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Trophies are collectible figures the player can find in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. They are collected by finding them in some Adventure mode stages, by getting them in a Classic mode bonus stage, by getting them in a lottery, by completing certain event missions, or by completing Classic, Adventure, or All-Star mode. Additionally, trophies can be collected in the Mario Strikers series, Mario Tennis 64, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Golf series, Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and Mario Sports Mix. Trophies are also awarded to the best three drivers in a Grand Prix race at the award ceremony in the Mario Kart series.
Super Smash Bros. series
Trophies made their first appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee, replacing the doll concept of the first Super Smash Bros., and have appeared in every subsequent game since. According to the story of The Subspace Emissary, the characters in this world are all trophies created and brought to life by Master Hand, and exist for no reason other than fighting. Whenever the characters are defeated in battle, they are forcibly reverted to trophies. Also, interestingly, trophies of the smashers in the Subspace Emissary are grey, shiny, full-size statues instead of the smaller trophies or statuettes seen in the Trophy Gallery.
Trophies will also return in the fourth installments of the series, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Like the stages in both games, Trophies in the Nintendo 3DS version will mostly be from handheld games, while Trophies in the Wii U version will mostly be from home console games. It was also mentioned that the Nintendo 3DS version will contain more trophies than in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. There will also be a "Trophy Shop", where trophies can be purchased by either coins from battles or Play Coins. Some of these trophies can also occasionally be purchased at a discount.
List of Trophies in Melee
There are a total of 293 trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, there are three trophies that the player can only get through an Action Replay device in the American version, while they are completely removed in the PAL version.
List of Trophies in Brawl
There are a total of 544 trophies in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
When the player ranks in the top three in a Grand Prix, they will see a unique trophy based on the cup.
In the Mario Golf series (except for Toadstool Tour), there are Gold, Silver, Bronze trophies. Players can earn these trophies by placing in the top three in a Tournament. In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, the player only receives a trophy if they get 1st place.
In Mario Hoops 3-on-3 there are trophies for each cup. The cups are: The Mushroom cup, the Flower cup, the Star cup, and the Rainbow cup.
Super Mario Strikers
In Super Mario Strikers, trophies are awards won by achieving a certain number of special actions. Additionally, all cups of the game are trophies, including the Mushroom Cup, the Flower Cup, the Star Cup, the Bowser Cup, the Super Mushroom Cup, the Super Flower Cup, the Super Star Cup, and the Super Bowser Cup. The cups' trophies are won by winning the cup. These special trophies can also be unlocked:
Winning a gold trophy also unlocks certain cheats available in the Options menu.
Mario Strikers Charged
In the sequel to Super Mario Strikers, Mario Strikers Charged, players can earn one of three trophies, the Fire Cup, the Crystal Cup, and the Striker Cup. To win the cup, players must beat the champion of the cup in the best 2-out-of-3 series. If the player wins two games, then the cup is theirs.
Mario Sports Mix
In Mario Sports Mix, if players beat tournaments for any sport, they will receive a trophy for finishing the final match of that specific tournament.
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