A Breakdown Of The New Smash Bros. Mode

Based on what we've seen of Smash Run, the recently revealed multiplayer mode in Super Smash Bros. where players traverse dungeon-like levels and collect power-ups, it looks like the 3DS-specific mode could be a blast.

The smaller details hidden in the Smash Run footage — which GameXplain break down in the video above — only solidify that notion. Here is some of what they notice in the Smash Run footage:

  • There don't seem to be multiple maps to choose from — the layout is always the same.
  • Healing food items pop in randomly, as do enemies (and there are a ton of enemies).
  • They analyse at all the enemies we see, many of which are from big Nintendo franchises like Mario, Donkey Kong and Kirby.
  • They take a closer look at the items you can equip in Smash Run, which can give you special powers — some of which belong to other characters.
  • You can collect trophies while playing, though they're a mystery.
  • They discuss the special reward you get when you defeat enemies, which come in bronze, silver and gold varieties.
  • They talk about the items that affect your stats — and how it seems the max you can reach is 1K.
  • The different types of matches that players will battle in at the end of a Smash Run.

There's some other stuff in the video too, of course — it's worth a watch!

Super Smash Bros. Analysis: Smash Run (Secrets & Hidden Details - Wii U & 3DS)[GameXplain]


    I am stoked for this. I just hope the dont decide to remove wiiu vs 3ds cross over.

      By cross over, you mean cross play? Or something from the Wii U version showing up in the 3DS version (and vice versa)?

        Well last year they said that you can vs wiiu against 3ds and there would be some interaction between the 2 games.

          They never actually stated that there would be Wii U vs 3DS, just that there would be some kind of cross compatibility between titles.

          H-hate to break it to you, but:

          Since each version of the game has completely different stages, cross-platform play wouldn't work, he told us through an interpreter. Each version will interact with one another, however, as announced back in 2011. Specifically, players will be able to take characters they've customized and transfer them to the Wii U version.

    Hey Kotaku - I don't think there are enough articles about Super Smash Bros! 18 a day just isn't enough? News about other games are getting in the way!!! Moar articles please.....

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