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The North American boxart.
Developer(s) Fjord Studios
Publisher(s) Fjord Studios
Platform(s) WiiU.svg
Release Date(s)
Worldwide - November 19, 2016
Age Rating(s)
ESRB2013T 12Rating CERO B
Genre(s) Fighting, Party
Series Smashbrosstardom logo
Media Included Wii U Disc
Manual(s) Digital
Available Input Wii U Gamepad, Wii U Pro Controller, Classic Controller (Pro), Wii Remote, GameCube Remote
Storage Needed 17.8 GB
Cost $59.99, €59.99, 9000 kr
Super Smash Bros. Mania (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ マニア, Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu, "Great Melee Smash Brothers Chaos") is the sixth Super Smash Bros. game, created for the Wii U. Unlike previous games, this one is developed by Fjord Studios. The gameplay follows the formula that made the other games in the series so successful while introducing many new modes and features.

Content is draw from all across the Nintendo universe, including some from third-parties such as Sonic and Shovel Knight. Unlike previous Smash Bros. games, development had a more single-player focus as well as the typical multiplayer focuses and the competitive features are fully embraced. This game is expected to be released around the world on November 19, 2016.


In Super Smash Bros. Mania the general gameplay has not shifted greatly from the time-tested Smash Bros. mechanics. In normal battles, a player faces off against one or more of their friends, a computer character, or a combination of both. Attacks that are specific to characters rack up damage percentage as the battle progresses. Characters with a high percentage are more easily flung off the stage, which results in a loss of their life. Items (including Final Smashes), which can be turned off, can be used to dramatically shift the tide of the battle and adds an extra layer to the combat of the game. The overall feeling of characters in this game is generally described as lighter and less compact than its predecessors.


Smash Mode

Mania Mode

Classic Mode

Adventure Mode

All-Stars Mode

All-Stars Mode returns, in which players face off against groups of fighters in attempt to defeat all fighters in the game! In addition to the normal difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, Hard) two new difficulty levels - Pleasant and Impossible - can be played. These new ways to experience the game were made to satisfy extremely young gamers and seasoned veterans alike. With an increase in characters, the number of healing items has also increased (though not for higher difficulty levels).

As in previous Super Smash Bros. games, the All-Stars are grouped based on similar traits. There is no uniform theme in this game for this, with large groups of players being lumped together for many different reasons. Listed below are the groups that the All-Stars modes are arranged in.

  • Super Mario & CompanyMario, Luigi, Peach, Rosalina & Luma, Bowser Jr., Bowser, Paper Mario, Yoshi, Kamek
  • The Baddies: Wario, King K. Rool, Ganondorf, Ghirahim, Dark Samus, Ridley, Medusa, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Wolf
  • The Good Guys: Zelda, Samus, Pit, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Pikachu, Charizard, Ness, Lucas, Inkling
  • The Blue Guys: Sheik, Midna, Zero Suit Samus, Falco, Lucario, Marth, Alph, Sonic, Shovel Knight, Mega Man
  • Nintendo's Creatures: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Waddle Dee, Fox, Jigglypuff, Meowth, Mewtwo, Duck Hunt, Banjo-Kazooie
  • The Pre-Wii Fighters: Little Mac, Palutena, Villager, Olimar, Mr. Game & Watch, R.O.B., Ice Climbers, Chibi-Robo
  • Wielders of the Blade: Link, Ike, Roy, Robin, Corrin, Isaac, Shulk

Online Modes

Much like Super Smash Bros. for Wii USuper Smash Bros. Mania includes robust online features that encourage both partying fun and competitive brawling. There are two main sections of fighting on the online portion of the menu, For Glory and For Fun. In addition, there are other features such as the Conquest, Arena, Tournaments, and Playing With Friends. Results from the online game will be used to balance the game and fix broken characters, stages, and items. 

In For Glory, there are many options including 4 vs. 4, 2 vs. 2, 8-Player Free For All, 4-Player Free For All, and Player vs. Player. All battles occur on the Final Destination versions of stages, with the possibility of more stages being allowed as the development team reviews the competitive viability of the stages post-release. The main focus of For Glory is serious competition, where players face off with the main goal of winning. For this reason, there are no items available to use in this mode and stocks are used instead of having battles that are strictly timed. A new feature in this game is auto-matching people according in win records in Player vs. Player, something that allows players to grow in their abilities together. You can, like the previous game, friend request players that you have played online.

In For Fun, the spirit of Smash revolves around having a good time. Thus, items are turned on and battles do not have stocks that end them before the time limit ends. Final Smashes are also turned on, creating an interesting dynamic for the smashers. The options available in this mode include 4 vs. 4, 2 vs. 2,  8-Player Free For All, and 4-Player Free For All. Within this mode, you can also play with another local player online (although, past that, you must either play offline or use the Playing With Friends mode).


Super Smash Bros. Mania will include more characters than previous entries, with 66 being included in the base game. Many veterans are planned to return along with fan-favorite additions like Paper Mario and Isaac.

Default Characters

Following the traditions of past Super Smash Bros. titles, this game includes most of the roster as starter characters (48 starting characters compared to 16 unlockable characters). Some traditionally unlockable characters, such as Bowser Jr. and Mr. Game & Watch are avaliable to play from the start to make room for more unlockable newcomers.

Default Characters

Super Mario symbolMarioSuper Mario symbol

Super Mario symbolPeachSuper Mario symbol Super Mario symbolRosalinaSuper Mario symbol Super Mario symbolBowser Jr.Super Mario symbol Super Mario symbolBowserSuper Mario symbol PaperMario symbolPaper MarioPaperMario symbol
SSBMania Mario SBBMania Peach SBBMania Rosalina&Luma SBBMania BowserJr SBBMania Bowser SBBMania PaperMario
SSB Yoshi SymbolYoshiSSB Yoshi Symbol SSB Wario SymbolWarioSSB Wario Symbol DK SymbolDKDK Symbol DK SymbolDiddyDK Symbol DK SymbolK. RoolDK Symbol PunchOutSymbol-0Little MacPunchOutSymbol-0
SBBMania Yoshi SBBMania Wario SBBMania DonkeyKong SBBMania DiddyKong SBBMania KingKRool SBBMania LittleMac
Zelda Symbol1LinkZelda Symbol1 Zelda Symbol1ZeldaZelda Symbol1 Zelda Symbol1SheikZelda Symbol1 Zelda Symbol1GhirahimZelda Symbol1 Metroid Symbol1SamusMetroid Symbol1 Metroid Symbol1ZSSMetroid Symbol1
SBBMania Link SBBMania Zelda SBBMania Sheik SBBMania Ghirahim SBBMania Samus SBBMania ZSS
SSB Kid Icarus SeriesPitSSB Kid Icarus Series SSB Kid Icarus SeriesPalutenaSSB Kid Icarus Series SSB Kid Icarus SeriesMedusaSSB Kid Icarus Series SSB Kirby SymbolKirbySSB Kirby Symbol SSB Kirby SymbolMeta KnightSSB Kirby Symbol SSB Kirby SymbolDededeSSB Kirby Symbol
SBBMania Pit SBBMania Palutena SBBMania Medusa SBBMania Kirby SBBMania MetaKnight SBBMania KingDedede
SSB Star Fox SymbolFoxSSB Star Fox Symbol FZeroSymbol1C. FalconFZeroSymbol1 Pokemon symbolPikachuPokemon symbol Pokemon symbolLucarioPokemon symbol Pokemon symbolCharizardPokemon symbol Pokemon symbolMeowthPokemon symbol
SBBMania Fox SBBMania CaptainFalcon SBBMania Pikachu SBBMania Lucario SBBMania Charizard SBBMania Meowth
SSB Fire Emblem SeriesMarthSSB Fire Emblem Series SSB Fire Emblem SeriesIkeSSB Fire Emblem Series SSB Fire Emblem SeriesRobinSSB Fire Emblem Series SSB Fire Emblem SeriesCorrinSSB Fire Emblem Series EarthboundSymbolSSBVLucasEarthboundSymbolSSBV SSB Animal Crossing SeriesVillagerSSB Animal Crossing Series
SBBMania Marth SBBMania Ike SBBMania Robin SBBMania Corrin SBBMania Lucas SBBMania Villager
SSB Pikmin SymbolOlimarSSB Pikmin Symbol SSB Pikmin SymbolAlphSSB Pikmin Symbol DuckHuntSymbolDuck HuntDuckHuntSymbol Game&WatchSymbolSSBVMr. G&WGame&WatchSymbolSSBV ROBSymbol-R.O.B.ROBSymbol- IceClimbersSymbolIce ClimbersIceClimbersSymbol
SBBMania Olimar SBBMania Alph SBBMania DuckHunt SBBMania MrGame&Watch SBBMania ROB SBBMania IceClimbers
GoldensunIsaacGoldensun Xenoblade SymbolShulkXenoblade Symbol ChibiRoboLogoChibi-RoboChibiRoboLogo Splatoon iconInklingSplatoon icon SSB Sonic SymbolSonicSSB Sonic Symbol ShovelKnight-SymbolShovel KnightShovelKnight-Symbol
SBBMania Isaac SBBMania Shulk SBBMania ChibiRobo SBBMania Inkling SBBMania Sonic SBBMania ShovelKnight

Alternate Costumes

The alternate costumes listed below do not include traditional color changes, but special costumes that either change models or are outside the main color rotation. Alternate costumes for unlockable characters and downloadable characters will be listed in their respective sections.

Alternate Costumes
Character Alternate Costume(s)
SSBMania Mario
SBBMania MarioAlt1 SBBMania MarioAlt2 SBBMania MarioAlt3
SBBMania Peach
SBBMania PeachAlt1 SBBMania PeachAlt2
SBBMania BowserJr
Bowser Jr.

SBBMania BowserJrAlt1 SBBMania BowserJrAlt2 SBBMania BowserJrAlt3 SBBMania BowserJrAlt4

SBBMania BowserJrAlt5 SBBMania BowserJrAlt6 SBBMania BowserJrAlt7

SBBMania Wario
SBBMania WarioAlt1
SBBMania LittleMac
Little Mac
SBBMania LittleMacAlt1 SBBMania LittleMacAlt2
SBBMania Link
SBBMania LinkAlt1 SBBMania LinkAlt2 SBBMania LinkAlt3
SBBMania Pit
SBBMania PitAlt1 SBBMania PitAlt2 SBBMania PitAlt3
SBBMania MetaKnight
Meta Knight
SBBMania MetaKnightAlt1
SBBMania Marth
SBBMania MarthAlt1 SBBMania MarthAlt2
SBBMania Robin
SBBMania RobinAlt1
SBBMania Corrin
SBBMania CorrinAlt1
SBBMania Villager
SBBMania VillagerAlt1 SBBMania VillagerAlt2 SBBMania VillagerAlt3
SBBMania Isaac
SBBMania IsaacAlt1
SBBMania Inkling
SBBMania InklingAlt1 SBBMania InklingAlt2

Unlockable Characters

For more information, visit Super Smash Bros. Mania/Unlockables.

DLC Characters

Much like in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, DLC will return in this game. A total of six DLC fighters will be released, including two veteran third-party fighters, three Nintendo newcomers, and a third party newcomer.

DLC Characters
DillonSymbolDillonDillonSymbol SSB Pac-Man SymbolPac-ManSSB Pac-Man Symbol ZeldaSymbolSkull KidZeldaSymbol SSB Bayonetta SeriesBayonettaSSB Bayonetta Series BanjoKazooieSymbolGruntyBanjoKazooieSymbol WarioSymbolAshleyWarioSymbol
SBBMania Dillon SBBMania PacMan SBBMania SkullKid SBBMania Bayonetta SBBMania Grunty SBBMania Ashley
Feb. 17, '18 Feb. 17, '18 June 13, '18 Sep. 22, '18 Oct. 17, '18 Nov. 19, '18


Stages remain a big part of the Super Smash Bros. experience in this iteration of the series.

Default Stages

*Note: Stages that return from Wii U/3DS, Brawl, Melee, or Smash Bros. 64 are italicized for navigation purposes.

Default Stages
SmashBrosSymbolSSBVFinal DestinationSmashBrosSymbolSSBV SmashBrosSymbolSSBVBattlefieldSmashBrosSymbolSSBV SmashBrosSymbolSSBVBig BattlefieldSmashBrosSymbolSSBV
SSBMania FinalDestination SSBMania Battlefield SSBMania BigBattlefield
Mario Symbol.svgGrumble VolcanoMario Symbol.svg Mario Symbol.svgAirshipMario Symbol.svg Mario Symbol.svgToad HouseMario Symbol.svg
SSBMania GrumbleVolcano SSBMania Airship SSBMania ToadHouse
Mario Symbol.svgMario Galaxy (U)Mario Symbol.svg Mario Symbol.svgRainbow Cruse (M)Mario Symbol.svg PaperMario symbolShy Guy JunglePaperMario symbol
SSBMania Galaxy SSBMania RainbowCruise SSBMania ShyGuyJungle
YoshiSymbolWooly World (U)YoshiSymbol WarioSymbolSSBVVirtual WarioWarioSymbolSSBV DKSymbolSSBVShadow JungleDKSymbolSSBV
SSBMania WoolyWorld SSBMania VirtualWario SSBMania ShadowJungle

Unlockable Stages

For more information, visit Super Smash Bros. Mania/Unlockables.