Super Smash Bros. Melee Forum  /  NEW CATEGORY??? "unlock all characters"
  cactusizzycactusizzy

The objective is unlock all characters as fast as possible

 
  TechTech
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Probably a bad idea considering Mewtwo would take 20 total in-game VS. hours, or to even speed it up slightly 4 players 5 hours.

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  cactusizzycactusizzy

Cant u also SD one stock games like 700 times? O sure thatd be like 3-4 hours faster than ingame time

 
  SSJ0.5SSJ0.5
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I can't see it being very popular for other people to run because of the time commitment, but if you want to make and run a new category, then by all means go for it my dude.

 
  delcaMXdelcaMX

all characters except Mewtwo and MG&W maybe (?)

though you still have to beat classic with 14 characters just to get Marth

 
  TechTech

Then it would be invalid, All Characters is All Characters. Keyword ALL.

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  SlynardSlynard

that is impossible for 1 day

 
  RubberDuckyAssassinRubberDuckyAssassin

its actually not impossible for one day, getting mewtwo would take 4-5 hours if you have 4 controllers. It would be long af but it would be fun imo but i like stupid categories :3

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  JpalmerzJpalmerz
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I agree it wouldn't be impossible at all to do it in a day but it would be EXTREMELY tiring. Broken down what you need to do is:
- Complete 11 rounds of classic (Dr.mario Jiggs Y.Link Roy)
- Complete adventure once (Luigi)
- lose/win in VS or the 1P Modes with all the 14 characters unlocked from the beginning (Marth)
- Beat 100 multi-man melee (Falco)
- Clear 28 event matches (Ganon Pichu)
- Beat all target tests besides Mr. Game and watch and mewtwo
- Wait 5 hours for Mewtwo
- Beat Mewtwo's target test to fight Mr.GW
Doing everything but the last 2 points should take around 3 hours tops, shame mewtwo drags this run down with a 5 hour wait fest.

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  NamiNami

With 700 1-stock matches (mostly SD'ing) it took me about 2.5 hours to get Mewtwo. This was basically a meme run but it also unlocks Puff, Dr. Mario, Pichu, Falco, Marth, Young Link, and Ganondorf. What's left is adventure mode to get Luigi, classic mode with Marth to get Roy, and then 24 character target tests to get Game and Watch. Based on the records it should be feasible to get those 3 in less than 30 minutes, meaning while long the run could easily be less than 3 hours total. I need to learn the target test runs but I'm gonna try to do this for fun.

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  NinjastarReviewForumNinjastarReviewForum

It could always be misc category, it would make more sense there

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  NamiNami

So I found out if you turn a timer on, you can actually SD on Jungle Japes before the timer changes, so using in game time it would actually be faster to just do that 1000 times to get all characters despite being much slower real time, and in theory could be 0:00.000 IGT. This dumb run just got dumber. I think Fuzzyness said it best.

 
  bobbyfrost75bobbyfrost75

Don’t you need 20 hours in vs melee to get Mewtwo

 
  FaulheitFaulheit

@ToaxicToast1 Red Roy%???

 
  NinjastarReviewForumNinjastarReviewForum

If I've learned anything from games like Pencil Sharpening Simulator (there's a speedrun for almost 20Hrs), is that people will be willing to speedrun anything, so I feel like it should be added, even if it's a meme category, or just thrown into the misc category. Because it is one of the main goals of the game, so it would make sense to be on the leaderboards.

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  GoodleShoesGoodleShoes

I'd be more interested in an "Unlock all stages" category. The only problem is getting mushroom kingdom II for the trophies.

 
  FaulheitFaulheit
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I'm super down @ToxicToast1