A List of Every Known Super Smash Bros. Melee ISO
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This is a list of every official rom image of Super Smash Bros. Melee known to exist. There will be no links to download any of these ISOs here.

Relsab-15 by ConnorRentz
The logo shown at the beginning of both Japanese commercial ISOs.

For many game enthusiasts, Super Smash Bros. Melee started or heavily influenced their interest in game development, hacking, and research. The game already has a mysterious aura, and the thirteen month development period is also fascinating. The discovery of the Debug Menu, which is present in every retail release of Melee, was a bigger secret than any rumors spread on playgrounds or on early internet forums (I first heard about it sometime in 2007/2008 on an old site called Detstar which encouraged me to check my local GameStop every week until they had an Action Replay behind the counter). Melee's development and hidden content is incredibly interesting, and every bit of information uncovered - from unused data on the disc to samples of early music tracks on the original website - is very exciting for fans. To help with research and further discoveries, I have created this list of Super Smash Bros. Melee ISOs. This includes retail releases, promotional discs, ISOs tucked away from multi-boot ISOs, and those missing still shrouded in mystery. If you have copies of discs or dumped ISOs, this should help you identify what you have.

Unfortunately, unlike Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Genesis, Super Smash Bros. Melee doesn't really have a lot of early builds of the game floating around. This is probably due to its early release for the GameCube (other later GameCube titles like Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door, Star Fox Adventures, and Sonic Mega Collection have more demos and prototypes with content that contrasts greatly with the final retail games). However, there may be data yet to be revealed - it wasn't until 2007 or 2008 that the Name Entry Glitch in Melee was discovered, and only just last year in 2017, I discovered that the Proximity Mine and Topi seal trophies were still present in the North American releases of Melee (actually, both the Japanese and North American versions of the game have each other's exclusive files on the disc). And at the time of this initial post, many unused animations for every character in Melee have only just surfaced. We may never hear the full version of Onett's original theme heard at the E3 demos, uncover remnants of Yoshi's Island's music note blocks, or restore the lost beta platforms for Hyrule Temple, but it is always fun to look and see what was left behind to discover. If anything, there may be traces of more lost content.

If you are new to the exploration of Super Smash Bros. Melee content, the best place to begin is the article on The Cutting Room Floor. This includes all of the regional differences, a full explanation of the Debug Menu, and all of the unused content discovered thus far. If you are a researcher, hacker, or developer, I would be more than happy to exchange private messages to give you files you may not have access to.

Notes:
  • Revision numbers are stored in the ISO.
  • The apploader date is the revision compile date stored in the ISO.
  • BIOS Friendly means that the ISO can be booted through the GameCube BIOS as is with the appropriate region.
  • The Start.dol date is copied from the Start.dol file of the ISO. This date (and time) also appears in Melee's Debug Menu, the title screen when the DB Level is set to Develop, and the Boot-Up Log Message that cannot be seen in the game normally.
  • Banner descriptions have their line breaks preserved.
  • Short Title and Short Maker are used in the GameCube BIOS before selecting the Game Play menu option. Selecting the Game Play menu option shows the Long Title, Long Maker, and the Banner Description.
  • Unless ISOs related to any E3 or Special Event demos are leaked or somehow made available, they will not be included here for the time being.
  • NTSC and PAL are types of video signals often used to distinguish different regional versions of Melee. NTSC is used for the American, Japanese, and Korean versions of the game, and PAL is used for the European version.
Quick Guide to GameCube Title IDs:
  • First Character - Console ID.
    • G: All retail games use G for GameCube.
    • D: This is intended to be used for demo discs such as the Soulcalibur II Demo Disc, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike Limited Edition Preview Disc, or the Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc series. Likely because it is a multi-boot ISO, it is used by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Master Quest despite not technically being a demo disc.
    • U: This is only used by the Game Boy Player Startup Disc.
    • P: Used for promotional or bonus discs, such as the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Bonus Disc, the Pokemon Colosseum Bonus Disc, the Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Bonus Disc, or The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition.
    • A: Seems to be intended for Game Boy Advance emulations, such as the Made in Wario trial demo included on the Japanese Interactive Disc Catalog Summer 2003 disc.
    • R: Usually only seen in RELSAB or variations of RELSAB.
  • Second and Third Characters - Game Code
    • These two characters are letters or numbers specific to a game. Super Smash Bros. Melee uses AL, Pokemon Colosseum uses C6, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker uses ZL.
  • Fourth Character - Region Code
    • Note: Region Codes in the Title ID do not determine the game's region, but these letters often are almost always associated with these regions.
    • A: All
    • E: USA
    • J: Japan
    • K: Korea
    • R: Russia
    • W: Taiwan
    • F: France
    • P: Europe
    • S: Spain
    • U: Sometimes used for Europe (such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Master Quest)
    • X: Sometimes used for France and/or Germany
  • Fifth Character - Publisher/Maker Code
    • 01: Nintendo
    • 08: Capcom
    • 8P: SEGA
    • AF: Namco
    • 64: LucasArts
    • AB: Often used for undefined titles, such as RELSAB
    • A4: Often used by Nintendo for demos and demo videos stored in multi-boot ISOs

Retail Releases of Melee


Galj01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: 大乱闘スマッシュ
Short Maker: ブラザーズDX
Long Title: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX
Banner Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALJ01
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Oct 31 2001 TIME 04:35:57
Total File Count:
Disc Size:
Banner Description:
オールスター奇跡の大集結で、4人まとめて大乱闘!
カウントダウンはもう始まっている。
~
The first Japanese release of Melee. Other than regional changes, this version is identical to the first North American release of Melee.

Both the Japanese and North American versions of Melee have .dat files, the default format of the game's internal files, and .usd files, the format for the North American files. The .dat files can be found in all versions of Melee, while the .usd files can be found in any NTSC version (meaning the US, Japanese, and Korean versions) of the game. Curiously, the US releases do not use most of the Japanese files even when the language is swapped in the game's Options menu, and vice versa. This includes all things from the title screen logos to the Proximity Mine item.

Galj01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: 大乱闘スマッシュ
Short Maker: ブラザーズDX
Long Title: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALJ01
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.01
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 22 2001 TIME 13:22:57
Total File Count:
Disc Size:
Banner Description:
オールスター奇跡の大集結で、4人まとめて大乱闘!
カウントダウンはもう始まっている。
~
The first Japanese revision of Melee. I do not believe the game had any repackaging in Japan.

Galj01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: 大乱闘スマッシュ
Short Maker: ブラザーズDX
Long Title: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALJ01
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.02
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Feb 13 2002 TIME 22:06:27
Total File Count:
Disc Size:
Banner Description:
オールスター奇跡の大集結で、4人まとめて大乱闘!
カウントダウンはもう始まっている。
~
The second Japanese revision of Melee. I do not believe the game had any repackaging in Japan (I own a copy of this version with the original packaging intact and it is the same as the other retail versions).

Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALE01
Region: United States
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Oct 31 2001 TIME 04:35:57
Total File Count: 1,214
Disc Size: 1.36 GB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This is the original North American retail release of Super Smash Bros. Melee. I think it's safe to say this is probably the most common version of the game. It would be unlikely to find this packaged as a Player's Choice or Best Seller game case. Since there are hardly any brand-new unopened copies of Melee, it is possible that cases and discs could have been swapped by various owners.

Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALE01
Region: United States
Disc Revision: 1.01
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 22 2001 TIME 13:22:57
Total File Count: 1,214
Disc Size: 1.36 GB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This is the first revision of Melee released, which I believe is often packaged in the case with the "Best Seller" logo added to the box art. Note that the apploader date has been updated to a later date.

Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALE01
Region: United States
Disc Revision: 1.02
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Feb 13 2002  TIME 22:06:27
Total File Count: 1,214
Disc Size: 1.36 GB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This is the second revision of Melee released, which I believe is often packaged as the Player's Choice edition of the game. Oddly, the apploader date was not updated.

Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALP01
Region: Europe
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 12/17/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Mar 13 2002 TIME 00:54:01
Total File Count: 1,614
Disc Size: 1.36GB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This is Europe's first and only release of Melee. Despite it being the first revision of the PAL version of the game, it is identical to v1.2 of Melee in the U.S. and Japan. This version has no .usd files. However, it does have .frd, .gmd, .itd, .ukd versions (France, Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom respectively) of most of the in-game files. The game's primary soundtrack is copied for each region, and additionally, a US folder with all of the music is included. Despite claims that the infamous Tamagon Trophy does not exist in the game files, it does as well as the Japanese and North American variations of certain trophies. While it does not appear in the game's menu and it cannot be accessed in the Debug Menu, the file for the fifteen-minute Special Movie is in the game's files (though much smaller in size and likely to be the full video).

Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALE01
Region: Korea
Disc Revision: 1.30
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Feb 13 2002 TIME 22:06:27
Total File Count: 1,214
Disc Size: 1.36 GB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This is definitely the least known retail release of Super Smash Bros. Melee. The GameCube was distributed by Daiwon in South Korea and only had twenty-seven titles released. These titles, such as Melee, are supposedly Japanese region versions of the US ISO. The packaging for the game seems to be the real difference, using the international logo on the Japanese packaging. The Korean Melee disc has the logo in teal, which looks really cool.

While this is version 1.0 of Melee in Korea, this is really just the US v1.2 (or at least built from v1.2, judging by the apploader and Start.dol dates), although the revision number in the ISO (which is 1 for v1.1 and 2 for v1.2) is 48. Technically, the disc revision is 1.3, so I suppose the Korean version of Melee could be considered v1.3 of the game despite not having any immediately noticeable differences from v1.2. It is unlikely, but there may be changes to the gameplay physics.

The Korean version of Melee will save to Japanese Memory Cards in files separate from Japanese save data (it recognizes GALE01 and GALJ01 as different titles).

Special/Promotional Releases of Super Smash Bros. Melee


D23j01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Special movie disc of Smash Brothers DX
Short Title: スマブラDX
Short Maker: 特製ムービーディスク
Long Title:スマブラDX特製ムービーディスク
Long Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: D23J01
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/16/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 20 2001 TIME 10:55:04
Total File Count: 55
Disc Size: 1.36 GB
Banner Description:
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDXのムービー集です。
~
This isn't technically a copy of Melee, but it is related to the game. This was not released in stores - it was distributed to participants (or perhaps specific winners) of a tournament in Makuhari. It's known for coming in gold packaging with a gold disc. This is a multi-boot ISO like the Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs - it has videos of four matches from the tournament and also includes videos of impressive Break the Targets and Home Run Contest replays. The only way to exit any of the videos once they have been started is to reset the system. The menu used to select the videos is recycled from the early GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs from around that time (which also often contained Melee content).

Dalj01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc November 2001 for Japan
Short Title:  ゲームデモディスク
Short Maker:  任天堂
Long Title:  店頭ゲームデモディスク Nov'2001
Banner Name:  店頭ゲームデモディスク Nov'2001
Banner Maker:  2001 任天堂
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: DALJ01
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 10/29/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Oct 25 2001 TIME 11:40:32
Total File Count: 80
Disc Size: 1.36 GB
Banner Description:
 店頭販促専用です。
 販売しないで下さい。
~
While this is technically the Japanese November 2001 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc, it features Melee content almost exclusively, save for a demo and video of Pikmin. This disc comes in the game's regular packaging except for a green Luigi sticker, and the disc has basic red text. This, like all Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs, is a multi-boot ISO.

This includes a two-minute Free-for-All/Battle Royale demo match limited only to the characters and stages that do not have to be unlocked, an Adventure Mode demo with the same character restrictions that will end after the Brinstar Escape level, and a Trophy Gallery demo that is limited to a small number of trophies. It also has a few commerical-like videos for Melee (including the final version of Melee's opening cinematic) and a GameCube promo video. Interestingly, the commercial videos use an arrangement of the game's main menu song that is not featured anywhere else!

Dalj01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc November 2001 for Japan
Short Title:  ゲームデモディスク
Short Maker:  任天堂
Long Title:  店頭ゲームデモディスク Nov'2001
Banner Name:  店頭ゲームデモディスク Nov'2001
Banner Maker:  2001 任天堂
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: DALJ01
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 10/29/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Oct 25 2001 TIME 11:40:32
Total File Count: 80
Disc Size: 1.36 GB
Banner Description:
 店頭販促専用です。
 販売しないで下さい。
~
This is exactly the same ISO as above, but it apparently re-released at some point under a different name? The title this ISO is known as is not that different anyway - jitsuen means demonstration or demo and taikenban means trial version. It is also likely that these were dumped from the same disc but the ISO somehow received two different names during circulation. It could be that this ISO was on a disc actually labeled for the November 2001 demo disc and not for a promotional Melee disc, but this is unlikely as no such image of a disc or case art for the November 2001 demo disc exists. On top of that, Japan did not have frequent editions of early demo discs labeled with a general GameCube packaging in the way that the US, Europe, and Australia did. Instead, early demo discs were packaged in the featured game's original box with green Luigi stickers attached.

Super Smash Bros. Melee Extracted ISOs


Quick Explanation: During the GameCube's lifetime, Nintendo distributed Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs to stores so that consumers could try out demos and watch videos of current and upcoming releases. These discs are no different than regular GameCube games: any console can boot them. Like the available to purchase The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition or the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Bonus Disc, the demo discs are multi-boot ISOs that load compressed ISOs known as .tgc files to play games. It is possible to covert tgc files back to gcm files, which makes these standalone ISO files once again. Technically, Nintendo never actually intended these extracted ISOs to be seen or used this way, which often results in corrupted or incomplete banner data, bizarre regions and Game IDs (such as the infamous RELSAB), curious internal data, and random compatibility problems with the GameCube. I have sought out every known .tgc file of Super Smash Bros. Melee and extracted and converted them to standalone ISO files for testing and documentation. Theoretically, it should be possible to burn these to a disc and load them onto a retail GameCube (though the ones that cannot boot through the BIOS will need a modified opening.bnr file).

With these four playable demos (the only working demos of Melee known to exist), it is unconfirmed if these demos feature the same regional and revision changes as the retail versions of the game. The apploader and Start.dol date change between the different regions may indicate that regional changes are present. The apploader date of the US demos share the apploader date of the US v1.1, which suggests the US demos were created from v1.1 of the game. The PAL demo has the same Start.dol date as the US demos, which may suggest that the PAL demo was created from a US v1.1 revision (or even the US demo) rather than v1.2, the revision the retail PAL game is identical to.

Again, these ISOs were extracted from multi-boot ISOs released by Nintendo. Nintendo did not intend these extracted ISOs to be seen or used outside of the multi-boot ISOs they were originally included with.

Note: When playing these demos as standalone ISOs on Dolphin Emulator, the game may soft lock upon selecting a stage depending on what version of Dolphin you have.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX October 2001 Demo JP
Galj01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: 大乱闘スマッシュ
Short Maker: ブラザーズDX
Long Title: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX
Banner Name: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Banner Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALJ1
Original Filename: zzz_fig001110323jpM.tgc
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 3 2001  TIME 16:12:47
Total File Count: 1,125
Disc Size: 767.13 MB
Banner Description:
オールスター奇跡の大集結で、4人まとめて大乱闘!
カウントダウンはもう始まっている。
~
This demo was extracted from the Japan November 2001 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc, specifically the Taikenban ISO. The exact same ISO can be extracted from the Jitsuen-you disc. Like most Melee demos, no unlockable characters and stages are available (the characters not featured in this demo are missing files that allow them to function, but their texture and animation files are present). While you can't change the Versus Mode settings, you can change the match to a Team Battle. As part of a multi-boot ISO, pressing the back button will return you to the main menu of the ISO. As a standalone ISO, it will reset the demo.

While this ISO cannot function like the retail game without replacing many internal files, there are many files leftover that cannot be accessed on through the demo. The disc has all of the music from the final game here (with the exception the US version of the Opening, How to Play, Giga Bowser, and Multi-Man Melee songs) and all of the trophies, for some reason. Of all the 1P Mode Ending videos, only Bowser's video file is present (all Congratulations screens are present, too). The Credits, Tournament Mode, Camera Mode, Training Mode, and Home Run Contest files are present. If the demo were to be hacked and the main menu and Debug Menu were made accessible, these modes could be used normally.

Nintendo was somewhat clever in designing this demo disc. The other options on the November 2001 Demo Disc menu actually all load this ISO and just redirect the player to different menus or screens on the ISO. This seemed obvious for the Adventure Mode and Trophy Gallery options, as that data is present in the ISO (that is - the first half of Adventure Mode's level data before you are booted to a "Thanks for Playing" screen), but the How to Play movie option also boots this ISO. Two things verified this: the How to Play movie is present in the ISO (as well as the entire Special Movie), and when the How to Play movie is selected from the demo disc menu, Dolphin's log shows that Super Smash Bros. Melee was booted, logging the language, DbLevel, and the Start.dol date, which is the same as this extracted ISO. This is also true for the final version of the Opening Cinematic, which can also be viewed from the demo disc multi-boot menu.

Super Smash Bros. Melee January 2002 Demo NTSC
Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Banner Name: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Banner Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALE01
Original Filename: zz_zSmashBrosPlay01120415us.tgc
Region: United States
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Dec  3 2001  TIME 19:49:57
Total File Count: 1,001
Disc Size: 476.81 MB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This demo was extracted from the NTSC January 2002 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc. Oddly, the Back button does not return you to the Demo Disc menu like other Melee demos would (though you can hold down the B button). There doesn't seem to be any noticeable differences from the final game, and it seems to be mostly similar to the first Japan demo, though judging by the Apploader and Start.dol dates, this ISO was probably made from the US v1.1 game.

Unlike the Japanese demo ISO, this ISO does not include the video files for How to Play, Special Movie, or the Opening Cinematic. While you can watch the Opening Cinematic on the demo disc, it is loaded through a unique ISO and it is not the final version of the video: it's the version that was shown at E3 2001.

Super Smash Bros. Melee March 2002 Demo NTSC
Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Banner Name: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Banner Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: GALE01
Original Filename: zz_zSBPlay.tgc
Region: United States
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Dec  3 2001  TIME 19:49:57
Total File Count: 1,001
Disc Size: 476.81 MB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This demo was extracted from the NTSC March 2002 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc. It is identical to the January 2002 NTSC demo.

Super Smash Bros. Melee May 2002 Demo PAL
Gale01 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Super Smash Bros Melee
Short Title: SUPER SMASH BROS.
Short Maker: Melee
Long Title: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Banner Name: SUPER SMASH BROS. Melee
Banner Maker: Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: G98P01
Original Filename: zzz_fig02032519euM.tgc
Region: Europe
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 12/17/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Dec  3 2001  TIME 19:49:57
Total File Count: 1,000
Disc Size: 476.81 MB
Banner Description:
Nintendo's all-stars are ready to do
battle! Let the melee begin!
~
This demo was extracted from the PAL May 2002 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc. It is essentially the same as the two US demos, though it has a different game ID (the PAL May 2002 Demo Disc also has 98 in the title ID). It is also missing the file usa.ini, though it does not seem to have any other internal differences to the US demos.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX October 2001 Commercial 1 JP
RELSAB-scma by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Name: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: aaa_scma_bgm.tgc
Region: Spain
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Oct  2 2001 TIME 11:02:22
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 37.99 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This commercial was extracted from the Japan November 2001 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc, specifically the Taikenban ISO. The exact same ISO can be extracted from the Jitsuen-you disc. Both Melee commercials on this ISO feature a different version of the game's main menu theme not featured anywhere else. This specific commercial starts with Link at Hyrule Temple and he, Ness, and Kirby all get pulverized by a Falcon Punch. Pressing B will either return you to the demo disc menu or restart the video.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX October 2001 Commercial 2 JP
RELSAB-scmb by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Name: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: aaa__scmb_bgm.tgc
Region: Spain
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Oct  2 2001 TIME 11:02:22
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 39.37 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This commercial was extracted from the Japan November 2001 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc, specifically the Taikenban ISO. The exact same ISO can be extracted from the Jitsuen-you disc. Both Melee commercials on this ISO feature a different version of the game's main menu theme not featured anywhere else. This commercial does not freeze, but may lag in later parts of the commercial. It opens with some fighting between Mario, Bowser, and the Ice Climbers at Peach's Castle, and then shows lots of hectic gameplay. Pressing B will either return you to the demo disc menu or restart the video.

Super Smash Bros. Melee (Disc 2) NTSC
Gamea4 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Long Game Name
Short Title: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,
Long Title: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Banner Name: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: GAMEA4
Original Filename: movie_smash1001.tgc (October 2001), 0_movie_smash1001.tgc (January 2002), 0_SBMovie.tgc (March 2002)
Region: United States
Disc Revision: 1.01
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Sep  8 2001 TIME 01:49:37
Total File Count: 8
Disc Size: 70.75 MB
Banner Description:
{No Banner Description}
~
This ISO is simply the Opening Cinematic as it was presented at E3 2001 (despite the final version of the cinematic appearing on the Japan November 2001 demo disc). It can be extracted from the NTSC October 2001, NTSC January 2002, and NTSC March 2002 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs. For some unknown reason, the ISO is titled in Dolphin as Super Smash Bros. Melee (Disc 2). The Pikmin video included on these same demo discs also labeled as Disc 2 in parenthesis.

Super Smash Bros. Melee E3 2001 Video PAL
Gamea4 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory,
Long Title: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Banner Name: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with PAL BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: 0_smashBros.tgc (March 2002), 0_0_smashBros.tgc (May 2002)
Region: Spain
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 12/17/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Dec 17 2001 TIME 18:46:45
Total File Count: 8
Disc Size: 70.56 MB
Banner Description:
{No Banner Description}
~
Again, this is just the E3 Opening Cinematic (why they were still using this version in May 2002 is beyond me). It can be extracted from the PAL March 2002 and PAL May 2002 Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs. While the identical E3 Opening Sequence ISO is titled Super Smash Bros. Melee (Disc 2), this ISO has does have (Disc 2) in the title.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX December 22nd, 2001 Morning Tournament Match JP
RELSAB-22morning by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Name: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: m22morning.tgc
Region: Spain/United Kingdom
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 12 2001 TIME 01:46:17
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 142.26 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei SmaBro DX Movie Disc. It is a video from the tournament in Makuhari. This includes an image of the tournament bracket with orchestral background music that bears no resemblance to any track from Melee. Interestingly, the character select screen at the tournament does not have Mewtwo, Mr. Game & Watch, Roy, Dr. Mario, Falco, or Young Link unlocked.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX December 22nd, 2001 Afternoon Tournament Match JP
RELSAB-22after by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Name: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: m22after.tgc
Region: Spain/United Kingdom
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 12 2001 TIME 01:46:17
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 138.92 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei SmaBro DX Movie Disc. It is a video from the tournament in Makuhari. This includes an image of the tournament bracket with orchestral background music that bears no resemblance to any track from Melee. Interestingly, the character select screen at the tournament does not have Mewtwo, Mr. Game & Watch, Roy, Dr. Mario, Falco, or Young Link unlocked.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX December 23rd, 2001 Morning Tournament Match JP
RELSAB-23morning by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Name: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: m23morning.tgc
Region: Spain/United Kingdom
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 12 2001 TIME 01:46:17
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 134.64 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei SmaBro DX Movie Disc. It is a video from the tournament in Makuhari. This includes an image of the tournament bracket with orchestral background music that bears no resemblance to any track from Melee. Interestingly, the character select screen at the tournament does not have Mewtwo, Mr. Game & Watch, Roy, Dr. Mario, Falco, or Young Link unlocked.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX December 23rd, 2001 Afternoon Tournament Match JP
RELSAB-23after by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Name: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Banner Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Original Filename: m23after.tgc
Region: Spain/United Kingdom
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Nov 12 2001 TIME 01:46:17
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 134.92
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei SmaBro DX Movie Disc. It is a video from the tournament in Makuhari. This includes an image of the tournament bracket with orchestral background music that bears no resemblance to any track from Melee. Interestingly, the character select screen at the tournament does not have Mewtwo, Mr. Game & Watch, Roy, Dr. Mario, Falco, or Young Link unlocked.

Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Break the Targets Video JP
DALJ01targets by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc November 2001 for Japan
Short Title: {No Short Title}
Short Maker: {No Short Maker}
Long Title: {No Long Title}
Banner Name: {No Banner Name}
Banner Maker: {No Banner Maker}
BIOS Friendly: Yes
Game ID: DALJ01
Original Filename: target.tgc
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 11/16/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Dec 26 2001 TIME 15:53:56
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 244.22 MB
Banner Description:
{No Banner Description}
~
This ISO was extracted from the Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei SmaBro DX Movie Disc. This showcases fast "New Records" in Break the Targets for only the characters that do not have to be unlocked in the order they appear on the character select screen (I thought Link's five second record was pretty impressive).

スマブラDXイベント用ディスク (Disc 2) JP
RELSAB-22morning by ConnorRentz may also appear as Opening.bnr 0x20 5 by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Long Game Name
Short Title: スマブラDXイベント用ディスク
Short Maker: ハル研究所
Long Title: スマブラDXイベント用ディスク
Long Maker: 株式会社ハル研究所
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: GAMEA4
Original Filename: thp_HR.tgc
Region: United States
Disc Revision: 1.01
Apploader Date: 11/14/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE Dec 26 2001 TIME 15:53:56
Total File Count: 8
Disc Size: 244.22 MB
Banner Description:
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDXのイベント用

ディスクです。販売を禁じます。

~
This ISO was extracted from the Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei SmaBro DX Movie Disc. This showcases "New Records" in Home Run Contest for only the characters that do not have to be unlocked in the order they appear on the character select screen. Oddly, like the other title with the ID GAMEA4, the title is displayed in Dolphin with (Disc 2) at the end.

Pikmin Jitsuen-you: Melee Special Movie Part 1
RELSAB-22after by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Long Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: sbJP_a.tgc
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE October  2 2001 TIME 11:02:22
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 169.6 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Pikmin Jitsuen-you Sample Disc that released in Japan sometime around the GameCube's launch. This disc has a unique early version of Melee's Special Movie split into four different parts. It is important to note that the date and time logged in the Start.dol file is almost a month earlier than the Japan 1.0 version of Melee, which may explain why the Special Movie features so many early/beta content. This first part includes Mario, Peach, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi. You can watch the Special Movie here.

Pikmin Jitsuen-you: Melee Special Movie Part 2
RELSAB-22morning by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Long Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: sbJP_b.tgc
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE October  2 2001 TIME 11:02:22
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 172.29 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Pikmin Jitsuen-you Sample Disc that released in Japan sometime around the GameCube's launch. This disc has a unique early version of Melee's Special Movie split into four different parts. This second part includes Link, Sheik, Captain Falcon, and Bowser. This part of the Special Movie is unique in that it features Sheik completely in Zelda's place with exclusive Special Movie footage of Sheik not seen in any other version of the game or promo videos.

Pikmin Jitsuen-you: Melee Special Movie Part 3
RELSAB-23after by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Long Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: sbJP_c.tgc
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE October  2 2001 TIME 11:02:22
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 172.38 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Pikmin Jitsuen-you Sample Disc that released in Japan sometime around the GameCube's launch. This disc has a unique early version of Melee's Special Movie split into four different parts. This third part includes Fox, Samus, Pikachu, and Ice Climbers.

Pikmin Jitsuen-you: Melee Special Movie Part 4
RELSAB-23morning by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: Sample Game Name
Short Title: Smash Bros. DX
Short Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Lab.
Long Title: Smash Brothers Deluxe
Long Maker: (C)2001 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc.
BIOS Friendly: Yes with Japanese BIOS
Game ID: RELSAB
Original Filename: sbJP_d.tgc
Region: Japan
Disc Revision: 1.00
Apploader Date: 09/08/2001
Start.dol Date: DATE October  2 2001 TIME 11:02:22
Total File Count: 7
Disc Size: 93.60 MB
Banner Description:
Characters (C)Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./
Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./APE inc.
~
This ISO was extracted from the Pikmin Jitsuen-you Sample Disc that released in Japan sometime around the GameCube's launch. This disc has a unique early version of Melee's Special Movie split into four different parts. This last part includes Kirby and Ness.

Super Smash Bros. Melee ISOs Needing More Documentation


Quick Explanation: There may be more ISOs for Melee circulating to some extent that may have been dumped but do not have proper (or any legitimate) documentation that tells us the game's contents.

Unknown by ConnorRentz
Internal Name: {Currently Unknown}
Short Title: {Currently Unknown}
Long Title: {Currently Unknown}
Banner Name: {Currently Unknown}
Banner Maker: {Currently Unknown}
BIOS Friendly: {Currently Unknown}
Game ID: {Currently Unknown}
Original Filename: {Currently Unknown}
Region: {Currently Unknown}
Disc Revision: {Currently Unknown}
Apploader Date: {Currently Unknown}
Start.dol Date: {Currently Unknown}
Total File Count: {Currently Unknown}
Disc Size: {Currently Unknown}
Banner Description:
{Currently Unknown}
~
In September 2012, someone by the alias LiiZENS dumped an ISO of the infamous and very rare SmaBro DX Event-you Disc. Very little info has surfaced since. All that is known about the contents of this ISO is that it includes options for two, three, and five minute versus mode matches, and four players are required (although they can be CPU players). Like the tournament video disc, there are characters missing, but not the same characters: this one only lacks Mewtwo, Mr. Game & Watch, Roy, and Young Link (oddly, Mewtwo and Mr. Game & Watch's spaces are not covered by question mark boxes). There is currently no explanation specifically related to why this disc exists or how it got into circulation on Japanese auction sites (which it goes for very high prices).

Clearly, the Event-you disc exists. There are many pictures of the disc and packaging online and it has appeared on many auction sites. However, the redump page seems to be the only source that says anything about the content of the disc, and it's the original source of the Event-you name. Other games, such as Mario Party 4, also have tournament event discs with similar packaging and disc designs.

A Few Screenshots


Dalj01-10 by ConnorRentz Dalj01-11 by ConnorRentz
The Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Break the Targets Video JP ISO boots in the GameCube BIOS fine, despite having no banner name or description.

Relsab-10 by ConnorRentz  Relsab-9 by ConnorRentz

Relsab-11 by ConnorRentz  Relsab-13 by ConnorRentz
Some screenshots of the tournament videos, including the incomplete character select screen.

Relsab-7 by ConnorRentz

Sheik's Character Screen in the early Special Movie.


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hey man, can you please share the smabro dx eventyou disc iso? i want to do research on it and check for differences in the final game, hardware and dolphin, etc.
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As I have stated in this article, I do not have this ISO nor do I have any information on the specifics of the ISO. Sorry!
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