Movies, referred to as Archives in Melee, is a category within the main menu of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee


The Archives menu found in Data in Melee

The Archives, found in the Data submenu, allows players to view two videos:

  • How to Play: A small instructional video that is to teach players how to play Melee.
  • Special Movie: An almost-fifteen minute long video, showing off much of the gameplay in Melee; it features a role-call of the starting fifteen characters, and it also shows multiple aspects of the game, such as various items and trophies, and how the single-player mode works.

The Archives menu is only available in the NTSC versions of Melee. The PAL versions remove the menu, as well as the Special Movie; in the Data menu, its place is taken by a dedicated menu selection for the How to Play video.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

This area, found in the Data sub-menu as well, allows a player to watch a video from the following options:

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


Newcomer trailers in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Classic Mode Movies

Character endings in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The fourth game features "introduction" clips for various characters, relating to an Adventure Mode equivalent. All of them were initially released online by Nintendo, either individually or on a Nintendo Direct. Here is a list of known videos that are available in the game:

Additionally, the short fighter-specific videos that are shown after one beats Classic Mode or All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can be re-watched after one completes the mode with a character.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

- Opening


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