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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS US final boxart.jpg
Nintendo 3DS North American boxart
SSBWiiU NA Boxart.png
Wii U North American boxart
Developer(s) Sora Ltd.
Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Wii U
Release date Nintendo 3DS
Japan September 13, 2014
Germany October 2, 2014[1]
USA October 3, 2014
Europe October 3, 2014
Australia October 4, 2014

Wii U
USA November 21, 2014[2]
Europe December 5, 2014
Japan December 6, 2014
Australia December 6, 2014

Genre Fighting
Rating(s) Nintendo 3DS
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 12.svg - Twelve years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental guidance
USK:USK 12.svg - Twelve years and older
Wii U
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 12.svg - Twelve years and older
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental guidance
USK:USK 12.svg - Twelve years and older
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer
Media
Wii U:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Wii U:
Wiimote Sideways.png Wii Remote (Sideways)
Nintendo 3DS:

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are both versions of the fourth installment of the Super Smash Bros. series being developed by Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai Games.[3] Each version has a different release date due to the time that it will take to finish each one.[4] The Nintendo 3DS version was released on September 13, 2014 in Japan, and has been released in most other parts of the world on October 3, 2014. It was released the day before in Germany (as to not coincide with a national holiday), and was released in Australia the day after. The Wii U version is set to be released on November 21, 2014 in North America, December 5 in Europe, and December 6 in Oceania and Japan.

Contents

Gameplay

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U have some similarities and differences from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as well as differences between the two versions. Final Smashes and Footstool Jumping make a return, while the "tripping" mechanic has been removed[5]. The Wii U version's Adventure Mode will also be significantly different than The Subspace Emissary.[6] The pace of battles has also been stated to be in between Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Both games will have the same roster of playable characters in order to keep them consistent, but the movesets and animations of returning characters will go through a larger amount of change than the returning characters did from the transition of Super Smash Bros. Melee to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with many returning characters being shown with completely new moves, and some appear to be getting significantly altered (such as Bowser). Aesthetic wise, the games are much more stylized and visually intense than previous entries, with the overall colors being bolder and brighter and many elements having been redone to stand out more.

Customization/cross-connectivity

It has been stated that players will be able to send customized fighters from one version to the other.[7] Players can customize fighter's special attacks with one of three variations for each; the Mii Fighters and Palutena, however, have different attack types rather than customizable moves, and customizable moves cannot be used in With Anyone online. Players can also equip items to fighters to increase specific attributes (attack, defense, or speed) while sacrificing others. Up to three items can be equipped at a time.[8] Additionally, by connecting the two games the player will also be able to use their Nintendo 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version[9]. It has been confirmed that there will be other elements that connect the two versions of the game, though said elements have not been revealed.[10]

Nintendo 3DS version

The main menu of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

For the Nintendo 3DS version, which is the first Super Smash Bros. game on a handheld, the fighters are given outlines during matches so as to be seen easier on-screen. The size of these outlines can be adjusted, as well as be removed. When playing a team match, the color of the characters' outlines match that of their team[11]. This version features stages with a bigger focus on handheld games, and runs at 60 frames per second even when using the stereoscopic 3D; the Assist Trophy and Pokémon characters, however, run at 30 frames per second.[10] The bottom screen displays the character's icons and damage percentages, and tapping one of the icons highlights that character.[12]

The game requires 2.1 GB (17,300 blocks) of memory on an SD Card, if downloaded from the Nintendo eShop.[13]

A Miiverse community for the game also exists, but it will not allow players to post screenshots, as Miiverse access will be disabled while Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is active.[14] However, players can still save screenshots during battles.

Smash Run

A new mode, Smash Run is a Nintendo 3DS-exclusive mode strongly resembling the City Trial mode from Kirby Air Ride while including elements of the Subspace Emissary mode from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In this mode, players travel in a large maze-like map, fighting enemies from both Nintendo games and from Super Smash Bros. games, such as Magikoopas, Chandelure, Goombas, Shy Guys, and Kremlings. Before going into battle, players can equip powers, which have a variety of effects, such as being a more powerful attack, temporarily increasing stats, healing, or equipping the player with an item; the player can only equip a certain number of items based on their weight, the maximum weight being determined by the player's current equipment; heavier characters are capable of carrying more equipment.

While fighting, players can collect several items similar to patches. These patches can increase attack power, special attack power, jumping, or movement speed; there are also special patches which increase all stats. After five minutes, players are shown their final stats, courtesy of the patches they collected, and they are pitted in one of several modes, similar to the Stadiums from City Trial, in which players must fulfill the given conditions to win.[10]

StreetSmash

StreetSmash is another new game mode serving as the StreetPass functionality for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Players compete against other player character's tokens with their own by charging into them to knock them off the stage. Players attack by holding down the A Button to build up power, then letting it go and holding the Control Pad in a certain direction to charge forward into an opponent. Players can also shield by pressing R Button, and can dodge by moving when shielding; pressing A Button after dodging allows the player to counterattack. In StreetSmash mode players can either play against other players they have StreetPassed with or in practice mode; both allow the player to earn gold.

Games & More

Classic

Like previous games in the series, Classic mode has the player travel through a series of challenges to reach the end. However, this mode is shorter than before, only being six stages long. Before starting, the player can adjust the difficulty level by betting gold, exactly like the Fiend's Cauldron from Kid Icarus: Uprising; a higher difficulty yielding better rewards (to play below a 2.0 difficulty, however, the player must pay gold). In addition, if at any point the player dies, the difficulty automatically lowers itself by .5 if they decide to try again. Before each challenge, the player travels across a map, and they can select which challenge to face by taking one of the diverging paths colored by difficulty, with green being the easiest, blue being medium, and red being the hardest; opponents are based upon the characters the player has unlocked, and unlocking any characters allows the player to face them in Classic. After each match the player can receive various rewards, including gold, trophies, and custom parts; the exact type of reward depends on the results of a roulette before the battle. As the intensity increases, the prizes do as well.

Classic Mode consists of six rounds: four are normal, the fifth involves fighting 10 enemies that are significantly easier to launch, and the final round is a boss fight. The player can face either Master Hand or, if the intensity is 3.0 or higher, the player can choose a black path to fight a harder boss. If the player chooses this path, the fight will consist of both Master Hand and Crazy Hand. If the intensity is 5.1 if high enough the battle is a three-phase battle consisting the hands, then a swarm of creatures that take can on various shapes (the number also depending on the intensity), and finally the Master Core; if the intensity is 8.0 or higher (9.0 in the Japanese version), then only the three-phase battle is available.

Level Intensity Wager Final Battle
Path 1 Path 2 (Black Path)
Effortless 0.0 to 0.9 -100 to -55 Master Hand N/A
Easy 1.0 to 1.9 -50 to -5 Master Hand N/A
Standard 2.0 to 2.9 0 to 72 Master Hand N/A
Tougher 3.0 to 3.9 80 to 188 Master Hand Master Hand & Crazy Hand
Challenging 4.0 to 4.9 200 to 335 Master Hand Master Hand & Crazy Hand
Heatin' Up 5.0 to 5.9 350 to 530 Master Hand Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Master Core Shadow (Blades & Mirror Forms), & True Master Core [Master core only for 5.1 and above]
Extra Spicy 6.0 to 6.9 550 to 775 Master Hand Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Master Core Shadow (Monster, Blades, & Mirror Forms), & True Master Core
Infernal 7.0 to 7.9 800 to 1205 Master Hand Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Master Core (Giant (only on 7.5 or higher), Monster, Blades & Mirror Forms), & True Master Core
White Hot 8.0 to 8.9 1250 to 2105 N/A Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Master Core (Giant, Monster, Blades & Mirror Forms), & True Master Core
Nothing Harder! 9.0 2200 N/A Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Master Core (Giant, Monster, Blades & Mirror Forms), & True Master Core
All-Star

All-Star mode also returns from Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Like in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, up to two players can play together locally. In this mode, players fight against every playable character (except for the Mii Fighters) until they reach the end; this time, however, characters are organized by time periods they were introduced in rather than by series. All-Star Mode is also available from the beginning of the game, though the player can only play against the default roster until every character is unlocked. After each match, players may be given a reward, and occasionally a trophy or custom part will appear in the break room. The break room also gives the player a Maxim Tomato, Fairy Bottle, and Heart Container to heal between matches; in the full All-Star mode, the player is given a second Heart Container. When All-Star Mode is cleared, the player earns a trophy of an alternate color of their character rather than a Final Smash trophy like in the previous game.

Time period Opponents Stages
1980-1984 Mr. Game & Watch*
Pac-Man
Mario
Donkey Kong
Luigi
Little Mac
Jungle Japes
Boxing Ring
Flat Zone 2*
1984-1986 Duck Hunt*
R.O.B.*
Peach
Bowser
Link
Zelda
Samus
Gerudo Valley
Mushroomy Kingdom
Brinstar
Golden Plains
1986-1990 Pit
Palutena
Mega Man
Marth
Dr. Mario*
Yoshi
Captain Falcon
Reset Bomb Forest
Yoshi's Island
Mute City
Wily Castle
1991-1993 Sonic
Kirby
King Dedede
Wario*
Fox
Falco*
Meta Knight
Dream Land
Green Hill Zone
Corneria
WarioWare, Inc.*
1994-1998 Ness*
Diddy Kong
Pikachu
Charizard
Jigglypuff*
Sheik
Ganondorf*
Unova Pokémon League
Spirit Train
Magicant*
2001-2006 Villager
Olimar
Bowser Jr.*
Toon Link
Zero Suit Samus
Ike
Lucario
Distant Planet
Tortimer Island
3D Land
2007-2013 Rosalina & Luma
Wii Fit Trainer
Shulk
Dark Pit*
Robin
Lucina*
Greninja
Gaur Plain
Rainbow Road
Arena Ferox
Prism Tower

* - only available in the full All-Star mode.

Stadium

In Stadium mode, three different games are available: Multi-Man Smash, Home-Run Contest, and Target Blast. The Home-Run Contest works like in previous games, in that players have ten seconds to build up damage on the Sandbag before having to launch it as far as they can. Several tweaks have also been made to this mode from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, such as having a more durable shield.

In Multi-Man Smash, the player fights against the Fighting Mii Team, consisting of Miis loaded from those on the player's system. Two players can also play this mode together via local wireless. The options for this mode are the same as in the previous games, though with a brand new mode as well:

  • 10-Man Smash - The player must defeat ten enemies.
  • 100-Man Smash - The player must defeat 100 enemies.
  • 3-Minute Smash - The player must defeat as many Miis as possible in three minutes.
  • Rival Smash - A brand new mode, in which players compete against a computer version of themselves to defeat as many enemies as possible before being KO'd. Once KO'd, however, only the difference between scores is counted as the player's final score; if the player KO's less Miis than the opponent, their score is zero.
  • Endless Smash - The player must defeat as many enemies as possible before being KO'd.
  • Cruel Smash - The player must fight against more difficult enemies that can easily KO, and defeat as many as possible.

Target Blast functions like a combination of the Home-Run Contest and Target Smash in previous games. In this mode, players have ten seconds to attack and launch a bomb to destroy as many targets as possible; the countdown starts as soon as the player starts attacking. There are ten large, red targets and several more smaller, green amongst structures that must be broken through; a trophy, piece of eqiupment, or special move may also be among the targets. Also scattered throughout are explosives that can be detonated by having the bomb touch them. The player has two rounds to break as many targets as they can and accumulate the highest score possible.

Vault

Within the vault, players can view collected trophies, snapshots taken during play, and saved replays; listen to the game's music and voices in the sounds menu; view records; and view a series of tips.

Within the trophies menu itself, players have the option of viewing their collected trophies or earning more by either buying them in the shop or by playing the Trophy Rush minigame. In Trophy Rush, the player must pay gold to increase the amount of time they spend in the minigame, the minimum being thirty seconds and the maximum being 2:30. In the game itself, players must attack crates and rock blocks as they fall from above to destroy them; destroying multiple consecutively creates a chain that increase the player's score. Destroying the falling blocks builds up a meter that, when full, initiates "Frenzy", in which gold, trophies, and on occasion custom parts fall from above for the player to collect. If the blocks and crates reach above a certain point or the player falls off the stage, the stage disappears, clearing the board and, in the case of the former, costing the player time.

Training

Training also returns from previous games, identical to the previous games. Within Training, players can training against a computer opponent, and can automatically select when items appear, game speed, the number of computers, their behavior, and the current amount of damage for both players. The player can also adjust the camera view and toggle the info display at the top of the screen, as well as restart the session or quit.

Challenges

Main article: Challenges (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS)

Also returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl are Challenges. In this mode, players are given a board of challenges which can be completed by clearing the given criteria. Clearing a challenge unlocks a picture on the top screen as well as a trophy, custom part, stage, CD, Smash Run power, or Poké Ball Pokémon. Completing a certain number of challenges on a given panel unlocks a new panel of challenges. Occasionally the player will also be rewarded with a Golden Hammer, which can be used to automatically clear a challenge.

Wii U version

The Wii U version has been confirmed to not make use of the GamePad's touch screen during gameplay. This version has also been announced to be compatible with the upcoming amiibo NFC figurines. Using these figures allows players to have the figure's character appear in the game and fight, either with or against the player or against each other.[15] Every time an amiibo competes in battle, it increases its level and battle stats[16], the highest level being fifty.[17] Its moves are also customizable.[16]

Smash Tour

This is the Wii U exclusive mode. It is confirmed to be strategy involved, and using board game based moves to collect power ups for a normal brawl that takes place at the end. The concept is similar to the 3DS-exclusive Smash Run, though the former isn't a board game.

Special Orders

Two new modes are introduced named "Master Orders" or "Crazy Orders" referring to Master Hand and Crazy Hand. In their respective modes, Master and Crazy Hand construct challenges for the player. Master Hand's challenges are free, but Crazy Hand requests coins to try them. Various prizes will be rewarded after. [18]

8-Player Smash

As opposed to the traditional four player battles Super Smash Bros. is known for, up to eight players can join a single battle. This special game mode has a different set of stages than the four player battles; certain maps are revamped and expanded and others are completely restricted. For example, Battlefield is available and a revamped version is also available called Big Battlefield. This game mode is only available locally and not over Wi-Fi.

Smash

Like in all games, Smash has its traditional fighting game mode with its customized rules where four chosen fighters play on chosen stages. This includes the Stamina mode (where players get HP that decreases), Time Brawl (time limit), Stock Brawl (lives) and Coin Battle (winner is the one that collected the most coins). Special Brawl returns where players can further customize their characters to be under the effect of some of the game's items.

Classic

Classic mode in the Wii U version plays differently than its Nintendo 3DS counterpart. In the Nintendo 3DS version, players chose different routes. In this installment, who the player faces and fights depends on how good they did within the previous battle. Beating classic mode reveals a short movie of the player's fighter. Multiplayer works in Classic mode now, a new feature which allows multiple players take on Classic mode at once.

All-Star

Unlike classic, All-Star is almost exactly like the 3DS version. Some differences appear including a larger rest area, and the fighting order has been switched around, so the player faces the more recent characters to the oldest, rather than oldest to newest.

Photo Booth

This mode allows players to use their in game trophies and take various pictures with them.

Masterpieces

This feature from Super Smash Bros. Brawl returns, exclusively in the Wii U installment. Masterpieces are short demos of other Nintendo games available on the Wii U Virtual Console that the player can play for a certain amount of time. The game offers an option to redirect the player to the Nintendo eShop where they may purchase the Virtual Console demo of the game.

The following is a list of the Masterpieces confirmed thus far:

Online Play

Both versions of the game are to feature online play similar to Super Smash Bros. Brawl in that players from all over the world can face others in matches. When playing with friends, players can customize the rules to their liking. When not playing with friends, two basic modes are available for play: For Fun and For Glory. In For Fun mode, players can battle on any of the stages except Final Destination with any rules, the stages being picked at random; only victories are recorded in this mode. In For Glory mode, players can only play on the "Final Destination" versions of stages, without items. One-on-one matches are possible in this mode, and both victories and losses are recorded.

In addition, rather than have an online leaderboard, the games make use of a different type of ranking system, called "Global Smash Power". When playing in Games & More, the player's scores in the various modes determine their Global Smash Power for each game, the number indicating how many players around the world they outrank.

Another mode, known as Conquest, is also available in the Nintendo 3DS version as of the 1.0.1 update; Conquest mode began on September 15, 2014 in Japan, and on October 2, 2014, in all other regions of the world. Conquests occur over the course of a few days; players fight as the given characters in With Anyone to increase the score for said characters, and if the player's team wins they receive gold and custom parts by going to the Conquest menu and viewing the finished conquest.

Playable characters

This installment features a total of 49 playable characters (51 counting the three types Mii Fighters), consisting of 34 veterans and 15 newcomers (18 counting the three Mii Fighters). 37 characters are available from the start of the game, whereas the other 12 must be unlocked by meeting certain conditions. Due to limitations with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, certain characters from the previous installments in the series have been cut from the rosters of both versions in order to keep them consistent. [4] Unlike previous games in the series, with the removal of in-game transformations, Sheik, Zero Suit Samus, and Charizard are now standalone characters. Mewtwo has been confirmed to return from Super Smash Bros. Melee as a downloadable character, releasing for purchase in Spring 2015. It is the first and only DLC character confirmed thus far.

NOTE: Characters in italics are unlockable in the 3DS version. In the Wii U version, Bowser Jr., Ganondorf, Jigglypuff, and Ness are unlocked from the beginning of the game.

Veterans
Character Trophy Description Special Attacks Final Smash
Mario SSB4 Artwork.png
Mario[5] Mario Emblem.png
As iconic as iconic gets, this gaming celebrity is known for saving the world from Bowser. He’s got amazing jumping skills and makes use of a wide range of transformations. In his free time, he plays too many sports to count. In Smash Bros., he’s a well-rounded fighter you can rely on. Say it with me: “It’s-a me, Mario!” Neutral - Fireball
Side - Cape
Up - Super Jump Punch
Down - F.L.U.D.D.
Mario Finale
Luigi SSBU.png
Luigi[19][20] Mario Emblem.png
Luigi recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Year of Luigi, but all that attention just made him even more shy and awkward. In Smash Bros., Luigi takes a lot of cues from his brother in fighting style, adding flair to moves like Super Jump Punch. His taunts, however, are truly unique. Neutral - Fireball
Side - Green Missile
Up - Super Jump Punch
Down - Luigi Cyclone
Poltergust 5000
Wii U Peach artwork.png
Peach[21] Mario Emblem.png
Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach continues to prove that "powerful" and "cute" are not mutually exclusive. In Smash Bros., Peach uses her dress to float above the fray, suddenly descending and attacking with numerous weapons. A frying pan? Umbrella? TOAD?! Where does she keep it all? Neutral - Toad
Side - Peach Bomber
Up - Peach Parasol
Down - Vegetable
Peach Blossom
SSB4 - Bowser Artwork.png
Bowser[5] Mario Emblem.png
The archenemy of Mario and the reason Peach spends more time kidnapped than in her own castle. His plans aren't always the best, and occasionally he even finds himself on Mario's side. In Smash Bros., he's a serious heavyweight who laughs off weaker attacks. Hit him hard to send him flying! Neutral - Fire Breath
Side - Flying Slam
Up - Whirling Fortress
Down - Bowser Bomb
Giga Bowser
Dr Mario SSB4 Artwork.jpg
Dr. Mario[22] Mario Emblem.png
In the 1990 puzzle game Dr. Mario, Mario threw on a white coat and decided to take a shot at that whole "medicine" thing. In this game, he's a balanced fighter who can throw Megavitamin capsules and nimbly deflect blows with his Super Sheet. He's not quite as quick as normal Mario, but his attacks deal a bit more damage. Neutral - Megavitamins
Side - Super Sheet
Up - Super Jump Punch
Down - Dr. Tornado
Dr. Finale
SSB4 - Donkey Kong Artwork.png
Donkey Kong[5] DK Emblem.png
This king of the jungle really, really loves bananas. His adventures usually start with people stealing his hoard of them. In Smash Bros., he's known for his incredible strength and long reach. Despite his size, he's still pretty quick. He can even jump carrying heavy items! Use this knowledge well. Neutral - Giant Punch
Side - Headbutt
Up - Spinning Kong
Down - Hand Slap
Konga Beat
Diddy Kong SSB4 - Artwork.png
Diddy Kong[23] DK Emblem.png
Donkey Kong's trusty partner. He sports his signature look: red hat, red shirt, Rocketbarrel Pack. In Smash Bros., he's incredibly agile. Charge the Rocketbarrel Pack by holding down the button before launch, and you can steer with left and right. Don't forget to drop banana peels--enemies love it! Neutral - Peanut Popgun
Side - Monkey Flip
Up - Rocketbarrel Boost
Down - Banana Peel
Rocketbarrel Barrage
SSB4 - Link Artwork.png
Link[5] Zelda Emblem.png
Green clothes? Pointy hat? Yep, it's Link, all right! In this game, his sword and shield make for effective attacking and blocking, and his bow, bombs and boomerang will spice up any battle. He's even brought his Clawshot for grabbing enemies and edges. Jeez, just how much stuff can Link carry? Neutral - Spin Attack
Side - Bomb
Up - Gale Boomerang
Down - Hero's Bow
Triforce Slash
SSB4 - Zelda Artwork.png
Zelda[24] Zelda Emblem.png
This is the namesake of the Legend of Zelda games. Her appearance may change, but she always plays an important role. In Smash Bros., she's quick on the draw when it comes to magic, though a bit slow when moving. She has a new move that summons a Phantom to her aid. Neutral - Nayru's Love
Side - Din's Fire
Up - Farore's Wind
Down - Phantom Slash
Light Arrow
SheikSSB4.png
Sheik[25] Zelda Emblem.png
In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sheik claimed to be a surviving Sheikah. However, this was just a cunning disguise for Princess Zelda so that she could escape Ganondorf. In Smash Bros., she's the complete opposite of Zelda, striking with fast attacks that can keep an opponent off balance. Neutral - Needle Storm
Side - Burst Grenade
Up - Vanish
Down - Bouncing Fish
Light Arrow
GanondorfSSB4.png
Ganondorf[26] Zelda Emblem.png
The King of Evil that awaits Link at the end of most of his adventures. Ganondorf possesses the Triforce of Power. In Smash Bros., he makes up for his low speed with devastating power. The strength of his blows can knock back most opponents. Get close with a dash attack and pummel your foes! Neutral - Warlock Punch
Side - Flame Choke
Up - Dark Dive
Down - Wizard's Foot
Beast Ganon
SSB4 - Toon Link Artwork.png
Toon Link[27] Zelda Emblem.png
This cartoonish version of Link is how he appeared in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and a few other titles. In Smash Bros., he uses moves much like his older, taller counterpart. His small size gives him extra speed, though, so take advantage of that to send your foes flying. Neutral - Hero's Bow
Side - Boomerang
Up - Spin Attack
Down - Bomb
Triforce Slash
SSB4 - Samus Artwork.png
Samus[5] Metroid Emblem.png
Samus Aran has fought her way across a variety of planets in the Metroid series. She wears a Power Suit designed by the Chozo, giving her incredible versatility in a fight. She can wade in, but she favors beams and missiles. A fully charged Charge Shot packs a serious punch! Neutral - Charge Shot
Side - Missile
Up - Screw Attack
Down - Bomb
Zero Laser
ZeroSuitSamusSSB4.png
Zero Suit Samus[28] Metroid Emblem.png
Samus is far from helpless when her Power Suit is deactivated. Sure, she loses a lot of the moves and weapons she had access to before, but her Jet Boots pick up the slack! She also has the Paralyzer, a versatile weapon that can shock her rivals or change into a Plasma Whip to grab edges and enemies. Neutral - Paralyzer
Side - Plasma Whip
Up - Plasma Wire
Down - Flip Jump
Gunship
YoshiSSB4.png
Yoshi[29] Yoshi Emblem.png
As dependable a partner as one could hope for, Yoshi often aids Mario in his adventures. Yoshi can swallow just about anything and make an egg of it instantly. He's got some serious airborne power, making launching opponents skyward and then following up with more attacks a wise choice. Neutral - Egg Lay
Side - Egg Roll
Up - Egg Throw
Down - Yoshi Bomb
Super Dragon
KirbySSB4.png
Kirby[5] Kirby Emblem.png
Round little Kirby lives on the peaceful Planet Popstar, in Dream Land. He can inhale things with his big mouth, either copying their abilities or spitting them out again. In Smash Bros., Kirby can inhale opponents and copy their standard specials. He gets launched easily but recovers well. Neutral - Inhale
Side - Hammer Flip
Up - Final Cutter
Down - Stone
Ultra Sword
Meta Knight SSB4.png
Meta Knight[30] Kirby Emblem.png
Kirby's mysterious rival, this masked swordsman appears in several Kirby games. His cape transforms into wings to grant him flight. In Smash Bros., his quick sword skills and aerial agility set him apart. He can jump up to five times in a row and he has a special move to soar higher. Neutral - Mach Tornado
Side - Drill Rush
Up - Shuttle Loop
Down - Dimensional Cape
Galaxia Darkness
SSB4 - Dedede Artwork.png
King Dedede[31] Kirby Emblem.png
He calls himself the King of Dream Land, but he doesn't have a lot of interest in ruling. He really loves to eat, so it's no surprise he's a heavyweight fighter. Despite his size and low speed, he can easily recover with his four jumps. His Jet Hammer will leave a mark on everyone he meets. Neutral - Inhale
Side - Gordo Toss
Up - Super Dedede Jump
Down - Jet Hammer
Dedede Burst
FoxSSB4.png
Fox[5] StarFox Emblem.png
Fox is the leader of the mercenary unit Star Fox, often enlisted to defeat the evil Andross. His piloting skills are top notch, but in Smash Bros. he brings speed and fast attacks to the battle. His Reflector move allows him to turn projectile attacks against his foes, increasing their power for a punishing blow. Neutral - Blaster
Side - Fox Illusion
Up - Fire Fox
Down - Reflector
Landmaster
Falco SSB4 Art.png
Falco[32] StarFox Emblem.png
A talented pilot and part of the Star Fox team, Falco can be a bit rough around the edges. He once led his own galactic gang before joining up with Fox. In Smash Bros. his ability to jump high and deal damage in the air makes him a powerful threat and his thrown Reflector can catch foes by surprise. Neutral - Blaster
Side - Falco Phantasm
Up - Fire Bird
Down - Reflector
Landmaster
SSB4 - Pikachu Artwork.png
Pikachu[5] Pokemon Emblem.png
Recognized the world over, Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon that stores energy in its cheeks for use in battle. In Smash Bros., Pikachu is a well-rounded fighter with speedy, powerful electric attacks. Quick Attack can be used twice in a row if two directions are input, one after another. Neutral - Thunder Jolt
Side - Skull Bash
Up - Quick Attack
Down - Thunder
Volt Tackle
JigglypuffSSB4.png
Jigglypuff[33] Pokemon Emblem.png
This Normal/Fairy-type Pokémon is best known for its soothing singing, which can put foes to sleep. In Smash Bros., it fights best in the air and can even jump six times in a row. The downside, though, is that Jigglypuff's so light, most opponents could launch it in their sleep! Neutral - Rollout
Side - Pound
Up - Sing
Down - Rest
Puff Up
CharizardSSB4.png
Charizard[34] Pokemon Emblem.png
The iconic Fire/Flying-type Pokémon. Charizard's scorching breath can melt anything in its path. It soars through the air, seeking only worthy foes to test itself against. In Smash Bros., Charizard unleashes the destructive Flare Blitz special move-a move so strong, it even injures the user! Neutral - Flamethrower
Side - Flare Blitz
Up - Fly
Down - Rock Smash
Mega Evolution
Lucario SSB4 Artwork.png
Lucario[35] Pokemon Emblem.png
A Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon that excels in combat through the reading and manipulation of Aura. As Lucario takes more damage, its attacks grow in strength. At maximum power, Lucario deals triple damage and its Aura Sphere is particularly devastating! Foes won't even know what hit them! Neutral - Aura Sphere
Side - Force Palm
Up - ExtremeSpeed
Down - Double Team
Mega Evolution
Captain Falcon SSB4.png
Captain Falcon[36] F-Zero Emblem.png
In the F-Zero racing scene, Captain Falcon uses his Blue Falcon to win big. His origins largely a mystery, he's made his way to the Smash Bros. battlefield to prove his worth outside the cockpit. He's got speed and power, and his distinct Falcon Punch leaves a dent. Start it in the air to surprise your foes! Neutral - Falcon Punch
Side - Raptor Boost
Up - Falcon Dive
Down - Falcon Kick
Blue Falcon
NessSSB4.png
Ness[37] EarthBound Emblem.png
Hailing from Onett, a small town in Eagleland, this young boy's ordinary looks hide his psychic powers. Ness fought against the evil Giygas in EarthBound, and in Smash Bros. he unleashes some of the same PSI moves. Watch out for PK Thunder, a guided attack that can also launch Ness like a rocket! Neutral - PK Flash
Side - PK Fire
Up - PK Thunder
Down - PSI Magnet
PK Starstorm
SSB4 - Marth Artwork.png
Marth[38] FireEmblem Emblem.png
The first hero from the Fire Emblem series, Marth is the prince of Altea and descendant of the hero Anri. In Smash Bros, he's known as an exceptional swordfighter, swinging his blade with grace. Striking with the tip will maximize the damage dealt. Teach aggressive foes a lesson with his strong Counter move. Neutral - Shield Breaker
Side - Dancing Blade
Up - Dolphin Slash
Down - Counter
Critical Hit
IkeSSB4.png
Ike[39] FireEmblem Emblem.png
One of the main characters of the Fire Emblem series. Having fought in the Mad King's War, restored the fallen nation of Crimea and taken on the Begnion Empire, Ike is rightly called a hero. He has the strength to back the title-one good swing of his blade can launch the heaviest of foes. Neutral - Eruption
Side - Quick Draw
Up - Aether
Down - Counter
Great Aether
G&WSSB4.png
Mr. Game & Watch[40] Game&Watch Emblem.png
Game & Watch was first released in 1980, making the series the father of the Game Boy and Nintendo DS. Or maybe an older sibling? Anyway...in Smash Bros., Mr. Game & Watch uses distinct retro moves to damage his foes. However, he's only two dimensional, so he's pretty easy to send flying. Neutral - Chef
Side - Judge
Up - Fire
Down - Oil Panic
Octopus
Wario SSB4 Artwork.jpg
Wario[41] Wario Emblem.png
A living embodiment of gross, this villian hates Mario and loves money. He claims to have known Mario since childhood, but who can tell if that's true? In Smash Bros., he's a seriously agile heavyweight fighter. He can store up his trademark Wario Waft for explosive results. Did I mention he's gross? Neutral - Chomp
Side - Wario Bike
Up - Corkscrew
Down - Wario Waft
Wario Man
PitSSB4.png
Pit[5] KidIcarus Emblem.png
Pit is the captain of Palutena's royal guard. Despite the wings on his back, Pit needs the Power of Flight from Palutena in order to truly fly. In Smash Bros., he can still get more air than most, with four jumps and a special move that boosts him higher. He has a new reflect move-it protects both sides! Neutral - Palutena's Arrow
Side - Upperdash Arm
Up - Power of Flight
Down - Guardian Orbitars
Three Sacred Treasures
OlimarSSB4.png
Olimar[42] Pikmin Emblem.png
Alternate character: Alph
A veteran spaceship pilot for Hocotate Freight, Captain Olimar partners with Pikmin in Smash Bros. to help him in battle. Olimar is much stronger when he's got Pikmin with him, so keep them plucked and good to go. Pikmin abilities are based on their color-learn where each is best at! Neutral - Pikmin Pluck
Side - Pikmin Throw
Up - Winged Pikmin
Down - Pikmin Order
End of Day
ROBSSB4EN.png
R.O.B. ROB Emblem.png
This NES accessory was released in 1985, a groundbreaking system that controlled the robot via a game on the screen. In Smash Bros., R.O.B. has two projectile weapons and can use his rocket base to fly through the air. If you let his Robo Beam charge over time, it'll make a powerful blast. Neutral - Robo Beam
Side - Arm Rotor
Up - Robo Burner
Down - Gyro
Super Diffusion Beam
SSB4 - Sonic Artwork.png
Sonic[43] Sonic Emblem.png
The main star of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He's an easygoing hedgehog who blows past the competition with his speed. Seriously, on the ground he's faster than anyone else in Smash Bros. Use this to your advantage, avoiding blows while landing lightning-fast attacks. Neutral - Homing Attack
Side - Spin Dash
Up - Spring Jump
Down - Spin Charge
Super Sonic
Newcomers
SSB4 Rosalina Artwork.png
Rosalina & Luma[44] Mario Emblem.png
The mysterious Rosalina lives in the Comet Observatory with the Lumas. She first traveled with them in search of their mother. In Smash Bros., Rosalina and Luma can fight in different places at the same time. If you can trap someone between Rosalina and Luma, you'll be able to unleash incredible damage! Neutral - Luma Shot
Side - Star Bits
Up - Launch Star
Down - Gravitational Pull
Power Star
BowserJrSSB.jpg
Bowser Jr.[45] Mario Emblem.png
Alternate characters: The seven Koopalings
Bowser's beloved, spoiled son sports a bandanna with a large mouth drawn on it. Like his father, Bowser Jr. longs to take Mario down. In Smash Bros., he'll fight from inside his heavily armed Junior Clown Car. The Clown Car takes less damage than Bowser Jr., so mind your positioning. Neutral - Clown Cannon
Side - Clown Kart Dash
Up - Abandon Ship!
Down - Mechakoopa
Shadow Mario Paint
GreninjaSSB4.png
Greninja[46] Pokemon Emblem.png
This Water/Dark-type Pokémon is the fully evolved form of Froakie. It's just as fast and dangerous as any other ninja, and the throwing stars it can make out of water can shear metal. In Smash Bros., as well as being a graceful, speedy fighter, it can also use moves like Hydro Pump to let it move through the air and avoid falling. Neutral - Water Shuriken
Side - Shadow Sneak
Up - Hydro Pump
Down - Substitute
Secret Ninja Attack
Robin SSB4.png
Robin[47] FireEmblem Emblem.png
Male/female variants
This is the male Robin, your avatar in Fire Emblem Awakening. The goal of this adventure doesn't change much because of your gender choice, but Robin's marriage options do. In Smash Bros., Robin brings powerful magic and swordplay to bear. He can exhaust his moves, but they'll be restored over time. Neutral - Thunder
Side - Arcfire
Up - Elwind
Down - Nosferatu
Pair Up
Lucina SSB4.png
Lucina[48] FireEmblem Emblem.png
Chrom's daughter and the future Princess of Ylissee. When she arrives from a doomed future seeking to prevent it from ever happening, she goes by the name Marth before her identity is revealed. She fights much like her adopted namesake, but more than just the tip of her sword is powerful. Neutral - Shield Breaker
Side - Dancing Blade
Up - Dolphin Slash
Down - Counter
Critical Hit
Palutena SSB4.png
Palutena[49] KidIcarus Emblem.png
In Kid Icarus: Uprising, the goddess of light uses telepathy to communicate and grants miracles to support Pit on his adventure. In Smash Bros., she has special moves like Warp and Heavenly Light at her disposal. She's very adaptable-you can customize her into a long- or close-range fighter! Neutral - Autoreticle
Side - Reflect Barrier
Up - Warp
Down - Counter
Black Hole Laser
DarkPitSSB4.png
Dark Pit[50] KidIcarus Emblem.png
Pit's mysterious, black-clad doppelgänger, Dark Pit. (Some call him Pittoo, but he really doesn't like that.) When he first appears, he immediately goes after both Pit and the Underworld Army. In Smash Bros., he uses moves a lot like Pit's, though both his bow and his Sacred Treasures are different. Neutral - Silver Bow
Side - Electroshock Arm
Up - Power of Flight
Down - Guardian Orbitars
Dark Pit Staff
LittleMacSSB4.png
Little Mac[51] PunchOutSymbol.png
This little boxer from the Punch-Out!! series makes up in heart what he lacks in height. He wasn't afraid to take on the boxing champs, and he's not afraid of the Nintendo stars. In Smash Bros., he packs a serious punch. When his KO Meter fills up, wade in and trigger a devastating uppercut. Neutral - Straight Lunge
Side - Jolt Haymaker
Up - Rising Uppercut
Down - Slip Counter
Giga Mac
DuckHuntSSB4.png
Duck Hunt[52] DuckHunt Emblem.png
You could call these two the stars of the NES 1985 launch title Duck Hunt. The goofy dog would chase down any ducks hit by the NES Zapper. In Smash Bros., these two work as a team to fight. When a can or a clay pigeon is in play, hit the button again to fire at it. Show your foes how the ducks felt! Neutral - Trick Shot
Side - Clay Shooting
Up - Duck Jump
Down - Wild Gunman
NES Zapper Posse
VillagerSSB4.png
Villager[53] AnimalCrossing Emblem.png
Male/female variants
An energetic young man from a peaceful town in Animal Crossing, he is eager to make his Smash Bros. debut! His Balloon Trip recovery lets him fly like a character from Balloon Fight. The Villager sets out to answer that age-old question: If a tree falls on the battlefield and foes are beneath it, do they get launched? Neutral - Pocket
Side - Lloid Rocket
Up - Balloon Trip
Down - Timber
Dream Home
SSB4 - Wii Fit Trainer Artwork.png
Wii Fit Trainer[54] Wii Fit series icon.png
Male/female variants
The female trainer who helps you in the Wii Fit series. She favors a fighting style composed of yoga poses. This makes her a capable close-quarters fighter, but she has ranged attacks as well. She also has a move called Deep Breathing, which can heal you and increase attack power if timed right. Neutral - Sun Salutation
Side - Header
Up - Hula-Hoop
Down - Deep Breathing
Wii Fit
Shulk SSB4.png
Shulk[55] XenobladeEmblem.png
In Xenoblade Chronicles, this young lad's colony is attacked by the Mechon, so he and his friends set off to take them down. In Smash Bros., his Monado Arts let him change his specialization during battle. You can choose to boost a stat-his jump or attack, for example-but other stats might drop as a result, so choose wisely. Neutral - Monado Arts
Side - Back Slash
Up - Air Slash
Down - Vision
Chain Attack
MegaManSSB4.png
Mega Man[56] MegaMan Emblem.png
The main hero from Capcom's 1987 action game, Mega Man. He travels from stage to stage, defeating Robot Masters to obtain new weapons. He uses this vast arsenal in Smash Bros. in a variety of ways. Metal Blades, for example, can be fired in eight directions and picked up off the ground! Neutral - Metal Blade
Side - Crash Bomber
Up - Rush Coil
Down - Leaf Shield
Mega Legends
Pac-ManSSB4.png
Pac-Man[57] Pac-ManEmblem.png
The yellow, circular hero of the game PAC-MAN, which is recognized as the "Most Successful Coin-Operated Arcade Game" by Guinness World Records. In Smash Bros., he uses several moves inspired by the original PAC-MAN. Wakawaka your foes by charging up the Power Pellet move and aiming at them. Neutral - Bonus Fruit
Side - Power Pellet
Up - Pac Jump
Down - Fire Hydrant
Super Pac-Man
Mii SSB4.png
Mii Fighter SmashBros Emblem.png
Mii Brawler This fighter is based on a player's Mii. It excels at fighting with punches and kicks. This type of Mii is very agile, blending attacks with movement to get the battle flowing. It has superior dash and jump compared to other types. Stay close and keep whaling on foes-you'll KO them in no time! Neutral - Shot Put
Side - Onslaught
Up - Soaring Axe Kick
Down - Head-On Assault
Omega Blitz
Mii Swordfighter This fighter is based on a player's Mii and favors a sword in battle. Enjoy the extra reach the sword offers, but remember that it takes a bit longer for strikes to reach your opponent as a result. Customize your Mii with chargeable moves, counters, or projectile attacks. Neutral - Gale Strike
Side - Airborne Assault
Up - Stone Scabbard
Down - Blade Counter
Final Edge
Mii Gunner A Mii sporting a blaster arm, this fighter is a great choice for those who prefer to fight the battle from a distance. The Mii Gunner has a lot of special projectile moves available, so pick your favorites and use them when needed. Don't forget about standard and smash attacks! Neutral - Charge Blast
Side - Flame Pillar
Up - Lunar Launch
Down - Echo Reflector
Full Blast
Downloadable
SSB4 - Mewtwo Artwork.png
Mewtwo Pokemon Emblem.png
Mewtwo will be free to download if a player owns both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game Neutral -
Side -
Up -
Down -

Unlocking criteria

3DS Version

Criteria[58]
Character Criteria I Criteria II Stage of battle
Ness Clear Classic Mode on any difficulty Play 10 matches Magicant
Falco Clear Classic Mode without using continues Play 20 matches Corneria
Wario Clear 100-Man mode Play 30 matches Wario Ware, Inc. (no microgames)
Lucina Clear Classic Mode as Marth without using continues Play 40 matches Arena Ferox
Dark Pit Clear Classic Mode with 3 different characters Play 50 matches Reset Bomb Forest
Dr. Mario Clear Classic Mode as Mario on intensity 4.0 or higher Play 60 matches Mushroomy Kingdom
R.O.B. Collect 200 trophies & clear Classic Mode with 6 different unlockable characters Play 70 matches PictoChat 2
Ganondorf Clear Classic Mode as Link or Zelda on intensity 5.0 or higher Play 80 matches Gerudo Valley
Mr. Game & Watch Clear Classic Mode with 10 different characters Play 90 matches Flat Zone 2
Bowser Jr. Clear Classic Mode as Bowser on intensity 6.0 or higher Play 100 matches 3D Land
Duck Hunt Clear Classic Mode with 8 different characters Play 110 matches Battlefield
Jigglypuff Collect 30 different pieces of equipment Play 120 matches Unova Pokémon League

Other characters

Character movesets

  • F.L.U.D.D. (Mario attack)
  • Toad (Peach attack)
  • Mecha-Koopa (Bowser Jr. attack)
  • Shadow Mario (Bowser Jr.'s Final Smash)
  • Navi (Link taunt)
  • Phantom (Zelda attack)
  • Gordo (King Dedede attack)
  • Chrom (Robin's Final Smash)
  • Pikmin (Olimar attack)
  • Lloid (Villager attack)
  • Tom Nook (Villager's Final Smash)
  • Timmy and Tommy Nook (Villager's Final Smash)
  • Rush (Mega Man attack)
  • Mega Man X (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • Mega Man Volnutt (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • MegaMan.EXE (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • Star Force Mega Man/Geo Stellar (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • Wild Gunman (Duck Hunt's Final Smash)
  • Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and/or Clyde (Pac-Man attack)
  • Galaga (Pac-Man attack and taunt)
  • Mappy (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Pooka (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Don-chan (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Dunban (Shulk's Final Smash)
  • Riki (Shulk's Final Smash)

Stage cameos

Stage bosses

Smash Run enemies

Mario series

Donkey Kong series

The Legend of Zelda series

Metroid series

Yoshi series

Kirby series

Pokémon series

Mother series

Ice Climber

Kid Icarus series

Pikmin series

Rhythm Heaven series

Find Mii

Sonic the Hedgehog series

Mega Man series

Pac-Man series

Super Smash Bros. series

Stages

According to Masahiro Sakurai, both versions of the game will feature different stages, with a few exceptions. The Nintendo 3DS version features 34 stages, while 43 have been confirmed for the Wii U version, for a total of 77 stages between both. The Wii U version will mostly feature stages based on games released on home consoles, while the 3DS version mostly features stages based on games released on handheld systems.[5] In the Nintendo 3DS version, each stage has only two tracks that can play, whereas the Wii U version will have a comprehensive list similar to My Music from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Additionally, players can toggle between playing on "Final Destination" variations of most stages (represented by a "Ω") in addition to playing on the standard versions, being a flat course with no obstacles or other platforms. Stages listed in italics are unlockable.

Nintendo 3DS

Stages
3DS SmashBros scrnS01 08 E3.png
Battlefield[10] (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS) SmashBros Emblem.png
SSB3DS FinalDestination.png
Final Destination[71] (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS) SmashBros Emblem.png
3DS SmashBros scrnS01 16 E3.png
3D Land[10] (Super Mario 3D Land) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 Golden Plains.jpg
Golden Plains[72] (New Super Mario Bros. 2) Mario Emblem.png
SSB3DS Rainbow Road.jpg
Rainbow Road[10] (Mario Kart 7) Mario Emblem.png
SSB3DS Hither Thither Hill.jpg
Paper Mario (Paper Mario series)[73] Mario Emblem.png
150x90px-Mushroomy Kingdom 3DS.png
Mushroomy Kingdom[74] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 3DS JungleJapes.png
Jungle Japes (Super Smash Bros. Melee)[10] DK Emblem.png
3DS SmashBros scrnS01 18 E3.png
Gerudo Valley[10] (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D) Zelda Emblem.png
3DS SmashBros scrnS01 12 E3.png
Spirit Train[10] (The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks) Zelda Emblem.png
SSB4 - Brinstar Melee.jpg
Brinstar (Super Smash Bros. Melee) Metroid Emblem.png
150px-YIBrawlSmash4.png
Yoshi's Island[75] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Yoshi Emblem.png
SSB4 3DS GameBoy.jpg
Dream Land (Kirby's Dream Land) Kirby Emblem.png
150x90px-Corneria3ds.jpeg
Corneria[75] (Super Smash Bros. Melee) StarFox Emblem.png
SSB3DS N's Castle.jpg
Unova Pokémon League (Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version) Pokemon Emblem.png
SSB3DS Lumiose City.jpg
Prism Tower[10] (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) Pokemon Emblem.png
137px-Mute City SSB4.png
Mute City (F-Zero) F-Zero Emblem.png
150px-MagicantSSB3DSTemporary.png
Magicant (Mother)EarthBound Emblem.png
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Arena Ferox[10] (Fire Emblem: Awakening) FireEmblem Emblem.png
150px-Flatzone 2 3DS.png
Flat Zone 2 (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Game&Watch Emblem.png
SSB4 3DS - Fox and Pit Stage Screenshot.png
Reset Bomb Forest[10] (Kid Icarus: Uprising) KidIcarus Emblem.png
150px-Warioware Inc. 3DS.png
WarioWare Inc. (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Wario Emblem.png
150px-Distant Planet 3DS.png
Distant Planet[75] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Pikmin Emblem.png
SSB4 Tortimer Island.jpg
Tortimer Island[10] (Animal Crossing: New Leaf) AnimalCrossing Emblem.png
SSB4 3DS BoxingRing.jpg
Boxing Ring[10] (Super Smash Bros./Punch-Out!!) SmashBros Emblem.png/PunchOutSymbol.png
SSB4 3DS GaurPlain.jpg
Gaur Plain (Xenoblade Chronicles) XenobladeEmblem.png
Balloon Fight Stage for SSB4.jpg
Balloon Fight[10] (Balloon Fight) SSB4 Balloon Fight Symbol.png
3DS SmashBros scrnS01 14 E3.png
Living Room[10] (Nintendogs + Cats[76]) Nintendogs Symbol.png
SSB4 3DS Dark Emperor.jpg
Find Mii[10] (StreetPass Mii Plaza) Find Mii Symbol.png
SSB4 3DS TomodachiLife.jpg
Tomodachi Life (Tomodachi Life)Tomodachi Emblem.png
150px-PictoChat 2 Pac-Man.jpg
PictoChat 2 (Nintendo DS) [77] NintendoDS Emblem.png
SSB3DS Green Hill Zone.jpg
Green Hill Zone (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Sonic Emblem.png
SSB4 3DS YellowDevil.jpg
Wily Castle (Mega Man 2) MegaMan Emblem.png
SSB3DS Pac-Maze.jpg
Pac-Maze[78] (Pac-Man) Pac-ManEmblem.png

Unlocking Criteria

Criteria
Magicant Unlock Ness
WarioWare Inc. Unlock Wario
Pac-Maze Use Pac-Man's Final Smash
Dream Land Use Kirby's Final Smash
Balloon Fight Use Villager three times
Mute City Win three Smash matches as Captain Falcon
Flat Zone 2 Unlock Mr. Game & Watch and complete the 1st Challenges page

Wii U

Stages
WiiU SmashBros scrnS01 16 E3.png
Battlefield[10] (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U) SmashBros Emblem.png

Big Battlefield[79] (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U) SmashBros Emblem.png
SSB4 WiiU FinalDestination.jpg
Final Destination[10] (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U) SmashBros Emblem.png
SSB4 WiiU MushroomKingdomU.jpg
Mushroom Kingdom U[60] (New Super Mario Bros. U) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 Mario Galaxy Stage.jpg
Mario Galaxy[10] (Super Mario Galaxy games) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 - Delfino Plaza Brawl.PNG
Delfino Plaza[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 - Mario Circuit MK8.PNG
Mario Circuit[80] (Mario Kart 8) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 - Mario Circuit Brawl.PNG
Mario Circuit[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 - Luigi's Mansion Brawl.PNG
Luigi's Mansion[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Mario Emblem.png
SSB4 - Jungle Hijinxs.PNG
Jungle Hijinxs[80] (Donkey Kong Country Returns) DK Emblem.png
Kongo Jungle[81] (Super Smash Bros.) DK Emblem.png SSB4 - 75m Brawl.PNG
75m[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) DK Emblem.png
SSB4 Skyloft Stage.jpg
Skyloft[10] (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword) Zelda Emblem.png
SSB4 - Bridge of Eldin Brawl.PNG
Bridge of Eldin[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Zelda Emblem.png
163px-SSBU Temple.jpg
Temple (Super Smash Bros. Melee) Zelda Emblem.png
SSB4 Pyrosphere Stage.jpg
Pyrosphere[10] (Metroid: Other M) Metroid Emblem.png
SSB4 - Norfair Brawl.PNG
Norfair[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Metroid Emblem.png
A stage based on Yoshi's Woolly World.[80] Yoshi Emblem.png SSB4 - Yoshi's Island Melee.PNG
Yoshi's Island (Super Smash Bros. Melee) Yoshi Emblem.png
SSB4 - Great Cave Offensive.PNG
The Great Cave Offensive[80] (Kirby Super Star) Kirby Emblem.png
SSB4 Halberd.png
Halberd[10] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Kirby Emblem.png
SSB4 WiiU OrbitalGate.jpg
Orbital Gate Assault (Star Fox: Assault)[82][80] StarFox Emblem.png
SSB4 - Lylat Cruise Brawl.PNG
Lylat Cruise[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) StarFox Emblem.png
SSB4 Kalos Pokémon League.png
Kalos Pokémon League[80] (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y)[10] Pokemon Emblem.png

Pokémon Stadium 2 (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Pokemon Emblem.png
SSB4 - Port Town Aero Dive Brawl.PNG
Port Town Aero Dive[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) F-Zero Emblem.png
SSB4 WiiU NessOnett.jpg
Onett (Super Smash Bros. Melee) EarthBound Emblem.png
FireEmblemColisiemSSB4.jpg
Coliseum[83] (Fire Emblem series) FireEmblem Emblem.png
SSB4 WiiU CastleSiege.jpg
Castle Siege (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) FireEmblem Emblem.png
SSB4 Palutena's Temple Stage.jpg
Palutena's Temple[10] (Kid Icarus: Uprising) KidIcarus Emblem.png
SSB4 - Skyworld Brawl.PNG
Skyworld[80] (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) KidIcarus Emblem.png
SSB4 WiiU Gamer.jpg
Gamer (Game & Wario) Wario Emblem.png
SSB4 Garden of Hope Stage.jpg
Garden of Hope[10] (Pikmin 3) Pikmin Emblem.png
SSB4 Town and City Stage.jpg
Town & City[10] (Animal Crossing: City Folk) AnimalCrossing Emblem.png
Screen-12.jpg
Smashville (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) AnimalCrossing Emblem.png
SSB4 Wii Fit Studio Stage.jpg
Wii Fit Studio[10] (Wii Fit) Wii Fit series icon.png
SSB4 Boxing Ring Stage.jpg
Boxing Ring[10] (Super Smash Bros./Punch-Out!!) SmashBros Emblem.pngPunchOutSymbol.png
SSB4 WiiU GaurPlain.jpg
Gaur Plain (Xenoblade Chronicles) XenobladeEmblem.png
SSB4 - Wrecking Crew.PNG
Wrecking Crew[80] (Wrecking Crew) WreckingCrew Emblem.png
SSB4 Pilotwings.jpg
Pilotwings[10] (Pilotwings)[84] Pilotwings Symbol.png
SSB4 - Wuhu Island.PNG
Wuhu Island[80] (Wii series) WiiSports Emblem.png
SSB4 Windy Hill Zone Stage.jpg
Windy Hill Zone[10][80] (Sonic Lost World) Sonic Emblem.png
SSB4 Wily Castle Stage.jpg
Wily Castle[10] (Mega Man 2) MegaMan Emblem.png
SSB4 WiiU PacLand.jpg
Pac-Land (Pac-Land) Pac-ManEmblem.png
Downloadable
SSB4 - Miiverse.PNG
Miiverse[80] (Miiverse) SmashBros Emblem.png

Items

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are confirmed to have some new items. Both versions will feature the same types of items.[85]

Normal items

75 items, 26 of which are new, appear in the games.

New items

Returning items

Assist Trophies

In both games, Assist Trophies are set to return. 37 Assist Trophies have currently been confirmed, of which 21 are new, and the other 16 are returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

New Assist Trophies

Returning Assist Trophies

Pokémon

Just like the Assist Trophies, Nintendo has implemented the use of Pokémon. This set of Pokémon will feature more focus on the fifth and sixth generations, but will still feature Pokémon from previous generations. So far for the 3DS version, 37 different species have been announced, of which 22 are new.

New Pokémon

Returning Pokémon

Reception

Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been generally praised by critics for taking the Super Smash Bros. formula and successfully putting it on a handheld device, as well as for the amount of content it has and the variety of customization options. The version-exclusive Smash Run mode has also met positive reception as a nice diversion from the standard gameplay. The graphics and gameply have received overall praise, though several critics have noted issues with the game's controls, as well as the Nintendo 3DS's screen size being too small to keep track of the gameplay. The online mode has also been a point of contention, being prone to slowdown and input lag.

Reviews
Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Josh Harmon, EGM 9.0/10 "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS manages to feel like a complete and worthwhile step forward for the franchise, even though you might occasionally wish for the precision of a real controller."
Jose Orteo, IGN 8.8/10 "Smash 3DS is impressive and, for the most part, feels right at home on 3DS. The multitude of ways to play and awesome customization gave me many reasons to keep fighting ... . It all produces a fun feedback loop of engaging in matches to unlock custom moves and trophies, then jumping into another match to try out the new stuff. Even the online modes feel carefully considered and focused on what the series does best, and what the 3DS can reasonably do. It’s a little disappointing that the four-player antics that are the best part of the console games don’t really work on a small screen, but there’s still more than enough that does work to make Smash a great 3DS game."
Daniel Starkey, GameSpot 8/10 "I found so much raw joy in my time with Super Smash Bros. 3DS. And even though I played to the point where I was literally in pain, I didn't have to keep playing Smash Bros. 3DS. I wanted to."
Martin Watts, Nintendo Life 9/10 "As the wealth of modes, stages, characters, and other features prove, this isn't a quick release intended to tide over players until the Wii U version comes along. Rather, it delivers more than a 3DS game should feasibly be able to do, so much so that it’ll be enjoyed alongside its HD counterpart and in its own right for years to come."
Jim Sterling, The Escapist 4.5/5 "While designed for your pocket, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS does not skimp on the features. A full-fledged Smash game, packed with stuff to discover, and boasting a roster of familiar and thoroughly inventive new characters, this is a beautiful fighting game than everyone can enjoy. Just a shame that the online isn't that hot."
Griffin McElroy, Polygon 9/10 "Super Smash Bros. 3DS hasn't been compressed as much as it has been tailored. And as unlikely as it may be, it fits like a glove."
Jeff Cork, Game Informer 9.25/10 "We all know the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. is on the horizon, but the 3DS version is more than something to keep you busy until then. It’s a must-play for Smash fans."
Aggregators
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 85
Game Rankings 85.15%

Within two days of its Japanese release, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sold over one million copies[104], combining both physical and digital sales. Sales of the physical game totaled at 944,644 units for its launch[105], selling through 93.45% of its initial shipment[106]. The game was also the highest-selling game that week in Japan.[107] Additionally, the game sold 705,000 copies in two days on its launch in the United States.[108] On October 7th, 2014, four days after the international launch of the game, Nintendo announced that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS had sold over 2.8 million copies worldwide.[109]

Demo

A downloadable demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was released on the Japanese Nintendo eShop on September 9, 2014, and was released internationally on September 19; however, select Platinum rank Club Nintendo members who achieved the status during the 2013-2014 year and have registered a Nintendo 3DS and software were e-mailed four download codes for an unlimited use version of the demo[110]. The demo requires 1016 blocks of space[111] and the public version has 30 uses[110]. The only mode available for play in the demo is Smash, playable both in solo and multiplayer via Download Play, though in the Games and More menu players can access the Tips option.[112] Only Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man can be used in the demo[113]. Each character also has only three alternate costumes available. The only stage available for play is Battlefield, both in normal and "Final Destination" form. A select number of items appear, though only when playing on normal Battlefield, and each match is by default a two minute time match.[114]

Updates

Nintendo 3DS

An update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was released on launch day in Japan, updating the game to version 1.0.1. While players who buy a physical copy must manually download the update, the downloadable version comes with the update preinstalled. The update adds online functionality as well as the Conquest mode that started on September 15.[115]

On September 15, Nintendo announced a second update for the game, meant to fix a glitch in the online mode that accidentally bans players who play as Peach in the For Glory lobby.[116] The update was released on September 19, 2014, updating the game to version 1.0.2. The update fixes the aforementioned glitch as well as making other unspecified changes.[117] An update is also available for the international versions of the game, posted on October 2, 2014 and updating the game to version 1.0.2 like the Japanese version, allowing players to have the update in advance of obtaining the game.[118] The update requires 364 blocks of space to download.

According to a press release by Nintendo of Europe on October 7, 2014, an update is planned for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to include amiibo compatibility.[119]

Downloadable Content

Two downloadable features have been confirmed thus far; a Miiverse stage exclusive to the Wii U version, and Mewtwo as a playable fighter in both versions. The Miiverse stage will release for free shortly after the Wii U release. Mewtwo as DLC will be released in Spring 2015, for both versions; owners of both versions will receive the DLC for free.

Soundtrack

A two-disc soundtrack for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is set to be released exclusively to Club Nintendo. Members who register a copy of both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game can obtain a copy of the soundtrack.[120] The soundtrack will contain 30 tracks from the 3DS version on the first disc and 30 tracks from the Wii U version on the second disk.

Beta elements

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U beta elements

According to Masahiro Sakurai on Famitsu, he was planning on adding the Ice Climbers for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, but despite the characters running without problems on the Wii U version, the team had trouble getting the Ice Climbers working in the Nintendo 3DS version due to issues on the hardware power that Sakurai mentions in the Super Smash Bros. Direct video that all fighters will get 60 FPS in the Nintendo 3DS version during in the development that caused the problem during in the debug testing.[121] However, remnants of their chant in the game can be found through a glitch.[122]

Glitches

Princess Peach bans (Nintendo 3DS version)

This glitch occurs only while using Peach. In the online mode "For Glory", players are not allowed to use items. The vegetable Peach throws is considered an item, and this has caused numerous players to be banned from playing online. An update to fix this has been released.

Ice Climbers chant (Nintendo 3DS version)

This glitch occurs when playing as Villager against Dr. Mario. If Villager has 100% or more damage, and KOs two Dr. Marios, the chant used for the Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl plays. This glitch occurs only in Japanese copies of the game.

Giant Yoshi (Nintendo 3DS version)

While playing as Yoshi in Multi-Man Smash, when Yoshi faces a giant rival, the player can continuously use their neutral special, Egg Lay, to make the opponent larger.[123]

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yū
Great Melee Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Spanish Super Smash Bros. para Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
French (NOA) Super Smash Bros. pour Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
French (NOE) Super Smash Bros. pour Nintendo 3DS et Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Dutch Super Smash Bros. voor Nintendo 3DS en Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
German Super Smash Bros. für Nintendo 3DS und Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Italian Super Smash Bros. per Nintendo 3DS e Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Portuguese Super Smash Bros. para a Nintendo 3DS e a Wii U Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U
Russian Super Smash Bros. для Nintendo 3DS и Wii U
Super Smash Bros. dlya Nintendo 3DS i Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Chinese 任天堂明星大亂鬥3DS/WiiU
Rèntiāntáng Míngxīng Dàluàndòu 3DS / Wii U
Nintendo Stars: Great Melee 3DS / Wii U

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