The Vault (コレクション Korekushon, Collection) is a mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4 that features many of the non-fighting elements of the game. The Vault in Brawl is depicted as a locked box with a green background.
Main article: Album
This shows photos that the player has taken using the camera, be it from the Subspace Emissary, multiplayer mode, or another place in the game. In SSB4, snapshots can also be moved to player-created albums and commented upon.
Main article: Challenges
Challenges are a plethora of achievements that can be accomplished in order to unlock prizes. These include Stages, Trophies, Stickers, CDs, Masterpieces, and edit parts for Stage Builder. Challenges return in both versions of SSB4, with the 3DS version featuring challenges intended to be easier to complete compared to the Wii U version.
Main article: Chronicle
Only present in Brawl, the Chronicle lists notable Nintendo titles on Nintendo consoles, including, but not limited to, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Virtual Boy, and Wii titles before Brawl's release.
Main article: Masterpiece
This mode allows demos of games from the Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), or Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to be played. This mode was made to show the past adventures of the fighters. This feature is absent from the 3DS version of SSB4.
Main article: Replay
This shows videos that the player has taken using the camera. They can be taken in multiplayer mode or in Stadium modes except for Boss Battles, and can only be less than 3 minutes long.
Main article: Stage Builder
This allows the player to develop new stages as well choose their music, size, and background. This feature is not present in the 3DS version of SSB4. It is present in the Wii U version, but isn't found in the Vault anymore; instead, it is its own section in the Games & More submenu.
Main article: Tips
A new feature in SSB4 that gives helpful hints to the player about the various characters, items, stages, and modes within the game.
Trophies and stickers
Main article: Trophy
Main article: Sticker
Shows every trophy or sticker the player has collected, and in Brawl, allows the player to apply stickers for use in the SSE. It also allows the player to play a game to obtain more trophies (and in Brawl, stickers) by using coins. In Brawl, said game is the Coin Launcher, while in SSB4, it is the Trophy Rush.
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