Versus Mode is a multiplayer mode that enables players to fight against each other or computer player opponents in a variety of settings. Versus mode appears in all five Super Smash Bros. games. The characters can participate in a variety of battles including battle royales and team battles. The players can also set the rules for the battle including the amount of time, the amount of stock, the items that can be used, handicaps, and the stage that the battle will take place on. Players can also choose settings for the computer players including computer players level. Some of these features, however, have to be unlocked in order for them to be used.

Versus Mode in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Versus mode in Melee is an expansion to the one in Super Smash Bros.. The players can now choose a wide variety of options and different styles of battling. The players can also play in a series of tournaments. The c-stick can be used for attacks, unlike in story mode.

List of playable modes

  • Melee -- This is the basic multiplayer mode.
  • Tournament Melee
  • Special Melee -- Players can choose from the following options:
    • Fixed-Camera - In Fixed-Camera mode, the camera is fixed and does not move around. The whole stage will be seen on the screen.
    • Giant Melee - In Giant Melee mode, all the characters are big, similar to the giant characters that are fought in Classic Mode. The characters will have a harder time to KO their opponent but they will fall faster and the distance of their jump will decrease.
    • Invisible Melee - In Invisible Melee mode, all characters are invisible, similar to Fox and Falco in the event match Slippy's Invention. Unlike the affects of the Cloaking Device though, the characters can take damage in this mode.
    • Lightning Melee - In Lightning Melee mode, the movement speed of the characters will increase.
    • Single-Button - In Single Button mode, the only controls that can be used in battle is the A button, Z button, and the control stick. The use of the B button is disabled for every character in this mode. The characters can still jump however by pressing up on the control stick.
    • Slo-Mo Melee - In Slow-Mo Melee mode, the movement speed of the characters will decrease.
    • Super Sudden Death - In Sudden Death mode, each of the characters will have 300% damage. If a character dies and still has remaining stock, then their damage meter will return to 300%.
    • Tiny Melee - In Tiny Melee mode, all the characters are small, similar to the affects of a Poison Mushroom. The opponents in Tiny Melee will be easier to KO but they will also have a greater recovery distance.

Action Replay uses

With the introduction of the Action Replay and the debug menu, the players can further customize their battle more. They can choose the size of the characters participating in the battle, the different colors of the characters, and other additional settings. The debug menu also allows the player to choose certain stages that normally the game does not allow them to play on. These stages include the Adventure Mode stages, the Trophy Tussle stages, and stages that do not appear in the game at all. The players can customize the computer players actions during battle also. For example, one computer player can be set to just stand on the stage while another computer player can be set to only pick up items.

Versus Mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Brawl, Versus Mode is called Group.

List of Playable Modes

  • Brawl - The basic multiplayer mode.
  • Tourney - Allows up to 32 players to play in a tournament-style gameset
  • Rotation - Allows up to 16 players to play in a tournament-style gameset, but constantly rotating between players based on their winning/losing a match.
  • Special Brawl - Allows players to have special rules within a match.
  • Rules - Allows the player to set the rules of the match before selecting a character
  • Names - Allows the player to create a name

Versus Mode in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

In SSBWU/3DS, Versus Mode is called Smash

List of Playable Modes

  • Smash - The basic multiplayer mode
  • 8-Player Smash (Wii U Only) - Allows up to 8 players to compete in a match at once.
  • Special Smash - Allows players to set special rules within the match
  • Rules - Allows players to set match rules before selecting a character

Versus Mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Ultimate, this mode is called Smash, just like in Smash 4.

List of Playable Modes

  • Smash - Up to eight players, CPUs and/or amiibos can play against each other. Unlike Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's 8-Player Smash mode, every stage can be played regardless of the amount of players.
  • Squad Strike - Players fight against each other in two teams of either 3 or 5 characters.
  • Tourney - Like in Brawl, this once again is more or less the same as Melee's Tournament Mode. But yet again up to 32 players compete in a tournament bracket, just like Brawl's Tourney mode.
  • Special Smash - Fight with special rules. This section includes
    • Custom Smash - This is much like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's Special Smash, except 300% and Stamina modes have been removed, since they are already selectable in the rules.
    • Smashdown - A series of matches where players must pick a new character after each fight, as every previously selected character becomes unavailable for the remaining matches.
    • Super Sudden Death - A fast-paced match where all fighters start with 300% damage.