The Great Maze
The Great Maze (大迷宮, Great Maze) is the 31st and final level of the Subspace Emissary in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. After many sections of the World of Trophies are sent to Subspace, Tabuu creates a large maze comprised of sections from most of the previously visited levels in the game. To complete this, the player must win a number of battles, against Subspacial clones of all the characters in the game (excluding Sonic, Jigglypuff, Toon Link, and Wolf), and against all of the bosses (except for Master Hand and Crazy Hand).
There is no specific order in which the player must beat all the enemies, and it is possible to play as any character that has been rescued so far. Save Points and Warp points are dispersed throughout the maze. These two types of checkpoints are indicated by the Smash Bros. emblem mounted on a trophy stand and look like a forest clearing with a Subspace rip in the fabric of the sky. Save Points restore the player's stock to 4 (6 in later runs) and damage to 0%, as well as letting the player re-select characters or fiddle with stickers. Warp Points are identical but also allow teleportation between other visited Warp Points, as well as serving as both entry and exit points to and from the maze itself.
Pausing at any time displays a map of all visited rooms, as well as the player's current position inside a room and where doors and room-to-room links are. Once enough rooms have been visited to form a loop with the starting point, the map will also display all the locations of unbeaten characters and bosses with icons in the form of a monster head.
Once all battles are completed, a large purple door becomes accessible in the center of the maze, which leads to Tabuu's Residence. Upon winning this final battle, the Great Maze is spread apart and all the levels and locations of the World of Trophies are returned to their normal state. The Isle of the Ancients, however, is not restored: the great number of Subspace Bombs going off in one place has taken it beyond repair. Afterwards, the Great Maze remains on the world map so that the player can re-enter it for completion later, and the stages on the Isle of the Ancients are still playable.
If no trophies are rescued in Subspace, the player will still have six characters to choose from in The Great Maze: Ness, Luigi, and Kirby are revived by the Brooches; King Dedede is revived by Luigi and Ness; Bowser is revived by King Dedede; and Sonic appears at the very end of the Great Maze. All other characters with the exception of Toon Link, Jigglypuff, and Wolf must be revived as trophies in Subspace.
Tabuu's Residence is the common fan name given to the stage on which the player fights Tabuu. It is very similar to Final Destination, consisting only of one similarly long and purple platform, though slightly longer and differently patterned (with a central design similar to that on Tabuu's wings); and with its own background visuals, somewhat reminiscent of the version of Final Destination in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Its music is titled Boss Battle Song 2. The stage can be accessed in other modes via hacking techniques.
The Great Maze has many different music tracks in it, some of which only appear during the fights with the dark clones or the bosses.