Super Smash Bros. (series)

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Super Smash Bros., also known as SSB or Smash Bros., is a series of fighting video games made by Nintendo. There are four games in the series. Most of the characters are from other Nintendo games. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there are two characters that are not from Nintendo.

History[change | change source]

Super Smash Bros. started in 1999, when Super Smash Bros. was released for the Nintendo 64. In 2001, Super Smash Bros. Melee was made for the Nintendo GameCube. The third game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, came out in stores in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii. Brawl came out on July 26, 2008 in Australia and it came out in Europe the day after. It came out in North America on March 9, 2008. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will come out for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in 2014.[dated info]

Gameplay and characters[change | change source]

Much of the game involves fighting between different characters in Nintendo games, with the object of making opponents fall off the map. Players can pick which characters they want. At the beginning, there are default characters, who are usually the stars of their video games. Players can get secret characters by doing some things in one-player mode, such as killing 100 monsters in a row. The secret characters are usually bad guys or sidekicks (characters who help the main characters). Here is a list of characters who have been in at least one Super Smash Brothers game:

The characters have different abilities and attacks, but are used by pushing the same buttons—A is for normal attacks (hitting), and B is for special attacks (such as hitting harder or shooting things).

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

Starters[change | change source]

Starter Characters[change | change source]

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

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

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

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

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]

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

Items and stages[change | change source]

One of the trademarks of Super Smash Bros. is that items appear or fall out of the sky. Players can use these items to kill opponents. These items include bombs, peaches, baseball bats, assist trophies (which produce another character to help kill opponents), and Smash Balls (which give the character a very powerful attack).

In choosing how to play the game, one can choose the stage where it is played. Many of them are based on places in Nintendo games, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and EarthBound, but others (such as the Final Destination) are new to Super Smash Bros..