Stage

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The Battlefield stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an example of a typical stage in the Super Smash Bros. series.

A stage (ステージ, Stage), also called a level, map, arena, stadium, or board, is a location in which characters fight or complete objectives. The word "stage" refers to the entire loaded location, but can also refer to the ground or large central platform within the level. Though versus mode stages are the most commonly recognized and utilized, single-player mode stages such as Race to the Finish or Trophy Collector exist as well for purposes other than fighting.

Versus mode stages[edit]

Most versus mode stages in each of the Super Smash Bros. series games are available from the start, though a small number must first be unlocked by completing certain objectives. Some stages in Super Smash Bros. 4 were made available through updates and are downloadable. Of these stages, only two are free. Most stages, like Princess Peach's Castle, are derived from places in playable characters' universes. Super Smash Bros. Melee introduced two stages unique to the Super Smash Bros. universe — Battlefield and Final Destination. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, stages derived from universes without associated playable characters were introduced, namely Smashville, Hanenbow, and PictoChat. Additionally, not every playable character has a stage from their own universe; the Fire Emblem universe lacked one in Melee (though one was planned), and the R.O.B. universe has, for unknown reasons, never had a stage. Since Melee, each Smash game has included several Past Stages that debuted in previous games. These stages have either no or minor alterations (an example being Dream Land (64) in Smash 4, where the top blast line is much closer to the stage then it was in 64 or Melee). Ultimate changes this, giving older stages a more refined and detailed design.

Stages range in size from the large The Great Cave Offensive and Rumble Falls to the small Yoshi's Story and Peach's Castle. Typically, stages involve a large central platform with ledges, multiple smaller platforms, and blast lines above, below, and to the left and right of the visible area. Some stages, such as Mushroom Kingdom and Coliseum, have floors that continue past the edge of the visible area and pass through a side blast line. These edges are known as "walk-off edges" or "walk-offs", because characters can walk offscreen without the need to become airborne. Stages with walk-off edges on both the left and right, like Bridge of Eldin, are referred to as "walk-off stages", and only a select few, like Yoshi's Island, have only one walk-off. Some walk-off stages, such as Onett, have lower blast lines that are inaccessible normally, while others, such as Green Hill Zone, only infrequently have the lower blast lines introduced; still others, such as Mushroom Kingdom, have permanently-accessible gaps where players can fall past the lower blast line while still having solid ground covering most of the lower blast line, including its intersections with the left and/or right blast lines.

In Melee, moving and transforming stages were introduced. Big Blue and Rainbow Cruise consist entirely of platforms that move or appear on and offscreen, while stages like Icicle Mountain and PAC-LAND scroll continuously up, to the side, or down. Other stages, such as Pokémon Stadium, undergo partial transformations at certain intervals, while others, such as Castle Siege and Paper Mario, cycle through complete transformations. Similarly, stages like Delfino Plaza and Skyloft will take players to various areas via moving platforms. Mushroomy Kingdom may be one of two stages either randomly or based on a player's input prior to the match. Tortimer Island's, Gamer's, Balloon Fight's, and Garden of Hope's layouts are randomized to varying degrees for each battle as well.

Other stage elements include breakable barriers and platforms, such as the pillars of Luigi's Mansion and the stone floors of Skyworld; stage hazards and enemies, such as lasers, cars, and Klaptraps; local items such as apples; and interactive objects such as Barrel Cannons and switches. While water has no effect on movement in Melee outside of the flowing river in Jungle Japes, Brawl introduced swimming; a few stages, such as Delfino Plaza, feature bodies of water that characters can swim in.

In Brawl and Smash 4, the appearance of some items, namely crates and barrels, differs depending on the aesthetic style of the stage they appear on.

In every game, some stages (and in 64's case, all but one) are banned in competitive play because they are considered disruptive or unfair. See stage legality.

List of versus mode stages[edit]

This is a list of multiplayer stages in the Super Smash Bros. series.

The following does not include some single-player stages which can be playable with more than one player.

Starter Unlockable Downloadable (paid DLC) Downloadable (game update) Single-player only
Stage Universe Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
3D Land MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No Yes No Yes
75m DKSymbol.svgDonkey Kong No No Yes No Yes Yes
Arena Ferox FireEmblemSymbol.svgFire Emblem No No No Yes No Yes
Balloon Fight BalloonFightSymbol.svgBalloon Fight No No No Yes No Yes
Battlefield[1] SmashBrosSymbol.svgSuper Smash Bros.[2] Battlefield in 64 Battlefield in Melee Battlefield in Brawl Battlefield in Smash 4 Battlefield in Ultimate
Big Battlefield SmashBrosSymbol.svgSuper Smash Bros. No No No No Big Battlefield in Smash 4 Big Battlefield in Ultimate
Big Blue[3] FZeroSymbol.svgF-Zero No Yes Yes No Yes
Boxing Ring PunchOutSymbol.svgPunch-Out!! No No No Yes Yes
Bridge of Eldin ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No No Yes No Yes Yes
Brinstar[4] MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Brinstar Depths[5] MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid No Yes No No Yes
Castle Siege FireEmblemSymbol.svgFire Emblem No No Yes No Yes Yes
Coliseum FireEmblemSymbol.svgFire Emblem No No No No Yes Yes
Corneria[6] StarFoxSymbol.svgStar Fox No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Delfino Plaza MarioSymbol.svgMario No No Yes No Yes Yes
Distant Planet PikminSymbol.svgPikmin No No Yes Yes No Yes
Dracula's Castle CastlevaniaSymbol.svgCastlevania No No No No Yes
Dream Land Super Smash Bros.[7] KirbySymbol.svgKirby Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Dream Land GB[8] KirbySymbol.svgKirby No No No Yes No Yes
Duck Hunt DuckHuntSymbol.svgDuck Hunt No No No Yes Yes Yes
Figure-8 Circuit[9] MarioSymbol.svgMario No No Yes No Yes Yes
Final Destination[10] SmashBrosSymbol.svgSuper Smash Bros. Final Destination in 64 Final Destination in Melee Final Destination in Brawl Final Destination in Smash 4 Final Destination in Ultimate
Find Mii FindMiiSymbol.svgStreetPass Mii Plaza No No No Yes No Yes
Flat Zone [11] Game&WatchSymbol.svgGame & Watch No Yes No No No[12] No[12]
Flat Zone 2 Game&WatchSymbol.svgGame & Watch No No Yes Yes No[12] No[12]
Flat Zone X Game&WatchSymbol.svgGame & Watch No No No No Yes Yes
Fountain of Dreams[13] KirbySymbol.svgKirby No Yes No No Yes
Fourside[14] EarthboundSymbol.svgEarthBound No Yes No No Yes
Frigate Orpheon MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid No No Yes No Yes
Gamer WarioSymbol.svgWario No No No No Yes Yes
Garden of Hope PikminSymbol.svgPikmin No No No No Yes Yes
Gaur Plain XenobladeSymbol.svgXenoblade No No No Yes Yes
Gerudo Valley ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No No No Yes No Yes
Golden Plains MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No Yes No Yes
Great Bay[15] ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No Yes No No Yes
The Great Cave Offensive KirbySymbol.svgKirby No No No No Yes Yes
Great Plateau Tower ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No No No No Yes
Green Greens[16] KirbySymbol.svgKirby No Yes Yes No Yes
Green Hill Zone SonicSymbol.svgSonic No No Yes Yes No Yes
Halberd KirbySymbol.svgKirby No No Yes No Yes Yes
Hanenbow ElectroplanktonSymbol.svgElectroplankton No No Yes No Yes
Hyrule Castle ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda Yes No No Yes Yes
Icicle Mountain[17] IceClimberSymbol.svgIce Climber No Yes No No No
Jungle Hijinxs DKSymbol.svgDonkey Kong No No No No Yes No
Jungle Japes[18] DKSymbol.svgDonkey Kong No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Kalos Pokémon League PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon No No No No Yes Yes
Kongo Falls[19] DKSymbol.svgDonkey Kong No Yes No No Yes
Kongo Jungle Super Smash Bros.[20] DKSymbol.svgDonkey Kong Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Living Room NintendogsSymbol.svgNintendogs No No No Yes No Yes
Luigi's Mansion MarioSymbol.svgMario No No Yes No Yes Yes
Lylat Cruise StarFoxSymbol.svgStar Fox No No Yes No Yes Yes
Magicant EarthboundSymbol.svgEarthBound No No No Yes No Yes
Mario Bros. MarioSymbol.svgMario No No Yes No Yes
Mario Circuit Super Smash Bros. for Wii U MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No No Yes Yes
Mario Galaxy MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No No Yes Yes
Mementos PersonaSymbol.svgPersona No No No No Yes
Midgar FinalFantasySymbol.svgFinal Fantasy No No No Yes Yes
Miiverse MiiverseSymbol.svgMiiverse No No No No Yes No
Moray Towers SplatoonSymbol.svgSplatoon No No No No Yes
Mushroom Kingdom Super Smash Bros. MarioSymbol.svgMario Yes No No No Yes
Mushroom Kingdom Super Smash Bros. Melee MarioSymbol.svgMario No Yes No No No
Mushroom Kingdom II MarioSymbol.svgMario No Yes No No Yes
Mushroomy Kingdom MarioSymbol.svgMario No No Yes[21] Yes[22] No Yes[22]
Mushroom Kingdom U MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No No Yes Yes
Mute City Super Smash Bros. Melee[23] FZeroSymbol.svgF-Zero No Yes No No No
Mute City SNES[24] FZeroSymbol.svgF-Zero No No No Yes No Yes
New Donk City Hall MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No No Yes
New Pork City EarthboundSymbol.svgEarthBound No No Yes No Yes
Norfair MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid No No Yes No Yes Yes
Onett[25] EarthboundSymbol.svgEarthBound No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Orbital Gate Assault StarFoxSymbol.svgStar Fox No No No No Yes No
Pac-Land PacManSymbol.svgPac-Man No No No No Yes Yes
Pac-Maze PacManSymbol.svgPac-Man No No No Yes No No
Palutena's Temple KidIcarusSymbol.svgKid Icarus No No No No Yes Yes
Paper Mario MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No Yes No Yes
Peach's Castle MarioSymbol.svgMario Yes No No Yes Yes
Princess Peach's Castle[26] MarioSymbol.svgMario No Yes No No Yes
PictoChat DSSymbol.svgNintendo DS No No Yes No No
PictoChat 2 DSSymbol.svgNintendo DS No No No Yes No Yes
Pilotwings PilotwingsSymbol.svgPilotwings No No No No Yes Yes
Pirate Ship ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No No Yes No Yes Yes
Planet Zebes MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid Yes No No No No
Poké Floats[27] PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon No Yes No No No
Pokémon Stadium[28] PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon No Yes Yes No Yes
Pokémon Stadium 2 PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon No No Yes No Yes Yes
Port Town Aero Dive FZeroSymbol.svgF-Zero No No Yes No Yes Yes
Prism Tower PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon No No No Yes No Yes
Pyrosphere MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid No No No No Yes No
Rainbow Cruise[29] MarioSymbol.svgMario No Yes Yes No Yes
Rainbow Road MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No Yes No No
Reset Bomb Forest KidIcarusSymbol.svgKid Icarus No No No Yes No Yes
Rumble Falls DKSymbol.svgDonkey Kong No No Yes No No
Saffron City PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon Yes No No No Yes
Sector Z StarFoxSymbol.svgStar Fox Yes No No No No
Shadow Moses Island MetalGearSymbol.svgMetal Gear No No Yes No Yes
Skyloft ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No No No No Yes Yes
Skyworld KidIcarusSymbol.svgKid Icarus No No Yes No Yes Yes
Smashville AnimalCrossingSymbol.svgAnimal Crossing No No Yes No Yes Yes
Spear Pillar PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon No No Yes No Yes
Spiral Mountain BanjoKazooieSymbol.svgBanjo-Kazooie No No No No Yes
Spirit Train ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No No No Yes No Yes
Summit IceClimberSymbol.svgIce Climber No No Yes No Yes
Super Happy Tree[30] YoshiSymbol.svgYoshi Yes Yes No No Yes
Super Mario Maker MarioSymbol.svgMario No No No Yes Yes
Suzaku Castle StreetFighterSymbol.svgStreet Fighter No No No Yes Yes
Temple[31] ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Tomodachi Life TomodachiSymbol.svgTomodachi No No No Yes No Yes
Tortimer Island AnimalCrossingSymbol.svgAnimal Crossing No No No Yes No Yes
Town and City AnimalCrossingSymbol.svgAnimal Crossing No No No No Yes Yes
Umbra Clock Tower BayonettaSymbol.svgBayonetta No No No Yes Yes
Unova Pokémon League PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon No No No Yes No Yes
Venom[32] StarFoxSymbol.svgStar Fox No Yes No No Yes
WarioWare, Inc. WarioSymbol.svgWario No No Yes Yes No Yes
Wii Fit Studio WiiFitSymbol.svgWii Fit No No No No Yes Yes
Wily Castle MegaManSymbol.svgMega Man No No No Yes[33] Yes[34]
Windy Hill Zone SonicSymbol.svgSonic No No No No Yes Yes
Woolly World YoshiSymbol.svgYoshi No No No No Yes No
Wrecking Crew WreckingCrewSymbol.svgWrecking Crew No No No No Yes Yes
Wuhu Island WiiSportsSymbol.svgWii Sports No No No No Yes Yes
Yggdrasil's Altar DragonQuestSymbol.svgDragon Quest No No No No Yes
Yoshi's Island Super Smash Bros. Melee[35] YoshiSymbol.svgYoshi No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Yoshi's Island Super Smash Bros. Brawl YoshiSymbol.svgYoshi No No Yes Yes No Yes
Yoshi's Story[36] YoshiSymbol.svgYoshi No Yes No No Yes
New Stages 9 26 31 25 + 5 29 + 5 7 + 5
Returning Stages 0 3 10 9 + 3 17 + 4 96
Total Stages 9 29 41 34 + 8 46 + 9 103 + 5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Listed as "Special Stages: Battlefield" in Melee.
  2. ^ In Melee, this stage used the SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Special Stages series symbol instead of the normal Super Smash Bros. one.
  3. ^ Listed as "F-Zero Grand Prix: Big Blue" in Melee.
  4. ^ Listed as "Planet Zebes: Brinstar" in Melee.
  5. ^ Listed as "Planet Zebes: Brinstar Depths" in Melee.
  6. ^ Listed as "Lylat System: Corneria" in Melee.
  7. ^ Listed as "Past Stages: Dream Land" in Melee.
  8. ^ Listed as "Dream Land" in Smash 4.
  9. ^ Listed as "Mario Circuit" in Brawl, and as "Mario Circuit (Brawl)" in Smash 4.
  10. ^ Listed as "Special Stages: Final Destination" in Melee.
  11. ^ Listed as "Superflat World: Flat Zone" in Melee.
  12. ^ a b c d Appears as part of Flat Zone X.
  13. ^ Listed as "Dream Land: Fountain of Dreams" in Melee.
  14. ^ Listed as "Eagleland: Fourside" in Melee.
  15. ^ Listed as "Termina: Great Bay" in Melee.
  16. ^ Listed as "Dream Land: Green Greens" in Melee.
  17. ^ Listed as "Infinite Glacier: Icicle Mountain" in Melee.
  18. ^ Listed as "DK Island: Jungle Japes" in Melee.
  19. ^ Listed as "DK Island: Kongo Jungle" in Melee.
  20. ^ Listed as "Congo Jungle" in 64, and as "Past Stages: Kongo Jungle" in Melee.
  21. ^ The stage has an additional underground version based on World 1-2 alongside the standard World 1-1 version. The version will normally be selected randomly, though either version can be forced by holding down a certain button when selecting the stage.
  22. ^ a b Only the World 1-1 version is present.
  23. ^ Listed as "F-Zero Grand Prix: Mute City" in Melee.
  24. ^ Listed as "Mute City" in Smash 4.
  25. ^ Listed as "Eagleland: Onett" in Melee.
  26. ^ Listed as "Mushroom Kingdom: Princess Peach's Castle" in Melee.
  27. ^ Listed as "Kanto Skies: Poké Floats" in Melee.
  28. ^ Listed as "Kanto: Pokémon Stadium" in Melee.
  29. ^ Listed as "Mushroom Kingdom: Rainbow Cruise" in Melee.
  30. ^ Listed as "Yoshi's Island" in 64, and as "Past Stages: Yoshi's Island" in Melee.
  31. ^ Listed as "Hyrule: Temple" in Melee.
  32. ^ Listed as "Lylat System: Venom" in Melee.
  33. ^ In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Wily Castle is set during the day and has a variety of moving platforms. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Wily Castle is set during the night and has platforms moving along rails, as well as the Yellow Devil.
  34. ^ In Ultimate, Wily Castle is set during the night and has the hazards from both versions of Smash 4.
  35. ^ Listed as "Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's Island" in Melee.
  36. ^ Listed as "Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's Story" in Melee.

Versus mode stages by game[edit]

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

The stage select screen in Smash 64.

There are nine versus stages in the original Super Smash Bros.; 8 starters and 1 unlockable stage: Mushroom Kingdom, shown in bold.

Super Smash Bros. Stages

DKSymbol(preBrawl).svg Congo Jungle
KirbySymbol.svg Dream Land
ZeldaSymbol.svg Hyrule Castle
MarioSymbol(preBrawl).svg Mushroom Kingdom
MarioSymbol(preBrawl).svg Peach's Castle
MetroidSymbol(preBrawl).svg Planet Zebes
PokemonSymbol(preBrawl).svg Saffron City
StarFoxSymbol(preBrawl).svg Sector Z
YoshiSymbol(preBrawl).svg Yoshi's Island

In Melee[edit]

The stage select screen in Melee.

There are twenty nine versus stages in Super Smash Bros. Melee; 18 starters and 11 unlockable stages, shown below in bold. The three past stages are unlockable. Unlike the other games, each stage has a greater location listed before it.

Super Smash Bros. Melee Melee Stages

SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Special Stages Battlefield
FZeroSymbol.svg F-Zero Grand Prix Big Blue
MetroidSymbol(preBrawl).svg Planet Zebes Brinstar
MetroidSymbol(preBrawl).svg Planet Zebes Brinstar Depths
StarFoxSymbol(preBrawl).svg Lylat System Corneria
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Special Stages Final Destination
Game&WatchSymbol(preBrawl).svg Superflat World Flat Zone
KirbySymbol.svg Dream Land Fountain of Dreams
EarthboundSymbol(preBrawl).svg Eagleland Fourside
ZeldaSymbol.svg Termina Great Bay
KirbySymbol.svg Dream Land Green Greens
IceClimberSymbol.svg Infinite Glacier Icicle Mountain
DKSymbol(preBrawl).svg DK Island Jungle Japes
DKSymbol(preBrawl).svg DK Island Kongo Jungle
MarioSymbol(preBrawl).svg Mushroom Kingdom
MarioSymbol(preBrawl).svg Mushroom Kingdom II
FZeroSymbol.svg F-Zero Grand Prix Mute City
EarthboundSymbol(preBrawl).svg Eagleland Onett
PokemonSymbol(preBrawl).svg Kanto Skies Poké Floats
PokemonSymbol(preBrawl).svg Kanto Pokémon Stadium
MarioSymbol(preBrawl).svg Mushroom Kingdom Princess Peach's Castle
MarioSymbol(preBrawl).svg Mushroom Kingdom Rainbow Cruise
ZeldaSymbol.svg Hyrule Temple
StarFoxSymbol(preBrawl).svg Lylat System Venom
YoshiSymbol(preBrawl).svg Yoshi’s Island Yoshi's Island
YoshiSymbol(preBrawl).svg Yoshi’s Island Yoshi's Story

Super Smash Bros. Past Stages

DKSymbol(preBrawl).svg Kongo Jungle
KirbySymbol.svg Dream Land
YoshiSymbol(preBrawl).svg Yoshi's Island

In Brawl[edit]

The stage select screen in Brawl.
The Melee Stages screen in Brawl.

There are forty one versus stages in Super Smash Bros. Brawl; 29 starters and 12 unlockable stages, shown below in bold. None of the original Super Smash Bros. stages or original Super Smash Bros. music stage themes return, but there are 10 stages and Brawl remixed the music stage themes from Melee, one from each universe involved in the original Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Brawl Stages

DKSymbol.svg 75m
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Battlefield
ZeldaSymbol.svg Bridge of Eldin
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Castle Siege
MarioSymbol.svg Delfino Plaza
PikminSymbol.svg Distant Planet
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Final Destination
Game&WatchSymbol.svg Flat Zone 2
MetroidSymbol.svg Frigate Orpheon
SonicSymbol.svg Green Hill Zone
KirbySymbol.svg Halberd
ElectroplanktonSymbol.svg Hanenbow
MarioSymbol.svg Luigi's Mansion
StarFoxSymbol.svg Lylat Cruise
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Bros.
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Circuit
MarioSymbol.svg Mushroomy Kingdom
EarthboundSymbol.svg New Pork City
MetroidSymbol.svg Norfair
DSSymbol.svg PictoChat
ZeldaSymbol.svg Pirate Ship
PokemonSymbol.svg Pokémon Stadium 2
FZeroSymbol.svg Port Town Aero Dive
DKSymbol.svg Rumble Falls
MetalGearSymbol(preUltimate).svg Shadow Moses Island
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Skyworld
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Smashville
PokemonSymbol.svg Spear Pillar
IceClimberSymbol.svg Summit
WarioSymbol.svg WarioWare, Inc.
YoshiSymbol.svg Yoshi's Island

Super Smash Bros. Melee Melee Stages

FZeroSymbol.svg Big Blue
MetroidSymbol.svg Brinstar
StarFoxSymbol.svg Corneria
KirbySymbol.svg Green Greens
DKSymbol.svg Jungle Japes
EarthboundSymbol.svg Onett
PokemonSymbol.svg Pokémon Stadium
MarioSymbol.svg Rainbow Cruise
ZeldaSymbol.svg Temple
YoshiSymbol.svg Yoshi's Island

In Smash 4[edit]

The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, showing the normal stages.
The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, showing the extra stages.
The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, showing the normal stages.
The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, showing the extra stages.

Stages in Super Smash Bros. 4 differ depending on the version. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS features forty two stages total (7 of which are unlockable, shown in bold, and 8 of which are downloadable content). Super Smash Bros. for Wii U features fifty five stages (6 of which are unlockable, shown in bold, and 9 of which are downloadable content). Bold and italic text denotes stages that are unlockable in one version, but a starter/downloadable stage in the other. 13 stages appear in both versions (with some having changes), however the majority of stages are exclusive to each version, with 3DS stages primarily pulled from handheld games and Wii U stages from console games (though, there are some exceptions). In addition, this is the first game where stages from all the past entries return at once.

All stages now have an optional Ω form (Omega Form), changing their layout to be similar to Final Destination - some have walls that go all the way down to the bottom blast line, while others are basically floating islands.

Most stages can be played with up to eight players in the Wii U version, though some are too complex or too small to handle that many fighters at once and will be disabled in the stage select when more players than allowed are present. Normally this is the traditional four (marked 4P below), but some stages will still allow up to six (6P). Conversely, some others are restricted to four players even on their Ω forms (), whereas most stages still allow the full eight on their Ω form even if restricted otherwise.

Unique to Smash 4 is the disabling of Star KOs and Screen KOs on certain stages.

Super Smash Bros. 4 Both Versions

SmashBrosSymbol.svg Battlefield
PunchOutSymbol.svg Boxing Ring
DuckHuntSymbol.svg Duck Hunt (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS added in version 1.1.1 / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U available at release)
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Final Destination
XenobladeSymbol.svg Gaur Plain
FinalFantasySymbol.svg Midgar (DLC)
MarioSymbol.svg Super Mario Maker (DLC)
StreetFighterSymbol.svg Suzaku Castle (DLC)
BayonettaSymbol.svg Umbra Clock Tower (DLC)
MegaManSymbol.svg 4P Wily Castle
Familiar stages
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Dream Land (64) (DLC)
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Castle (64) (DLC)
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Peach's Castle (64) (DLC)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Stages

MarioSymbol.svg 3D Land
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Arena Ferox
BalloonFightSymbol.svg Balloon Fight
KirbySymbol.svg Dream Land
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Find Mii
ZeldaSymbol.svg Gerudo Valley
MarioSymbol.svg Golden Plains
NintendogsSymbol.svg Living Room
EarthboundSymbol.svg Magicant
FZeroSymbol.svg Mute City
PacManSymbol.svg Pac-Maze
MarioSymbol.svg Paper Mario
DSSymbol.svg PictoChat 2
PokemonSymbol.svg Prism Tower
MarioSymbol.svg Rainbow Road
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Reset Bomb Forest
ZeldaSymbol.svg Spirit Train
TomodachiSymbol.svg Tomodachi Life
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Tortimer Island
PokemonSymbol.svg Unova Pokémon League
Familiar stages
MetroidSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Brinstar
StarFoxSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Corneria
DKSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Jungle Japes
PikminSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Distant Planet
Game&WatchSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Flat Zone 2
SonicSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Green Hill Zone
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mushroomy Kingdom
WarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl WarioWare, Inc.
YoshiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Yoshi's Island

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U Stages

SmashBrosSymbol.svg Big Battlefield
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Coliseum
Game&WatchSymbol.svg 6P Flat Zone X
WarioSymbol.svg 4P Gamer
PikminSymbol.svg 4P Garden of Hope
KirbySymbol.svg The Great Cave Offensive
DKSymbol.svg 4P Jungle Hijinxs
PokemonSymbol.svg 4P Kalos Pokémon League
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Circuit
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Galaxy
MiiverseSymbol.svg Miiverse (added in version 1.0.8)
MarioSymbol.svg 4P Mushroom Kingdom U
StarFoxSymbol.svg 4P Orbital Gate Assault
PacManSymbol.svg 6P Pac-Land
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Palutena's Temple
PilotwingsSymbol.svg 4P Pilotwings
MetroidSymbol.svg Pyrosphere
ZeldaSymbol.svg 4P Skyloft
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Town and City
WiiFitSymbol.svg Wii Fit Studio
SonicSymbol.svg Windy Hill Zone
YoshiSymbol.svg 4P Woolly World
WreckingCrewSymbol.svg 4P Wrecking Crew
WiiSportsSymbol.svg Wuhu Island
Familiar Stages
DKSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Kongo Jungle 64
EarthboundSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Onett
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Temple
YoshiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Yoshi's Island
DKSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl 75m
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Bridge of Eldin
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Castle Siege
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl 4P Delfino Plaza
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl 4P Halberd
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Luigi's Mansion
StarFoxSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Lylat Cruise
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mario Circuit (Brawl)
MetroidSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Norfair
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pirate Ship (DLC)
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pokémon Stadium 2
FZeroSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl 4P Port Town Aero Dive
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl 6P Skyworld
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Smashville

In Ultimate[edit]

The stage select for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, showing the normal stages.
The stage select for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Stage Morph enabled.

There are one hundred and six versus stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with 2 more planned to be future downloadable content. 10 stages are unique to Ultimate while the other 96 comprise nearly every stage from previous Smash games: 7 from Super Smash Bros., 19 from Super Smash Bros. Melee, 26 from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and 44 from Super Smash Bros. 4 (18 from the 3DS version, 18 from the Wii U version, and 8 that are in both versions). Ω forms return for each stage, along with a new Battlefield form for every stage. All Battlefield and Ω forms have the same size and terrain as Battlefield and Final Destination, respectively. All stages now allow eight players.

Not counting either single-player only stages or previous versions of Battlefield and Final Destination, there are only 15 stages that do not return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; 2 from Smash 64 (Planet Zebes and Sector Z), 4 from Melee (Icicle Mountain, Mute City, Mushroom Kingdom and Poké Floats), 2 from Brawl (Rumble Falls and PictoChat), 2 from Smash for 3DS (Rainbow Road and Pac-Maze), and 5 from Smash for Wii U (Miiverse, Woolly World, Orbital Gate Assault, Jungle Hijinxs and Pyrosphere).

A new rules option allows stage hazards to be turned off. Stages are ordered by when they first appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series. Unlike previous entries, all stages are available from the start. Ultimate also introduces Stage Morph, an option which allows players to choose two different stages which will transition back and forth over the course of a battle.

Ultimate Stages

SmashBrosSymbol.svg Battlefield
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Big Battlefield
CastlevaniaSymbol.svg Dracula's Castle
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Final Destination
ZeldaSymbol.svg Great Plateau Tower
PersonaSymbol.svg Mementos (DLC)
SplatoonSymbol.svg Moray Towers
MarioSymbol.svg New Donk City Hall
BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg Spiral Mountain (DLC)
DragonQuestSymbol.svg Yggdrasil's Altar (DLC)

Familiar Stages

KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Dream Land
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Peach's Castle
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Castle
DKSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Kongo Jungle
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Mushroom Kingdom
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Saffron City
YoshiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Super Happy Tree
FZeroSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Big Blue
MetroidSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Brinstar
MetroidSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Brinstar Depths
StarFoxSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Corneria
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Fountain of Dreams
EarthboundSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Fourside
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Great Bay
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Green Greens
DKSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Jungle Japes
DKSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Kongo Falls
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Mushroom Kingdom II
EarthboundSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Onett
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Pokémon Stadium
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Princess Peach's Castle
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Rainbow Cruise
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Temple
StarFoxSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Venom
YoshiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Yoshi's Island (Melee)
YoshiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee Yoshi's Story
DKSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl 75m
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Bridge of Eldin
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Castle Siege
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Delfino Plaza
PikminSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Distant Planet
MetroidSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Frigate Orpheon
SonicSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Green Hill Zone
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Halberd
ElectroplanktonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Hanenbow
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Luigi's Mansion
StarFoxSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Lylat Cruise
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mushroomy Kingdom
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mario Bros.
EarthboundSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl New Pork City
MetroidSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Norfair
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Figure-8 Circuit
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pirate Ship
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pokémon Stadium 2
FZeroSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Port Town Aero Dive
MetalGearSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Shadow Moses Island
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Skyworld
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Smashville
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Spear Pillar
IceClimberSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Summit
WarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl WarioWare, Inc.
YoshiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Yoshi's Island
PunchOutSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Boxing Ring
DuckHuntSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Duck Hunt
XenobladeSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Gaur Plain
FinalFantasySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Midgar
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Mario Maker
StreetFighterSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Suzaku Castle
BayonettaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Umbra Clock Tower
MegaManSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. 4 Wily Castle
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 3D Land
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Arena Ferox
BalloonFightSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Balloon Fight
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Dream Land GB
FindMiiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Find Mii
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Gerudo Valley
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Golden Plains
NintendogsSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Living Room
EarthboundSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Magicant
FZeroSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Mute City SNES
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Paper Mario
DSSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS PictoChat 2
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Prism Tower
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Reset Bomb Forest
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Spirit Train
TomodachiSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Tomodachi Life
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Tortimer Island
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Unova Pokémon League
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Coliseum
WarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Gamer
PikminSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Garden of Hope
Game&WatchSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Flat Zone X
PokemonSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Kalos Pokémon League
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mario Circuit
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mario Galaxy
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mushroom Kingdom U
PacManSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pac-Land
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Palutena's Temple
PilotwingsSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pilotwings
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Skyloft
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U The Great Cave Offensive
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Town and City
WiiFitSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii Fit Studio
SonicSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Windy Hill Zone
WreckingCrewSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wrecking Crew
WiiSportsSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wuhu Island

Single-player stages[edit]

In the single-player modes and challenges, a number of stages appear that aren't available in versus mode without hacking or accessing it via the Debug menu.

  • The Home-Run Contest stages in Melee, Brawl, and SSB4 involve a central platform from which Sandbag is hit, and a very long stretch of ground to the right of the platform for it to land upon.
  • In Melee's "trophy tussle" event matches, the player fights CPUs upon a stage that takes the form of a giant object, the trophy for which he or she wins after completing the event.
  • The original Super Smash Bros. Board the Platforms stages function as agility tests, and there are 12 in total - each one is designed to challenge the player's character.
  • Like Board the Platforms, Break the Targets and Target Test stages of the original Super Smash Bros. and Melee respectively are tailored to challenge each character - 12 exist in the original and 25 in Melee. Some of Melee's Target Test stages are decorated in reference to their character's universe; Pikachu's, for example, has decorative Poké Balls in its walls, while the Ice Climbers' look like a level from the game Ice Climber. Brawl, however, simply has five Target Smash! stages for all characters, each representing a different difficulty level.
  • Areas in Adventure Mode and the Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary are technically defined as stages.
  • The Online Practice Stage in Brawl, SSB4, and Ultimate is playable only while waiting for an online match to load.
  • The controls test stage in Brawl, SSB4, and Ultimate is playable only for the purpose of testing custom controls, and only as Mario.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

In Melee[edit]

In Brawl[edit]

Note: In Brawl, most of these stages can be played with two players.

In Smash 4[edit]

Note: As with Brawl, most of these stages can be played with two players.

In Ultimate[edit]

Note: As with Brawl and the Wii U version, some of these stages can be played with two players.

Non-playable stages[edit]

Some stages are inaccessible through normal means. These non-playable stages are accessible only through the use of hacks and debug programs, such as Action Replay. Some, such as "Test", were presumably used for testing during game development, while others, such as the "Tutorial stage", are used in the game but not for the purpose of gameplay.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

In Melee[edit]

In Brawl[edit]

  • 1-Player Mode Credits - the file name of the single-player mode credits is "STGCHARACROLL.pac", which technically defines it as a stage.
  • Results Screen - the results screen that appears after a match is a stage, playable only through hacking [1]

In for Wii U[edit]

  • Photo Studio backgrounds - The backgrounds are all considered separate stages, and can only be played by hacking.

In Ultimate[edit]

  • Results Screen - Similar to Brawl, this is programmed in as a nearly fully-playable stage, accessible only by hacking. There is also a separate variant of the stage specifically for Joker's victory poses.[2]
  • Free the Spirit screen - This is also programmed in as a stage, only accessible by hacking.[3]
  • Staff Roll screen - This is also programmed in as a stage, only accessible by hacking. It has at least a bottom blast line programmed in, but no other surfaces.[4]

Custom Stages[edit]

Brawl introduced the Stage Builder, a tool that allows players to build their own stages, for use in multiplayer matches, using sets of provided objects, some unlockable. Brawl includes a set of Sample Stages that were built using the Stage Builder. The stage builder can also be used to build No KO stages and "CD Factories" - exploitative stages used for quickly obtaining CDs. The Stage Builder returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with some features removed and other features added. In version 3.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the stage builder was released.

Trivia[edit]

  • From Brawl onward (except in for 3DS), stages on the stage select screen show the logo of their origin game (or origin series). However, due to localization differences or certain games not being released in certain regions, various inconsistencies show up:
    • If the language is set to Latin American Spanish or Canadian French, all logos will use their US English version.
    • If the language is set to Castilian Spanish, Parisian French, UK English, German, or Italian, all logos will use their properly translated European versions.
    • If the language is set to Dutch or Russian, all logos will use the UK English version. (Differences between US English and UK English logos can be seen for games such as Pokémon Red and Blue Versions, Tomodachi Life, Xenoblade Chronicles, WarioWare, Inc., and Fire Emblem Awakening.)
    • If the language is set to Korean, games not released in South Korea use an inconsistent mixture of Japanese, US English, and UK English logos, for example using the UK English logo for Xenoblade Chronicles, the US English logo for Fire Emblem Awakening, and the Japanese logo for Super Mario USA and Made in Wario.
    • If the language is set to Traditional or Simplified Chinese, a different inconsistent mixture appears, such as using the UK English logo for Tomodachi Life and the Japanese logo for Xenoblade Chronicles.
      • As a unique difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese translates the logo for Nintendogs into Chinese, while Traditional Chinese leaves the logo untranslated.
    • If the language is set to either Japanese or Chinese, the origin game for Magicant is listed as Mother. If the language is set to Korean or any Western language, the origin game is instead listed as EarthBound (and not EarthBound Beginnings), despite those being two completely different games.
    • The logo for the game Find Mii is the only one to differ in all 11 languages.
  • Port Town Aero Dive has its origin game listed as both F-Zero GX and F-Zero AX, and is the only stage to list more than one title outside of Pokémon series stages.
  • Though stages are chronologically ordered by series in Ultimate, Super Mario Maker is an exception, being placed to the left of Suzaku Castle.
  • For every game that has DLC, there are exactly 5 new DLC stages in each.

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