Classic Mode returns from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, acting the exact same way. Players pick a character and then go through a barrage of fights. The matches feature Bonus Stages as well as Giant, Metal, Team or Normal battles which appear randomly. Each stage appears in a certain order. When completing Classic Mode with a certain character, the player receives that character's Trophy.
|Stage 1||Earthbound or F-Zero series (Ness, Captain Falcon)|
|Stage 2||Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Wario series or Geno (Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Yoshi, Wario, Geno)|
|Stage 3||Golden Sun or Fire Emblem series (Matthew, Tyrell, Marth, Ike)|
|Stage 4||The Legend of Zelda or Kirby series (Link, Zelda, Midna, Ganondorf, Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede)|
|Bonus Stage 1||Break the Targets!!|
|Stage 5||Pokemon series (Pikachu, Zoroark, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo)|
|Stage 6||Mario series (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, NES Mario)|
|Stage 7||Professor Layton, Punch-Out!!, Chibi-Robo! or Bomberman series (Professor Layton, Little Mac, Chibi-Robo, Bomberman)|
|Stage 8||Metroid or Star Fox series (Samus/Zero Suit Samus, Ridley, Fox, Falco, Krystal)|
|Stage 9||Classic Nintendo Characters (Pit, Excitebiker, Sheriff, Mr. Game & Watch)|
|Bonus Stage 2||Board the Platforms!!|
|Stage 10||The player has to fight 3 random characters.|
|Stage 11||The player has to fight Master Hand. Crazy Hand will also appear if it is in Normal difficulty or higher within 10 minutes.|
Bosses in Classic Mode
Master HandThe final boss of Classic mode, the right hand, Master Hand is sometimes referred to as the "manifestation of creative spirit" in the Smash Bros. universe. Master Hand's existence is still a shadowed one, therefore little is known of it. Master Hand's attacks are the same from the two previous games. His moves change depending on the difficulty.
Crazy HandWhile Master Hand is the "manifestation of creative spirit", the left hand, Crazy Hand is the "manifestation of destructive spirit". In the game, Crazy Hand will appear alongside Master Hand once the player has clear Normal difficulty Classic Mode within 10 minutes or less. Stocks do not matter here. Crazy Hand's attacks are different from Master Hand's. They are more powerful and quick. They will also use some pretty good combos together.
Each time the player successfully completes Classic Mode, they will unlock the standard character trophy with whom they completed it with. Difficulty does not change anything. Players are also rewarded with coins which they can use in the Coin Launcher to gain more trophies.