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Super Smash Bros. 20th Anniversary Edition
SSB Anniversary art
Key artwork
Developer Tantalus Media
Publisher Nintendo
Genre Fighting
Release Anniversary Edition:
Worldwide January 18, 2019
Worldwide May 3, 2019
Modes 1-4 Players
Ratings ESRB: E10+ for Everyone 10 and older

GRB: 12
BBFC: 12

Super Smash Bros. 20th Anniversary Edition (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ記念日 Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Kinenbi) is a downloadable title released for the Nintendo Switch. It is a remaster of the 1999 Nintendo 64 game Super Smash Bros., created using a combination of both original assets and assets used in Super Smash Bros. Strife.

Download codes were released in the limited-release Anniversary Edition of Super Smash Bros. Strife. It was released as a standalone downloadable title in May 2019.


Though the game is largely the same - with the exception of improved graphics - there are several changes in the game.

  • Characters now use updated models based on their modern appearances.
  • Characters now have eight palette swaps as opposed to a varying number between four and six; with all eight palette swaps from Strife returning.
  • Stages have more detail in both the foreground stage and the background.
  • Shields, Pokémon, and items - which were previously rendered as 2D sprites - now have full 3D models.
  • The comic-like effects that appear when damaged - such as the small explosions when punches make contact or the view of the character's skeleton when shocked by electricity - do not return. They are replaced by the effects used in Strife.
  • For the most part, characters play as they do in the Japanese version of the Nintendo 64 game. Despite this, several have been altered slightly to balance the game.
  • All music has been rearranged to sound more modern.
    • There is a 12.5% chance the original version of the song song will play, but it can be forced by holding down both L and R while the stage is loading.
  • Battlefield, Final Destination, and Meta Crystal can now be played on in Vs Mode.
  • All stages now have Ω variants.
  • The Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Metroid, Star Fox, and Pokémon series symbols have been updated to the versions seen in Super Smash Bros. Strife.
  • A random character button has been added to the character select screen.
  • Fighters can also activate their grab with the same input as inputting a side special move, as all characters lack one in this game.
  • Players can create profiles with custom button layouts, as in Brawl and its subsequent titles.
  • Players can toggle between the new high-definition graphics and the original graphics on the main menu.
  • Online play - both For Fun and For Glory - has been added.
  • amiibo functionality has been added. Data written to the amiibo figure can be used with Super Smash Bros. Strife and vice versa.
  • Crates now have different variations depending on the stage.
    • Rolling Crates have also been added.
  • Smash attacks can be charged, just as in all games after Super Smash Bros..


Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game that features a slew of popular (or sometimes negligible) Nintendo characters, stages, themes, and more. Contradictory to most fighting games, the health bar goes up rather than down, meaning there is no really telling when your opponent will be defeated. To defeat, or KO (knock out) your enemy, though, you'll have to knock them off the edge rather than fully depleting their energy.

Once you hit your opponent, their damage meter percentage starts to go up. The farther up it is, the farther they'll soar when attacked. If they have a high damage percentage on their meter like 123% (the max is 999%), then the chances that they'll fly off the edge are tremendous. If the meter isn't too high, then they have a good chance of staying on the platform. Performing smash attacks when an adversary's damage meter is far up will result in an almost instant K.O. depending on the circumstances.

Once your character starts to fall off the edge, you'll oftentimes have to jump back by using your double and triple jump. Sometimes this won't work, however, usually when you're too far away to do so.

When a character does fall off an edge, then he or she will lose a life, or lose a point depending on which mode you're playing on (the former if you're playing on stock mode and the latter if you're playing on time mode). If you lose all of your lives, then you'll be removed from the current battle, and if you have the least amount of points by the end of the engagement, then you'll also lose. However, if the result is contrary to that, then you'll ultimately win the fight.


Playable Characters Edit

Number of Playable Characters by Series
Series #
PokémonSymbol Pokémon 2
MarioSymbol Super Mario 2
DKSymbol Donkey Kong 1
EarthboundSymbol EarthBound 1
FZeroSymbol F-Zero 1
KirbySymbol Kirby 1
ZeldaSymbol The Legend of Zelda 1
MetroidSymbol Metroid 1
StarFoxSymbol Star Fox 1
YoshiSymbol Yoshi 1
Total 12

Character In-game description
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Donkey Kong Donkey Kong and Mario started out as arch-rivals, but they've patched things up in recent years. These days DK spends his time searching the jungle for bananas instead of kidnapping beautiful maidens. In the past few years, other members of the Kong family have cashed in on DK's fame as well, including his favorite nephew, Diddy.
Donkey Kong (NES)
Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Captain Falcon A regular pilot in the great galactic race F-ZERO Grand Prix, Captain Falcon is skilled at collecting prize money. Much about his past remains hidden in shadow, but it's clear that many a villain hold a powerful grudge against him.
F-ZERO X (N64)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Fox Following his dead father's footsteps as the young leader of the Star Fox Team, Fox McCloud's piloting of the super-high-performance combat ship ARWING for the Lylatian System is still fresh in our memories. His one weakness may be his difficulty earning the trust of his teammates.
Star Fox (SNES)
Star Fox 64 (N64)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Jigglypuff The Balloon PKMN with the big, round eyes. It sings a soothing melody, sending those that hear it to sleep. When mad, it puffs itself up. As a Balloon PKMN, its body is light, weak, and easy to knock away.
Pokémon (GB)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Kirby The 8-inch high Kirby hails from a distant, peaceful star. Like his simplistic appearance, he is an easily-understood character. True to his instincts, Kirby eats when he gets hungry and sleeps as soon as he grows tired. Nevertheless, Kirby remains a formidable opponent. In addition to his distinct flying and swallowing skills, he also has the ability to copy enemy attacks for ever-changing action.
Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
Kirby's Pinball Land (GB)
Kirby Super Star (SNES)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Link Link is the valiant boy hero of "Legend of Zelda" series in which he fights against the evil Ganon to recover the Triforce. Though his tools may change with each adventure, his strength and righteousness remain constant. With his trusty sword and a variety of weapons, he takes his adventures head on!
The Legend of Zelda (NES)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Luigi Though often hidden in his older brother Mario's shadow, Luigi is, in reality, very popular. Taller than Mario, Luigi also jumps higher. Although he didn't appear in Super Mario 64, in Mario Kart 64 he performed to the best of his ability. For one who seems to always seems to be in the background, he has many fans who eagerly await his appearance.
Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Mario Although best known as the mustachioed plumber who battles the Turtle Tribe with his distinct jumping action, this internationally famous hero has also acted as a referee, a driver, and even a doctor! He's been linked to Princess Peach of the Mushroom Kingdom for years, but to this day their true relationship remains a mystery.
Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Ness Ness was a seemingly-average kid from Onett, but in truth, he was destined for much more. When a strange meteorite landed near his hometown, the little boy with psychic powers set out to save the world. Little has been said of Ness' character, and much remains hidden.
EarthBound (SNES)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Pikachu

Mouse PKMN
Height 1'4"
Weight 13 lbs
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could cause lightning storms.

Pokémon (GB)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Samus Samus Aran is the toughest bounty hunter in the galaxy. Using a special suit powered by the technology of the bird people which allows her to execute daring acrobatic feats, Samus pursues the airborne life form, Metroid, throughout the universe.
Metroid (NES)
Metroid II: The Return of Samus (GB)
Super Metroid (SNES)
Super Smash Bros. Strife character box - Yoshi Yoshi is the friendly dinosaur of Yoshi's Island. He began as Mario's partner, but has since built his own identity, and now appears in many games. He uses his unique ability to turn whatever he swallows into an egg as his foremost attack. Yoshis come in a rainbow cloud of colors and are said to have a high IQ from a very early age.
Super Mario World (SNES)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
Yoshi's Story (N64)

Unlock Criteria Edit

There are two different ways to unlock four of the playable characters: the player must complete a specific challenge or play a certain number of VS. matches. Once the player completes either of those criteria, they will then be pitted against the character; and should they win, they will become playable.

Character Criteria
Captain Falcon Complete 1P Game in under 20 minutes without using a continue.
Jigglypuff Complere 1P Game.
Luigi Complete Break the Targets with all eight default characters.
Ness Complete 1P Game on Normal or higher with three or less stocks.

Poké Ball Pokémon Edit

Pokémon Rarity Attack Description
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Blastoise Common Hydro Pump
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Beedrill Common Take Down
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Chansey Common Softboiled
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Charizard Common Flamethrower
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Clefairy Common Metronome
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Goldeen Common Splash
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Hitmonlee Common Jump Kick
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Koffing Common Smog
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Meowth Common Pay Day
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Mew Rare Fly
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Onix Common Rock Slide
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Snorlax Uncommon Body Slam
Super Smash Bros. Strife Pokémon box - Starmie Common Swift

Items Edit

Item Description
Fig 20 barrel
Fig 20 beamsword
Beam Sword
Fig 20 bombhei
Fig 20 bumper
Fig 20 capsule
Fig 20 box
SSBB Fan trophy transparent
Fig 20 fireflower
Fire Flower
Fig 20 greenshell
Green Shell
Fig 20 hammer
Fig 20 heart
Heart Container
SSB Home-Run Bat
Home-Run Bat
Fig 20 maximtomato
Maxim Tomato
SSB Motion-Sensor Bomb
Motion-Sensor Bomb
Fig 20 pokeball
Poké Ball
Fig 20 raygun
Ray Gun
SSB4 styled red shell
Red Shell
Fig 20 carrierbox
Rolling Crate
Fig 20 starrod
Star Rod
Fig 20 superstar
Super Star

Stages Edit

  • Battlefield
  • Congo Jungle
  • Dream Land
  • Final Destination
  • Hyrule Castle
  • Meta Crystal
  • Mushroom Kingdom
  • Peach's Castle
  • Planet Zebes
  • Saffron City
  • Sector Z
  • Yoshi's Island

Unlock Criteria Edit

Stage Criteria
Mushroom Kingdom Clear 1P mode with the eight default characters, and play on every default stage in Vs. Mode.
Meta Crystal Clear 1P mode with the four unlockable characters.

Gallery Edit

J-Games game box - Reversal J-Games game box - Subspace Exodus J-Games game box - HW2 Links Awakening Adventure
J-Games game box - Assassination Classroom Chaos TimeJ-Games game box - DRAE Game Over GirlJ-Games game box - Hyrule Warriors 2J-Games game box - Mario Kart NXJ-Games game box - Mario Kart DimensionsJ-Games game box - Mario Kart UltimateJ-Games game box - My Animal CrossingJ-Games game box - PlayStation All-Stars Battle RoyaleJ-Games game box - Pokemon PDJ-Games game box - Pokken Tournament 2J-Games game box - Rose WarriorsJ-Games game box - Super Smash Bros Strife