Super Smash Brothers

Strategy Guide


Play as Captain Falcon

Beat the game with any character on any difficulty setting and number of lives in under twenty minutes. Then, defeat Captain Falcon. For the Japanese version, beat the game with any character on any difficulty setting and number of lives. Then, defeat Captain Falcon. -From:

Play as Purin (Jigglypuff)

Beat the game with any character on any difficulty setting and number of lives. Then, defeat Purin. For the Japanese version, beat the game with any character on any difficulty setting and number of lives in under twenty minutes without continuing. Then, defeat Purin. -From:

Play as Ness from Earthbound (Mother 2)

Beat the game on the normal difficulty setting and three lives without continuing. Then, defeat Ness.

Play as Luigi

Beat Bonus Game 1 "Break The Target" with the eight original characters. This can be done during Bonus 1 practice. Then, defeat Luigi. If you lose the match, complete Bonus 1 again with any character for a rematch.

Mew in Pokeballs

Unlock all four bonus characters to have Mew appear randomly in the Pokeballs.

Classic Mushroom Kingdom stage

Beat the game with all eight original characters. Then the Classic Mushroom Kingdom stage will be available under versus mode.

Sound test

Beat Bonus Games 1 and 2 with all characters, including the secret ones. This can be done during Bonus 1 and 2 practice.

Control credits

Press one of the following buttons during the ending credits. Press Analog-stick to change the angle and move the target. Press Start to scroll faster, or to return to normal speed. Select a name with the target and press A to view details about their work in the game. Press B to pause or resume the scrolling.

Alternate costumes

At the character selection screen, press C-Left, C-Right, C-Up, or C-Down.

Change character view

At the character biography screen, hold Z and press the Analog-stick.

Item switch menu

Play the game in versus mode at least fifty times to unlock an item switch option. For the Japanese version, use any character to record one hundred kills to unlock an item switch menu. Options on this menu include toggling certain weapons and the frequency they appear.

Custom menu (Japanese version)

Battle 100 times with Yoshi vs. Kirby for multi-player options.

Extra points for each level

The following trick may be used to get an extra 100 points in each level. Defeat your opponent in one player mode. Press L to taunt just before he dies. If your character is in a taunt when the camera zooms in for the scores, 100 points will be awarded for the fighter's stance.

Silphco stage secret

Begin a game with Captain Falcon on the Silphco stage. Then when Chansey, Charmander or others pop out the door, use the Falcon Punch to knock them spiraling away.

Samus without her suit

Unlock Ness, then select versus mode and choose Samus as your only opponent. This trick is easier if Samus is set as a human controlled player, so she stands still. Next, go to any place (preferably the ship) and fire the PK Thunder at yourself, so Ness slides into Samus. Then right as Ness hits her, pause the game. If done correctly, Samus will no longer be wearing her suit.

Borrow a life

Begin a team game under versus mode. Then if you lose a life, press Start to take a life from your partner.

Lose a power as Kirby

If you want to intentionally lose a power gained after eating another character as Kirby, press L to execute his taunt.

    Toggle free for all and team modes

    You can toggle free for all and team type play in versus mode. Move the hand pointer to the top left corner and press A on team battle or free for all.

    Change CPU color in free for all or training modes

    After selecting a character, highlight the character the CPU player is playing, which is marked with a gray chip with "CP". Move the hand pointer over the character and press one of the C buttons.

    Playing as Luigi

    Luigi is unique because, he is the only character whose taunt hurts. It may not hurt much, but when he kicks his foot on the ground, if there is an opponent in the way, they will get kicked for various reasons.

    Bonus Practice 1, Break The Targets

    When playing as Yoshi, to get the target on the far right, use the Mega Headbutt (Left or Right + B) next to the side of the target hill.

    Bonus Practice 2, Board The Platforms

    Use the following strategy when playing as Jigglypuff/Purin on the last platform. Since Jigglypuff does have an extra jump (Up + B), run and jump from the edge. Pace your jumps so he can go farther. Practice this on the "walk on water platform".

Pokemon in the Pokeballs

The Pokemon in the Pokeballs have the following powers:


    Flies off to get the rest of its hive to attack the opponent.


    Blasts opponent with water spray.


    Pops out and give you an item.


    Starts to breath fire in each direction.


    Just blows fire in one direction (only in Silphco stage).


    Arrives and mimics one of the other available Pokemon's attacks.


    Flops around trying to hurt opponent.


    Comes out and flies at the opponent doing a kick attack.


    Arrives and starts blasting foul smoke in the air.


    Pops out and showers out coins that hurt opponent.


    The special secret 151st Pokemon makes his appearance and flies away.


    Shows up, flies up top, and then boulders drop from the ceiling.


    Rams you or the opponent (only in Silphco stage).


    Pops out, flies up, and then comes down huge, hurting your opponent.


    Finds opponent and blasts them with rays.


    Razor Leaf attack; leaves from this Pokemon fly at opponents (only in Silphco stage).

Keep your opponent off the platforms

Use the following moves when playing as the indicated character to knock and keep your opponent off the platforms.

    Mario and Luigi

    Press B to throw a fireball when they try to come back.


    Press B for the PK Thunder if they come near your character in the air.


    If you are near the end of the platform, wait for your opponent to approach. Then, press B to turn them into an egg. If you are close enough to the edge, the egg will make them fall and they will not be able to get back up.

    Donkey Kong

    After knocking an opponent off, press B to charge up the punch. Use the punch when they are close enough while in the air.


    Press Up + B near the edge when your opponent approaches.


    Press B to throw the boomerang after knocking them off the platform and they try to get close again.


    Press B to keep firing the blaster.


    Press B to charge up the gun, then shoot it when a knocked off opponent returns.


    Jump and press B to shoot a little ball of electricity. If it hits a returning opponent, they will be paralyzed.


    Press B to use the lunging punch when a returning opponent is close enough.

    Captain Falcon

    Press B to use the Falcon Punch when your opponent tries to return.

Bonus points

Complete the following tasks to get the indicated number of points:

All Variation+15,000Finish round using all of your character's moves
Arwing Clear+3,000Mini Arwing on Sector Z defeats opponent
Bros. Calamity+12,000Defeat Luigi before attacking Mario
Bumper Clear+10,000Enemy defeated with bumper item [Note 1]
Butterfly+10,000Knock opponent out of the ring while they try to climb back on the stage
Cheap Shot-99Use the same move for 35 percent damage
Comet Mystic+7,000Clear a level when your character becomes a star
DK Perfect+50,000Defeat Giant DK without allies getting hit once
Full Power+5,000Finish battle with 0% damage
Game Clear+70,000 x 1-5 (per difficulty)Finish game on certain difficulty level [Note 2]
Hawk+18,000Use only aerial moves
Heartthrob+8,000Collect three or more heart containers in one level
Heavy Damage+10,000Finish round after inflicting more than 300% damage
Item Pitcher+10,000Kill opponent by throwing an item
Item Strike+20,000Defeat opponent using only items in the team games, excluding Mario Brothers; send all 8,18, or 30 opponents into the sky
Judo Warrior+4,000Defeat opponent by throwing only them
Kirby Ranks+12,000Defeat Kirbys in the order of their strength
Last Second+8,000Defeat opponent in the last second
Lucky 3+9,990Finish round with 3:33 on timer
Mew Match+15,000Mew appears out of a Pokéball during match [Note 3]
Mystic+7,000Die immediately after your opponent dies, but before "Game Set" appears.
No Damage+15,000Take no damage though out battle (cannot use Maxim Tomato or Heart)
No Damage Clear+300,000Have "No Damage" bonus on after each battle
No Item+1,000Finish the match without using an item
No Miss+5,000Do not lose a life on a level
No Miss Clear+70,000Have "No Miss" bonus on after each battle
Pacifist Award+60,000Enemy died without your character hitting them [Note 4]
Perfect+30,000Break all targets or board all platforms
Pokemon Finish+11,000Pokemon attack kills opponent
Shield Breaker+8,000Break your opponent's shield during the battle
Shooter+12,000Defeat opponent using projectile weapons (ray gun, star rod)
Single Move+8,000Only attack your opponent once
Special Move+5,000Use only B button moves to defeat opponents; only works on team levels (Kirby, Polygon, and Yoshi)
Speed Demon+80,000Beat the game in under 8 minutes
Speed King+40,000Beat the game in under 12-15 minutes
Speedster+10,000Defeat any opponent in 30 seconds or less
Star Finish+2,000Hit all foes skyward to turn them into stars
Trickster+11,000Defeat opponent with 30 seconds left in the match
Vegetarian+5,000Eat 3 or more Maxim Tomatoes in one level
Yoshi Rainbow+15,000Defeat Yoshis in the order they appear

Note 1: The bumper must be on the ground.

Note 2: Very Easy earns 70,000 points, Easy earns 140,000 points, Normal earns 210,000 points, Hard earns 280,000 points, and Very Hard earns 350,000 points.

Note 3: Does not work if Clefairy imitates.

Note 4: Try playing as Pikachu while on the helicopter pad or allowing the acid on Planet Zebes kill your opponent.

Game Shark Codes

Note: You must have a 3.0 or higher version of the Game Shark to use these codes.

Diddy Kong Racing Keycode Required
Enable Code (Must Be On)F10396B0 2400
DE000400 0000
1P Mode Codes
Infinite Time810A4B2E 43CB
Infinite Lives P1800A4B43 0004
Low % Health P1810A4B86 0000
Character Modifier P1800A4B3B 00??
Infinite Lives P2800A4BB7 0004
Low % Health P2810A4BFA 0000
Character Modifier P2800A4BAF 00??
Infinite Lives P3800A4C2B 0004
Low % Health P3810A4C6E 0000
Character Modifier P3800A4C23 00??
Infinite Lives P4800A4C9F 0004
Low % Health P4810A4CE2 0000
Character Modifier P4800A4C97 00??
VS Mode Codes
Infinite Time810A4D1E 43CB
Low % Health P1810A4D76 0000
Character Modifier P1800A4D2B 00??
Low % Health P2810A4DEA 0000
Character Modifier P2800A4D9F 00??
Low % Health P3810A4E5E 0000
Character Modifier P3800A4E13 00??
Low % Health P4810A4ED2 0000
Character Modifier P4800A4E87 00??
Quantity Digits to Accompany Character Modifier Codes
00 - Mario
01 - Fox
02 - Donkey Kong
03 - Samus
04 - Luigi
05 - Link
06 - Yoshi
07 - Captain Falcon
08 - Kirby
09 - Pikachu
0A - Jigglypuff
0B - Ness

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