Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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North American boxart.
Developer(s) Namco Bandai
Sora Ltd.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Engine Havok
Released November 21, 2014 North America
November 28, 2014 Europe[1]
November 28, 2014 South Africa
November 29, 2014 Australia
December 6, 2014 Japan
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12+ (provisional)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U, Great Fray Smash Brothers for Wii U) is one of two games in the Super Smash Bros. series released as part of the Super Smash Bros. 4 pair, and the home console counterpart to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Although most gameplay elements are shared between the two versions, there are several elements which distinguish the two.

The game is playable on the Wii U with a variety of controller options, including the Wii U GamePad, the Wii U Pro Controller, the GameCube controller via an adapter, and a Nintendo 3DS that is running the 3DS version or a special app.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was officially released on November 21, 2014 in the Americas, and was followed by Europe on November 28, 2014, Australia and New Zealand on November 29, 2014, and Japan on December 6, 2014.

Opening movie[edit]

The opening movie for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is composed of footage from both gameplay and the various character introduction trailers shown since the game's reveal, barring the trailer for Duck Hunt.


Content[edit]

The playable roster is the same between both versions of SSB4.

Characters[edit]

Veterans
Mario SSB4.png
Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Luigi SSB4.png
Luigi
MarioSymbol.svg
Peach SSB4.png
Peach
MarioSymbol.svg
Bowser SSB4.png
Bowser
MarioSymbol.svg
Dr. Mario SSB4.png
Dr. Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Yoshi SSB4.png
Yoshi
YoshiSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong SSB4.png
Donkey Kong
DKSymbol.svg
Diddy Kong SSB4.png
Diddy Kong
DKSymbol.svg
Link SSB4.png
Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Zelda SSB4.png
Zelda
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Sheik SSB4.png
Sheik
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Ganondorf SSB4.png
Ganondorf
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Toon Link SSB4.png
Toon Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Samus SSB4.png
Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Zero Suit Samus SSB4.png
Zero Suit Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Kirby SSB4.png
Kirby
KirbySymbol.svg
Meta Knight SSB4.png
Meta Knight
KirbySymbol.svg
King Dedede SSB4.png
King Dedede
KirbySymbol.svg
Fox SSB4.png
Fox
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Falco SSB4.png
Falco
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Pikachu SSB4.png
Pikachu
PokemonSymbol.svg
Jigglypuff SSB4.png
Jigglypuff
PokemonSymbol.svg
Mewtwo SSB4.png
Mewtwo (DLC)
PokemonSymbol.svg
Charizard SSB4.png
Charizard
PokemonSymbol.svg
Lucario SSB4.png
Lucario
PokemonSymbol.svg
Captain Falcon SSB4.png
Captain Falcon
FZeroSymbol.svg
Ness SSB4.png
Ness
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Lucas SSB4.png
Lucas (DLC)
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Marth SSB4.png
Marth
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Roy SSB4.png
Roy (DLC)
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Ike SSB4.png
Ike
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Mr. Game & Watch SSB4.png
Mr. Game & Watch
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Pit SSB4.png
Pit
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Wario SSB4.png
Wario
WarioSymbol.svg
Olimar SSB4.png
Olimar
PikminSymbol.svg
R.O.B. SSB4.png
R.O.B.
ROBSymbol.svg
Sonic SSB4.png
Sonic
SonicSymbol.svg
Newcomers
Rosalina SSB4.png
Rosalina & Luma
MarioSymbol.svg
Bowser Jr. SSB4.png
Bowser Jr.
MarioSymbol.svg
Greninja SSB4.png
Greninja
PokemonSymbol.svg
Robin SSB4.png
Robin
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Lucina SSB4.png
Lucina
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Corrin SSB4.png
Corrin (DLC)
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Palutena SSB4.png
Palutena
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Dark Pit SSB4.png
Dark Pit
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Villager SSB4.png
Villager
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Little Mac SSB4.png
Little Mac
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Wii Fit Trainer SSB4.png
Wii Fit Trainer
WiiFitSymbol.svg
Shulk SSB4.png
Shulk
XenobladeSymbol.svg
Duck Hunt SSB4.png
Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol.svg
Mega Man SSB4.png
Mega Man
MegaManSymbol.svg
Pac-Man SSB4.png
Pac-Man
PacManSymbol.svg
Ryu SSB4.png
Ryu (DLC)
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Cloud SSB4.png
Cloud (DLC)
FinalFantasySymbol.svg
Bayonetta SSB4.png
Bayonetta (DLC)
BayonettaSymbol.svg
Mii Brawler SSB4.png
Mii Brawler
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Mii Swordfighter SSB4.png
Mii Swordfighter
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Mii Gunner SSB4.png
Mii Gunner
SmashBrosSymbol.svg

Bold denotes unlockable characters in both versions. Bolded italics denote characters that are unlockable in the 3DS version, but default in the Wii U version.

Multi-player stages[edit]

The two versions of SSB4 have separate sets of available stages; only 12 stages appear in both the Wii U and 3DS versions. The Wii U version's stages are more heavily based on home console games. The Wii U version features a total of 55 stages (46 excluding DLC), consisting of 34 new stages and 21 familiar ones. The following stages are available in the Wii U version:

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Battlefield
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Big Battlefield
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Final Destination
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Mario Galaxy.jpg
Mario Galaxy
MarioSymbol.svg
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Mushroom Kingdom U
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4UMarioCircuit8.jpg
Mario Circuit
MarioSymbol.svg
SuperMarioMakerWiiU.jpg
Super Mario Maker (DLC)
MarioSymbol.svg
SSBUPeach'sCastle64.PNG
Super Smash Bros. Peach's Castle (64) (DLC)
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4UDelfinoPlaza.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Delfino Plaza
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4ULuigisMansion.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Luigi's Mansion
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4UMarioCircuit.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mario Circuit (Brawl)
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4UWoollyWorld.jpg
Woolly World
YoshiSymbol.svg
SSB4UYoshisIsland.png
Super Smash Bros. Melee Yoshi's Island
YoshiSymbol.svg
SSB4UJungleHijinxs.jpg
Jungle Hijinxs
DKSymbol.svg
Kongo Jungle 64
Super Smash Bros. Kongo Jungle 64
DKSymbol.svg
SSB4U75m.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 75m
DKSymbol.svg
SSB4USkyloft.png
Skyloft
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSBUHyruleCastle64.PNG
Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Castle (64) (DLC)
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSB4UTemple.png
Super Smash Bros. Melee Temple
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSB4UBridgeOfEldin.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Bridge of Eldin
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Pirate Ship SSBU.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pirate Ship (DLC)
ZeldaSymbol.svg
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Pyrosphere
MetroidSymbol.svg
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Norfair
MetroidSymbol.svg
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The Great Cave Offensive
KirbySymbol.svg
SSB4UDreamLand64.png
Super Smash Bros. Dream Land (64) (DLC)
KirbySymbol.svg
SSB4UHalberd.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Halberd
KirbySymbol.svg
SSB4UOrbitalGateAssault.jpg
Orbital Gate Assault
StarFoxSymbol.svg
SSB4ULylatCruise.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Lylat Cruise
StarFoxSymbol.svg
SSB4UKalosPokemonLeague.jpg
Kalos Pokémon League
PokemonSymbol.svg
SSB4UPokemonStadium2.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pokémon Stadium 2
PokemonSymbol.svg
SSB4UPortTownAeroDive.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Port Town Aero Dive
FZeroSymbol.svg
SSB4UOnett.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Melee Onett
EarthboundSymbol.svg
SSB4UColiseum.jpg
Coliseum
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
SSB4UCastleSiege.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Castle Siege
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
SSB4UFlatZoneX.jpg
Flat Zone X
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
PalutenasTempleWiiUFull.png
Palutena's Temple
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
SSB4USkyworld.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Skyworld
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
SSB4UGamer.jpg
Gamer
WarioSymbol.svg
Garden of Hope press image.jpg
Garden of Hope
PikminSymbol.svg
Town and City 1.png
Town and City
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
SSB4USmashville.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Smashville
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Boxing Ring Punch Out.jpg
Boxing Ring
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Wii Fit Studio press image.jpg
Wii Fit Studio
WiiFitSymbol.svg
Gaur Plain Wii U.png
Gaur Plain
XenobladeSymbol.svg
SSB4UDuckHuntStage.jpg
Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol.svg
SSB4UWreckingCrew.jpg
Wrecking Crew
WreckingCrewSymbol.svg
SSB4UPilotwings.jpg
Pilotwings
PilotwingsSymbol.svg
SSB4UWuhuIsland.jpg
Wuhu Island
WiiSportsSymbol.svg
SSB4 - Miiverse.jpg
Miiverse (DLC)
MiiverseSymbol.svg
Windy Hill press image.jpg
Windy Hill Zone
SonicSymbol.svg
Wilys fortress.png
Wily Castle
MegaManSymbol.svg
SSB4UPac-Land.jpg
Pac-Land
PacManSymbol.svg
SSB4WiiUSukazuCastle.png
Suzaku Castle (DLC)
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Midgar.jpg
Midgar (DLC)
FinalFantasySymbol.svg
SSB4 - Umbra Clock Tower.png
Umbra Clock Tower (DLC)
BayonettaSymbol.svg

Bold denotes unlockable stages.

Single-player modes[edit]

The main menu of the Wii U version.

Multi-player modes[edit]

Features of the Wii U version[edit]

  • The Wii U version is compatible with a set of amiibo figurines utilizing the Wii U GamePad and near field communication. By using their respective figurine, players can give an AI character custom moves and level them up to level 50. The game is the first to utilize the GamePad's NFC function under the amiibo branding.
  • The Wii U version lacks the optional dark outlines around playable characters present in the 3DS version, though still has the colored outlines for team battles.
  • The Wii U version features different collectible trophies than the 3DS version, with a greater focus on elements from home console games.
  • The Wii U version sees the return of Brawl's My Music option, with a large selection of tracks available for each stage.
  • The Wii U version supports off TV play.
  • Three exclusive new modes: Special Orders, 8-Player Smash, and Smash Tour.
  • The Trophy Box is exclusive to the Wii U version.
  • Ness, Jigglypuff, Ganondorf and Bowser Jr. are default characters, unlike in the 3DS version.

Demo[edit]

A demo of the Wii U version is available at retail stores with a Wii U kiosk. It features the entire starting roster of characters and stages, but like its 3DS counterpart, is locked to two minute time matches with items on.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • This is the first time where Greninja, Dark Pit, Lucina, Robin, and Corrin appear on a home console.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the first game in the series not to be released first in Japan.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is currently the Wii U's fastest selling title, surpassing the previous holder of the title, Mario Kart 8. In North America alone, Nintendo sold over 490,000 digital and physical copies of the game in three days.
    • Sales of the Gamecube Bundle and Adapter were so popular in the United States that there was an immediate shortage of the Adapter upon launch of the game, leading to significantly inflated prices from online dealers; at one point, Amazon.com featured prices in excess of $110 USD for the Adapter.
  • This is the first game in the series where all 12 characters from the original Super Smash Bros. are starters.
  • The game's Japanese release date happens to coincide with the birthday of late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
    • November 21st, the game's North American release date, was also the release date of Super Smash Bros. Melee in Japan.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U is the first game since the original to lack a new stage from the F-Zero and EarthBound universes.
  • This is the first game in the series where there is only one way to hear a character's Star KO scream (outside the Sound Test).

References[edit]

  1. Facebook Wii U Italia - https://www.facebook.com/WiiUItalia/posts/697289303700437