If you’re somewhat of an emulator connoisseur then the likelihood is you’ve got yourself a Dolphin Emulator, and Super Smash Bros. Melee will almost certainly be in your library. On the other hand, if you’ve not managed to get yourself a Switch yet, then you might just be stuck with using a PC Emulator to play some of the older Smash titles pre-dating Super Smash Bros. Ultimate anyway. With either scenario, playing Smash Bros. melee with this awesome Super Smash Bros N64 mod equipped will totally transform the GameCube title into an N64 lookalike.
Super Smash Bros N64 mod: the specifics
You can obtain the Super Smash Bros N64 mod right now thanks to the work of modder and video producer Connor Rentz, it’s available on the Smash Bros. melee 64 page. The mod will update the existing Melee ROM offering a game “that looks and sounds a little more like a Nintendo 64 game”
The site also explains that “Super Smash Bros. Melee 64 not only uses lower quality character models, but also has fewer polygons on many stages as well as simpler (and often lower resolution) textures,” and further adds “In many cases, this mod will run more smoothly than other versions of Super Smash Bros. Melee. For further performance improvements, make sure that Dolphin is running in the native GameCube resolution or smaller. Another way to improve performance (and to make the game appear as intended) is to play in the native4:3 aspect ratio.”
In other words, comparing this Super Smash Bros N64 mod to others out there offers a much smoother experience, with much cleaner feeling visuals and crisp backing music.
If you’re not sure how to get this Super Smash Bros. N64 mod working, there’s plenty of help available on the mod website, and once you do have it up and running you’ll see immediately that it was worth those few minutes getting it set up. it’s a pretty sweet little mod!