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    Character Speed FAQ by funkytoad

    Version: 6.9 | Updated: 04/15/02 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Super Smash Bros Melee
    Character Speed FAQ
    By Erik McLennan-Funkytoad
    Version 6.9
    04/15/02
    
    Mail-xxfunkytoadxx@yahoo.com
    AIM -xXFunkytoadXx
    
    Hello, and welcome to my Character Speed FAQ for Super Smash Bros Melee. 
    My name is funkytoad, and I'm basically just a big nerd. This past 
    weekend, my friend Matt and I went through the trouble of finding the -
    approximate- speeds of the characters in this game, while running. We 
    also figured out their speeds while giant, tiny, and super giant. In 
    later versions, we'll be figuring out the speeds of characters that are 
    poisoned tiny, walking, carrying barrels and crates, as well as many 
    other things. We figured out the speeds in feet per second, as well as 
    metres per second.
    
    The first thing we did, was decide on a point of reference, for 
    distance. As most of you know, in order to figure out speed, you need 
    the time elapsed, as well as the distance travelled. Time elapsed is 
    easy to measure, however, distance travelled is a bit harder. For this, 
    we took Donkey Kong into Final Destination, get a character on his back 
    (Zelda), and had him walk across the stage. This took 2.5 seconds. We 
    then went into the Homerun Contest, and figured out how far he could 
    walk in 2.5 seconds, when he had the sandbag on his back. We did this a 
    few times, and the average distance of all of our trials was 61 feet. 
    Therefore, the entire length of Final Destination is 61 feet. From here, 
    we simply used the formula Velocity=Distance/Time, and came up with some 
    speeds, in feet per second. In order to get the speed in metres per 
    second, we simply divided the feet per second speed by 3.2808, the 
    approximate conversion rate from feet to metres. Then we had each 
    character run across Final Destination, and recorded the time elapsed, 
    rounded to the tenths digit. Using the formula, we came up with the 
    following speeds, in feet per second, and metres per second.
    
    Character     |Time Elapsed   |Feet Per Second|Metres Per Second|
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    Dr Mario      |1.9            |32.1           |9.78             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mario         |1.9            |32.1           |9.78             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Luigi         |2.0            |30.5           |9.30             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Bowser        |2.8            |21.8           |6.64             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Peach         |2.0            |30.5           |9.30             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Yoshi         |1.7            |35.9           |10.94            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Donkey Kong   |1.9            |32.1           |9.78             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Captain Falcon|1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ganondorf     |2.2            |27.7           |8.44             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Falco         |2.0            |30.5           |9.30             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Fox           |1.4            |43.6           |13.29            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ness          |2.0            |30.5           |9.30             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ice Climbers  |2.1            |29.0           |8.84             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Kirby         |1.9            |32.1           |9.78             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Samus         |2.1            |29.0           |8.84             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Zelda         |2.5            |24.4           |7.44             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Sheik         |1.7            |35.9           |10.94            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Link          |2.1            |29.0           |8.84             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Young Link    |2.0            |30.5           |9.30             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pichu         |1.7            |35.9           |10.94            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pikachu       |1.7            |35.9           |10.94            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Jigglypuff    |2.7            |22.6           |6.89             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mewtwo        |2.0            |30.5           |9.30             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Game&Watch    |1.9            |32.1           |9.78             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Marth         |1.5            |40.7           |12.41            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Roy           |1.8            |33.9           |10.33            |
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    
    There it is, the speed of every character in the game, while running. 
    The next chart shows the speeds of the characters while they're Tiny.
    
    Character     |Time Elapsed   |Feet Per Second|Metres Per Second|
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    Dr Mario      |4.0            |15.3           |4.65             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mario         |4.0            |15.3           |4.65             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Luigi         |4.3            |14.2           |4.33             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Bowser        |4.0            |15.3           |4.65             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Peach         |4.7            |13.0           |3.96             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Yoshi         |4.0            |15.3           |4.65             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Donkey Kong   |4.5            |13.6           |4.13             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Captain Falcon|2.7            |22.6           |6.89             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ganondorf     |4.6            |13.3           |4.04             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Falco         |4.0            |15.3           |4.65             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Fox           |2.8            |21.8           |6.64             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ness          |4.5            |13.6           |4.13             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ice Climbers  |4.0            |15.3           |4.65             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Kirby         |4.2            |14.5           |4.43             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Samus         |4.4            |13.9           |4.22             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Zelda         |5.4            |11.3           |3.44             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Sheik         |3.1            |19.7           |6.00             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Link          |4.5            |13.6           |4.13             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Young Link    |3.6            |16.9           |5.16             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pichu         |3.2            |19.1           |5.81             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pikachu       |3.0            |20.3           |6.20             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Jigglypuff    |5.2            |11.7           |3.58             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mewtwo        |4.2            |14.5           |4.43             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Game&Watch    |3.8            |16.1           |4.89             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Marth         |3.5            |17.4           |5.31             |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Roy           |3.9            |15.6           |4.77             |
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    
    There you have it, the speeds of all of the characters, while running, 
    and Tiny. The next chart shows the speeds of the characters while 
    running and Giant.
    
    Character     |Time Elapsed   |Feet Per Second|Metres Per Second|
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    Dr Mario      |1.2            |50.8           |15.48            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mario         |1.2            |50.8           |15.48            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Luigi         |1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Bowser        |1.6            |38.1           |11.61            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Peach         |1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Yoshi         |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Donkey Kong   |1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Captain Falcon|0.7            |87.1           |26.55            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ganondorf     |1.5            |40.7           |12.41            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Falco         |1.2            |50.8           |15.48            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Fox           |0.9            |67.8           |20.67            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ness          |1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ice Climbers  |1.4            |43.6           |13.29            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Kirby         |1.1            |55.5           |16.92            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Samus         |1.2            |50.8           |15.48            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Zelda         |1.5            |40.7           |12.41            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Sheik         |0.9            |67.8           |20.67            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Link          |1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Young Link    |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pichu         |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pikachu       |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Jigglypuff    |1.5            |40.7           |12.41            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mewtwo        |1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Game&Watch    |1.3            |46.9           |14.30            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Marth         |1.1            |55.5           |16.92            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Roy           |1.2            |50.8           |15.48            |
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    
    There you have it, the speeds of every character, while running, and 
    Giant. The next chart shows the speeds of the characters while running, 
    and Giant, and under the effect of a Super Mushroom.
    
    Character     |Time Elapsed   |Feet Per Second|Metres Per Second|
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    Dr Mario      |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mario         |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Luigi         |1.1            |55.5           |16.92            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Bowser        |1.1            |55.5           |16.92            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Peach         |0.9            |67.8           |20.67            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Yoshi         |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Donkey Kong   |1.2            |50.9           |15.51            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Captain Falcon|0.6            |101.7          |31.00            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ganondorf     |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Falco         |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Fox           |0.8            |76.3           |23.26            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ness          |1.1            |55.5           |16.92            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Ice Climbers  |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Kirby         |1.1            |55.5           |16.92            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Samus         |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Zelda         |1.1            |55.5           |16.92            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Sheik         |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Link          |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Young Link    |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pichu         |0.9            |67.8           |20.67            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Pikachu       |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Jigglypuff    |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Mewtwo        |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Game&Watch    |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Marth         |0.9            |67.8           |20.67            |
                  |               |               |                 |
    Roy           |1.0            |61.0           |18.59            |
    ______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|
    
    And there you have it, the speeds of every character while running, and 
    Giant, and under the effect of a Super Mushroom.
    
    And that concludes this guide for now. In later versions, I'll be 
    including the speeds of Poison Tiny characters, as well as characters 
    walking, etc. If anyone has anything to say to me, feel free to email me 
    at xxfunkytoadxx@yahoo.com, or AIM me at xXFunkytoadXx ^_^ If you want 
    to use this FAQ on your site, I'll have to problem with letting you, as 
    long as you ask me first.
    
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    All of my friends at school-for putting up with my BS, and liking me 
    anyhow =D
    
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