Before Super Smash Brothers Melee, Famitsu had given every GameCube game released in Japan a Gold Award. Did Melee continue that streak? Unfortunately not.
Scoring 37/40, Super Smash Brothers Melee received the coveted Platinum Award from Famitsu, the insanely popular Japanese videogame magazine. The individual scores from the four editors who reviewed Melee consisted of three 9’s and one 10. Melee hits American (and Canadian) shores early in December, and should stand alongside Luigi’s Mansion as one of the best selling GameCube titles of 2001.