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Minecraft World

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Minecraft
Minecraft World
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Minecraft World as it appears in Ultimate.
Universe Minecraft
Appears in Ultimate
Home stage to Steve
Availability Downloadable
Crate type Normal
Maximum players 8
Music
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Ultimate Minecraft series music
Main: Halland / Dalarna
Alternate: Earth

Minecraft World (マインクラフト ワールド, Minecraft World) is a DLC stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is bundled with Steve in Challenger Pack 7, which is also part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

Stage Overview[edit]

The stage is set in Minecraft's Overworld and has a largely standard design, being a flat platform with edges that extend to the lower blast zone. Different materials for mining can be found along the main stage, and breakable blocks of various kinds appear as obstacles. It features a day/night cycle. Two of a randomly selected farm animal will appear as soon as the stage starts. These include cows, sheep, and chickens. Some biomes may feature Villagers that perform farmwork during the day. They can be seen occasionally turning to fighters and watch the battle when close. At nighttime, Villagers retire to their homes and two different types of monsters will appear. These include a Zombie, an Enderman, a Skeleton, and a Spider; they do not affect gameplay. When morning starts, the monsters will either catch fire and burn up or simply retreat depending on the monster, repeating the cycle.

Normally, the stage randomly loads in different biomes, but a specific biome can be guaranteed by holding specific buttons before selecting the stage, similarly to Boxing Ring.[1] The stage's biome affects which obstacles will appear. Any obstacles can be destroyed through attacks, including mining, and will not respawn. However, the materials found through mining on the main stage will always be the same regardless of biome.

  • The plains biome is standard, and features a town with two Villagers. Can be loaded by holding L.
  • The birch forest features two platforms on different levels hidden within birch trees. Can be loaded by holding L + R.
  • The savanna features acacia trees, and one platform hidden with a tree. Can be loaded by holding L + up on the left stick.
  • The taiga includes mossy stone and a conifer tree. Can be loaded by holding L + right on the left stick.
  • The snowy tundra includes a single Villager and an igloo in the center. Can be loaded by holding L + down on the left stick.
  • The stone shore includes a single platform and an irregular stone formation in the center. Can be loaded by holding L + left on the left stick.

Ω form and Battlefield form[edit]

In its Ω form and Battlefield form, the stage always loads in the plains biome, but retains its day/night cycle. It is largely the same other than lacking any hazards and being resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The Battlefield form's platforms are similar to those found on the birch forest, savanna, and stone shore biomes. The main stage is set on a grass path rather than varied terrain, since the terrain of Battlefield and Ω stages does not affect which materials can be mined. Uniquely to this stage, the 8-player Ω form's platform is different to the regular Ω form's platform, rather than just being the same main platform scaled up, presumably to maintain the size of the blocks on the stage matching those that Steve creates.

Hazards off[edit]

With hazards off, the stage will still load one of the six biomes, but all breakable obstacles are removed. The platforms found on the birch forest, savanna, snowy tundra, and stone shore biomes still appear.

Origin[edit]

A randomly generated world in Minecraft.

In Minecraft, worlds are created through by choosing the "Create New World" option on the world select screen. Worlds are generated based off of seeds, a value that includes negative and positive integers. Seeds are either randomly generated by an algorithm, or can be manually generated by the player by typing strings of letters and numbers in the seed bar.

Within a randomly-generated world, there are a number of biomes, which determine the weather, terrain, and mobs that will spawn in that part of the world. The variations of this stage represent a selection of the biomes.

  • The plains are the most generic biome: a mostly flat, grassy area filled with typical wildlife such as cows, chickens, pigs, and sheep.
  • A birch forest is a variety of forest biome, filled with birch trees and other flora across a hilly landscape. However, like the Plains, there are no other particularly unique features.
  • The savanna is a warm, mostly flat biome filled with tall grass and acacia trees. It is possible for horses, donkeys, and llamas to spawn in a savanna, and it will never rain. Savannas often border plains and desert biomes.
  • Taigas are cold counterparts to forest biomes, filled with spruce trees, sweet berry bushes, and other flora. Rabbits, foxes, and wolves often spawn in taigas.
  • The snowy tundra is an uncommon biome filled with flora that has adapted to the cold. Igloos, which often contain treasure chests and other items, can be found in snowy tundras. It is also possible to encounter polar bears and Strays, a variant of the Skeleton mob that has frozen. It only snows rather than rains in a snowy tundra.
  • Stone shores are variants of beach biomes that are usually found bordering mountainous regions. These beaches are filled with varieties of stone rather than sand, and it is common to find waterfalls and lavafalls. Turtles, which are generally found on beaches, cannot spawn in stone shores.

Villages are unique structures that can be found in a variety of biomes, including Plains, Savannas, Snowy Tundras, and Taigas. The Plains variant, which appears in Smash, is the type that has been in the game the longest and represents the most generic village, where villagers farm in wooden houses. Villages often contain loot, but it is possible to trade with the villagers, as well. At night, all villagers will retreat into their homes to sleep lest they be turned into Zombie Villagers or otherwise killed by hostile mobs.

Tournament legality[edit]

Due to its recent release, there has not been a decisive conclusion on Minecraft World's legality. As the breakable blocks are removed with hazards off and the specific layout can be chosen, there have been talks of making specific forms of the stage legal—specifically the savanna, forest, and/or stone shore biomes. However, the stage also provides a mild advantage to Steve due to being designed with his mining mechanic in mind.

Trivia[edit]

  • The stage's aesthetics are distinctly styled after Minecraft Java Edition. This can be best seen in the tundra biome, as snow does not occupy the same space as plants, unlike in Bedrock Edition.
  • One block in Minecraft is one meter (~3.28 feet) wide in all axes. The default form of Minecraft World is 20 blocks long across the X axis, meaning that — assuming the stage uses the same scale — it is 20 meters (~65.62 feet) wide.
    • The Ω and Battlefield forms of Minecraft World are 16 blocks long, meaning that they and, by extension, Final Destination and Battlefield (as well as all Ω and Battlefield forms), are 16 meters (~52.49 feet) wide using the same metric.
  • Minecraft World is the only stage in the game which allows Steve to "mine" blocks like in actual Minecraft, as any buildings or trees on the stage will crack and break when mined.
  • The Nightmare, Tiki, Phosphora, Kapp'n, Nikki, Dillon, Yuri Kozukata, Arcade Bunny, Squid Sisters, and Rathalos Assist Trophies are unable to appear on this stage. Additionally, the Abra, Alolan Exeggutor, Scizor, Gogoat, and Lunala Poké Ball Pokémon are unable to appear on this stage.
    • Despite this, the Abra Poké Ball Pokémon can appear in the Enderman spirit battle.
  • The Zombie is seen breaking into the villager's door in Steve's reveal trailer, though this is not possible in the final game, as the background zombies don't break open the doors, and the houses are inaccessible on the stage.
    • Steve is also seen sleeping in a house before an Enderman walks up to him in the same trailer, though, as stated previously, the houses are inaccessible on the stage in the final game.

In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マインクラフト ワールド Minecraft World
UK English Minecraft World
France French Monde Minecraft Minecraft World
Germany German Minecraft-Welt Minecraft World
Italy Italian Mondo di Minecraft Minecraft World
Spain Spanish Mundo de Minecraft Minecraft World
China Chinese (Simplified) 《我的世界》的世界 "My World" World
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) Minecraft世界 Minecraft World
South Korea Korean Minecraft 월드 Minecraft World
Netherlands Dutch Minecraft-wereld Minecraft World
Russia Russian Мир Minecraft Minecraft World

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