The Melee HD mod for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U now has a public beta release

By on December 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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Despite its age, Super Smash Bros. Melee is a game that seems like it will never die. The changes made in the intervening years means that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U doesn’t really play like Melee. But what if it did?

Making Smash 4 play like the GameCube classic is the goal of the 4XM mod — which was previously titled Melee HD as you can see in the trailer below. We reported on this mod back in November. For those who missed it the first time around, 4XM adds in Melee mechanics such as wave dashing and crouch canceling, as well as modifying Smash 4’s physics to be more like Melee.

Now, for players chomping at the bit to try this mod out, 4XM is now available to download in beta form over at their official subreddit. Take note that, since this is a beta, some things, including character balance, are still subject to change in future updates. Interested players can check out the complete patch notes here.

In the meantime, check out the beta in action with the video below.

For those looking to learn how to actually set this up on their Wii Us, Wayvern12 has posted this tutorial video that demonstrates how to do it.

Sources: r/smashbros; Melee HD; Wayvern12

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