Suzaku Castle

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Street Fighter II
Suzaku Castle
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Suzaku Castle as it appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (top) and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (bottom).
Universe Street Fighter
Appears in SSB4
Home stage to Ryu
Availability Downloadable
Crate type Normal
Maximum players 8
Tracks available For 3DS:
Ryu Stage Type A
Ryu Stage (Alternate)
For Wii U:
Ryu Stage
Ken Stage
Ryu Stage Type A
Ken Stage Type A
Ryu Stage Type B
Ken Stage Type B
Tournament Legality
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned

Suzaku Castle (朱雀城, Suzaku Castle) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. 4, available as downloadable content in a pack with Ryu.

Layout[edit]

The stage takes place on the rooftop of the Japanese castle at sunset. It features two long walk-off platforms on the right side, and two smaller floating platforms on the left side. Only the lower platform on the right is solid. The position of the lower-left platform is a fair distance away from the main platform, and provides a challenge for more than one character to stand on it, allowing for camping. Signposts located on the longest platform will break if a fighter is launched past them. The signposts are eventually repaired after all of them are broken.

Ω Form[edit]

The Ω Form of the stage consists of only the main platform centered without the smaller platforms and walk-off areas. The signposts can be broken even on this version of the stage, making it the only Ω Form stage to have interactive parts, albeit them being static. Both Ryu Stage Type A and B and Ken Stage Type A and B will change to become faster on the Ω form as well.

Origin[edit]

Suzaku Castle (Japan Stage) as it originally appeared in Super Street Fighter II.

In Street Fighter II, Suzaku Castle (Japan) is Ryu's stage. Like all Street Fighter stages it is a simple flat surface with no hazards. The twilight setting and breakable signs in the Smash stage are inspired by the version of this stage which appears in the SNES version of the game.[1]

Tournament Legality[edit]

This stage is banned from tournaments due to containing walk-off blast lines, and that the stage layout forces most of the gameplay to take place on the right hand side of the stage.

Trivia[edit]

  • On this stage, if the current music playing is Ryu Stage Type A or B or Ken Stage Type A or B and the timer reaches 30 seconds in a timed match, or the last opponent has one stock left in a stock match, or when the last opponent's HP is under 100 in a stamina match, or during Sudden Death, a sped-up version of the respective song will play. This references Street Fighter II, where the stage music speeds up when a fighter loses half of their health.
  • The kanji written on the destructible signs are "風林火山", or "fūrinkazan", a Japanese expression meaning something along the lines of "As fast as the wind, as quiet as a forest, as daring as fire, and as immovable as a mountain", in reference to The Art of War. These same kanji appear on Ryu's obi.
  • Suzaku Castle is one of five stages in the Super Smash Bros. series to be featured as a stage in other fighting games, with the others being the Pyrosphere, Green Hill Zone, Fountain of Dreams, and Midgar. Of these, Suzaku Castle is the only one originating from a fighting game.

References[edit]

  1. A battle on the original stage in Street Figher II.