Town and City
Town and City (村と街, Village and City) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. True to its name, the stage's setting alternates between the town and city from Animal Crossing: City Folk.
The stage is similar in layout to Smashville, the previous Animal Crossing stage. There is a single main platform which has different smaller platforms above it depending on its location. The main platform will travel between town and city background areas. In the town section, three small platforms appear above the main one, appearing over the left, middle, and right of the stage; in the city section, there are only two, appearing over the left and right sides. These platforms all move slightly and fly away when the stage transitions. The stage stays at each background area for about 30 seconds before taking about 15 seconds to transition to the other.
Like Smashville, the stage's appearance changes for the daytime, evening, and nighttime. This is determined by the console's internal clock. K.K. Slider performs music on Saturday nights from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. He only appears in the background for the town section of the stage, but the music still continues when the platform is in the city. As with Smashville, background characters pick "favorite" fighters at random and act accordingly depending on their performance in the match. Sometimes, The Roost will appear just behind the main platform, with the background characters receiving coffee from Brewster.
The main platform is increased in length slightly to match Final Destination, and the smaller moving platforms, balloons, and background characters are gone. The stage still transitions between the town and city areas.
Like Smashville, Town and City features numerous background characters. Some characters only appear at certain times of day.
This stage originates from Animal Crossing: City Folk (Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City in the PAL region). The game's most prominent new feature was the ability for the player to take a bus to the city, which is home to various shops, services, and events.
Each Animal Crossing game is mostly set in a small town. A typical town can be seen in the background of this stage and retains almost everything that is present in a town in the Animal Crossing series, such as trees, rocks, flowers, a river with bridges, and a waterfall along with various buildings:
In the background, a bus station is by the Town Gate, and there a bus sign on the same platform as the arena itself. The overall design of the city in this stage is also retained, including various buildings:
Town and City is a universally legal stage, either as a starter or counterpick in Smash 4 rulesets, due to its lack of hazards and the only gimmick of the stage being the platform cycling. Despite the stage's size, every blast line is actually slightly closer to the stage in comparison to Smash 4's other legal stages, and the first cycle of soft platforms includes a middle platform that shifts vertically, which makes it a good stage for characters with strong vertical finishers, such as Ryu and Meta Knight. The second cycle of soft platforms can also facilitate earlier KOs, since they can move closer to the side blast lines, and both transitions can be used as a last ditch effort for a Sacrificial KO if a grab is landed. The stage is still legal despite the fatal moving platforms.
Get a bird's-eye view of the town and city from Animal Crossing: City Folk as you fight on a platform overhead. Your Wii U console's clock dictates the time of day and which animals and places appear. Don't get too distracted by all that, though, because the platform itself is pretty simple-perfect for a battle of skill!
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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