Rumble Falls (大滝のぼり, Large Waterfall Climb) is a stage for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, based off the Donkey Kong franchise, specifically Donkey Kong Jungle Beat for the GameCube, and was later remade for Wii. It was revealed on Smash Bros. DOJO!! on July 23, 2007. If one counts the whole stage, it would be the biggest stage in the game.
Similar in concept to Icicle Mountain from Super Smash Bros. Melee, Rumble Falls requires the characters to climb upwards on a series of platforms until they reach the top; once the top is reached, the stage background fades into the starting waterfall and restarts itself. Randomly throughout the stage, a flashing warning sign that reads "SPEED UP!" appears and the stage scrolls quicker. There are ladders in the level that characters are able to climb. The stage also features buttons at various locations which activate traps or move platforms.
This stage is based on two stages in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. The bottom half of this stage is based off of Rumble Falls, which is the first level of the Pineapple Kingdom. In each level in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Donkey Kong must go maneuver through obstacles in order to get to reach a giant fruit. In Rumble Falls, the giant fruit is a pineapple. Rumble Falls in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is mostly a vertical stage that involves going through obstacles to go above a waterfall. The overall design of this part of the stage in Brawl is somewhat retained with minor differences; however, the layout of the stage is different. In Brawl, the stage features switches, ladders, and spikes, which weren't present in the Donkey Kong Jungle Beat stage.
The top half of this stage is based off of the Donkey Kong Jungle Beat level Sky Garden in the Orange Kingdom. In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat's Sky Garden, Donkey Kong's goal is to reach a giant orange. In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Sky Garden features large vines in the background holding up large stone blocks. Sky Garden is mostly a horizontal stage that involves going through obstacles to get from one side of the stage to the other. The overall design of this part of the stage in Brawl is somewhat retained, including the giant vines in the background; however, it being a horizontal stage was not retained. In Brawl, there are spikes, moving platforms, and an airplane, which weren't present in the Donkey Kong Jungle Beat stage.
Rumble Falls is banned from tournaments for some of the same reasons that got Icicle Mountain banned: its fast scrolling, and giving advantages to players with good jumps. Also, characters who rely on a tether to recover are hurt, the first spike has one-hit KO potential (though it can easily be teched), and the focus is more on the moving stage than the actual fighting.
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