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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are fighting video games developed by Sora Ltd. and Bandai Namco Games, with assistance from tri-Crescendo and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Despite being similarly titled and featuring similar content, the two titles are considered the fourth and fifth installments of Super Smash Bros. respectively according to series director Masahiro Sakurai.[4]

Development

Sonic the Hedgehog in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U

Artwork of Sonic the Hedgehog for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Former Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata first announced that a new Super Smash Bros. game was planned for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U at E3 2011 in June 2011, but development only officially began following the completion of series creator Masahiro Sakurai's other project, Kid Icarus: Uprising, in March 2012.[5][6] The game was later revealed to be a joint-project between Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd., with various staff members from Bandai Namco's Soulcalibur and Tekken series assisting Sakurai in development.[7][8][9] Other companies also assisted with its development, such as tri-Crescendo.[10] Sakurai, who was previously the sole person responsible for balance in the series' multiple fighters, has involved more staff to further improve the game's competitive balance.[11] The game was officially revealed at E3 2013 on June 11, 2013, during a Nintendo Direct.[12] Along with screenshots being posted each weekday on the game's official website and Miiverse community,[13] various cinematic trailers were released, introducing each of the brand new fighters. Sakurai chose to use these trailers, which benefit from Internet sharing, as opposed to including a story campaign similar to the Subspace Emissary mode featured in Brawl, as he believed the impact of seeing the mode's cinematic cutscenes for the first time was ruined by people uploading said scenes to video sharing websites.[14][15]

At E3 2013, Sakurai stated that the tripping mechanic introduced in Brawl had been omitted, with him also stating that the gameplay was between the fast-paced and competitive style of Melee and the slower and more casual style of Brawl.[16] While the game does not feature cross-platform play between the Wii U and 3DS, due to each version featuring certain exclusive stages and gamemodes, there is the option to transfer customized characters and items between the two versions.[17] The game builds upon the previous game's third-party involvement with the addition of third-party characters such as Capcom's Mega Man and Bandai Namco's Pac-Man, as well as the return of Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog. This involvement expands beyond playable characters, as other third-party characters, such as Ubisoft's Rayman, are also included in the game as trophies.[18] The addition of Mii characters was made in response to the growing number of requests from fans to have their dream characters included in the game. To prevent potential bullying, as well as to maintain game balance online, Mii Fighters cannot be used in online matches against strangers.[19] The decision to release the Wii U version at a later date from the 3DS version was made to allow each version to receive a dedicated debugging period.[20] Hardware limitations on the Nintendo 3DS led to various design choices, such as the removal of mid-match transformations, the lack of Circle Pad Pro support,[21] and the absence of the Ice Climbers, from the NES game Ice Climber, who were previously playable in both Melee and Brawl.[22]

In late August 2014, a series of allegedly leaked photos and videos of the 3DS version were uploaded to the Internet, revealing at the time several unannounced fighters. The original videos were removed shortly thereafter citing a copyright claim by Nintendo of America.[23][24][25] These leaks were confirmed on September 11, 2014 when various gamers in Japan and Taiwan obtained the 3DS version two days prior to its release date and streamed footage of the game on Twitch.[26]

Inclusion of Sonic the Hedgehog

On October 1st, 2013, it was announced on a Nintendo Direct that Sonic the Hedgehog would return as a playable character in the game.[27][28][29] Unlike in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sonic is available from the start of the game and is now voiced by Roger Craig Smith instead of Jason Griffith. However, his voice clips are ripped from other Sonic games like Sonic Generations, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Wii U

In addition to the inclusion of Sonic as a playable character, there is a new stage in the Wii U version based on Windy Hill from Sonic Lost World. Shadow the Hedgehog reprises his role as an Assist Trophy, slowing down time with Chaos Control for everyone except the player who summoned him.

On 3 February 2016, Mii Fighter costumes based on Tails and Knuckles were released as part of the final wave of paid DLC alongside fellow Sega character Bayonetta. The Tails costume is compatible with Mii Gunners, while the Knuckles costume is compatible with Mii Brawlers.

Nintendo 3DS

In addition to the inclusion of Sonic as a playable character, the Green Hill Zone returns from Brawl in the 3DS version and is also available from the start, and now has an "Ω Form" that changes its layout to a flat platform similar to the Final Destination level. Shadow the Hedgehog reprises his role as an Assist Trophy, slowing down time with Chaos Control for everyone except the player who summoned him.

The Eggrobo makes an appearance as an enemy in the 3DS-exclusive mode Smash Run. Eggrobos will float in the air and try to keep their distance from players, attacking with a barrage of laser shots or a single powerful laser. On 3 February 2016, Mii Fighter costumes based on Tails and Knuckles were released as part of the final wave of paid DLC alongside fellow Sega character Bayonetta. The Tails costume is compatible with Mii Gunners, while the Knuckles costume is compatible with Mii Brawlers.

Console differences and similarities

Due to the hardware capabilities along with other such hardware used in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, there are many differences with almost everything in the game.

  • The game's versions have different release dates. The Nintendo 3DS version was released on September 13, 2014 (in Japan) and October 2-4, 2014 (for the rest of the world) while the Wii U version was released on November 21 for North America, a week later on November 28 in Europe, and December 5-6 for the rest of the world.
  • All of the playable characters in the game (both included, unlockable, and as Downloadable Content) are on both of the consoles. However, all of the stages are different in both versions of the game.
  • Playable characters run at 60 FPS on the 3DS version, even in stereoscopic 3D, while some of the Assist Trophies and Pokémon (such as Meowth) in the 3DS version run at only 30 FPS.
  • The screen's resolution is different. The 3DS Version is under a 320x400 resolution while the Wii U version goes up to 1080p.
  • Both versions offer online multiplayer by Wi-Fi, though it is recommended for Wii U users to use a Wii U LAN Adapter for smoother online play.
  • There are two musical tracks per stage on the 3DS version while the Wii U version brings back "My Music" from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which allows players to set how often a track will play on each stage.
    • In addition, the 3DS version allows the player to listen to music while in Sleep Mode. Pressing the "L" and "R" buttons can be used to skip a song.[30]
    • Also, the Wii U version has more songs from all the stages included than the 3DS version. Most of the songs from that version are also on the Wii U version.
  • Smash Run, which is a battle mode where it allows up to four players to search in a dungeon with power-ups, is a 3DS-exclusive.
  • The Wii U version supports Amiibo figurines, which give individual characters data and stats for the figurine and it can be exchanged to and from a figurine. A stand that transmits Amiibo data to the 3DS was released at the same time as the Amiibo figures themselves however, the New Nintendo 3DS offers NFC pre-installed, which does not require any additional add-ons to use the figures. Sonic has his own Amiibo, which was released on February 20, 2015.
  • The 3DS version allows players to buy trophies that they cannot earn using "Play coins" or "G".
  • The Wii U version has 8-player Smash.
  • Classic Mode is very different between versions.
    • In the 3DS version, a player can chose any paths to fight with other characters until they reach the end. Unlike its predecessors, where it randomly selects a player that is unlocked and/or included, this process give the player more choices in terms of what character he/she decides to battle with.
    • On the Wii U, it acts as a Skill-Based Challenge and how it works may sound similar to board games as well, except, the player fights with three characters and if the player is the last one standing, he/she will go to the next round. There will be rivalries and challenges during the process and players can change difficulty which will change the reward he/she gets for winning the battle (the hard it gets, the bigger rewards it will offer). For the first time, Classic Mode can be played solo or co-op and if completed, the player can win one or two trophies, depending if one or two players done Classic Mode.
  • All Nintendo 3DS Trophies come from games represented on handhelds (such as the Nintendo DS), while Wii U Trophies come from home consoles (such as the Wii). Oddly, the Nintendo 3DS version has more Sonic-related trophies.
  • The 3DS version allows users to sync any items that the player obtained in the Nintendo 3DS version to the Wii U version.

Music

All Sonic music appears in the Wii U version. Those marked with * are ripped from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Those marked with ** are also in the Nintendo 3DS version. Bold denotes unlockable songs.

Trophies

Trophies (or Figures in Japan) are collectible items that represent various characters, items, and other elements from the many games released by Nintendo and, in the case of Brawl onwards, from third-party franchises such as ' Sonic the Hedgehog as well. These collectibles are optional and appear as figurines on a golden stand, providing some information about the collectible displayed. The trophies available are different in both the 3DS and Wii U versions, with the 3DS version having more Sonic trophies than the Wii U version. Unlike other games, the trophies in the 3DS version do not list character appearances. Usually the Wii U trophies are given two games, their primary debut game with no console associated and their Nintendo debut game.

Nintendo 3DS

The Trophies shown are exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.

Name Picture Description
Sonic the Hedgehog SonicTheHedgehogTrophy3DS

NA: The main star of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He's an easygoing hedgehog who blows past the competition with his speed. Seriously, on the ground he's faster than anyone else in Smash Bros. Use this to your advantage, avoiding blows while landing lightning-fast attacks.
PAL: A certain hedgehog from a certain series you just might have heard of. Unlike most hedgehogs, he's incredibly fast. Like most hedgehogs, however, he can't swim. He's by far the fastest runner of all the fighters, so take advantage of that by making sure no one gets the chance to hit him. (Just try not to end up in the water.)

Unlock: Complete Classic Mode on any difficulty as Sonic.

Sonic (Alt.) SonicTheHedgehogEXTrophy3DS

NA: Sonic's up special Spring Jump lets him reach great heights by jumping on a spring, becoming invincible for a moment. He can't use any other specials during the jump, but he can attack or dodge. This move's great for returning from a long launch. Other fighters can use the spring, though!
PAL: Sonic's Spring Jump up special lets you bounce to great heights and briefly makes you invincible at the start. You can't use other specials while in the air, but you can use normal attacks, dodge and so on. It's great for getting both back to the stage and out of tough spots, but just remember that everyone else can use the spring too!

Unlock: Complete All-Star Mode on any difficulty as Sonic.

Shadow the Hedgehog ShadowTheHedgehogTrophy3DS NA: Engineered to be the ultimate life-form by the brilliant Professor Gerald Robotnik, this black hedgehog appears very much like Sonic. He has a dark side, however. In Smash Bros., he uses Chaos Control to warp space-time, slowing every fighter down except the player who summoned him.

PAL: A black hedgehog created by Professor Gerald Robotnik to be the Ultimate Lifeform. Though he looks a lot like Sonic, he's ruthless and will do anything to achieve his goals. In this game, he uses Chaos Control to warp time and space, slowing down everything around whoever summoned him.

Unlock: Clear Solo 100-Man Smash with all characters.

Egg Robo EggRoboTrophy3DS These robots are one of Dr. Eggman's creations from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, where they tend to hover in the air and shoot at Sonic with their laser guns. In this game, they'll deliberately keep their distance while firing both short and long beams at the fighters. Get below them to avoid their fire, and then strike!
Miles "Tails" Prower MilesTailsProwerTrophy3DS This gentle-hearted little fox used to get bullied because of his two tails. Then one day he saw Sonic on West Side Island and decided to join him on his adventures. Now he's an expert mechanic and a partner Sonic can really rely on—he's come a long way since his timid, quiet beginnings!
Knuckles the Echidna KnucklesTheEchidnaTrophy3DS Knuckles the Echidna is the dedicated guardian of the Master Emerald, rarely leaving his post on the floating Angel Island. His serious, one-track-minded approach puts him at odds with his rival, Sonic, but the two somehow manage to be friends all the same.
Silver the Hedgehog SilverTheHedgehogTrophy3DS NA: Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future— from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to travel to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home.

PAL: Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future - from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to come back to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home.

Dr. Eggman DrEggmanTrophy3DS NA: Dr. Eggman knows a great deal about robots, which is neat. He also knows how to turn animals INTO robots, which isn't so neat. You'd think a man with an IQ of 300 would stop going up against Sonic, but he keeps on trying, all to build a world around his Eggman Empire.

PAL: Here is a man who immortalises animals in mechanical form because he just loves them so much! Wait. That's not quite right... Instead of using his talents for peaceful ventures, Dr. Eggman, a scientist with an IQ of 300, nurtures plans for Eggmanland to reach all four corners of the world. First poaching animals, now this? Terrible.

Amy Rose AmyRoseTrophy3DS NA: Amy has two favorite things in this world: Sonic...and soft-serve ice cream. She might not seem tough—what with her love of ice cream and addiction to fortune-telling— but don't be taken in! The business end of her Piko Piko Hammer will give anyone who underestimates her a massive headache.

PAL: Amy has two favourite things in this world: Sonic...and soft ice cream. She might not seem tough, what with her love of ice cream - not to mention her addiction to fortune-telling - but don't be taken in! The business end of her Piko Piko Hammer will make sure that underestimating her is a massive headache!

Metal Sonic MetalSonicTrophy3DS NA: This robotic doppelgänger was created by Dr. Eggman as a means to stop Sonic from interfering with his plans, but Metal Sonic's advanced AI chip gave him a mind of his own. At one point he even stole Dr. Eggman's identity and took over his fleet! Naturally, it fell to Sonic to put things right again.

PAL: This robotic doppelgänger was created by Dr. Eggman as a means to stop Sonic from interfering with his plans, but Metal Sonic's advanced AI chip gave him a mind of his own. At one point he even stole Dr. Eggman's identity and took over his fleet! Naturally, it was up to Sonic to put a stop to this.

Vector the Crocodile VectorTheCrocodileTrophy3DS NA: The croc detective, Vector the Crocodile! He leads the Chaotix Detective Agency. Despite his scaly exterior, he has a kind heart, so he is open to doing jobs for free if it means helping out someone who is truly in need. His life would probably make for a really good noir film!

PAL: Presenting Vector the Crocodile, ace detective! Loud-mouthed and bossy on the outside, but a real softy on the inside. Despite having a business to run, he'll lend his keen eye and brilliant mind free of charge to anyone in need. ...Someone should really make a film about his life!

Charmy Bee CharmyBeeTrophy3DS NA: Charmy brings a positive attitude to the Chaotix Detective Agency. To him, work is a blast! He's still a kid, though, and he has a lot to learn. His energetic nature can also annoy Vector. He's been keeping himself busy as a bee ever since he first showed up in Knuckles' Chaotix.

PAL: All work and no play makes Charmy...um... Actually, he doesn't really see a difference between those two things. His hyperactivity can get on Vector's nerves sometimes, but Charmy just can't sit still! He's been keeping himself busy as a bee ever since he first showed up in Knuckles' Chaotix.

Espio the Chameleon EspioTheChameleonTrophy3DS NA: Espio is a vital member of the Chaotix Detective Agency. He is stoic and disciplined, acting as the voice of reason to Vector and Charmy. Being a chameleon, he can easily conceal himself from enemies...as long as he doesn't sneeze. That may ruin the illusion.

PAL: Vector might be the boss at Chaotix Detective Agency, but Espio's definitely the voice of reason. As a chameleon, the ninja of the animal kingdom, he can turn invisible to slip past enemies unnoticed. He just has to be careful not to sneeze when he's invisible. A blunder like that'll blow his cover instantly!

Big the Cat BigTheCatTrophy3DS NA: Big the Cat spends most of his days in peace with his best friend, Froggy. But he's no ordinary cat! He enjoys napping, eating, more napping...um... He also likes fishing, which tests his strength. And if Froggy is ever in danger, Big won't even think twice before helping!

PAL: Big the Cat likes living the quiet life with his best friend Froggy. He might be the biggest fan of catnaps ever, but there's more to him than that! He loves to do a bit of fishing, which takes a lot more strength than you'd think, and woe betide you if you ever mess with Froggy...

Chao ChaoTrophy3DS NA: How can you resist the cute charm of these little guys? Don't you just want to hold them tight and protect them from the dangers of the world? Well, they'd like that too. Since ancient times, if they can't find a safe place to live, they find someone to look after them.

PAL: Aren't these little guys the cutest? You just want to hold them tight and make sure nothing happens to them. Well, that's how they've survived since...forever - if they can't find somewhere predator-free, they'll find somebody to look after them. Just like Cheese did with his owner, Cream!

Rouge the Bat RougeTheBatTrophy3DS NA: A treasure hunter with an eye for gems. Though bats are usually very mysterious, Rouge has no problem expressing her strong drive to get what she wants. She's foxy and clever, and even the infamous Dr. Eggman has been fooled by her on occasion.

PAL: A treasure hunter with an eye for precious gems. She wants to get every jewel and treasure in the world, and she'll never give up once she's got a target in her sights. She's smart and tactical, and can even manipulate Dr. Eggman. Definitely someone you want batting on your side!

Cream the Rabbit CreamTheRabbitTrophy3DS NA: Sidekick to Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit is a cute, hardworking friend. She has a Chao named Cheese, and they make a great team. She probably wants to cream the next person who makes a joke about their names, but I can't help but want a cream- cheese bagel when I talk about them...

PAL: You don't often see Cream without Cheese. (Excuse us, we're suddenly really hungry.) Actually, Cream is a lovely, hardworking little rabbit, and Cheese is her beloved pet Chao. They're the perfect, adorable little team, and not in the slightest bit edible.

E-123 Omega E123OmegaTrophy3DS NA: E-123 Omega is, as his name implies, the 23rd robot in Dr. Eggman's E-100 series. Designed to be Eggman's secret weapon and contain Shadow the Hedgehog, Omega instead turns rebel and teams up with Shadow to undermine the villain and create chaos.

PAL: E-123 Omega (or E-123 Ω, if you want to be fancy) is the latest and final incarnation of Dr. Eggman's E-100 series of robots. Omega was created to keep Shadow the Hedgehog imprisoned, but rebelled against his creator for not putting him to good use, and now seeks revenge alongside Shadow.

Blaze the Cat BlazeTheCatTrophy3DS NA: A princess charged with guarding the Sol Emeralds, Blaze comes from another dimension. She used to be a bit of a withdrawn loner— it wasn't until she met Sonic and co. that she really opened up. She can brandish fire at will, and she can use the Sol Emeralds to change into Burning Blaze.

PAL: A princess from another dimension charged with guarding the Sol Emeralds. She used to be a bit of a withdrawn loner, and it wasn't until she met Sonic and Co. that she really opened up. She can wield the power of fire at will, and can even transform into Burning Blaze by using all seven of the Sol Emeralds.

Jet the Hawk JetTheHawkTrophy3DS NA: Jet the Hawk, a.k.a. the Legendary Wind Master, has a lot of cool stuff going for him besides his name. He's amazing on his Extreme Gear, a flying skateboard. Unfortunately, he's no hero—he leads thieves called the Babylon Rogues, and he can't stand losing to Sonic in anything.

PAL: Being known as the Legendary Wing Master is pretty cool on its own, but to earn that title by being the greatest at riding flying skateboards called Extreme Gear? That's awesome! He's the cocky leader of the Babylon Rogues, a group of thieves, and he can't stand losing to Sonic.

Wii U Trophies

The Trophies shown are exclusive to the Wii U version.

Name Picture Description
Sonic the Hedgehog Trophy 610 - Sonic the Hedgehog (SSB for Wii U) NA: The main star of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He's an easygoing hedgehog who blows past the competition with his speed. Seriously, on the ground he's faster than anyone else in Smash Bros. Use this to your advantage, avoiding blows while landing lightning-fast attacks.

PAL: A certain hedgehog from a certain series you just might have heard of. Unlike most hedgehogs, he's incredibly fast. Like most hedgehogs, however, he can't swim. He's by far the fastest runner of all the fighters, so take advantage of that by making sure no one gets the chance to hit him. (Just try not to end up in the water.)

Unlock: Complete Classic Mode on any difficulty as Sonic.

Sonic (Alt.) Trophy 611 - Sonic (Alt.) (SSB for Wii U) NA: Sonic's up special Spring Jump lets him reach great heights by jumping on a spring, becoming invincible for a moment. He can't use any other specials during the jump, but he can attack or dodge. This move's great for returning from a long launch. Other fighters can use the spring, though!

PAL: Sonic's Spring Jump up special lets you bounce to great heights and briefly makes you invincible at the start. You can't use other specials while in the air, but you can use normal attacks, dodge and so on. It's great for getting both back to the stage and out of tough spots, but just remember that everyone else can use the spring too!

Super Sonic SuperSonicTrophyWiiU The Chaos Emeralds are said to hold enough power to control the whole world. It's that power that turns Sonic into Super Sonic. He turns a glorious golden color and can fly at nearly the speed of light. In his Final Smash, this high-speed flight damages anyone who gets in its way and can even launch them!
Shadow the Hedgehog ShadowSSB4model NA: Engineered to be the ultimate life-form by the brilliant Professor Gerald Robotnik, this black hedgehog appears very much like Sonic. He has a dark side, however. In Smash Bros., he uses Chaos Control to warp space-time, slowing every fighter down except the player who summoned him.

PAL: A black hedgehog created by Professor Gerald Robotnik to be the Ultimate Lifeform. Though he looks a lot like Sonic, he's ruthless and will do anything to achieve his goals. In this game, he uses Chaos Control to warp time and space, slowing down everything around whoever summoned him.

Unlock: Clear the Event "All-Star Battle: Secret" on Hard difficulty.

Fauna of Windy Hill FaunaOfWindyHillZoneTrophyWiiU Windy Hill, a plain on the floating Lost Hex continent, is the first area in Sonic Lost World. It has giant windmills and mysterious caves and is home to a wide variety of animals...that Dr. Eggman has gone and used as a power source for his robot collection. Typical... Just destroy the robots and set those animals free.
Dr. Eggman DrEggmanTrophyWiiU NA: Dr. Eggman knows a great deal about robots, which is neat. He also knows how to turn animals INTO robots, which isn't so neat. You'd think a man with an IQ of 300 would stop going up against Sonic, but he keeps on trying, all to build a world around his Eggman Empire.

PAL: Here is a man who immortalises animals in mechanical form because he just loves them so much! Wait. That's not quite right... Instead of using his talents for peaceful ventures, Dr. Eggman, a scientist with an IQ of 300, nurtures plans for Eggmanland to reach all four corners of the world. First poaching animals, now this? Terrible.

Miles "Tails" Prower Tails Sonic Adventure This gentle-hearted little fox used to get bullied because of his two tails. Then one day he saw Sonic on West Side Island and decided to join him on his adventures. Now he's an expert mechanic and a partner Sonic can really rely on—he's come a long way since his timid, quiet beginnings!
Amy Rose Amy trophy pose (SSBWIU) NA: Amy has two favorite things in this world: Sonic...and soft-serve ice cream. She might not seem tough—what with her love of ice cream and addiction to fortune-telling— but don't be taken in! The business end of her Piko Piko Hammer will give anyone who underestimates her a massive headache.

PAL: Amy has two favourite things in this world: Sonic...and soft ice cream. She might not seem tough, what with her love of ice cream - not to mention her addiction to fortune-telling - but don't be taken in! The business end of her Piko Piko Hammer will make sure that underestimating her is a massive headache!

Knuckles the Echidna Knuckles trophy pose (Super Smash Bros. Wii U) Knuckles the Echidna is the dedicated guardian of the Master Emerald, rarely leaving his post on the floating Angel Island. His serious, one-track-minded approach puts him at odds with his rival, Sonic, but the two somehow manage to be friends all the same.
Cream the Rabbit CreamTheRabbitTrophyWiiU NA: Sidekick to Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit is a cute, hardworking friend. She has a Chao named Cheese, and they make a great team. She probably wants to cream the next person who makes a joke about their names, but I can't help but want a cream- cheese bagel when I talk about them...

PAL: You don't often see Cream without Cheese. (Excuse us, we're suddenly really hungry.) Actually, Cream is a lovely, hardworking little rabbit, and Cheese is her beloved pet Chao. They're the perfect, adorable little team, and not in the slightest bit edible.

Chao ChaoTrophyWiiU NA: How can you resist the cute charm of these little guys? Don't you just want to hold them tight and protect them from the dangers of the world? Well, they'd like that too. Since ancient times, if they can't find a safe place to live, they find someone to look after them.

PAL: Aren't these little guys the cutest? You just want to hold them tight and make sure nothing happens to them. Well, that's how they've survived since...forever - if they can't find somewhere predator-free, they'll find somebody to look after them. Just like Cheese did with his owner, Cream!

Blaze the Cat Blaze (Super Smash Bros Wii U) NA: A princess charged with guarding the Sol Emeralds, Blaze comes from another dimension. She used to be a bit of a withdrawn loner— it wasn't until she met Sonic and co. that she really opened up. She can brandish fire at will, and she can use the Sol Emeralds to change into Burning Blaze.

PAL: A princess from another dimension charged with guarding the Sol Emeralds. She used to be a bit of a withdrawn loner, and it wasn't until she met Sonic and Co. that she really opened up. She can wield the power of fire at will, and can even transform into Burning Blaze by using all seven of the Sol Emeralds.

Jet the Hawk JetTheHawkTrophyWiiU NA: Jet the Hawk, a.k.a. the Legendary Wind Master, has a lot of cool stuff going for him besides his name. He's amazing on his Extreme Gear, a flying skateboard. Unfortunately, he's no hero—he leads thieves called the Babylon Rogues, and he can't stand losing to Sonic in anything.

PAL: Being known as the Legendary Wing Master is pretty cool on its own, but to earn that title by being the greatest at riding flying skateboards called Extreme Gear? That's awesome! He's the cocky leader of the Babylon Rogues, a group of thieves, and he can't stand losing to Sonic.

Silver the Hedgehog Silver SSB4 Trophy NA: Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future— from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to travel to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home.

PAL: Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future - from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to come back to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home.

The Deadly Six TheDeadlySixTrophyWiiU NA: The tough and intelligent red leader Zavok! A feisty color to match her feisty personality, Zeena! A fan of the noms, Zomom! Sharp horns and a sharper tongue, Zazz! Braindishing both age and wisdom, Master Zik! And finally, the brooding spy, Zor! Give it up for the Deadly Six!

PAL: Zavok, the leader, has a sharp mind and tough fighting skills. Zeena is a cruel siren with a fierce temper. Zomom has a habit of eating everything in sight, and Zazz is crazy about brawling. The elderly Master Zik taught Zavok how to fight, and brooding Zor is the group's spy. Together they are the Zeadly Zix! Sorry, no - the Deadly Six.

Amiibo

Nintendo's toys to life figurines were first released on the Super Smash Bros. line. The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has received one amiibo figure, which is Sonic:

Reception

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has received generally positive reviews. Much of those include a high rating of 37/40 from Famitsu and a 9/10 from Destructoid and among others. Most of the critics praised for a diverse roster, the amount of unlockable features and characters found in the 3DS version of the game, and also, the number of modes that are available to play in the 3DS version as well. However, there are some things that the critics may not like in the long term as well. Some criticized about the lag while playing multiplayer, Smash Run and for some, they also criticize the controls in the games while some praise it. The worst reviews that came for the 3DS version was from GamesRadar which game it a mediocre 3/5 due to the "latency problems in local multiplayer".

The game eventually made major sales after Japan got the game first and with strong sales in North America and the PAL Regions. At its first weekend after the Japanese Launch,[31] up to a million copies are sold, and as of October 7, 2014, up to 2.8 Million copies are sold for the 3DS Version.[32]

Trivia

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the first Super Smash Bros. title on a handheld.
  • Many fans speculated that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U was the third and final video game for the Nintendo-Sega partnership along with Sonic Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. However, it was revealed by an interview with Aaron Webber that the third Sega-Nintendo Sonic the Hedgehog video game is something "completely different than before."[33] A Facebook comment by the official Sonic the Hedgehog page also confirmed that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U was not the third game from the Nintendo-Sega partnership.[34] It was later revealed that the third game is Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric/Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
  • Sonic was revealed in October 2013, the same month that he was confirmed to be in Super Smash Bros. Brawl in 2007.
  • Classic Sonic in his 16-bit form can be seen in Pac-Man and Duck Hunt's promotional posters.
  • Sonic's Boxing Ring title is "The Blue Blur".
  • Coincidentally, Sonic has encountered each of the third-party characters in some form before Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U aside from Cloud Strife.
    • Archie Comics held a crossover between the Sonic and Mega Man franchises a few months before Sonic's confirmation, known as Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide in 2013. Additionally, the Worlds Unite sequel crossover included characters from the Mega Man X series who are featured in the game as trophies or in Mega Man's Final Smash.
      • In this same crossover, Sonic met many other Capcom characters, including Ryu, another Capcom character playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
    • Sonic and PAC-MAN appeared in the Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph in 2012 and were guests at Fix-It Felix Jr.'s party. Ryu had also appeared in the film as a resident of the Arcade.
    • Sonic and Bayonetta previously met in the SEGA game, Samurai & Dragons.
    • Although Sonic and Cloud have not directly crossed with each other before, downloadable costumes based on both characters appeared in LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation 3.
  • Shadow's trophy pose in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has nearly the same pose as his artwork for Sonic Rivals.
  • The variant covers for Archie Comics' Sonic Universe #69, Mega Man #42 & Sonic the Hedgehog #266 depict Sonic, Shadow and Mega Man in a Super Smash Bros.-themed cover.
  • In this game, Sonic is the only third-party character who is a veteran fighter.
  • This marks the second time Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Sega have crossed over in a video game, with the first being Project X Zone for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Aside from Sonic the Hedgehog, two of Sega's other franchises (Bayonetta and Virtua Fighter) make an appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The titular character from Bayonetta appears as a downloadable playable character while Virtua Fighter represented by Mii costumes based on Akira Yuki and Jacky Bryant.
    • This makes Sega the second third-party company to have two playable characters from the same company appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U after Capcom.

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External links

Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off video games
Sonic the Hedgehog handheld video games