Wii U GamePad
The Wii U GamePad is a controller for use with the Wii U console. In addition to standard controller capabilities, the GamePad includes a 6-inch touchscreen in the center. The Wii U GamePad is one of the many controllers that can be used to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The GamePad's near field communication functionality is also required in order to use amiibo figurines with the game.
In addition to its standard usage as a controller, the GamePad's touchscreen is used for other functions in the game. As with many Wii U games, the GamePad can be used for Off-TV Play, where the second screen is used in conjunction with or in place of the TV for displaying the game; the GamePad screen can also be set to display the damage meters during a match instead of simply showing the same image as the TV screen. In Stage Builder, stages can be built by drawing the platforms using the touchscreen. The GamePad can also be used to draw on saved snapshots taken during matches, using a basic built-in painting tool.
Standard Controls (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U)