Rules

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The Rules menu is a set of options available in Versus Mode in all of the Super Smash Bros. games.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, custom rule presets using these options can be saved up to 30 (each for Smash/Custom Smash, Squad Strike, and Tourney) rulesets and the player can enter names. When entering a given mode, the saved rulesets for that mode will appear, allowing the player to pick from the list.

Rules[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Rule Description
Rule: Time Players gain one point for each KO and lose one point for each fall. The player or team with the most points when time runs out is the winner. If a tie occurs, then it will go to Sudden Death. The time limit can be set to any number of minutes from 1 to 99, or to infinite. Defaults to 3:00.
Rule: Stock Each player has a number of lives which can be set from 1 to 99. The last player or team standing is the winner. Defaults to 3 stocks.
Time The time limit for time matches. Defaults to 3 minutes.
Handicap Changes knockback given and received by each player, on a scale from 1 to 9. Setting this to Auto sets each player's handicap based on previous wins and losses.
Team Attack Sets whether characters on the same team can damage each other. Disabled by default.
Stage Select When turned on, any player can select the stage to play on. When turned off, stages will be picked randomly.
Damage Sets how much knockback is received from attacks. The default percentage is 100%. The higher the number, the further the player will be launched.
Item Switch Sets which items can appear in the match. The item spawn rate can be set to None, Very Low, Low, Medium, High, or Very High. Must be unlocked by playing 100 Versus Mode matches.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Rule Description
Rules: Time Players gain one point for each KO and lose one point for each fall. The player or team with the most points when time runs out is the winner. If a tie occurs, then it will go to Sudden Death. The time limit can be set to any number of minutes from 1 to 99, or to infinite. Defaults to 2:00.
Rules: Stock Each player has a number of lives which can be set from 1 to 99. The last player or team standing, or the player/team with the most lives when time runs out, is the winner. Defaults to 3 stocks.
Rules: Coin Smash coins are produced when players are damaged. The player or team with the most coins when time runs out is the winner. Shares time limit setting with Time mode.
Rules: Bonus The player or team with the most points' worth of bonuses when time runs out is the winner. Shares time limit setting with Time mode.
Handicap Changes knockback given and received by each player, on a scale from 1 to 9. Setting this to Auto sets each player's handicap based on previous wins and losses.
Damage Ratio Sets how much knockback is received from attacks. The default ratio is 1.0. The higher the number, the further the player will be launched. Players can set the ratio from 0.5 to 2.0, in increments of 0.1.
Stage Selection: On Any player can select the stage to play on.
Stage Selection: Random Stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Selection: Ordered Stages are played in a set order.
Stage Selection: Turns Players take turns to choose stages, starting with Player 1.
Stage Choice: Loser The loser of the match gets to pick the next stage.
Item Switch Sets which items can appear in the match. The item spawn rate can be set to None, Very Low, Low, Medium, High, or Very High. This setting is saved to memory.

Additional Rules[edit]

Rule Description
Stock Match Time Limit Sets the time limit for stock matches. Defaults to "None".
Friendly Fire Sets whether characters on the same team can damage each other. Disabled by default.
Pause Sets whether players can pause during gameplay.
SD Penalty Selects how many points a player loses upon self-destructing: -1 point, -2 points, or 0 points.
Random Stage Sets which stages can be chosen when the stage choice is set to Random. Unlocked when all stages are unlocked. This setting is saved to memory.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Rule Description
Rules: Time Players gain one point for each KO and lose one point for each fall. The player or team with the most points when time runs out is the winner. If a tie occurs, then it will go to Sudden Death. The time limit can be set to any number of minutes from 1 to 99, or to infinite. Defaults to 2:00.
Rules: Stock Each player has a number of lives which can be set from 1 to 99. The last player or team standing, or the player/team with the most lives when time runs out, is the winner. Defaults to 3 stocks.
Rules: Coin Smash coins are produced when players are damaged. The player or team with the most coins when time runs out is the winner.
Handicap Sets each player's damage percentage at the beginning of each stock, from 0% to 300%. Setting this to Auto sets each player's handicap based on previous wins and losses.
Damage Ratio Sets how much knockback is received from attacks. The default ratio is 1.0. The higher the number, the further the player will be launched. Players can set the ratio from 0.5 to 2.0, in increments of 0.1.
Stage Choice: Choose Any player can select the stage to play on.
Stage Choice: Random Stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Choice: Turns Players take turns to choose stages, starting with Player 1.
Stage Choice: Ordered Stages are played in a set order.
Stage Choice: Loser's Pick The loser of the match gets to pick the next stage.
Item Switch Sets which items can appear in the match. The item spawn rate can be set to None, Low, Medium, or High. This setting is saved to memory.

More Rules[edit]

The More Rules section must be unlocked by getting a total of 200 KOs in versus matches.

Rule Description
Stock Time Limit Sets the time limit for stock matches. Defaults to infinite.
Team Attack Sets whether characters on the same team can damage each other. Disabled by default.
Pause Sets whether players can pause during gameplay.
Score Display Displays players' scores on the screen in a time match. Disabled by default.
Damage Gauge Shows the Damage percentage of each player. Enabled by default.
Random Stage Switch Sets which stages can be chosen when the stage choice is set to Random. Unlocked when all stages are unlocked. This setting is saved to memory.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Rule Description
Rules: Time Players gain one point for each KO and lose one point for each fall. The player or team with the most points when time runs out is the winner. If a tie occurs, then it will go to Sudden Death. The time limit can be set to any number of minutes from 1 to 99, or to infinite. Defaults to 2:00.
Rules: Stock Each player has a number of lives which can be set from 1 to 99. The last player or team standing, or the player/team with the most lives when time runs out, is the winner. Defaults to 3 stocks.
Customization Set fighters created in Custom on or off.
Handicap Sets each player's damage percentage at the beginning of each stock, from 0% to 300%. Setting this to Auto sets each player's handicap based on previous wins and losses.
Damage Ratio Sets how much knockback is received from attacks. The default ratio is 1.0. The higher the number, the further the player will be launched. Players can set the ratio from 0.5 to 2.0, in increments of 0.1.
Stage Choice: Choose Any player can select the stage to play on.
Stage Choice: Random Stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Choice: Random: Ω Form Omega forms of stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Choice: Turns Players take turns to choose stages, starting with Player 1.
Stage Choice: In Order Stages are played in a set order.
Stage Choice: In Order: Ω Form Omega forms of stages are played in a set order.
Stage Choice: Loser's Pick The loser of the match gets to pick the next stage.
Stage Choice: Host's Pick The host of the local wireless connection room will pick the stage.
Item Switch Sets which items can appear in the match. The item spawn rate can be set to Off and On. This setting is saved to memory.

More Rules[edit]

The More Rules section must be unlocked by getting a total of 200 KOs in versus matches.

Rule Description
Stock & Time Sets the time limit for stock matches. Defaults to infinite.
Team Attack Sets whether characters on the same team can damage each other. Disabled by default.
Pause Function Sets whether players can pause during gameplay.
Score Display Displays players' scores on the screen in a timed match. Disabled by default.
Damage Gauge Shows the Damage percentage of each player. Enabled by default.
SD Penalty Selects how many points a player loses upon self-destructing: -1 point or -2 points.
Random Stage Switch Sets which stages can be chosen when the stage choice is set to Random. Unlocked when all stages are unlocked. Omega stages can be set separately. This setting is saved to memory.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Rule Description
Rules: Time Players gain one point for each KO and lose one point for each fall. The player or team with the most points when time runs out is the winner. If a tie occurs, then it will go to Sudden Death. The time limit can be set to any number of minutes from 1 to 99, or to infinite. Defaults to 2:00.
Rules: Stock Each player has a number of lives which can be set from 1 to 99. The last player or team standing, or the player/team with the most lives when time runs out, is the winner. Defaults to 3 stocks.
Rules: Coin Smash coins are produced when players are damaged. The player or team with the most coins when time runs out is the winner. Time limit is shared with time mode.
Custom Fighters Set fighters created in Custom on or off.
Handicap Sets each player's damage percentage at the beginning of each stock, from 0% to 300%. Setting this to Auto sets each player's handicap based on previous wins and losses.
Launch Rate Sets how much knockback is received from attacks. The default ratio is 1.0. The higher the number, the further the player will be launched. Players can set the ratio from 0.5 to 2.0, in increments of 0.1.
Stage Choice: Choose Any player can select the stage to play on.
Stage Choice: Random Stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Choice: Random: Ω Omega forms of stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Choice: Turns Players take turns to choose stages, starting with Player 1.
Stage Choice: In Order Stages are played in a set order.
Stage Choice: In Order: Ω Omega forms of stages are played in a set order.
Stage Choice: Loser's Pick The loser of the match gets to pick the next stage.
Item Switch Sets which items can appear in the match. The item spawn rate can be set to None, Low, Medium, or High. This setting is saved to memory.

More Rules[edit]

Rule Description
Stock Time Limit Sets the time limit for stock matches.
Team Attack Sets whether characters on the same team can damage each other. Disabled by default.
Pause Function Sets whether players can pause during gameplay.
Score Display Displays players' scores on the screen in a timed match. Disabled by default.
Damage Gauge Shows the Damage percentage of each player. Enabled by default.
SD Penalty Selects how many points a player loses upon self-destructing: -1 point or -2 points.
Random Stage Switch Sets which stages can be chosen when the stage choice is set to Random. Unlocked when all stages are unlocked. Omega stages can be set separately. This setting is saved to memory.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Rule Description
Style: Time Players gain one point for each KO and lose one point for each fall. The player or team with the most points when time runs out is the winner. If a tie occurs, then it will go to Sudden Death. The time limit can be set to any number of minutes from 1:00 to 99:00 (along with 1:30 and 2:30), or to infinite. Defaults to 2:30. Cannot be selected in Squad Strike.
Style: Stock Each player has a number of lives which can be set from 1 to 99. The last player or team standing, or the player/team with the most lives when time runs out, is the winner. Can set stock count (defaults to 3) and time limit (defaults to infinite).
Style: Stamina Players use HP instead of damage percentages, and if it reaches zero, they are KO'd. Launch distance does not scale with knockback. Can set stamina (defaults to 150), stock count (defaults to 1), and time limit (defaults to infinite).
Format: Tag Team Squad Strike only. Character changes once KO'd. Can only set one name tag.
Format: Elimination Squad Strike only. Once a player is KO'd, a new game starts, and whoever won the previous game stays in. Name tags can be set individually.
Format: Best of Squad Strike only. Once a player is KO'd, a new game starts. The first player of the red team fights the first player of the blue team, and so on. Whichever team wins the most games wins the squad strike. Name tags can be set individually.
Max Battles Smashdown only.
Mercy Rule Smashdown only.
FS Meter Players can get a Final Smash by filling up a meter via taking and dealing damage.
Spirits Sets whether players can use spirits or not.
CPU Lv. Default AI level of CPUs.
Damage Handicap Sets each player's damage percentage at the beginning of each stock, from 0% to 300%. Setting this to Auto sets each player's handicap based on previous wins and losses. Auto cannot be selected in tourney mode.
Screen Shrink Super Sudden Death only. The screen shrinks when all characters has one stock left.
Drop Bob-ombs Super Sudden Death only. Sets whether to spawn Bob-ombs once the screen finishes shrinking. Can be set when Screen Shrink is enabled.
Stage Selection: Anyone Any player can select the stage to play on.
Stage Selection: Take Turns Players take turns to choose stages, starting with Player 1.
Stage Selection: Loser's Pick The loser of the match gets to pick the next stage.
Stage Selection: In Order Stages are played in a set order.
Stage Selection: Random Stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Selection: Battlefield & Ω Battlefield and Ω forms of stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Selection: Battlefield Only Battlefield forms of stages will be picked randomly.
Stage Selection: Ω Form Only Omega forms of stages will be picked randomly.
Items Sets which items can appear in the match. The item spawn rate can be set to None, Low, Med, or High.
Random Stage Selection Sets which stages can be chosen when the stage choice is set to Random. Battlefield and omega forms cannot be set separately.

Advanced[edit]

Rule Description
First to Number of games to be won before the results screen shows up. Character selection cannot be changed in between games. When greater than one, two stages (2 Wins) or three stages (3 Wins and higher) are selected, and it plays those in order (repeating if it goes over two/three games). Cannot be set in tourney mode.
Number of Stages Squad Strike only. Sets the number of stages from 1 to 3. Should the number of stages greater than one, the two or three stages are selected, and it plays those in order, it repeats after two/three games). Available in "Elimination" and "Best of" formats.
Stage Morph Allows the stage to switch in the middle of a match. It can be set to "Off" (which disables it), "Autopick" (which selects a random interval), and "Every 1:00" through "Every 5:00" in intervals of thirty seconds. Cannot be set if First to is over 1 Win.
Stage Hazards Sets whether to enable stage hazards or not.
Team Attack Sets whether characters on the same team can damage each other. Disabled by default.
Victor's Recovery Squad Strike only. Sets the number of health recovered, from 0 to 100 (increments of 10), after each game. The default is 30. Available in "Elimination" format.
Launch Rate Sets how much knockback is received from attacks. The default ratio is 1.0. The higher the number, the further the player will be launched. Players can set the ratio from 0.5 to 2.0, in increments of 0.1.
Underdog Boost Grants stat boosts to losing players. Cannot be turned on in tourney mode.
Pausing Sets whether players can pause during gameplay.
Score Display Displays players' scores on the screen in a timed match. Disabled by default.
Show Damage Shows the Damage percentage of each player. Enabled by default.

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