Super Smash Bros. Melee Reveal & Reactions (E3 2001)

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Bowserslave : Still gives me goosebumps to this day

Heruru Meruru : That one guy who cheered for the Ice Climbers.... Where is he now?


aMAX : It's interesting to think how at the time Peach, Bowser, and Sheik were newcomers.

acicon : I thought porn wasn't allowed on youtube

Harry the Defiler : Gotta love that one guy who recognized the Ice Climbers.

Mayyro : Never seen that much hype for regular Samus.

Myke Hawk : No one cheered when fox was shown...they had no idea.

Werten a.k.a Hoshi : "Wow! I'm going to get to play as Wolf and Ridley! And wow! Look at all those Pokémon I'll be able to choose from!"

EvilApple567 : "15 years later Ice Climbers are back" 15 years later I'm watching this reveal

GuyWithTheCoolName : Aw, isn't that cute? Everyone thinks that Ridley's playable.

_ D0ct0r _ : Guys, the crowd didn't cheer because they thought Ridley was playable. They cheered because at the time, there weren't any recent Metroid games. So people were excited to see Samus along with the Metroid Prime reveal. Ridley cannot possibly have any hype.

mrm64 : 1:51, see my fellow Nintendo fans, although game play is most important, graphics DO matter to some degree :) See how excited the crowd was towards the Gamecube's graphical power?

Levi Robbins : 3:20 Pika runs away cause he's afraid of Peach crouch cancel downsmash

GTMarlin 64 : Before they knew Fox was top tier ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

DorkKnight : I honestly cried rewatching this

Jose Ruiz : Ridley confirmed for smash since 2001

Brad S : This reveal still gives me goosebumps.  The reaction is so powerful

PKFreeZZy : Bad footage of Fox during the character reveal part, not enough shines 7.8/10

FOG2006 : Funny is that when Melee was announces, NOBODY knew about Sakurai, nor even wondered about who was the Smash Bros. creator.

byperbam : dey really dug fo dat one.

HKSpades : little did they know. this game would still be played in 2014

Lord Shaske : Is that Bill? .... IS THAT BILL?

greattvgames90 : Little did we know ,that this game would be a classic ...

PixellPunk : Young Bill should be a character.

Kitsune91 : *Wipes tear* So beautiful. I remember watching G4 when I first saw the announcement/opening for Melee as a kid. I was jumping up and down saying "They look like they do on the covers and posters!!" over and over again. I couldn't believe how drastic the graphics leap was from N64 to Gamecube, even till this day. The thought of playing Super Smash Bros. in those graphics was mind blowing. It felt like a dream come true.. Melee for life!

Gabriel S : I don't think any game reveal could capture the pure genuine excitement this put into some people ever again.

Amber Rebecca : Could you imagine the reaction if they had showed ALL the characters? *shivers*

James Derrick : RIP Ice Climbers :(

Dino Spumoni : They spelled Sheik wrong lol 3:28.

Bob Vance : Meanwhile Smash 4 doesn't even have a solid intro lol

Sean Patrick : I wish I could have been there for this great moment. So much genuine happiness about Melee, and it's a game still loved dearly to this day. Nowadays people would complain about Sheik being in over Ganondorf and how Ice Climbers were too obscure to deserve a spot over some other franchise. How I wish I could have been a part of the hype back in 2001, when everyone was just thankful to have this amazing series in the first place.

Derek Newton : Back when reveals were actually exciting!

Hydroxoid : The hype must have been real there! The opening sequence is so different!

windows95ism : How pure and innocent Bill was before...before Isabelle.

NotaSkeleton : Those hype sounds everytime Samus comes on screen. That really warms my heart.

Connor SooHoo : Ah those poor fools who clapped for Ridley...

[ Deleted Channel ] : The leap between the n64 version and the GameCube one is extremely huge. The Graphics!

Ness Lucas : RIP Ice Climbers

Cameron Szachta : This is why Nintendo should have done an actual press conference at E3 2016. These reactions are gold.

Sammycrow : That complete moment of silence after the Melee logo flashes up and just before it registers as to what's actually happening... pure gold. :D

Sangwoo Shin : Who would've thought this game would be played 13 years after it's release.

TD RollinsR : Ugh finally here, real long way with Internet Explorer, I cant wait for this game to come out!

GameXplain : Yo, I was there in that room! The excitement was through the roof!

Blinker 182 : I like that comment in the audience: ''Is that shit for real?''

Crusaderp : Everyone was so excited for Ridley... Must've been disappointing...

fapnoob : That reaction for Ridley breaks my heart... Maybe this year.

French Fries : Damn, Samus got the best reactions out of all the other characters.


Officer Flat Foot : 2:07 Some Guy:  "Is that Shit Fo' Real?!?!?"