The GoldenEye universe (ゴールデンアイ, GoldenEye) refers to the Super Smash Bros. series' collection of properties that hail from the GoldenEye series of first-person shooter games which was first developed by Rare. The franchise is composed of adaptations of the 1995 James Bond film, GoldenEye, making it technically the only universe to not debut as a video games series. Due to Rare's sale to Microsoft and resulting lack of presence on Nintendo platforms afterwards, combined with the video game series being based on a movie franchise and thus involving many other copyright holders (chief among them MGM and EON Productions), GoldenEye only received limited representation in Smash.
In an official poll held on Smabura-Ken regarding characters for a potential sequel, James Bond placed sixth with 35 votes, tied with Mewtwo from Pokémon; the website lists James Bond's appearance as GoldenEye 007, making it clear that the poll refers to the character's video game incarnation.
The Motion-Sensor Bomb in all non-Japanese releases of Melee retains its appearance from GoldenEye 007 for the N64, with the PAL version referring to it by its original name, the Proximity Mine. The Japanese release of Melee, however, redesigned the item to resemble its appearance from a later Rare game on the same engine, Perfect Dark. The item's references to GoldenEye are minimized, with its game of origin listed as "TOP SECRET" in the Western releases.
Later Smash games redesigned the Motion-Sensor Bomb and treat it as an original Super Smash Bros. series property.
GoldenEye 007 is mentioned among the titles listed in the Chronicle in Japanese and European versions of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, no other content from the series is seen anywhere else in the game.