Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee

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Aliens have seized control of Godzilla's longtime rivals and sent them out to level all cities in their path. Only Godzilla has the strength to stop their progress.
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ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Fighting
Maximum Number of Players 4
Expert Reviews
Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 9, 2002

Ask anyone crusty enough to remember the King of Monsters series on the Neo-Geo and they'll go on and on about how fantastic it was. Then remind them that dusty cartridge of theirs cost $200 and they'll soon curl up in a fetal position in the corner. Fortunately, now you don't have to worry about selling internal organs to play an outrageously great man-in-rubber-suit combat simulation, as the recently arrived Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee has taken the throne of lizard-on-lizard fighting action. The game name may be a mouthful invented by a faceless Infogrames suit to cash in on the popularity of any GameCube fighter with the word Melee in the title, but gobble down a Prosaic and put those fears to rest. This is the finest beat-em-up starring 180 foot high monsters that I've ever played.

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Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Oct 8, 2002

Think of the classic Japanese feature film Godzilla and gamers aren't likely to remember a spooky, nuclear-enlarged beast which wreaked havoc on Tokyo, but rather a man dressed in a rubber monster suit who clumsily destroyed a model city. Over the years countless Godzilla movie remakes and sequels have surfaced, going from black and white to color, and later from rubber suits to digital effects, but for the most part that cheese factor -- the element which has taught us to expect latex costumes and helicopters on wires -- has remained as much a part of the Godzilla franchise as hot dogs have a baseball game.

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Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.94 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,949 game of all time, #58 game of 2002 for the GameCube and #209 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 44 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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User Reviews
Decent, clunky fighter.
3 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - Feb 27, 2006   

Strengths: Lots of Godzilla loving.

Weakness: Controls are clunky and slow.

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee is a fighter featuring many of the famous monsters from the Godzilla universe duking it out across the world in a sort of world tour of destruction. The game itself is fun at times, but the clunky, slow controls do hurt the game. Only serious Godzilla fans should apply, all other challengers can find better games to spend their money on.

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It's Godzilla!!
4 Star Review   By member dshadow1 - Jan 21, 2006   

Strengths: - Good controls - Good multi-player fun

Weakness: - Fairly small environments

Godzilla - Destroy all Monsters Melee (G-DAMM) is a fighter genre video game using the characters from the old Godzilla movies. The arenas in the game are various cities. The elements of the city (buildings, water tanks, etc.) can be used as weapons. Each character has special powers (eg Godzilla's breath). Parity among the monsters was well developed by the programmers. (I thought that Godzilla would be the dominant monster, but that is not necessary so.) While the single player mode has a story mode and can be amusing at times, the best part of the game is its multi-player gameplay. With support to up to 4 players, it's a blast to play. The controls are fairly simplistic, and the game is responsive to the player's commands. Even though G-DAMM was one of first Gamecube games, the graphics are still good. The sound is passable. I would recommend the game to people looking for a multiplayer game, but it's very limited as single player game.

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Pass on this one.
1 Star Review   By member njkrautk - Nov 19, 2005   

Strengths: Multiplayer, characters faithfully represented, destructable environments.

Weakness: Slow / non-responsive controls, dated graphics, no tutorial, cheap AI.

I bought this game because I've heard people say that it's a great party game for the Cube. Boy was I disappointed. The game's characters move very much like the goliaths they are....meaning they lumber forward at an awkward pace. Unless you're a fan of the characters, chances are you're not going to want to play long enough to unlock anyone beyond the stock characters. May have been a good party game at launch, but not with Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and a handful of SSX games on the market.

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Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
3 Star Review   By member mojave - Oct 17, 2005   

Strengths: Fun classic monster fighting goodness

Weakness: Graphics a bit dated

I picked this up as a budget title to let the kids experience some classic monster-movie monster fighting. While this game is a bit old and the graphics are not up to par with most current GameCube titles, it is a fun diversion best undertaken in small doses. There are several modes. In "Versus Mode" you can fight a computer controlled monster or against a friend. In the single-player "Adventure Mode" you take on various monsters in different locations, with a finite number of continues available. "Survivial Mode" is another single-player option where you try to KO as many monsters as possible with no continues. There are 3 multi-player options (besides Versus mode): Melee Mode (2-4 player free-for-all), Team Battle (3-4 players, 2 teams), and Destruction Mode (2-4 players compete to cause the most damage to buildings). Not a terribly deep game, though it is a good multi-player option, and, as far as I know, the only GameCube game where you get to play as Godzilla, Megalon, Rodan, and MechaGodzilla, among others (though, sadly, no Gamera).

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Destruction should always be this fun
4 Star Review   By member michaelsarris - Aug 9, 2005   

Strengths: Good use of Godzilla license. Good monster beat-em-up. Best with friends.

Weakness: Hard to unlock stuff. Button mashing works as well as strategy. Limited set of characters.

Be Godzilla or one of his monster pals, as you tear up each other and the city! In this game, you can slug it out with Godzilla and his friends (or your friends!) as you fight monsters or destroy cities, or do both at once. The monsters look and sound great, and the environments are terrific too. The feel of this game is excellent It is immensely fun to pick up buildings and throw them at your opponent. In some ways, this feels like a limited fighting game married to a monster game. I almost wish it could be more monstery with less fighting game mechanics. Or better fighting game mechanics. The fighting engine itself is not perfect. The control is a little sluggish -- yes they are huge monsters, but it often feels difficult to get the move you want off correctly. Serious unbalance comes into play with powerups. They can appear literally right on top of an opponent, turning a winning match into a random disaster. The single-player adventure mode is surprisingly hard because of this. It doesn't feel balanced, and seems to come down to luck or cheese too much of the time. But, really, all these limitations don't amount to much when you're playing with friends. There, the playing field is even and it's just a blast. It doesn't get much better than destroying cities and other monsters with your friends. If you're at all a fan of Godzilla or large rubbery monsters, this game is a no-brainer for you. If you are looking for a good multi-player game, this is definitely one of them.

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4 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - Apr 29, 2005   

Strengths: Godzilla on Gamecube, destroy entire cities, defeat invading aliens, become king of the monsters

Weakness: Average graphics, fewer characters, environments and gamesplay options than the Xbox version

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee was originally released as a Gamecube exclusive, and the game game itself is decent enough. You start with only a handful of monsters, but by defeating the various stages in story mode you can unlock all eleven characters. The later Xbox port received an extra character, location and multiplayer mode, but it's still pretty much the same game. You fight various monsters using a handful of moves and your charged special attack to defeat invading aliens and save the world. Like most fighters, this game can be a lot of fun when you're fighting with friends in multiplayer, but the single player game gets old quickly. The sequel Godzilla: Save the Earth only made it to Xbox and PS2, so DAMM is your only Godzilla option for Gamecube at this point.

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4 Star Review   By member robjustrob - Feb 3, 2005   

Strengths: One of the few monster games that let you destroy buildings.

Weakness: L:arger environments.

I think I enjoy this game so much because as most that purchase I did so as a fan of the movies. What I can also tell you is my son and I have deemed this game our favorite fighter game.

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Product Details
Description
Aliens have seized control of Godzilla's longtime rivals and sent them out to level all cities in their path. Only Godzilla has the strength to stop their progress.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Fighting
Maximum Number of Players 4
Summary
Product Title Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
Manufacturer Atari
Lowest Price $104.95 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 3.9 | 10 Reviews
General
Release Date: 2002-10-14
URL: Manufacturer Link
Network Compatible: No
Additional Specifications
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
Category: Playstation Action
Class: Media
Uses Memory Card?: Yes
Parent Retsku: B00006IJJC
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Expert Reviews
Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 9, 2002

Ask anyone crusty enough to remember the King of Monsters series on the Neo-Geo and they'll go on and on about how fantastic it was. Then remind them that dusty cartridge of theirs cost $200 and they'll soon curl up in a fetal position in the corner. Fortunately, now you don't have to worry about selling internal organs to play an outrageously great man-in-rubber-suit combat simulation, as the recently arrived Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee has taken the throne of lizard-on-lizard fighting action. The game name may be a mouthful invented by a faceless Infogrames suit to cash in on the popularity of any GameCube fighter with the word Melee in the title, but gobble down a Prosaic and put those fears to rest. This is the finest beat-em-up starring 180 foot high monsters that I've ever played.

Read the full review »

Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Oct 8, 2002

Think of the classic Japanese feature film Godzilla and gamers aren't likely to remember a spooky, nuclear-enlarged beast which wreaked havoc on Tokyo, but rather a man dressed in a rubber monster suit who clumsily destroyed a model city. Over the years countless Godzilla movie remakes and sequels have surfaced, going from black and white to color, and later from rubber suits to digital effects, but for the most part that cheese factor -- the element which has taught us to expect latex costumes and helicopters on wires -- has remained as much a part of the Godzilla franchise as hot dogs have a baseball game.

Read the full review »

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.94 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,949 game of all time, #58 game of 2002 for the GameCube and #209 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 44 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Decent, clunky fighter.
3 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - Feb 27, 2006   

Strengths: Lots of Godzilla loving.

Weakness: Controls are clunky and slow.

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee is a fighter featuring many of the famous monsters from the Godzilla universe duking it out across the world in a sort of world tour of destruction. The game itself is fun at times, but the clunky, slow controls do hurt the game. Only serious Godzilla fans should apply, all other challengers can find better games to spend their money on.

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It's Godzilla!!
4 Star Review   By member dshadow1 - Jan 21, 2006   

Strengths: - Good controls - Good multi-player fun

Weakness: - Fairly small environments

Godzilla - Destroy all Monsters Melee (G-DAMM) is a fighter genre video game using the characters from the old Godzilla movies. The arenas in the game are various cities. The elements of the city (buildings, water tanks, etc.) can be used as weapons. Each character has special powers (eg Godzilla's breath). Parity among the monsters was well developed by the programmers. (I thought that Godzilla would be the dominant monster, but that is not necessary so.) While the single player mode has a story mode and can be amusing at times, the best part of the game is its multi-player gameplay. With support to up to 4 players, it's a blast to play. The controls are fairly simplistic, and the game is responsive to the player's commands. Even though G-DAMM was one of first Gamecube games, the graphics are still good. The sound is passable. I would recommend the game to people looking for a multiplayer game, but it's very limited as single player game.

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Pass on this one.
1 Star Review   By member njkrautk - Nov 19, 2005   

Strengths: Multiplayer, characters faithfully represented, destructable environments.

Weakness: Slow / non-responsive controls, dated graphics, no tutorial, cheap AI.

I bought this game because I've heard people say that it's a great party game for the Cube. Boy was I disappointed. The game's characters move very much like the goliaths they are....meaning they lumber forward at an awkward pace. Unless you're a fan of the characters, chances are you're not going to want to play long enough to unlock anyone beyond the stock characters. May have been a good party game at launch, but not with Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and a handful of SSX games on the market.

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Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
3 Star Review   By member mojave - Oct 17, 2005   

Strengths: Fun classic monster fighting goodness

Weakness: Graphics a bit dated

I picked this up as a budget title to let the kids experience some classic monster-movie monster fighting. While this game is a bit old and the graphics are not up to par with most current GameCube titles, it is a fun diversion best undertaken in small doses. There are several modes. In "Versus Mode" you can fight a computer controlled monster or against a friend. In the single-player "Adventure Mode" you take on various monsters in different locations, with a finite number of continues available. "Survivial Mode" is another single-player option where you try to KO as many monsters as possible with no continues. There are 3 multi-player options (besides Versus mode): Melee Mode (2-4 player free-for-all), Team Battle (3-4 players, 2 teams), and Destruction Mode (2-4 players compete to cause the most damage to buildings). Not a terribly deep game, though it is a good multi-player option, and, as far as I know, the only GameCube game where you get to play as Godzilla, Megalon, Rodan, and MechaGodzilla, among others (though, sadly, no Gamera).

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Destruction should always be this fun
4 Star Review   By member michaelsarris - Aug 9, 2005   

Strengths: Good use of Godzilla license. Good monster beat-em-up. Best with friends.

Weakness: Hard to unlock stuff. Button mashing works as well as strategy. Limited set of characters.

Be Godzilla or one of his monster pals, as you tear up each other and the city! In this game, you can slug it out with Godzilla and his friends (or your friends!) as you fight monsters or destroy cities, or do both at once. The monsters look and sound great, and the environments are terrific too. The feel of this game is excellent It is immensely fun to pick up buildings and throw them at your opponent. In some ways, this feels like a limited fighting game married to a monster game. I almost wish it could be more monstery with less fighting game mechanics. Or better fighting game mechanics. The fighting engine itself is not perfect. The control is a little sluggish -- yes they are huge monsters, but it often feels difficult to get the move you want off correctly. Serious unbalance comes into play with powerups. They can appear literally right on top of an opponent, turning a winning match into a random disaster. The single-player adventure mode is surprisingly hard because of this. It doesn't feel balanced, and seems to come down to luck or cheese too much of the time. But, really, all these limitations don't amount to much when you're playing with friends. There, the playing field is even and it's just a blast. It doesn't get much better than destroying cities and other monsters with your friends. If you're at all a fan of Godzilla or large rubbery monsters, this game is a no-brainer for you. If you are looking for a good multi-player game, this is definitely one of them.

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4 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - Apr 29, 2005   

Strengths: Godzilla on Gamecube, destroy entire cities, defeat invading aliens, become king of the monsters

Weakness: Average graphics, fewer characters, environments and gamesplay options than the Xbox version

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee was originally released as a Gamecube exclusive, and the game game itself is decent enough. You start with only a handful of monsters, but by defeating the various stages in story mode you can unlock all eleven characters. The later Xbox port received an extra character, location and multiplayer mode, but it's still pretty much the same game. You fight various monsters using a handful of moves and your charged special attack to defeat invading aliens and save the world. Like most fighters, this game can be a lot of fun when you're fighting with friends in multiplayer, but the single player game gets old quickly. The sequel Godzilla: Save the Earth only made it to Xbox and PS2, so DAMM is your only Godzilla option for Gamecube at this point.

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4 Star Review   By member robjustrob - Feb 3, 2005   

Strengths: One of the few monster games that let you destroy buildings.

Weakness: L:arger environments.

I think I enjoy this game so much because as most that purchase I did so as a fan of the movies. What I can also tell you is my son and I have deemed this game our favorite fighter game.

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