8-Player Smash (8人乱闘, 8-Person Fray) is a gameplay mode in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This mode allows up to eight players to play together at once, as opposed to the standard four. In Ultimate, 8-Player Smash is not a separate mode with its own menu option; instead, Smash modes allow up to eight players to join.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
8-Player Smash is a mode accessible within the Smash menu. It is similar to the regular Smash mode, but it allows up to eight players to join, instead of only four as in other modes. The 8-Player Smash mode can still be played with four or fewer players, in which case it functions largely identically to the regular Smash mode. With more than four players, many stages function differently, and some stages cannot be selected depending on the number of players.
In addition to red, blue, yellow, and green player colors for players 1-4, players 5-8 use the colors orange, cyan, purple, and slate, respectively. In Team Battles, an additional team color, the yellow team, can be selected.
Only certain stages and their Ω forms can be selected; if there are more players present than a stage (or Ω form) allows, the stage's icon on the stage selection screen will be darkened and the stage will not be selectable. Some stages only allow for up to 6 players. Additionally, several stages' hazards or other background elements will be disabled in 8-Player Smash. Custom stages are not available in 8-Player Smash.
In 8-Player Smash, Ω form stages will be scaled up to approximately 1.6 times their normal size. Battles with more than four players in other modes, such as All-Star Mode and horde battles in the Special Orders mode, will count as 8-Player Smash and thus use the 8-Player Smash versions of stages.
The following stages are unavailable in 8-Player Smash in normal or Ω form. Custom Stages are also not available, with the option on the stage select screen replaced with the button for DLC stages (originally, the button for switching to Ω Forms).
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
8-Player Smash is not a separate mode in Ultimate, and instead, all Smash modes allow up to eight players to join. Stages are not restricted by number of players, and only a few stages have differences by number of players.
Players 5-8 use the colors orange, cyan, pink, and purple, respectively; the latter two are changed from purple and slate, respectively, in for Wii U. In Team Battles, the yellow team can be selected regardless of the number of players.
Pokémon Trainer functions differently in battles with more than four players. In such battles, the Pokémon Trainer will not be visible, but his voice can still be heard. The Poké Ball and its energy effects can be seen travelling towards the foreground, implying that the Pokémon Trainer is in the foreground, outside of the camera's view.
All stages are available to play with any number of players. Certain stages have differences in matches with more than four players, but unlike in for Wii U, these differences are only aesthetic; stage hazards and other elements that affect gameplay are retained with any number of players.
In battles with more than four players, Final Destination and all Ω form stages will be scaled up to approximately 1.5 times their normal size. These differences also apply to battles with more than four players in other modes, such as Spirit battles.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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