The C-stick is the "yellow stick" on the right side of the Gamecube controller. In Melee'sversus mode, it can be used to perform any Smash Attack while standing, or any aerial while floating. Smash attacks performed with the C-stick are performed one frame slower than the fastest possible, which has little to no effect on its usefulness. If one presses "Z" (Or any grab button) soon after he or she tilts the stick, you can charge the smash attack. It is also possible to charge a smash attack by pressing A when tilting the C-stick, in the same manner players would if they were using the control stick. The C-Stick can also be used to perform aerial attacks, in which case the attack will be performed in the direction the C-Stick is tilted. This allows players to do a back aerial attack without losing one's forward momentum. The C-Stick can also substitute for the control stick in some instances, as it can be used to roll or sidestep from one's shield, direct the direction of a tech, and influence directional influence. In Melee's1 player modes, the C-Stick can be used to zoom up on the player or zoom down on the player. In order to do this, one must tilt the C-Stick up to zoom up and tilt the C-Stick down to zoom down.