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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the fourth entry in Nintendo's crossover fighting franchise, featuring dozens of characters from across Nintendo's catalog, along with a few special guests. The basic formula is unchanged since the previous title: up to four characters, controlled by either human players or the computer, duke it out in a side-scrolling arena. As characters take damage, they are sent flying further by attacks, and if they fly -- or fall -- out of the arena, then they're out!

Most of the fighters from previous entries have returned, along with numerous newcomers, including Mega Man, Pac-Man, Little Mac (Punch-Out), Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles), Palutena (Kid Icarus), Villager (Animal Crossing), and numerous others for a total of more than three dozen playable characters. It is also possible to design a custom Mii-style fighter using parts and abilities unlocked throughout the game; this character can also be transferred for use in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The game includes standard 2-to-4-player battle modes, including both time and stock matches, playable via either local wi-fi or internet play. New in this entry is the Smash Run mode, where each player must defeat enemies in a sprawling world map to collect upgrade items to boost their character's abilities. When the time is up, players then fight against each other with their upgraded characters. Returning from previous entries is the All Star mode, where the player must defeat all other characters in the game in order, with only limited healing items available. The trophy collection system introduced in Melee also returns, giving players a glimpse at classic and modern Nintendo characters and other objects in full 3D.


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Alternate Titles

  • "大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for NINTENDO 3DS" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dairantō Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Great beat 'em up fighting game! Johanna London (21) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Freaks 365 Oct 03, 2014 9.7 out of 10 97 Sep 26, 2014 18 out of 20 90
Destructoid Oct 02, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Oct 04, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Sep 26, 2014 89 out of 100 89
LevelUp Sep 29, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88 Sep 26, 2014 85 out of 100 85
IGN Germany Sep 26, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamereactor (Sweden) Oct 01, 2014 8 out of 10 80 Oct 28, 2014 8 out of 10 80


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May 17, 2015



According to publisher Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sold 7.37 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).


  • The Game Awards
    • 2014 — Best Mobile/Handheld Game — Nominated
    • 2014 — Best Fighting Game — Nominated

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60651) added Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo 3DS) on Sep 16, 2014