This is a list of glitches in the game Super Smash Bros.
- SmashWiki article: Category:Glitches (SSB)
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all names are conjectural.
Black Hole glitch
All four players must be Link. At Hyrule Castle (or any place with a straight wall), all four players should walk to the right, fall into the place with the canopy, and run left against the wall so they are inside each other. Then, the player must let the game push them all apart. After this, all four players must simultaneously throw bombs upwards weakly, quickly. After just a few throws, the bombs hit each other and continuously stay, trapping the players within.
Shell Stack glitch
This glitch involves the usage of Training Mode's ability to spawn items. By creating four Green or Red Shells in the same location, attacking them with various moves deal large amounts of damage to the attacker, the opponent, or possibly both. Multiple variants of this glitch exist.
Possibly the most well-known version of the glitch, caused by using the Mario Tornado to simultaneously hit an opponent and a stack of Green Shells. As the shells and the attack hit each other and the opponent in a chain reaction, all of them are locked in freeze frames until the items eventually vanish and the Tornado can run to completion; the time this takes (about 30 seconds) is guaranteed to ring up the opponent's damage to 999%. As the Mario Tornado has fixed knockback, the opponent is not KO'd once the glitch completes, though essentially any other move does. This can also be done with the Super Jump Punch, Luigi Cyclone, and Screw Attack. Using Red Shells instead of Green ones causes more unpredictable results, such as immediately raising both characters' damage to over 800% and knocking them both away with fixed knockback.
This variant involves Yoshi using his Ground Pound into a stack of Red Shells near the opponent. If done correctly, Yoshi and then the opponent each receive about 250% to 400% damage.
This variant involves Link using his Spin Attack on an opponent and a nearby stack of Red Shells. If done correctly, the opponent gains up to 999% damage and slashing sound effects can be heard.
Ness's forward smash
This variant involves using Ness's forward smash (his bat) on a stack of a stack of Red Shells next to the opponent. If done correctly, the opponent takes 600% to 999% damage and goes flying. This may also hit the player, depending on the distance from the shells.
The Ness forward smash variant
Drifting away from the stage
The result of Mario rolling to the right in the left picture and the result of Mario doing the opposite in the right picture.
The player has to use Mario or Luigi for this glitch. The bro must go to any stage with a wall and stand against a wall. Then, he must use shield and roll against that wall as much as he can. If Mario/Luigi is rolling left, he goes further away. If he is rolling right, he goes towards the camera. If the bro falls or gets attacked, he reverts to normal.
PK thunder freeze glitch
Only two players are required for this glitch. One should be Ness, the other should be Fox. The player must choose a stage with a direct line between Ness and Fox (ideally, Hyrule Castle or Sector Z). PK Thunder must be used against Fox's Reflector so that the PK Thunder is in direct line back to Ness, then the player must quickly bat the PK Thunder away. The thunder should have two tails, and if it reaches the edge of the screen, the game cannot handle it and freezes.
|Super Mario franchise
||Super Mario Platformers
||Super Mario series
||Super Mario Bros. (Minus World) (1985, NES) • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (1986, FDS) • Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, NES) • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988, NES) • Super Mario Land (1989, GB) • Super Mario World (1990, SNES) • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992, GB) • Super Mario 64 (1996, N64) • Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GCN) • New Super Mario Bros. (2006, DS) • Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Wii) • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009, Wii) • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010, Wii) • Super Mario 3D Land (2011, 3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012, 3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U (2012 / 2013, Wii U) • Super Mario 3D World (2013, Wii U) • Super Mario Maker (2015, Wii U) • Super Mario Odyssey (2017, Switch) • Super Mario Maker 2 (2019, Switch)
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
||Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010, DS)
|Ports and remakes
||Super Mario Advance (2001, GBA) • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2002, GBA) • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2003, GBA) • Super Mario 64 DS (2004, DS) • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021, Switch)
|Mario Kart series
||Super Mario Kart (1992, SNES) • Mario Kart 64 (1996, N64) • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003, GCN) • Mario Kart DS (2005, DS) • Mario Kart Wii (2008, Wii) • Mario Kart 7 (2011, 3DS) • Mario Kart 8 (2014, Wii U)
||Mario Tennis series
||Mario Power Tennis (2004, GCN)
|Mario Baseball series
||Mario Super Sluggers (2008, Wii)
|Mario Strikers series
||Super Mario Strikers (2005, GCN)
||Mario Sports Mix (2010, Wii)
|Super Mario RPGs
||Paper Mario series
||Paper Mario (2000, N64) • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004, GCN) • Super Paper Mario (2007, Wii) • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012, 3DS) • Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016, Wii U) • Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020, Switch)
|Mario & Luigi series
||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003, GBA) • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005, DS) • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009, DS) • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013, 3DS) • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015, 3DS)
|Mario + Rabbids series
||Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022, Switch)
||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996, SNES)
||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017, 3DS) • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018, 3DS)
|Luigi's Mansion series
||Luigi's Mansion (2001, GCN) • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013, 3DS) • Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019, Switch)
|Donkey Kong franchise
||Donkey Kong Country series
||Donkey Kong Country (1994, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996, SNES) • Donkey Kong 64 (1999, N64) • Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010, Wii)
|Donkey Kong Land series
||Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996, GB) • Donkey Kong Land III (1997, GB)
||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995, SNES) • Yoshi's New Island (2014, 3DS)
||Wario Land 3 (2000, GBC) • Wario Land 4 (2001, GBA)
|Super Smash Bros. series
||Super Smash Bros. (1999, N64) • Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, GCN) • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Wii) • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, 3DS) • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Wii U) • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Switch)