Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U



Publisher Nintendo
Developer Sora Ltd.
Bandai Namco Games
Release Date(s) November 21, 2014 (NA)
November 28, 2014 (EU)
November 29, 2014 (AUS)
December 6, 2014 (JP)
System Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
Miiverse Features Post screenshots to Miiverse
Host Tournaments on Miiverse
Upload videos to both Miiverse and YouTube
Miiverse Community Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, unofficially known by fans as Super Smash Bros. 4, are the fourth and fifth installments of the Super Smash Bros. series.

It's a fighting game featuring many of Nintendo's most well-known mascots, including a few third party characters as well, such as Mega Man, PAC-MAN, Sonic, Cloud, Bayonetta, and Ryu. The game also has many stages, modes, and collectables.

This sequel to Brawl was announced during E3 2011, development on the game began in 2012. The game was unveiled at E3 2013 showing off gameplay and new fighters such as Mega Man, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer.

Through out 2014 more new and veteran fighters would be revealed on the Super Smash Bros. for Nnitendo 3DS and Wii U website and E3 2014.

Full Roster

* Header cell means DLC (Downloadable Content)

Mario Luigi Peach Bowser Link Zelda Ganondorf
Dr. Mario Wario Rosalina Bowser Jr Toon Link Sheik Kirby
Donkey Kong Yoshi Lucas Pikachu Charizard Lucario King Dedede
Diddy Kong Captain Falcon Ness Jigglypuff Greninja Mewtwo Meta Knight
Marth Roy Ike Pit Dark Pit Fox Samus
Lucina Robin Corrin Palutena Olimar Falco Zero Suit Samus
Mr. Game & Watch R.O.B Villager Wii Fit Trainer Little Mac Duck Hunt Shulk
Sonic Mega Man Pac-Man
Cloud Ryu Bayonetta
Mii Brawler Mii Swordfighter Mii Gunner


When the game was announced in 2013, many Miiverse users and Smash Bros. fans were very hyped for the game, and often posted about who they wanted to be playable in Smash.

The Wii U version also has many Miiverse features, such as the ability to post screenshots and replays on Miiverse. Miiverse users can also advertise their tourneys on Miiverse. (The 3DS does not include these features).

The game is also a popular topic for the Smashers. Some of them post when they're opening a smash room, or if they're discussing a character in the game.

Online Modes

For Fun

For Fun is an online mode in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, thought of as more casual than its counterpart, For Glory. For Fun allows items and any stage can be played (except for Final Destination and Omega Stages). It has two types of modes, Smash and Team Smash. (The former is Every Man for Himself pitting players against three others (or lower). Team Smash lets players team up with another person and both have have to fight the opposing team for the most KOs.

For Fun is not as talked about compared to For Glory. The only community that talks about For Fun commonly is the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U Community.

"Friendly" Matches

For Fun is known for having "Friendly" matches. These can be distinguished as such if the players repeatedly crouch or taunt, they do not attack each other, throw away offensive items, and NOT using the Smash Ball (or even the Final Smash for offense) when it appears. When an unfriendly player appears in a friendly match, the friendlies usually triple team that player.

For Glory

Unlike For Fun, For Glory is considered the more competitive online mode. It sets players on every single stage in its Omega (Final Destination-esque) form without items. It has the same modes as For Fun and another, 1-on-1: thought of as the most popular out of the three, true to its name two players fight in a 2-stock match for victory. Other than wins, losses are also recorded in this mode. Players also have a personal record. In addition to being particularily competitive, there are also a large amount of expert players on For

Glory. These players can be very hard to beat due to them being uncommon compared to newbies.
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the starting roster of Smash

Spam Problems

Spam is seen as a major reason why players dislike For Glory, why is that?... Well:

Multiple Smash players on For Glory tend to be desperate to win a match. Instead of practising themselves so they can be good at the game, they just use the same move again, or they use cheap characters, such as Little Mac, Link, or Duck Hunt Duo. This leads to unfairness, rage or disappointment for the few other players who just wants to play like it's an ordinary match.

There are many types of spamming as people say, but the worst type of spam in this mode is what people call Main Countering. This is when after they played a match with someone, they choose the character the opponent chose when the first match was still on and spam with that character so they can get higher authority and bragging rights, but end up losing, due to being largely unfamiliar with said character.

Many characters have fallen into the spam trap. Here's a list of characters that are highly recognized:

  • Mario - Down-throw -> Up-tilt x 10 (Ryu can escape this by using his Down-Special)
  • Luigi - Luigi players often use Down Throw, aerials and Up Special combos.
  • Yoshi - Down Special -> Repeat x10
  • Rosalina & Luma - Often seen using Luma as a projectile because it also has AI and attacks when Rosalina does.
  • Diddy Kong - The "Hoo-Hah" combo is the major reason that players choose Diddy Kong. This combo has been nerfed in previous patches, however. 
  • Link/Toon Link - Known for their obnoxious projectile spamming (Arrows and boomerang). Most Link players only limit themselves to four to six attacks.
  • Charizard - Most commonly found spamming Flare Blitz or smash attacks.
  • Ganondorf - A very strong fighter. Players of various skill levels often tend to use Flame Choke for downing a combo. Some players will also attempt this for the "Ganoncide" technique, where he brings the caught opponent into the lower blast line.
  • Samus - Known for their annoying camping abilities. Will often do nothing but spam Charged Shot and Missile moves. Rolling is also a technique they rely on. 
  • Little Mac - Either very good, or very bad. Often self-destructs because of a missed Jolt Haymaker (Side Special) 
  • Kirby - Often unskilled. Prefers to do nothing but use Stone (Down Special) when a player is below them, allowing them to be easily punished by a charged Smash Attack, a Grab, or Counter special move. May try to use a suicidal inhale, or spam his up special. 
  • King Dedede - Dedede players are often very skilled. If not, they are likely to spam Gordos.
  • Pit/Dark Pit - Neutral special spammers are occasional. Unskilled Dark Pit users may spam his Electroshock Arm, which makes them easily punishable by most skilled players.
  • Marth/Lucina - Some unskilled players may spam their Counter down special because it can rebound any attacks back at the attacker. Also seen spamming with their Shield Breaker
  • Robin: May spam Arcfire. Somewhat averted because of the durability mechanic.
  • Fox - Loves to spam his Laser Blaster.
  • Pikachu - May spam neutral special, but often are decently skilled.
  • Jigglypuff - Often skilled. Players often try to land a Rest (Down Special), but sometimes fail, costing them the match. 
  • Lucario - Loves to spam Aura Sphere and its grab. The combined effect of aura and rage mode can make Lucario a pain to defeat for some. 
  • R.O.B - Often seen spamming Neutral Special and down special moves. Also uses the down throw to up aerial combo, also known as the Robo-Hoo-Hah. This combo can still be pulled off, however, yet it is easier to DI out of, as the animation is longer and thus more predictable.
  • Ness - PK Fire -> Down Throw -> forward aerial x5 -> repeat -> Back Throw 
  • Captain Falcon - Very fast and strong. Captain Falcon players are often VERY skilled. Beware. However, most attempt to perform the D-throw -> F-air combo.
  • Shulk - Same as Marth/Lucina, but also with the occasional side special spam along with the Monado Arts.
  • Sonic - May spam the non-Up Specials. Often spam up special and up air.
  • Mewtwo - May spam Shadow Ball.
  • Lucas - Will sometimes spam up special and/or side special.
  • Ryu - Sometimes spam Neutral Special, usually in its inputted variants, however.

These characters are known to be popular on For Glory, as many spammers love to use them.

Bad Players

This is why you should be nice to people online! - Super Smash Bros14:50

This is why you should be nice to people online! - Super Smash Bros. 4 - Online Set 34

Example of salty players

Not as common as spammers, but they're still around. Bad Players put up no challenge whatsoever. They try to either spam or be a regular player. They consist on relying on Special Attacks and sometimes be defensive by running away. Lots of bad players ironically say on their profile comment that they're good at the game. Some bad players may even change their names in this mode in Super Smash Bros for Wii U to things like "Spammer" or "U suck" upon losing.


Tournament mode is one of the online modes for the Wii U version. The mode was first revealed in the Smash 50 Facts direct, and that it would release sometime after the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Tournament mode was finally added in an update on July 31st, 2015.

Options and features

Players can either join or create their own tournaments in this mode. When creating a tournament, players can choose which stages and items are legal, and the option to (dis-) allow Mii Fighters in the tournament.

Players can also choose who they want and don't want to join the tournament, by either locking it to where only friends can play or make it were others need a code to join the tournament.

On Miiverse there's a special Smash Bros sub community for tournaments. Users can advertise their tournaments here. 


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