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For information on Project+'s predecessor, see Project M.
The logo for Project+

Project+ is a gameplay modification of the Brawl mod Project M (based on Legacy TE) with the aim to improve the balance among the cast by making small moveset changes to all or most characters. Project+'s development started in 2018 and version v1b was released in April 2019. On March 17, 2020, Project+ 2.0 was revealed with additional content, such as new modes, revamps to some characters movesets such as Bowser getting a new fireball attack and Charizard getting Thunder Punch, and the reveal of Knuckles the Echidna as the only new playable character beyond what Project M had.

Shortly after its initial release, Project+ received high levels of popularity among players. By April 8, 2019 Project+ 2.0 had received 100,000 downloads[1] on its primary site alone. Since its release, Project+ has become the main mod over Project M in several tournaments, most notably and recently Blacklisted 5, Low Tier City 7, and The Encore, with many majors switching from Project M over to Project+.

Changes from Project M and Legacy TE[edit]

Like the mods Project+ was based on before it, this mod focuses on improving the overall gameplay. While there are not many changes, there are some noteworthy ones.

One of these changes, which is the main focus of Project+, is the significant removal of various bugs and memory leaks featured in version 3.6 of Project M. These bugs are universal and pertain to either stages, movesets, alternate costumes, sounds, or previously outdated codes used in Project M. While there are still some bugs in the mod, they no longer impact the overall performance as easily as it did previously, thus reducing crashes and freeing a large amount of memory.

As mentioned by the team as well, most (if not all) of the changes are merely aesthetic. Noticeably, the character select screen now features a new HUD, matching the theme of Project+, and includes diamond portraits. The names of the character are now completely omitted. All characters have original artwork for their select portraits, with their alternate costumes also sharing the same pose rather than having unique poses per constume, as was the case with Wario's costume in Brawl. Compared to Project M, every fighter now each has a standard of 17 costumes, with 15 in the base and two hidden skins accessible by holding R or Z.

Characters[edit]

The character selection screen in Project+.

Project+ retains the same roster as Project M, albeit with the addition of Knuckles from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. All of the characters received balance changes based on input from the competitive Project M community. Characters previously considered low tier were given better tools to help with their viability while characters previously considered high tier were nerfed to bring them closer to the rest of the cast. Additionally, certain aspects of characters deemed oppressive or frustrating by the community were balanced in an attempt to alleviate such issues while still maintaining the appeal it had to players who had used it.

The mod marks the first time where characters have had their default designs significant revamped, with two of them no longer using their given Brawl designs. The first is Samus (who design was changed to a combination of her design seen in Metroid Prime and Metroid: Samus Returns), and the second is Zero Suit Samus (who design was changed to be similar to her Other M appearance, a concept that was initiallyplanned for Project M). Many characters received a visual overhaul and major touchups to their alternate costumes in Project+: one of them is Toon Link where his Outset alternate costume was upgraded and given new shirt designs based on charts in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and his Linebeck alternate costume receiving the shield design as seen in Phantom Hourglass. Lastly, Roy was given major polygon improvements to smooth out his armor and boots as well being given a cleaner and more red hair texture when compared to Project M 3.6's last revision.

Characters
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Mario
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Luigi
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Peach
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Bowser
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Donkey Kong
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Diddy Kong
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Yoshi
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Link
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Zelda
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Sheik
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Ganondorf
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Toon Link
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Samus
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Zero Suit Samus
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Kirby
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Meta Knight
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King Dedede
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Fox
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Falco
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Wolf
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Captain Falcon
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Pikachu
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Jigglypuff
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Mewtwo*
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Squirtle
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Ivysaur
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Charizard
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Lucario
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Ness
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Lucas
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Ice Climbers
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Marth
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Roy*
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Ike
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Mr. Game & Watch
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Pit
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Wario
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Olimar
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R.O.B.
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Snake
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Sonic
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Knuckles*
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* Characters not in Brawl

Stages[edit]

The stage selection screen in Project+

All stages from Project M 3.6 return, some remain untouched, stages such as Metal Cavern and Castle Siege were given new layouts for tournament use. In addition, along with the remaining stages from 64, Melee, and Brawl, 16 new stages have been added:

These 16 Stages all have 3 alternate layouts or skins to choose from by holding the button shown on the stage selection screen. Stages like Battlefield and Final Destination have a 4th hidden that are their Smash 64 variant.

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Trivia[edit]

Downloading instructions[edit]

The mod can be downloaded here.

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