Settle it in Smash!
The slogan for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U



The boxarts for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Super Smash Bros.
Release date 2014
Mode(s) Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS,Wii U
Previous game Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Next game TBA

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, unofficially known as Super Smash Bros. 4 , is a Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game. It was developed by Namco Bandai Games Inc. and Sora, and was published by Nintendo.

It was officially confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS is the fourth version, and the Wii U is the fifth version in the Super Smash Bros. series..


According to the game's lead developer, Masahiro Sakurai, development on the had not begun at the time of its announcement, and would not begin until the completion of Sakurai's other project, Kid Icarus: Uprising. For the 3DS version, Sakurai wants it to be more of an "individual" and "customizable" experience where, hypothetically, the player could take a customized player and upload it to the Wii U version. He also commented on the possibility that some Capcom character could appear (It is Mega Man) in the next Smash Bros. The big problem, though, comes from the idea of trying to get character from a completely different universe to fit the style that has been dictated by Nintendo's characters in a fighting game." Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U was co-developed by Namco Bandai.

New Changes

  • Many characters have different moves in each direction they face, so they'll be facing the screen more often. With new animations, it may mean their attacks and moves will have new animations.
  • Damage percent numbers are no longer a fully solid color, they now appear metallic, and pass through green and yellow colors, instead of fading from white to dark red.
  • The visual affects of attacks' stand out more. They now have bright saturated blurs replacing the previous game's subtle less colorful ones.
  • The smoke trail effect made by characters taking high knockback have been replaced with a trail of bright light instead of smoke, representing which player will get the KO.
  • In an interview with Kotaku, Sakurai has stated that the tripping mechanic will not return. No longer will the characters randomly trip in the middle of combat.
  • Sakurai has stated there will no longer be a story mode, and no cutscenes during single player mode. He didn't give much information on what single-player mode will consist of.
  • Sakurai also said there will be short movies for introducing new characters, and you can view them without having them unlocked.




  • Villager
  • Mega Man
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Rosalina & Luma
  • Little Mac
  • Greninja
  • Mii (Mii Fighters)
  • Palutena
  • Pac-Man
  • Lucina
  • Robin/Female Robin
  • Shulk
  • Dark Pit
  • Duck Hunt
  • Bowser Jr. (with the Koopalings as alternate costumes)
  • Ryu (DLC)
  • Cloud Strife (DLC)
  • Corrin (DLC; Male and Female)
  • Bayonetta (DLC)

Assist Trophies

  • Andross
  • Ashley
  • Chain Chomp
  • Color TV-Game 15
  • Dark Samus
  • Devil
  • Dillon
  • Dr. Kawashima
  • Dr. Wright
  • Elec Man
  • Ghirahim
  • Ghosts
  • Hammer Bro.
  • Infantry and Tanks
  • Isabelle
  • Jeff
  • Kat and Ana
  • Knuckle Joe
  • Lakitu and Spinies
  • Lyn
  • Magnus
  • Metroid
  • Midna
  • Mother Brain
  • Nightmare
  • Nintendog
  • Phosphora
  • Riki
  • Sable Prince
  • Saki Amamiya
  • Samurai Goroh
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Sheriff
  • Skull Kid
  • Starfy
  • Starman (EarthBound)
  • Takamaru
  • Tingle
  • Waluigi


  • Master Hand
  • Crazy Hand
  • Master Core
    • Master Giant
    • Master Beast
    • Master Edges
    • Master Shadow
    • Master Fortress (Wii U only)
  • Yellow Devil
  • Dark Emperor (Nintendo 3DS only)
  • Ridley/Meta Ridley (Wii U only)
  • Metal Face (Wii U only)


Both Versions

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Boxing Ring (Punch-Out!!)
  • Duck Hunt (Stage) (Duck Hunt; Free DLC for Nintendo 3DS)
  • Gaur Plain (Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • Wily Castle (Mega Man 2)
  • Suzaku Castle (Street Fighter II; DLC)
  • Super Mario Maker (DLC)
  • Midgar (Final Fantasy VII; DLC)
  • Umbra Clock Tower (Bayonetta; DLC)

Past Stages

  • Dream Land (64) (Kirby's Dream Land; DLC)
  • Hyrule Castle (64) (The Legend of Zelda; DLC)
  • Peach's Castle (64) (Super Mario 64; DLC)

Nintendo 3DS

  • 3D Land (Super Mario 3D Land)
  • Golden Plains (New Super Mario Bros. 2)
  • Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7)
  • Paper Mario (Paper Mario)
  • Gerudo Valley (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D)
  • Spirit Train (The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks)
  • Dream Land (Kirby's Dream Land)
  • Unova Pokémon League (Pokemon Black & White)
  • Prism Tower (Pokemon X & Y)
  • Mute City (F-Zero)
  • Magicant (EarthBound)
  • Arena Ferox (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
  • Reset Bomb Forest (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Tortimer Island (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
  • Balloon Fight (Balloon Fight)
  • Living Room (Nintendogs)
  • Find Mii (Find Mii)
  • Tomodachi Life (Tomodachi Life)
  • PictoChat 2 (Nintendo DS)
  • Pac-Maze (Pac-Man)

Past Stages

  • Mushroomy Kingdom (Brawl) (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Jungle Japes (Melee) (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Brinstar (Melee) (Metroid)
  • Yoshi's Island (Brawl) (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)
  • Corneria (Melee) (Star Fox 64)
  • Flat Zone 2 (Brawl) (Game & Watch)
  • WarioWare Inc. (Brawl) (WarioWare)
  • Distant Planet (Brawl) (Pikmin)
  • Green Hill Zone (Brawl) (Sonic The Hedgehog)

Wii U

  • Big Battlefield
  • Mushroom Kingdom U (New Super Mario Bros. U)
  • Mario Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy)
  • Mario Circuit (Mario Kart 8)
  • Jungle Hijinxs (Donkey Kong Country Returns)
  • Skyloft (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Pyrosphere (Metroid: Other M)
  • Woolly World (Yoshi's Woolly World)
  • The Great Cave Offensive (Kirby Super Star)
  • Orbital Gate Assault (Star Fox Assault)
  • Kalos Pokémon League (Pokemon X & Y)
  • Coliseum (Fire Emblem)
  • Flat Zone X (Game & Watch)
  • Palutena's Temple (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Gamer (Game & Wario)
  • Garden of Hope (Pikmin 3)
  • Town and City (Animal Crossing: City Folk)
  • Wii Fit Studio (Wii Fit)
  • Wrecking Crew (Wrecking Crew)
  • Pilotwings (Pilotwings)
  • Wuhu Island (Wii Sports Resort)
  • Windy Hill Zone (Sonic Lost World)
  • Pac-Land (Pac-Land)
  • Miiverse (Free DLC)

Past Stages

  • Delfino Plaza (Brawl) (Super Mario Sunshine)
  • Mario Circuit (Brawl) (Mario Kart)
  • Luigi's Mansion (Brawl) (Luigi's Mansion)
  • Kongo Jungle (64) (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Bridge of Eldin (Brawl) (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
  • Temple (Melee) (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Norfair (Brawl) (Metroid)
  • Port Town Aero Dive (Brawl) (F-Zero GX)
  • Yoshi's Island (Melee) (Super Mario World)
  • Halberd (Brawl) (Kirby Super Star)
  • Lylat Cruise (Brawl) (Star Fox)
  • Pokémon Stadium 2 (Brawl) (Pokemon)
  • Onett (Melee) (EarthBound)
  • Castle Siege (Brawl) (Fire Emblem)
  • Skyworld (Brawl) (Kid Icarus)
  • Smashville (Brawl) (Animal Crossing)
  • 75m (Brawl) (Donkey Kong)
  • Pirate Ship (Brawl) (The Legend of Zelda: The WInd Waker; DLC)


Main article: amiibo
amiibo are part of a new system introduced in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, that uses near field communication (NFC) through special figurines of the respective characters, that can be bought separately. Through this, players bring the characters to the game as FPs (Figure Players), which can level up and be customized, learning more as they improve and interact with the Human Player, Computer Player, and other Figure Players.

amiibo level up and learn faster by:

  • Having it play on someonelse's Nintendo 3DS and/or Wii U.
  • Losing in stock battles.
  • Making it fight against different opponents as both games clearly state.
  • Letting it fight against other Figure Players (Including FP fighters that have aggressive A.I), Examples; Lucas, Lucina, Fox, Ness, and so on.
  • Letting your amiibo get free attacks on you sometimes so that it understands the opponent better. Example; Teaching a Zero Suit Samus amiibo to use her Up Special to K.O opponents.
  • Use the same fighter as the amiibo you're playing against.

However, even higher leveled amiibo have their flaws on complex stages, like walking back and forth on stages like Gaur Plain. amiibo can also win prizes like; Gold, Custom Parts, Trophies, and Mii Fighter Gear. The longer the amiibo fights, the more prizes it will gain, and these items can be received when tapping the amiibo the owner's Wii U GamePad, New Nintendo 3DS/XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL or Nintendo 3DS NFC/Reader Writer Adapter.

However, it should be noted that like CPUs, Figure Players have the ability to share their remaining Stocks with their defeated allies in Team Battles. As well as being able to throw healing items to assist their teammates.

While Super Smash Bros. for Wii U natively supports amiibo, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was unable to do so at launch. Version 1.0.5, released on February 9, 2015, added amiibo support for all Nintendo 3DS systems.

Names in Other Languages

Language / Region Name Meaning
Japanese (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U)

Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yū

Great Fray Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


  • In this game, Chrom appears during Robin's Final Smash (Pair Up), during Robin's victory pose, and during Pit's Palutena's Guidance taunt.
  • Dr. Mario, Mewtwo, and Roy return in this game since Super Smash Bros. Melee as they weren't playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Wario is now an unlockable character instead of a starter. This makes Wario the only character in the series to go from being a starter character into an unlockable character.
    • Something similar happens in the Mario Kart series. Even though Wario was already a playable character in the first five games, he must be in unlocked in Mario Kart 7. Wario goes back to being an already unlocked character in Mario Kart 8.
  • Luigi appears as a starter character, unlike in the earlier installments.

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