Last week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, was our farewell to the year 2015. Because the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, we though we’d celebrate by remembering the most wonderful moments of Nintendo, and among several standouts, we discussed the incredible opening cinematic from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Check out the discussion video above for our full memories, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

The opening cinematic was an incredible gathering of Nintendo icons in its own right, but because
Melee launched so early on in the GameCube’s life, it marked the first appearance of many characters on Nintendo’s new powerful console, and many others in 3D video games at all. But what made it really special is the stellar way they used the cinematic as a trailer for the game at E3 2001, and with it made the surprise announcement that Super Smash Bros. was getting a GameCube sequel.

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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