Multi-Man Smash (組み手, Group Combat) is a Stadium sub-mode appearing in Super Smash Bros. Melee as Multi-Man Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl as Multi-Man Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4 as Multi-Man Smash, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mob Smash. This sub-mode pits the player against multiple consecutive simultaneous foes, challenging them to defeat as many as possible under various pretenses, while additionally allowing for more characters to be on-screen than allowed under normal circumstances. Though the player has only one stock, the enemy team generally sustains high knockback (moves with high enough base knockback are usually enough to OHKO them), has a low artificial intelligence level, and lacks the ability to perform special moves or grab ledges, making them easy to KO. The mode's difficulty arises from the fact that though individual opponents can be very easy to defeat, it becomes hard to divide one's attention among as many as five opponents at once, making it easy to slowly rack up damage taken over the course of the mode until one or more stray attacks can KO the player. Multi-Man modes take place on Battlefield, and starting with Ultimate, any Battlefield form can be chosen.
List of Multi-Man modes
Six Multi-Man modes are available per game, with Rival mode replacing 15-Minute mode in SSB4 for a total of seven different Multi-Man modes throughout the series.
In Super Smash Bros. 4, as with any Stadium sub-mode, players are not allowed to use customizations, preventing players from using equipment to augment their characters' power or bypass the game mode's restrictions. As such, excluding the Mii Fighters, fighters are only allowed to use their default special moves.
List of Multi-Man enemy teams
Each game in the series features different enemy teams to fight against in Multi-Man modes: Fighting Wire Frames in Melee, Fighting Alloy Team in Brawl, and Fighting Mii Team in Smash 4 and Ultimate.
For balancing reasons, certain items do not spawn in Multi-Man Melee and Multi-Man Brawl, and only a select few appear in Multi-Man Smash. Additionally, no items will spawn at all in Cruel mode, as well as All-Star Smash in Ultimate.
Other Multi-Man scenarios