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

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paul5 : 2001 One person: ICE CLIMBERS 2018 Everyone: ICE CLIMBERS

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.

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!"

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?

Mayyro : Never seen that much hype for regular Samus.

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

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.

DorkKnight : I honestly cried rewatching this

_ 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.

TheDJGrandPa : 2001: ice climbers! *silence* 2018: ice climbers *expand dong*

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

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

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

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

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

Jose Ruiz : Ridley confirmed for smash since 2001

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

James Derrick : RIP Ice Climbers :(

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.

Derek Newton : Back when reveals were actually exciting!

Sjono : Back when Smash actually kept its secret characters secret

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

PixellPunk : Young Bill should be a character.

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

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

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

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

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

KiddKoalaz : Who is here from the 2018 Switch reveal Smash Bros! We've come a long way brothers.. :')

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

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.

kam : Lol they spelt Sheik wrong in their own trailer

ThornReaper : I like hearing the one Earthbound/Mother fan in the audience screaming NESS NESS with no remorse. gj mate. xD

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

pr44 : SSB4 < SSBM

Ness Lucas : RIP Ice Climbers


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

Flip2k : Love that people cheered for Samus. At that point, Metroid had skipped a whole generation and I remember desperately wanting something to succeed Super Metroid. 

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

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

Bepis : Camera quality better than androids today