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Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
大乱闘 スマッシュ ブラザーズ For 3DS Wii U Dairantō Smash Brothers For 3DS and Wii U
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Boxart of the 3DS version
Boxart of the Wii U version
System Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Genre Fighting
Rating E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Publisher Nintendo
Developer Bandai Namco
Sora Ltd.
Release dates
Japan September 13, 2014 (3DS) December 6, 2014 (Wii U)
North America October 3, 2014 (3DS)

November 21, 2014 (Wii U)

Europe October 3, 2014 (3DS) (October 2nd in Germany)

November 28, 2014 (Wii U)

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (大乱闘 スマッシュ ブラザーズ for 3DS / Wii U Great Fray Smash Brothers for 3DS and Wii U), also known as Super Smash Bros. 4 unofficially, are respectively the fourth and fifth games in the Super Smash Bros. series, both released in 2014. Though they have identical character rosters and mechanics, they differ in the available stages and modes, and are officially considered to be separate games.[1] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the first game in the series for a handheld system, while Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the first with high-definition graphics.

Ness returns as a playable character in both games, being an unlockable character in the 3DS version and a default character in the Wii U version. Lucas returns from Brawl as paid downloadable content released on June 14th, 2015. With the addition of customizable characters, Ness gains new possible special moves, some of them, like PK Freeze, coming directly from Lucas's moveset. Additionally, both characters gain new alternate outfits. As in the Japanese version of Brawl, a five-minute timed demo of EarthBound also appears as a Masterpiece, this time playable in all regions.

Common to Both Games


51 characters are playable in the games. Bold denotes EarthBound series characters, italics denotes an unlockable character, and "3DS" denotes a character who is unlockable in for Nintendo 3DS but a starter character in for Wii U.

  • Sheik (Now a separate character from Zelda)


Downloadable characters

In addition to the characters above, 5 characters were also released as paid DLC:

  • Mewtwo (released April 28, 2015)
  • Lucas (released June 14, 2015)
  • Roy (released June 14, 2015)
  • Ryu (released June 14, 2015)
  • Cloud (released December 15, 2015)
  • Corrin (released February 3, 2016)


3DS version

3D Land

Golden Plains

Rainbow Road

Paper Mario

Mushroomy Kingdom

Jungle Japes

Gerudo Valley 

Spirit Train


Dream Land

Yoshi's Island


Unova Pokémon League

Prism Tower

Mute City


Arena Ferox 

Flat Zone 2 

Reset Bomb Forest

WarioWare, Inc.

Distant Planet

Tortimer Island

Balloon Fight

Living Room 

Find Mii 

Tomodachi Life

PictoChat 2

Green Hill Zone 


Wii U version

Big Battlefield

Mushroom Kingdom U 

Mario Galaxy

Mario Circuit 

Delfino Plaza

Mario Circuit (Brawl)

Luigi's Mansion

Jungle Hijinxs

Kongo Jungle 64


Bridge of Eldin




Port Town Aero Dive

Woolly World

Yoshi's Island

The Great Cave Offensive


Orbital Gate Assault

Lylat Cruise

Kalos Pokémon League

Pokémon Stadium 2



Castle Siege

Flat Zone X

Palutena's Temple



Garden of Hope

Town and City


Wii Fit Studio


Wrecking Crew


Wuhu Island

Windy Hill Zone


Miiverse (added in version 1.0.8)

Custom Stages

Both versions

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Boxing Ring
  • Duck Hunt (added in version 1.1.1 for the 3DS version)
  • Gaur Plain
  • Wily Castle

Downloadable stages

  • Peach's Castle 64
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Hyrule Castle 64
  • Pirate Ship (Wii U version only)
  • Dream Land 64
  • Suzaku Castle
  • Midgar
  • Umbra Clock Tower

EarthBound representation

Assist Trophies

Jeff reprises his role of being an assist trophy, while Starman appears as a new Assist Trophy. Jeff fires bottle rockets at enemies as before, while Starman shoots PK Beam at fighters and teleports around the stage.


Like before, the Franklin Badge and Mr. Saturn return as items with the same functions as the preceding games.


A Ness amiibo figure was released on May 29th, 2015. In addition to Ness, a Lucas amiibo was released on December 17, 2015 in Japan, and January 22, 2016 in the U.S.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS


Magicant, as it appears in the game.

Magicant appears as an original stage, being the only stage from the series in the game. The stage is based on Magicant from EarthBound Beginnings.

Flying Man will occasionally appear and help the player who touches him first by attacking the other fighters. When defeated, a grave appears near their house - and only a maximum of five can appear in a single battle, like both the games in which they appear.

Five other objects or characters sometimes appear as platforms: Mobile Sprout, Dungeon Man, the Sky Runner, iron octopus statues (appearing as iron pencil statues in the English version of EarthBound ), and giant tomatoes seen in the EarthBound version of Magicant.

Additionally, the left part of the sky will often "rip open" to reveal scenes from EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings including:

Smash Run

In this adventure mode, Starman appears as an enemy along with the Psycho Car (Named "Devil Car") from EarthBound Beginnings.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


The Onett stage comes back as now the only stage from the series, as the New Pork City stage was removed.

Smash Tour

Mr. Saturn, the Franklin Badge, Flying Man, Porky, and the Ultimate Chimera all appear as usable items in this board game mode.


A 5 minute demo version of Earthbound is unlocked when a score of over 1969 ft. is achieved in Home-Run Contest mode.


Three new remixes were made for the games: Magicant/Eight Melodies, Smiles and Tears, and Onett/Winters Theme. Other remixes that return:

  • Onett - reverted to the Melee version and renamed from "Mother"
  • Pollyanna (I Believe in You) - renamed from "Mother 2"
  • Snowman
  • Mother 3 Love Theme
  • Unfounded Revenge/Smashing Song of Praise
  • Porky's Theme


From Both Games
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Lucas SSB4 Trophy.png
Jeff SSB4 Trophy.png
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Mr. Saturn
Starman SSB4 Trophy.png
Flying Man SSB4 Trophy.png
Flying Man
Franklin Badge SSB4 Trophy.png
Franklin Badge
Lucas SSB4 Trophy (Brawl).png
Lucas (Brawl)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
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Ness (Alt.)
Devil Car Trophy SSB3DS.png
Devil Car
Magicant Trophy SSB3DS.png
Sky Runner Trophy SSB3DS.png
Sky Runner
Dungeon Man Trophy SSB3DS.png
Dungeon Man
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Porky Statue
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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Ness (Alt.)
PK Starstorm Trophy SSBWiiU.png
PK Starstorm (Ness)
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Lucas (Alt.)
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PK Starstorm (Lucas)
Porky Trophy SSBWiiU.png
Ultimate Chimera Trophy SSBWiiU.png
Ultimate Chimera



  • Oddly any EarthBound reference that was changed in localization in their original games was left unchanged in this game, notably the Psycho Car and Pencil Statue were left as the Devil Car and Octopus Statue respectively.
  • This is the first Super Smash Bros. game to have a stage based on a location from EarthBound Beginnings.
    • Additionally the 3DS version is the last game to introduce a new EarthBound series stage.


Official Site - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Smashwiki:Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Smashwiki:Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros.
OnettFoursideNew Pork CityMagicant
Mr. SaturnFranklin BadgeRamblin' Evil Mushroom
Assist Trophies
  1. [ "An In-Depth Chat With The Genius Behind Super Smash Bros.". Kotaku. Archived 13 November 2018; retrieved 13 March 2024.