Super Smash Bros. (series)

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Super Smash Bros., also known as SSB or Smash Bros. or Smash, is a series of fighting video games developed by Nintendo. There are four released titles in the series, and one upcoming title. The game features a wide cast of the characters from popular Nintendo video games. Some of the later titles feature characters from third party games. The game has been incredibly successfull and has garnered a large competitive esport following.

History[change | change source]

The Super Smash Bros. series began on January 21, 1999, when the first game, Super Smash Bros., was released for the Nintendo 64 console. The second game, Super Smash Bros. Melee, was released for the Nintendo GameCube console on November 21, 2001. The third game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, was released on January 31, 2008 for Nintendo's Wii console. The fourth game, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, was released on September 13, 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The fifth game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, is schedule to be released on December 7th, 2018.[1] [dated info] on the Nintendo Switch.

Gameplay[change | change source]

Most of the game involves fighting between different characters, called fighters, with the goal being to knock your opponent off of the stage a certain amount of times. When a fighter is hit, they take damage in the form of a percent value. The higher that the percent value is, the easier it will be to knock them off the map. The game features a wide variety of playable stages, characters and gamemodes. At the beginning of the game, players are limited to a smaller cast of characters to choose from, but can unlock the rest of the characters by completeing certain tasks, acheivements or just after playing for long enough.

The characters have different abilities and attacks, but are used by pushing the same buttons—A is for normal attacks, and B is for special abilities or attacks (such as hitting harder or shooting things). These buttons can be used be used in combination with tilting the analog stick in different directions to use different variations of these abilities or different attacks entirely. Normal attacks used with a quickly flicked analog stick can be used to pull off a smash attack (a powerful attack, usually used for launching your opponent off the stage). The controller triggers can be used to sheild, which blocks damage from opponents for a few seconds, until it breaks. Players can also use the controller triggers to grab opponents and throw them. A combination of different attacks and abilities can be used to pull off a combo, where the player traps the opponent in a combination of attacks for high damage. There are many complex techniques and teir lists created by the competitive community of the Super Smash Bros. series.

Items and stages[change | change source]

In some gamemodes, players can use randomly appearing items to help them damage or KO their opponent. Some of these items include bombs, peaches, baseball bats, assist trophies (which temporarily produces an AI character that attacks opponents), and Smash Balls (which allows the player to unleash a powerful Final Smash attack).

Players can also choose stages to play on. Most of the stages are based on places in other Nintendo games, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and EarthBound, but others (such as the Final Destination stage) are from Super Smash Bros. In later games, player also have the choice to choose out of 3 different stage versions for every stage. These include the default stage, an Omega version (which turns off items, removes obstacles and makes the stage perfectly flat, so that the stage mimics the Final Destination stage) and a Battlefield version (which turns off items, makes the stage perfeclty flat but adds three static platforms above it, so that the stage mimics the Battlefield stage)[2]. This feature has been added due to the popularity of using no items on a relatively empty stage in competitive tournaments of the games.

Characters[change | change source]

Characters Series Starters/Unlockables/Downloadables
Nintendo 64 Nintendo GameCube Nintendo Wii Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Wii U
Super Smash Bros.
(1999)
Super Smash Bros. Melee
(2001)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
(2008)
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
(2014)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
(2014)
Mario Super Mario Bros. Starter
Luigi Super Mario Bros. Unlockable Starter
Princess Peach Super Mario Bros. Starter
Bowser Super Mario Bros. Starter
Dr. Mario Super Mario Bros. Unlockable Unlockable
Rosalina and Luma Super Mario Bros. Starter
Bowser Jr. Super Mario Bros. Unlockable Starter
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Starter
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Starter
Yoshi Yoshi Starter
Wario Wario Starter Unlockable
Link The Legend of Zelda Starter
Zelda The Legend of Zelda Starter
Sheik The Legend of Zelda Transformation Starter
Ganondorf The Legend of Zelda Unlockable Starter
Young Link The Legend of Zelda Unlockable
Toon Link The Legend of Zelda Unlockable Starter
Samus Metroid Starter
Zero Suit Samus Metroid Transformation Starter
Kirby Kirby Starter
King Dedede Kirby Starter
Meta Knight Kirby Starter
Fox Star Fox Starter
Falco Star Fox Unlockable
Wolf Star Fox Unlockable
Pikachu Pokemon Starter
Jigglypuff Pokemon Unlockable Starter
Mewtwo Pokemon Unlockable Downloadable
Pichu Pokemon Unlockable
Captain Falcon F-Zero Unlockable Starter Unlockable Starter
Ness Earthbound/Mother Unlockable Starter Unlockable Starter
Lucas Earthbound/Mother Starter Downloadable

Home stage[change | change source]

Universe Character SSB Home Stage Melee Home Stage Brawl Home Stage 3DS Home Stage Wii U Home Stage Ultimate Home Stage
Mario Mario Peach's Castle Mushroom Kingdom Mushroomy Kingdom 3D Land Mushroom Kingdom U Unnamed New Donk City stage (Ultimate)
Mario Luigi Mushroom Kingdom Mushroom Kingdom II Luigi's Mansion Golden Plains Luigi's Mansion (Brawl) Luigi's Mansion (Brawl)
Mario Peach N/A Princess Peach's Castle Delfino Plaza Paper Mario (Stage) Peach's Castle (64) Princess Peach's Castle (Melee)
Mario Bowser N/A Rainbow Cruise Mario Circuit Mushroomy Kingdom Mario Circuit (Brawl) Mushroom Kingdom U (Wii U)
Mario Dr. Mario N/A Yoshi's Island N/A Paper Mario (Stage) Delfino Plaza Mushroomy Kingdom (Brawl)
Mario Rosalina & Luma N/A N/A N/A Rainbow Road Mario Galaxy Mario Galaxy (Wii U)
Mario Bowser Jr. N/A N/A N/A Mushroomy Kingdom Mario Circuit 3D Land (3DS)
Mario Daisy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Mushroom Kingdom II (Melee)
Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi's Island Yoshi's Story Yoshi's Island Yoshi's Island (Brawl) Woolly World Yoshi's Story (Melee)
Wario Wario N/A N/A WarioWare, Inc. WarioWare, Inc. (Brawl) Gamer WarioWare, Inc. (Brawl)
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Congo Jungle Kongo Jungle Rumble Falls Jungle Japes (Melee) Jungle Hijinx Kongo Falls (Melee)
Donkey Kong Diddy Kong N/A N/A Rumble Falls Jungle Japes (Melee) Congo Jungle (64) Jungle Japes (Melee)
The Legend of Zelda Link Hyrule Castle Great Bay Bridge of Eldin Gerudo Valley Skyloft Great Plateau Tower (Ultimate)
The Legend of Zelda Zelda N/A Temple Bridge of Eldin Gerudo Valley Temple (Melee) Temple (Melee)
The Legend of Zelda Sheik N/A Temple Bridge of Eldin Gerudo Valley Hyrule Castle (64) Bridge of Eldin (Brawl)
The Legend of Zelda Ganondorf N/A Brinstar Depths Bridge of Eldin Gerudo Valley Bridge of Eldin (Brawl) Gerudo Valley (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda Young Link N/A Jungle Japes N/A N/A N/A Great Bay (Melee)
The Legend of Zelda Toon Link N/A N/A Pirate Ship Spirit Train Pirate Ship (Brawl) Spirit Train (3DS)
Metroid Samus Aran Planet Zebes Brinstar Norfair Brinstar (Melee) Pyrosphere Brinstar (Melee)
Metroid Zero Suit Samus N/A N/A Norfair Brinstar (Melee) Norfair (Brawl) Norfair (Brawl)
Metroid Ridley N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Frigate Orpheon (Brawl)
Kirby Kirby Dream Land Green Greens Halberd Dream Land Dream Land (64) Green Greens (Melee)
Kirby Meta Knight N/A N/A Halberd Dream Land Halberd Halberd (Brawl)
Kirby King Dedede N/A N/A Halberd Dream Land The Great Cave Offensive The Great Cave Offensive (Wii U)
Star Fox Fox McCloud Sector Z Corneria Lylat Cruise Corneria (Melee) Orbital Gate Assault Corneria (Melee)
Star Fox Falco Lombardi N/A Venom Lylat Cruise Corneria (Melee) Lylat Cruise (Brawl) Venom (Melee)
Star Fox Wolf N/A N/A Lylat Cruise N/A N/A Lylat Cruise (Brawl)
Pokemon Pikachu Saffron City Pokemon Stadium Pokemon Stadium 2 Prism Tower Pokemon Stadium 2 (Brawl) Pokemon Stadium (Melee)
Pokemon Jigglypuff Saffron City Poke Floats Pokemon Stadium 2 Prism Tower Pokemon Stadium 2 (Brawl) Prism Tower (3DS)
Pokemon Mewtwo N/A Fountain of Dreams N/A Unova Pokemon League Kalos Pokemon League Unova Pokemon League (3DS)
Pokemon Pichu N/A Fourside N/A N/A N/A Saffron City (64)
Pokemon Pokemon Trainer N/A N/A Pokemon Stadium 2 N/A N/A Pokemon Stadium 2 (Brawl)
Pokemon Squirtle N/A N/A Pokemon Stadium 2 N/A N/A Pokemon Stadium 2 (Brawl)
Pokemon Ivysaur N/A N/A Pokemon Stadium 2 N/A N/A Pokemon Stadium 2 (Brawl)
Pokemon Charizard N/A N/A Pokemon Stadium 2 Prism Tower Pokemon Stadium 2 (Brawl) Pokemon Stadium 2 (Brawl)
Pokemon Lucario N/A N/A Spear Pillar Unova Pokemon League Kalos Pokemon League Spear Pillar (Brawl)
Pokemon Greninja N/A N/A N/A Unova Pokemon League Kalos Pokemon League Kalos Pokemon League (Wii U)
F-Zero Captain Falcon Planet Zebes Mute City Port Town Aero Dive Mute City Port Town Aero Dive (Brawl) Big Blue (Melee)
Earthbound Ness Dream Land Onett New Pork City Magicant Onett (Melee) Onett (Melee)
Earthbound Lucas N/A N/A New Pork City Magicant Onett (Melee) New Pork City (Brawl)
Ice Climber Ice Climbers N/A Icicle Mountain Summit N/A N/A Summit (Brawl)
Fire Emblem Marth N/A Battlefield Castle Siege Arena Ferox Castle Siege (Brawl) Castle Siege (Brawl)
Fire Emblem Roy N/A Final Destination N/A Arena Ferox Castle Siege (Brawl) Castle Siege (Brawl)
Fire Emblem Ike N/A N/A Castle Siege Arena Ferox Castle Siege (Brawl) Arena Ferox (3DS)
Fire Emblem Lucina N/A N/A N/A Arena Ferox Coliseum Coliseum (Wii U)
Fire Emblem Robin N/A N/A N/A Arena Ferox Coliseum Coliseum (Wii U)
Fire Emblem Corrin N/A N/A N/A Arena Ferox Coliseum Arena Ferox (3DS)
Game & Watch Mr. Game & Watch N/A Flat Zone Flat Zone 2 Flat Zone 2 (Brawl) Flat Zone X Flat Zone X (Wii U)
Kid Icarus Pit N/A N/A Skyworld Reset Bomb Forest Skyworld (Brawl) Skyworld (Brawl)
Kid Icarus Palutena N/A N/A N/A Reset Bomb Forest Palutena's Temple Palutena's Temple (Wii U)
Kid Icarus Dark Pit N/A N/A N/A Reset Bomb Forest Skyworld (Brawl) Reset Bomb Forest (3DS)
Pikmin Olimar N/A N/A Distant Planet Distant Planet (Brawl) Garden of Hope Distant Planet (Brawl)
R. O. B. R. O. B. N/A N/A PictoChat PictoChat 2 Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew (Wii U)
Metal Gear Snake N/A N/A Shadow Moses Island N/A N/A Shadow Moses Island (Wii U)
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog N/A N/A Green Hill Zone Green Hill Zone (Brawl) Windy Hill Zone Green Hill Zone (Brawl)

Startering Roster[change | change source]

Startering Characters[change | change source]

These are the characters that can be used from the begining of the game.

Super Smash Bros. (1999)[change | change source]

Series Character
Super Mario Bros. Mario
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong
The Legend of Zelda Link
Metroid Samus
Yoshi Yoshi
Kirby Kirby
Star Fox Fox
Pokemon Pikachu

Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)[change | change source]

Series Character
Super Mario Bros. Mario
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong
The Legend of Zelda Link
Metroid Samus
Yoshi Yoshi
Kirby Kirby
Star Fox Fox
Pokemon Pikachu
F-Zero Captain Falcon
Earthbound Ness
Super Mario Bros. Peach
Super Mario Bros. Bowser
The Legend of Zelda Zelda/Sheik
Ice Climber Ice Climbers

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)[change | change source]

Series Characters
Super Mario Bros. Mario
Peach
Bowser
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
The Legend of Zelda Link
Zelda/Sheik
Metroid Samus/Zero Suit Samus
Yoshi Yoshi
Kirby Kirby
Star Fox Fox
Pokemon Pikachu
Pokémon Trainer
(Squirtle/Ivysaur/Charizard)
Ice Climber Ice Climbers
Earthbound Lucas
Fire Emblem Ike
Kid Icarus Pit
Wario Wario
Pikmin Olimar

Unlockables[change | change source]

Unlockable Characters[change | change source]

These are the additional characters that can be unlocked.

Super Smash Bros. (1999)[change | change source]

Characters Series How to Unlock
Luigi Super Mario Bros. Complete Bonus 1 (Break the Targets!) with all 8 starting characters
Captain Falcon F-Zero Complete the 1P game with any character on any difficulty level less than 20 minutes
Ness Earthbound Complete the 1P game on normal difficulty or higher with three stocks or less and without continuing
Jigglypuff Pokemon Complete the 1P game with any character on any difficulty level

Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)[change | change source]

Characters Series How to Unlock Vs. Matches
Jigglypuff Pokemon Complete Classic Mode or Adventure Mode on any difficulty 50
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario As Mario, complete Classic Mode or Adventure Mode on any difficulty without using a continue 100
Pichu Pokemon Complete Event 37: Legendary Pokémon 200
Falco Star Fox Complete 100-Man Melee 300
Marth Fire Emblem Complete Classic Mode with all 14 starter characters, or use them all in VS. Mode 400
Young Link The Legend of Zelda Complete Classic Mode with 10 different characters, two of which have to be Link and Zelda/Sheik 500
Ganondorf The Legend of Zelda Complete Event 29: Triforce Gathering 600
Mewtwo Pokemon Play Vs. Mode for a combined total of 20 hours 700
Luigi Super Mario Bros. Complete Stage #1 of Adventure Mode with a time ending in a "2" in the seconds meter. (Example- 3:42:35) If done correctly, Luigi will replace Mario in the next battle. Defeat Luigi and Peach in less than a minute, and then complete Adventure mode 800
Roy Fire Emblem Unlock Marth, and complete Classic Mode or Adventure mode with him on any difficulty without using a continue 900
Mr. Game & Watch Game & Watch Complete Classic Mode, Adventure Mode, or Target Test with all other 24 characters 1,000

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014)

Refrences[change | change source]

  1. "Super Smash Bros Ultimate Switch Release Date, Characters, Story Mode - E3 Reveal - Everything we Know". USgamer.net. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  2. D'Anastasio, Cecilia. "Everything We Know About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". Kotaku. Retrieved 2018-06-13.