Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the fifth installment of the Super Smash Bros. series, the other being the 3DS version. It was first announced at E3 2011. It is playable for the Wii U and it was released in North America on November 21, 2014.
Differences from the 3DS version
- Certain stages that are in the 3DS version of the game aren't in the Wii U version. These stages include levels from Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS games such as 3D Land, Golden Plains, Paper Mario, and Spirit Tracks.
- In addition, the Wii U has exclusive stages of its own such as the Mario Galaxy stage.
- Smash Run is not available in the Wii U version of this game. Instead, it was replaced with Smash Tour which parodies the Mario Party series.
- This game features a total of 8 playable characters at a time.
- Event Matches are present in the Wii U version of this game.
- Certain characters, such as Jigglypuff and Ness, are starters in the Wii U version where, in the 3DS version, they are unlockable characters.
- Classic Mode is much different between the Wii U version and the 3DS version. In the Wii U version, the player has a certain rival character and must battle a horde of other characters before fighting Master Hand himself (or Crazy Hand or both on higher difficulties).
- Donkey Kong
- Captain Olimar & Pikmin (Alph as an alternate costume)
- Princess Peach
- Toon Link
- King Dedede
- Diddy Kong
- Zero Suit Samus
- Captain Falcon
- Meta Knight
- Dr. Mario
- Mr. Game & Watch
- Mewtwo (DLC)
- Lucas (DLC)
- Roy (DLC)
- Villager/Female Villager
- Mega Man
- Wii Fit Trainer/Male Wii Fit Trainer
- Rosalina and Luma
- Little Mac/Wireframe Little Mac
- Mii (Mii Fighters)
- Robin/Female Robin
- Dark Pit
- Duck Hunt
- Bowser Jr. (with the Koopalings as alternate costumes)
- Ryu (DLC)
- Cloud Strife (DLC)
- Corrin (DLC)
- Bayonetta (DLC)
- The Ice Climbers were originally intended to be in the Wii U version of the game. However, developers wanted the character roster be the same as the 3DS version of the game.
- This is the second Nintendo game to feature a total of eight playable human characters at one time. The first game to do this is Mario Party 7.
- This is the first game to make use of the amiibo.
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