Fan mod adds modern online features to 'Super Smash Bros. Melee'

Slippi’s latest update cuts down on lags, matches you with competitors.


New features have dropped for Super Smash Bros Melee via Project Slippi, a mod that brings the 2001 Gamecube game online. Now, the game has rollback netcode, integrated matchmaking, auto-updates and replays, Slippi creator Jas “Fizzi” Laferriere tweeted Tuesday. The updates were first spotted and reported on by Dot Esports.

Slippi brings the nearly 20-year-old game into the present. It’s designed for play using Dolphin, a PC emulator for playing GameCube games. There are step-by-step instructions for getting started with Dolphin and Slippi in the “Netplay” section of the Slippi website.

The newest updates are meant to ensure the smoothest online play experience possible -- Rollback netcode cuts down on possible lag. A matchmaking feature will find you opponents, including players in other continents. Replays of your games will automatically be saved in “bite-size” files, according to the Slippi website.