Super Smash Bros.

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  • "Additional Rules" option

    Perform a total of 200 KOs to unlock the "Additional Rules" option at the "Rules" menu.

  • Bonus stages

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding stage:

      Balloon Fight: Play as the Villager three times.
      Dream Land (Pupupu Land): Execute Kirby's Final Smash special attack in a Smash battle.
      Flat Zone 2: Play 90 Smash matches to fight Mr. Game & Watch, then defeat him.
      Magicant: Play 10 Smash matches.
      Mute City: Win three Smash battles with Captain Falcon.
      Pac-Man Maze: Execute Pac-Man's Final Smash special attack.
      Pupupu Land: Execute Kirby's Final Smash special attack.
      WarioWare: Play 30 Smash matches.

  • Bonus characters

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding character. Note: Some characters can be unlocked through more than one method. When unlocking through Smash matches you will also have to defeat that character when he or she appears to unlock them.

      Bowser Jr.: Play 100 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode on the 6.0 intensity or higher with Bowser.

      Dark Pit: Play 50 Smash matches; or successfully complete Classic mode with Palutena. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode with at least three characters.

      Dr. Mario: Play 60 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode on the 5.0 intensity or higher with Mario.

      Duck Hunt: Play 110 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode with at least eight characters.

      Falco: Play 20 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode without continuing.

      Ganondorf: Play 80 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode on the 5.0 intensity or higher with Link or Zelda.

      Jigglypuff: Play 120 Smash matches. Alternately, collect at least 30 different equipment items.

      Lucina: Play 40 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode with Marth without continuing.

      Mr. Game & Watch: Play 90 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode with at least ten characters.

      Ness: Play 10 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete Classic mode.

      R.O.B: Play 70 Smash matches. Alternately, collect 200 different trophies.

      Wario: Play 30 Smash matches. Alternately, successfully complete the 100 Man Smash.

  • Challenge bonuses

    Successfully complete the indicated challenge to unlock the corresponding bonus. To unlock the second set of 35 challenges, successfully complete the first 35 challenges. The third set of 35 challenges will appear after you complete 60 challenges and unlock all fighters.

      1. Toad Trophy: Collect 30 or more unique trophies.
      2. Lv. 1 Horizon Beam Smash Run Power: Place first in one or more Smash Run final battle.
      3. Epona: Successfully complete All-Star mode on the Easy difficulty.
      4. Football Helmet Custom Headgear: Create one or more Mii Fighters in Custom.
      5. Peach and Birthday Girl: Battle three or more times on the Rainbow Road stage in Smash.
      6. Dream LandStage: Use a Final Smash while playing as Kirby.
      7. Bonkers: Hit Sandbag 300m/984 ft. or more in Home-Run Contest.
      8. Huge Header (Wii Fit Trainer) Custom Special: Get a max combo of 10 or more in Training.
      9. Magicant Stage: Unlock the hidden character Ness.
      10. Lv. 1 Strong Head Smash Run Power: Collect five unique Custom Headgear items.
      11. Xerneas Pokémon: Play Target Blast for the first time.
      12. Super Mushroom Hat Custom Headgear: Play Rival Smash for the first time.
      13. Lightning Falcon Kick (Captain Falcon) Custom Special: Play StreetSmash for the first time.
      14. Liftoff Lloid (Villager) Custom Special: Battle two or more times on the Tortimer Island Stage in Smash.
      15. Lv. 2 Reflector Smash Run Power: Obtain 10 types of Smash Run Powers.
      16. Timmy & Tommy: Play Trophy Rush for the first time.
      17. PAC-MAZE Stage: Use a Final Smash while playing as PAC-MAN.
      18. Home-Run Bat: Play Home-Run Contest for the first time.
      19. Cragalanche the Mighty: Battle three or more times on the Reset Bomb Forest Stage in Smash.
      20. Mute City Stage: Win 3 Smash battles with Captain Falcon.
      21. Dark Pit Staff: Unlock the hidden character Dark Pit.
      22. Master HandSong: Successfully complete Classic on the 3.0 intensity or higher.
      23. WarioWare, Inc. Stage: Unlock the hidden character Wario.
      24. Victini Pokémon: Play 100-Man Smash for the first time.
      25. Balloon Fight Stage: Use Villager three or more times in Smash.
      26. Genesect Pokémon: Play Endless Smash for the first time.
      27. Zoroark Pokémon: Successfully complete the 10-Man Smash.
      28. Karate Joe: Get at least 20 KOs in 3-Minute Smash.
      29. Giant Bomb (Link) Custom Special: Destroy 300 blocks in Trophy Rush.
      30. Luigi's Cap Custom Headgear: Win three Smash battles with Luigi.
      31. Mr. Saturn: Win 2 Smash battles with Ness.
      32. Spiny Hat Custom Headgear: Play Cruel Smash for the first time.
      33. Lv. 1 Strong Body Smash Run Power: Collect three unique custom outfits.
      34. Princess Zelda Wig Custom Headgear: Win two Smash battles with Zelda.
      35. Blast Box: Score 100,000 or more in Target Blast.
      36. Lv. 2 Spinning Blades Smash Run Power: Place first in Smash Run final battles with five different fighters.
      37. Beam Sword Agility Badge Custom Equipment: Get a max combo of 40 or more in Training.
      38. Menu 2 (Melee) Music: Unlock all playable fighters.
      39. Sprinter Agility Badge Custom Equipment: Create three custom characters in Custom.
      40. Close Combat (Ike) Custom Special: Destroy 1,000 blocks in Trophy Rush.
      41. Hyper Smasher Brawn Badge Custom Equipment: Get 100 KOs in Smash.
      42. Redd: Collect 150 or more unique trophies.
      43. King Bob-omb: Have a total high score of over 2,000,000 between all fighters in Target Blast.
      44. Lv. 2 Shinespark Smash Run Power: Get a total of five hits in StreetSmash.
      45. KO Healer Protection Badge Custom Equipment: Get 10 or more KOs in a single Rival Smash.
      46. Golden Retriever: Battle 3 or more times on the Living Room Stage in Smash.
      47. Mugly: Get 10 KOs by knocking foes into other foes in StreetSmash.
      48. Lv. 2 Instant Drop Smash Run Power: Obtain 25 types of Smash Run Powers.
      49. Auto-Healer Brawn Badge Custom Equipment: Successfully complete the 100-Man Smash.
      50. CreditsSong: Reveal 99% of the wall during the staff credits.
      51. Master Hand: Successfully complete Classic mode with five fighters.
      52. Dark Emperor: Battle three or more times on the Find Mii Stage in Smash.
      53. High-Speed Drill (Meta Knight) Custom Special: Win five Smash battles with Meta Knight.
      54. Flat Zone 2. Stage: Unlock the hidden character Mr. Game & Watch.
      55. Master CoreSong: Defeat Master Core.
      56. First Striker Agility Badge Custom Equipment: Get 20 or more KOs by countering in StreetSmash.
      57. Home-Run Bat Agility Badge Custom Equipment: Hit Sandbag 600m/1968 ft. or more in Home-Run Contest.
      58. Fire Stingray: Get 30 or more KOs in Endless Smash.
      59. Lv. 2 Horizon Beam Smash Run Power: Play Smash Run five times.
      60. Tortimer Island: Unlock all stages.
      61. Knuckle Joe: Play 10 collective hours of Smash. (total gameplay x participants).
      62. Samus's Helmet Custom Headgear: Win ten Smash battles with Samus.
      63. Smash Ball Attractor Agility Badge Custom Equipment: Collect 15 unique special moves.
      64. Spartan Helmet Custom Headgear: Collect five unique custom outfits.
      65. Critical Hitter Brawn Badge Custom Equipment: Get 300 KOs in Smash.
      66. Quick Batter Brawn Badge Custom Equipment: Play Home-Run Contest with 15 or more fighters.
      67. Top Hat Custom Headgear: Create eight or more Mii Fighters in Custom.
      68. Plate Armor Custom Outfit: Collect 10 unique Custom Headgear items.
      69. Medusa, Queen of the Underworld: Successfully complete All-Star mode on the Normal difficulty.
      70. Meloetta Pokémon: Have the game on for more than 8 hours.
      71. Ketzal's Corridors: Successfully complete Classic mode on the 9.0 intensity.
      72. Lv. 3 Leader Smash Run Power: Hit Sandbag 1000m/3280 ft. or more in Home-Run Contest.
      73. Lv. 3 Dual Cyclone Smash Run Power: Place first in 20 or more Smash Run final battles.
      74. Air Defense Up Defense Badge Custom Equipment: Create 10 custom characters in Custom.
      75. Lv. 3 Recovery Smash Run Power: Get 50 or more KOs in a single Rival Smash.
      76. Squat Recovery Defense Badge Custom Equipment: Get at least 110 KOs in 3-Minute Smash.
      77. Miki: Unlock all custom specials, headgear, and outfits.
      78. Pop Gun Explosion (Diddy Kong) Custom Special: Destroy 3,000 blocks in Trophy Rush.
      79. Crazy Hand: Successfully complete Classic mode with all fighters.
      80. Easy Combination (Marth) Custom Special: Successfully complete the 100-Man Battle in under 3 minutes.
      81. Walking Speed Up Attack Badge Custom Equipment: Walk at least 50km/31 miles total between all fighters.
      82. Quick Smash Defense Badge Custom Equipment: Successfully complete the 10-Man Smash within 20 seconds.
      83. Jump Strengthening Speed Badge Custom Equipment: Land over 400 total hits between all fighters in Training.
      84. Crown Custom Headgear: Successfully complete All-Star mode with all fighters.
      85. Steampunk Clothes Custom Outfit: Clear all red targets in Target Blast.
      86. Sandbag: Have a total high score of over 15,000m/49,212 ft. between all fighters in Home-Run Contest.
      87. Luigi (Poltergust): Collect 500 or more unique trophies.
      88. Kat & Ana: Successfully complete the Solo 10-Man Smash with all fighters.
      89. Explosive Punch (Mario) Custom Special: Score 200,000 or more in Target Blast.
      90. Shadow: Successfully complete the Solo 100-Man Smash with all fighters.
      91. Color TV-Game 15. Trophy: Play 50 collective hours of Smash. (total gameplay x participants).
      92. Lv. 3 Shuffle Smash Run Power: Place first in Smash Run final battles with all fighters.
      93. Lv. 3 High Jump Smash Run Power: Jump at least 10km/6 miles total between all fighters.
      94. Dark Train: Play Target Blast with all fighters.
      95. Green Koopa Troopa: Get 20 KOs by knocking foes into other foes in StreetSmash.
      96. Protective Gear Custom Outfit: Get a max combo of 100 or more in Training.
      97. Princess's Crown Custom Headgear: Have the game on for more than 20 hours.
      98. Lion Hat Custom Headgear: Get four or more KOs in Cruel Smash.
      99. Nintendouji: Successfully complete All-Star mode on the Hard difficulty.
      100. Launch Skill Attack Badge Custom Equipment: Get 1,000 KOs in Smash.
      101. Just Shield Explosion Defense Badge Custom Equipment: Get two or more KOs in Cruel Smash.
      102. Futtobi Ring Custom Equipment: Get 200 or more KOs in Endless Smash.
      103. Prince's Crown Custom Headgear: Collect all Smash Run Powers.
      104. All-Star Rest Area Music: Successfully complete All-Star mode with 15 fighters.
      105. Jii: Collect 600 or more unique trophies.
      Bonus 1. Super Star: Complete Panel 1.
      Bonus 2. Tutorial Pig: Complete Panel 2.
      Bonus 3. Gold Bone: Complete Panel 3.

  • Alternate menu music

    At the title screen, hold R and press Start to hear music from Super Smash Bros. Melee instead of the standard menu music.

  • Alternate Boxing Ring stage

    While selecting the Boxing Ring stage, hold Y to play it with the Punch-Out theme. While selecting the Boxing Ring stage, hold L to play it with the Smash Bros. theme.

  • Alternate Dream Land stage

    While selecting the Dream Land stage, hold L to play a monochrome version of it.

  • Alternate stage music

    While selecting a stage, hold R to change the background music to an alternate version.

  • Unique victory screens

    Win a one-on-one battle with one of the following opponents to view a unique victory screen, with specific dialogue and animations:

      1. Fox defeating Falco (and vice versa)
      2. Male or Female Robin defeating Lucina
      3. Lucina defeating Marth or Ike
      4. Palutena defeating Pit or Dark Pit
      5. Dark Pit defeating Pit

  • Easy custom moves

    There are a total of 376 different custom moves, most of which are awarded randomly. To get them quickly, you can try to get the red wrench icon during the roulette wheel sequence in Classic mode. Press Home to pause the game while the roulette spins. If the wrench icon is just above the icon that is selected while you paused, hold A and resume the game. The wrench icon should roll down and be selected. If the icon selected was the wrench itself or if the wrench icon is not above the one that is selected, do not press A and resume. Instead, repeat until the wrench icon is above the icon that is selected. Note: If you allow the roulette to roll for too long, it will eventually come to a stop automatically. With some patience and constant grinding, you should be able to unlock all the custom moves for your desired character quicker than normal.

  • Recovering from falling

    When playing as Link, Samus, Toon Link, or Zero Suit Samus and you get tossed off an edge, you can recover by using their Hookshots, Grapple Beam, and Plasma Whip grabs at the proper moment. If done correctly, they can latch on the edge and pull themselves up without a special attack.

  • Fighting Master Core

    Reach the end of Classic mode, and choose the black path on the 5.1 intensity or higher. After doing enough damage while fighting both Master Hand and Crazy Hand, Crazy Hand will leave and Master Hand will turn into Master Core. Master Core can assume many forms, depending on the difficulty. His "Sapien" form appears when the intensity is set to 7.5 or higher. His "Scorpion" form appears when the intensity is set between 6.0 and 7.4. When the intensity is set between 5.1 to 5.9, Master Core will be in "Sabres", "Simulacrum", or "Source" forms. After defeating all forms of the Master Core, its real form can be fought. Note: You are forced to fight Master Core on the 8.0 intensity and higher. In the Japanese version, you are forced to fight Master Core at on the 9.0 intensity.

  • Big distance in Home-Run Contest Challenge

    Select Yoshi. Quickly short hop, and lightly tap X or Y to position yourself over the sandbag. While holding the Analog-stick Down during the jump, press A. After a few times, your percentage should have a very good value. Use the bat to hit the sandbag fully charged.

  • Destroying blocks easily in Trophy Rush Challenge

    Select Fox since his gun can break boxes in a single hit, and can be repeated rapidly. Repeatedly tap B at the edge of the stage to break all the falling boxes. When you see the exclamation point and hear the warning sound, dodge-roll to the side to avoid the falling ball of electricity. While doing so, use Fox's side B attack to break any boxes there. Note: The ball of electricity appears whenever your character repeats a move too frequently or remains in the same location. While the ball of electricity falls. You can sprint to the other side of the stage and repeat the gun attack there.

  • Easy big combos in Practice mode

    Use the following trick to get a combo of over 50 in Practice mode. This requires four smart bombs. By detonating them close to a CPU opponent, you can easily get a 50+ hit combo. You can get an even higher combo by selecting a character such as Pikachu or Samus that can punch quickly while grabbing. Set the damage to 999%, grab a CPU opponent, and rapidly tap A to easily get a 100+ hit combo.

  • Warp to other side in Balloon Fight stage

    In the Balloon Fight stage, cross either border of the stage without getting hit by an attack to warp to the opposite side of the screen.

  • Star Fox dialog in Corneria stage

    Play as Fox or Falco on the Corneria stage. Tap the D-pad quickly for your character to have a short conversation with the rest of the Star Fox crew.

  • Turning gold in Golden Plains stage

    In the Golden Plains stage, collect 100 coins to temporarily turn gold. While in this state, your character will have stronger attacks and will not flinch.

  • Power Pellets in Pac-Maze stage

    In the Pac-Maze stage, collect 100 Pac-Dots for a Power Pellet to appear. The pellet increases your character's abilities, including attack power. Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde will also turn blue and become prone to attacks.

  • Trainer comments with Little Mac

    Play as Little Mac, and keep repeatedly taunting. His trainer, Doc Louis, will eventually say a few things, depending on the taunt being used.

  • Using Link's Hylian Shield

    You can use Link's Hylian Shield to block projectile attacks. Note: You cannot attack while doing this.


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