Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the 5th 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 first released in North America on November 21, 2014[1].

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).
  • Master Fortress is exclusive to the Wii U version, while there is nothing to replace it on the 3DS.
  • On the Wii U disc, there is artwork of characters and even the Master Croe forms, unlike the 3DS version.



  • Mario
  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Samus
  • Kirby
  • Fox
  • Pikachu
  • Luigi
  • Bowser
  • Pit
  • Captain Olimar & Pikmin (Alph as an alternate costume)
  • Princess Peach
  • Toon Link
  • Sonic
  • Marth
  • Zelda
  • King Dedede
  • Lucario
  • Diddy Kong
  • Yoshi
  • Sheik
  • Ike
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Charizard
  • Captain Falcon
  • Meta Knight
  • Wario
  • Falco
  • R.O.B.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ganondorf
  • Jigglypuff
  • Ness
  • 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
  • Greninja
  • Mii (Mii Fighters)
  • Palutena
  • Pac-Man
  • Lucina
  • Robin/Female Robin
  • Shulk
  • 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.

See also