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Super Smash Bros. Dark Forces
Smash Dark Forces Logo
The game's logo, designed by Pokerninja2 (tbc).
Developer(s) Lone Planet Productions
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s) Megaxi G. Exal, Jr.
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
The V²
Pharo
Display C
Zenze
Bleakbox
Lone Planet IC
Steam
Release Date(s)
2020
Age Rating(s)
ESRB2013TPegi 12
Genre(s) Fighting
Series Super Smash Bros.
Predecessor Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Super Smash Bros. Dark Forces, known in Japan as グレートフレイスマッシュブラザーズ:ダークフォーズ Great Fray Smash Brothers: Dark Forces, is the fifth installment of the Super Smash Bros. series (or the sixth, if you count the 3DS and Wii U games as separate titles). It will be released on Nintendo Switch, The V², Pharo, Display C, Zenze, Bleakbox, Lone Planet IC, and Steam sometime in 2020.

After Masahiro Sakurai decided to take a break from the series, Lone Planet Productions stepped in to develop a new game that will incorporate several popular elements of past installments while also bringing in some new features.

Dark Forces is part of the Vicinity Saga; the story mode takes place after the events of the Smash Fighters TV series to debut on the White Ark Channel in 2017.

Gameplay

In terms of gameplay, Super Smash Bros. Dark Forces remains the same as past installments of the series. Players use normal and special attacks to deal damage to each other, trying to knock them out of the stage. Each player has a percentage shown at the bottom of the screen, which increases with each hit they take; the higher the percentage, the greater chance they have of being KO'd.

Each character has a moveset consisting of normal attacks like punches, grabs, throws, and aerial attacks, as well as four special moves unique to said character. They also have a powerful move known as a Final Smash, which can be used after breaking a Smash Ball that appears randomly on the stage.

New to this installment are Street Fighter-esque special moves called Super Smashes and Bro Smashes. A Super Smash is activated by filling up a bar below your character's icon (which can be done through combos, dodges, etc.) and pressing the normal and special attack buttons simultaneously. Each character has multiple Bro Smashes they can perform with allies based on their "elements" (which are shown on the character select screen alongside a character's image); however, these moves can only be used in team battles.

If items are turned on, they will spawn randomly around the battlefield, allowing players to use them to their advantage. Some items can be used to attack opponents, and others will apply certain effects to the player using them.


Compared to past installments, Dark Forces puts an even bigger focus on interaction between players. It is the first game in the series to enable cross play; in other words, Switch players can play online with V2 players, etc.

Due to the large amount of data the game takes up, there are more ways you can save your game without filling up storage. Players can now have multiple game files, which can be saved onto their console's internal storage, as well as their Cloud profile, a MicroSD card, or an amiibo figurine. A wave of Nintendo 64 Controller Paks will be sold specifically for the game, and can be used with the N64 controller adapter to transfer data between consoles. In the case of the Knuckleduster, V2, and Steam versions, players can also make mods for the game and share them with others, and The Endurance can be used to add mods to the game itself.

Changes from Past Installments

  • Stickers make a comeback from Brawl, replacing the equipment from Smash 3DS/Wii U. They act exactly the way they did in Brawl; you can attach them to the bases of a playable character's trophy to alter their stats. However, the main difference is that multiple stickers of the same type will stack. For instance, if you place two Arm +10 stickers on a trophy base, they will add up to give the character an Arm +20 boost.
  • Transformations also return, but this time around, they are not activated by a special move. Instead, they are triggered using the - Button (on Switch; other consoles use different buttons). This is a solution to both the clunkiness of transformations in Brawl and the fact that the - Button generally did nothing in past titles.

Modes

A wide variety of modes can be played in the game, some returning and others brand-new. The names of new modes are colored yellow on this table.

SMASH
Smash A traditional Smash battle, where up to four players can duke it out on many stages based on the properties of Nintendo and its third-parties. On Switch, players can use any of the following controllers:
  • Switch Joy-Cons (separate or connected)
  • Switch Pro Controller
  • Wii U GamePad
  • Wii U Pro Controller
  • Wii Remote (plus Nunchuck or Classic Controller, requires sensor bar)
  • Gamecube Controller (requires adapter)
  • Nintendo 64 Controller (requires adapter)
  • Any Nintendo 3DS system (needs to be activated via Download Play)
12-Player Smash Pretty much self-explanatory. The only real difference is that the stages will be larger to fit all twelve players.
Tag Team Smash Each player can choose three characters to use in battle. These characters can be swapped with a side taunt, and they each have one stock.
Negative Smash This mode reverses the basic Smash rules; the winner is the first player to be KO'd, and the loser is the last player standing. Self destruct will not count as a KO, though, and you will respawn with greater knockback resistance as a penalty.
Special Smash Set up custom gimmicks for a battle. The following settings can be changed:
  • Game Type: You can set up a 12-Player Smash, a Tag Team Smash, a Negative Smash, or a combination of these modes.
  • Stamina: Alternate settings include 300%, which makes it much easier to KO opponents; Stamina, which drops the usual percentages and applies standard HP; and Pie, which replaces percentages with a pie chart (as one player loses HP, everyone else gains more).
  • Size: Players can make their matches Mega or Mini size.
  • Head: One of three items can be worn on your head: a Flower, which adds to your damage every second; a Bunny Hood, which lets you jump much higher; or a Wing Cap, which allows you to fly around the stage.
  • Body: You can apply eight different effects to your characters: Metal, which increases your knockback resistance while decreasing your jump height; Clear, which makes you invisible; Tail, which lets you fall slowly; Rocket Belt (self-explanatory); Screw, which allows you to deal damage as you jump; Back Shield, which deflects projectiles coming from behind you; Super Sneakers, which increase your speed; and Super Stomp, which increases the power of your down attacks and lets you create shock waves after performing a down aerial.
  • Status: Curry makes your character constantly breath out fire that will damage opponents, and Reflect gives them a Frankln Badge that will deflect all projectiles.
  • Gravity: Gravity can be set to Light to enable high jumps and floaty controls, or Heavy to enable lower jumps and greater knockback resistance.
  • Speed: This time around, there are three speed levels to choose from: Half Time, Double Time, and Triple Time.
  • Camera: The camera can be altered to be fixed or angled, or both.
Tournament Up to sixty-four players can sign up for a tournament hosted by the first player. These tournaments can be held locally or online.
SOLO MODES

With the exception of Stadium, you can play these modes by yourself or with a co-op partner. In the case of Story Mode, multiple players can drop in depending on how many playable characters are in the level.
Path to Finale The game's story mode. As the space-time continuum begins to go haywire, it's up to the Smash Bros. to find as many newcomers as possible to save their worlds.
Classic Fight through ten groups of warriors, then face off against Master Hand and Crazy Hand.
Adventure In this journey, it's you against the multiverse. Travel through various worlds where you'll be challenged by different fighters and eventually come face-to-face with Nightmare. For details, go here.
Arcade Fight waves of characters organized by series in backwards order of debut. Each match has its own conditions, which are randomly chosen from the Special Smash options. The final match pits you against Tabuu.
All-Star Take a trip down memory lane and fight every character in order of appearance. At the end, you will battle the Creation Trio: Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. This mode opens up after you unlock all of the game's playable characters.
Smash City This new mode replaces the basic Challenge mode from past installments. Players go around a large city running errands for different characters; these errands may include defeating waves of enemies, fighting certain characters, and searching for items. There is a leaderboard consisting of different types of tasks; as you climb higher up this leaderboard, the citizens' requests become harder.
Mirror Training A new spin on the Training mode from past installments. Here, you can fight a clone of your character who incorporates techniques you learn into their own fighting style. You can also command them to perform certain actions to teach them new tricks, as well as spawn in items. Mirror fighters can be shared online so other players can test their own skills on them.
Pit of 100 Trials Inspired by the Paper Mario mode of the same name. Journey through a deep, dark pit where you will take on exactly one hundred challenges -- one on each floor. Every tenth floor, you will fight a horde of enemies. On every twenty-fifth, you will have to make your way through a maze. On the fiftieth, the Fighting Glitch Team will show up and challenge you. Finally, on the hundredth floor, the Dark Gaia will try to wipe you out -- defeat it for a huge reward!
Stadium
  • Home Run Contest: See how far you can launch the Sandbox with a strong attack.
  • Target Practice
    • Target Smash: Choose a character and find all ten targets on a stage that is tailored to suit their skills.
    • Target Blast: Launch a bomb towards a wall of targets and see how many you can destroy.
  • Special Orders: Take care of some orders for a chance to win prizes.
    • Master Orders: Pay a certain amount of gold and choose one of three orders that give you different prizes depending on their difficulty.
    • Crazy Orders: After earning Crazy Passes in other modes, you can hand one over to Crazy Hand and enter a contest to complete as many orders as possible within the time limit.
  • Multi-Man Smash: Test your skills against the Glitches, fighters controlled by the computer to try and take you down.
    • 10-Man Smash: Defeat the ten Glitches. This is perhaps the easiest of the Multi-Man modes.
    • 100-Man Smash: Fight 100 Glitches who get stronger as the battle continues.
    • 3-Minute Smash: Try to survive against the Glitches for three minutes.
    • 30-Second Smash: See how many Glitches you can knock out before time runs out.
    • Effect Smash: Each type of Glitch has its own special effect.
    • Rival Smash: Get more KO's than your rival to win.
    • Endless Smash: Just keep racking up KO's til you die!
    • Cruel Smash: Like Endless Smash, except the Glitches are far stronger than ever and you have a higher chance of knockback.
GROUP MODES

These modes can be played with multiple other players, but you are not obligated to do so, as you can also play them by yourself.
Smash Run Make your way through a huge, mysterious island and gather as many upgrades as you can. After five minutes, you will be pitted against the other players. For more details, go here.
Light vs. Dark Inspired by the multiplayer mode of the same name from Kid Icarus: Uprising. Players split into two teams, each having one life gauge that is depleted when a member is KO'd. Once a team's life gauge is fully depleted, the last player to be KO'd becomes an Angel, and their strength is increased greatly.
Smash Pillar Based off the ScareScraper multiplayer mode from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Players must make their way through a tower filled with puzzles and enemies, each floor harder than the last. The final floor will have you fight Zero.
Robo Smash Based on the Super Duel mode from Mario Party 5. Players build mechs using parts they find in other modes and use these mechs to fight each other. Unlike other modes, Robo Smash is situated in 3D variations of some stages in the game.
ONLINE MODES

Online Smash gameplay has been drastically revamped in Dark Forces; players are given a much wider variety of match types to choose from. They can either host a game or join one that is already open. When hosting a game, you can choose to invite friends only or open a public lobby.
Basic Smash Players can choose to have a normal Smash battle, an 8-Player Smash, a Tag Team Smash, a Negative Smash, or a Special Smash. Rules can be set by the host.
Smash Run As previously stated, the players must gather upgrades throughout an island maze within five minutes, then use them in a Smash battle.
Juggernaut Played on Omega-form stages only. One player is chosen as the Juggernaut, who becomes giant and metal. The goal of the Juggernaut is to keep their status until the end of a timed Smash. If another player KOs the Juggernaut, they take their status.
Smashball An action-packed sports competition where players fight to score on a special stage made specifically for this mode. Players are split into two teams; the offensive team must launch a soccer ball into the goal of the defensive team, who must use attacks to block it. A defensive player can get up close to an opponent and steal the ball, which triggers a team switch -- then, the defensive team must try and get the ball into the opposite goal.
OTHER MODES
Stage Builder Returning from Brawl and Smash 3DS/Wii U, the Stage Builder allows players to create custom stages using parts unlocked in other modes. After finishing a stage, it can be shared with other players, who can then "rip out" some parts of the stage and use it in their own. Stages can be organized in the following types:
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Giant (good for 8-Player Smash battles)
  • Super Smash (3D stages)
Tom Nook's Shop Tom Nook runs a shop where you can buy everything you want or need to improve your Smash experience. However, not everything is in stock initially; you need to spend a certain amount of Smash Coins to help Tom upgrade his shop, so he has more room to sell even better things.
  • Nook's Cranny: The shop Tom Nook starts with when you first start the game. Here, you can buy trophies and stickers to add to your collection.
  • Nook n Go: After paying 50,000G, the shop will be upgraded into Nook n Go. Tom Nook will now sell CDs, Switchables, and Chao Garden supplies. You can also purchase trophy stands to create your own custom trophies, then sell them to Tom for Smash Coins.
  • Nookway: This is the third renovation Tom Nook's store will receive, unlocked after you pay 100,000G at Nook n Go. You can now buy Robo Smash and Stage Builder parts and themes for your console's home menu.
  • Nookington's: You unlock this renovation after paying 250,000G at Nookway. At Nookington's, you can purchase collectible Masterpieces -- demos of classic games from Nintendo and other companies. Tom Nook will launch "Club Nook" rewards, which offers discounts and prizes depending on how much you spend.
  • Nookling Emporium: After spending 750,000G at Nookington's, Tom Nook decides to leave the shop business and pursue his childhood dream -- to become a Smash fighter. In other words, he is unlocked as a playable character. He gives his store to his adoptive children Timmy and Tommy, who renovate the shop one last time and open a minigame room.
Chao Garden Straight from the Sonic the Hedgehog series comes the small, yet clever creatures known as Chaos. You can care for your Chao and play a few minigames for a chance to win prizes. Chao Garden supplies can be found in other modes or purchased from Tom Nook's Store (starting at Nook n Go).

Playable Characters

Default Characters


MARIO
SSBDFMarioIcon
Symbol
SSB Mario Series
Universe Super Mario
Home Stage New Donk City
Debut Donkey Kong (1981)


DONKEY KONG
SSBDFDonkeyKongIcon
Symbol
SSB Donkey Kong Series
Universe Donkey Kong
Home Stage Meltdown Mayhem
Debut Donkey Kong (1981)


LINK
SSBDFLinkIcon
Symbol
SSB The Legend of Zelda Series
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Home Stage Lost Woods
Debut The Legend of Zelda (1986)


KIRBY
SSBDFKirbyIcon
Symbol
SSB Kirby Series
Universe Kirby
Home Stage Dream Land 64
Debut Kirby's Dream Land (1992)


PIKACHU
SSBDFPikachuIcon
Symbol
SSB Pokémon Series
Universe Pokémon
Home Stage Kalos Pokémon League (Wii U)
Debut Pokémon Red and Blue (1996)


PIT
SSBDFPitIcon
Symbol
SSB Kid Icarus Series
Universe Kid Icarus
Home Stage Aurum Islands
Debut Kid Icarus (1986)


MARTH
SSBDFMarthIcon
Symbol
SSB Fire Emblem Series
Universe Fire Emblem
Home Stage Pales
Debut Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (1990)


SHULK
SSBDFShulkIcon
Symbol
SSB Xenoblade Series
Universe Xenoblade
Home Stage Gaur Plain (Wii U/3DS)
Debut Xenoblade Chronicles (2012)


SONIC
SSBDFSonicIcon
Symbol
SSB Sonic Series
Universe Sonic the Hedgehog
Home Stage Green Hill Zone (Brawl)
Debut Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)


SAMUS
SSBDFSamusIcon
Symbol
SSB Metroid Series
Universe Metroid
Home Stage Phaaze
Debut Metroid (1986)


FOX
SSBDFFoxIcon
Symbol
SSB Star Fox Series
Universe Star Fox
Home Stage Sector Omega
Debut Star Fox (1993)


YOSHI
SSBDFYoshiIcon
Symbol
SSB Yoshi Series
Universe Yoshi
Home Stage Yoshi's Island (Melee)
Debut Super Mario World (1990)


NESS
SSBDFNessIcon
Symbol
SSB EarthBound Series
Universe Mother/Earthbound
Home Stage Cave of the Past
Debut Earthbound (1994)


VILLAGER
SSBDFVillagerIcon
Symbol
SSB Animal Crossing Series
Universe Animal Crossing
Home Stage Designer's Town
Debut Animal Crossing (2001)


EXCITEBIKER
SSBDFExcitebikerIcon
Symbol
SSB Excitebike Series
Universe Excitebike
Home Stage Excitebike Stadium
Debut Excitebike (1984)


CAPTAIN FALCON
SSBDFCaptainFalconIcon
Symbol
SSB F-Zero Series
Universe F-Zero
Home Stage Silence
Debut F-Zero (1990)


SHANTAE
SSBDFShantaeIcon
Symbol
SSB Shantae Series
Universe Shantae
Home Stage Scuttle Town
Debut Shantae (2002)


ICE CLIMBERS
SSBDFIceClimbersIcon
Symbol
SSB Ice Climber Series
Universe Ice Climber
Home Stage Icicle Mountain (Melee)
Debut Ice Climber (1985)


SNAKE
SSBDFSnakeIcon
Symbol
SSB Metal Gear Series
Universe Metal Gear
Home Stage Camp Omega
Debut Metal Gear (1987)


BOWSER
SSBDFBowserIcon
Symbol
SSB Mario Series
Universe Super Mario
Home Stage Bowser World
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)


POKÉMON TRAINER
SSBDFPokemonTrainerIcon
Symbol
SSB Pokémon Series
Universe Pokémon
Home Stage Neos City
Debut Pokémon Red and Blue (1996)


META KNIGHT
SSBDFMetaKnightIcon
Symbol
SSB Kirby Series
Universe Kirby
Home Stage Halberd (Brawl)
Debut Kirby's Adventure (1993)


PAC-MAN
SSBDFPacManIcon
Symbol
SSB Pac-Man Series
Universe Pac-Man
Home Stage Pac-World
Debut Pac-Man (1980)


INKLING
SSBDFInklingIcon
Symbol
SSB Splatoon Series
Universe Splatoon
Home Stage Diadema Amphitheater
Debut Splatoon (2015)


MEGA MAN
SSBDFMegaManIcon
Symbol
SSB Mega Man Series
Universe Mega Man
Home Stage Wily Castle (Wii U/3DS)
Debut Mega Man (1987)


PEACH
SSBDFPeachIcon
Symbol
SSB Mario Series
Universe Super Mario
Home Stage Mushroom Kingdom II (Melee)
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)


ROY
SSBDFRoyIcon
Symbol
SSB Fire Emblem Series
Universe Fire Emblem
Home Stage Castle Siege (Brawl)
Debut Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade (2003)


DIDDY KONG
SSBDFDiddyKongIcon
Symbol
SSB Donkey Kong Series
Universe Donkey Kong
Home Stage Rumble Falls (Brawl)
Debut Donkey Kong Country (1994)


LITTLE MAC
SSBDFLittleMacIcon
Symbol SSB Punch-Out Series
Universe Punch-Out!!
Home Stage Boxing Ring (Wii U/3DS)
Debut Punch-Out!! (1987)


ISAAC
SSBDFIsaacIcon
Symbol
SSB Golden Sun Series
Universe Golden Sun
Home Stage Vale
Debut Golden Sun (2001)


RYU
SSBDFRyuIcon
Symbol
SSB Street Fighter Series
Universe Street Fighter
Home Stage Suzaku Castle (Wii U/3DS)
Debut Street Fighter (1987)


TOAD
SSBDFToadIcon
Symbol
SSB Mario Series
Universe Super Mario
Home Stage Lost Levels
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)


REVALI
SSBDFRevaliIcon
Symbol
SSB The Legend of Zelda Series
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Home Stage Lost Woods
Debut The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)


TETHU
SSBDFTethuIcon
Symbol
SSB Ever Oasis Series
Universe Ever Oasis
Home Stage Oasis Village
Debut Ever Oasis (2017)


WARIO
SSBDFWarioIcon
Symbol
SSB Wario Series
Universe Wario
Home Stage WarioWare, Inc. (Brawl)
Debut Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (1992)


WII FIT TRAINER
SSBDFWiiFitTrainerIcon
Symbol
SSB Wii Fit Series
Universe Wii Fit
Home Stage Wii Fit Studio (Wii U)
Debut Wii Fit (2007)


BAYONETTA
SSBDFBayonettaIcon
Symbol
SSB Bayonetta Series
Universe Bayonetta
Home Stage Umbra Clock Tower (Wii U/3DS)
Debut Bayonetta (2009)


WALUIGI
SSBDFWaluigiIcon
Symbol
SSB Mario Series
Universe Super Mario
Home Stage Grand Stadium
Debut Mario Tennis (2000)


LUCARIO
SSBDFLucarioIcon
Symbol
SSB Pokémon Series
Universe Pokémon
Home Stage Spear Pillar (Brawl)
Debut Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (2006)


ZELDA
SSBDFZeldaIcon
Symbol
SSB The Legend of Zelda Series
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Home Stage Hyrule NES
Debut The Legend of Zelda (1986)


OLIMAR
SSBDFOlimarIcon
Symbol
SSB Pikmin Series
Universe Pikmin
Home Stage Distant Planet (Brawl)
Debut Pikmin (2001)


CHIBI-ROBO
SSBDFChibiRoboIcon
Symbol
SSB Chibi-Robo Series
Universe Chibi-Robo!
Home Stage Sandersons' House
Debut Chibi-Robo! (2005)


Unlockable Characters

LUIGI
SSBDFLuigiIcon
Symbol
SSB Luigi'sMansion Series
Universe Luigi's Mansion
Home Stage Gloomy Manor
Debut Mario Bros. (1983)


NOXUS
SSBDFNoxusIcon
Symbol
SSB Metroid Series
Universe Metroid
Home Stage Arcterra
Debut Metroid Prime Hunters (2006)


SUSIE
SSBDFSusieIcon
Symbol
SSB Kirby Series
Universe Kirby
Home Stage Mind in the Program
Debut Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)


WEAVILE
SSBDFWeavileIcon
Symbol
SSB Pokémon Series
Universe Pokémon
Home Stage Neos City
Debut Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (2006)


DONKEY KONG JR.
SSBDFDonkeyKongJrIcon
Symbol SSB Donkey Kong Series
Universe Donkey Kong
Home Stage Stage 1
Debut Donkey Kong Jr. (1982)


NIGHTMARE
SSBDFNightmareIcon
Symbol
SSB SoulCaliber
Universe Soul Calibur
Home Stage Tartaros
Debut Soul Calibur (1998)


SPRING MAN
SSBDFSpringManIcon
Symbol
SSB ARMS Series
Universe ARMS
Home Stage Spring Stadium
Debut ARMS (2017)


TOM NOOK
SSBDFTomNookIcon
Symbol
SSB Animal Crossing Series
Universe Animal Crossing
Home Stage Town & City (Wii U)
Debut Animal Crossing (2001)


NIKKI
SSBDFNikkiIcon
Symbol
SSB Swapnote Series
Universe Swapnote
Home Stage Swapnote Studio
Debut Swapnote (2011)


SPYRO
SSBDFSpyroIcon
Symbol
SpyroSymbol
Universe Spyro the Dragon
Home Stage Lofty Castle
Debut Spyro the Dragon (1998)


DREAMBERT
SSBDFDreambertIcon
Symbol
SSB Mario Series
Universe Super Mario
Home Stage Pi'illo Castle
Debut Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013)


SPARKSTER
SSBDFSparksterIcon
Symbol
SSB Rocket Knight Series
Universe Rocket Knight
Home Stage Kingdom of Zebulos
Debut Rocket Knight Adventures (1993)


DUCK HUNT
SSBDFDuckHuntIcon
Symbol
SSB Duck Hunt Series
Universe Duck Hunt
Home Stage Duck Hunt (Wii U/3DS)
Debut Duck Hunt (1984)


YOUNG LINK
SSBDFYoungLinkIcon
Symbol
SSB The Legend of Zelda Series
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Home Stage Great Bay (Melee)
Debut The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)


CRASH
SSBDFCrashIcon
Symbol
Crash Bandicoot Symbol
Universe Crash Bandicoot
Home Stage N. Sanity Island
Debut Crash Bandicoot (1996)


KING K. ROOL
SSBDFKingKRoolIcon
Symbol
SSB Donkey Kong Series
Universe Donkey Kong
Home Stage Jungle Japes (Melee)
Debut Donkey Kong Country (1994)


TIN STAR
SSBDFTinStarIcon
Symbol
SSB Tin Star Series
Universe Tin Star
Home Stage East Driftwood
Debut Tin Star (1994)


MR. GAME & WATCH
SSBDFMrGame&WatchIcon
Symbol
SSB Game & Watch Series
Universe Game & Watch
Home Stage Flat Zone 3
Debut Ball (1980)


SABRINA
SSBDFSabrinaIcon
Symbol
SSB Pokémon Series
Universe Pokémon
Home Stage Saffron City 64
Debut Pokémon Red and Blue (1996)


HAKKUN
SSBDFHakkunIcon
Symbol
SSB Sutte Hakkun Series
Universe Sutte Hakkun
Home Stage Peaceful Islands
Debut Sutte Hakkun (1997)


DEATHBORN
SSBDFDeathbornIcon
Symbol
SSB F-Zero Series
Universe F-Zero
Home Stage Silence
Debut F-Zero X (1998)


HILDA
SSBDFHildaIcon
Symbol
SSB The Legend of Zelda Series
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Home Stage Lorule Castle
Debut The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013


AIDEN
SSBDFAidenIcon
Symbol
SSB Watch Dogs Series
Universe Watch Dogs
Home Stage Triomphe Tower
Debut Watch Dogs (2013)


BANJO
SSBDFBanjoIcon
Symbol
SSB Banjo Kazooie Series
Universe Banjo Kazooie
Home Stage Mumbo's Mountain
Debut Diddy Kong Racing (1997)


SHADOW
SSBDFShadowIcon
Symbol
SSB Sonic Series
Universe Sonic the Hedgehog
Home Stage Sunset Heights
Debut Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)


Switchables

Switchables are a new feature in Dark Forces. They serve as alternate skins to certain characters; each Switchable has a couple different moves that help them stand out from their base characters, without holding a separate character slot. This concept is meant to be a solution to the controversy of "clones" in past games. As such, some clone-like characters are now Switchables, and there are some new skins based on characters that would otherwise not show up in the game.

Switchables can be purchased from Tom Nook's Store, starting with the Nook n Go upgrade.

Base Character Switchable
Mario 3 - SuperMarioRun

Mario
DrMario-MP11

Dr. Mario
250px-Link SSB4

Link
LinkBotWSplotchless

Champion Link
PikachuPokkénTournament

Pikachu
Pichu Switch
Pichu
Sonic x effectless by nibroc rock-d8pzcgn

Sonic
Classic sonic the hedgehog render wttp1 4 by nibroc rock-d9ihbss

Classic Sonic
Bowser MP10

Bowser
Dry bowser new render by nibroc rock-daxjexr

Dry Bowser
Pac-Man-0

Pac-Man
MsPacMan

Ms. Pac-Man
Megaman-0

Mega Man
MEGAMANX

Mega Man X
Luigi Switch

Luigi
Projectm-luigi-mrl

Mr. L

Stages

Default Stages

SSBU Space Battlefield Mod

BattlefieldSSB Super Smash Bros. Series
FinalDestination SSBR

Final DestinationSSB Super Smash Bros. Series
Meta CrystalV

Meta Crystal 64SSB Super Smash Bros. Series
New donk city

New Donk CitySSB Mario Series
Bowser World

Bowser WorldSSB Mario Series
MeltdownMayhem

Meltdown MayhemSSB Donkey Kong Series
SSBM YoshisStory

Yoshi's Story (Melee)SSB Yoshi Series
ZeldaBreathoftheWild LostWoods

Lost WoodsSSB The Legend of Zelda Series
Phaaze

PhaazeSSB Metroid Series
Neoscity2

Neos CitySSB Pokémon Series
Kalos Pokemon LeagueObli

Kalos Pokémon League (Wii U)SSB Pokémon Series
FireEmblem Pales

PalesSSB Fire Emblem Series
Dreamland64

Dream Land 64SSB Kirby Series
HalberdOblivio

Halberd (Brawl)SSB Kirby Series
300px-Gaur Plain Wii U

Gaur Plain (Wii U/3DS)SSB Xenoblade Series
StarFoxZero SectorOmega

Sector OmegaSSB Star Fox Series
Earthbound CaveofthePast

Cave of the PastSSB EarthBound Series
FZeroX Silence

SilenceSSB F-Zero Series
IcicleMountainstage

Icicle Mountain (Melee)SSB Ice Climber Series
GreenHillZoneAnarchy

Green Hill Zone (Brawl)SSB Sonic Series
ShadowMosesSSBB

Shadow Moses Island (Brawl)SSB Metal Gear Series
Splatoon2 DiademaAmphitheater

Diadema AmphitheaterSSB Splatoon Series
PacManWorld2 PacDotPond

Pac-WorldSSB Pac-Man Series
BurningScuttleTown

Scuttle TownSSB Shantae Series
Wily Castle-0

Wily Castle (Wii U/3DS)SSB Mega Man Series
MushroomKingdomII USBIV

Mushroom Kingdom II (Melee)SSB Mario Series
640px-SSB4UCastleSiege

Castle Siege (Brawl)SSB Fire Emblem Series
SSBBRZS RumbleFalls

Rumble Falls (Brawl)SSB Donkey Kong Series
Boxing Ring

Boxing Ring (Wii U/3DS)SSB Punch-Out Series
GoldenSun Vale

ValeSSB Golden Sun Series
SMBLostLevels

Lost LevelsSSB Mario Series
Excitebike - Mario Kart 8

Excitebike StadiumSSB Excitebike Series
EverOasis Village

Oasis VillageSSB Ever Oasis Series
Suzaku Castle

Suzaku Castle (Wii U/3DS)SSB Street Fighter Series
WarioWare Inc.

WarioWare Inc. (Brawl)SSB Wario Series
Wiifitstudio

Wii Fit Studio (Wii U)SSB Wii Fit Series
KidIcarusUprising AurumIslands

Aurum IslandsSSB Kid Icarus Series
AnimalCrossingHHD DesignerTown

Designer's TownSSB Animal Crossing Series
SonicForces CityHeights

Sunset HeightsSSB Sonic Series
UmbraClockTowerSSB4

Umbra Clock Tower (Wii U/3DS)SSB Bayonetta Series
MarioSportsSuperstars GrandStadium

Grand StadiumSSB Mario Series
SpearPillarSSBH

Spear Pillar (Brawl)SSB Pokémon Series
HyruleNES

Hyrule NESSSB The Legend of Zelda Series
SSBB Distant Planet Stage

Distant Planet (Brawl)SSB Pikmin Series
ChibiRobo SandersonsHouse

Sandersons' HouseSSB Chibi-Robo Series
MarioBros Stage

Mario Bros. (Brawl)SSB Mario Series
1-2 Switch

1-2 Switch
ZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds LoruleCastle

Lorule CastleSSB The Legend of Zelda Series

Unlockable Stages

LuigisMansionDarkMoon GloomyManor

Gloomy ManorSSB Mario Series
MetroidPrimeHunters Arcterra

ArcterraSSB Metroid Series
KirbyPlanetRobobot MindintheProgram

Mind in the ProgramSSB Kirby Series
HeyYouPikachu

Hey You, Pikachu!SSB Pokémon Series
DonkeyKongJr Stage1

Stage 1SSB Donkey Kong Series
SoulCaliburII Tartaros

TartarosSSB SoulCaliber
ARMS SpringStadium

Spring StadiumSSB ARMS Series
StarFox2 Astropolis

AstropolisSSB Star Fox Series
SwapnoteStudio

Swapnote StudioSSB Swapnote Series
Townandcity

Town and City (Wii U)SSB Animal Crossing Series
RocketKnightAdventures Zebulos

Kingdom of ZebulosSSB Rocket Knight Series
Great Bay

Great Bay (Melee)SSB The Legend of Zelda Series
Spyro LoftyCastle

Lofty CastleSpyroSymbol
CrashBandicoot NSanityBeach

N. Sanity BeachCrash Bandicoot Symbol
250px-SaffronCitySSB

Saffron City 64SSB Pokémon Series
PiilloCastleAnarchy

Pi'illo CastleSSB Mario Series
TinStar EastDriftwood

East DriftwoodSSB Tin Star Series
640px-SSB4UDuckHuntStage

Duck Hunt (Wii U/3DS)SSB Duck Hunt Series
JungleJapes-3DS-1

Jungle Japes (Melee)SSB Donkey Kong Series
Game&Watch Egg

Flat Zone 3SSB Game & Watch Series
SutteHakkun PeacefulIslands

Peaceful IslandsSSB Sutte Hakkun Series
WatchDogs TriompheMountain

Triomphe TowerSSB Watch Dogs Series
SonicMania Studiopolis

StudiopolisSSB Sonic Series
BanjoKazooie MumbosMountain

Mumbo's MountainSSB Banjo Kazooie Series

Items

Image and Name Description
TrophySSBZ

Trophy
Trophies can be collected as you go through the game's various modes, and they are stored on your house's shelves in Smash City. After unlocking a character's trophy, you can place stickers on its base, allowing you to customize them as you see fit.
BrawlStickerArtwork

Sticker
During battles, there is a chance of a sticker floating down onto the stage. You can pick them up and later place them on trophies to customize certain characters.
New Smash Ball

Smash Ball
Once caught, this energized orb allows you to use your character's Final Smash, a powerful move that can deal tons of damage. In Dark Forces, it will hover towards the character with the highest damage percentage so as to give them a better chance at winning. Watch out, though -- other players can still steal the ball.
AssistTrophySSB4

Assist Trophy
This item can be used to summon a random character to join you in battle. These assistants may place certain effects on opponents or just straight up attack them.
PokeballTopTrans

Pokéball
Players can throw a Pokéball anywhere (except off the stage) to summon a Pokémon who will help them out. Throwing a Pokéball at an opponent will deal damage.
MushroomMK8

Super Mushroom
Touching this mushroom makes you larger for a limited time. You can deal more damage, but you will be a much easier target.
PoisonMushroomMK8

Poison Mushroom
It looks kind of like a Super Mushroom, but looks can be deceiving. This mushroom will cause you to shrink and become a bit weaker. However, it will also allow you to avoid attacks more easily, so use your size to your advantage!
KRTDL Warp Star

Warp Star
Grab this item to zoom into the air before crashing down at another location. The imact can deal plenty of damage.

Melee HD Connectivity

Super Smash Bros. Dark Forces will use a "cross save" system that connects it to Glacier's HD remake of Melee. If you have a Melee HD save file on your console, you can transfer content from Melee HD to Dark Forces and vice versa.

Content

Dark Forces to Melee HD

  • Mega Man, Meta Knight, and Excitebiker will become playable.
  • Sector Z, Planet Zebes, the Dr. Mario stage, Wily Castle, and Excitebike Stadium will be unlocked.

Melee HD to Dark Forces

  • Meowth, Saki, and Sigurd will now be playable.
  • Poké Floats, Mushroom Kingdom III, Green Greens, Akaneia, and Underwater Tunnel will be unlocked.
  • An alternate skin for Pit, based on his appearance in Melee HD, will be unlocked in Dark Forces.

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