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Event Battles

Event Battles

Posted 10.26.2001


Another single-player mode appears: Event Match!

It’s a collection of scenario-based matches. It’s single-player, so you can play by yourself.

Here’s the menu screen for Event Match.
Here’s the menu screen for Event Match.

There’s one event per level, which you must beat. They’re based off of the source games and other special situations.

Smash doesn’t have individual character stories, so while this is a supplementary mode, I did want to capture that feeling a little.

Of course you have to fight an enemy, but just because you defeated them doesn’t mean you cleared the event. You may even be restricted to using a specific character.

So with all that said, I’m going to introduce a couple.

 

Lv. 2: Lord of the Jungle

Donkey Kong only

Become Giant Donkey Kong and swat away the Tiny Donkey Kongs!

For the record, the bigger one is the player.
For the record, the bigger one is the player.

Lv. 5: Spare Change

Ness only

Nothing will stand in Ness’s way as he tries to go shopping in Onett.

Without thinking, he enters a Coin battle with Captain Falcon.

If you can collect 200 coins within the time limit, you win!
If you can collect 200 coins within the time limit, you win!

Lv. 7: Pokémon Battle

Select any character

Direct attacks won’t work– only your Pokémon can help you now!

Call forth your Pokémon to fight Pikachu!

Pikachu is wearing the Pokémon Trainer hat, though.
Pikachu is wearing the Pokémon Trainer hat, though.

Lv. 8: Hot Date on Brinstar

Select any character

You’ve come all the way to Brinstar, chasing Samus, but at this point both you and Samus are all beat up.

You’re both at high damage. Fight and win!
You’re both at high damage. Fight and win!

Lv. 12: Seconds, Anyone?

Select any character

7 seconds to win!

You’ll have to beat Falcon quick!

It’s 7 seconds because that’s the number of the Blue Falcon.
It’s 7 seconds because that’s the number of the Blue Falcon.

Lv. 13: Yoshi’s Egg

Yoshi only

There’s only one Yoshi egg left.

Protect it, and keep it safe until you’ve made it to the end!

What stage is this? Tune in next time!
What stage is this? Tune in next time!

Your time will be recorded each time you beat an event, so it’s good for speedrunners too.

Right here.
Right here.

Unlike Regular Matches, there is no difficulty setting. The level is the difficulty. 

The higher the level, the harder the event. That’s fun in its own way, but there may be times when you get stuck.

But because it’s Smash, there’s always a way. If you get lucky with items, you may be able to beat an event that you couldn’t before. So if you can’t beat an event, just keep trying. (You don’t have to beat every event, though)

Event Matches are best suited for when you want to play for a little bit by yourself.

For example, there’s one event where a hidden character challenges Link to a duel, and I enjoy playing that event leisurely at my own pace.

 

Soma

Soma

Translation Team Leader at Source Gaming
I translate things, with the occasional written article here or there. My main game is Melee, so I’m pretty out of the loop when it comes to Smash 4 speculation and such.
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