Brawl Stage of the Week: Freezer Room

It may not be the prettiest stage we've ever seen, but we found ourselves having a great time while playing in Matt M.'s Freezer Room. We didn't really understand the title at first, as we originally only noticed the little ice platform up top in this very tall stage -- one ice platform does not a "freezer room" make! Once we started brawling, though, we saw the little enclosed area at the bottom with an ice floor, and everything made much more sense.

Yet that's only one element of the stage that we enjoyed -- click past the break to see more!

Freezer Room by Matt M.

There's a randomness to the "architecture" (if you will) in this stage that doesn't always make sense, like the falling boxes on the sides. Taking things like that into consideration, this stage seems to have a fair amount of gimmicks, and yet that doesn't mean they don't work. In fact, we even enjoyed some of the quirky pieces we found in this level, since we don't see them often in custom stages.

We know a lot of folks don't like fighting in enclosed areas, but Freezer Room is about more than the little freezer area below. There are other places to duke it out, too, which are more comfortable for straight-up brawling. Still, beware of the enclosed space, as any savvy opponent will probably retreat there if his or her damage is too high. Keep in mind, though, that enclosed spaces are also good for dealing out a lot of damage in a short amount of time.

Hit up the gallery below to take a closer look at the Freezer Room.


1. Download this file
2. Save it to an SD card in the following location:
  • US versions of Brawl: \private\wii\app\RSBE\st\st_080310_1758.bin
  • Japanese versions of Brawl: \private\wii\app\RSBJ\st\st_080310_1758.bin
  • EU and PAL versions of Brawl: \private\wii\app\RSBP\st\st_080310_1758.bin
3. Put the SD card with the file on it in your Wii and start up Brawl
4. During the stage selection, click "Melee Stages" in the bottom-right corner
5. Then click "Custom Stages" in the bottom-right corner and choose the custom stage you want to play on (this particular stage is called "Freezer Room")

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.