Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii freezes at map selection menu


Recently I decided to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl for my Wii. The game appeared to load fine, until I tried to play a multiplayer game. I selected some characters, and as soon as I pressed +, the selection menu worked for about 2 seconds and then froze completely, giving a monotone drone (presumably the music stopping).

I tried cleaning the disk and console, deleting the game data to remove any custom maps, made sure there was no dust or lint in the drive, and it still didn't work. I tried custom Brawl and normal Brawl, but both gave the same result.

When this happens, my Wii won't respond to buttons, but I can reboot it. It appears to work fine, all the other games load, but SSBB won't go past that menu, no matter what I try. The cause is most likely a scratch on the disc.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Best Answer

As it turns out, I actually did have a couple of hacks on my SD card. Removing the SD card fixed the game.

It does not matter what the hacks are, I removed them from my other games one by one and it still caused problems.