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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Boxart-3ds.png
North American boxart.
Developer(s) Bandai Namco
Sora Ltd.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Engine Havok
Released September 13, 2014 Japan
October 2, 2014 Germany
October 3, 2014 North America Europe
October 4, 2014 Australia
July 24, 2015 Hong Kong Taiwan
September 10, 2015 South Korea
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: E10+[1]
PEGI: 12+ (provisional)
Media 3DS card
Digital download (9108 blocks USA, 2.1GB Japan)[2]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS, Great Fray Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS) is one of two games in the Super Smash Bros. series released as part of the Super Smash Bros. 4 pair, and the handheld counterpart to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Although most gameplay elements are shared between the two versions, there are several elements which distinguish the two.

The game is playable on the Nintendo 3DS in full stereoscopic 3D. It is the first Smash title to be released on a handheld.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was released on September 13, 2014 in Japan, and was released in most other parts of the world on October 3, 2014. The game was released in stores one day earlier in Germany on October 2, one day later in Australia on October 4, in Hong Kong and Taiwan on July 24, 2015, and in South Korea on September 10, 2015.


Characters[edit]

The playable roster is the same between both versions of SSB4.

Veterans
Mario SSB4.png
Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Luigi SSB4.png
Luigi
MarioSymbol.svg
Peach SSB4.png
Peach
MarioSymbol.svg
Bowser SSB4.png
Bowser
MarioSymbol.svg
Dr. Mario SSB4.png
Dr. Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Yoshi SSB4.png
Yoshi
YoshiSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong SSB4.png
Donkey Kong
DKSymbol.svg
Diddy Kong SSB4.png
Diddy Kong
DKSymbol.svg
Link SSB4.png
Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Zelda SSB4.png
Zelda
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Sheik SSB4.png
Sheik
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Ganondorf SSB4.png
Ganondorf
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Toon Link SSB4.png
Toon Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Samus SSB4.png
Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Zero Suit Samus SSB4.png
Zero Suit Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Kirby SSB4.png
Kirby
KirbySymbol.svg
Meta Knight SSB4.png
Meta Knight
KirbySymbol.svg
King Dedede SSB4.png
King Dedede
KirbySymbol.svg
Fox SSB4.png
Fox
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Falco SSB4.png
Falco
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Pikachu SSB4.png
Pikachu
PokemonSymbol.svg
Jigglypuff SSB4.png
Jigglypuff
PokemonSymbol.svg
Mewtwo SSB4.png
Mewtwo (DLC)
PokemonSymbol.svg
Charizard SSB4.png
Charizard
PokemonSymbol.svg
Lucario SSB4.png
Lucario
PokemonSymbol.svg
Captain Falcon SSB4.png
Captain Falcon
FZeroSymbol.svg
Ness SSB4.png
Ness
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Lucas SSB4.png
Lucas (DLC)
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Marth SSB4.png
Marth
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Roy SSB4.png
Roy (DLC)
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Ike SSB4.png
Ike
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Mr. Game & Watch SSB4.png
Mr. Game & Watch
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Pit SSB4.png
Pit
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Wario SSB4.png
Wario
WarioSymbol.svg
Olimar SSB4.png
Olimar
PikminSymbol.svg
R.O.B. SSB4.png
R.O.B.
ROBSymbol.svg
Sonic SSB4.png
Sonic
SonicSymbol.svg
Newcomers
Rosalina SSB4.png
Rosalina & Luma
MarioSymbol.svg
Bowser Jr. SSB4.png
Bowser Jr.
MarioSymbol.svg
Greninja SSB4.png
Greninja
PokemonSymbol.svg
Robin SSB4.png
Robin
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Lucina SSB4.png
Lucina
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Corrin SSB4.png
Corrin (DLC)
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Palutena SSB4.png
Palutena
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Dark Pit SSB4.png
Dark Pit
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Villager SSB4.png
Villager
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Little Mac SSB4.png
Little Mac
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Wii Fit Trainer SSB4.png
Wii Fit Trainer
WiiFitSymbol.svg
Shulk SSB4.png
Shulk
XenobladeSymbol.svg
Duck Hunt SSB4.png
Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol.svg
Mega Man SSB4.png
Mega Man
MegaManSymbol.svg
Pac-Man SSB4.png
Pac-Man
PacManSymbol.svg
Ryu SSB4.png
Ryu (DLC)
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Cloud SSB4.png
Cloud (DLC)
FinalFantasySymbol.svg
Bayonetta SSB4.png
Bayonetta (DLC)
BayonettaSymbol.svg
Mii Brawler SSB4.png
Mii Brawler
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Mii Swordfighter SSB4.png
Mii Swordfighter
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Mii Gunner SSB4.png
Mii Gunner
SmashBrosSymbol.svg

Bold denotes unlockable characters in both versions. Bolded italics denote characters that are unlockable in the 3DS version, but default in the Wii U version.

Multiplayer stages[edit]

The two versions of SSB4 have separate sets of available stages; only 12 stages appear in both the Wii U and 3DS versions. The 3DS version's stages are based more heavily on handheld games. The 3DS version features a total of 42 stages (34 excluding DLC), 7 of which have to be unlocked. The 3DS version features 30 new stages and 12 familiar ones. The following stages are available in the 3DS version:

Battlefield3ds.png
Battlefield
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Final Destination
Final Destination
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
New mushroom kingdom01.png
3D Land
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4 Golden Plains.JPG
Golden Plains
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4 Rainbow Road.jpg
Rainbow Road
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4 Paper Mario.JPG
Paper Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Super Mario Maker 3DS.jpg
Super Mario Maker (DLC)
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB3DSPeach'sCastle.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Peach's Castle (64) (DLC)
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4 Mushroomy Kingdom.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mushroomy Kingdom
MarioSymbol.svg
SSB4 Yoshi's Island.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Yoshi's Island
YoshiSymbol.svg
JungleJapes-3DS-1.png
Super Smash Bros. Melee Jungle Japes
DKSymbol.svg
Gerudovalley3ds.png
Gerudo Valley
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSB4 Spirit Train.JPG
Spirit Train
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSB3DSHyruleCastle.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Castle (64) (DLC)
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSB4 Brinstar.JPG
Super Smash Bros. Melee Brinstar
MetroidSymbol.svg
SSB4 Dream Land.jpg
Dream Land
KirbySymbol.svg
SSB4-3DS DreamLand64.png
Super Smash Bros. Dream Land (64) (DLC)
KirbySymbol.svg
SSB4 Corneria.JPG
Super Smash Bros. Melee Corneria
StarFoxSymbol.svg
SSB4 Unova Pokemon League.jpg
Unova Pokémon League
PokemonSymbol.svg
SSB4 Prism Tower.jpg
Prism Tower
PokemonSymbol.svg
SSB4 Mute City.JPG
Mute City
FZeroSymbol.svg
SSB4 Magicant.jpg
Magicant
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Arena Ferox press image 2.jpg
Arena Ferox
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
SSB4 Flat Zone 2.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Flat Zone 2
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Reset Bomb Forest press image.jpg
Reset Bomb Forest
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
SSB4 WarioWare, Inc.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl WarioWare, Inc.
WarioSymbol.svg
SSB4 Distant Planet.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Distant Planet
PikminSymbol.svg
SSB4 Tortimer Island.jpg
Tortimer Island
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
SSB4 Boxing Ring.JPG
Boxing Ring
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Gaur Plain 3DS.jpg
Gaur Plain
XenobladeSymbol.svg
Duck Hunt Smash 3DS.jpg
Duck Hunt (DLC)
DuckHuntSymbol.svg
Balloonfight.png
Balloon Fight
BalloonFightSymbol.svg
Nintendogstage.png
Living Room
NintendogsSymbol.svg
SSB4 Find Mii.JPG
Find Mii
FindMiiSymbol.svg
SSB4 Tomodachi Life.jpg
Tomodachi Life
TomodachiSymbol.svg
SSB4 PictoChat 2.jpg
PictoChat 2
DSSymbol.svg
SSB4 Green Hill Zone.JPG
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Green Hill Zone
SonicSymbol.svg
SSB4 Wily Castle.jpg
Wily Castle
MegaManSymbol.svg
SSB4 Pac-Maze.jpg
Pac-Maze
PacManSymbol.svg
SSB43DS SuzakuCastle.png
Suzaku Castle (DLC)
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Midgar 3DS.jpg
Midgar (DLC)
FinalFantasySymbol.svg
SSB4-3DS - Umbra Clock Tower.png
Umbra Clock Tower (DLC)
BayonettaSymbol.svg

Bold denotes unlockable stages.

Single-player modes[edit]

The main menu of the 3DS version.

Multiplayer modes[edit]

Features of the 3DS version[edit]

  • Smash Run, a mode similar to City Trial from Kirby Air Ride, is exclusive to the 3DS version. Characters spend five minutes fighting enemies from various game series and collecting powerups, which are then active during a battle at the end.
  • Optional dark outlines around playable characters are present in the 3DS version in order to make characters stand out more on the small screen. The outlines can be set to thick or thin, or turned off completely.
  • The 3DS version features different collectible trophies than the Wii U version, with a greater focus on elements from handheld games.
  • The 3DS version has only two musical tracks per stage, similar to the alternate music in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • In the 3DS version, players can tap on a character's icon on the bottom screen to place a marker on that character on the top screen in order to more easily follow their movements. It follows characters even when they're invisible, with the exception of Greninja's Shadow Sneak and Substitute.
  • The 3DS version features StreetPass functionality as part of the StreetSmash mode.
  • The 3DS version has a new sound test feature that lets players listen to music in the game while the 3DS is in Sleep Mode.

Demo[edit]

The demo is restricted to Vs. Mode only and allows only Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man as playable characters, with Battlefield (normal form and Ω form) as the only available stage. Rules cannot be adjusted from two minute time matches. Both fighting against AI and local multiplayer are possible. The only mode available outside of regular battles is the Tips section, which provides gameplay tips. These tips also appear on loading screens.

On September 9th 2014, the demo was made available on the Japanese Nintendo eShop. On September 12th, 2014, download codes for the demo were sent out to selected members of Club Nintendo Europe and Platinum members of the United States Club Nintendo; on September 12th, 2014, download codes were sent out to selected members of Club Nintendo Australia and New Zealand; recipients of the download codes received four each, to promote the games' four-player multiplayer feature. The demo was made available on the eShop without a code on September 19th, 2014, but unlike the download code demo, it has a limit of 30 plays.

Reception[edit]

Reviews of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS have been mostly positive, with Famitsu giving the game an almost perfect score of 37/40. This version of the game alone managed to sell over 1 million copies during the first weekend after its launch in Japan. As of October 7th, 2014, the game has sold 2.8 million copies worldwide. As of December 2015, the game has sold 6.78 million physical units worldwide[3], making it the better-selling of the two versions of Super Smash Bros. 4.

Despite this, the game has minimal tournament representation, as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U shares its gameplay and mechanics but is largely seen as the more accessible version for tournament play due to its multiple control schemes and more clearly visible graphics. In addition, the handheld nature of the 3DS version greatly increases the possibility of lag in local wireless play, since no two players can play on the same system, unlike the Wii U version. Nonetheless, the 3DS version remains popular for online play, for which it suffers from fewer drawbacks compared to the Wii U version than for local multiplayer.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has the most series represented by stages but with no characters, at five.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the first game in the series to lack an appearance of Ridley, an opening movie, and a new stage from the Donkey Kong, Metroid, Yoshi, and Star Fox universes.
  • Because of the amount of RAM that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS uses, it cannot run alongside other programs on the 3DS that use the internet. However, this does not occur on the 3DS' successor, the New Nintendo 3DS, due to the latter system having larger RAM.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS marks the first appearances on a portable system for Little Mac, Shulk, Wii Fit Trainer, and Bayonetta, and the only handheld appearance for the latter two.
  • In a similar vein to Brawl's introduction, when starting up Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the roster of characters is shown, appending any unlocked or downloaded characters to the lineup as well.
  • Each character actually has three models: a detailed one for trophies, the results screen and when the game is paused, and a model with lower polygon count for when the game is in motion. This is more noticeable in Training Mode when the player zooms in on the character and sets the speed to half or quarter speed when L is held.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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