Hi! If you’ve been following Source Gaming on Twitter, you may have seen tweets with bits of trivia about Smash with the #SmashTrivia hashtag. Information does not come from nowhere and here we’ll be providing the sources for the first 50 daily trivia tweets.
This information was compiled by PushDustIn, Soma and myself (Frostwraith). I’ve been in charge of writing and scheduling these tweets.
Anyway, let’s get started:
#SmashTrivia Of the 3rd party companies involved in Smash 3DS/Wii U, Bandai Namco has the biggest amount of franchises repped, with 22. (Tweet)
Babylonian Castle Saga, Baraduke, Bosconian, Bravoman, Dig Dug, Dragon Buster, Dragon Spirit, Galaxian, King and Balloon, Libble Rabble, Mappy, Metro-Cross, Pac-Man, Rally-X, Shadow Land, Sky Kid, Taiko no Tatsujin, Tales, Tekken, Thunder Ceptor, Valkyrie, Wonder Momo, Xevious (From the SSBWiki!)
The Namco roulette, and the retro music medleys in Pac-Land really add up.
#SmashTrivia The Smash 3DS/Wii U third party characters’ franchises all had animated features based on them, made in Japan or elsewhere.(Tweet)
Sonic: Multiple Sonic TV Series
MegaMan: Captain N, Mega Man, Mega Man: NT Warrior, Mega Man Star Force anime
Pac-Man: Ghostly Adventures
Ryu: Street Fighter
Cloud: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
#SmashTrivia Counting both versions, only the DK and LoZ series have stages from all 3 previous Smash games in the latest installment.(Tweet)
The Legend of Zelda:
Hyrule Castle (64)
Bridge of Eldin
Kongo Jungle 64
#SmashTrivia Except for Peach’s Castle and Hyrule Castle, all past stages in Smash 3DS/Wii U have been in multiple installments before. (Tweet)
Dream Land 64 and Kongo Jungle 64 were in Melee and all Melee stages are picked from the 10 found in Brawl.
#SmashTrivia Bayonetta is the only guest character who had all of her franchise’s games released on Nintendo systems. (Tweet)
Bayonetta 1 and 2 were released on Wii U.
#SmashTrivia At 58 fighters, Smash 3DS/Wii U’s roster has nearly 5 times the amount of those found in the original N64 game. (Tweet)
12×5 = 60. 58 is almost 60!
#SmashTrivia All playable characters in Smash 3DS/Wii U have at least one move or animation taken directly from their original franchises. (Tweet)
Example per character:
Mario – Fireball
Luigi – Fireball
Peach – Vegetable
Bowser – Bowser Bomb (from the Super Mario Bros. 3 boss battle)
Dr. Mario – Megavitamins
Rosalina & Luma – Launch Star (originally used by Mario, but granted by Lumas)
Bowser Jr. – Shadow Mario Paint
Donkey Kong – Running attack (his rolling attack from Donkey Kong Country)
Diddy Kong – Rocketbarrel Pack
Link – Up aerial (from Zelda II: Adventure of Link)
Zelda – Light Arrow (used by her in The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess)
Sheik – Vanish
Ganondorf – Beast Ganon
Toon Link – Up taunt (has him use the Wind Waker)
Samus – Bomb
Zero Suit Samus – Paralyzer
Yoshi – Egg Lay
Kirby – Inhale
Meta Knight – Mach Tornado
King Dedede – Inhale
Fox – Blaster (the multiplayer mode of Star Fox 64 had the option to fight on foot and Fox used a blaster)
Falco – Landmaster (the multiplayer mode of Star Fox: Assault allows Falco to ride a Landmaster)
Pikachu – Thunder
Charizard – Mega Evolution
Lucario – Aura Sphere
Jigglypuff – Sing
Greninja – Water Shuriken
Mewtwo – Psystrike (also has him undergo Mega Evolution into Mega Mewtwo Y)
Captain Falcon – Blue Falcon
Ness – PK Flash
Lucas – One of his win poses has him pull one of the Seven Needles
Marth – Critical Hit (resembles his critical hit animation from his debut game, also a staple concept in the Fire Emblem series)
Ike – Aether
Robin – Thunder
Lucina – Her down taunt has her don the mask she wore to disguise herself as Marth
Roy – Critical Hit (taken from his critical hit animation from his game)
Corrin – Dragon Fang Shot
Mr. Game & Watch – Almost his entire moveset
Pit – Palutena Bow
Palutena – All her special attacks are powers she grants to Pit in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Dark Pit – Dark Pit Staff
Wario – Wario Bike
Olimar – Pikmin Pluck
R.O.B. – Gyro (the original peripheral could spin Gyros)
Villager – Several of his moves are inspired by actions done in the Animal Crossing series
Wii Fit Trainer – Nearly her entire moveset consist of yoga poses she instructs the player to do
Little Mac – KO punch
Shulk – Back Slash
Duck Hunt – The dog laughs in the entrance, its side taunt, one of the win poses and Final Smash.
Sonic – Spin Dash
Mega Man – Nearly his entire moveset
Pac-Man – Power Pellet
Ryu – Hadoken
Cloud – Omnislash
Bayonetta – Infernal Climax
#SmashTrivia R.O.B. is the only character in the Smash series to never have a stage based on his franchise. (Tweet)
Poor R.O.B. 🙁
#SmashTrivia Roy is the only FE character to have a visual design unique to Smash. [1/2] (Tweet)
The design does borrow some elements of both his original design and his attire from his DLC artwork from Awakening. [2/2]
Sakurai discusses Roy’s design in this Famitsu Column.
#SmashTrivia Metroid is the only series to have two bosses in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. (Tweet)
Ridley and Meta Ridley
#SmashTrivia 8-Player Smash is an idea that was considered all the way back in Melee’s development. (Tweet)
Mentioned in the Project Proposal and in the Nintendo Dengeki Interview.In Melee you can also play with up to six players using the debug menu.
#SmashTrivia In the 3DS version, the announcer voice clip for Special Smash can be found in the Sound Test, despite the mode’s absence. (Tweet)
The sounds can be heard here. On the game’s Sound Test, it’s clip 91 in the Narrator voice category if you have all characters unlocked along with all DLC characters purchased.
#SmashTrivia The first prototype of SSB64 that had Nintendo characters in it had Samus, Fox, Mario, and DK. (Tweet)
Information comes from a pre-release: Nintendo Dream feature. We are missing a big part of the scans so let us know if you have them!
#SmashTrivia The #FireEmblem game that sticks out most in Sakurai’s mind is Genealogy of the Holy War. (Tweet)
Sakurai discusses his thoughts on Fire Emblem for the 25th Anniversary.
#SmashTrivia Sakurai personally decided on the trophy list for Melee #ssbm (Tweet)
Sakurai discussed the trophies on the Melee Website (translated by Source Gaming!).
#SmashTrivia Sakurai considered Melee to be “a game with a low threshold, so you could plug in and play at your leisure but it would also be able to endure being played very seriously” #ssbm (Tweet)
This comes from an interview from Nintendo Dream after Melee’s release.
#SmashTrivia Smashville is the only past stage that is a home stage solely to a newcomer character. (Tweet)
#SmashTrivia Takamaru and Ayumi Tachibana have been considered to be in Smash, but excluded due to lack of popularity outside of Japan. (Tweet)
Check out the Definitive Unused Fighter List for more information.
#SmashTrivia Lucas was originally considered for Melee as a replacement for Ness before Mother 3 on the N64 got cancelled (Tweet)
Source Gaming has provided a translation of Ness’ Melee character introduction in which Sakurai discusses this.
#SmashTrivia In the last 3 Smash games, the characters last added to the base roster all have antagonistic roles in their original titles. (Tweet)
The characters that were most likely finished last in each of the games were…
#SmashTrivia Only Mario, Pokémon and Fire Emblem made their Smash series debut with more than a single character in the roster. (Tweet)
Mario and Luigi
Pikachu and Jigglypuff
Marth and Roy
#SmashTrivia James Bond was considered as a character for Melee, but excluded due to the usage of real firearms and legal issues. (Tweet)
Check out the Definitive Unused Fighter List for more information.
#SmashTrivia With 58 fighters in Smash 3DS/Wii U, there are up to 1711 possible match-ups for 1 vs. 1 fights, including mirror matches. (Tweet)
This number was obtained by calculating the possible combinations of 2 characters out of 58 while disregarding order (i.e. P1 Mario vs. P2 Bowser is the same as P1 Bowser vs. P2 Mario).
58! / (2! x (58 – 2)!) = 1653
(Note: the ! denotes a factorial, meaning all integers from 1 to the number are multiplied. In this case, 58! = 1 x 2 x 3 x … x 58.)
Then add all 58 mirror matches.
1653 + 58 = 1711
#SmashTrivia Counting alts and Mii Fighter types, the no. of female fighters in Smash 3DS/Wii U is 17. Brawl had 6, Nana included. (Tweet)
Smash 3DS/Wii U has:
Rosalina and Luma
Wendy O. Koopa
Zero Suit Samus
Wii Fit Trainer
Mii x 3
Zero Suit Samus
Ice Climbers (Nana)
#SmashTrivia When considering Corrin’s inclusion, Sakurai was concerned about the number of Fire Emblem characters in the roster. (Tweet)
Sakurai confirmed this multiple times. In his Famitsu Column, on his Twitter, and in an interview with Nintendo Dream.
#SmashTrivia Cloud and Bayonetta are the only characters to use different weapons in alternate costumes. No gameplay differences, though. (Tweet)
Cloud uses his Buster Sword for the original costume and the Fusion Sword for the Advent Children alternate.
Bayonetta wields Love is Blue in the Bayonetta 2 outfit and Scarborough Fair in her original costume. (Sakurai also discussed this in the December 2015 Smash presentation.)
#SmashTrivia Bayonetta is the only female guest character in Smash Bros. so far. (Tweet)
The rest are MEN.
#SmashTrivia Bayonetta’s Smash 3DS/Wii U original costume render is posed the same as her render for Anarchy Reigns. (Tweet)
Bayonetta appeared as a DLC guest character in Anarchy Reigns, which was also developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega.
Anarchy Reigns render
Smash 3DS/Wii U
#SmashTrivia Ganondorf’s clone moveset is derived from how his model from the SpaceWorld 2000 demo worked best with Falcon’s animations. (Tweet)
For more information about Ganondorf, check out my post on the Demon King! Alternatively, you could check his page from the Melee website, written by Sakurai and translated by the Source Gaming team.
#SmashTrivia Jigglypuff is the only character of the Original 12 to have nearly been cut from the roster. (Tweet)
#SmashTrivia Correction: Jigglypuff was the only character of the O12 to have nearly been cut multiple times. [1/2] (Tweet)
Ness was meant to be cut only in Melee, in favor of Lucas, before Mother 3’s cancellation. [2/2]
And in Brawl too!
Ness’ information comes from his Melee page.
#SmashTrivia Jigglypuff’s Rest is the only move in a character’s moveset to put a flower in a foe’s head. (From Brawl onwards only.) (Tweet)
Not counting custom moves!
#SmashTrivia Link, Young Link and Toon Link’s shields aren’t just for show. They can block projectiles! (Tweet)
One of the in-game tips in Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U also alludes to this. And you can try out yourself too!
#SmashTrivia Little Mac is the only character in Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U to have 16 costume choices, instead of 8. (Tweet)
8 normal and 8 wireframe.