Video Games I’m Thankful For (Part 4)

The series continues with, well, another “Video Game I’m Thankful For.” This installment comes from the Nintendo GameCube. Check out the game here:

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Released in December 2001 in North America, this game still has a very strong following. If anything, this game’s popularity has gained momentum from the lackluster performance of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in addition to its simply amazing gameplay.

I remember the moment I saw the gameplay for myself for the first time. My cousin received a Nintendo GameCube for Christmas along with this game and I was in awe yet again. It looked so real, so amazing, so much better than anything I’ve seen on the Nintendo 64. I knew I had to have it. Fast forward a few months to my birthday and I was a proud owner of a Nintendo GameCube and Super Smash Bros. Melee. The possibilities were infinite. So many characters, coupled with a vast array of battle modes, trophies, items, videos, and so much more, it would be impossible to be bored.

Luckily my Nintendo GameCube (and Wii) works, so I can safely play this game anytime I’d like. Now on the heels of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. is more popular than ever.

What games are you thankful for? What games have a special spot in your heart?

Come back tomorrow for the next game of the series!

For previous parts of the series, see below:

Follow Harry Loizides, a Senior Editor, through his life of video games, obstacle races, and other adventures with Instagram, Twitter, and IGN

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