From the elite team that brought you Season 1 of Last Stock Legends, it’s… Season 2 of Last Stock Legends. Relive some of the greatest matches, rivalries, and crews in Super Smash Bros history.
Every King has a crown, every reign has it's testing moments. Ken Hoang, The King of Smash, once took a trip to face off against the international greats of Super Smash Bros. Melee. While he went in expecting to compete against some of the most notable Japanese Melee players known to Americans, he certainly did not expect to find himself against Bombsoldier, a relatively unknown Falco main from the opposite side of Japan. Find out just exactly how a single Grand Finals set would change the face of Melee forever.
In this episode, Last Stock Legends sits down with Kevin Nanney, also known as PPMD, to discuss a historic set that took place in Grand Finals of ROM 3.On that day in 2010, Dr. PeePee rose to greatness, and still remains there to this day. Filled with tales of upsets, pressure, success and failure, this legendary Falco tells his side of the story against one of the fiercest Marth mains of all time.
"Four stocks and seven years ago, my teammate and I created a combo that revolutionized the Melee nation." Listen to Zhu and Tang relive one of the most influential and viral moments in Melee history, and the unheard intentions and beginnings of it. Losers semis between Zhu/Lucky and Tang/Silent Spectre, three players left on Battlefield, and a combo that would never be forgotten. This is, Wombo Combo.
For a player, a match may be a just match, no matter what happens to it. For a scene, it can be far more. HMW, Phil and Tang take us through Tang’s legendary match against Lunin, the video that jumpstarted TheWaffle77 on YouTube and put eyes on NorCal's scene.
This episode profiles a legendary set in a long storied rivalry of melee: Dr. Peepee vs Hungrybox in Loser’s Finals of The Big House 3. The two players face off at one of the most important Melee tournaments of the time, not only for 3rd place, but to prove to the world exactly where they should be ranked. Told from the perspective of Hungrybox, as well as set commentators Scar and Toph, this installment of the Last Stock Legends documentary series details exactly what it takes to be the best, both inside the game and out.
Celtics vs Lakers. Yankees vs Red Sox. Ohio State vs Michigan. Every game has a premier rivalry, and in the realm of Super Smash Bros. Melee, no pairing has changed the course of a game's lifespan more than Mango vs Armada. Tune in as they discuss their rivalry through the Genesis series, and what it means to prove themselves to the world and to each other.
Some rivalries are formed after promise and anticipation. Some art formed in the spotlight. And some...well, some just find themselves to be. One of the most bizarre, unexpected rivalries of Melee formed during Revival of Melee 2 in 2009. Mango, the greatest Melee player the world had ever seen, runs into a Canadian Ganondorf main by the name of the Kage the Warrior for the first time. Three sets, two players, and a storied history that left Melee fans in disbelief.
Genesis 1 remains to be one of the most important tournaments in Melee history. Mango vs. Armada. Zhu vs. Mew2King. Scar’s 5th (6th) place finish. But hidden within the folds of the bracket is the breakout performance of Melee’s most iconic Pikachu, an underdog no one believed in who challenged one of the strongest players in the world.
In 2013, Travis “Samox” Beauchamp released The Smash Brothers documentary. The documentary became a cultural phenomena in gaming, birthing thousands of new Smashers named “Doc Kids.” Zain “Zain” Naghmi is one of the many Doc Kids who came up in that era. In this episode, Zain recounts his rise to the top, and the single set that pushed him over the edge and onto the platform of Melee’s greatest.
This famous set between Socal’s S2J and Pittsburgh’s Abate produced one of the most iconic set endings in Melee history. Its legendary ending features the ICG glitch which shocked every player in attendance. Or at least, every player who wasn’t from Pittsburgh.
In 2022, aMSa is a household name in Super Smash Bros. Melee. In 2013, he was an unknown Yoshi from Japan few had heard of and fewer believed in. This episode follows his journey against one of the gods of Melee and the single moment that would change others’ perceptions not only of him, but of his character as well.
Think of a world where Smashers exist before Sippi. Before the Documentary. Before MIOM Top 100. Before Youtube. Before Smashboards. In 2005, the world was smaller. The Smash Affiliates gives a peek into the world of Andrew “Warrior of Zarona” Bautista and his crew from New Jersey, “The Smash Affiliates”. This episode explores the cultural shift from the early 2000s to today and the grievances of being forgotten in a world you poured yourself into.