Bridge of Eldin

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Bridge of Eldin
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Bridge of Eldin in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Appears in Brawl
SSB4 (Wii U)
Home stage to Brawl:
Link
Zelda/Sheik
Ganondorf
Toon Link
SSB4:
Link
Zelda
Sheik
Ganondorf
Toon Link
Availability Starter (Brawl and SSB4)
Crate type Normal
Maximum players 8
Tracks available In Brawl:
Main Theme (The Legend of Zelda)
Ocarina of Time Medley
Title (The Legend of Zelda)
The Dark World
Hidden Mountain & Forest
Hyrule Field Theme
Main Theme (Twilight Princess)
The Hidden Village
Midna's Lament
In SSB4:
Main Theme Ver. 2 (The Legend of Zelda)
Dark World / Dark World Dungeon
Title (The Legend of Zelda)
Hidden Mountain & Forest
Ocarina of Time Medley
Hyrule Field Theme
Main Theme (Twilight Princess)
The Hidden Village
Midna's Lament
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Tournament Legality
Brawl Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Zelda Wiki Bridge of Eldin

The Bridge of Eldin (オルディン大橋, Eldin's Great Bridge) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Stage layout[edit]

Bridge of Eldin is normally completely flat, reaching both lateral blast lines.

Occasionally, a horn is heard: King Bulblin then rides across the stage, dealing damage to any fighters he rides into. He can be attacked - if damaged enough he just passes by, otherwise he drops a bomb in the middle of the bridge. The bomb soon explodes, dealing damage and massive knockback and destroying the entire middle part of the bridge, creating a pit with grabbable edges.

A Bulblin may appear, following behind King Bulblin as he rides through. It cannot harm players and will be stunned if attacked - if damaged enough or caught in the blast of the bomb, it will be knocked away.

After a short while, a Twilight Portal appears in the sky and restores the bridge to its complete state.

In Super Smash Bros. 4, the stage is larger with the bridge extended and a deeper bottom blast line. This is noticeable through Fixed Camera Smash.

In 8-Player Smash, King Bulblin does not appear and the bridge is never blown up.

Ω Form[edit]

The single platform in the Omega version of the stage is supported by two columns unlike the normal version.

Tournament legality[edit]

The stage is almost always banned in competitive settings because it is possible to walk off into the blast line, which allows for camping and easy KOs, especially via chain grabs. Because of this, King Dedede and Ice Climbers had disproportionate advantages on this stage. In addition, when the center of the stage is destroyed, players - especially those with great recoveries - can camp by moving from one end to the other.

Glitches[edit]

The Bridge of Eldin is known for various glitches that involve using Final Smashes in the destroyed bridge area as the bridge reforms: these are specific cases of the regenerating terrain glitch, which was fixed in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

If a character uses a Final Smash that suspends them in midair - such as Donkey Kong's Konga Beat - while the bridge reforms around them, they'll be able to move inside the bridge until they jump out of it or fall through the bottom. The player can also use Jigglypuff's Final Smash to remain giant - even after the Final Smash is over - by inflating in the broken bridge segment while it is being regenerated.

Origin[edit]

Bridge of Eldin as originally seen in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Bridge of Eldin appears in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: situated over a large canyon, it connects the northern part of the Eldin Province to the large field in the southern part. After Link traverses the bridge for the first time, a large section of it is teleported away by Shadow Beasts. Later in the game, Link and Midna find the missing piece in the Gerudo Mesa and teleport it back via a Twilight Portal.

Bulblins are common enemies in Twilight Princess, a race of goblin-like creatures led by King Bulblin. King Bulblin himself is fought several times throughout the game. One of the battles takes place at the Bridge of Eldin: this stage's sunset setting is likely a reference to how in the source game said battle ignores the normal day/night cycle and is always set at sunset. However, in Twilight Princess the bridge's destruction has nothing to do with King Bulblin.

Explosive Barrels appear in several Zelda games: their Twilight Princess version - which in this stage (but not in the source game) is used by King Bulblin - is marked by a large white X. They usually act as damaging hazards, though The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask features a usable version, the Powder Keg, whose powerful explosion can destroy large rocks or walls that block the path.

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