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Infantry and Tanks

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Infantry and Tanks
Tank Infantry Spirit.png
Official artwork of infantry and a tank from Super Famicom Wars.
Universe Nintendo Wars
Debut Famicom Wars (1988) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Captain Rainbow (2008) Japan
Console/platform of origin Famicom
Species Human (infantry)
Articles on Wars Wiki Infantry (unit)

Infantry and Tanks (センシャ&ホヘイ, Tanks & Infantry) is an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4, taken from the Nintendo Wars series. They form the bulk of the player's fighting force in every game in which they appear. They were first confirmed as an Assist Trophy in a gameplay video from Nintendo, but were later confirmed on 14th March 2008 on the Smash Bros. DOJO!!.


Infantry and Tanks as seen in Advance Wars

Infantry and Tanks are the basic attack units seen in all Nintendo Wars games. The ones seen in Brawl are red, which is one of the four colors which are given to a player based on player order (1st player - red, 2nd player - blue, 3rd player - green, 4th - yellow). Infantry have the least amount of power and have low mobility, but are useful in that they can capture enemy bases and conquer buildings. Tanks have more power than infanty, and their mobility is considerably higher, are weaker compared to other vehicles, such as the Medium Tank and Artillery. Advance Wars, Advance Wars 2, and Advance Wars: Dual Strike all use the same sprites for each unit.

The sound that plays when Infantry and Tanks are summoned first appeared in the intro for the Famicom game Famicom Wars. [1]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Infantry and Tanks in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Infantry & Tanks is one of six Assist Trophies that needs to be unlocked before it can be used. Upon being unleashed from the trophy, GBA sprites of Soldiers and Tanks will emerge, shooting bullets and missiles, which will damage any opposing players. While the soldiers and tanks are marching around, an air-raid siren will sound. Much like Excitebikes and Lakitu & Spinies, this Assist Trophy is represented by actual sprites from a game they appeared in other than Brawl.

How to Unlock[edit]

Play a total of 300 matches of Brawls or related modes.



Units first introduced in Famicom Wars, where they fight battles against enemy forces. Infantry are the least expensive to deploy of all units. They're not too strong, but they move well and can capture property. There are two tank types: tank A, which is expensive but has good mobility and firepower, and tank B which is cheaper but can change battles with sheer numbers.

NES: Famicom Wars (Japan Only)
GB Advance: Advance Wars

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Infantry and Tanks in Smash 4.

The Infantry and Tanks return as an Assist Trophy and are functionally the same as in Brawl; however, they are now available from the start of the game.


Infantry and Tanks' trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the NES Trophy Box.

Trophy in for 3DS.
Trophy in for Wii U.
Infantry and Tanks
North America Two units from the Advance Wars series, infantry are best for capturing bases and tanks for fighting the enemy. If summoned, these two form up on the player who activated them. Don't underestimate them just 'cause they're pixels—the infantry's gun and tank's cannon are formidable.
Europe Two units from Famicom wars. In this game, they'll appear in pixel form on both sides of the character that called them up. The infantry then fire their guns while the tanks use cannon fire and drive into people. Cute as they are, don't underestimate them or you'll find yourself in a world of hurt!
NES: Famicom Wars (Japan)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Infantry and Tanks do not return as an Assist Trophy. They do, however, have a Spirit.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
Tank Infantry Spirit.png
Tank & Infantry
★★ 2 Super Scope Equipped Famicom Wars Series



  • These particular units are members of the Orange Star army, which has been the main force of the series since Advance Wars on the GBA.
  • Although the Assist Trophy is in sprite form, the bullets from the tanks are in 3D.
  • Despite a Headquarters building being prominently featured in the Infantry & Tanks design on the DOJO!! website and even their in-game Trophy in Brawl, the HQ never appears when the characters are actually summoned during a match.
  • Infantry and Tanks are one of 5 Assist Trophies to have appeared since Brawl, but are absent in Ultimate.

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