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Super Smash Bros.
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First Installment Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Latest Installment Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
Number of Installments 6 (4 home, 1 handheld, 1 upcoming)

The Super Smash Bros. series is a series of multiplayer games in which many well-known Nintendo characters are pitted against each other to fight, with each character using their unique abilities in battle. The games are very popular, not only for being one of Nintendo's few fighting games, but also for being a mass crossover of many Nintendo franchises; they are also known to attract both casual and competitive players, with game modes and official Nintendo events accommodating different types of play. While the Western title for the series is a play on the title of Super Mario Bros., Super Smash Bros. is a standalone crossover franchise and is not explicitly part of any of its constituent series. However, the Super Mario franchise is heavily featured in each game, with multiple playable characters and stages, and receives first billing as Nintendo's flagship franchise.

Along with Mario, many different characters from different franchises appear as fighters throughout the series. These include Pikachu from the Pokémon series, Link from The Legend of Zelda series, Samus from the Metroid series, and many more. Besides the diverse lineup of fighters, Super Smash Bros. has numerous non-playable references to Nintendo history, such as the roster of stages in the series, themed around locations from past Nintendo games. In addition to the Nintendo-related content, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and subsequent installments introduce a number of third-party guest fighters. While these guest fighters include mascot characters that have appeared in prior crossovers with the Mario series, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man, they also include characters from more "realistic" and adult-oriented franchises, such as Solid Snake from the Metal Gear franchise and Bayonetta from her self-titled series. With its large, diverse roster of characters that range from the familiar to the obscure, the Super Smash Bros. series serves as a gateway to Nintendo's vast library of franchises, with the games often boosting the popularity and public image of lesser-known series such as Metroid, Kid Icarus and Fire Emblem.

It has become one of the quickest-selling and most popular series in Nintendo's history, and Super Smash Bros. Melee is the best-selling Nintendo GameCube game. Masahiro Sakurai has directed all five games in the series, the latest being Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

List of games

Super Smash Bros.

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Super Smash Bros. is the first installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, introduced in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. The game features eight characters from the start, with four unlockable characters, all of them created by Nintendo or one of its second-party developers.

Up to four people can play in multiplayer (Versus) mode, with the specific rules of each match being predetermined by the players. There are two different types that can be chosen: Time, where the person with the most KOs at the end of the set time wins; and stock, where each person has a set amount of lives, and when they are gone, the player is eliminated.

This game's one-player mode included one adventure mode that always followed the same series of opponents although the player could change the difficulty. Other single player modes exist such as Training and several mini-games, including "Break the Targets" and "Board the Platforms". All of these were included in the sequel, with the exception of "Board the Platforms".

There are nine playable stages in Versus mode, eight based on each of the starting characters (such as Princess Peach's Castle for Mario, Zebes for Samus, and Sector Z for Fox) and the unlockable Mushroom Kingdom, based around motifs from the original Super Mario Bros. (from which the English-language name of the Super Smash Bros. series comes), even containing original sprites and the original version of the Overworld theme from that game.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

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Super Smash Bros. Melee is the second installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, released in 2001 for the Nintendo GameCube. It had a larger budget and development team than Super Smash Bros. did and was released to much greater praise and acclaim among critics and consumers. Since its release, Super Smash Bros. Melee has sold more than 7 million copies and was the best-selling game on the GameCube. Super Smash Bros. Melee features 26 characters, of which 15 are available initially, more than doubling the number of characters in its predecessor. There are also 29 stages.

It introduced two new single-player modes alongside the Classic mode: Adventure mode, and All-Star mode. Adventure mode has platforming segments similar to the original's "Race to the Finish" mini-game, and All-Star is a fight against every playable character in the game, allows the player only one life in which damage is accumulated over each battle and a limited number of heal items in between battles.

There are also significantly more multiplayer modes and a tournament mode allowing for 64 different competitors whom can all be controlled by a human player, although only up to four players can participate at the same time. Additionally, the game features alternative battle modes, called "Special Melee", which involve some sort of alteration to the battle (e.g. all characters are giant by default, the speed is faster than normal, etc.), along with alternative ways to judge a victory, such as through collecting coins throughout the match.

In place of Super Smash Bros.'s character profiles, Super Smash Bros. Melee introduced trophies (called "figures" in the Japanese version). The 293 trophies include three different profiles for each playable character, one unlocked in each single-player mode. In addition, unlike its predecessor, Super Smash Bros. Melee contains profiles for many Nintendo characters who are either non-playable or do not appear in the game, as well as Nintendo items, stages, enemies, and elements.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The logo used for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the third installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, released in 2008 for the Wii. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is also the first game in the franchise to support online play, via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and offers the ability for players to construct their own original stages. The game features a total of 39 playable characters and 41 stages.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl also features compatibility with four kinds of controllers (the Wii Remote on its side, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination, the Classic Controller, and the Nintendo GameCube controller), while its predecessors only used the one controller designed for that system. The player also has the ability to change the configuration of controls and the controller type.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl features a new Adventure Mode titled "The Subspace Emissary". This mode features unique character storylines along with numerous side scrolling levels and multiple bosses to fight, as well as CG cut scenes explaining the storyline. The Subspace Emissary features a new group of antagonists called the Subspace Army, who are led by the Ancient Minister. Some of these enemy characters appeared in previous Nintendo games, such as Petey Piranha from the Mario series and a squadron of R.O.B.s based on classic Nintendo hardware. The Subspace Emissary also boasts a number of original enemies, such as the Roader; a robotic unicycle, the Bytan; a one-eyed ball-like creature which can replicate itself if left alone, and the Primid; enemies that come in many variations. Though primarily a single-player mode, The Subspace Emissary allows for cooperative multiplayer. There are five difficulty levels for each stage, and there is a method of increasing characters' powers during the game. This is done by placing collected stickers onto the bottom of a character's trophy between stages to improve various aspects of a fighter.

Like its predecessor, Super Smash Bros. Brawl introduces several new playable characters. Among them are Sonic the Hedgehog and Solid Snake, the series' first third-party fighters.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

The logo used for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are the fourth and fifth games in the Super Smash Bros. series (however, they are both commonly thought of as the joint fourth installment). At E3 2011, it was confirmed that new Super Smash Bros. titles were in development for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, with both versions being cross-compatible with each other in some way. The games were shown for the first time at E3 2013.

The 3DS version features cel-shaded 3D graphics and stages based on games for handheld consoles, while the Wii U version features HD graphics and stages based on games from home consoles. Like prior games in the series, this game introduces new characters, including Mega Man and Pac-Man, who are new third-party characters. The character lineup is the same across both versions, and characters can now be customized with a range of equipment and custom special moves. The 3DS version includes an exclusive mode called Smash Run, while the Wii U version includes a mode called Smash Tour, along with an altered stage builder and the Special Orders mode.

The games also introduce downloadable content (DLC) to the series, which was made available after release. Included among the DLC are the seven additional playable characters Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta, as well as additional stages and costumes for Mii Fighters.

The 3DS version was released first on September 13, 2014 in Japan, and on October 3rd, 2014 in the rest of the world. The Wii U version was released on November 21, 2014 in North America, November 28, 2014 in Europe, November 29, 2014 in Australia, and December 6th, 2014 in Japan.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

This section is about an upcoming game. Editors must cite sources for all contributions to this section. Edits that do not follow this standard will be reverted without notice.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the sixth game in the series, slated for release on December 7, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch.[1] It features every playable character from the past installments.[1]

During the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, Inkling, Princess Daisy, and Ridley were confirmed as new playable characters.[1] In the August 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, Chrom, Dark Samus, and King K. Rool were also confirmed to be playable.[2]

Gameplay

A 4-player battle at Final Destination between Bowser Jr., Pit, Jigglypuff, and Dr. Mario.

The series has a completely different gameplay compared to fighting games such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Instead of making an opponent lose all of their HP, players have to knock opponents off a stage. When a character gets attacked, their damage meter (represented by percentage) increases by up to 999%, and the higher the percentage is, the easier it is to knock an opponent off the stage.

After being knocked off, a player can use jumping moves to try to return to the stage.

The Super Smash Bros. series has simple controls. Rather than having to memorize buttons like in Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros. games allow the "one attack, one button" style. Also, characters do not have to face their opponent, but can run around freely. Items can be used to help players recover their percentage or to KO opponents.

Major series represented in Super Smash Bros.

Symbol Series description

Animal Crossing

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A fairly big name from Nintendo, a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is based on it called Smashville. Regarding playable fighters, it is represented by Villager since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Balloon Fight

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A somewhat minor first-party series by Nintendo. It was represented by the Balloon Fighter trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (also in this game, the music for Balloon Trip could be played on the Summit stage). It is represented by a stage entitled Balloon Fight in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Bayonetta

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Regarding playable characters, the Bayonetta series is represented by the titular character, who made her Super Smash Bros. debut in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a playable character available through DLC. The Bayonetta series is the second M-rated series to be represented in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Castlevania

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Castlevania is a series of games by Konami. In the Super Smash Bros. series, it is set to be represented by the playable characters Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, making it the first third-party series represented in the Super Smash Bros. series to have multiple playable characters.[2]

Donkey Kong

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Playable characters from the Donkey Kong series include Donkey Kong since Super Smash Bros., Diddy Kong since Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and King K. Rool in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[2].

Duck Hunt

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The Duck Hunt series is represented by Duck Hunt - a dog and a duck comprising a single character - as playable fighters since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

EarthBound

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Playable characters from this series include Ness (since Super Smash Bros.) and Lucas (since Super Smash Bros. Brawl). Lucas was originally intended to replace Ness in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but because of Mother 3's delay, Ness was put in instead.[citation needed]

Electroplankton

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Although there are no playable characters in this series, the emblem is used for Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Hanenbow stage.

Final Fantasy

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A massively successful role-playing game series by Square Enix. The series has something of a history with Nintendo's own franchises (the Mario franchise in particular). Cloud Strife appears as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series starting with his appearance as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, making him the first named Final Fantasy character to appear in a Nintendo crossover. Chocobo headgear is also available for the Mii Fighters in the aforementioned games, also as DLC.

Find Mii/StreetPass Quest

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A series consisting of two games in StreetPass Mii Plaza (which is featured with the Nintendo 3DS and its variations), this is represented by a stage, named Find Mii, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Fire Emblem

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Fire Emblem is a second-party series, developed by Intelligent Systems. Regarding playable characters, Marth and Roy have appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee (although the latter is absent in Super Smash Bros. Brawl), Ike since Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Lucina and Robin since the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Corrin since his DLC appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Chrom in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[2].

F-Zero

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A Nintendo first-party series (although it has not seen a new installment since 2004) represented by Captain Falcon. He has appeared as a playable character in all Super Smash Bros. games thus far.

Game & Watch

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One of the oldest gaming series, the (previously unnamed) character, Mr. Game & Watch, represents the series as a playable character since Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Ice Climber

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The Ice Climber "series" (technically not a series, due to the fact that there is only one Ice Climber game) is represented by Popo and Nana, otherwise known as the Ice Climbers, as playable characters starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee (although they are absent as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U).

Kid Icarus

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The Kid Icarus series is a series consisting of only three games, one (Kid Icarus: Uprising) of which came out after Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Regarding playable characters, it is represented by Pit (since Super Smash Bros. Brawl), Palutena, and Dark Pit (both since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U).

Kirby

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The fourth-biggest series, the Kirby series is represented by Kirby (since Super Smash Bros.), Meta Knight, and King Dedede (both since Super Smash Bros. Brawl). Despite being a major series, Kirby was the only fighter in the first two Super Smash Bros. games, although Meta Knight and King Dedede were later added in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. King Dedede was intended to appear in Super Smash Bros., but was removed due to time constraints. He and Meta Knight were later set to appear in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but were also removed.[citation needed]

Super Mario Bros.

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The first-billed and most heavily represented franchise in the Super Smash Bros. series; characters from the Mario series have appeared in all four released games. While the series is quite abundant in content from all the sub-series of the Mario franchise, it has, primarily, a strong focus on the platforming Super Mario games, the kart racing Mario Kart games and, to a lesser extent, the Luigi's Mansion games. There are two Mario series characters in Super Smash Bros., five in Super Smash Bros. Melee, four in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and seven in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (fourteen if the seven Koopaling alternates for Bowser Jr. are counted). The Mario characters playable in the Super Smash Bros. series are Mario, Luigi (both since Super Smash Bros.), Princess Peach, Bowser, Dr. Mario (starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee, although Dr. Mario is not playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl), Rosalina & Luma, Bowser Jr. with seven model swaps that replace him with one of the Koopalings (since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U), and Princess Daisy (in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)[1]. Although the Mario series also includes such characters as Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Wario, they are excluded from the list, due to having their own series and logos.

Mega Man

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Mega Man from his series of games of the same name is a playable character in the series starting with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, and the third third-party character of the Super Smash Bros. series (after Snake and Sonic were introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl).

Metal Gear

MetalGear Emblem.pngMetalGearSymbol.svg A major series, albeit third-party, and the first M-rated series to be represented in the Super Smash Bros. series. Solid Snake represents this series starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl (although he is absent in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U). Hideo Kojima, the producer of the Metal Gear series, requested Snake to be in Super Smash Bros. Melee, however production of the game was too far for his inclusion.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the series icon for the Metal Gear series is replaced by an exclamation mark. The icon change is due to Kojima's departure from Konami; the FOX Unit logo is also the former logo for Kojima Productions.

Metroid

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Another of Nintendo's notable series. The Metroid games are represented by playable characters in the forms of Samus Aran (since Super Smash Bros.), Zero Suit Samus (since Super Smash Bros. Brawl; she is considered a separate character from Samus since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U), Ridley, and Dark Samus (both in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[1][2]).

Nintendo DS

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Not actually a series, but a handheld gaming system, there are no playable characters representing this. However, the emblem is used for Super Smash Bros. Brawl's PictoChat stage; PictoChat being a built-in application in all DS models (with the exception of the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS).

nintendogs

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A virtual pet simulator series, the nintendogs series was represented in Super Smash Bros. Brawl through an Assist Trophy, a trophy, and multiple stickers. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the series is represented by an Assist Trophy again (although this time, the French Bulldog is used instead of the Labrador Retriever from the previous installment), as well as a stage, entitled Living Room, in the Nintendo 3DS version. In the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, another Assist Trophy represents the series; this time a Toy Poodle.

PAC-MAN

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PAC-MAN, Bandai Namco's most well-known character, represents his series as a playable character since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. He is the fourth third-party character to be included in the series.

Pikmin

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A well-known (but not as big) series, it is represented by Olimar, and his assistants - the Pikmin - starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Olimar has alternate costumes that change him to Alph.

Pilotwings

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The Pilotwings series is represented by a stage, entitled Pilotwings, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Pokémon

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One of Nintendo's most well-known series (also owned by Game Freak and Creatures). The Pokémon series is represented by Pikachu, Jigglypuff (both since Super Smash Bros.), Pichu, Mewtwo (both starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee, although neither are playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Pichu is not playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), Pokémon Trainer (with Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard), Lucario (both starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, although Pokémon Trainer, Squirtle, and Ivysaur are not playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), and Greninja (starting with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U). The series also had the most unlockable characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee, with Pichu, Jigglypuff, and Mewtwo. In addition, various Pokémon come out of Poké Balls to assist characters. Originally, Mewtwo was going to be playable in Super Smash Bros., but was removed due to time constraints. [3]Until Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, none of the playable characters in this series have more than five alternate colors, a trait shared with the Sonic series. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, every character gets seven different alternate colors, including the Pokémon.

Punch-Out!!

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Little Mac from the Punch-Out!! series is an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

R.O.B.

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A series consisting of the two only games compatible with the peripheral for the NES, R.O.B. is playable in the Super Smash Bros. series since Super Smash Bros. Brawl. His inclusion was likely inspired by his earlier appearances in games such as Mario Kart DS.

Splatoon

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A more recently-created series by Nintendo, Splatoon is represented by a trophy and Mii Fighter customization items in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and by Inkling as a playable fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[1].

Super Smash Bros.

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A universe consisting of elements original to the Super Smash Bros. series. Representatives are usually non-playable characters, such as Master Hand and Crazy Hand, Fighting Polygons from Super Smash Bros., Wire Frames from Super Smash Bros. Melee, and the Fighting Alloy Team, Subspace Army and Tabuu from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Mii Fighters make their debut in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U as the first playable representatives of the series. Stages that represent the series are Battlefield and Final Destination.

Sonic the Hedgehog

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Sega's most successful series, the Sonic the Hedgehog series is represented by its titular character, Sonic the Hedgehog, as a playable character since Super Smash Bros. Brawl. There was a large hoax claiming that Sonic and Miles "Tails" Prower could be unlocked as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but this was ultimately proven false.

Star Fox

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A series created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Dylan Cuthbert. It is represented by playable characters Fox McCloud (since Super Smash Bros.), Falco Lombardi (since Super Smash Bros. Melee), and Wolf O'Donnell (starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but Wolf is not playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U).

Street Fighter

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Capcom's flagship fighting game series. Ryu, the main character, has been playable in the Super Smash Bros. series since his appearance as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Legend of Zelda

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Another one of the biggest series, represented by playable characters Link (since Super Smash Bros.), Princess Zelda/Sheik, Ganondorf, Young Link (introduced in Super Smash Bros. Melee, although Sheik is a separate character from Zelda in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U onward, and Young Link is not playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U), and Toon Link (introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl).

Tomodachi

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Based off Nintendo's Tomodachi games for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, this game is represented by a stage, specifically entitled Tomodachi Life, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

WarioWare

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A minor series, also a spin-off of the Mario series. Heavily focused on the microgame-centric WarioWare series, this series has only its titular character, Wario, representing it since Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Wii Fit

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The Wii Fit Trainer from the Wii Fit series is as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series starting with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Xenoblade

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One of the more recent series, it is represented by Shulk, who is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series starting with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Yoshi

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A minor series, yet a spin-off of the Mario series which primarily takes place in his past; the Yoshi series has only one playable character. Being the only real star of the series, Yoshi has appeared as a playable character in all Super Smash Bros. games.

Characters in the series

The series notably features playable characters from across various Nintendo and third-party franchises. Over the entire series, 64 characters have been playable. Each series gets its own symbol, which each of the characters from that series use. They all have their own powers and attributes, that allow players to work out strategies against opponents.

Playable Characters

Character Name Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Series
Bayonetta X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg (DLC) Check mark.svg Bayonetta series
Bowser X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Bowser Jr. and Koopalings X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Captain Falcon Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg F-Zero series
Captain Olimar and Alph X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pikmin series
Charizard X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Cloud X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg (DLC) Check mark.svg Final Fantasy series
Corrin X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg (DLC) Check mark.svg Fire Emblem series
Chrom X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Fire Emblem series
Daisy X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Dark Pit X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kid Icarus series
Dark Samus X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Metroid series
Diddy Kong X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Donkey Kong series
Dr. Mario X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Donkey Kong Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Donkey Kong series
Duck Hunt X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Duck Hunt series
Falco Lombardi X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Star Fox series
Fox McCloud Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Star Fox series
Ganondorf X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Greninja X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Ice Climbers X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Ice Climber
Ike X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Fire Emblem series
Inkling X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Splatoon series
Ivysaur X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Jigglypuff Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
King Dedede X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
King K. Rool X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Donkey Kong series
Kirby Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
Link Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Little Mac X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Punch-Out!! series
Lucario X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Lucas X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg(DLC) Check mark.svg EarthBound/Mother series
Lucina X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Fire Emblem series
Luigi Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Mario Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Marth X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Fire Emblem series
Mega Man X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mega Man series
Meta Knight X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
Mewtwo X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg(DLC) Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Mii Fighters X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Mr. Game & Watch X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Game & Watch series
Ness Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg EarthBound/Mother series
Pac-Man X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pac-Man series
Palutena X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kid Icarus series
Peach X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Pit X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kid Icarus series
Pichu X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Pikachu Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Pokémon Trainer X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Richter X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Castlevania series
Ridley X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Metroid series
R.O.B. X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Robot series
Robin X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Fire Emblem series
Rosalina & Luma X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Roy X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg (DLC) Check mark.svg Fire Emblem series
Ryu X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg (DLC) Check mark.svg Street Fighter series
Samus Aran Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Metroid series
Sheik X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Shulk X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Xenoblade Chronicles series
Simon Belmont X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Castlevania series
Snake X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Metal Gear Solid series
Sonic X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Sonic the Hedgehog series
Squirtle X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Toon Link X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Villager X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Animal Crossing series
Wario X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Wario series
Wii Fit Trainer X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Wii Fit series
Wolf O'Donnell X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Star Fox series
Yoshi Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Yoshi series
Young Link X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Zelda X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Zero Suit Samus X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Metroid series

Non-playable Characters

Character Name Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Series
Ancient Minister X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Crazy Hand X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Dark Emperor X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg[4] Find Mii series
Dark Link X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg[5] Check mark.svg[6] The Legend of Zelda series
Duon X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Fighting Alloys X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Fighting Polygons Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Fighting Mii Team[7] X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Fighting Wire Frames X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Flying Man X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg EarthBound/Mother series
Galleom X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Giant Donkey Kong[8] Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Donkey Kong series.
Giant Kirby[8] X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series.
Giga Bowser X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg[9] Check mark.svg[10] Super Smash Bros. series
Master Core X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Master Hand Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Metal Face X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg[11] Xenoblade Chronicles series
Metal Mario[12] Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Mario series
Metal Luigi[12] X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Mario series
Meta Ridley X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Metroid series
Nabbit X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg[13] Mario series
Petey Piranha X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Mario series
Porky X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg EarthBound/Mother series
Rayquaza X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Ridley X mark.svg Check mark.svg[14] Check mark.svg Check mark.svg[15] Metroid series
Sandbag X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Tabuu X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Yellow Devil X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mega Man series

Items

Item Name Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Series
Assist Trophy X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Back Shield X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Kid Icarus series
Banana Peel X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Barrel Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Beam Sword Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Beehive X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Animal Crossing series
Beetle X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Blast Box X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Bob-omb Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Bombchu X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Boomerang Flower X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Bullet Bill X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Bumper Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Bunny Hood X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Capsule Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
CD X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg1 Super Smash Bros. series
Cloaking Device X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Perfect Dark
Cracker Launcher X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Crate Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Cucco X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Deku Nut X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Dragoon X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
Drill X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Egg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Fairy Bottle X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Fan Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Fire Bar X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Fire Flower Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Flipper X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Balloon Fight
Food X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Franklin Badge X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg EarthBound/Mother series
Freezie X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Golden Hammer X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Gooey Bomb X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Green Shell Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Gust Bellows X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Hammer Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Heart Container Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg The Legend of Zelda series
Hocotate Bomb X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Pikmin series
Home-Run Bat Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Hothead X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Killer Eye X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Kid Icarus series
Lip's Stick X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Panel De Pon
Lightning X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Master Ball X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
Maxim Tomato Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
Metal Box X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Motion-Sensor Bomb Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg GoldenEye 007
Mr. Saturn X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg EarthBound/Mother series
Ore Club X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Kid Icarus series
Parasol X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Kirby series
Party Ball X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Peanut X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Donkey Kong series
Pitfall X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Animal Crossing series
Poison Mushroom X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Poké Ball Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Pokémon series
POW Block X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Ray Gun Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Red Shell Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg2 Check mark.svg3 Mario series
Rocket Belt X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Pilotwings series
Rolling Crate X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Sandbag X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Screw Attack X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Metroid series
Smart Bomb X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Star Fox series
Smash Ball X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Smoke Ball X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Soccer Ball X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Special Flag X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Rally-X
Spiny Shell X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Spring X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Donkey Kong series
Star Rod Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
Steel Diver X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Steel Diver
Stickers X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Super Leaf X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Super Mushroom X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Super Scope X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Nintendo
Super Star Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Superspicy Curry X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
Team Healer X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Timer X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Super Smash Bros. series
Treasure Chest X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Mario series
Unira X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Clu Clu Land
Warp Star X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Kirby series
X Bomb X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg Kid Icarus series

1 Appears in the Wii U version only

2 Red Shell appears in Subspace Emissary only

3 Red Shell appears in Smash Run only

Stages

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Nintendo (June 13, 2018) Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 YouTube. Retrieved June 13, 2018
  2. ^ a b c d e Nintendo (August 8, 2018) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 8.8.2018 YouTube. Retrieved August 8, 2018
  3. ^ http://games.yahoo.co.jp/qa/detail?qid=1090755405
  4. ^ Dark Emperor is only fought in the 3DS version only
  5. ^ Dark Link is an alternate costume of Link in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  6. ^ Dark Link is an alternate costume of Link in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
  7. ^ The Fighting Mii Team are very different to the Mii Fighters that they are lack of Special Moves, very different in-game artwork portraits, can't grab ledges, and can't pick up items like their counterparts.
  8. ^ a b Giant characters can be playable by grabbing a Super Mushroom.
  9. ^ Giga Bowser is playable as Bowser's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  10. ^ Giga Bowser is playable as Bowser's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  11. ^ Metal Face is only fought in the Wii U version only
  12. ^ a b The Metal Bros. are playable by using a Metal Box.
  13. ^ Nabbit is only fought in the Wii U version only
  14. ^ Ridley makes a cameo in the opening of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  15. ^ Ridley is only fought in the Wii U version only

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu
Great Melee Smash Brothers
Korean 슈퍼 스매시브라더스
Syupeo Seumaesi Beuradeosu
Super Smash Brothers

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