Town and City

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Animal Crossing: City Folk
Town and City

Ultimate (Town)
Ultimate (City)

Wii U (Town)
Wii U (City)


Town and City across the series.
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Universe Animal Crossing
Appears in SSB4 (Wii U)
Ultimate
Home stage to SSB4:
Villager
Ultimate:
Villager
Isabelle
Availability Starter
Crate type Presents
Maximum players 8
Music
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
for Wii U Plaza / Title (Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World)
Tour (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
Kapp'n's Song
Outdoors at 7 p.m. (Sunny) / Main Street
Bubblegum K.K.
K.K. Slider tracks
Ultimate Animal Crossing series music
Main: Plaza / Title Theme - Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World
Alternate: Title Theme - Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Tournament legality
Smash 4 Singles: Starter/Counterpick
Doubles: Starter/Counterpick
Ultimate Singles: Starter/Counterpick
Doubles: Starter/Counterpick
Article on Nookipedia Town
A stage based on Animal Crossing: City Folk. The platforms go back and forth between the town and... errmm...the city. Depending on the actual time, the stage switches between day and night. The visitors are also different each time.
Super Smash Bros. 4 Official Site

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. Isabelle is fought here for her unlocking battle in Ultimate.

Stage overview[edit]

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, dusk, nighttime, and dawn. 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.

Ω forms and Battlefield form[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Ω form has the main platform of the normal form 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.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form and Battlefield form are similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, the main platform is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form are based on the ones in the normal form.

Background Characters[edit]

Like Smashville, Town and City features numerous background characters. Some characters only appear at in a certain part of the stage, or at certain times of day.

Both[edit]

Town[edit]

City[edit]

Origin[edit]

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:

Building Origin Game Purpose
Able Sisters Animal Crossing A clothing and tailoring shop, where the player can design their own clothing and umbrellas.
Animal Villager Houses Animal Forest (design from City Folk) The residences of the non-playable villager characters.
Fountain Animal Crossing: City Folk The fountain is constructed in front of the gate after the second town fund is completed, and houses the spirit of the goddess Serena.
Museum Animal Crossing An initially-empty museum, which can be filled by the player by donating bugs, fish, fossils, and works of art. It also includes an observatory, where constellations can be designed, and The Roost, a coffee shop.
Nook's Cranny Animal Forest (design from Animal Crossing: Wild World and City Folk) The first incarnation of Tom Nook's store, where purchases of a small variety of items can be made.
Player's House Animal Forest (design from City Folk) The player's residence, which can be expanded and decorated with wallpaper, carpeting, and furniture.
Town Gate Animal Crossing: Wild World (design from City Folk's Castle style) The town gate allows players to visit other towns and retrieve lost items.
Town Hall Animal Crossing: Wild World The main building for the town's civic duties; the player can pay their debt to Tom Nook, deposit and withdraw money, mail letters, dispose of unwanted items, etc.

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:

Building Purpose
Auction House An establishment where items can be displayed and bid on by the player and their friends via Wi-Fi.
GracieGrace An upscale store where expensive furniture, clothes and accessories are sold.
Happy Room Academy The Happy Room Academy rates the design of the player's home and displays a model room at their headquarters.
The Marquee A theater where the player can learn emotions.

Tournament legality[edit]

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.

Trophy[edit]

Town and City trophy in for Wii U.
Town and City

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!

Wii: Animal Crossing: City Folk (11/2008)

Update history[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1.0.2

  • Added 8-player mode version of the stage and its Ω form.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Not counting the K.K. Slider songs, Town and City is the only stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U whose musical selection is composed entirely of new remixes.
  • If a Metal Box is broken on this stage, the metallic texture will always have the daytime reflection, even if the stage is played at night.
  • Villager is the only character to travel to Town and City in his/her Classic Mode route.
  • In Ultimate, Celeste's model is glitched; what should be transparent parts of her eyebrows are left visible, leaving white spots at their tips. This is unique to Town and City, and does not occur on Smashville.


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