Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, together with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, is the fourth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series. It was released for the Nintendo 3DS on September 13, 2014, in Japan; and October 3, 2014, in North America and Europe. It was the first Super Smash Bros. title to be released on a Nintendo handheld device. As with previous installments, the premise of this title is that characters from various Nintendo video games do battle with each other. Non-Nintendo characters, such as Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog, also are featured in the game. The Smash Ball item from Super Smash Bros. Brawl returns, allowing characters to perform unique and extremely powerful Final Smashes.

Playable Characters

The playable characters from the Kirby series are KirbyKing Dedede and Meta Knight.

Default Characters

  • Bowser
  • Captain Falcon
  • Charizard
  • Diddy Kong
  • Donkey Kong
  • Fox
  • Greninja
  • Ike
  • King Dedede
  • Kirby
  • Palutena
  • Link
  • Little Mac
  • Lucario
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Mega Man
  • Meta Knight
  • Mii Brawler
  • Mii Gunner
  • Mii Swordsman
  • Pac-Man
  • Peach
  • Pikachu
  • Pikmin & Olimar/Alph
  • Pit
  • Robin
  • Rosalina & Luma
  • Samus Aran
  • Sheik
  • Shulk
  • Sonic
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Wii Fit Trainers
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda
  • Zero Suit Samus

Unlockable Characters

  • Bowser Jr./Koopalings
  • Dark Pit
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Falco
  • Ganondorf
  • Jigglypuff
  • Lucina
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ness
  • R.O.B.
  • Wario

Downloadable Characters

  • Mewtwo
  • Lucas
  • Ryu
  • Roy
  • Cloud
  • Corrin
  • Bayonetta


Here is a list of the stages in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Some stages from past Super Smash Bros. games return.

  • 3D Land
  • Arena Ferox
  • Balloon Fight
  • Battlefield
  • Boxing Ring
  • Brinstar
  • Corneria
  • Distant Planet
  • Dream Land
  • Duck Hunt
  • Final Destination
  • Find Mii
  • Flat Zone 2
  • Gaur Plain
  • Gerudo Valley
  • Golden Plains
  • Green Hill Zone
  • Jungle Japes
  • Living Room
  • Magicant
  • Mute City
  • Pac-Maze
  • Paper Mario
  • PictoChat 2
  • Prism Tower
  • Rainbow Road
  • Reset Bomb Forest
  • Spirit Train
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Tortimer Island
  • Unova Pokemon League
  • Warioware Inc.
  • Wily Castle
  • Yoshi's Island

Downloadable Stages

  • Suzaku Castle
  • Dream Land (64)
  • Peach's Castle (64)
  • Hyrule Castle (64)
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Midgar
  • Umbra Clock Tower

Smash Run

This game contains a mode called Smash Run, exclusive to the 3DS version of the game. The mode drops up to four players in a large "dungeon-like area", where the objective is to explore, defeat enemies, and open chests in order to obtain power ups before facing off against the other players. These enemies consist of characters from the previous Super Smash Bros. game's adventure mode, and other various Nintendo titles, such as Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, and Kirby. This mode is meant to be similar to City Trial in Kirby Air Ride, as acknowledged by Masahiro Sakurai.


This game has week-lasting Conquests, in which certain characters, when used in the With Anybody online mode, have earn points for weekly teams, generally based on a theme, such as colors or traits. Kirby has been part of the following conquests:

  • Spherical Skirmish (won at 72% worldwide)
  • Color Clash: Red, Blue, Green (11/14/2014-11/21/2014) (part of the red team "Team Diddy Kong"; 32% worldwide)
  • Merry Smashmas (part of "Red Team"; won at 53% worldwide)
  • Color Clash: Red, Blue, Green (12/23/2016-12/30/2016) (part of "Team Red"; won at 38% worldwide)
  • What You've All Been Weighting For! (part of "Flyweights"; 44% worldwide)
  • 90s Revival (part of "1990-1992"; 40% worldwide)
  • Color Clash! (part of "Pink"; won at 60% worldwide)

King Dedede has been part of the following conquests:

  • Battle of the Beefcakes (part of the red team "Team Donkey Kong"; 27% worldwide)
  • The Quick and the Deadly (part of "Power Players"; won at 62% worldwide)
  • What You've All Been Weighting For! (part of "Heavyweights"; won at 56% worldwide)
  • 90s Revival (part of "1990-1992"; 40% worldwide)
  • My Way or the Highway (part of "Selfish Kings"; 29% worldwide)

Meta Knight has been part of the following conquests

  • Gun vs. Sword vs. Fist (part of "Swordfighters"; 29% worldwide)
  • Color Clash: Red, Blue, Green (11/14/2014-11/21/2014) (part of the blue team "Team Lucario"; 33% worldwide)
  • Color Clash: Red, Blue, Green (12/23/2016-12/30/2016) (part of "Team Blue"; 30% worldwide)
  • 90s Revival (part of "1992-1995"; 17% worldwide)