Super Smash Bros. Melee Now on the Oculus Rift
If you are a game enthusiast, you can’t help but adore Super Smash Bros. Melee. The familiar characters from Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon make a comeback in Melee and do their best to knock each other out. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the game in an immersive environment from a first person perspective? Now you might just have a chance! In the first week of October 2014, EventHubs published a video that showed Super Smash Bros. in virtual reality with a first-person style fighter. Even though, there has not been any news about the release of the virtual gameplay, one user was lucky enough to experience it through the use of the Oculus Rift.
Super Smash Bros. is a series of crossover fighting games created by Nintendo. The series feature characters from already established video games such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Pac Man and Zelda. It involves a match between two opponents where they try to knock each other out of the stage. The very first Super Smash Bros. was released in 1999 in Japan. Due to its domestic success in Japan, the company decided to do a worldwide release and met with a great response. In 2001, Super Smash Bros. Melee was released and it instantly became the top selling game on the Nintendo GameCube.
Super Smash Bros. Melee in virtual realty became a possibility with the help of the Dolphin emulator by Scott Kellum, Vox Media’s senior front-end designer. The emulator enables players to access GameCube and Wii games on PC or Mac. It has flexible open source software and the ability to support VR hardware. The user who played Melee through the Oculus Rift stated that it was an incredible experience with amazing visuals. As the emulation is in an experimental stage, it has many glitches. However, the glitches can be easily overlooked as the game was ‘a great remix of a childhood experience’. The game allows players to see their favorite characters from a completely different angle.
Super Smash Bros. Melee 3D – Oculus Rift
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