Super Smash Bros. for GameCube has cheat codes that unlock alternate music tracks; however, if you want to unlock all Super Smash Bros. Melee characters and battle in the hidden arenas, then you'll have to fight for it.
These cheats apply to Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube.Nintendo
How to Unlock All Characters in Melee
Most secret characters must be defeated in battle before you can play as them. If you fail, they will challenge the winner of the next versus mode match. Complete the indicated tasks to face the secret character.CharacterHow to UnlockDr. MarioSuccessfully complete classic mode as Mario without losing a life. Alternatively, play 100 versus mode matches.Falco LombardiSuccessfully complete the 100 man melee. Alternatively, play 300 versus mode matches.GanondorfSuccessfully complete event 29 (Triforce Gathering). Alternatively, play 600 versus mode matches.Jigglypuff (Purin)Successfully complete adventure mode on any difficulty setting. Alternatively, fight 50 multiplayer battles.
LuigiSuccessfully complete the first stage of adventure mode with a time of xx:x2:xx (2 must be in the seconds place). You will then have to battle Luigi and defeat him in under one minute. At the end of adventure mode, you'll fight Luigi again. Alternatively, play 800 versus mode battles.Mr. Game & WatchSuccessfully complete classic mode with all other 24 characters, or complete target test mode with all other 24 characters to unlock Mr. Game & Watch. Alternatively, play over 1,000 versus mode matches.PichuComplete event 37. Alternatively, play 200 matches in versus mode.MarthFinish classic mode without continuing, using all 14 default characters. Alternatively, play versus mode more than 400 times, or play versus mode with all of the 14 default characters.RoySuccessfully complete the game with Marth in classic mode. Alternatively, play over 900 versus mode matches.Young LinkSuccessfully complete classic mode ten times with different characters each time. One time must be with Link. Alternatively, complete adventure mode with Ganondorf, or play 500 versus mode matches.
How to Unlock Mewtwo
Mewtwo may appear to challenge you at random, but you can trigger a fight with him by playing 20 hours in versus mode. The combined number of human players times the number of hours played must equal 20 or greater. For example, if you play with two human players against two CPU players, you must play for 10 hours. For an easy way to get Mewtwo, try this strategy:
Go into Custom Rules Melee and make the following changes:Set Stock to 3Set Item Flow to NoneSet Stock Time Limit to Off
Choose two of your best characters (for fighting Mewtwo) and start a match in the Pokémon Stadium level.
Place both fighters on the Pokéball in the center of the arena.
Unplug the GameCube controllers and leave the system on overnight to accumulate game time. Do not pause the game.
After enough time has passed, plug in the controllers, then have one of the fighters die three times.
If enough hours have been accumulated, Mewtwo will challenge you. Defeat him to unlock him as a playable character.
There are also character cheats for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.
You can fight in the secret arenas by meeting the criteria below. The Big Blue, Brinstar Depths, Fourside, or Poké Floats stage will be randomly unlocked after you complete 50 multiplayer matches. Play another 50 matches to unlock the next stage until all are unlocked.ArenaHow to UnlockBattlefield StageSuccessfully complete All-Star mode.Dream Land StageSuccessfully complete Break The Targets mode with all fighters to unlock the Dream Land stage.Final Destination StageSuccessfully complete event 51 to unlock the Final Destination stage.Flatzone StageSuccessfully complete classic mode using Mr. Game & Watch without losing a life to unlock the Flatzone stage.Kongo Jungle StageSuccessfully complete 15 Minute Spar mode to unlock the Kongo Jungle stage.Mushroom Kingdom II StageWin a Birdo trophy by putting a lot of coins in the lottery, or complete adventure mode with five characters.Poké Floats StagePlay 50 multiplayer matches.Fourside StagePlay 50 multiplayer matches.Brinstar Depths StagePlay 50 multiplayer matches.Big Blue StagePlay 50 multiplayer matches.Yoshi's Island StageHit over 1,300 feet in home run derby mode with Yoshi to unlock the Yoshi's Island stage.Random Stage SelectUnlock all of the stages except Battlefield, Final Destination, and the three Past Stages. Alternatively, successfully complete classic mode with all characters.
How to Win the Home Run Contest
Use the following strategy with Yoshi to get the highest possible score in the Home Run mini-game:
Grab the bat as soon as you can start.
Turn around and walk up close to the bag.
Tap the jump button as lightly as possible so that Yoshi jumps no more than the size of the bag, then quickly tap Down + A to make him do his downward multi-kick to bump the bag's percentage up 30+.
Keep doing the multi-kick until the countdown is at one, then blast him with the bat. It's possible to get over 1,700 feet with this trick.
How to Unlock the Score Display Option
To unlock the Score Display option in the Additional Melee Rules menu, accumulate more than 5,000 KOs in melee matches. This option lets you hide the score during melee battles.
How to Unlock Extra Events
Unlocking every extra event first requires you to unlock every character.EventHow to UnlockExtra Events #31-#39Successfully complete the first 30 events and unlock Jigglypuff,Luigi, Dr. Mario, Falco, and Young Link.Extra Events #40-#50Unlock all the characters in the game.Event #51Clear all other events.
There are some trophies that require you to play other games to unlock them.TrophyHow to UnlockLuigi's Mansion TrophyInsert a memory card with a saved game from Luigi's Mansion to get a trophy featuring Luigi with a vacuum.Paper Mario TrophyHit over 1,500 feet in home run derby mode to get a Paper Mario trophy.Pikmin TrophyInsert a memory card with a saved game from Pikmin. Begin the game and a Pikmin trophy will be available.Wave Race Blue Storm TrophyInsert a memory card with a saved game from Wave Race: Blue Storm. Begin the game and a Wave Race: Blue Storm trophy will be available.Barrel Cannon Trophy MessageLook at the bottom of the Barrel Cannon trophy. You will see the message "2L84ME" (too late for me).Alternate Trophy BackgroundZoom in on a trophy, then pressStart to change the background.
How to Unlock the Sound Test
Unlock all stages, all characters, and all 51 events to unlock the sound test option.
How to Unlock All-Star Mode
Unlock all bonus fighters to unlock the single player All-Star mode. In this mode, you must fight every character in the game using minimal health items.
All-Star Mode Stages
Every character in All-Star mode has a specific stage you fight them in. Eventually, you will fight two opponents at a time, then three opponents at a time.
Between battles, you'll return to a waiting room with a few power-ups and a teleporter to the next fight. Look at the small TV screens behind the teleporter to see which opponent(s) you are fighting next. When it shows two opponents, you'll be in the stage of the opponent on the left. When it shows three opponents, you'll be in the stage of the opponent in the middle. Use the following list to figure out which stage you are going to fight in:CharacterAll-Star StageMarioRainbow CruisePeachPrincess Peach's CastleDonkey KongKongo JungleYoshiYoshi's StoryLinkGreat BayZeldaTempleCaptain FalconMute CityBowserYoshi's IslandFoxCorneriaSamusBrinstarPikachuPokémon StadiumIce ClimbersIcicle MountainKirbyGreen GreensNessOnettDr. MarioMushroom Kingdom II (Subcon)FalcoVenomPichuFourside CityLuigiMushroom KingdomJigglypuffPoké FloatsMewtwoBattlefieldMr. Game & WatchFlat ZoneMarthFountain of DreamsRoyFinal DestinationYoung LinkJungle JapesGanondorfBrinstar Depths
Hold L and enter the Collection screen to arrange your trophies in rows. Hold R and enter the Collection screen to arrange trophies in a circle. Hold Y and enter the Collection screen to arrange the trophies in a triangle.
Nintendo Game Systems Easter Egg
Open the Collection screen and zoom in on the background. Look to the right of the television to see most of the Nintendo game systems on display.
Alternate Menu Music
At the title screen, hold A and press Start. Different music will play on the main menu. It's also possible to hear different music in the gallery of trophies. After unlocking the sound test, press A to play a song you like, then press B to exit. When you go to the trophy gallery, that song will be playing instead of the usual one.
Alternate Stage Music List
Hold down A or L + R as you select a stage to have different music play rather than the default track. Some stages have two alternate soundtracks while others just have one.StageAlternate MusicInfinite Glacier: Icicle MountainIce Climber's Music (A), Ice Climber NES Music (L + R)Mushroom Kingdom: Princess Peach's CastleSuper Mario Bros. Music (revised)Mushroom Kingdom: Rainbow CruiseRainbow Cruise MusicDK Island: Kongo JungleDK RapDK Island: Jungle JapesDonkey Kong MusicTermina: Great BayLegend of Zelda Music (A); Saria's Song (L + R)Hyrule: TempleZelda's Music (A); Fire Emblem Music (L + R)Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's StoryYoshi's Island MusicYoshi's Island: Yoshi's IslandSuper Mario World Music (A); Super Mario Bros. 3 Music (L + R)Dream Land: Fountain of DreamsKirby Music (revised)Dream Land: Green GreensKirby MusicLylat System: CorneriaStarfox MusicLylat System: VenomFox's MusicSuperflat World: Flat ZoneGame and Watch MusicPlanet Zebes: BrinstarSuper Metroid MusicPlanet Zebes: Brinstar DepthsMetroid MusicEagleland: OnettEarthBound Music (A); Mother Music (L + R)Eagleland: FoursideFourside MusicF-Zero Grand Prix: Mute CityCapt. Falcon's MusicF-Zero Grand Prix: Big BlueF-Zero Race MusicKanto: Pokémon StadiumPokémon Theme Music (A); Pokémon Red and Blue Battle Music (L + R)Mushroom KingdomSuper Mario Bros. Music (A); Dr. Mario Music (L + R)Mushroom Kingdom IISuper Mario Bros. 2 Music (A); Dr. Mario Music (L + R)Special Stages: BattlefieldMeleePast Stages: Dream LandKirby Superstar MusicPast Stages: Yoshi's IslandYoshi's Island Music