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SSBU Logo1
The box-art for the game.
Developer(s) Fantasy Factory Letters
Publisher(s) Logo
Platform(s) Wii U
Genre(s) Fighting, Adventure
Release Date(s)
December 2012
Media Included Nintendo Wii U Disk

Soundtrack CD (Platinum Edition Only)

Super Smash Bros. Ultra is a fighting game for Wii U. It is the sixth game in the Super Smash Bros. series. The game is currently in development by Fantasy Factory. The game is planned for a late 2012 release.


The game plays the same as previous installments, but is especially based on Brawl. Players fight against each other on stages based off famous Nintendo series. Each character has their own special moves and a Final Smash, based on their history. The player wins by knocking their opponents off the screen. Moves like taunting and slipping also return. However, the game also uses the Wii U GamePad. Players can use items by using the Touch Screen. The player can also control and select the characters, stages, or options with it. It takes over most of the Wii Remote's functions.

A new option is introduced, called the Touch Mode. Here, players can kick, use an item or jump by touching the Wii U GamePad's Touch Screen.



The full selection screen.

Super Smash Bros. Ultra counts 43 characters (51 if counting the alternates and the Pokémon as separate characters). 22 are already available from the start, while 18 have to be unlocked. In addition, 4 downloadable characters were added, called the DLC Characters. Players are able to download them in the game's channel.

Default Characters

Characters that are already available from the start.

Image Name Description Attack Type Special Moves
SSBU- Mario Mario Mario has always been a balanced character, and this time is no exception. Mario is an excellent choice for starters. Standard Fireball
Side Iceball
Up Star Spin
Down Bob-Omb
Final Smash Mario Finale
SSBU- Dr Mario Dr. Mario Dr. Mario is Mario's alternate outfit. He plays similair to Mario, but shoots Megavitamins, Viruses and Poison Mushrooms and has a different Up Special. Standard Megavitamin
Side Virus
Up Vitamin Somersault
Down Poison Mushroom
Final Smash Virus Rain
SSBU- Link Link Link, brave hero of Hyrule, is a heavyweight character. He's not as strong as the other heavyweights, but is easier to control. Standard Hero's Bow
Side Gale Boomerang
Up Spin Attack
Down Bomb
Final Smash Triforce Slash
SSBU- Kirby Kirby Kirby, the pink puff from Dreamland, is a lightweight character. He can jump multiple times and is excellent for beginners. However, he's not strong at all. Standard Inhale
Side Hammer
Up Final Cutter
Down Stone
Final Smash Cook Kirby
SSBU- Pikachu Pikachu Another lightweight is Pikachu. Pikachu is a little harder to control, but is also one of the strongest lightweights. Standard Thunder Jolt
Side Skull Bash
Up Quick Attack
Down Thunder
Final Smash Volt Tackle
SSBU- Fox Fox Heavyweight Fox is a little stronger than Link, but also harder to control. Fox is not that heavy compared to the other heavyweights. Standard Blaster
Side Fox Illusion
Up Fire Fox
Down Reflector
Final Smash Arwing
SSBU- Samus Samus Due to her heavy Power Suit, Samus is heavyweight. She's pretty fast and very powerful, and isn't that hard to control. However, her coverage is very poor. Standard Charge Shot
Side Missile
Up Screw Attack
Down Bomb
Final Smash Zero Laser
SSBU- Zero Suit Samus Zero Suit Samus Samus's Zero Laser destroys her Power Suit and turns Samus into Zero Suit Samus. Zero Suit Samus is very athletic, but not strong at all. For the first time, Zero Suit Samus can be choosen on the Character Selection. Standard Paralyzer
Side Plasma Whip
Up Plasma Wire
Down Flip Jump
Final Smash Power Suit Samus
SSBU- Zelda Zelda Zelda, princess of Hyrule, is mediumweight. Zelda is a balanced character, but pretty hard to control. Standard Nayru's Love
Side Din's Fire
Up Farore's Wind
Down Transform
Final Smash Light Arrow
SSBU- Sheik Sheik Zelda can transform into Sheik anytime during a match. For being a mediumweight, Sheik falls very fast, but is also more athletic and easier to control than Zelda. Standard Needle Storm
Side Chain
Up Vanish
Down Transform
Final Smash Light Arrow
SSBU- Bowser Bowser Bowser is one of the heaviest characters in the game. His jumps are very poor and he falls easily, but his power is just massive. Standard Fire Breath
Side Flying Slam
Up Whirling Fortress
Down Bowser Bomb
Final Smash Koopa Clown Car
SSBU- Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Another very heavy character is Donkey Kong. Like Bowser, he falls easily, but he's easier to control. Standard Giant Punch
Side Headbutt
Up Spinning Kong
Down Hand Slap
Final Smash Konga Beat
SSBU- Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi is well-known for his high jumps. He's one of the most agile characters, but also one of the weakest. Standard Egg Lay
Side Egg Roll
Up Egg Throw
Down Yoshi Bomb
Final Smash Super Dragon
SSBU- Peach Peach Peach, princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, is a lightweight character that can float into the air using her parasol. However, like Yoshi, she's one of the weakest characters, and her coverage is very poor. Standard Heart
Side Peach Bomber
Up Peach Parasol
Down Vegetable
Final Smash Peach Blossom
SSBU- Ice Climbers Ice Climbers The Ice Climbers are one of the heaviest mediumweights. They are pretty hard to control, but also pretty strong for mediumweights. If Popo dies, Nana dies too, but if Nana dies, Popo is still in the race. Standard Ice Shot
Side Squall Hammer
Up Belay
Down Blizzard
Final Smash Iceberg
SSBU- Pit Pit Pit is a mediumweight character that has the unique ability to fly. His attacks are very fast, but he's not that easy to control. Standard Palutena Arrow
Side Angel Ring
Up Wings of Icarus
Down Mirror Shield
Final Smash Palutena's Army
SSBU- Wario Wario Wario is the strongest lightweight character in the game. He uses unique attacks like his bike, which are pretty hard to master. Standard Chomp
Side Wario Bike
Up Corkscrew
Down Wario Waft
Final Smash Wario-Man
SSBU- Ike Ike Ike is very heavy, but a bit easier to control than Bowser and Donkey Kong. In addition, he's a bit less powerful. Standard Eruption
Side Quick Draw
Up Aether
Down Counter
Final Smash Great Aether
SSBU- Red Red Red uses his Pokémon in battle. While Squirtle is an athletic lightweight character, Ivysaur is a mediumweight and less athletic, and Charizard is a heavyweight and the least athletic of them all. All of them use different attacks, and can be switched anytime. They can only be seen together when completing their final smash. Down Pokémon Change
Final Smash Triple Finish
Standard Water Gun
Side Withdraw
Up Waterfall
Standard Bullet Seed
Side Razor Leaf
Up Vine Whip
Standard Flamethrower
Side Rock Smash
Up Fly
SSBU- Diddy Kong Diddy Kong Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong's little nephew, is a typical lightweight character. He falls slowly and is not very strong. He's not easy to control but has good coverage. Standard Peanut Popgun
Side Monkey Flip
Up Rocketbarrel Boost
Down Banana Peel
Final Smash Rocketbarrel Barrage
SSBU- Metaknight Meta Knight Meta Knight is a lightweight character who is really hard to master. His attacks are very quick, and he is very agile. Standard Mach Tornado
Side Drill Rush
Up Shuttle Loop
Down Dimensional Cape
Final Smash Galaxia Darkness
SSBU- King Dedede King Dedede King Dedede, self-called ruler of Dream Land, is a heavyweight character, but like Kirby, can float multiple times. He is very strong, but also hard to control. Standard Inhale
Side Waddle Dee Toss
Up Super Dedede Jump
Down Jet Hammer
Final Smash Waddle Dee Army
SSBU- Olimar Olimar Olimar mainly uses his Pikmin for attacks. He's lightweight, falls slowly and is not very strong. He's a good choice for beginners. Standard Pikmin Pluck
Side Pikmin Throw
Up Pikmin Chain
Down Pikmin Order
Final Smash End of Day
SSBU- Takamaru Takamaru Takamaru is one of the lightest heavyweights. He is pretty strong, but one of the weaker heavyweights. He also doesn't fall that fast. Standard Samurai Sword
Side Sword Swing
Up Spinning Samurai
Down Sword Bomb
Final Smash Super Samurai
SSBU- ROB R.O.B. R.O.B. is an excellent choice for advanced players. His attacks are very quick and using his Robo Burner, he can fly for a short time. He's heavyweight and pretty hard to control. Standard Robo Beam
Side Arm Rotor
Up Robo Burner
Down Gyro
Final Smash Diffusion Beam

Unlockable Characters

In addition to the characters listed above, the following characters can be unlocked when certain requirements are met.

Image Name Description Attack Type Special Moves
SSBU- Ness Ness Ness, the PSI powered youth, is pretty strong for a lightweight character. His jumps are very high and he falls slowly. Master his PSI moves might take some practise, however. Standard PK Flash
Side PK Fire
Up PK Thunder
Down PK Magnet
Final Smash PK Starstorm
SSBU- Marth Marth Marth is a typical middleweight character. He's not the strongest and he doesn't fall very fast. However, his attacks can be powerful if charged enough. Standard Shield Breaker
Side Dancing Blade
Up Dolphin Slash
Down Counter
Final Smash Critical Hit
SSBU- Luigi Luigi Luigi, the Green Machine, is, like his brother, a middleweight character, but his jumps are higher and he falls slower. Standard Green Fireball
Side Green Missile
Up Coin Somersault
Down Poltergeist 3000
Final Smash Super Poltergeist
SSBU- Captain Falcon Captain Falcon Captain Falcon is one of the fastest characters in the game. His attacks can be powerful if timed right, but he doesn't have that much power. Captain Falcon is a middleweight character. Standard Falcon Punch
Side Raptor Boost
Up Falcon Dive
Down Falcon Kick
Final Smash Blue Falcon
SSBU- Unova Trainer Unova Trainer Unova Trainer plays similar to Red, but uses other Pokémon. Snivy is a lightweight and athletic character, Dewott a middleweight character with quick attacks, and Emboar is a heavyweight character with great power. Like Red, the Pokémon can be switched anytime in battle. Down Pokémon Change
Final Smash Unova Finish
Standard Tail Whip
Side Razor Leaf
Up Vine Whip
Standard Water Breath
Side Water Slide
Up Waterfall
Standard Fire Flame
Side Super Grab
Up Fire Punch
SSBU- Bowser Jr Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., Bowser's evil son, mainly uses his shell in battle. He plays a bit similair to Bowser, but is much lighter, faster and less powerful. Standard Fire Flame
Side Shell Dash
Up Shell Whip
Down Transform
Final Smash Mecha Bowser
SSBU- Shadow Mario Shadow Mario Bowser Jr. can transform into Shadow Mario anytime he likes. Shadow Mario uses his Paintbrush in battle and he is faster than Jr. He's also a bit heavier, as a middleweight character. Standard Paintball
Side Paintbrush
Up Brush Illusion
Down Transform
Final Smash Mecha Bowser
SSBU- Falco Falco Falco has similair attacks to Fox, but is lighter and plays different. While Fox is a heavyweight, Falco is middleweight. He also has a different Final Smash. Standard Blaster
Side Falco Phantasm
Up Flying Bird
Down Reflector
Final Smash Landmaster
SSBU- Palutena Palutena Palutena is a mediumweight character. She mainly uses light attacks as weapon, or her Arrow and Bow. Palutena is pretty hard to control and an excellent choice for advanced players. Standard Arrow and Bow
Side Palutena's Illusion
Up Light Flash
Down Defending Shield
Final Smash Goddess of Light
SSBU- Skull Kid Skull Kid Skull Kid is another typical mediumweight. He's full of tricky moves and his speed is balanced. He's not very strong, but easy to control. Standard Skull Spear
Side Chopper Throw
Up Mask Jump
Down Skull Skills
Final Smash Majora's Mask
SSBU- Mr Game and Watch Mr. Game and Watch Mr. Game and Watch is a lightweight character. He jumps pretty high and his attacks are fast, but not powerful. Standard Chef
Side Judge
Up Parachute
Down Oil Panic
Final Smash Octopus
SSBU- Victini Victini Victini is another lightweight character. It jumps very high and is pretty fast, and he's pretty strong for a lightweight. It's not easy to control, however. Standard Focus Energy
Side Reversal
Up Final Gambit
Down Zen Headbutt
Final Smash Searing Shot
SSBU- Ganondorf Ganondorf Ganondorf is, like Donkey Kong and Bowser, very heavy. His attacks are slow and his jumps are very low, and he's pretty hard to control. However, his power is very great. Standard Warlock Punch
Side Flame Choke
Up Dark Dive
Down Wizard's Foot
Final Smash Beast Ganon
SSBU- Baby Bros Baby Bros. The Baby Bros. are lightweight characters. Their attacks are very fast, but their standard attacks don't have a that much coverage. They fall very slowly and jump pretty high. Standard Hammers
Side Baby Swing
Up Mini Chomp
Down Duo Missile
Final Smash Chain Chomp
SSBU- Toon Link Toon Link Toon Link has similair attacks to Link, but he plays different. He's faster, lighter and more agile. However, he doesn't have that much power, but he's easier to control. Standard Hero's Bow
Side Boomerang
Up Spin Attack
Down Bomb
Final Smash Triforce Slash
SSBU- Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Jigglypuff can, just like Kirby, float in the air multiple times. She doesn't have much power and her coverage is bad, but she's easy to control. She's a lightweight character. Standard Rollout
Side Pound
Up Sing
Down Rest
Final Smash Puff Up
SSBU- Krystal Krystal Krystal is a middleweight character. She's one of the most balanced characters in the game, but not that much as Mario. Krystal is a little more faster than him. Standard Tail Swing
Side Krystal Illusion
Up Double Jump
Down Fox Spear
Final Smash Purple Thunder
SSBU- Ancient Minister Ancient Minister Ancient Minister's attacks are based on his appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series. He is, just like R.O.B., a heavyweight character and plays quite similair to him. Standard Laser Beam
Side Ancient Rotate
Up Burning Platform
Down Mini Bomb
Final Smash Subspace Bomb

DLC Characters

Characters that can be downloaded in the game's channel using SpotPass after the game's release.

Image Name Description Attack Type Special Moves
SSBU- Poo Poo Poo, crown prince of Dalaam, is a lightweight character, like Ness. However, he has different attacks and plays different. Standard Hypnosis
Side Teleport
Up Kung Poo Kick
Down Mirror
Final Smash Sword of Kings
SSBU- Spire Spire Spire is a heavyweight character. He's one of the few heavyweights that are fairly easy to control, but he's also not very strong compared to other heavyweights. Standard Magmaul
Side Fire Inhale
Up Spire Salto
Down Rock Smash
Final Smash Dialanche
SSBU- Little Mac Little Mac Little Mac is a pretty light character, but he is very powerful. He mostly uses his fists as attacks, being a boxer. He has very quick attacks though. Standard Fist Swipe
Side Little Mac
Up Star Punch
Down Knuckle Pound
Final Smash Star Uppercut
SSBU- Roy Roy Roy returns with his Melee moveset. He plays very similair to Marth, but has slightly different attacks. Standard Flare Blade
Side Double-Edge Dance
Up Blazer
Down Counter
Final Smash Sword Finale


There are 45 stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultra, with 12 returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Image Name Game(s) Description
Battlefield Super Smash Bros. Ultra A basic stage with no gimmicks. It resembles a floating platform in the dark sky, with skycrapers in the background.
SSBU- Final Destination Final Destination Super Smash Bros. Ultra A single, moving platform that takes the players into space. Players will travel through the galaxy and sometimes land on planets with their unique gimmicks. Meteors and other obstacles sometimes land on the stage, damaging players if hit. Also, Master Hand will sometimes show up and battle the players, but this is very rare.
SSBU- Comet Observatory Comet Observatory Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2 Players start at the main entrance of the Comet Observatory. At random moments a Launch Star appears and the players are shot to the Good Egg Galaxy, Battlerock Galaxy, Starship Mario, Yoshi Star Galaxy, Puzzle Plank Galaxy or Grandmaster Galaxy.
SSBU- Acorn Plains Acorn Grasslands New Super Mario Bros. U

Acorn Grasslands resembles the first world of New Super Mario Bros. U. Flying Squirrels sometimes fly around, damaging players if hit. Also, Super Acorns can fall out of the big tree, also damaging players if hit.

Ghostly Manor Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon A huge mansion with different rooms: the Main Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedroom, the Living Room, and a completely dark room, known as The Room of Doom. The room magically switches to another room at random moments, and each room has different gimmicks.
SSBU- Decalburg Decalburg Paper Mario: Sticker Star A small town made out of paper. The stage is pretty simple. Sometimes, stickers are thrown from the background that stick on a character, lowering their stats.
SSBU- Tiki Lava Terror Tiki Lava Terror Donkey Kong Country Returns A stage that takes place just above a sea of lava. There are only a few small platforms to stand on, and horizontal lavaball attacks can kick the player off them.
SSBU- Kakariko Gorge Kakariko Gorge The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
SSBU- Eldin Volcano Eldin Volcano The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Assist Trophies

Image Character Description
SSBU- Assist Waluigi Waluigi Waluigi uses his Tennis Racket to hurt players. He runs into them and hits them with very fast attacks. He can do up to 50% damage.
SSBU- Assist Toad Toad Toad constantly throws Poison Mushrooms on the stage, damaging players. If a player touches Toad, it'll do 10% damage.
SSBU- Assist Koopalings Koopalings  The Koopalings fly around in the Koopa Clown Car in the background, charging their wands, and turn a player into stone two times.
SSBU- Assist Kamek Kamek Kamek flies around on his broom, releasing magic on the stage. The magic has random effects, such as making the player larger or making enemies appear that will attack the opponents.
SSBU- Assist Tingle Tingle Random items are send onto the stage by Tingle, but can't hurt the user. They can also be trophies or hearts, that can be picked up.
SSBU- Assist Midna Midna Midna makes a Dark Copy of Wolf Link, who will run horizontally across the stage. If hit, he will eat the player and spit it out with much power.
SSBU- Assist Impa Impa
SSBU- Assist Knuckle Joe Knuckle Joe Knuckle Joe jumps around on the stage, and uses his fists to hit and damage random players.
SSBU- Assist Lucas Lucas Lucas chases a player, and then uses PK Freeze to freeze them.


  • Although this is the sixth installment in the series, only stages from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the third installment, reappear, probably because the fourth and fifth installments were in too early development.
  • If the Koopalings are used when Bowser releases his Final Smash, their Koopa Clown Car disappears and they fall, to eventually be destroyed when off-screen.


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