Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are the fourth and fifth installments in the Super Smash Bros. series, released on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.[1] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was released for the Nintendo 3DS on September 13, 2014, in Japan, and on October 3, 2014, in North America and Europe; Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was released for Wii U on November 21, 2014, in North America, November 28, 2014, in Europe, November 29, 2014, in Australia, and December 6, 2014, in Japan. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the first Super Smash Bros. title to be released on a Nintendo handheld device. As with previous installments, the premise of these titles are that characters from various Nintendo video games do battle with each other. Third party characters, such as Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog, also are featured in these installments. 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

Here is a list of playable characters. The roster is identical between both versions, although the default rosters and unlockable characters are different.

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

Unlockable Characters

  • Bowser Jr. (3DS)
  • Dark Pit
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Falco
  • Ganondorf (3DS)
  • Jigglypuff (3DS)
  • Lucina
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ness (3DS)
  • 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 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Several stages from the past Super Smash Bros. games return. Additionally, in the Wii U version, the stage creator has also returned, allowing players to create their own stages. Each stage that can be bought as DLC can be purchased for both versions.



  • 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

Wii U


  • 75m
  • Battlefield
  • Big Battlefield
  • Bridge of Elden
  • Boxing Ring
  • Castle Siege
  • Coliseum
  • Delfino Plaza
  • Final Destination
  • Gamer
  • Garden of Hope
  • Gaur Plain
  • Halberd
  • Jungle Hijinx
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Kongo Jungle 64
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Lylat Cruise
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Circuit (Brawl)
  • Mario Galaxy
  • Miiverse
  • Mushroom Kingdom U
  • Norfair
  • Onett
  • Orbital Gate Assault
  • Pac-Land
  • Palutena's Temple
  • Pilot Wings
  • Port Town Aero Dive
  • Pyrosphere
  • Skyloft
  • Skyworld
  • Smashville
  • The Great Cave Offensive
  • Town and City
  • Wii Fit Studio
  • Wily Castle
  • Windy Hill
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Woolly World
  • Wuhu Island
  • Yoshi's Island (Melee)

Downloadable Stages

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

Game Modes and Features


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, Pokémon, and Kirby. This mode is meant to be similar to City Trial in Kirby Air Ride, as acknowledged by Masahiro Sakurai.

Enemies from the Kirby series include:


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 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)

Wii U

Smash Tour

Smash Tour is essentially a board game and can be played with up to four players. The objective is to collect as many fighters and stat boosts before all turns are over. Once the game concludes, the players fight in a stock battle using the fighters they collected. There are three boards: a small board, a medium board, and a large board.

Occasionally, Tac will appear on the board and will drop a massive amount of Stat Boosts if a player touches him on the board.




Wii U


  2. Early Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot results - April 4, 2015