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Infantry and Tanks

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Infantry and Tanks
Infantry &Tank ConceptArt.jpg
Concept artwork of Orange Star infantry and a tank from Advance Wars.
Universe Nintendo Wars
Debut Famicom Wars (1988) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (2023)
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 direct combat ground units seen in all Nintendo Wars games. Infantry have the least amount of power and low mobility, but can capture enemy properties. Tanks have more power and mobility than Infantry, but are weaker than other vehicles such as the Medium Tank and Artillery.

The Assist Trophy's units are part of the Orange Star army, evident by their titular coloration. Their appearance is based on the map sprites used in Advance Wars, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, and Advance Wars: Dual Strike.

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

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Replacing badly edited Dojo screenshot with original
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. When summoned, the units emerge and fire 3D bullets and missiles, which will damage any opposing players. While the Assist Trophy is active, an air raid siren will sound. Much like Excitebikes and Lakitu & Spinies, this Assist Trophy is represented by 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.


The Japanese version of Brawl lists the Infantry and Tanks' other game appearance as Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2.

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

Infantry & Tanks's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Infantry & Tanks's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Infantry & Tanks
NTSC 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.
Famicom: Famicom Wars (Japan)
PAL 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!
Famicom: Famicom Wars (1988 (JP))

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Infantry and Tanks do not return as an Assist Trophy. However, they do have a spirit based upon their appearance in Super Famicom Wars.


Tank & Infantry appear as an Advanced-class support spirit.

Tank & Infantry did not initially have a Spirit Battle, but gained one via the The More the Merrier Spirit Board event.

Tank & Infantry's Spirit Battle use a Metal Iggy Koopa puppet fighter and two Snake minions respectively and are fought on the Gerudo Valley stage. During the battle, Iggy favors his Clown Cannon move, referencing the missiles the Tank shoots from its cannon.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
from the game's files
Tank & Infantry
★★ 2 Super Scope Equipped Famicom Wars Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese センシャ&ホヘイ
UK English Infantry & Tanks Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Infantry and Tanks Super Smash Bros. 4
Tank & Infantry Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
France French (PAL) Infanterie & tank
Quebec French (NTSC) Infanterie et tanks
Germany German Panzer & Infanterie
Spain Spanish Infantería y tanque
Italy Italian Fanteria e carro armato
China Chinese Tank & Infantry
South Korea Korean 탱크 & 보병
Netherlands Dutch Soldaten en tanks
Russia Russian Танк и пехота


  • Despite an HQ being featured in the Infantry & Tanks artwork on the DOJO!! and in their trophy in Brawl, it is absent in the Assist Trophy.
  • Infantry and Tanks are one of 5 Assist Trophies to have appeared since Brawl, but are absent in Ultimate.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1]