Super Smash Bros. Heroes is the sixth installment of the Super Smash Bros. series and is the second to be released on both the Wii U and 3DS. It's also the second game to be developed by GalaxySoft Inc. Heroes will be the first game in the series to have past and future versions of stages along with being the second game to have a story mode. The game is set for release in 2016, but an exact date is unknown.
Gameplay in Super Smash Bros. Heroes is like all of the other games in the series. 2-4 players must fight each other and knock them off screen to score points in order to gain victory. There's a new item called the "Time Machine" which plays a big role in the game's story mode. The time machine item can send a stage either forward into the future or back in the past (eg. Smashtown's future version is a city while the past is a construction site) depending on player input.
The story mode for the game can be found here. It's called "Back in Time", and features several new villains that plan to cause the smashers to have never existed.
All of the original 12 characters from the first game return, along with some others that have appeared in previous installments. Joining the fighters are Knuckles from Sonic the Hedgehog, Banjo and Kazooie, Brittany from Pikmin, Wonderful Red, Ashley from WarioWare, and Jeff from EarthBound.
There are 18 starting characters in the game.
|Mario||Super Mario||The red clad plumber returns to the fight! Mario is still as powerful as he's always been and is a good fighter for beginning players.||Mario Finale|
|Donkey Kong||Donkey Kong||Donkey Kong is ready for his sixth round and some more fighting. DK acts somewhat like a gorilla in terms of his taunts and attacks.||
|Samus Aran||Metroid||Zero Laser|
|Link||Legend of Zelda||Triforce Slash|
|EarthBound||Bottle Rocket Barrage|
|Bowser||Super Mario||Giga Bowser|
The amount of unlockable characters is 18, rounding the character total to 36.
Stages in this game have past and future versions which can be selected from the stage select screen. The Stage Creator from SSBB also returns with more features.
- Battlefield - Super Smash Bros.
- Past version: Cliffside
- Future version: Cybernetic Station
- Final Destination - Super Smash Bros.
- Mushroom Castle - Super Mario
- Past version: Toad Town
- Future version: Bowser's Stronghold
- Onett 2 - EarthBound
- Past version: Meteorite Crash Site
- Future version: Tazmily Village