Rules

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The Rules menu is a set of options available in Versus Mode in all of the Super Smash Bros. games.

Rules[edit]

Rule Description SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4-3 Icon.png SSB4-U Icon.png
Rule: Time Players gain one point for each KO and lose one point for each fall. The player or team with the most points when time runs out is the winner. The time limit can be set to any number of minutes from 1 to 99, or to infinite. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Rule: Stock Each player has a number of lives which can be set from 1 to 99. The last player or team standing, or the player/team with the most lives when time runs out, is the winner. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Rule: Coin Smash coins are produced when players are damaged. The player or team with the most coins when time runs out is the winner. NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY
Rule: Bonus The player or team with the most points' worth of bonuses when time runs out is the winner. NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN
Handicap
  • SSB and Melee: Changes knockback given and received by each player, on a scale from 1 to 9.
  • Brawl and SSB4: Sets each player's damage percentage at the beginning of each stock, from 0% to 300%.

Setting this to Auto sets each player's handicap based on previous wins and losses.

YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Damage Ratio Sets how much knockback is received from attacks. The default ratio is 1.0. The higher the number, the further the player will be launched. Players can set the ratio from .5 to 2.0., in increments of .1. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Stage Choice: Choose Any player can select the stage to play on. YesY (?) YesY YesY YesY YesY
Stage Choice: Random Stages will be picked randomly. YesY (?) YesY YesY YesY YesY
Stage Choice: Turns Players take turns to choose stages, starting with Player 1. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Stage Choice: Ordered Stages are played in a set order. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Stage Choice: Loser's Pick The loser of the match gets to pick the next stage. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Item Switch Sets which items can appear in the match. The item spawn rate can be set to None, Low, Medium, or High. Melee also includes the choices of "Very Low" and "Very High". YesY (?) YesY YesY YesY (?) YesY
Character customization Set fighters created in Custom on or off. NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY

More Rules[edit]

In Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the More Rules section must be unlocked by getting a total of 200 KOs in versus matches.

Rule Description SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4-3 Icon.png SSB4-U Icon.png
Stock & Time Sets the time limit for stock matches. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Team Attack Sets whether characters on the same team can damage each other. Disabled by default. YesY YesY (?) YesY YesY YesY
Pause Function Sets whether players can pause during gameplay. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Score Display Displays players' scores on the screen in a timed match. Disabled by default. NoN YesY (?) YesY YesY YesY
SD Penalty Selects how many points a player loses upon self-destructing: 1 point, 2 points or no points. NoN YesY NoN YesY (?) YesY (?)
Damage Gauge Shows the Damage percentage of each player. Enabled by default. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Random Stage Switch Sets which stages can be chosen when the stage choice is set to Random. Unlocked when all stages are unlocked. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY

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