| width=45% |Based on his appearance in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]]''.
|Based on his appearance in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]]''.
Revision as of 01:21, October 21, 2015
Super Smash Bros. Melee added additional alternate costume options to characters by using the X and Y buttons to cycle through the available list instead of using four C buttons to pick a specific color; this removes the limit as to how many are selectable, so there are no longer any costumes exclusive to Team Battles or computer opponents. As a result, many characters now have five different color schemes, with some having as many as six, though some still only have four.
In Team Melee, if members of the same team use the same character, the second player would have a lighter tint applied to their character. A third player uses a darker tint. If a fourth player is forcibly added to a team with the Name Entry glitch, then the fourth character will be completely black; the game's data suggests that a fifth player, if possible, would be completely grey. A sixth player and afterword, would crash the game.
Seems to be primarily based on Bowser's 2P colors in Mario Golf. Also resembles a Spiny or red Koopa Troopa. Red Koopas are the second most common type of Koopa Troopa. On the character select screen, he has red eyes, but in-game, his eyes are blue.
Comes from Bowser's international artwork for Super Mario Bros. Also resembles Iggy Koopa's early in-game sprites.
This color swap is Keeby, who was Kirby's companion in games that featured co-op mode. It also resembles Beam and Needle Kirby, but without the hat, and an alternative palette for Kirby in the multiplayer for Kirby 64. Developer Shigeru Miyamoto also reportedly believed Kirby should be yellow in his debut game, while Masahiro Sakurai believed he should be pink.
The same as when he is Ice Kirby, but without the hat. It was also an alternative palette for Kirby in the multiplayer for Kirby 64.
The same as when he is Fire Kirby, but without the hat.
An alternative palette for Kirby in the multiplayer for Kirby 64.
A reference to his monochrome appearance from the original Kirby's Dream Land for Game Boy. It is also similar to the colors of Kirby's depiction on the North American box cover of Kirby's Dream Land.
A reference to Luigi's appearance in Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros., with tan gloves instead of white in order to simulate Luigi's "bare-handed" look in these games. Also, the colors to his cap, shirt, and overalls reference his Fire Luigi form. His skin is tan in-game.
Resembles the artwork for Mario on the cover for the NES version of Mario Bros.
Comes from the game Wrecking Crew, where Luigi wears pink.
Based on Wario, the same as his previous yellow costume. However, the "M" on his cap and his buttons are now colored blue and white respectively, making him more closely resemble Wario. Additionally, Mario's hat gains a white accent on its edge.
A reference to Foreman Spike from Wrecking Crew '98.
A reversal of his traditional colors. This is seen as a partial reference to Mario's varying appearances in games prior to Nintendo's officially establishment of Mario's outfit of consisting of a red shirt, blue overalls and red hat. In various earlier games, Mario occasionally also appeared with sometimes a blue hat, red shirt with blue overalls or a red hat, blue shirt with red overalls. However, this particular combination of a blue hat, blue shirt, with red overalls was never used in any Mario game as of the release of all games in the "Smash Bros." series, but it does resemble the appearance of the Balloon Fighter and it also resembles Mario's outfit from the DIC cartoons.
A color inverse of his traditional colors. Resembles Mario's appearance on Japanese and European box arts for Wrecking Crew. Also appears as part of the flashing animation from a Starman in Super Mario Bros. The color of his overalls are now more brown than orange, updated from the original game.
The black and yellow stripes resemble the uniform of the Hanshin Tigers, a Japanese baseball team with a large following. The shirt also bears a very similar color scheme to the Gigantic Ant enemy from EarthBound.
Is based on Ness's younger self that he encounters briefly in EarthBound, who was wearing a blue hat.
This, like the other palette swaps, gives Pichu a boy scout's ascot in the corresponding color, similar to the "Camper" (formerly "Jr. Trainer") and "Picnicker" classes of trainers from the Pokémon series. This also gives Pichu a ribbon on it's left ear.
Gives Pichu goggles similar to the "Swimmer" class of the Pokémon series. Despite Pichu not returning for Brawl, Pikachu's blue costume in that game is based on these same goggles.