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List of companies with minor representation

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This is a list of companies with minor representation in the Super Smash Bros. series, such as trophies, stickers, spirits, music, or Mii Fighter costumes.

1-Up Studio[edit]

1-Up Studio Inc.
1-Up Studio Logo.svg
Type Subsidiary
Founded June 30, 2000
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Gen Kadoi
Yoshiaki Koizumi
Keizo Kato
Futoshi Yamaguchi
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 44 (2018)
Website 1-Up Studio

1-Up Studio Inc., formerly known as Brownie Brown Inc., is a Japanese video game developer. Having assisted with the creation of games such as Mother 3, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, the Super Mario 3D games and their spin-off, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, as well as creating new IPs including Magical Starsign and A Kappa's Trail, the company became a subsidiary of Nintendo. Following that, on February 1st, 2013, they announced they would be changing the internal structure of the company, including renaming themselves to their present name: 1-Up Studio Inc.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Lucas is a semi-clone of Ness in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, representing the Mother 3 game. New Pork City, a location from Mother 3, appears as a stage, with the Ultimate Chimera randomly appearing to roam around within it. The Porky Statue, Lucas himself, and Lucas's Final Smash, PK Starstorm, appear as trophies. Porky's Theme, Unfounded Revenge / Smashing Song of Praise, Mother 3 Love Theme, and You Call This a Utopia?! appear as music tracks. Finally, Lucas, Claus, Kumatora, Duster, Boney, Salsa, Hinawa, Flint, Pig Mask, and Mr. Saturn in its Mother 3 design appear as stickers.

Mokka, as well as the species Putty and Pyrite, from the Magical Starsign series all appear as trophies. Mokka and Putty also appear as stickers, in addition to the male and female protagonists and Kirsh from Magical Vacation, the male protagonist, an HP Pot, and a Sparrow from Magical Starsign.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Lucas does not return in the base roster, instead being DLC, along with the trophy of himself, an alternate trophy, and the trophy of his Final Smash. While New Pork City does not return, the Porky Statue and Ultimate Chimera make appearances as trophies. Every Mother 3 music piece besides You Call This a Utopia?! returns.

3D Land appears as a stage to represent Super Mario 3D Land. The Boomerang from Super Mario 3D Land appears as both an item and a trophy. Other trophies from that game include Tanooki Mario & Kitsune Luigi, Boomerang Mario, and Mario (With Propeller Box). Super Mario 3D Land Theme / Beach Theme appears to represent Super Mario 3D Land, while Super Bell Hill, The Great Tower Showdown 2, and Champion Road appear as music tracks to represent Super Mario 3D World.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Lucas returns as a member of the base roster, along with New Pork City. Every Mother 3 music track from Brawl returns. Flint, Hinawa, Boney, Duster, Kumatora, Salsa, Ultimate Chimera, Absolutely Safe Capsule, Masked Man, and Claus appear as spirits.

New Donk City appears as a stage, with Mario gaining a new taunt, a new costume, and a slightly changed up special to reference Super Mario Odyssey. Bowser (Wedding), Peach (Wedding), Cappy, and The Odyssey appear as spirits. The Boomerang item returns, along with the 3D Land stage. Cat Princess Peach, Sprixie Princesses, and Plessie appear as spirits. Along with Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World tracks returning from the previous game, Fossil Falls, New Donk City, Jump Up, Super Star!, Steam Gardens, Underground Moon Caverns, Break Free (Lead the Way), Plucky Pass Beginnings, and The King of Pyropuff Peak debut in this installment.

Totem Link and Madame Couture from The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as spirits. Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Woodlands - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as music tracks, as well.

The male & female protagonists of Magical Vacation (both share a spirit), Mokka, and a Putty from the Magical Starsign series all return as spirits.

4Kids[edit]

4Kids Entertainment Inc.
4Kids logo.svg
Type Defunct
Founded as Leisure Concepts (1970–1995)
as 4Kids Entertainment (1995–2012)
as 4Licensing Corporation (2012-2017)
Key people Mike Germakian, Stan Weston
Industry Licencing
Products Dubbing
Employees 16 (2013)

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (formerly known as Leisure Concepts, Inc. and later known as 4Licensing Corporation) was an American licensing company. The company was previously also a film and television production company that English-dubbed Japanese anime through its subsidiary 4Kids Productions between 1992 and 2012; it specialized in the acquisition, production and licensing of children's entertainment around the United States. The first anime that 4Kids Productions dubbed was the first eight seasons of Pokémon that aired on Kids' WB! in the United States. The company is most well known for its range of television licenses, which has included the multibillion-dollar such as Nintendo's Pokémon and Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! franchises. They also ran two program blocks: Toonzai (originally The CW4Kids) on The CW Television Network, and 4Kids TV (originally FoxBox) on Fox, both aimed at children.[1] The company is also infamous for its handling of localization and censorship. Aside from the typical renaming of characters and cutting of scenes they deemed as unsuitable for television, they would often edit the video itself, usually removing firearms, any showing or mention of Japanese culture, drugs like cigarettes, potentially sensual content, and anything to do with injury and death. The 4KidsTV block ended on December 27, 2008; Toonzai/The CW4Kids block ended on August 18, 2012, which was replaced by Saban Capital Group's Vortexx, which itself was succeeded by One Magnificent Morning in 2014.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

All of the Pokémon's voices in the English version (outside of Pikachu and Hitmonlee) reprise their roles from the dub. They are credited for doing the voice work for the Pokémon.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Much like the previous game, all Pokémon English voice actors (outside of Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Porygon2) reprise their roles. They are credited for their voice work for the Pokémon.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Despite dubbing for the anime having been switched to The Pokémon Company International in 2005, Jigglypuff and select few Pokémon use their 4Kids voices rather than their current ones.

Sonic and Shadow's voice actor from the anime Sonic X, Jason Griffith, first voiced both characters in that dub.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Jigglypuff's voice actor, Rachel Lillis, continues to reprise her role through reused voice clips.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Rachel Lillis' voice clips are reused for Jigglypuff once again.

Agenda[edit]

Agenda
Agenda logo.png
Type Defunct
Founded 1990
Headquarters Japan Sapporo, Japan
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games

Agenda was a Japanese game developer that developed Clubhouse Games and Slide Adventure MAGKID for the Nintendo DS.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Magkid, the titular player from Slide Adventure MAGKID, as well as a Midori Mushi, an enemy from the game, appear as stickers.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Magkid returns as a spirit.

AlphaDream[edit]

AlphaDream Corporation, Ltd.
AlphaDream Logo.svg
Type Defunct
Founded January 12, 2000
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tetsuo Mizuno
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 46 (2018)
Website AlphaDream (archive)

AlphaDream Corporation, Ltd. was a Japanese game developer that worked closely with Nintendo. They were primarily known for developing the Mario & Luigi series, as well as Tomato Adventure, a Japan-only RPG for the Game Boy Advance. AlphaDream became defunct after filing for bankruptcy on October 1st, 2019.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Mario & Luigi series is represented through multiple stickers: Cackletta, Mario & Luigi, Luigi, and Prince Peasley from Superstar Saga, and Luigi & Baby Luigi, a Shroob, Stuffwell, and Toadsworth from Partners in Time. The Gritzy Desert theme from Partners in Time is also remixed. Baby Peach, who first appeared in Partners in Time, receives a trophy. Mario & Luigi is also referenced in one of Luigi’s taunts. His up taunt has multiple poses very vastly shown and one is similar to his artwork for Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. This taunt comes back both in Smash Wii U & 3DS and Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Baby Peach reappears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Try, Try Again from Dream Team is remixed in both versions, while Tough Guy Alert! and The Grand Finale from Bowser's Inside Story appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Prince Peasley from Superstar Saga, Princess Shroob from Partners in Time, Fawful in his appearance from Bowser's Inside Story, Broque Monsieur and Starlow from Bowser's Inside Story, Dreambert and Antasma from Dream Team, and Papercraft Mario from Paper Jam appear as spirits. Baby Peach also appears as a spirit. In addition to the previous Mario & Luigi tracks, four new ones are added: Time's Running Out!, Mixed-Up Scramble, and Attack and Run! from Paper Jam, and This is Minion Turf! from Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.

Representing Tomato Adventure, protagonist DeMille and the Tomatrio appear as spirits.

Arc System Works[edit]

Arc System Works Co., Ltd.
Arc System Works logo.png
Type Private
Founded May 12th, 1988
Headquarters Japan Yokohama, Japan
Key people Minoru Kidooka
Industry Video game industry
Products Arcade games, video games
Employees 133 (2018)
Website Arc System Works Co., Ltd.

Arc System Works is a video game company known for developing mainly fighting game series, such as the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series, as well as licensed fighting games for franchises such as Dragon Ball and Persona. On June 2015, they acquired all the intellectual properties of Technōs Japan, such as the Kunio-Kun and Double Dragon series.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

4 spirits from Kunio-Kun appeared in a Spirit Board event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, those being Kunio, Riki, Goda and the brothers Ryuchi & Ryuji (both share a spirit).

Argonaut Games[edit]

Argonaut Games
ArgonautGamesLogo.png
Type Defunct
Founded February 23, 1982
Key people Jez San
Industry Software
Products Video games
Chip sets

Argonaut Games was a British video game and software developer originally founded by Jez San in 1982. The name is based on his initials, J. San, being a play on Jason and the Argonauts. Argonaut first developed a relation with Nintendo when they presented a method of defeating the Game Boy copyright protection mechanism.[2] This led to both companies working on a prototype flight simulator called SNESGlider. Nintendo published Argonaut's Game Boy action game X in 1992. Full development of SNESGlider then entered production, and San convinced Nintendo to make custom hardware for it. The hardware became the Super FX chip and the game became Star Fox, released in 1993. Nintendo would then publish the Argonaut-developed Stunt Race FX in 1994. Argonaut then started development of Star Fox 2 and got far into development before Nintendo shut it down. The most likely reasons for this are the game looking primitive by then-current hardware standards and Nintendo making Star Fox 64 in-house without their involvement. Argonaut then pitched a 3D platformer starring Yoshi but this was rejected. The project eventually evolved into Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. Argonaut would continue to develop games and chips for other companies until going bankrupt in 2004 and forced to liquidate their assets, effectively shutting themselves down.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Fox debuts in this game as a playable character along with his Arwing, which appears in several stages and in his entrance animation.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Fox returns alongside newcomer Falco. Slippy and Peppy appear as cameos during the Smash Taunt on certain stages, as well as trophies. The music track Star Fox Medley debuts in this game. Corneria and Venom first appeared in Star Fox. Great Fox and Andross appear as trophies.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Fox and Falco return, with the latter now getting an Arwing in his entrance animation. Andross debuts as an assist trophy. The Smart Bomb debuts as an item. General Pepper debuts as a trophy. The music tracks Main Theme - Star Fox, Corneria - Star Fox, and Space Armada debut in this game.

Tunnel Scene (X), a remix of the game's Tunnel scene appears. Additionally, the Training Academy coach appears as a Sticker.

F-Type and Tractor Trailer appear as stickers.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Fox and Falco return, with the forming also being an outfit for Mii Gunner.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Fox and Falco return.

F-Type and Tractor Trailer reappear as spirits.

Arika[edit]

Arika Co., Ltd.
Logo for Arika.
Type Private
Founded November 1, 1995
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Akira Nishitani
Industry Video game industry
Products Arcade games, video games
Employees 50
Website Arika Co., Ltd.

Arika Co., Ltd is a Japanese video game developer primarily known for developing arcade games. Having created games for popular series such as Street Fighter EX and Tetris: The Grand Master and collaborated with companies like Capcom and Bandai Namco, Arika continues to work as a subcontractor for other companies. With Nintendo, the company developed multiple installments in the Dr. Mario series, the Endless Ocean series, AR Games and the 3D Classics series for the Nintendo 3DS, and Tetris 99 for the Nintendo Switch.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Dragon Battle music from AR Games appears on the Gamer stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Dragon Battle returns, now only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes. The Tetriminos from Tetris 99 appear as spirits in the Attack of the Tetriminos! Spirit Board event.

Artoon[edit]

Artoon Co., Ltd.
from wikipedia
Type Subsidiary
Founded August 27, 1999
Headquarters Japan Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Key people Naoto Ohshima
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games

Artoon Co., Ltd was a Japanese game development company that went defunct in 2010. It primarily served as an outsourced developer for other studios, most notably creating Blinx: The Time Sweeper for Microsoft. For Nintendo, it primarily worked on Yoshi games such as Yoshi Topsy-Turvy and Yoshi's Island DS, as well as FlingSmash for WiiWare.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Yoshi Topsy-Turvy is represented with two stickers: Ship Yoshi and Mace Guy. Yoshi's Island DS is represented with five stickers: Crayzee Dayzee, Super Baby, Goonie, Stork, and Stork Stop. It is also represented with a remix of Wildlands theme, playing on Yoshi's Island.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Wildlands returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, now playing on Woolly World.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Hongo and the Spirit Who Loves Surprises from Yoshi Topsy-Turvy appear as spirits. Wildlands returns once again.

Zip, the main character of FlingSmash, appears as a spirit.

Arzest[edit]

ARZEST Corporation
from wikipedia
Type Private
Founded June 25, 2010
Headquarters Japan Yokohama, Japan
Key people Yoji Ishii
Naoto Ohshima
Yutaka Sugano
Industry Computer and video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 80
Website ARZEST Corporation

Arzest Corporation (stylized ARZEST) is a Japanese video game developer that primarily serves as an outsourced developer for other companies. It was founded by the same staff as Artoon after the company went defunct in 2010. The company has worked for multiple titles for Nintendo, including Wii Play Motion, StreetPass Mii Plaza, Yoshi's New Island, and Hey! Pikmin.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

A trophy representing Yoshi's New Island appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has two music tracks from the game: Main Theme (Yoshi's New Island) and Bandit Valley (Yoshi's New Island).

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Yoshi's New Island is represented with a spirit of Yoshi holding a Mega Eggdozer, as well as five other spirits using their artwork from said game: Stork, Bandit, Little Mouser, Grim Leecher, and Ukiki. Main Theme - Yoshi's New Island (Remix) is included in addition to the two Yoshi's New Island tracks from the previous game.

A spirit of Mockiwi spirit represents Hey! Pikmin. The music tracks The Keeper of the Lake, Over Wintry Mountains, and Fragment of Hope are taken from the game, as well.

Asobism[edit]

Asobism Co., Ltd.
Asobism Logo.png
Founded December 11, 2002
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tomoyuki Oto
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Revenue ¥10,000,000 (capital)
Employees 77 (2016)
Website Asobism, Co., Ltd.

Asobism Co., Ltd. is an independent Japanese video game developer that is primarily known for developing the Freakyforms series, as well as the Dragon Poker series of mobile games.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

King Roy, the damsel-in-distress of Freakyforms Deluxe's dungeons, appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. A remix called Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! Medley appears on the downloadable Miiverse stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The music track Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! Medley returns, now only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.

Bethesda Softworks[edit]

Bethesda Softworks LLC
Bethesda Logo.svg
Type Subsidiary
Founded June 28, 1986
Headquarters USA Bethesda, Maryland, US
Key people Todd Howard
Pete Hines
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Website Bethesda Sofworks LLC

Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media, is an American video game publisher that is primarily known for developing The Elder Scrolls series and recent entries of Fallout franchise, as well owning rights of franchises from iD Software such as Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein series. In 2001, they spun-off their game development team into a studio called Bethesda Game Studios. On September 21st, 2020, it was announced that ZeniMax Media would be acquired by Microsoft, with acquisition being completed on March 9, 2021.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Vault Boy, the mascot of Fallout franchise, is available as an Mii Costume for Mii Gunner in Round 6.

Camelot Software Planning[edit]

Camelot Co. Ltd
The logo for the Camelot Software Planning company
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Founded April 4, 1994
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hiroyuki Takahashi: President
Shūgo Takahashi: Co-Founder and Co-President
Motoi Sakuraba: Coordinator and Sound Director
Industry Video games
Employees 42 (2010)
Website Camelot

Camelot Software Planning, formerly known as Sega CD4 and Sonic! Software Planning, is a Japanese video game developer. Previously having worked for Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment, they are currently partnered with Nintendo, creating the Mario Golf and Mario Tennis series of games. Other works include the Golden Sun and the Shining series.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Waluigi and Plum represent the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf games via trophies.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Isaac from the Golden Sun series and Waluigi from the Mario series appear as Assist Trophies. Using Move, a Psynergy spell, Isaac will attempt to push opponents off the stage. Meanwhile, Waluigi will stomp on opponents to bury them, attacking the defenseless foes with his foot and tennis racket. Both have a trophy as well.

In terms of stickers, Plum and Petey Piranha represent the Mario Golf series, while Boo, Fly Guy, Bowser, and Wiggler represent the Mario Tennis series.

The music track Mario Tennis / Mario Golf, an arrangement of the title screen themes from Mario Power Tennis and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour respectively, appears in the My Music for Mario Circuit. Additionally, Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun), an arrangement remix of two themes from Golden Sun: The Lost Age, plays on the My Music for Norfair.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Waluigi returns as an Assist Trophy.

Trophies of Peach and Daisy in their tennis outfits from Mario Tennis Open, as well as a trophy of Mario holding a golf club (which is referred to as "Mario Golf: World Tour") appear in the 3DS version.

The Mario Tennis / Mario Golf and Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun) tracks return, both playing on the same stage. Additionally, Weyard, the overworld theme from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, appears in the My Music for Palutena's Temple.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Isaac and Waluigi return as Assist Trophies, with Isaac now being able to use more Psynergy spells. These include Pound, which involves a fist slamming down; Lift, which includes two hands picking up a fighter and attempting to carry them above the blast zone; and Teleport, which has him teleport to a different part of the stage. Both characters also have spirits (with Isaac's being able to enhance into his adult form from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn) and Mii hats, with Isaac's hat coming with a Mii Swordfighter costume.

Garet, Ivan, Mia, Felix, and Jenna, as well as Matthew from Dark Dawn, appear as Golden Sun spirits. Kid from Mario Golf also appears as a spirit, in addition to spirits of Mario and Luigi as they appear in Mario Tennis Aces.

The Mario Tennis / Mario Golf, Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun), and Weyard tracks all return. New tracks include World Tour from Mario Golf: World Tour, Stadium Theme - Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash from Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Kingdom Stadium: Night and Country Field: Away Team from Mario Sports Superstars, and Title Theme - Mario Tennis Aces and Stadium Theme - Mario Tennis Aces from Mario Tennis Aces.

Choice Provisions[edit]

Choice Provisions Inc.
from wikipedia
Type Private
Founded 2007
Headquarters United States Santa Cruz, California
Key people Alex Neuse
Mike Roush
Chris Osborn
Industry Video games
Website Choice Provisions

Choice Provisions, originally known as Gaijin Games, is an independent video game studio based in Santa Cruz, California. They are best known for developing the BIT.TRIP series, with the platformer Bit.Trip Runner being their breakout hit. The original Bit.Trip series was developed and released for Nintendo's WiiWare service, and their later games — which include platformers, RPGs, strategy games, and even an installment in the infamous Bubsy franchise — continue to support Nintendo consoles.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The main character of the Bit.Trip series, CommanderVideo, appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Cing[edit]

CING, Inc.
Cing Logo.svg
Type Defunct
Founded April 1999
Headquarters Japan Fukuoka, Japan
Key people Takuya Miyagawa
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 29 (2016)
Website CING, Inc. (archive)

Cing, Inc. (stylized CING) was an independent Japanese video game developer that went bankrupt in 2010. They primarily worked with Nintendo, creating the Hotel Dusk and Trace Memory series, as well as Little King's Story for the Nintendo Wii. With the company's demise, its games are now owned wholly by the original publishers.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Ashley Robbins from Trace Memory appears as a trophy. Several stickers also represent the game: two stickers of Ashley (one alone and one holding the DTS), Jessica, and the Captain.

Kyle Hyde from Hotel Dusk: Room 215 appears as a trophy, notable for being the only animated trophy in the entire series. Kyle, Dunning Smith, and Mila also appear as stickers.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Ashley returns as a spirit, this time using her appearance from Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories.

Kyle Hyde returns as a spirit.

Curve Digital[edit]

Curve Digital Limited
logo
Type Subsidiary
Founded 2005
Headquarters England London, England
Key people Jason Perkins, Dominic Wheatley, Stuart Dinsey
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Website Curve Digital Limited

Curve Digital Limited (formerly Curve Studios Limited) is an independent British video game developer and publisher. Within Super Smash Bros., they are represented by the Fluidity series of digital games.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Eddy, the water spirit and main character of Fluidity: Spin Cycle, appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Eddy returns as a spirit.

Data East[edit]

Data East Corporation
Data East logo.svg
Type Private
Founded April 20, 1976
Headquarters Japan Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tetsuo Fukuda: Founder
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games

Data East Corporation was a Japanese video game publisher and developer. The company was known for several titles such as the BurgerTime, Karnov, Joe & Mac, Jake Hunter, Tattoo Assassins, and Glory of Heracles series.

After the bankruptcy of the company in 2003, the rights to their former IPs would be acquired by several other companies, such as Arc System Works, G-Mode, and Paon.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Heracles, the title character of the Glory of Heracles series, appears as a spirit.

Digital Extremes[edit]

Digital Extremes
Digital Extremes logo.png
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1993
Headquarters Canada London, Ontario, Canada
Key people Michael Schmalz
Industry Video games
Employees 310
Parent Leyou
Website Digital Extremes

Digital Extremes is a Canadian video game developer. They are mainly known for creating Warframe and co-developing the Unreal series alongside Epic Games.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Lotus from Warframe appears as a spirit, this spirit can be enhanced into Natah, this spirit was introduced via DLC, during the event Spirits in Black on February 28, 2019.

Double Eleven[edit]

Double Eleven
Double Eleven logo.png
Type Subsidiary
Founded Corporation
Headquarters Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Key people Lee Hutchinson, Matt Shepcar, Mark South, Kimberly Turner
Industry Video games
Employees 310
Website Double Eleven

Double Eleven is a British video game developer and video game publisher based in Middlesbrough. It was founded by former Rockstar Games developers, Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar in June 2009. It is well-known for developing LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Minecraft Dungeons with help of Mojang.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Halland/Dalarna and The Arch-Illager are remixes of songs from Minecraft Dungeons.

Eighting[edit]

Eighting Co., Ltd.
logo
Type Corporation
Founded March 15, 1993
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Yasuhiko Kabashima
Tomohisa Matsunaga
Satoki Sato
Industry Video games
Employees 240
Website 8ing

Eighting, formerly known as Raizing, is a Japanese video game developer. Eighting is known for developing fighting games and shoot 'em up games, such as Bloody Roar series, some Vs. series with Capcom such as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Castlevania Judgment and Kamen Rider Series. They have also developed some games for Nintendo, such as the Kururin series and Master of Illusion.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

The Helirin, the main vehicle from the Kururin series, appears as a trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Helirin appears as an Assist Trophy, where it slowly spins around the stage and its blades can push back fighters. It also appears as a trophy as well.

Several Action Helirins from Kururin Squash appear as a shared trophy. These include the Helibokaan, Helibashan, Heliboboh, Helirburuun, and Helibibyuun.

Kururin himself, as well as the Helibokaan, appear as stickers.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Helirin does not reprise its role as an Assist Trophy. However, it does appear as a support spirit, with Kururin himself piloting it in the artwork.

Four tracks from Castlevania Judgment also appear in Ultimate as tracks in Dracula's Castle. These include: Vampire Killer, Mad Forest, Dance of Illusions, and Dracula's Castle.

FromSoftware[edit]

FromSoftware
FromSoftware logo.svg
Type Subsidiary
Founded November 1, 1986
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hidetaka Miyazaki
Masanori Takeuchi
Industry Video games
Employees 316
Website FromSoftware

FromSoftware, Inc. is a Japanese video game development company founded in November 1986 and a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation. The company is best known for the Armored Core and Souls series, as well as Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The company has also developed Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village, a spinoff of the Monster Hunter franchise.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Felyne Mii headwear is based on the more cartoonish appearance of the main character from Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village.

Ganbarion[edit]

GANBARION Co., Ltd.
logo for Ganbarion Co., Ltd.
Type Corporation
Founded August 13, 1999
Headquarters Japan Fukuoka, Japan
Key people Chikako Yamakura
Industry Video game industry
Products Planning/development of home video game software
Revenue 10,000,000 JPY (capital)
Employees 93 (April 2019)
Website GANBARION Co., Ltd.

Ganbarion Co., Ltd. (stylized GANBARION) is a Japanese video game company that primarily works as a planner and developer for other companies. They are best known for developing One Piece games with Bandai Namco; however, they also created Pandora's Tower for the Nintendo Wii, and co-developed Wii Fit U with Nintendo EAD.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Aeron and Elena from Pandora's Tower appear as a shared trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Wii Fit Trainer from Wii Fit U appears as a trophy in for Wii U, as well, along with the music track Core Luge.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Aeron and Elena both return as individual spirits.

The track Core Luge returns from for Wii U, with the addition of a new remix, Training Menu - Wii Fit U.

Genki[edit]

Genki Co., Ltd.
logo
Type Subsidiary
Founded October 16, 1990
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hiroshi Hamagaki
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Website Genki Co., Ltd.

Genki Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer and a subsidiary of Daikoku Denki. The company is best known for its racing games, particularly Tokyo Xtreme Racer (Shutokou Battle in Japan). They also developed a variety of other titles across multiple platforms, with one such example being the real-time strategy game Napoleon for the Game Boy Advance; while only released in Japan and France, it nonetheless is represented in Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Representing Napoleon, Alessandro Inzaghi, Napoleon's old friend and first commander, appears as a spirit.

Genius Sonority[edit]

Genius Sonority, Inc.
Genius Sorority logo.png
Type Private
Founded October 1992 (as Heartbeat)
June 2002 (as Genius Sonority)
Headquarters Japan Nihonbashi, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Manabu Yamana
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 22
Website Genius Sonority, Inc.

Genius Sonority is a Japanese video game development studio formed in 2001 and officially incorporated in June 2002, whose staff consists of programmers who have previously worked on the Dragon Quest series of video games in the now defunct Heart Beat Inc.. They are also known for developing Pokémon spin-off games for home consoles.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

All Poké Ball Pokémon models are reused from the Wii game, Pokémon Battle Revolution.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Mewtwo has an alternate costume whose color scheme matches Shadow Lugia, the main Pokémon from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation and Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past were originally developed by Heartbeat for the Super Famicom and PlayStation respectively. Eight's alternate color scheme resembling Terry, and Reck and Auster appearing in Hero's Final Smash Gigaslash were sourced from these games.

Good-Feel[edit]

Good-Feel Co., Ltd.
logo
Type Private
Founded October 3, 2005
Headquarters Japan Hyogo, Japan
Key people Shigeharu Umezaki
Etsunobu Ebisu
Isono Yoshikazu
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 122 (2019)
Website Good-Feel Co., Ltd.

Good-Feel Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer that primarily works with Nintendo. The company got its start making educational video games for the Nintendo DS, but broke out into the mainstream with their first major title, Wario Land: Shake It! for the Nintendo Wii. The company has also developed Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yoshi's Woolly World, their respective ports for the Nintendo 3DS, Yoshi's Crafted World, and Looksley's Line Up, as well as providing development support for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and StreetPass Mii Plaza.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

While Wario Land: Shake It! had not yet been released, Wario's victory theme shares its melody with the Stonecarving City theme from the game. According to the composer, Tomoya Tomita, the theme was composed for Brawl first and then remixed in Shake It!.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Woolly World, a stage based upon Yoshi's Woolly World, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, along with two versions of its main theme: Yoshi's Woolly World (Remix) and Yoshi's Woolly World (Original).

The music track Ruins (Wario Land: Shake It!) plays on Gamer.

The Captain and Robo-Bone from Mii Force appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The helmets worn by the Mii Force squad members can be equipped by Mii Fighters in both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Yoshi gains an alternate costume based upon his appearance in Yoshi's Crafted World, which doubles as a fighter spirit. Yarn Yoshi and Yarn Poochy from Woolly World also appear as spirits. The music tracks Main Theme - Yoshi's Woolly World (Remix) and Main Theme - Yoshi's Woolly World (Original) return from for Wii U.

The music track Ruins - Wario Land: Shake It! likewise returns from for Wii U. The Shake King and Captain Syrup, as they appear in Wario Land: Shake It!, debut as spirits.

Prince Fluff from Kirby's Epic Yarn, Gold Bone from Mii Force, Nico Fire from Slot Car Rivals, and Looksley from Looksley's Line Up all appear as spirits.

Google[edit]

Google LLC
Logo of Google LLC
Type Subsidary
Founded September 4, 1998
Headquarters USA 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, U.S.
Key people Sundar Pichai
Ruth Porat
Industry Internet
Advertising
Artificial intelligence
Employees 114,096 (Q3 2019)
Website Google Search
Alphabet, parent company

Google is an American technology company owned by the technology conglomerate Alphabet. It is best known for Google Search, a popular web search engine, and Google Chrome, a cross-platform web browser. In recent years they've branched out to other industries, including the smartphone industry with the Android operating system and the gaming industry with the cloud based gaming console Google Stadia.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

After the 1.1.0 update in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it was possible to upload replay data to YouTube. After signing in with a Google account, users would be allowed to record and upload replay data to their YouTube and Miiverse accounts. As of the discontinuation of Miiverse on November 8, 2017, it is no longer possible to use this service.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As of version 3.0.0, it is possible to upload replays to YouTube. After converting the replay data into a video, select the "Post" button. After naming the video, it will upload to the Smash World account that the uploader owns as well as an unlisted video on the official Super Smash Bros. YouTube Channel. A link will be provided on Smash World that can shared between people, saved to a playlist, or downloaded onto a PC and then uploaded to a personal YouTube channel. If the video is saved onto an SD card, it can be directly downloaded onto a PC, circumventing the previous steps.

The spirit Ando Kensaku originates from And-Kensaku, a Wii game developed in collaboration with Google Japan themed around Google Search trends.

Grasshopper Manufacture[edit]

Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.
Grasshopper logo.png
Type Subsidary
Founded March 30, 1998
Headquarters Japan Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Goichi Suda
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 20 (2019)
Parent GungHo Online Entertainment
Website GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE

Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. is a Japanese video game developer founded by Goichi Suda, also known as Suda51. They are known for the No More Heroes series and Let It Die. In addition, they've developed titles for other publishers, including Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse with Nintendo and Tecmo as well as killer7 with Capcom.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

"Grasshopper Manufacture Inc." is credited for the composition of Marionation Gear. In addition, Grasshopper Manufacture's sound team helped provide the vocals for Mike's Song (JP), credited as "ghm sound team".

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Marionation Gear returns from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Both Marionation Gear and Mike's Song (JP) make a return. In addition, Travis Touchdown, protagonist of the No More Heroes series, appears as a Mii Costume for Mii Swordfighter in Round 7.

Grezzo[edit]

GREZZO Co., Ltd.
Grezzo Logo.svg
Type Limited
Founded December 2006
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Koichi Ishii
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 62 (2018)
Website GREZZO Co., Ltd.

Grezzo Co., Ltd. (stylized GREZZO) is a Japanese video game developer that primarily works on The Legend of Zelda series with Nintendo, having assisted in developing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch). They also Developed Miitopia's Switch port. It was the primary developer for Ever Oasis, and also worked on the Flower Town minigame for StreetPass Mii Plaza.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Mr. Mendel and Ms. Blossom from Flower Town appear as a shared trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. In addition, a few Zelda trophies in the 3DS version use their models from Ocarina of Time 3D.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

From Ever Oasis, the male protagonist Tethu and the water spirit Esna appear as spirits. Two music tracks from the game, Dawn in the Desert and Struggle Against Chaos, are available, only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.

Totem Link and Madame Couture from The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as spirits, as do Link and the Owl from the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Woodlands - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as music tracks, as well.

Grounding[edit]

Grounding Inc.
logo
Founded September 2007
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Mineko Okamura
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Website Grounding Inc.

Grounding Inc. is an independent video game developer based in Japan, primarily made up of former Sega employees. Among other downloadable titles, the company released Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword and Nintendouji in collaboration with Nintendo.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Sakura Samurai appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and a remix based on the game, Boss 1 (Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword), plays on Luigi's Mansion in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The titular character of NIntendouji, Kageshina Kurabe, appears as a collectible trophy in for 3DS.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Sakura Samurai returns as a spirit, as does the Boss 1 - Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword music track.

Kageshina Kurabe returns as a spirit.

Headstrong Games[edit]

Headstrong Games
logo
Type Subsidiary
Founded 2000
Headquarters England London, England
Key people Brynley Gibson: Head of Studios
Mick Morris: Business Development Director
Travis Winstanley: Games Investment Director
Industry Video games
Products Video Games
Website Headstrong Games

Headstrong Games was a London-based subsidiary of Kuju Entertainment, known for developing the Art Academy and Battalion Wars series for Nintendo, as well as The House of the Dead: Overkill for Sega. In 2017, Kuju decided to shift focus to contract game development and amalgamated all their resources, including Headstrong, into itself, effectively shutting down the company. The Art Academy series is Headstrong's only form of representation within the Super Smash Bros. games.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Vince, the player's teacher from the Art Academy series, appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The track Swan Lesson plays on the Duck Hunt stage in for Wii U only.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Vince reappears as an Assist Trophy, a spirit, and a Mii Costume for Mii Swordfighters.

The Swan Lesson music track returns.

Hudson Soft[edit]

Hudson Soft Co., Ltd
Hudson Soft's logo. Taken from Wikipedia
Type Subsidiary
Founded May 18, 1973
Headquarters Japan Midtown Tower, Tokyo Midtown
Japan Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo
Key people Takahashi Meijin
Akira Sakuma
Kazuhiko Uehara: President 2011‒2012
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games, (formerly) consoles
Employees 421 (March 2011)
Parent Konami Digital Entertainment
Website Hudson Soft

Hudson Soft Co., Ltd was a Japanese video game publisher and developer. The company was known for the Bomberman, Adventure Island, Bloody Roar, and the Bonk series. They were also known for their partnership with NEC to develop video game consoles such as the TurboGrafx-16. Hudson Soft formally partnered with Nintendo to develop the Mario Party series all the way until 2007, with subsequent games being worked on by Nintendo subsidiary Nd Cube.

In April 2011, Hudson was acquired by Konami, and in March 2012 the former company ceased to exist as it dissolved into Konami Digital Entertainment. Despite this, products and services will continue to be provided under the Hudson brand through Konami.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Ballyhoo & Big Top appear as a trophy.

In terms of stickers, Yoshi represents Mario Party 2; Millennium Star and Snifit represent Mario Party 3; Misstar, Muskular, and Eldstar represent Mario Party 5; a Bowser Space (erroneously referred to as "Bowser Coin"), Toadette, Toad, Brighton, and Twila represent Mario Party 6; Peach & Daisy as a group, Toad & Toadette as a group, Dry Bones, and a single Toad represent Mario Party 7; and a Dice Block, Ballyhoo & Big Top, and Chain Chomp represent Mario Party 8.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Bomberman, the protagonist of his titular series (now owned by Konami), appears as an Assist Trophy, a Mii Brawler costume, and a spirit as well.

MC Ballyhoo & Big Top from Mario Party 8 and a Dice Block, a recurring item from the Mario Party series, appear as spirits.

indieszero[edit]

indieszero Corporation, Ltd.
Indieszero Logo.jpg
Type Private
Founded April 21, 1997
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Masanobu Suzui
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 40
Website indieszero

indieszero Corporation, Ltd is a Japanese video game development company that commonly works with Nintendo and Square Enix. Its catalog includes titles such as Sutte Hakkun, Electroplankton, Sennen Kazoku, the Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi series, the NES Remix series, and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido for Nintendo, and the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest titles, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory for Square Enix.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Hanenbow, a minigame from Electroplankton, appears as a stage. Several stickers from Electroplankton also appear: Nanocarp, Hanenbow, Volvoice, and an image of the Hanenbow stage (Referred to as "Electroplankton").

Several stickers from Sennen Kazoku appear: Cupit, Akuma, Kamisama, and the Aijou Boom no Ya.

The Chef from Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi appears as a sticker. Also, a music track called Shaberu! DS Cooking Navi, a remix of the title screen theme from the game of the same name, appears in the My Music for PictoChat.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The music track Title Theme (NES Remix 2) appears in the My Music for the Duck Hunt stage in for Wii U only.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Hanenbow stage returns after being absent from Super Smash Bros. 4. A Hanenbow also appears as a spirit.

Cupit (now under the name "Cupid") from Sennen Kazoku and the Chef from Personal Trainer: Cooking return as spirits. Additionally, Hakkun from Sutte Hakkun and Musashi from Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido make their series debut as spirits.

Both the Shaberu! DS Cooking Navi (Now under the name "Personal Trainer: Cooking") and Title Theme - NES Remix 2 tracks return. Additionally, the Electroplankton theme from Brawl (Called "Electroplankton (Original)") is now playable in My Music, alongside a new track from the series, Electroplankton (Remix).

Songs From Threatrythm Dragon Quest appear as a part of Challenger Pack 2 alongside Hero.

inisJ[edit]

inisJ Corporation
InisJ Logo.png
Type Private
Founded February 3, 1997
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Masako Harada
Keiichi Yano
Takahide Hoshino
Takashi Murakoshi
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Revenue ¥275,000,000 (capital)
Website inisJ Corporation

inisJ Corporation (formerly iNiS) is a Japanese video game developer originally known for developing rhythm games; its name stands for "infinite noise of the inner soul". It developed the Ouendan series and Elite Beat Agents in collaboration with Nintendo, as well as the Gitaroo Man series for the PlayStation family of consoles. After restructuring, the company was reestablished under its current name in November 2016, and now works primarily as a producer and publisher.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Ryuta Ippongi and Hayato Saionji, collectively the Ouendan, appear as a shared trophy. Ryuta and Hayato both appear as individual stickers, along with Hajime Tanaka, Kai Doumeki, and Sayaka Amemiya, all representing the Ouendan series.

From Elite Beat Agents, Agent J, Agent Derrick, and Agent Morris appear as a collective Elite Beat Agents trophy and as individual stickers. Commander Kahn appears solely as a sticker.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Ryuta Ippongi and Sayaka Amemiya both return as spirits, this time sharing a spot with their fellow back-up dancers: Atsushi Saitou and Ittetsu Suzuki for Ryuta (collectively the Ouendan) and Aoi Kanda and Anna Lyndhurst for Sayaka (collectively the Ouendan Cheerleaders).

J, Derrick, and Morris all return as a collective Elite Beat Agents spirit, while the Elite Beat Divas—Starr, Foxx, and Missy—also debut as a shared spirit.

KeysFactory[edit]

KeysFactory, Inc.
Logo for KeysFactory.
Founded February 5, 2002
Headquarters Japan Shizuoka, Japan
Key people Soga Ki
Industry Entertainment industry
Products Video games, video game accessories, toys
Revenue ¥30,000,000 (capital)
Website KeysFactory, Inc.

KeysFactory, Inc. is a Japanese manufacturing company primarily known for creating video game accessories; they are officially licensed to manufacture accessories for Nintendo hardware. They additionally developed the Thru series of digital games.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

A trophy depicting three Guardians (King Prana, King Leo, and King Croco) from Ketzal's Corridors appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Koei Tecmo[edit]

Koei Tecmo Holdings Co., Ltd.
Koei Tecmo Logo.svg
Type Public
Founded July 31, 1967 (Tecmo)
July 25, 1978 (Koei)
April 1, 2009 (as Koei Tecmo)
Headquarters Japan Yokohama, Japan
Key people Yoichi Kurakawa
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Website Koei Tecmo Holdings Co., Ltd.

Koei Tecmo Holdings Co., Ltd., formerly known as Tecmo Koei Holdings, is a Japanese holding company that consists of several video game studios and developers. Titles that fall under the Koei Tecmo name include Dynasty Warriors, Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, and Fatal Frame. With Nintendo, they exclusively developed Hyrule Warriors, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and Fire Emblem Warriors, the former two being spinoffs of The Legend of Zelda and the third of Fire Emblem, respectively. Finally, they played an instrumental part in the development of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

The company is the result of a merger between Koei Co., Ltd. and Tecmo, Inc.; Tecmo originated titles such as Ninja Gaiden, Fatal Frame, and Dead or Alive, while Koei was known for Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors. Koei absorbed Tecmo in 2009, and the two companies completed their merger by 2010. The company has cooperated with Nintendo to co-develop and publish games in the Fatal Frame series as well as the Hyrule Warriors series and Fire Emblem Warriors.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Mayu from Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, while Mio & Mayu Amakura from Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly appear as a shared trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Yuri Kozukata, the main character of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, appears as an Assist Trophy and a spirit. Mio & Mayu Amakura return as a shared support spirit.

Three new spirits based on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity were added on January 8, 2021, being Impa, Master Kohga, and the Diminutive Guardian. A spirit based on Persona 5 Strikers was added on March 4, 2021, being Sophia.

Byleth, the main protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses appears as a playable character for Challenger Pack 5, with Three Houses content appearing as part of Challenger Pack 5.

Kojima Productions[edit]

Kojima Productions Co.,Ltd
Kojima Productions logo.png
Type Private
Founded April 2005
Headquarters Japan Shinagowa, Japan
Key people Hideo Kojima
Industry Video game Industry
Products Video games
Employees 80 (2019)

Kojima Productions Co., Ltd. is a prominent Japanese video game development studio founded in 2005 by video game designer Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series as well as the Lords of Shadow subseries for Castlevania. It was established as a subsidiary of Konami.

Due to restructuring in the company, as well as a falling out during production of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions was closed and Kojima left Konami, canceling many projects in the process such as Silent Hills. After the split, Kojima would make the studio independent from Konami, developing Death Stranding alongside Sony Interactive Entertainment.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Snake, as well as the Metal Gear series, appear. Additionally, the FOXHOUND logo, also previously used for the Kojima Productions logo as well, is used as the Metal Gear series symbol.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Snake returns to the roster after being absent in the previous title.

Gabriel Belmont from the Lords of Shadow subseries of Castlevania appears as a spirit. Additionally, the Vampire Killer's appearance in Smash is based on its appearance here.

Level-5[edit]

Level-5 Inc.
Level-5 logo.svg
Founded October 1998
Headquarters Japan Fukuoka, Japan
Key people Akihiro Hino
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 300 (2020)
Website Level-5 Inc.

Level-5 Inc. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino after he departed from the now defunct Riverhillsoft. Starting in 2007, the company started self-publishing its games in Japan, with other companies such as Nintendo handling publishing on the relevant platforms internationally. The company is best known for their Dark Cloud, Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Ni no Kuni, Yo-kai Watch, and Snack World franchises. The company has also contributed in the developments of other third party franchises, including the Dragon Quest series.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King and Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies were originally developed by Level-5 for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS respectively. Eight, who is an alternate costume for the Luminary, Nine appearing in Hero's Final Smash Gigaslash, and soundtracks from VIII were sourced from these games.

Marvelous[edit]

Marvelous Inc.
Marvelous Logo.svg
Type Public
Founded June 25, 1997 (as Marvelous Entertainment)
October 1, 2011 (as Marvelous Inc.)
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Haruki Nakayama
Yoshiaki Matsumoto
Toshinori Aoki
Yasuhiro Wada
Industry Video game industry, Music industry, Anime industry
Products Video games, anime, albums, etc.
Revenue ¥20,330,000,000 (2014)
Net income ¥1,882,000,000 (2014)
Employees 184 (consolidated)
Website Marvelous Inc.

Marvelous Inc. is a Japanese entertainment corporation with a focus on video games. Its current form is the result of a merger between Marvelous Entertainment Inc., AQ Interactive Inc., and Livewire Inc., of which Marvelous was the only remaining company. It is known for its involvement with series such as Story of Seasons, Senran Kagura, and No More Heroes. One of its former subsidiaries, AQ Interactive, helped co-develop The Last Story. The company has also developed Daemon X Machina.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The main characters of The Last Story, Zael and Calista, appear as collectible trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Zael and Calista both return as spirits.

Four Daemon X Machina spirits appear in the Arsenals at the Ready! DAEMON X MACHINA Spirit Board event.

Travis Touchdown, the main character of the No More Heroes series, appears as a Mii Costume for Mii Swordfighters, using his appearance from Travis Strikes Again.

Maxis[edit]

Maxis
MaxisLogo.png
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1987
Headquarters US Redshore, California
Key people Will Wright
Jeff Braun
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Parent Electronic Arts
Website [1]

Maxis is an American video game developer and a division of Electronic Arts. The studio was founded in 1987 by Will Wright and Jeff Braun, and acquired by EA in 1997. Maxis is best known for its simulation games, including the SimCity The Sims, and Spore.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Dr. Wright, the assistant from the Super NES version of SimCity, appears as a trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Dr. Wright appears as a Assist Trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Dr. Wright returns as an Assist Trophy for this game.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Dr. Wright reprises his role as a Assist Trophy.

MediaKite[edit]

MediaKite Distribution Inc.
MediaKite Logo.gif
Type Defunct
Founded 1998
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Website MediaKite Distribution Inc. (archived)

MediaKite Distribution Inc. was a Japanese video game developer that went defunct in 2007. It was primarily used by other companies as an outsourced developer, creating ports of existing games like Yakuman DS, though it also developed some original titles, such as Kurikin Nano Island Story.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A bacteria (known as Kurikin) from Kurikin Nano Island Story appears as a spirit.

MercurySteam[edit]

Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L.
The logo of Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L.
Founded 2002
Headquarters Spain Madrid, Spain
Key people Enric Álvarez
Dave Cox
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 110 (2016)
Website Mercury Steam

Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L. is a Spanish video game development company known for their contributions to modern entries in the Castlevania series with the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series and the Metroid series with Metroid: Samus Returns and Metroid Dread.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The crossguard on the Vampire Killer is taken from the Combat Cross in Lords of Shadow. Gabriel Belmont, the main character of Lords of Shadow, also appears as a spirit.

Three music tracks from Metroid: Samus Returns appear in Ultimate: Magmoor Caverns, Boss Battle 4, and End Results. The Metroid spirit and Samus's fighter spirit both use artwork from this game. Diggernaut is also introduced as a spirit.

Midway[edit]

Midway Games
Midway Games Logo.svg
Type Defunct
Founded 1958
Headquarters Usa Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Revenue Increase US$219.6 million (FY 2008)
Net income
Website [2]

Midway Games Inc. (formerly Midway Manufacturing, Bally Midway and commonly known as simply Midway) was an American video game developer and publisher. Midway's franchises included Mortal Kombat, Rampage, Spy Hunter, NBA Jam, Killer Instinct, Cruis'n, NFL Blitz, and War Gods. Midway also acquired the rights to video games that were originally owned by Williams Electronics and Atari Games, such as Defender, Joust, Robotron: 2084, Gauntlet, and Rush. In addition, they held the North American distribution rights to the Pac-Man and Galaxian series, the former of which would receive a sequel developed under Midway titled Ms. Pac-Man.

In February 2009, Midway Games filed in Delaware for bankruptcy. Warner Bros. purchased most of Midway's assets (including Mortal Kombat), and Midway settled with Mark Thomas to relinquish his Midway stock and debt. The U.S. District Court in Chicago dismissed a lawsuit alleging that former officers of Midway misled shareholders while selling their own stock. In 2010, the bankruptcy court dismissed claims against Redstone concerning his sale of the company to Thomas and approved Midway's plan of liquidation. Midway terminated the public registration of its securities in June 2010.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Ms. Pac-Man, a character originally created by Midway, appears as a background in the Pac-Land stage, using her appearance from the Japanese version of the eponymous game.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Ms. Pac-Man reprises her role in the Pac-Land stage.

Mistwalker[edit]

Mistwalker Corporation
Mistwalker Logo.png
Type Private
Founded 2004
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hironobu Sakaguchi
Kensuke Tanaka
Nobuo Uematsu
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 15 (2017)
Website Mistwalker Corporation

Mistwalker Corporation is a Japanese video game development company founded by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series. The company primarily develops role-playing games, such as The Last Story and ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat, which represent the company within Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The main characters of The Last Story, Zael and Calista, appear as collectible trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Zael and Calista both return as spirits.

The protagonist of Archaic Sealed Heat, Princess Aisya, appears as a spirit.

Mitchell[edit]

Mitchell Corporation
Mitchell Logo.gif
Type Defunct
Founded February 1, 1960
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Roy Ozaki
Koichi Niida
Nishimura Shin
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Website Mitchell Corporation (archive)

Mitchell Corporation was a Japanese video game developer that primarily created puzzle games. Working with Nintendo, the company released Number Battle for the Nintendo DS in 2007, and a DSiWare installment of the game in 2009. The company went defunct on November 20, 2012.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Hsien from Number Battle appears as a spirit.

Muu Muu[edit]

muumuu co., Ltd.
Muu Muu Logo.png
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games, mobile apps
Website muumuu co., Ltd.

Muu Muu Co., Ltd. (stylized muumuu) is a Japanese developer of video games and mobile apps, using a distinct hand-drawn artstyle. Collaborating with Nintendo, they released Make 10: A Journey of Numbers for the Nintendo DS in 2007 and Tsukutte Utau: Saru Band for the DSiWare service in 2010.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Num Diddly, the player's guide from Make 10: A Journey of Numbers, appears as a spirit.

Prince Saruno, the main character of Tsukutte Utau: Saru Band, appears as a spirit.

NDcube[edit]

NDcube Co., Ltd.
NDCube Logo.svg
Type Subsidiary
Founded March 1, 2000
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hidetoshi Endo
Shuichiro Nishiya
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website NDCube Co., Ltd.

NDcube Co., Ltd. is a first-party video game developer fully owned by Nintendo. The company primarily develops party video games, in particular taking over the Mario Party series from Hudson Soft starting with Mario Party 9. It also developed the Wii Party series, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Minigame Theme (Mario Party 9) from Mario Party 9 and Final Results (Wii Party U) from Wii Party U both appear as music tracks in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Pandemonium from Mario Party 9 returns from the previous installment. Two tracks from Mario Party: Island Tour also appear: Title Theme - Mario Party: Island Tour and Rocket Road. A Dice Block and River Survival appear as spirits to represent Super Mario Party.

A spirit of Party Phil represents the Wii Party series. Final Results - Wii Party U also returns.

Next Level Games[edit]

Next Level Games
Logo for Next Level Games.
Type Subsidary
Founded October, 2002
Headquarters Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people Douglas Tronsgard (CEO)
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Employees 98
Website Next Level Games

Next Level Games is a Canadian video game developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They were originally an independent developer that worked closely with Nintendo, developing titles such as the Mario Strikers series, the Luigi's Mansion series, Punch-Out!! for the Nintendo Wii, and Metroid Prime: Federation Force. On January 5th, 2021, it was announced that Next Level Games would be acquired by Nintendo by March 1st, essentially converting them into a first party subsidiary.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Next Level Games' only representation in Brawl is through the Mario Strikers series. The Soccer Ball item is inspired by these games, including its tendency to catch on fire. The Striker Mario, Striker Daisy, and Kritter (Goalie) trophies are taken directly from Mario Strikers Charged. Several stickers are taken from the series, as well.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Little Mac makes his debut as a playable character using his design from the rebooted Nintendo Wii installment. Doc Louis also appears as part of his taunts (voice only) and victory animations, with his voice actor Riley Inge reprising the role. The Boxing Ring stage is based on the game's aesthetics and design. Several trophies use models directly from the game, in addition to the music tracks Minor Circuit (Original), World Circuit Theme, and Title (Punch-Out!!).

Luigi's new Final Smash, the Poltergust 5000, is based on the updated Poltergust model from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, which was developed by Next Level Games. It also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, along with ghosts from the game and the Polterpup. The tracks Luigi's Mansion Series Medley and On the Hunt -Gloomy Manor ver.- (Instrumental) are based on songs from the game.

The Soccer Ball item returns with similar functionality.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Little Mac and all his associated elements return. Additionally, all Punch-Out!! spirits use artwork from the Wii installment.

Luigi's Final Smash is replaced with the Poltergust G-00 from Luigi's Mansion 3, which was not yet released at the time of Ultimate's debut. Luigi also uses the Poltergust G-00 for his grab and throws. The previous music tracks sourced from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon return, and Polterpup and the Poltergust 5000 appear as spirits. King Boo and Professor E. Gadd's depictions from Dark Moon also appear as spirits.

Waluigi and Petey Piranha's depictions from the Mario Strikers series appear as spirits. The Soccer Ball item also returns once again.

A Mech from Metroid Prime: Federation Force appears as a spirit, and the music track Main Theme - Metroid Prime: Federation Force is taken directly from this game.

Noise[edit]

Noise Inc.
Noise Logo.png
Type Private
Founded September 2, 1996
Headquarters Japan Nishigotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Shigeo Sasaki
Kouji Kenjou
Industry Computer and video game industry
Products Video games and mobile apps
Employees 25 (April 2016)
Website Noise Inc.

Noise, Inc. (stylized as NOISE) is a second-party game developer partially owned by Nintendo. They are best known for developing the Custom Robo games, which have received consistent representation through the Super Smash Bros. series.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Three Robos from Custom Robo V2, Ray Mk II, Bayonette, and Annie, appear as collectible trophies.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Ray Mk III from Custom Robo Arena, the successor to Ray Mk II, appears as an Assist Trophy.

Three trophies from the series appear: Ray Mk III, Jameson & A.I.R.S., and a collective trophy for various robos throughout the series.

In terms of stickers, Ray represents Custom Robo, Annie represents Custom Robo V2, a Robo Cube, Seal Head, Rakensen, and Ray 01 represent Battle Revolution, and Ray Mk III (mislabeled as "Ray MKIII") represents Arena.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Ray Mk III does not reprise its role as an Assist Trophy, but it does appear as an enhanceable spirit of Ray Mk II and a Mii Costume for Mii Gunners.

Ray Mk II and Bayonette return as spirits, along with a newcomer to the series Flare.

omiyasoft[edit]

omiyasoft Co., Ltd.
Omiyasoft Logo.png
Type Limited
Founded January 1993
Headquarters Japan Saitama, Japan
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website omiyasoft Co., Ltd.

omiyasoft Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer best known for creating the Culdcept series.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The character Goligan appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. A remix of the title theme from the first 3DS installment, known simply as Culdcept, plays on the Boxing Ring stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Goligan returns as a spirit, along with Culdra, the goddess and mascot of the series, and Allen, the main protagonist of Culdcept Revolt. The Culdcept track returns, as well as two tracks from Culdcept Revolt: Revolt -Striving for Hope- and Worthy Rival Battle. All three tracks only play on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.

Param[edit]

Param
Param Logo.png
Type Defunct
Founded 1996
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Takao Kurebayashi, Kazutoshi Iida, and Yana
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Parent Marigul Management

Param is a Japanese video game developer which is known for only developing a single game, Doshin the Giant for the 64DD and GameCube, as well as its 64DD expansion Kyojin no Doshin Kaihō Sensen Chibikko Chikko Daishūgō.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Doshin the Giant is represented via two trophies, both being the forms that the Giant can take, Love Giant (Doshin) and Hate Giant (Jashin) (with the former holding an islander in his hands).

ParityBit[edit]

ParityBit Co., Ltd.
Logo for ParityBit Co., Ltd.
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games

ParityBit Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer that primarily creates sports video games, though not much else is known about them. They developed the Calciobit series with Nintendo, which is their sole representation in Smash.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

A trophy for Nintendo Pocket Football Club, depicting two Blue Team soccer players, three Red Team soccer players, and a referee, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS under the name "Athletes" in North America and "Football Players" in PAL regions.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A single Pocket Football Player returns as a spirit.

Plato[edit]

PLATO CORPORATION
Plato Logo.png
Type Private
Founded May 31, 1987
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Asakura Kosuke: President
Industry Entertainment
Products Video games, mobile apps
Revenue ¥38,000,000 (capital)
Employees 10
Website Plato

Plato Corporation (stylized PLATO CORPORATION) is a video game and mobile app developer. Plato is best known for their involvement in the development—as well as publishing in Japan—of a handful of Nintendo DS titles, being English Training and the Japan-exclusive Sing & Play DS Guitar "M-06", later reworked by Plato and localized by Ubisoft to other regions as Jam Sessions.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Dzuke-chan, the host of the Japanese version of English Training, appears as a sticker.

Prope[edit]

PROPE Ltd.
Logo for PROPE.
Type Private
Founded May 23, 2006
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Yuji Naka
Industry Video games
Products Software planning and development
Website PROPE Ltd.

Prope Ltd. (stylized PROPE) is an independent Japanese developer founded by Yuji Naka, a former employee of Sega. Known primarily for developing casual video games targeted at a general demographic as well as Rodea the Sky Soldier, they also assisted in developing the Monster Manor and Ultimate Angler minigames for StreetPass Mii Plaza.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Iris Archwell and the Demon King Arzodius from Monster Manor appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Iris Archwell returns as a spirit, joined by Coraline from Ultimate Angler, Shinobu from Ninja Launcher, and Crispin from Find Mii.

Q-Games[edit]

Q-Games
Logo for Q-Games.
Type Public
Founded August 9, 2001
Headquarters Japan Kyoto, Japan
Key people Dylan Cuthbert
Kenkichi Shimooka
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website Q-Games

Q-Games is a Japanese development company formed by Dylan Cuthbert, a former developer for Argonaut Games, who assisted Nintendo in the 3D graphics technology used in developing X and Star Fox. They developed successors to the Star Fox series, such as Star Fox Command and Star Fox 64 3D, as well as X-Scape for DSiWare.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Star Fox characters in Brawl are partially based upon their designs from Star Fox Command, combined with their designs from Star Fox Assault. A trophy, Falco (Command), and several stickers also represent the game.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The latter half of Theme from Area 6 / Missile Slipstream is taken from Star Fox Command. The Star Fox characters are now based upon their designs from Star Fox 64 3D, including Falco's voice actor, Mark Lund.

The track Tunnel Scene (X-Scape) is taken from X-Scape.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Theme from Area 6 / Missile Slipstream returns. Dash Bowman from Star Fox Command and Andross from Star Fox 64 3D appear as spirits.

The Tunnel Scene - X-Scape track also returns.

Red Entertainment[edit]

Red Entertainment
Red Entertainment Logo.png
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1976 (as the Red Company)
December 4, 2000 (as Red Entertainment)
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Ohji Hiroi
Industry Entertainment
Products Video games, mobile games, pachinko games, animation, etc.
Revenue ¥105,969,632 (capital)
Website Red Entertainment

Red Entertainment (formerly known as the Red Company) is a Japanese entertainment company that primarily focuses on video games. They are best known for creating the Sakura Wars franchise with Sega, as well as the Bonk series for the TurboGrafx-16 and the Fossil Fighters series, as well as Project Hacker: Kakusei, with Nintendo.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

A collective trophy of Jura, Tria, and Nibbles from Fossil Fighters: Frontier appear as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Nibbles returns as a spirit, along with a T-Rex from the original Fossil Fighters. In addition, the Battle Start - Fossil Fighters: Frontier theme from Fossil Fighters: Frontier is added, only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.

Satoru Amatsubo, the main protagonist of Project Hacker: Kakusei, appears as a spirit.

Sandlot[edit]

Sandlot
Sandlot Logo.png
Type Public
Founded March 12, 2001
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Shiro Kuroda
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website Sandlot

Sandlot (stylized SANDLOT) is a Japanese video game developer known for creating titles with unusual control schemes. Working with Nintendo, the company developed Chōsōjū Mecha MG for the Nintendo DS and Zangeki no Reginleiv for the Nintendo Wii, both of which are represented in Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Warrior Mech Gauss, HM Mech Rosa, and Musketeer Daltania appear as both collectible trophies and stickers, while Ningyou Kouchuu Viigaru appears solely as a sticker. The music track Marionation Gear is remixed from Chōsōjū Mecha MG, playing on the Norfair stage.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Marionation Gear returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, once again playing on the Norfair stage.

Frey and Freya, the main characters from Zangeki no Reginleiv, appear as individual trophies in for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Warrior Mech Gauss returns as a spirit. Marionation Gear once again returns, now only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.

Frey and Freya return as a shared spirit.

Saru Brunei[edit]

Saru Brunei Co., Ltd.
Saru Brunei Logo.png
Type Defunct
Founded 1996
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Gento Matsumoto
Industry Video games
Products Video games

Saru Brunei Co., Ltd. (credited in Ultimate as Sarubrunei) was a Japanese video game developer that worked in collaboration with Nintendo to create Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest. The company became defunct after the liquidation of Marigul Management in May of 2003.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

A creature named Alpha from Cubivore appears as a trophy. As the game was still in development, it is credited as a "Future Release".

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A pig from Cubivore appears as a spirit.

SFB Games[edit]

SFB Games Limited
SFB Games Logo.png
Type Private
Founded September 2, 2002
Headquarters England London, England
Key people Tom Vian
Adam Vian
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website SFB Games Limited

SFB Games Limited is an independent video game developer based in London, England. Notably, it was originally named Super Flash Bros. after the Super Smash Bros. series. As its name implies, the company was originally started by two brothers, Tom and Adam Vian, developing games in Adobe Flash; after incorporating, the studio went on to create Snipperclips for the Nintendo Switch.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Snip and Clip, the main characters of Snipperclips, appear as a shared spirit. Additionally, the music track Noisy Notebook is remixed from the same game.

Shift[edit]

Shift
Shift Logo.png
Type Private
Founded April 1996
Headquarters Japan Kanagawa, Japan
Key people Yuichi Sugiyama
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 66
Website Shift

Shift (stylized shift) is an independent Japanese video game developer. Though they primarily develop titles for the PlayStation family of consoles, they also developed And-Kensaku, a party game for the Nintendo Wii.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Ando Kensaku, the host of And-Kensaku, appears as a spirit.

Silicon Knights[edit]

Silicon Knights
Silicon Knights Logo.png
Type Defunct
Founded 1992
Headquarters Canada Ontario, Canada
Key people Denis Dyack
Michael Mays
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website Silicon Knights (archive)

Silicon Knights was a video game development company based in Ontario, Canada. They are best known for creating the Legacy of Kain series of games and the psychological horror game Eternal Darkness, the latter of which was developed in partnership with Nintendo; together with Konami, they also developed Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, a remake of Metal Gear Solid. Following a failed legal battle with Epic Games over unauthorized use of the Unreal Engine for nearly ten years, thus forcing all unsold copies of Too Human and X-Men Destiny to be destroyed, Silicon Knights filed for bankruptcy on May 16, 2014. Regardless, Eternal Darkness receives representation in Super Smash Bros. due to Nintendo owning the game's copyright.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes is mentioned in the origins section for Snake, Gray Fox, Cardboard Box, and Metal Gear RAY's trophies when mentioning their other appearances.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Alexandra Roivas, the main protagonist of Eternal Darkness, appears as a spirit.

Skip[edit]

skip Ltd.
Skip Logo.png
Type Limited
Founded July 2000
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hiroshi Suzuki
Kenichi Nishi
Keita Eto
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 34
Website skip Ltd. (archive)

Skip Ltd. (stylized as skip) is a Japanese video game development company that works closely with Nintendo. They have most notably created the Chibi-Robo! series and Captain Rainbow, as well as GiFTPiA and the bit Generations/Art Style anthologies.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Chibi-Robo appears as a collectible trophy, along with his motivator, Telly. Several characters from the series also appear as stickers: Chibi-Robo (one in a stationary pose and one running), Telly, and Papa represent the original Chibi-Robo!, while Chibi-Robo and a Free Ranger represent the sequel Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol.

The logos for 5 out of the 7 games of the bit Generations series (referred to as "Digiluxe" in-game) appear as stickers. The games include Orbiter, Chromatron, Boundish, Digidrive, and Rotohex.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Chibi-Robo and a Chibi-Tot as they appear in Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder appear as a shared trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Captain Rainbow from the eponymous game, as well as the obese version of Little Mac, appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. A music track called Tomorrow's Passion appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a track for the Boxing Ring stage.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A costume based on Chibi-Robo is available for Mii Gunners. Chibi-Robo (who can be enhanced into Super Chibi-Robo), Telly, and a Chibi-Tot all return as spirits, alongside a newcomer to the series, Drake Redcrest.

Captain Rainbow returns as a spirit, as well as his real identity, Nick. Tomorrow's Passion returns, now only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.

Mappo, the robot police chief from GiFTPiA, appears as a spirit.

Softnica[edit]

Softnica
Softnica Logo.png
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website Softnica

Softnica (formerly Pax Softnica) is a Japanese video game developer that formerly worked with Nintendo. Aside from providing development support for EarthBound Beginnings, EarthBound, and Pokémon Snap, they also developed Shin Onigashima, Yūyūki, Mole Mania, and Hajimari no Mori. They currently work as an independent company.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Donbe and Hikari, the main characters of Shin Onigashima, appear as a trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Donbe returns as an individual sticker, and the track Shin Onigashima is available on Summit.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Shin Onigashima Medley is available on Boxing Ring in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Donbe and Hikari return as a shared spirit and can be enhanced into their older selves from the game's second disk. Shin Onigashima Medley also returns.

Goku and Chao, the main characters of Yūyūki, debut as a shared spirit, along with the music track Yūyūki Medley.

Muddy Mole, the main protagonist of Mole Mania, appears as a spirit.

Komurasaki from Hajimari no Mori (referred to as "Girl from Hajimari no Mori") appears as a spirit.

Spike Chunsoft[edit]

Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
Spike Chunsoft Logo.png
Type Subsidiary
Founded April 9, 1984 (Chunsoft)
October 18, 1991 (Spike)
April 1, 2012 (as Spike Chunsoft)
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Koichi Nakamura
Mitsutoshi Sakurai
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 200 (2016)
Parent Dwango
Website Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd is a Japanese video game development studio best known for creating the Mystery Dungeon series. The company is the result of a merger between Chunsoft Co., Ltd.—who developed Portopia Serial Murder Case, the early Dragon Quest titles, Sound Novel games, Mystery Dungeon and Zero Escape series—and Spike Co., Ltd., who developed the Danganronpa, Fire Pro Wrestling and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series. Spike Chunsoft also provides development support to Nintendo, having assisted with Wii Play Motion and the Warrior's Way minigame for StreetPass Mii Plaza. Collaborating with Red Entertainment, the studio additionally developed Fossil Fighters: Frontier. Spike Chunsoft also publishes the Crypt of the NecroDancer games in Japan, including the Zelda themed Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Wentworth and Emperor Fynalle from Warrior's Way appear as trophies.

A collective trophy of Jura, Tria, and Nibbles from Fossil Fighters: Frontier appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

The Chocobo headgear in Super Smash Bros. 4 is based on the main Chocobo character of the Chocobo series, most closely resembling its appearance in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon; the third game in the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon trilogy.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Dragon Quest to Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride were originally developed by Chunsoft for the NES and Super Famicom respectively. Erdrick and Solo, who are alternate costumes for Eleven, Alef, Allen and Abel appearing in Hero's Final Smash Gigaslash, Mii costumes such as Martial Artist and Erdrick, soundtracks from III and IV, and monsters prior to V like the Slime were sourced from these games.

The Chocobo headgear returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and is updated to its latest appearance, being Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, the remake of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.

Nibbles from Fossil Fighters: Frontier returns as a spirit. In addition, the Battle Start - Fossil Fighters: Frontier theme from Fossil Fighters: Frontier is added, only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.

Studio MDHR[edit]

Studio MDHR
Taken directly from the Studio MDHR website
Type Private
Founded October 25, 2013
Headquarters Canada Oakville, Ontario
Key people Chad Moldenhauer
Jared Moldenhauer
Industry Video games
Website Studio MDHR

Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian independent game development studio mainly known for the development of the run-and-gun game Cuphead.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A downloadable costume for Mii Gunners based on Cuphead is available as downloadable content. Purchasing the costume will also unlock the Floral Fury music track, sourced from Cuphead. Additionally, in a Spirit Board event that began on February 14th, 2020 and lasted for 5 days, four characters from Cuphead were added as spirits: Cuphead, Mugman, the Devil, and King Dice.

Syn Sophia[edit]

syn Sophia, Inc.
Logo for Syn Sophia, Inc.
Type Public
Founded June 19, 1995
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Shuji Yoshida
Tamura Oya
Industry Video games
Products Arcade games, video games
Employees 70 (2016)
Website syn Sophia, Inc.

syn Sophia, Inc. is a video game development company formerly known as The Man Breeze and AKI Corporation. Previously known for wrestling titles, the company restructured under its current name in 2007; it now primarily develops series aimed toward young girls, such as PriPara and Nintendo's Style Savvy. They have also collaborated with Square Enix to develop Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade for arcades and Sega to co-develop the Kurohyō games in the Yakuza series for the PlayStation Portable.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Evie, the owner of the shop in the Japanese and PAL versions of Style Savvy: Trendsetters, appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, Evie is referred to as "Michaela" in the North American version of for 3DS, who was a distinct character that replaces Evie in North American versions of Trendsetters. There are also two music tracks that play on the Wuhu Island stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: Style Savvy: Trendsetters and Pop Fashion Show.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The girl who appears on the Japanese cover of the first Style Savvy game (referred to as "Shop Assistant") appears as a spirit. Style Savvy: Trendsetters and Pop Fashion Show both return, along with the addition of the vocal song Ring a Ding from Style Savvy: Styling Star ("Ring! Dong! Dang!" in the Japanese version).

Taito[edit]

Taito Corportation
The Taito logo. Taken from Wikipedia.
Type Subsidiary
Founded August 24, 1953
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Koichi Ishii
Tetsu Yamada
Yukio Lizawa
Industry Video games
Products Arcade games, video games
Employees 645 (2018)
Parent Square Enix
Website Taito Corporation

Taito Corporation is a video game development company known for its arcade titles, such as Space Invaders and Bubble Bobble. Originally founded as a trading company, the corporation is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix, though the Taito brand name continues to be used separately. Within the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Taito is represented through their sound department Zuntata and by the game Takt of Magic, a role-playing game for the Nintendo Wii.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Taito's in-house sound department, Zuntata, did several music remixes: Kapp'n's Song, The Mysterious Murasame Castle Medley, and Wii Shop Channel.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In addition to the former musics from Super Smash Bros. 4 returning in their respective universes, Staff Credits - Kirby's Dream Land, We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2) and Splattack! (Remix) appears as new music remixes. Wii Shop Channel is named now as Wii Shop Channel (Remix) due to the inclusion of original Wii Shop Channel track being back from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Orville, the protagonist of Takt of Magic, appears as a spirit.

TOSE[edit]

Tose Co., Ltd.
TOSE Logo.svg
Type Public
Founded November 1979
Headquarters Japan Kyoto, Japan
Key people Yasuhito Watanabe
Shigeru Saito
Industry Interactive entertainment
Products Video games
Employees 1,000 (2015)
Website Tose Co., Ltd.

Tose Co., Ltd. (stylized as TOSE) is a Japanese game development company that often collaborates with other companies, typically going uncredited. Working with Nintendo, the company's most notable franchise is The Legendary Starfy; it also developed the Game & Watch Gallery series and Super Princess Peach, among many other titles where it remains uncredited.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Starfy, then known as Stafy, makes his debut as an Assist Trophy in Brawl.

Starfy and his sister, Starly (then known as Stapy), appear as collectible trophies. Perry, Peach's parasol companion from Super Princess Peach, also appears as a trophy.

Several stickers from the series are available: Herman (Yadokarita) and Starfy represent Densetsu no Stafy, a Chonmagyo and Starfy wearing the Aloha Shirt Stuff represent Densetsu no Stafy 2, Seiuchi-kun and Starly represent Densetsu no Stafy 3, and, Moe (Kyorosuke) and Mattel (Materu) represent Densetsu no Stafy 4. Perry also appears in two stickers, one while being carried by Peach and the other solo.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Starfy returns as an Assist Trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Starfy returns as an Assist Trophy once again, also appearing as a spirit.

Starly, Moe, and Mattel all return as spirits, along with newcomers to the series Old Man Lobber and the Mermaid. Perry also returns as a spirit.

Traveller's Tales[edit]

Traveller's Tales
Traveller's Tales logo.jpg
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1989
Headquarters UK Knutsford, England
Key people Jon Burton
Andy Ingrand
David Dootson
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games
Parent TT Games (2005-present)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Website Traveller's Tales

Traveller's Tales is a British video game developer and a subsidiary of TT Games. Traveller's Tales was founded in 1989 by Jon Burton and Andy Ingram. Initially a small company focused on its own content, it grew in profile through developing games with larger companies such as Sega and Disney Interactive Studios. They are primarily known for developing the Lego video game series since Lego Star Wars: The Video Game's release in 2005. Soon after, Traveller's Tales acquired its publisher, Giant Interactive Entertainment, and the two formed TT Games, with Traveller's Tales becoming its development arm and Giant Interactive becoming TT Games Publishing.

Within the Sonic the Hedgehog series, they are known for co-developing Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic R alongside Sonic Team.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Sonic Racing, the main theme of Sonic R which was ripped from the game, appears and plays on Green Hill Zone.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Super Sonic Racing returns, now playing on Windy Hill Zone and Green Hill Zone.

Treasure[edit]

Treasure Co., Ltd.
Treasure Logo.png
Type Private
Founded June 19, 1992
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Masato Maegawa
Industry Video game industry
Employees 20-30 (2009)
Website Treasure Co., Ltd.

Treasure Co., Ltd. is a Japanese game development company that primarily creates run and gun and shoot 'em up games. Though they are best known for their collaborations with Sega, such as Gunstar Heroes, McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure and Dynamite Headdy, they also developed some titles in collaboration with Nintendo, such as Sin and Punishment and Wario World, both of which represent the company within Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Saki Amamiya, the main character of Sin and Punishment, appears as an Assist Trophy, in which he uses his Dolphin Gun for a combination of either slash attacks or shooting his opponent.

A sticker of the Wario World symbol appears as a collectible sticker.

Wario's forward throw originates from Wario World.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Saki returns as an Assist Trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Saki does not reprise his role as an Assist Trophy, but he does appear as a costume for Mii Gunners and a spirit.

Isa Jo, Saki's son as he appears in Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, appears as a support spirit.

Ubisoft[edit]

Ubisoft Entertainment
Ubisoft's logo. Taken from Wikipedia.
Type Public (Symbol: UBI)
Founded March 12, 1986
Headquarters France Montreuil, France
Key people Yves Guillemot: Chairman & CEO
Serge Hascoët: CCO
Alain Martinez: CFO
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Revenue 1,731.894 million EUR (2018)
Net income 139.452 million EUR (2018)
Employees 13,742 (2018)
Website Ubisoft

Ubisoft Entertainment, formerly known as Ubi Soft, is a French video game company. They are mainly known for developing games for franchises such as Rayman, Raving Rabbids, Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy, and Just Dance as well as publishing games such as Brawlhalla, a fighting game inspired by the Super Smash Bros. games, and the modern South Park role-playing games, which drew heavy inspiration from Nintendo titles.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Ubisoft's Rayman franchise is represented through collectible trophies of the series' main characters, Rayman and Globox, as well as Barbara from Rayman Legends.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Rayman returns as a primary spirit using artwork from Rayman Legends. Additionally, the Rabbids subseries is represented with spirits of Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach, and Rabbid Kong from the crossover title Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Altaïr from the first Assassin's Creed game appears as a downloadable Mii Swordfighter costume, and a Rabbids hat appears as downloadable hat for all Mii Fighters.

Vanpool[edit]

Vanpool, Inc.
Vanpool Logo.png
Type Public
Founded 1999
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Taro Kudo
Kazuyuki Kurashima
Industry Entertainment
Products Video games, computer software, toys
Website Vanpool, Inc.

Vanpool, Inc is a Japanese development company that creates video games, computer software, and toys. Within the gaming industry, they are most known for developing the Dillon's Rolling Western series; they had previously developed Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland and Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip, a pair of games starring Tingle from The Legend of Zelda series.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Three stickers from Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland appear: Tingle, Barkle, and Pinkle.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Dillon, the main protagonist of his titular series, appears as an Assist Trophy, in which he continuously uses Roll Attacks at the opponent before charging a final, extra-charged Roll Attack.

A shared trophy of Gallo, Boone, and Nomad, three mercenaries from The Last Ranger that help Dillon, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

The music track Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger, the version of the main overworld theme from The Last Ranger, plays on Pilotwings in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Dillon returns as an Assist Trophy, now sporting his appearance from Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers.

Dillon and his companion Russ appear as spirits, both using their artwork from Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers.

Two music tracks from the Dillon series are included: Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger, returning from for Wii U, and a new track, Frontier Battle, the overworld Grock Invasion theme from Dead-Heat Breakers.

Vitei[edit]

VITEI Inc.
Vitei Logo.svg
Type Public
Founded 2002
Headquarters Japan Kyoto, Japan
Key people Giles Goddard
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website VITEI Inc.

Vitei Inc. (stylized VITEI) is a Japanese development company which, like Q-Games, was founded by a former Argonaut Games employee: Giles Goddard, who was involved with the 3D graphics technology used in X, Star Fox, and Super Mario 64. The company developed the Steel Diver series and Tank Troopers with Nintendo.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Steel Diver item is based on the BlueShark submarine from the eponymous game. It, alongside the Manatee and the Serpent submarines, appear as a collective trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Steel Diver item returns, with the BlueShark itself appearing as a spirit. A music track from Steel Diver: Sub Wars known as Filled with Hope also debuts.

The Garage theme from Tank Troopers is also available as a music track.

Vivarium[edit]

VIVARIUM Inc.
Logo for Vivarium, or Openbook, or whatever they're called. Smash Ultimate's credits say Openbook, but even Sega Retro doesn't know.
Type Private
Founded April 4, 1996
Headquarters Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Yoot Saito
Industry Video game industry
Products Video games, computer software
Website VIVARIUM Inc.

Vivarium Inc. (formerly known as OPeNBooK, which it is credited as within Super Smash Bros.) is a Japanese development company that develops video games and computer software, known for creating The Tower series and Seaman. Their sole representation in the series comes from the game The Tower SP.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Yama, the boss from The Tower SP, appears as a spirit.

WayForward Technologies[edit]

WayForward Technologies
Company logo for WayForward Technologies.
Type Private
Founded 1990
Headquarters United States Valencia, California
Key people Voldi Way: Founder
John Beck: CEO
Matt Bozon: Creative director
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Website WayForward

WayForward Technologies, Inc. is an American independent video game developer and publisher based in Valencia, California. They are mainly known for their series such as the Shantae and Mighty series, as well as Double Dragon Neon and their re-imaginings of A Boy and His Blob and Capcom's DuckTales.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Shantae from the eponymous series appears as a spirit, alongside the series antagonist Risky Boots.

Yacht Club Games[edit]

Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games logo.png
Type Privately held company
Founded 2011
Headquarters United States Valencia, California
Key people Sean Velasco
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 5 (as of July 2014)
Website http://www.yachtclubgames.com/

Yacht Club Games is an American independent video game development studio founded in 2011 by former WayForward Technologies director Sean Velasco. On March 14th, 2013, the company announced their first title, Shovel Knight, on Kickstarter, and released it on June 26th, 2014. The project had a goal of $75,000, and reached over four times the amount in nearly a month's time, with the total amount reaching $311,502. In 2016, the company announced that it would start publishing games from other companies, and that their first published game would be Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, compiled into one game: Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Shovel Knight, the star of the titular game, appears as an Assist Trophy. He uses his shovel to dig the ground, hitting opponents with the dirt and occasionally pulling up items, as well as hopping on opponents with it. Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, King Knight, Specter Knight, and Shield Knight all appear as spirits as well.