Summit is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It starts on an icy mountain top which Masahiro Sakurai, the director, describes as being the summit of Icicle Mountain, a stage that appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
The stage begins on top of the mountain but quickly breaks to the point where it begins to slide down a hill. During the descent, everybody becomes much more floaty. The key factor to survival is to remain on the stage, as making contact with the mountain while the ice cap is moving will result in an instant KO. Eventually, the peak splashes into water, where the giant fish (see below) from Balloon Fight may eat you if you swim around for too long. As time progresses, the stage eventually sinks, due to extreme weight from the Polar Bear in the background. After a while, the iceberg flies back up to the top of the mountain and the whole process is repeated. Several vegetables from the original Ice Climber game will make an appearance acting as Food Items. The vegetables appear in the order they do in the original game, namely an eggplant, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, corn, turnip, pumpkin, Chinese cabbage, potato, and a mushroom. They all restore 5% of health with the exception of the corn, which restores 10%.
While the stage remains on the mountain, flying clouds will hover across the stage acting as a platform. Similarly, when the battle reaches the ocean, little segments of ice often float past, which are particularly useful for avoiding the fish. Small icicles also form underneath the left part of the ceiling on the bottom and drop on unsuspecting players. As well as that, certain pieces of the stage are destructible; the blue ice in the middle can be shattered and the platform on the left can be broken at its hinge, making it vertical.
An important thing to remember is that the edges of the bottom of the stage cannot be grabbed, as they are made of ice. Naturally, the floor here is extremely slippery, especially when a character attempts to change direction rapidly.
The Fish is a hazard on the Summit and hails from the game Balloon Fight, where it lurked at the bottom of levels, breaking the surface only to swallow defeated Balloon Fighters. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the fish will pop out of the sea to eat any character that stays in the water at the bottom of the stage for too long. The fish will only appear when there is water around the base of the stage, not when the stage is at the top of the mountain or falling or rising. If the fish swallows a character, that character will be carried through the lower blast line to their death. The fish's tail is also capable of hurting characters, dealing 15% damage and giving significant vertical knockback. The fish can eat any number of characters in a single appearance, but it will always follow a set arc and will go after whichever character has been in the water the longest. If swallowed, there is no way to escape, but there is a small window of time in which a character can get out of the fish's path.
Songs in My Music
- Ice Climber
- Balloon Trip
- Shin Onigashima
- Clu Clu Land
- Icicle Mountain (Melee)
Songs in bold must be unlocked
- Many players have joked about this stage representing global warming.
- Oddly, this stage is the summit of Icicle Mountain. Icicle Mountain was, however, in Infinite Glacier. As a summit is the top of something, that would mean that Icicle Mountain has a top, making it so that it is not an infinite glacier. Or it could be infinite because the process of breaking and rising back up never stops. Or the glacier could be infinite horizontally but not vertically.
- Despite Sakurai's description of this stage being the top of Icicle Mountain, it is very inconsistent with the Icicle Mountain stage seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
- Since the stage was revealed at the Smash Bros. Dojo on October 31, 2007, some players thought this was a reference to Halloween due to the pumpkin's appearance on the stage in one picture. However, since the item first appeared in Ice Climber anyway, this is likely a coincidence.
- During a Sudden Death match when the Bob-ombs begin falling, if any land on the stage, while it is sliding down the mountain, they will drop onto the ice, and act as though they spawned. A few seconds later, without moving, they will explode.
- This stage is possibly the worst stage for Olimar - as the edges cannot be grabbed, his tether recovery is useless, all of his Pikmin drown and die (except the Blue Pikmin) when they make contact with the water, his small size makes him very vulnerable to the Fish, and his poor air speed means he has a harder chance of catching up when the mountain descents.
- Uniquely, despite there being a trophy for many stage elements (and many more for characters and items not featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl), there is no Trophy for The Fish.