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Brawl- (also known as Brawl Minus or B-) is a mod of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Compared to Brawl+, which was designed to be balanced through reasonable tweaks to characters, the intent of Brawl- is to give all characters incredible buffs and options until they are all equally overpowered, and thus balanced. Though not receiving the same amount of attention as Project M, Brawl- proved to be a popular Smash mod.

As of version 4.0BC, Brawl- has added Pichu, Mewtwo, Roy, and Waluigi to the character roster. The former three are veterans who did not return from Melee as playable characters in Brawl, and the latter is a newcomer who was not playable in either game.

On December 12, 2014, version 4.0 was announced. On September 5th, 2016, a beta known as 4.0BC was released.


  • Default ruleset changed to 4 stock, 8 minute matches
  • No restrictions on control edits
  • No replay time limit.
  • Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard are now broken free from Pokémon Trainer, like in Project M.
  • Falling down aerials using the C-stick no longer fast-falls
  • Enables one player matches in time mode
  • Enables one team matches
  • Lag upon selecting a character on the character select screen removed
  • Respawn invincibility reduced (120 frames → 60)
  • Shield colors are darkened

Gameplay tweaks[edit]

  • Momentum during a dash is now retained while jumping
  • The lag time on throws is no longer dependent on weight
  • No random Prat Falling. Running into or getting hit by Banana Peels will still result in tripping, and most moves with hitboxes that contained a chance of tripping are now guaranteed to trip grounded opponents.
  • Dashes can be canceled into crouch as well as a C-stick down smash.
  • Window of time for dash-dancing lengthened.
  • Ability to shield during an intial dash.
  • No stale move negation.
  • Lagless edges - characters can now drop from or climb onto ledges immediately after grabbing them.
  • Significantly increased shieldstun (damage/3) → (damage x 2.7)+2).
  • Gravity, fall speed, jump speed, and short hop speed have all been increased by 5 to 10 percent.
  • Increased hitstun, being a ×0.50 multiplier. The ability to act out of hitstun has also been completely removed.
  • Air dodging is disabled during tumbling.
  • Every character changed, ranging from subtle changes to radically recreated characters.
  • Every character can wall jump.
  • Teching is easier to perform, since it can now be buffered before the character is even hit.
  • Shield pushback has increased.
  • Attacks performed on Ice now deal more damage and knockback, and have more time reduced per input.
  • Ice also has higher gravity.
  • Most characters now grunt instantly when hit by a strong attack, as in Melee and 64, while in Brawl they did a second afterwards. There are also medium-damage and high-damage groans as well, with most characters using unused voice samples from the Sound Test.

Stage changes[edit]

Many stages are customized or replaced completely. All Brawl stages not listed here are unchanged from the original Brawl.

Menu changes[edit]

  • The Wii Remote warning, loading screen, and the beginning of the opening movie are different.
  • The title screen is different.
  • The main menu has a purple background.
  • Some menu option buttons have different icons and fonts, and points on their borders.
  • Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard have been given their own independent character select slots.
  • Menus can be sped up by holding L or R.
  • The narrator, Elliot, now says "Break the Limits!" upon pressing start on the title screen. He also replaces the in-game announcer and Master Hand.
  • The song Sticker Album / Album / Chronicle is replaced by the original overworld theme of Super Mario Bros. 2.


  • When USB Loading Brawl- on Wii/U, if the player does not set their Hook Type to AXNextFrame (if available), multiple Roy icons will appear on the Character Select Screen, and lead to the game crashing if the cursor is moved high enough on the screen.
  • Voice clips of Pichu, Mewtwo, Roy and Waluigi can still be heard when they are metal.
  • Waluigi is represented by the Wario series despite never appearing in a Wario game.



Over the years, there have been many developers and many versions of the development team behind Brawl Minus. While it's nearly impossible to name all devs unfortunately, the most notable and current developers are listed here.


  • Sammi Husky
  • ASF1NK
  • Glitch
  • Doqter Kirby
  • KingJigglyPuff
  • SonicBrawler
  • Mawootad
  • Dr.
  • PyotrLuzhin
  • Neville


Minus Art[edit]

  • Pin Clock


  • Ishmael205
  • Bringobrongo
  • Firelys the soup



  • Zerks

Inactive / Retired[edit]

  • Thundamoo
  • Tybis
  • Mech
  • BrawlPK
  • Kienamaru
  • Elipsis
  • Numbuh214
  • Thanyou
  • Budget Player Cadet
  • Supreme Dirt
  • Many more incredible devs who have yet to be mentioned


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