Smash Tour (ワールドスマッシュ, World Smash) is a game mode exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Smash Tour plays as a board game, in which players use Mii characters to move around the board. There are three different boards - small, normal, and big - and every game can be set to last for 15 to 25 turns. The goal is to move around the board and collect powerups and fighters, who will face off in a final battle. If customizations are turned on, the characters may possess custom special moves, indicated by the number 1, 2, or 3 on the character's icon.
At the game's start, each player is given two random characters. At the beginning of each turn but the first, each player receives a random item, and may then choose to use any item they have. Then a spinner starts moving, and after stopping it, the player will be able to move by the number of spaces indicated, which ranges from 1 to 6 in normal conditions: it is possible to change direction at every crossroad.
By moving around the board, players can collect powerups, which raise their characters' stats; items, which possess various effects; and playable fighters, which will be put into use during battles: the characters are used in the order they were obtained. Each player may hold up to ten characters and four items.
Battles are initiated by landing on the same space as another player or landing on a battle space. At the beginning of a battle, a player may select an item to use, and will then face the others. There are several types of battles: only specific items may appear, the players are put in a specific state, or instead of a battle, a round of Home-Run Contest or Target Blast might play. The winner will receive a prize shown before the battle, which is always an item plus sometimes a character: in the case of a team battle, the item will be given to all the members of the winning team. If a player gets KO'd, they will lose their current fighter: the last character KO'd will be given to the player who defeated them. After the battle, any player who shares a space with the player who KO'd them will be launched away, possibly dropping some of their characters.
During gameplay, random events can occur: they range from non-playable characters roaming the board and giving bonuses of some kind to players who touch them, to alterations of the map, to boss battles.
When the turn counter runs out, the board phase of the game ends and the announcer will call out "GAME!". The players' stats are shown, and some further bonuses may be awarded if some special conditions are met:
The winner is then determined by a special timed stock battle that always takes place on the stage Battlefield. Every fighter that the player has collected counts as one stock; once a fighter is defeated, the player's next fighter enters the field until they have no fighters left, a concept that was carried over to Squad Strike. The winner is always decided by KO count: in other words, being the last player standing does not necessarily equate to victory. In the case of a tie, the winner is decided by a Sudden Death finale between the last fighters used.
Additionally, powerups and items may appear on any empty normal space.
Every fighter aside from the Mii Fighters can appear on the board, and if custom fighters are turned on, there are preset alternate costumes for each of the custom movesets. Most of the costumes for Moveset 2 are the costumes on the Alternate fighter trophies. The same applies to the 3DS's versions of the Alternate fighter trophies' costumes for Moveset 3. The custom moves in these sets always match their number with the costume number, so moveset 1 is always 1111, moveset 2 is always 2222 and moveset 3 is always 3333.
Items take the form of trophies from the game. The following is a list of known items and their effects in Smash Tour. There are red, blue, and green items, with red items being used in battle, blue items being used on the game board, and green items being usable in both.
The following items can be found throughout the game board. Each item has its own use, and will help the player in some way during the subsequent fights. Additionally, every item can be found in different sizes, which alters how much of each stat will be boosted. There is a limit of 1000 points for each category.
The following is a list of all known enemies on the board that involve random events and their effects, if known. Some events begin boss battles, granting stat boosts to the player who defeats it. If they fail to defeat this boss, it will reappear elsewhere on the map.
List of battle types
Most of these matches may also be team battles. If so, they will have "Team" at the start of the match name.