The Battlefield stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an example of a typical Smash Bros. stage.

A stage (sometimes called a map or board) is a location in which characters fight or complete objectives. The word "stage" usually refers to a versus mode stage, but can also refer to the ground or large central platform within this location. As well as versus mode stages, single player mode stages, such as the Target Smash maps, exist for purposes other than fighting.

Versus stages

Within all the games of the Super Smash Bros. series, most versus mode stages are available from the start, while a small number must be unlocked by completing certain objectives. Most stages, like Princess Peach's Castle, are derived from places in playable characters' universes. Super Smash Bros. Melee introduced two Smash Bros universe stages - Battlefield and Final Destination. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, stages derived from games without associated playable characters were introduced, namely Smashville and Hanenbow, while PictoChat represents a Nintendo DS utility interface. Additionally, not every playable character has a stage from their own universe. Included in all games other than the first are a small number of past stages - stages from a previous Smash game with no major alterations.

Stages range in size from the large Temple and New Pork City to the small Onett and Brinstar. Typically, stages involve a large central platform with ledges and one or more smaller platforms, as well as blast lines above, below and to the left and right of the visible area. Some stages, such as Mushroom Kingdom and Coliseum have floors that continue past the edge of the visible area and pass through a side blast line, these edges are known as "walk off edges" or "walk offs", because characters can walk offscreen without the need to become airborne. Stages with walk off edges on both the left and right, like Bridge of Eldin, are sometimes called "walk off stages". Some walk off stages, such as Onett, have no lower blast line, while others, such as Bridge of Eldin, only infrequently have the lower blast lines introduced.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, moving and transforming stages were introduced. Big Blue and Rainbow Cruise consist entirely of platforms that move or appear on and offscreen, while stages like Infinite Glacier and Rumble Falls scroll continuously up or down. Other stages, such as Pokémon Stadium, undergo partial transformations at certain intervals, while others, like Brawl's Frigate Orpheon and Castle Siege cycle through complete transformations. Similarly, stages like Delfino Plaza and Skyloft will take players to various areas via moving platforms. Mushroomy Kingdom may be one of two stages depending on either luck or player's input prior to the match. Tortimer Island's layout is randomized each battle as well.

Other stage elements include breakable barriers and platforms, such as the pillars of Luigi's Mansion and the stone floors of Skyworld; stage hazards and enemies, such as lasers, cars and Klap Traps; local items such as apples; and interactive objects such as Barrel Cannons. While water has no effect on movement in Melee, Brawl introduced swimming, and many of its stages involve water that can be swum in.

In Brawl and Smash for 3DS/Wii U, the appearance of some items, namely crates and barrels, differs depending on the aesthetic style of the stage they appear on. The following is quoted from the DOJO!! website.

Previously, wooden crates and barrels were pretty much garden-variety. This time around, these items change visually to match the mood of the stage. On sci-fi type stages they take on a futuristic tone. On more fantastic stages, they look more like presents.[1]

List of Stages

This is a list of the stages in the Super Smash Bros. series. A stage that returns from a previous installment is often called a Past Stage.

Starter Unlockable Downloadable
Stage Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4-3 Icon.png SSB4-U Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Battlefield SSBM Icon.png
S001.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN
Battlefield SSBB Icon.png
S002.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN
Battlefield SSB4-3 Icon.png
S003.png
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Battlefield SSB4-U Icon.png
S004.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
Battlefield SSBU Icon.png
S005.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Big Battlefield SSB4-U Icon.png
S006.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
Big Battlefield SSBU Icon.png
S007.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Small Battlefield
Small Battlefield.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Final Destination SSBM Icon.png
S008.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN
Final Destination SSBB Icon.png
S009.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN
Final Destination SSB4-3 Icon.png
S010.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Final Destination SSB4-U Icon.png
S011.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
Final Destination SSBU Icon.png
S012.jpg
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Peach's Castle
S013.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
YesY NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Kongo Jungle
S014.jpg
DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
YesY YesY NoN NoN YesY YesY
Hyrule Castle
S015.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
YesY NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Planet Zebes
S016.png
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
Super Happy Tree SSB64 Icon.png
S017.jpg
YoshiSymbol.svg
Yoshi
YesY YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Dream Land SSB64 Icon.png
S018.jpg
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
YesY YesY NoN YesY YesY YesY
Sector Z
S019.png
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
Saffron City
S020.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Mushroom Kingdom SSB64 Icon.png
S021.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Princess Peach's Castle
S022.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Rainbow Cruise
S023.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN YesY YesY NoN NoN YesY
Mushroom Kingdom SSBM Icon.png
S024.png
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN
Kongo Falls
S025.jpg
DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Jungle Japes
S026.jpg
DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
NoN YesY YesY YesY NoN YesY
Great Bay
S027.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Temple
S028.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY YesY
Brinstar
S029.jpg
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
NoN YesY YesY YesY NoN YesY
Yoshi's Island (Melee) SSBM Icon.png
S030.jpg
YoshiSymbol.svg
Yoshi
NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY YesY
Yoshi's Story
S031.jpg
YoshiSymbol.svg
Yoshi
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Fountain of Dreams
S032.jpg
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Green Greens
S033.jpg
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
NoN YesY YesY NoN NoN YesY
Corneria
S034.jpg
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
NoN YesY YesY YesY NoN YesY
Venom
S035.jpg
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Pokémon Stadium
S036.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
NoN YesY YesY NoN NoN YesY
Onett
S037.jpg
EarthboundSymbol.svg
EarthBound
NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY YesY
Mute City SSBM Icon.png
S038.jpg
FZeroSymbol.svg
F-Zero
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN
Icicle Mountain
S039.jpg
IceClimbersSymbol.svg
Ice Climber
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN
Mushroom Kingdom II
S040.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Brinstar Depths
S041.jpg
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Poké Floats
S042.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN
Big Blue
S043.jpg
FZeroSymbol.svg
F-Zero
NoN YesY YesY NoN NoN YesY
Fourside
S044.jpg
EarthboundSymbol.svg
EarthBound
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN YesY
Flat Zone
S045.jpg
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Game & Watch
NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN
Delfino Plaza
S046.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Mushroomy Kingdom
S047.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY
Mushroomy Kingdom 1-2
047B.jpeg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN
Figure-8 Circuit SSBB Icon.png
S048.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Rumble Falls
S049.jpg
DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN
WarioWare, Inc.
S050.jpg
WarioSymbol.svg
Wario
NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY
Bridge of Eldin
S051.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Norfair
S052.jpg
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Frigate Orpheon
S053.jpg
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
Yoshi's Island (Brawl) SSBB Icon.png
S054.jpg
YoshiSymbol.svg
Yoshi
NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY
Halberd
S055.jpg
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Lylat Cruise
S056.jpg
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Pokémon Stadium 2
S057.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Port Town Aero Dive
S058.jpg
FZeroSymbol.svg
F-Zero
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Castle Siege
S059.jpg
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Distant Planet
S060.jpg
PikminSymbol.svg
Pikmin
NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY
Smashville
S061.jpg
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
New Pork City
S062.jpg
EarthboundSymbol.svg
EarthBound
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
Summit
S063.jpg
IceClimbersSymbol.svg
Ice Climber
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
Skyworld
S064.jpg
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Shadow Moses Island
S065.jpg
MetalGearSymbol (1).svg
Metal Gear
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
PictoChat
S066.jpg
DSSymbol.svg
Nintendo DS
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN
Luigi's Mansion
S067.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Pirate Ship
S068.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Spear Pillar
S069.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
75 m
S070.jpg
DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY YesY
Flat Zone 2
S071.png
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Game & Watch
NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN NoN
Mario Bros.
S072.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
Hanenbow
S073.jpg
ElectroplanktonSymbol.svg
Electroplankton
NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
Green Hill Zone
S074.jpg
SonicSymbol.svg
Sonic
NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY
3D Land
S075.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Golden Plains
S076.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Paper Mario
S077.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Rainbow Road
S078.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Gerudo Valley
S079.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Spirit Train
S080.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Dream Land GB SSB4-3 Icon.png
S081.jpg
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Unova Pokémon League
S082.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Prism Tower
S083.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Mute City SNES SSB4-3 Icon.png
S084.jpg
FZeroSymbol.svg
F-Zero
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Magicant
S085.jpg
EarthboundSymbol.svg
EarthBound
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Arena Ferox
S086.jpg
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Reset Bomb Forest
S087.jpg
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Tortimer Island
S088.jpg
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Balloon Fight
S089.jpg
BalloonFightSymbol.svg
Balloon Fight
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Living Room
S090.jpg
NintendogsSymbol.svg
Nintendogs
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Find Mii
S091.jpg
FindMiiSymbol.svg
Find Mii
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Tomodachi Life
S092.jpg
TomodachiSymbol.svg
Tomodachi
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
PictoChat 2
S093.jpg
DSSymbol.svg
Nintendo DS
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Pac-Maze
S094.jpg
PacManSymbol.svg
Pac-Man
NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Mushroom Kingdom U
S095.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Mario Galaxy
S096.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Mario Circuit SSB4-U Icon.png
S097.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Jungle Hijinxs
S098.jpg
DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
Skyloft
S099.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Pyrosphere
S100.jpg
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
Woolly World
S101.jpg
YoshiSymbol.svg
Yoshi
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
The Great Cave Offensive
S102.jpg
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Kalos Pokémon League
S103.jpg
PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Orbital Gate Assault
S104.jpg
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
Coliseum
S105.jpg
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Flat Zone X
S106.jpg
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Game & Watch
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Palutena's Temple
S107.jpg
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Gamer
S108.jpg
WarioSymbol.svg
Wario
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Garden of Hope
S109.jpg
PikminSymbol.svg
Pikmin
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Town and City
S110.jpg
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Wii Fit Studio
S111.jpg
WiiFitSymbol.svg
Wii Fit
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Boxing Ring
S112.jpg
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Punch-Out!!
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Boxing Ring
SSBU-Boxing Ring 2.png
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Punch-Out!!
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Gaur Plain
S113.jpg
XenobladeSymbol.svg
Xenoblade
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Duck Hunt
S114.jpg
DuckHuntSymbol.svg
Duck Hunt
NoN NoN NoN YesY [2] YesY YesY
Wrecking Crew
S115.jpg
WreckingCrewSymbol.svg
Wrecking Crew
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Pilotwings
S116.jpg
PilotwingsSymbol.svg
Pilotwings
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Wuhu Island
S117.jpg
WiiSportsSymbol.svg
Wii Sports
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Windy Hill Zone
S118.jpg
SonicSymbol.svg
Sonic
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Wily Castle
S119.jpg
MegaManSymbol.svg
Mega Man
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Pac-Land
S120.jpg
PacManSymbol.svg
Pac-Man
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Super Mario Maker
S121.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Miiverse
S122.jpg
MiiverseSymbol.svg
Miiverse
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY [3] NoN
Suzaku Castle
S123.jpg
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Street Fighter
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Midgar
S124.jpg
link= Final Fantasy (universe)
Final Fantasy
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Umbra Clock Tower
S125.jpg
BayonettaSymbol.svg
Bayonetta
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
New Donk City Hall
S126.jpg
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Great Plateau Tower
S127.jpg
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Moray Towers
S128.jpg
SplatoonSymbol.svg
Splatoon
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Dracula's Castle
S129.jpg
CastlevaniaSymbol.svg
Castlevania
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Mementos
SSBU-Mementos (Persona 5).jpg
PersonaSymbol.svg
Persona
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Yggdrasil's Altar
SSBU-Yggdrasil's Altar.jpg
DragonQuestSymbol.png
Dragon Quest
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Spiral Mountain
SSBU-Spiral Mountain.jpg
BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg
Banjo-Kazooie
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
King of Fighters Stadium
SSBU-Fatal Fury Stage.png
FatalFurySymbol.svg
Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Garreg Mach Monastery
SSBU-Garreg Mach Monastery.jpg
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Spring Stadium
SSBU-Spring Stadium.jpg
ARMSSymbol.svg
ARMS
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Minecraft World
Minecraft World.jpg
MinecraftSymbol.svg
Minecraft
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Unrevealed
8th DLC Stage
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Unrevealed
9th DLC Stage
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Unrevealed
10th DLC Stage
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Unrevealed
11th DLC Stage
NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
New Stages 9 26 31 52 19
Past Stages 0 3 10 30 96
Total 9 29 41 82 115

In Super Smash Bros.

The stage select screen in Smash 64.

There are nine versus stages in the original Super Smash Bros., eight starters and one unlockable, which is shown in bold.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

The stage select screen in Melee.

There are 29 versus stages in Super Smash Bros. Melee, 18 starters and 11 unlockable stages, shown below in bold. All three past stages are unlockable.

New stages

Past stages

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The stage select screen in Brawl, showing the new stages.

The stage select screen in Brawl, showing the Melee stages.

There are 41 versus stages in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, 29 starters and 12 unlockable stages, shown below in bold. None of the original Super Smash Bros. stages return, but there are 10 Melee stages, one from each universe involved in the original Super Smash Bros.

New Stages

Returning Stages

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

There are 82 stages across the two games. In the 3DS version, stages are primarily based on games from handheld systems, while in the Wii U version, stages are taken from console games. Some stages, such as Gaur Plain and Wily Castle, are slightly different between the two versions, both visually and in layout. In addition, all stages can also be played as Ω Stages, which transforms them into flat platforms similar to Final Destination. 8-Player Smash is also added in the Wii U version; however, not every stage (both default and Ω forms) is available.

In the 3DS version, there are 42 stages; 27 to start, 7 to unlock (shown in bold), and 8 as DLC. In the Wii U version, there are 55 stages; 40 to start, 5 to unlock, and 9 as DLC. 13 of the 82 are shared between both versions. 10 stages were also added as DLC, 3 of which were bundled with DLC fighters Ryu, Cloud, and Bayonetta.

Both Versions

New Stages

Returning Stages

3DS Version

The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, showing the normal stages.

The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, showing the extra stages.

New Stages

Returning Stages

Wii U Version

The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, showing the normal stages.

The stage select for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, showing the extra stages.

New Stages

Returning Stages

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

There are currently 111 versus stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, 96 of which return from the previous games. Much like the character select screen, the are ordered by chronological appearance (with the exception of Battlefield, Big Battlefield, Small Battlefield, and Final Destination). For the first time ever, all 103 stages in the base game are available from the start and all stages can be played with 8 players. Redesigned Omega forms also return for all stages alongside a new option being Battlefield forms.

Alongside the base game's 103 stages are 8 DLC stages, 7 of which come bundled with a character who are a part of the Fighters Pass. A seventh stage was added for free on August 4th, 2020 as a part of v8.1.0, being Small Battlefield. Four more stages are currently in development, bringing the final total to 115.

Only 17 stages from previous titles did not return for Ultimate: Planet Zebes and Sector Z from the first Super Smash Bros.; Mushroom Kingdom, Poké Floats, Mute City, Icicle Mountain, and Flat Zone from Super Smash Bros. Melee; Rumble Falls, Flat Zone 2, and PictoChat from Super Smash Bros. Brawl; and Rainbow Road, PAC-MAZE, Jungle Hijinxs, Pyrosphere, Woolly World, Orbital Gate Assault, and Miiverse from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

if you want to get technical, there also is Mushroomy Kingdom 1-2, meta crystal, and the B/W dream land, plus the past battlefields, final destinations, and the big battlefield, and in multiplayer mode, training is not available

The current stage select for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as of v8.1.0

New Stages

Returning Stages

Custom Stages

Brawl introduced the Stage Builder, a tool that allows players to build their own stages, for use in multiplayer matches, using sets of provided objects, some unlockable. Brawl includes a set of Sample Stages that were built using the Stage Builder. The stage builder can also be used to build No KO stages and "CD Factories" - exploitative stages used for quickly obtaining CDs.

Tournament legality

Some stages are banned in competitive play because they are considered disruptive or unfair. For more information, see Banned stages.

Single player stages

In the single player modes and challenges, a number of stages appear that are not available in versus mode.

  • Brawl and Melee's Home-Run Contest stages involve a central platform from which Sandbag is hit, and a very long stretch of ground to the right of the platform, for it to land upon.
  • In Melee's "trophy tussle" event matches, the player fights CPUs upon a stage that takes the form of a giant object, the trophy for which he or she wins after completing the event.
  • The original Super Smash Bros. Board the Platforms stages function as agility tests, and there are twelve in total - each one is designed to challenge the player's character.
  • Like Board the Platforms, Break the Targets and Target Test stages of the original Smash Bros. and Melee respectively are tailored to challenge each character - twelve exist in the original and twenty five in Melee. Some of Melee's Target Test stages are decorated in reference to their character's universe; Pikachu's, for example, has decorative Poké Balls in its walls, while the Ice Climbers' look like a level from the game Ice Climber. Brawl, however, simply has five Target Smash stages for all characters, each representing a different difficulty level.
  • Areas in Adventure Mode and the Subspace Emissary are technically defined as stages.
  • Brawl's Online Practice Stage is playable only while waiting for an online match to load.
  • Brawl's Configure Test stage is playable only for the purpose of testing custom controls, and only as Mario. In Smash for 3DS/Wii U, the stage is also playable to test the character's Custom Moves, Equipment, and Mii Fighters.

In Super Smash Bros.

In Melee

In Brawl

In Smash for 3DS/Wii U

Unused stages

Some stages exist in the original Super Smash Bros. and Melee, but are non-playable; developers did not intended for them to be played in. Non-playable stages are accessible only through hacks and debug programs, such as Action Replay. Some, such as "Test", are assumed to have been used for testing during game development, while others, such as the "Tutorial stage", are used in the game but not for the purpose of gameplay.

In Super Smash Bros.

In Melee

In Brawl

  • 1-Player Mode Credits - the file name of the single player mode credits is "STGCHARACROLL.pac" which technically defines it as a stage.
  • Results Screen - the results screen that appears after a match is a stage, playable only through hacking.<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUCtkSWsFkY</ref>

References

  1. http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/items/item03.html
  2. Available in the game in version 1.1.1 onwards. It's considered a primary WiiU stage officially, as it came first for the WiiU version, then only afterwards ported to 3DS, as can be see in Ultimate Stage selection order.
  3. Available in the game in version 1.0.8 onwards
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