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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS US final boxart.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) Sora Ltd.
Bandai Namco Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Japan September 13, 2014
Germany October 2, 2014[1]
USA October 3, 2014
Europe October 3, 2014
Australia October 4, 2014
ROC July 24, 2015
HK July 24, 2015
South Korea September 10, 2015[2]
Genre Fighting
Rating(s)
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
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer
Media
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Nintendo 3DS:

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the fourth installment and the first handheld game in the Super Smash Bros. series. Sora Ltd. and Bandai Namco Games developed these games.[3] It was developed at the same time as its partner game, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was released earlier due to earlier completion. It shares many similarities in terms of content as its partner game, but it has a few exclusives, most notably, the Smash Run mode. It can also connect with its partner game and transfer customized characters between each other, and the Nintendo 3DS can be used as a controller for the Wii U version. The game requires 2.1 GB (17,300 blocks) of memory on an SD Card, if downloaded from the Nintendo eShop.[4] Screenshots cannot be posted to the games' Miiverse community[5] from an original Nintendo 3DS model, as the game's high processing requirements stop Miiverse from being accessible when the game is active. The New Nintendo 3DS, however, can access Miiverse, due to its improved processing power.

Gameplay[edit]

SSB3DS main menu.jpg

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS features similar gameplay to its predecessors, although it most closely resembles the engine in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. For instance, air dodging has remained the same and Final Smashes and Footstool Jumping have returned, although random tripping has been removed.[6]

The core gameplay of the Smash Bros. games consist of characters having percentages starting at zero. When they take damage, their percentages rise and they get more easily knocked away. A character is KO'd once that character is knocked far enough, beyond the blast line, indicated by a colorful explosion, falling in the background and turning into a star, or hitting the screen.

Characters can attack with simple button commands. The A Button button is used generally for standard attacks, and the direction of Circle Pad while A Button button is pressed can dictate the direction, type, and strength of attack. Tapping Circle Pad while pressing A Button initiates a Smash Attack, a strong move which is often used to score KOs. B Button is used for special attacks, which can vary from character to character, although their up specials tend to be recovery moves. Players can shield to block attacks with R Button. Grabbing, which can stop shielding or help position opponents, is done with L Button. The trigger buttons have been switched from the previous Super Smash Bros. games, where one left should button is used for shielding while one right shoulder button is used for grabbing.

Each character is given at least two jumps, activated by pressing X Button, Y Button, or by pressing up on Circle Pad, which can be extended once with an up special move, usually. If players are knocked out of the stage, they can use these jumps to attempt to recover to the stage.

Aesthetically, in the transition from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the overall theme has been changed, with brighter and bolder colors, and character appearances and aesthetic details more closely matching the aesthetics of their series of origin. Due to the smaller screen size of the Nintendo 3DS compared to a television screen, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS also features black outlines around each fighter. Players can adjust the outline from three options: thick, thin, and none. In addition, during a team match, regardless of the option, an outline corresponding to the team color surrounds the character, allowing players to choose any of the existing alternate costumes, rather than assigning a certain colored costume to that character to match the team color like in all previous installments.

Customization/cross-connectivity[edit]

Main article: Equipment
SSB4 3DS Equipment.jpeg

Players can customize each fighter by giving them equipment to increase specific attributes (attack, defense, or speed) while sacrificing others. Up to three pieces of equipment can be equipped at a time, and some items provide additional side effects to the fighter.[7] Players can customize fighter's special attacks with one of three variations for each, provided that the variations are unlocked first. The Mii Fighters and Palutena, however, have custom special attacks that are completely original moves rather than variants of existing moves; these are unlocked from the beginning. Players can have up to ten custom characters saved at a time, though the player can have as many Mii Fighters as they want. Custom characters cannot be used in With Anyone online.

Players can send customized fighters from one version to the other. Custom fighters transferred from one version cannot be edited on the receiving version, however. Additionally, by connecting the two games the player can use their Nintendo 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version[8].

Smash Run[edit]

Main article: smashwiki:Smash Run
Link participating in a round of 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 equip only a certain number of powers based on their weight, the maximum weight being determined by the player's current equipment and the fighter.

While fighting, players can collect several items similar to patches. These stat boosts can increase attack power, special attack power, jumping, or movement speed; there are also special stat boosts which increase all stats. After five minutes, players are shown their final stats, courtesy of the stat boosts 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.

StreetSmash[edit]

A game of 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[edit]

Classic[edit]

Mario, Diddy Kong, and Ike about to fight against giant Donkey Kong

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. The player can also choose to lower the intensity below 2.0, but has to pay 5G for every level decrease that's made. Intensity level 2.0 doesn't require any gold to play. If at any point the player gets a game over, the intensity level automatically lowers itself by .5 if they decide to try again. However, the intensity will never drop below 2.0; if the player plays on a difficulty lower than 2.0 and gets a game over, the intensity also does not lower.

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 blue being the easiest, green 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, so does the number of rewards.

Classic Mode consists of six rounds: four are normal, the fifth involves fighting 10 enemies that are significantly easier to launch (either a "team" of a character or the Fighting Mii Team), 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 both Master Hand and Crazy Hand. (If the intensity is 8.0 or higher, then only the black path will be available.) If the intensity is 5.1 or higher, the player must also fight the Master Core. The number of its forms the player will have to fight varies depending on the intensity level.

Level Intensity Wager Final Battle
Path 1 Path 2 (Black Path)
Effortless 0.0 to 0.9 55 to 100 Master Hand N/A
Easy 1.0 to 1.9 5 to 50 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 and Crazy Hand
Challenging 4.0 to 4.9 200 to 335 Master Hand Master Hand and Crazy Hand
Heatin' Up 5.0 to 5.9 350 to 530 Master Hand Master Hand, Crazy Hand, and Master Core (5.1 or higher) (Master Edges, Master Shadow)
Extra Spicy 6.0 to 6.9 550 to 775 Master Hand Master Hand, Crazy Hand, and Master Core (Master Beast, Master Edges, Master Shadow)
Infernal 7.0 to 7.9 800 to 1205 Master Hand Master Hand, Crazy Hand, and Master Core (Master Giant (7.5 or higher), Master Beast, Master Edges, Master Shadow)
White Hot 8.0 to 8.9 1250 to 2105 N/A Master Hand, Crazy Hand, and Master Core (Master Giant, Master Beast, Master Edges, Master Shadow)
Nothing Harder! 9.0 2200 N/A Master Hand, Crazy Hand, and Master Core (Master Giant, Master Beast, Master Edges, Master Shadow)

All-Star[edit]

Bowser in the All-Star rest area

All-Star mode also returns from Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl and up to two players can play together locally just like the latter game. 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
Duck Hunt**
Peach's Castle (64)**
Hyrule Castle (64)**
1986-1990 Pit
Palutena
Ryu**
Mega Man
Marth
Dr. Mario*
Yoshi
Captain Falcon
Reset Bomb Forest
Yoshi's Island
Mute City
Wily Castle
Suzaku Castle**
1991-1993 Sonic
Kirby
King Dedede
Wario*
Fox
Falco*
Meta Knight
Dream Land
Green Hill Zone
Corneria
WarioWare, Inc.*
Dream Land (64)**
1994-1998 Ness*
Diddy Kong
Mewtwo**
Pikachu
Charizard
Jigglypuff*
Cloud**
Sheik
Ganondorf*
Unova Pokémon League
Spirit Train
Magicant*
Midgar**
2001-2006 Villager
Olimar
Roy**
Bowser Jr.*
Toon Link
Zero Suit Samus
Ike
Lucas**
Lucario
Distant Planet
Tortimer Island
3D Land
2007-2015 Rosalina & Luma
Wii Fit Trainer
Bayonetta**
Shulk
Dark Pit*
Robin
Lucina*
Greninja
Corrin**
Gaur Plain
Rainbow Road
Arena Ferox
Prism Tower
Super Mario Maker**
Umbra Clock Tower**

* - Only available in the full All-Star mode.
** - Downloadable content. Only available in this mode after downloading (characters only available in the full All-Star mode), but it will be removed from the list if the player deletes the game's DLC data. Inclusion does not affect any of the game's challenges.

Training[edit]

Training also returns from previous games, identical to the previous games. Within Training, players can train against a computer opponent, and can automatically select items that appear, game speed, the number of CPU opponents, their behavior, and the current amount of damage for all 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.

Stadium[edit]

Mii Brawler in the Home-Run Contest
Zero Suit Samus fighting against an army of Miis in Multi-Man Smash

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 fourteen large, red targets and several more smaller, green amongst structures that must be broken through; a trophy, piece of equipment, 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[edit]

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.

Trophies[edit]
Main article: List of trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

There are a total of 707 trophies in the 3DS version. 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.

Donkey Kong in 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. Bomb blocks also fall and explode after three seconds. 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.

Challenges[edit]

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.

Online[edit]

Online menu.

This game features 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 playing With Anyone, two basic options are available: For Fun and For Glory. In For Fun mode, players battle on randomly-selected normal stages, excluding Final Destination, with all items turned on. Losses are not recorded in this mode. In For Glory mode, players only play on the flat, Final Destination versions of stages, without items. Players can either play standard Smash or Team Smash matches in both modes, and For Glory offers a 1-on-1 mode as well.

Conquest became available in the Nintendo 3DS version through an update on September 15, 2014 in Japan, and October 2, 2014 in all other regions. Conquests pit some of the game's various characters against each other, and players who win battles with them in With Anyone mode will add points to that character's score. After a few days, the winning fighter is revealed, players who took part in the conquest by playing as that character get rewarded with gold, and the next conquest begins.

Spectate mode allows players to view matches and bet gold on their outcome, view replays of past online matches, and view a map showing the players currently online.

As of version 1.0.5, there is also a Share mode, which allows players to send and download screenshots, replays, and Mii Fighters from around the world. Players can share their Mii Fighters and replays with friends or post them to the server, while snapshots can also be posted to Miiverse. When searching for replays players can search by their creator (self, anyone, or friends), location, mode, stage, and character; when searching for snapshots or Mii Fighters, players can search by creator, location, and, in the case of Mii Fighters, the type of fighter.

Rather than an online leaderboard, the game makes use of a different type of ranking system, called "Global Smash Power". A player's GSP score is recorded for each of the various single-player modes, the number indicating how many players around the world they outrank.

Playable characters[edit]

It has been requested that this section be rewritten because previous Super Smash Bros. articles use original character descriptions as opposed to Trophy descriptions.

Complete character select screens, including downloadable content.
Complete character select screens, including downloadable content.
Complete character select screens, including downloadable content.

Counting the three types of Mii Fighters as individual characters and all downloadable content, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS features a total of 58 playable characters, the roster being consistent across both games. The base roster consists of 51 characters (counting each Mii Fighter), featuring 36 returning characters and 15 new ones. In addition, 36 characters are available by default, while 12 more can be unlocked, and Mii Fighters can only be chosen when one is created. Finally, seven characters have been released as downloadable content: returning fighters Mewtwo, Lucas, and Roy, and newcomers Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta. The character selection screen is divided up into two sections: Original Fighters and Extra Fighters.

To keep the rosters consistent across both games, certain characters and features have been removed, partly due to limitations with the Nintendo 3DS hardware. One of the removed features was mid-battle transformations, leading to Charizard, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus to be added as separate characters.

NOTE: Characters in italics are newcomers.

Default characters[edit]

Character Trophy Description Special Attacks Final Smash
Mario SSB4 Artwork.png
Mario[6] 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[9][10] 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[11] 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[6] 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
YoshiSSB4.png
Yoshi[12] 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
SSB4 Rosalina Artwork.png
Rosalina & Luma[13] 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
SSB4 - Donkey Kong Artwork.png
Donkey Kong[6] 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[14] 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[6] 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 - Hero's Bow
Side - Gale Boomerang
Up - Spin Attack
Down - Bomb
Triforce Slash
SSB4 - Zelda Artwork.png
Zelda[15] 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[16] 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
SSB4 - Toon Link Artwork.png
Toon Link[17] 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[6] 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[18] 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
PitSSB4.png
Pit[6] 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
Palutena SSB4.png
Palutena[19] 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/Explosive Flame/Heavenly Light
Side - Reflect Barrier/Angelic Missile/Super Speed
Up - Warp/Jump Glide/Rocket Jump
Down - Counter/Lightweight/Celestial Firework
Black Hole Laser
SSB4 - Marth Artwork.png
Marth[20] 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[21] 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
Robin SSB4.png
Robin[22] FireEmblem Emblem.png
Male/female variants
This is the male Robin, an avatar in Fire Emblem Awakening. The goal of that game doesn't change much because of your gender choice, but Robin's hairstyle 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
KirbySSB4.png
Kirby[6] 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
SSB4 - Dedede Artwork.png
King Dedede[23] 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 Throw
Up - Super Dedede Jump
Down - Jet Hammer
Dedede Burst
Meta Knight SSB4.png
Meta Knight[24] 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
LittleMacSSB4.png
Little Mac[25] 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
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Fox[6] 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
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Pikachu[6] 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
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Charizard[26] 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
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Lucario[27] 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
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Greninja[28] 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
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Captain Falcon[29] 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
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Villager[30] 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
NA:Dream Home
PAL:Housewarming Party
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Olimar[31] 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
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Wii Fit Trainer[32] 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 - Super Hoop
Down - Deep Breathing
Wii Fit
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Shulk[33] 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
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Pac-Man[34] 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
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Mega Man[35] 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
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Sonic[36] 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

Unlockable characters[edit]

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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
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Falco[38] 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
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Wario[39] 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
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Lucina[40] 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 her entire blade is equally powerful instead of having a more powerful tip. Neutral - Shield Breaker
Side - Dancing Blade
Up - Dolphin Slash
Down - Counter
Critical Hit
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Dark Pit[41] 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
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Dr. Mario[42] 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
Doctor Finale
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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
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Ganondorf[43] 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
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Mr. Game & Watch[44] 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
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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
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Duck Hunt*[46] 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
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Jigglypuff[47] 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

Extra characters[edit]

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Mewtwo Pokemon Emblem.png
Mewtwo puts its psychic powers to great use in this game. Not only does it have floaty jumps, but its telekinesis gives its extra reach and its throws added power. However, its light body makes it easy to launch, so if you're willing to take the risk of getting in close, it might be worth it! Neutral - Shadow Ball
Side - Confusion
Up - Teleport
Down - Disable
Psystrike
Release Date: April 28, 2015 (April 15, 2015 for Club Nintendo members who have purchased and registered both versions of the game)

Price: US$3.99, US$4.99 if it is purchased for both versions (Free download for Club Nintendo members who have purchased and registered both versions of the game)

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Lucas EarthBound Emblem.png
The younger of the twin brothers from Nowhere makes his triumphant return to the game of Smash. Hailing from the Japan-only game Mother 3, Lucas's specialty is psychic projectile attacks. He can use these PSI attacks to do things like absorb enemy projectiles and deal supernatural damage! Neutral - PK Freeze
Side - PK Fire
Up - PK Thunder
Down - PSI Magnet
PK Starstorm
Release Date: June 14, 2015

Price: US$3.99, US$4.99 if it is purchased for both versions

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Roy[48]FireEmblem Emblem.png
Roy, the main character of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, returns for the first time since Melee! In The Binding Blade, Roy led the troops of Pherae into battle in his ailing father’s stead, and now he brings his speed and talent for short-range combat into this game. His sword, the Sword of Seals, is uniquely powerful at the base of the blade. Neutral - Flare Blade
Side - Double-Edge Dance
Up - Blazer
Down - Counter
Critical Hit
Release Date: June 14, 2015

Price: US$3.99, US$4.99 if it is purchased for both versions

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Ryu[49]StreetFighterEmblem.png
Ryu visits from the Street Fighter series! Ryu’s fighting style is based on karate, but he’s mixed in some other martial arts to make his own unique style. In Smash, he will perform either weak or strong attacks depending on if you press or hold down the buttons. His special attacks also have three power levels! Neutral - Hadouken
Side - Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
Up - Shoryuken
Down - Focus Attack
1: Shin Shoryuken
2: Shinku Hadoken
Release Date: June 14, 2015

Price: US$5.99, US$6.99 if it is purchased for both versions (Comes bundled with Suzaku Castle)

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Cloud
The protagonist of FINAL FANTASY VII, Cloud wields the enormous Buster Sword, a memento from his comrad Zack. Once a SOLDIER of Shinra, he now fights as a mercenary against the corporation he originally served. His decision to join AVALANCHE's insurgence, however, will transform his destiny. Neutral - Blade Beam
Side - Cross Slash
Up - Climhazzard
Down - Limit Charge / Finishing Touch
Omnislash
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Price: US$5.99, US$6.99 if it is purchased for both versions (Comes bundled with Midgar)

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Corrin
Corrin joins the battle from Fire Emblem Fates. Born in Hoshido but kidnapped by Nohr at a young age, Corrin was brought up by Nohrian royalty. Descended from the First Dragons, Corrin has the power to transform into a dragon. In Smash, Corrin can change parts of the body into lance-like hands and feet that have a long reach that deal more damage at the tips. Neutral - Dragon Fang Shot
Side - Dragon Lunge
Up - Draconic Ascent
Down - Counter Surge
Torrential Roar
Release Date: February 3, 2016

Price: US$4.99, US$5.99 if it is purchased for both versions

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Bayonetta
Bayonetta is one of the last of the near-extinct Umbra Witches clan. She's a master of the Bullet Arts and can use her hair as a conduit to bring forth Infernal Demons. She brings all these skills and more to Smash, where she'll unleash additional damage if you hold the attack button. Damage and distract your foes with this move! Neutral - Bullet Climax
Side - Heel Slide / After Burner Kick
Up - Witch Twist
Down - Witch Time
Infernal Climax
Release Date: February 3, 2016

Price: US$5.99, US$6.99 if it is purchased for both versions (Comes bundled with Umbra Clock Tower)

Custom characters[edit]

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Mii Brawler SmashBros Emblem.png
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/Ultimate Uppercut/Exploding Side Kick
Side - Onslaught/Burning Drop Kick/Headache Maker
Up - Soaring Axe Kick/Helicopter Kick/Piston Punch
Down - Head-On Assault/Feint Jump/Foot Flurry
Omega Blitz
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Mii Swordfighter SmashBros Emblem.png
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/Shuriken of Light/Blurring Blade
Side - Airborne Assault/Slash Launcher/Chakram
Up - Stone Scabbard/Skyward Slash Dash/Hero's Spin
Down - Blade Counter/Reversal Slash/Power Thrust
Final Edge
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Mii Gunner SmashBros Emblem.png
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/Laser Blaze/Grenade Launch
Side - Flame Pillar/Stealth Burst/Gunner Missile
Up - Lunar Launch/Cannon Uppercut/Arm Rocket
Down - Echo Reflector/Bomb Drop/Absorbing Vortex
Full Blast

* Duck Hunt is referred to as Duck Hunt Duo in PAL regions.

Unlocking criteria[edit]

Criteria[50]
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 Smash Play 30 matches WarioWare, 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
Mii Fighter Create in Custom N/A N/A

Other characters[edit]

Character movesets[edit]

  • F.L.U.D.D. (Mario attack)
  • Toad (Princess Peach attack)
  • Mechakoopa (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 attack and Final Smash)
  • Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and/or Clyde (Pac-Man attack and taunt)
  • Fighter (Galaga) (Pac-Man attack and taunt)
  • Galaxip (Galaxian) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Hypership (Gaplus) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Mappy (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Pooka (Dig Dug) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • King (King and Balloon) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Solvalou (Xevious) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Fighter (Bosconian) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Gilgamesh (Tower of Duraga) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Clovis (Dragon Buster) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Red Baron (Sky Kid) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Car (Rally-X) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Paccet (Baraduke) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Topcup (Libble Rabble) (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Don-chan (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Dunban (Shulk's Final Smash)
  • Riki (Shulk's Final Smash)

Stage cameos[edit]

Stage bosses[edit]

Smash Run enemies[edit]

Mario series[edit]

Donkey Kong series[edit]

The Legend of Zelda series[edit]

Metroid series[edit]

Yoshi series[edit]

Kirby series[edit]

Pokémon series[edit]

Mother series[edit]

Ice Climber[edit]

Kid Icarus series[edit]

Pikmin series[edit]

Rhythm Heaven series[edit]

Find Mii[edit]

Sonic the Hedgehog series[edit]

Mega Man series[edit]

Pac-Man series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Stages[edit]

There are 42 stages in this game, with most of them being based on handheld games. Each stage has two songs, with players being able to play the alternate song by holding the R Button button while selecting a stage. Additionally, players can toggle between playing on "Final Destination" variations of all 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.

Stage Description Songs
Normal Stages
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Battlefield SmashBros Emblem.png
Battlefield is one of the game’s more straightforward stages, whose appearance has remained constant since Super Smash Bros. Melee. The stage consists of the base platform and three floating platforms the players can jump and fall through. The stage also cycles between day and night, though it does not effect the gameplay.
  • Battlefield (from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS)
  • Menu (Melee) (from Super Smash Bros. Melee)
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Final Destination SmashBros Emblem.png
Final Destination consists of only a single long platform, the most basic of stages. It is where the final fight between the player and Master Hand, Crazy Hand, and Master Core takes place.
  • Final Destination (from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS)
  • Menu (Melee): Ver. 2 (from Super Smash Bros. Melee)
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3D Land (Super Mario 3D Land) Mario Emblem.png
This stage is based on several levels from Super Mario 3D Land. The stage auto-scrolls between areas, each with their own obstacles. Areas consist of blocks, floating platforms, Skewers, rotating platforms, and moving platforms.
  • Super Mario 3D Land Theme / Beach Theme (from Super Mario 3D Land)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 Medley (from Super Mario Bros. 3)
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Golden Plains (New Super Mario Bros. 2) Mario Emblem.png
This semi auto-scrolling stage is based on World 1 from New Super Mario Bros. 2, featuring three variously design structures that occasionally alter between each other. Coins can be found in the stage, and collecting 100 of them will give fighters an increase in attack power and launch resistance.
  • Athletic Theme / Ground Theme (New Super Mario Bros. 2) (from New Super Mario Bros. 2)
  • Ground Theme / Underground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) (from Super Mario Bros.)
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Rainbow Road[59] (Mario Kart 7) Mario Emblem.png
Based on the 3DS Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 7. As the main platform travels through the course, it will occasionally stop for fighters to fight on the track. Shy Guys will occasionally drive through the match and will damage the players should they hit them.
  • Rainbow Road Medley (from Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
  • Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7) (from Mario Kart 7)
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Paper Mario (Paper Mario)[60] Mario Emblem.png
True to its origin of the Paper Mario series, the stage is designed like a paper diorama and folds out like a book when changing in between three layouts based on locations from the series' installments, each with their own obstacles.
  • Paper Mario Medley (from Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Try, Try Again (from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team)
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Mushroomy Kingdom* [61] (Super Mario Bros.) Mario Emblem.png
This stage, returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is based on World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros.. The stage will auto-scroll throughout the course, and ? Blocks can holster items for players to use.
  • Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) (from Super Mario Bros.)
  • Underground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) (from Super Mario Bros.)
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Jungle Japes** [59] (Donkey Kong 64) DK Emblem.png
This stage, returning from Super Smash Bros. Melee, contains a long platform in the center with two smaller ones to the sides. A semi-solid platform is also located above the main platform. Water runs underneath the stage and can sweep the player off screen if they get caught in it.
  • Kongo Jungle (from Donkey Kong Country)
  • Gear Getaway (from Donkey Kong Country Returns)
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Gerudo Valley[59] (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D) Zelda Emblem.png
This stage is based on the bridge at the entrance to Gerudo Valley seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and its 3DS remake. The bridge can be destroyed, in which case the characters Koume and Kotake will appear and cast spells on the stage.
  • Gerudo Valley (from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Ocarina of Time Medley (from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
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Spirit Train[59] (The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks) Zelda Emblem.png
This stage has players fight on the Spirit Train from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. The train is constantly in motion and any players who step off the train will be swept to the right. The train can also change its back car and can be attacked by Dark Trains in the middle of battle.
  • Full Steam Ahead (Spirit Tracks) (from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks)
  • Main Theme / Underworld Theme (from The Legend of Zelda)
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Brinstar** (Metroid) Metroid Emblem.png
This stage, based on Brinstar from Metroid, returns from Super Smash Bros. Melee. It has a few semi-solid platforms and the main stage can be split. Acid will also rise, damaging the players if it makes contact.
  • Brinstar (from Metroid)
  • Brinstar Depths (from Metroid)
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Yoshi's Island* [62] (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island) Yoshi Emblem.png
This stage is based on elements from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and is a returning stage from Brawl. The long semi-solid platform above the main stage tilts on its center axis over time and two other platforms can rise up from the sides.
  • Obstacle Course (from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)
  • Ending (Yoshi's Story) (from Yoshi's Story)
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Dream Land (Kirby's Dream Land) Kirby Emblem.png
This stage is based on Kirby's Dream Land and has a Game Boy motif around it. It shifts between several locations from the game and the music changes accordingly.
  • Green Greens / Castle Lololo / Float Islands / Bubbly Clouds / Mt. Dedede (from Kirby's Dream Land)
  • Green Greens Ver. 2 (from Kirby's Dream Land)
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Corneria** [62] (Star Fox) StarFox Emblem.png
This stage, returning from Melee, takes place on the Great Fox from Star Fox. Arwings and Wolfen appear throughout, attacking the players with their laser cannons. Additionally, the large cannon on the bow of the ship can deliver a one-hit KO to players.
  • Corneria (from Star Fox)
  • Star Wolf's Theme / Sector Z (from Star Fox 64)
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Unova Pokémon League (Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version) Pokemon Emblem.png
This stage is inspired by the Pokémon League from Pokémon's fifth generation region, Unova. The stage layout is basic, and various legendary Pokémon will appear in front of N's Castle. When Reshiram or Zekrom appear, they are able to affect the battlefield, with the former by setting the stage ablaze, and the latter is able to tilt the stage.
  • N's Castle Medley (from Pokémon Black/White Versions)
  • Battle! (Reshiram / Zekrom) (from Pokémon Black/White Versions)
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Prism Tower[59] (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) Pokemon Emblem.png
This stage takes place at the Prism Tower in Lumiose City from the Kalos region. The stage, which consists of one main platform and several semi-solid platforms, travels across the tower as the fighters battle it out, along with battling on the tower itself.
  • Battle! (Trainer Battle) (Pokémon X and Y) (from Pokémon X/Y)
  • Lumiose City (from Pokémon X/Y)
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Mute City (F-Zero) F-Zero Emblem.png
This stage is based on Mute City from the original F-Zero. Two platforms hover over the racers as the players battle and players can stand on the race cars as they come and go. Touching the track will damage the players.
  • Mute City (from F-Zero)
  • Mute City (Cover) (from F-Zero)
150px-MagicantSSB3DSTemporary.png
Magicant (Mother)EarthBound Emblem.png
This unusual battleground is based on two similarly named locations from Mother and EarthBound. Fighters will brawl on a series of clouds, with various objects from EarthBound appearing, such as the Dungeon Man and the Sky Runner. The Flying Man may also appear to give a hand to fighters, but only five will appear each match.
  • Magicant / Eight Melodies (Mother) (from Mother)
  • Smiles and Tears (from EarthBound)
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Arena Ferox[59] (Fire Emblem: Awakening) FireEmblem Emblem.png
Arena Ferox will first appear as a basic stage, but over the course of the battle, several platforms will rise up from the ground. Platforms consist of basic, semi-solid, and moving platforms.
  • Id (Purpose) (from Fire Emblem: Awakening)
  • Fire Emblem (from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon)
150px-Flatzone 2 3DS.png
Flat Zone 2* (Game & Watch) Game&Watch Emblem.png
This returning stage places fighters inside of a Game & Watch device. The stage changes between four areas based on four Game & Watch games; Fire, Oil Panic, Lion, and Chef, each come with their own sets of obstacles.
  • Flat Zone 2 (from Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Flat Zone (from Super Smash Bros. Melee)
SSB4 3DS - Fox and Pit Stage Screenshot.png
Reset Bomb Forest[59] (Kid Icarus: Uprising) KidIcarus Emblem.png
This stage is based on Chapter 11 of Kid Icarus: Uprising. The first part of the stage consists of a few platforms, while the second contains breakable platforms over a large abyss.
  • Wrath of the Reset Bomb (from Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Dark Pit's Theme (from Kid Icarus: Uprising)
150px-Warioware Inc. 3DS.png
WarioWare Inc.* (WarioWare) Wario Emblem.png
Returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this stage is based on the WarioWare series. The stage will occasionally have players participate in microgames, which if completed correctly, will give the successful players a reward (or, occasionally, nothing at all).
  • WarioWare, Inc. (from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!)
  • Ashley's Song (from WarioWare: Touched!)
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Distant Planet* [62] (Pikmin) Pikmin Emblem.png
This stage is based on elements from Pikmin and is a returning stage from Brawl. A large Red Bulborb appears to the right side of the stage and will attempt to eat the players. Additionally, when raining, water will come from the left side of the stage and push the players off stage.
  • Main Theme (Pikmin) (from Pikmin)
  • Stage Select (from Pikmin 2)
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Tortimer Island[59] (Animal Crossing: New Leaf) AnimalCrossing Emblem.png
Based on Tortimer Island from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, this stage's orientation changes each time it's played on. Stage can consist of tree that act as platforms or a pier to the side. Players can swim in the water, but sharks can attempt to bring players down.
  • Tortimer Island Medley (from Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
  • Kapp'n's Song (from Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
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Boxing Ring (Punch-Out!!) PunchOutSymbol.png
Based on a boxing ring, this is a fairly simple stage with no pits to fall into. Players can jump on the ropes to reach the spotlights at the top, which they can attack to send them crashing down. The ring can also change its theme when selecting it, based on either Punch-Out!! or Super Smash Bros.
  • Jogging / Countdown (from Punch-Out!!)
  • Minor Circuit (from Punch-Out!! (Wii))
SSB4 3DS GaurPlain.jpg
Gaur Plain (Xenoblade Chronicles) XenobladeEmblem.png
Based on the large area on the lower level of Bionis' Leg from Xenoblade Chronicles, this stage is the largest stage in the game. It has various platforms modeled onto two cliffsides to fight on. However, they are in between a very large gap, requiring very precise jumping to cross. Like Battlefield, it features a shift between day and night, but the effect is cosmetic.
  • Gaur Plain (from Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • You Will Know Our Names (from Xenoblade Chronicles)
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Balloon Fight[59] (Balloon Fight) SSB4 Balloon Fight Symbol.png
The stage's 8-bit appearance can change when selected, but it normally contains several platforms, one or two Flippers, lighting clouds, and a water hazard with a large fish that will attempt to bring players under. The stage can also be walked off to the side and the player will appear on the opposite end, unless they are knocked off in that direction.
  • Balloon Fight Medley (from Balloon Fight)
  • Balloon Trip (from Balloon Fight)
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Living Room[59] (Nintendogs + Cats[63]) Nintendogs Symbol.png
Taking place in a large living room, players will first battle on a large floor. Once enough time has passed, blocks and other objects will fall onto the stage, damage players if they connect, but can be walked on when they have rested into place.
  • Bath Time Theme (from Nintendogs)
  • Bath Time Theme (Vocal Mix) (from Nintendogs)
SSB4 3DS Dark Emperor.jpg
Find Mii[59] (StreetPass Mii Plaza) Find Mii Symbol.png
A stage based on the game Find Mii from the StreetPass Mii Plaza. The stage consists of one large platform to the left and a smaller platform to the right. The Dark Emperor can also take part in the stage, increasing certain player's stats.
  • Dark Lord (from Find Mii II)
  • Save the World, Heroes! (from Find Mii II)
SSB4 3DS TomodachiLife.jpg
Tomodachi Life (Tomodachi Life)Tomodachi Emblem.png
Based on the game of the same name, this stage is a large house with several semi-solid platforms the players can fight on. Various Miis from the user's system appear in the rooms.
  • Tomodachi Life (from Tomodachi Life)
  • Mii Plaza (from Mii Channel)
150px-PictoChat 2 Pac-Man.jpg
PictoChat 2 (Nintendo DS) [64] NintendoDS Emblem.png
Based on the PictoChat application built into earlier Nintendo DS models, various drawings will appear, having different impacts on the fight. This stage is similar to the PictoChat stage from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but PictoChat 2 features different drawings.
  • PictoChat (from Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Dr. Mario (from Dr. Mario)
SSB3DS Green Hill Zone.jpg
Green Hill Zone* (Sonic the Hedgehog) Sonic Emblem.png
A stage returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It has a "u-shape" design and the lower ground section can be broken. Checkpoints also appear occasionally, which can be attacked to make it spin and damage other players.
  • Green Hill Zone (from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (1991))
  • Live & Learn (from SONIC ADVENTURE 2)
SSB4 3DS YellowDevil.jpg
Wily Castle (Mega Man) MegaMan Emblem.png
A stage based on Wily Castle from Mega Man 2. Several platforms move around the main one, which can disappear or fly off the stage without notice. Yellow Devil can also momentarily appear and intervene with the fight.
  • Mega Man 2 Medley (from Mega Man 2)
  • Mega Man 2 Retro Medley (from Mega Man 2)
SSB3DS Pac-Maze.jpg
Pac-Maze[65] (Pac-Man) Pac-ManEmblem.png
This stage is designed after the classic maze from the original Pac-Man arcade game, featuring the four ghosts and Pac-Dots. If one collects enough Pac-Dots, or any of the Bonus Fruit, a Power Pellet of their color will appear, granting immunity to the ghosts.
  • PAC-MAN (from PAC-MAN)
  • PAC-MAN (Club Mix) (from PAC-MAN)
Extra Stages
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Dream Land (64)***[66] (Kirby) Kirby Emblem.png
A stage returning from Super Smash Bros. It features Whispy Woods, who will occasionally blow wind in a random direction, which can cause fighters to fall off of the stage. Otherwise, its appearance is similar to Battlefield.
  • Dream Land (from Kirby Super Star)
  • Ice Cream Island (from Kirby's Adventure)
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Suzaku Castle[66] (Street Fighter II) StreetFighterEmblem.png
Coming bundled with the fighter Ryu, this stage is based on his home stage from Street Fighter II. It has two large platforms on the right and two smaller platforms to the left. Its Omega Form features breakable signposts, though they do not effect gameplay.
  • Ryu Stage Type A (from Street Fighter II)
  • Ryu Stage (from Street Fighter II)
SSB4 WiiU PeachCastle.jpg
Peach's Castle (64)***[66] (Super Mario) Mario Emblem.png
A stage returning from Super Smash Bros., this stage contains elements from Super Mario 64, along with a Smash Bros. Bumper hovering over the stage. The stage has one, long semi-solid platform over a small platform. There's another platform that moves from side to side underneath and slanted platforms to the sides of the stage as well.
  • Peach's Castle Stage (from Super Mario Bros.)
  • Main Theme (Super Mario 64) (from Super Mario 64)
SSB4 WiiU HyruleCastle.jpg
Hyrule Castle (64)*** (The Legend of Zelda) Zelda Emblem.png
A stage returning from Super Smash Bros., based on Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It contains several platforms as well as a tornado that appears occasionally, sending players that get too close into the air.
  • Hyrule Castle Stage (from The Legend of Zelda)
  • The Legend of Zelda Medley (from The Legend of Zelda and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past)
SSB4 3DS SuperMarioMaker.jpg
Super Mario Maker (Super Mario Maker) Mario Emblem.png
A stage based on Super Mario Maker. The stage is randomly generated every battle. It alternates between styles during battle, and any destroyed terrain is replaced once enough time has passed.
  • Ground Theme (from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U)
  • Title (Super Mario Maker) (from Super Mario Maker)
SSB4 3DS DuckHuntStage.jpg
Duck Hunt (Duck Hunt) DuckHunt Emblem.png
A stage originally from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U released for free as part of a software update. It is based on the Dunk Hunt game, with trees that act as platforms and ducks the player can attack.
  • Duck Hunt Medley (from Duck Hunt)
  • Wrecking Crew Retro Medley (from Wrecking Crew)
Midgar.png
Midgar (FINAL FANTASY VII) FinalFantasySymbol.svg
Midgar is the city from FINAL FANTASY VII, which comes bundled with the fighter Cloud Strife. Midgar shares a similar appearance to Battlefield, though Materia appears occasionally throughout the battle. This Materia can summon creatures from FINAL FANTASY VII which can effect the stage in various ways.
  • Let the Battles Begin! (from FINAL FANTASY VII)
  • Fight On! (from FINAL FANTASY VII)
UmbraClockTower.png
Umbra Clock Tower (Bayonetta) BayonettaSymbol.svg
A piece of the falling clock tower from the opening of Bayonetta, which comes bundled with the titular character. While the stage itself is completely flat, pieces of debris may fly by to serve as platforms.
  • Let's Hit The Climax! (from Bayonetta)
  • Theme of Bayonetta - Mysterious Destiny (Instrumental) (from Bayonetta)

* - Returning stages from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
** - Returning stages from Super Smash Bros. Melee
*** - Returning stages from Super Smash Bros.

Unlocking criteria[edit]

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

Items[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS features many new items.

Normal items[edit]

75 items, 26 of which are new, appear in this game.

New items[edit]

Returning items[edit]

Assist Trophies[edit]

In both games, Assist Trophies return. 37 Assist Trophies are featured, of which 21 are new, and the other 18 are returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

New Assist Trophies[edit]

Returning Assist Trophies[edit]

Pokémon[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, this set of 40 Pokémon, 23 new features more focus on the fifth and sixth generations, but still contains Pokémon from previous generations. The Wii U and 3DS versions have the same amount of Pokemon. Several Pokémon such as Chikorita, Munchlax, Piplup, and Torchic however, have been removed or replaced from the previous games.

New Pokémon[edit]

Returning Pokémon[edit]

Reception[edit]

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 gameplay 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 Otero, 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[85], combining both physical and digital sales. Sales of the physical game totaled at 944,644 units for its launch[86], selling through 93.45% of its initial shipment[87]. The game was also the highest-selling game that week in Japan.[88] Additionally, the game sold 705,000 copies in two days on its launch in the United States.[89] 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.[90] On October 29, 2014, it was announced that the game had sold 3.22 million copies worldwide since its original Japanese release.[91] At The Game Awards 2014, the Nintendo 3DS version received nominations for the "Best Mobile/Handheld Game" and "Best Fighting Game" awards. However, it did not win either of these awards.[92]

Demo[edit]

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[93]. The demo requires 1016 blocks of space[94] and the public version has 30 uses[93]. 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.[95] Only Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man can be used in the demo[96]. 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.[97]

Updates[edit]

Note that the latest version of the game is required for online play. Most updates also invalidate replay data saved before the release of the update and therefore cannot be viewed.

1.0.1[edit]

Release date: September 13, 2014 (Japan)
Blocks required: 372
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 Conquest mode, which started on September 15.[98]

1.0.2[edit]

Release date: September 19, 2014 (Japan), October 2, 2014 (international)
Blocks required: 264
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.[99] 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.[100] The update was also made available for the international versions of the game on October 2, 2014, updating the game to version 1.0.2 like the Japanese version and also allowing players to have the update in advance of obtaining the game.[101]

1.0.3[edit]

Release date: October 17, 2014
Blocks required: 561
On October 17, 2014, a third update for the game was released, updating the title to version 1.0.3. The update makes adjustments to the balance of the game, and hides the current Conquest statistics.[102]

1.0.4[edit]

Release date: November 18, 2014
Blocks required: 658 (NA)/859 (EU)
A fourth update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was announced on November 11, 2014[103], and was released on November 18, 2014. The update fixes the Giant Yoshi Glitch, and balancing issues. Replays saved before the update also cannot be viewed, and players also cannot play locally against other players who have not downloaded this update.[104]

If players access their game data after updating to version 1.0.4, they will be required to have the update. If the update gets deleted, the game will no longer allow the players to access their game data until it's reinstalled; if the update isn't reinstalled, players will play a new game that never saves.

1.0.5[edit]

Release date: February 10, 2015[105]
Blocks required: 1010
The fifth game update adds Amiibo compatibility into the game for New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. The update also adds Share mode to the Online menu, which allows players to post photos, replays, and Mii Fighter data online, as well as share it with others on their friend list. Players can also upload photos to the Miiverse Snapshot Sharing Community.

1.0.6[edit]

Release date: April 15, 2015[106]
Blocks required: 1388
The sixth software update for this game was released on the same day Mewtwo releases for Club Nintendo members who registered their games and the additional Mii costumes. The update adds the ability to purchase downloadable content in-game, as well as making adjustments to the character balance.[106]

If players access their game data after updating to version 1.0.6, they will be required to have the update. The update is also required to use any of the DLC contents that the players have purchased.

1.0.7[edit]

Release date: April 23, 2015
Blocks required: 1715[107]
Announced April 16, 2015[108], the seventh update for the game fixes a glitch in which creating Global Smash Power data for Mewtwo causes a bug that does not allow players to access online modes, since the data is interpreted by the game as invalid.[107] The patch also makes tweaks to the gameplay, and like the other previous updates replays saved under previous versions of the game can no longer be viewed.

1.0.8[edit]

Release date: June 14, 2015
Blocks required: 1873
Update 1.0.8 adds the ability to purchase the latest set of downloadable content, as well as amiibo compatibility in advance of the release of the NFC reader/writer for players using a standard Nintendo 3DS system. Some gameplay adjustments have also been made.

1.1.0[edit]

Release date: July 30, 2015
Blocks required: 2096
Update version 1.1.0 adds compatibility with the latest wave of downloadable content, as well as making various other gameplay adjustments. Players also receive the K.K. Slider Hat and Outfit for free upon updating.[109]

1.1.1[edit]

Release Date: September 30th, 2015
Blocks required: 2076
The 1.1.1 update allows users to download the latest set of downloadable content. The update also adds the Duck Hunt stage from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to this game for free.

1.1.2[edit]

Release date: October 8, 2015
Blocks required: 2076
The version 1.1.2 update only fixes a glitch introduced in the previous update, causing Diddy Kong to be immune to grabbing after shielding against a multi-hit attack.[110]

1.1.3[edit]

Release date: December 15, 2015
Blocks required: 3104
Version 1.1.3 adds compatibility with the Cloud + Midgar Stage DLC pack and the Mii costumes released on the same day.[111]

1.1.4[edit]

Release date: February 3, 2016
Blocks required:
Version 1.1.4 adds compatibility with the Corrin, Bayonetta + Umbra Clock Tower, Trophies for the Nintendo 3DS version, Two music tracks from Fire Emblem Fates and Mii costumes all on the same day.

1.1.5[edit]

Release date: March 15, 2016
Blocks required:

1.1.6[edit]

Release date: May 20, 2016
Blocks required:
Version 1.1.6 includes new changes only for Bayonetta.

amiibo[edit]

Facing an amiibo (FP) in battle.
Customizing an amiibo.

As of the version 1.0.5 update, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, like the Wii U version, supports amiibo functionality, though only with New Nintendo 3DS systems; a peripheral was later released to add compatibility to the other Nintendo 3DS systems[112], and amiibo compatibility in this game for these systems was added in the 1.0.8 update. Both games are also the first games for their respective consoles to feature amiibo compatibility. The Super Smash Bros. line of amiibo launched alongside the Wii U game as the first line of amiibo figurines; the Super Smash Bros. line is being released in waves, with every fighter planned to receive an amiibo.[113]

Using these figures in-game allows players to have the figure's character appear as a type of computer player called a "FP" ("Figure Player") and fight, either with or against the player.[114] When the amiibo is initially scanned, it starts at level one, and every time an amiibo competes in battle, it increases its level and battle stats[115], the highest level being fifty.[116] From the amiibo menu, the player can customize their amiibo by setting its owner and giving it a nickname and alternate costume, and change it special moves and statistics by feeding it equipment.[115] amiibo learn to fight based on the player's playstyle, emulating the player's fighting style and adapting to it as it grows; this growth continues even after the FP has reached level fifty. The FP's stats are saved to the amiibo itself, allowing the player to use their individual amiibo on any copy of the game. Finally, amiibo also collect gold and items such as trophies, equipment, and custom moves as it battles, which can be obtained from the amiibo menu.

Soundtrack[edit]

The cover to the soundtrack.
Main article: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U: A Smashing Soundtrack

A two-disc soundtrack for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U was released exclusively on Club Nintendo. Members who registered a copy of both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game before January 13, 2015, can obtain a copy of the soundtrack.[117] The red disc contain tracks from the Nintendo 3DS game, while the blue disc contain tracks from the Wii U game.[118]

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U pre-release and unused content

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.[119] However, remnants of their chant in the game can be found through a glitch.[120]

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS staff

Glitches[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS glitches

Gallery[edit]

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu
Great Melee Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS
Spanish Super Smash Bros. para Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
French Super Smash Bros. pour Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Dutch Super Smash Bros. voor Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
German Super Smash Bros. für Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Italian Super Smash Bros. per Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Portuguese Super Smash Bros. para a Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS
Russian Super Smash Bros. для Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. dlya Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Korean 슈퍼 스매시브라더스 for 닌텐도 3DS
Syupeo Seumaeshi Beuradeoseu for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS

External links[edit]

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