Link, complete Classic mode with 10 different characters at any difficulty/stock. You'll then be challenged by Young Link; defeat him. Character Unlock: Young Link
    To unlock Mewtwo, play in VS. Mode for either 20 hours (Combined VS. Play Time total), or play 700 matches in that mode. After either requirement is met, Mewtwo will challenge you; beat him. Character Unlock: Mewtwo
    To unlock Mr. Game & Watch, you must complete both Classic or Adventure 1-P mode or the Target Test with ALL characters at any difficulty/stock, regular and hidden (that includes Mewtwo). After you do that, you'll be challenged; win this battle. Character Unlock: Mr. Game & Watch
    To unlock Pichu, complete Event 37 (Legendary Pokémon). Pichu will challenge you; win and you'll be able to play as Pichu! Character Unlock: Pichu
    To unlock Roy, also from the Fire Emblem series, complete Classic Mode using Marth at any difficulty/stock. Roy will challenge you; defeat him and you can play as him. Character Unlock: Roy
  28. Unlock Event #51

    To unlock Event 51, The Showdown, you must complete Events 1-50 first.

  29. Stage Unlock: Yoshi's Island Past Stage

    To unlock the original Yoshi's Island stage from the N64 version of the game, use Yoshi and hit over 1,350 ft. (400m in the JP version) in the Home-Run Contest. To do such, stand next to the Sandbag and TAP the X or Y buttons to jump, then use the Down + A move to hit the bag for around 30% damage each time. Do that about 4 times to get the bag up to around 100-110% damage. Since you won't have much time left, get the bat and use a Smash hit to send the bag flying. If you did it all well enough, you should make it well over the required distance.

  30. Unlock events #40 through #50

    To unlock events #40 through #50, you must unlock all of the secret characters.

  31. Unlock Sound Test

    To unlock the Sound Test, you must open all secret stages. This means you must also beat all 51 Events (since you get Final Destination from the 51st), and unlock all secret characters (since you need them to access the higher number events).

  32. Hidden Trophies

    Some trophies are hidden and can't be won through the Lottery/Snag Trophy mini-game/etc. Here is the complete list of trophies and how to get them:

    Code Effect
    (You get three trophies per playable character; one for completing each 1-P Regular Match mode (Classic, Adventure, All-Star)) Character Trophies
    (Complete 100-Man Melee within 240 seconds) Male Wire Frame
    (Get 100+ KOs in Endless Melee) Female Wire Frame
    (Complete 15-Minute Melee) Fighting Wire Frames
    (Defeat Giga Bowser in Adventure Mode without continuing) Giga Bowser
    (Complete Classic on Hard or higher without continuing) Master Hand
    (Complete Adventure on Hard or higher without continuing) Crazy Hand
    (Play 1,000 VS matches) Food
    (Play 10 VS matches) Maxim Tomato
    (Play 100 VS matches) Heart Container
    (Perform a 20+ combo in Training) Lip's Stick
    (Complete Event 3) Motion-Sensor Bomb
    (Perform a 10+ combo in Training) Metal Box
    (Perform 125+ combos with all characters combined in Training) Bunny Hood
    (Play 100 Coin Battle matches) Smash Coins
    (Complete All-Star on Hard or higher) Mew
    (Play 200 VS matches) Sudowoodo
    (Set a combined Home-Run Contest record of 16,404 ft (5,000 meters)) Unown
    (Complete Event 26) Entei
    (See Celebi in your Poké Ball) Celebi
    (Combined clear time in Target Test is less than 26 minutes) Lon Lon Milk
    (Play 100 Coin Battle matches) Kirby Hat 4
    (Unlock all 11 secret characters) Kirby Hat 5
    (Play 150 VS matches) Falcon Flyer
    (Complete Adventure mode with all 25 characters) F-Zero Racers
    (Total distance walked by characters is over 10,000 meters) Mute City
    (Play 50 VS matches) Kraid
    (Play 100 VS matches) UFO
    (Complete Event 45) Game & Watch
    (Clear Target Test with all 25 characters) Target
    (Set a record of over 984 ft (300 meters) in Home-Run Contest) Sandbag
    (Clear All-Star) Battlefield
    (Complete Event 51) Final Destination
    (Complete Event 14) Goomba
    (Set a record of 1,476 ft (450 meters) in Home-Run Contest) Paper Mario
    (Clear All-Star without continuing) Wario
    (Unlock the Sound Test) Marin
    (Complete Event 47) Majora's Mask
    (All characters' KOs total more than 1000) Landmaster Tank
    (Clear Adventure in less than 18 minutes) Wolfen
    (Complete All-Star with all 25 characters) Meowth
    (Collect over 1,000 Coins (spent coins don't subtract)) Tom Nook
    (KO more than 5 opponents in Cruel Melee) Mr. Resetti
    (Load SSBM with a Pikmin save on your memory card) Captain Olimar
    (Complete Classic with all 25 characters) Donkey Kong Junior
    (Complete Classic in less than 5 minutes) Mach Rider
    (Combined Target Test time less than 750 seconds) Sheriff
    (Get every end-of-level bonus and penalty) Diskun
    collect over 250 trophies and then get them in the Lottery Gamecube, Waluigi, Koopa clown kart, and raccoon Mario
    Nintendo Event Caped Mario & Yoshi Trophy
    Nintendo Event Helmet-less Samus Trophy
  33. Mode Unlock: Random Stage

    Unlock every stage except for Battlefield, Final Destination, Dream Land N64, Yoshi's Island N64, and Kongo Jungle N64. This option appears in Additional Rules under Custom Rules in VS mode and allows you to exclude stages you don't want to go to when you use the Random stage select option.

  34. Unlock Events 30-39

    Unlock Luigi, Falco, and Young Link and beat Trophy Tussle 2 to get Events 30-39 in the Event Mode.

  35. Unlock Score Display

    To do this get a total of 5000 KOs. This will allow to see your score during the match instead of afterwards!

  36. Alternate Character Unlocks

    To unlock characters a different way, you must must play a certain number of Vs. matches.

    Code Effect
    50 vs. matches Jigglypuff
    100 vs. matches Dr. Mario
    200 vs. matches Pichu
    300 vs. matches Falco
    400 vs. matches Marth
    500 vs. matches Young Link
    600 vs. matches Ganondorf
    700 vs. matches Mewtwo
    800 vs. matches Luigi
    900 vs. matches Roy
    1,000 vs. matches Mr. Game & Watch
  37. Fight big Kirby

    In adventure mode, if you beat the Kirby team in less than half a minute, you will fight a bigger, fatter version of Kirby.

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Character Guide Marth by Derek Zoolander 163K
Character Guide Fox by CunningKitsune 494K
Other Black Hole Glitch FAQ by Glaexeaus 20K
Character Guide Yoshi by SpikeDragon 119K
Other Stage FAQ by venusaur rules 64K
FAQ/Move List FAQ/Move List by B.lu4R 208K
Other Mewtwo Target Test Map by gamerman555 12K
Other Captain Falcon Target Test Map by gamerman555 17K
Other Dr. Mario Target Test Map by gamerman555 24K
Other Young Link Target Test Map by gamerman555 23K
Other Falco Target Test Map by gamerman555 19K
Other Ice Climbers Target Test Map by gamerman555 24K
Other Ganondorf Target Test Map by gamerman555 17K
Other Roy Target Test Map by gamerman555 15K
Other Donkey Kong Target Test Map by gamerman555 13K
Other Peach Target Test Map by gamerman555 16K
Other Yoshi Target Test Map by gamerman555 14K
Other Kirby Target Test Map by gamerman555 18K
Other Pichu Target Test Map by gamerman555 33K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Kirby021591 250K
Other Nostalgia FAQ by CyricZ 93K
Character Guide Mewtwo by HydroKirby 87K
Other Pikachu Target Test Map by gamerman555 15K
Other Bowser Target Test Map by gamerman555 14K
Other Mario Target Test Map by gamerman555 20K
Character Guide Marth by Armads 82K
Other Bonuses FAQ by DEngel 30K
Secrets FAQ Secrets FAQ by DEngel 10K
FAQ/Move List FAQ/Move List by Dr. Omicron 482K
Other Advanced Techniques Guide by PN_Dalal 38K
Other Debug Mode Guide by hooligan333 21K
Character Guide Roy by XiF and MookieRah 93K
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Character Guide Dr. Mario by XiF 94K
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Character Guide Falco by XiF and ssbmon396 44K
Character Guide Sheik by me frog and XiF 114K
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Other Home Run Contest Guide by SSkeeto 167K
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FAQ FAQ by ABlaster 10K
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Other Battle Scenarios Guide by Max817 562K
Other Trophy Guide by Mem010 38K
Other Trophy FAQ by Sergeant_Slaughter 119K
Character Guide Donkey Kong by JurassicRabbit 27K
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Other Pokemon FAQ by Infiltrater 104K
FAQ/Move List FAQ/Move List by Alxs 95K
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Other Underground Maze Map by Arwing Ace 89K
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Character Guide Mr. Game and Watch by Snow Dragon 86K
Character Guide Young Link by Perfect Light 56K
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Character Guide Mewtwo by Perfect Light 73K
Character Guide Mr. Game and Watch by JBernal 103K
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