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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu for Nintendo 3DS
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Developer(s): Sora Ltd.
Bandai Namco
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Versus Fighting, Action
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Successor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Release dates
N. America: October 3, 2014[1]
Japan: September 13, 2014[2]
Europe: October 2, 2014 (Germany only)[3]
October 3, 2014[4]
Australia: October 4, 2014
S. Korea: September 10, 2015
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12
USK: 12
ACB: PG[5]
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS, Dairantoō Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS) is a Nintendo fighting game directed by Masahiro Sakurai for Nintendo 3DS. It is the fourth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series along with its console counterpart Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS features the same playable characters as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[6], however, the selection of stages between the two are different, with more stages based on handheld games than the Wii U version.[7]


Fight anytime, anywhere! An all-star lineup of Nintendo characters!

Guest fighters join the battle!
All new Smash Run mode
Create a fighter unique to you

Nintendo eShop

Battle it out as Nintendo's greatest heroes—right in the palm of your hands! Power-up your combatant and face off against your friends in the new Smash Run mode, then in a series first, unlock new move variations to personalize your fighter. With new StreetPass features, mini-games, and trophies to collect, there's plenty to keep you smashing!

With modes and stages made for portable play, Super Smash Bros. makes its debut on the Nintendo 3DS system. Square off against Nintendo favorites such as Mario, Link, and Seamus, or take on newcomers like: Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainer, and Greninja just to name a few. For the first time in series history, traverse a huge maze and defeat enemies for power-ups in Smash Run, or go into Character Builder to tweak the special moves of your favorite hero! After you've triumphed over your friends in local multiplayer, go online and challenge the world!


Players fight each other and computer-controlled fighters on stages with the objective of knocking opponents off. There are several modes with specific rule sets as well as mini-games. Classic Mode has the player choosing a character and going through a string of fights with standard rules. All-Star Mode is a continuous fight against all of the playable characters. New to the series and exclusive for the 3DS version is Smash Run. In it, the player is given five minutes to explore a large map and battle enemies from various Nintendo games. Defeating enemies causes them to drop power-ups to increase the player's stats. After the five minutes, the player fights against other players.

Technical details

Technical details
Media: Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Digital download
Download size: 17,300 blocks
Supported features: Nintendo Network (online play, online sharing, in-game purchases), Local Play (2-4 players), amiibo (read/write), StreetPass, SpotPass
Input / compatible controllers: Nintendo 3DS

Additional content


On September 9, 2014, a demo version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was released on the Nintendo eShop. On September 12, 2014, Nintendo of America sent Club Nintendo members who had achieved Platinum status during the 2013-2014 year and registered a Nintendo 3DS system or software an email containing four download codes for a special unlimited use demo of the game; the demo codes expired September 19. The demo was later released to all users over the Nintendo eShop on September 19. The public version of the demo has 30 uses.[8] The demo requires 1044 blocks to download.

The demo allows players to play Smash matches both alone over Local Play. Players can only select Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, or Mega Man (with three alternate costumes each) and battle on Battlefield in both normal and "Omega" variations in two minute Time matches (the match settings cannot be changed). A select number of items appear during play on standard Battlefield. Players can also access the Tips menu.


Version no. Release date(s) Description
1.0.1 September 12, 2014 Adds Conquest mode. It requires 364 blocks of save data.
1.0.2 September 19, 2014 Fixes an issue where Peach's down special would cause erroneous online bans in For Glory, balance adjustments.
1.0.3 October 27, 2014 Hides the percentages in Conquest mode, adjustments to the interface. Requires 561 blocks of save data.
1.0.4 November 18, 2014 Balancing and gameplay adjustments.
1.0.5 February 9, 2015 Adds Share mode, adds compatibility with amiibo for New Nintendo 3DS systems, gameplay adjustments.
1.0.6 April 15, 2015 Adds the ability to purchase and download the first set of downloadable content; balancing and gameplay adjustments.
1.0.7 April 23, 2015 Fixes a glitch in which Mewtwo's Global Smash Power data would be interpreted as invalid.
1.0.8 June 14, 2015 Adds the ability to purchase the second wave of downloadable content, adds compatibility with the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.0 July 30, 2015 Tournament mode added, adds the ability to upload saved replays to YouTube, allows the game to receive the third wave of downloadable content; gameplay adjustments.
1.1.1 September 29, 2015 Adds compatibility with the fourth wave of downloadable content, adds the Duck Hunt stage, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.2 October 8, 2015 Fixes a glitch that causes Diddy Kong to be unable to be grabbed when hit with an attack that hits multiple times while shielding.
1.1.3 December 15, 2015 Adds compatibility with the fifth wave of downloadable content, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.4 February 3, 2015 Adds compatibility with the sixth wave of downloadable content, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.5 March 15, 2016 Gameplay adjustments.
1.1.6 May 20, 2016 Gameplay adjustments.
1.1.7 July 18, 2017 Adds compatibility with the Cloud, Cloud (Player 2), Corrin, Corrin (Player 2), Bayonetta, and Bayonetta (Player 2) amiibo.

Downloadable content

Three types of downloadable content have been added to the game:

  • Characters: So far, four characters have been released:
    • Mewtwo (April 15, 2015 to Club Nintendo members who registered both versions, April 28 to the public)
    • Lucas, Roy, Ryu (June 14, 2015).
    • Cloud (December 15, 2015)
    • Bayonetta, Corrin (February 3, 2016)
  • Costumes: Downloadable Mii costumes. Includes:
    • Bundle #1: SSB T-shirt, Link Cap, Link Outfit, Majora's Mask, X's Helmet, X's Armor, Proto Man's Helmet, Proto Man's Armor, Dunban Wig, Dunban Outfit, Cat Hat, Cat Suit, Monkey Hat, Monkey Suit. Released April 15, 2015.
    • Bundle #2: Inkling Wig, Inkling Outfit, Inkling Squid Hat (those who pre-ordered Splatoon at GameStop received a free download code for these costumes), Isabelle Hat, Isabelle Outfit, Heihachi Wig, Heihachi Outfit, Akira Wig, Akira Outfit, Zero's Helmet, Zero's Armor, Jacky Wig, Jacky Outfit, MegaMan.EXE's Helmet, MegaMan.EXE's Armor. Released June 14, 2015
    • Set #3: Hoodie, Chrom Outift, Chrom Wig, King K. Rool Outfit, King K. Rool Hat, Bear Suit, Bear Hat, Flying Man Suit, Flying Man Hat, Lloyd Outfit, Lloyd Wig, Black Knight's Armor, Black Knight Helm, Samus's Armor (+Samus's Helemt if not unlocked). Released July 30, 2015.
    • K.K. Slider: K.K. Slider Hat, K.K. Slider Outfit; exclusively downloadable at 7-Elevens in Japan between June 19-July 11, 2015; later released for free with the 1.1.0 update.
    • Wave 4: Business Suit, Toad Hat + Toad Outfit, Viridi Wig + Viridi Outfit, Hunter's Helm + Hunter's Mail, Rathalos Helm + Rathalos Mail, Fox Hat + Fox Outfit, Captain Falcon's Outfit (+ Captain Falcon's Helmet if not unlocked)
    • Wave 5: Chocobo Hat, Geno Hat + Geno Outfit
  • Stages:
    • Dream Land (64), Suzaku Castle (June 14, 2015; bundled with Ryu)
    • Peach's Castle (64), Hyrule Castle (64) (July 30, 2015)
    • Super Mario Maker, Pirate Ship (September 30, 2015)
    • Midgar (December 15, 2015; bundled with Cloud)
    • Umbra Clock Tower (February 3, 2016; bundled with Bayonetta)

Bundles featuring sets of DLC are also available.

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