Prayers for a Melee HD may soon be answered, thanks to an upcoming Smash 4 mod. Creatively titled “Melee HD,” modders are currently in the process of implementing a Melee-esque air dodge into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. By making Smash 4’s air-dodge similar to Melee’s, this also adds wavedashing into the game — something that fans have been clamoring for since the launch of SSB4.
The mod is very much a work-in-progress, with the team still having to tweak some elements to make air-dodges identical to Melee’s. Even so, it is a fantastic proof-of-concept and will no doubt see some fans dusting off their Wii Us and trying this mod out. So far, the Melee HD team have been able to remove ledge trumping, re-add ledge invincibility, as well as jump-canceled grabs and Shine. Once they manage to remove Rage, I’ll instantly be downloading the mod.
If you want to keep abreast of Melee HD’s development, you can check out its official Discord for the latest updates.