Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, known in Japan as Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendo Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yu, (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U?, lit. Great Fray Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U) are two video games released for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. They are officially considered the fourth and fifth installments in the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games, which features several Nintendo characters.
The game was first announced at E3 2011, but no further information was released due to Masahiro Sakurai working on finishing Kid Icarus: Uprising. At the start of 2012, the game was officially in production, but new information was not released until the following year.
On June 11, 2013, two trailers were shown during a Nintendo Direct: one announcing the game and the Villager from Animal Crossing as a newcomer, and another announcing that Mega Man would also be a playable character.
One more trailer was released before the end of E3 2013 showing that Wii Fit Trainer would be playable for the first time. Afterwards, the game's official site started revealing at least one playable character per month, and other content like stages and items.
The original Mega Man appears as a playable character. Other Mega Man related appearances in the game include Rush (who uses Rush Coil), as well as Mega Man wielding several Special Weapons. The Wily Castle from Mega Man 2 appears as a stage, and the Yellow Devil appears on it as a stage hazard.
It is one of the few stages to be on both versions, but with some minor differences. Elec Man appears as an Assist Trophy character, and the Met as an enemy in the Smash Run mode from the 3DS version. Mega Man also has an amiibo figure, and Proto Man, X, MegaMan.EXE, and Zero appear as DLC costumes for the Mii Fighters.
Mega Man's moves
Mega Man's confirmed moves:
- Neutral ground/Neutral aerial attack/Side Strong attack: Mega Buster
- Strong down attack: Sliding
- Dash attack: Top Spin
- Strong up attack: Mega Upper
- Side smash attack: Charge Shot
- Up smash attack: Spark Shock
- Down smash attack: Flame Blast
- Foward aerial attack: Flame Sword
- Backwards aerial attack: Slash Claw
- Up aerial attack: Air Shooter
- Down aerial attack: Hard Knuckle
- Grab: Super Arm
- Neutral special attack: Metal Blade (Hyper Bomb and Shadow Blade)
- Side special attack: Crash Bomber (Ice Slasher and Danger Wrap)
- Down special attack: Leaf Shield (Plant Barrier and Skull Barrier)
- Up special attack: Rush Coil (Beat and Tornado Hold)
- Final Smash: Mega Legends: Mega Man fires a Black Hole Bomb that sucks opponents in. Inside the resulting vortex, MegaMan.EXE, Mega Man X, Mega Man Volnutt, and the Star Force Mega Man appear alongside Mega Man before charging their busters to fire off a powerful Shining Laser-like beam from each simultaneously, doing major damage to the opponents who were sucked into the initial vortex.
Mega Man's alternate colors
- Default (dark blue and blue)
- Rush Coil (red and white with red joints)
- Leaf Shield (green and white with yellow joints)
- Metal Blade (dark yellow and yellow with green joints)
- Air Shooter (light blue and white)
- Slash Claw (green and yellow)
- Flame Sword (red and yellow)
- Top Spin (dark gray and yellow)
|Donkey Kong||Donkey Kong|
|Diddy Kong||Donkey Kong|
|Duck Hunt||Duck Hunt|
|Mr. Game & Watch||Game & Watch|
|Dark Pit||Kid Icarus|
|Link||The Legend of Zelda|
|Toon Link||The Legend of Zelda|
|Zelda||The Legend of Zelda|
|Sheik||The Legend of Zelda|
|Ganondorf||The Legend of Zelda|
|Rosalina & Luma||Mario|
|Mega Man||Mega Man|
|Zero Suit Samus||Metroid|
|Pikmin & Olimar||Pikmin|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Fox McCloud||Star Fox|
|Falco Lombardi||Star Fox|
|Mii Fighter||Super Smash Bros.|
|Wii Fit Trainer||Wii Fit|
|Cloud Strife||Final Fantasy|
Assist Trophies are items that, when picked up, will break and summon a random character from the Trophy. Elec Man is one of the characters that appears as an Assist Trophy, attacking opponents with his Thunder Beam.
Mega Man Trophies
The Trophies shown are from both versions.
|Mega Man||"The main hero from Capcom's 1987 action game, Mega Man. He travels from stage to stage, defeating Robot Masters to obtain new weapons. He uses this vast arsenal in Smash Bros. in a variety of ways. Metal Blades, for example, can be fired in eight directions and picked up off the ground!"|
|Mega Man (Alt.)||"Mega Man has more than 10 different weapons at his disposal. His forward air attack, Flame Sword, affects a wide area and doesn't leave much of an opening, making it useful in a variety of situations. His Leaf Shield special spins four leaves around him to deflect projectiles or hurt foes. He can also fire the leaves forward."|
|Rush Coil||"A faithful robotic dog created by Dr. Light, he can transform into vehicles and even fuse with Mega Man. You can use Mega Man's up special to call Rush to your side, bouncing off his built-in spring and flying high into the air. Rush will hang around for a bit, so spring up again if you want!"|
|Beat||"A bird-shaped support robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Cossack. Beat first appeared in Mega Man 5, where he was available to use only after Mega Man collected all eight plates hidden throughout the game. He flies toward enemies and attacks, making him a trusted ally when facing both regular enemies and bosses."|
|Mega Man X||"The hero of the Mega Man X series is a Reploid—a type of robot with the same thought capacity as a human. Built for combat, his powerful X-Buster is capable of Charge Shots. He also upgrades himself with parts he finds. In Smash Bros., he appears as part of Mega Man's Final Smash."|
|MegaMan Volnutt||"The 14-year-old star of the Mega Man Legends series was found as a baby by Barrell Caskett, a Digger (someone who explores ancient ruins), who then took him in and raised him. He uses a wide array of weapons to fight his foes, the Reaverbots. In Smash Bros., he appears in Mega Man's Final Smash."|
|MegaMan.EXE||"One of the main characters of the Mega Man Battle Network series. He's a NetNavi—a program with a unique personality stored in his real-world operator Lan Hikari's PET (Personal Terminal). He busts viruses in the virtual world and helps Lan deal with day-to-day issues. He's in Mega Man's Final Smash."|
|Star Force Mega Man||"In the Mega Man Star Force series, young Geo Stelar and his alien partner merge to become the powerful fighter Mega Man. They've saved the planet on many occasions, but very few people know this Mega Man's true identity. He appears as part of Mega Man's Final Smash."|
|Elec Man||"A robot created to help manage the power at nuclear plants. He specializes in directing power flow, handling levels of energy that would short out lesser robots. When he is called into battle, he'll zip around while firing his Thunder Beam in all directions. Don't get zapped!"|
|Yellow Devil||"This massive baddy splits itself into small pieces and flies across the battlefield, striking anyone in the way. Deal damage to it by attacking the eye, or hide behind its body to avoid your foes. Be careful— whoever deals the final blow triggers an enemy-launching explosion!"|
|Mettaur||"A familiar foe from the Mega Man series, these guys are pretty distinct with that big yellow helmet. It looks a lot like a hard hat from a construction site. It's pretty great protection - you can't really hurt these guys until they look up from under the helmet. The Cactuspy and slippery New Met are pretty similar."|
|Dr. Wily||"A mad scientist from the Mega Man series who develops deadly robots to try and take over the world. He's not above stealing the robots made by other scientists and modifying them for his own evil ends, either. Dr. Wily has a tendency to beg for forgiveness when Mega Man inevitably defeats him; those tears don't look all that genuine, honestly..."|
|E-Tank||"These restore Mega Man's health. You can keep any you find and use them from the menu at any time. They first appeared in Mega Man 2. Later titles added items like Mystery Tanks, which also restore weapon power, and Mini E Tanks, which grant you an Energy Tank when you collect four."|
Note: Dr. Wily's pose is different between both versions.
Wii U version
|Mega Legends||"For Mega Man's Final Smash, he teams up with all-stars X, MegaMan Volnutt, MegaMan.EXE, and Star Force Mega Man, and they fire their Mega Busters in unision. The Black Hole Bomb fired at the start draws enemies in, and as long as that hits, the Mega Busters will follow. Make your foes see stars!"|
|Dr. Light||"The genius scientist Dr. Thomas Light developed a variety of robots for peaceful purposes. Sadly, most of them were then reprogrammed by Dr. Wily and became warlike bringers of chaos. In order to combat them, Dr. Light saw no option but to convert his own robot assistant, Mega, into the heroic warrior Mega Man."|
|Roll||"A household robot that Mega Man thinks of as a sister. This trophy is based on the original Roll from Mega Man games 1 to 7. Her appearance and backstory may differ somewhat between titles, but she always has long, blonde hair, a red outfit and a kind, reliable personality. In some games, you can even play as her!"|
|Proto Man||"A prototype robot developed by Dr. Light. After his completion, a critical problem was found in his energy core. He fled Dr. Light's care to die alone, but was then recovered by Dr. Wily and converted into a fighting machine. Since then, he's been both friend and foe to Mega Man and always something of a lone wolf."|
|Eddie||"This support robot first appeared in Mega Man 4. He'd pop up every now and then, flip his head open, and reveal a helpful item. The item is picked by random, but... hey, at least he's offering to help! In Mega Man 7, there's a giant spaceship modeled after him named Big Eddie, where Mega Man can trade for items."|
|Zero (Mega Man)||"A close friend and mentor to X, Zero first appeared in Mega Man X. He's a Rank SA Maverick Hunter and is capable of instantly learning new moves from his enemies. Zero has great faith in X's hidden potential, and together they fight to take down Sigma and defeat his rebelling forces."|
|Bass and Treble||"This combat robot created by Dr. Wily first appeared in Mega Man 7. He sees Mega Man as his rival and will stop at nothing to defeat him. This strong sense of pride often leads to him disobeying his creator's orders, too. Fusing with Treble, his support robot, powers him up and even allows him to fly."|
- Some text differs between the Japanese and English versions of the trailer to reflect localization differences, such as:
- Clash Man/Clash Bomb becoming Crash Man/Crash Bomber.
- Guts Man's serial number DRN 004 becoming DLN 004.
References to the Mega Man franchise
- The silhouettes of the Robot Masters in the trailer introducing Mega Man are from their original official artwork.
- It has been noted that when Mega Man uses attacks that require both arms, he vents them afterwards. This is a nod to Super Adventure Rockman where he uses both Mega Busters to finish off Ra Moon while being warned by Dr. Wily that he could overheat himself while doing so.
- The above artwork done by Ryuji Higurashi was done in the same style that was used for the original Mega Man series Japanese box arts, with eight characters representing stage bosses and Bowser being the main villain.
Marketing tie in
- The variant covers of Archie Comics' Sonic Universe #69, Mega Man #42, and Sonic the Hedgehog #266 depicts Shadow, Mega Man, and Sonic in a Super Smash Bros.-like cover.
Mega Man's additional encounters with other Smash Bros characters
- Following the Archie Comics' storyline Worlds Collide, this game marks the first encounter of Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog in a video game.
- Ryu from Street Fighter appeared with Sonic and Mega Man in Worlds Unite, and has made several appearances alongside Mega Man in past video games such as Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Street Fighter X Mega Man.
- This marks the first time that Mega Man encounters Donkey Kong, Link, Zelda and Pit in a video game since they appeared in Captain N: The Game Master.
- Incidentally, this will feature the first encounter between Mega Man and Samus Aran who have both appeared in Captain N, though the former appeared only in the cartoon, while the latter was only in the comic.
- Before Super Smash Bros., Mega Man appeared in the German Club Nintendo comics Super Mario: Die Bescherung and Super Mario: Die Verwandlung. Therefore this will be the first meeting of Mega Man with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi in a video game.
- Additionally, Captain N: The Game Master had music and sound effects from the Super Mario Bros. game. Season 2 and 3 also premiered in the same hour/half-hour as The New Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World on Saturday mornings.
- This is the second time that Mega Man and Pac-Man appear in a fighting game together, the first being the PS3 version of Street Fighter X Tekken, although Mega Man's appearance was based on Bad Box Art Mega Man.
- Mega Man's 8-bit sprite can be seen on Pac-Man's promotional picture.
- Mega Man's Final Smash is similar to both the Pokémon Trainer's Triple Finish from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Palutena's Black Hole Laser from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
- Ryu from Street Fighter is the second third party playable character in the game to originate from Capcom, the first being Mega Man as well as the first third party character to be a downloadable character.
- Mega Man's Boxing Ring title is "Blue Metal Hero" in the American version and "The Blue Bomber" in the European version.
- Super Smash Bros. official site
- Smashpedia, the Super Smash Bros. Wiki
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U at Super Mario Wiki
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U at Sonic News Network
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U|
|Mega Man's Weapons and Moves|
|Mega Buster • Sliding • Mega Upper • Charge Shot • Super Arm • Metal Blade • Leaf Shield • Air Shooter • Crash Bomb|
Hard Knuckle • Top Spin • Spark Shot • Flame Blast • Slash Claw • Flame Sword
|Hyper Bomb • Ice Slasher • Shadow Blade • Skull Barrier • Plant Barrier • Danger Wrap • Tornado Hold|
|Other properties included in Super Smash Bros Nintendo 3DS / Wii U|
|- Sonic the Hedgehog -|
|Sonic the Hedgehog • Tails • Knuckles the Echidna • Shadow the Hedgehog • Green Hill Zone • Chaos Emeralds • Super transformation|
|- Street Fighter -|
|Ryu • Hadoken • Shoryuken|
| Super Mario • Donkey Kong • The Legend of Zelda • Kid Icarus • Metroid • Pokémon (also owned by Game Freak and Creature Inc.)|