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    * Super Smash Bros. Melee In-Depth Stage FAQ v 1.21  by venusaur rules*
    * Latest update on March 3rd, 2007.                                   *
    * Copyright venusaur rules 2002-2007. All rights reserved.            *
    - 1 . T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S                                 -
    1. Table Of Contents
    2. What I hope's to come
    3. What's New?
    4. Introduction
    5. Default Stages
    6. Unlockable Stages
    7. Other
    8. Credits
    9. Contact Info
    10. Copyright Info/ Legal Stuff
    - 2 . W H A T  I  H O P E ' S  T O  C O M E                           -
    I don't think there will be any more significant updates. The only thing
    that's left to do is update the sceneries, which are hardly necessary
    and probably are not the reason you are reading this FAQ. Maybe someday,
    but not anytime soon.
    - 3 . W H A T ' S  N E W ?                                            -
    1.21 - Minor grammar fixes / copyright updates.
    1.2 - Small change on unlocking Dream Land.
    1.11 - A whole day since my last update. I've decided I could make this
    look a little nicer, so that's what I'm doing. Thanks to Merca, who
    awarded this FAQ the best In-Depth FAQ for 4/6/04. No content updates
    yet, just formatting and such.
    1.1 - Wow, it's been a long time since I've updated this. After reading
    through a lot of this, I didn't realize how horrible my grammar was...
    so I'll try to fix a little bit of that up. I'm also taking out the
    player ratings and stuff like that. Thanks MarioMax and Majin Slu for
    your ideas and thoughts, it's just that the idea sucked to begin with.
    I'm thinking of getting back into the FAQ writing scene (even though
    I've only wrote this one to date =P), so we'll see what comes. Changed
    my email to my current one.
    1.05 - Only thing I'm adding in right now is some thoughts from
    MarioMax, and Stage Ratings and where each character plays in All-Star
    mode from Majin Slu. Next update should fill in some missing areas for
    the stages.
    1.0 - This is the beginning of the FAQ, my very first FAQ. Not
    everything is finished, and some stuff hasn't started yet. Next update,
    I'll for sure have the Extra Stages scenery done.
    - 4 . I N T R O D U C T I O N                                         -
       The best reason yet to own a Gamecube is undoubtedly Super Smash
    Bros: Melee. This game is HUGE, immensely fun, and uncontrollably
    addicting. Just unlocking the characters could take a few weeks, and
    then with all 290 trophies, all the 1 player modes, the VS Mode, Battle
    Scenarios, and the Minigames, there's enough here to keep one busy for
    years to come. And, all 29 stages each have their own distinct way of
    hosting battles ranging from a Link vs. Mario duel to an all out Bombs-
    away 4 player free for all. But that's enough about the VS Mode, there
    are already tons of faqs out there covering those issues. I'm here to
    talk about the stages.
       The stages in SSBM are all very detailed. Often, the music from the
    game that it came from (That great Zelda theme, in Termina Bay, and the
    Pokemon Start up song from Pokemon) is playing while you're duking it
    out with friends helps to set the mood. Details, such as how the
    background screen in Kanto Pokemon Stadium shows the action just like
    the real battlefield does, and the Giants pushing the Moon back into the
    sky when it gets too close to the world, just helps to make the game
    seem so much better.
       (This Stage In-Depth FAQ is just getting started, so if you spot any
    mistakes, or something I should add, don't think twice about not sending
    me something via hotmail or giving me a holler via AIM.
    Complaints/Questions/Comments are all VERY welcome.)
       My grammar is pretty bad. English is not my strong suit, and I also
    wrote most of this when I was in 8th grade. Please excuse it, the point
    of what I am saying should still be able to be comprehended.
    Since the first writing of this FAQ, SSBM strategy has evolved a lot,
    what with wavedashing and such. I am NOT a great player at this game. I
    do, however, have a great love for the game and for GameFAQs, so I
    wanted to contribute in some way, and thus made this FAQ. My strategies
    are NOT the greatest against other players. However, they will help you
    comprehend a basic idea of how to play the stage, especially against
    CPUs. Also, if you reading this is above the level of strategy
    discussed in this FAQ, you probably already know everything presented,
    and can make your own strategy decisions. Mine are just a helpful
    Finally, without further ado, here are the stages.
    - 5 . D E F A U L T  S T A G E S                                      -
    I am describing stages following this pattern.
    Stage Name
    Who's Map: What SSBM character is this map based upon. (In parenthesees,
    it tells what character plays there in All-Star Mode, thanks to Majin
    Slu. If there are no quotation marks, no character plays here. Also, the
    Special Stages tell what enemies play on this stage.)
    Games From: What game the map came from
    How to Unlock: How do I get this map? (If it's unlocked to start with,
    this section isn't there)
    Description: A description of the map, without opinions. Just facts.
    Scenery: What everything in the stage looks like, and little details
    that aren't noticed, but do add to quality.
    Music: A description of the music of the stage, and where it came from.
    Alternate Music: If there is another song that is played in that stage,
    this is where it's at. (NOTE: Alternate Music doesn't always play, but
    sometimes it does. Some songs can be heard by having all players hold L
    or R when the match starts.)
    Tips: Some tips on playing with this stage, and how to go about KOing
    your opponent the most efficent.
    Infinite Glacier - Icicle Mountain
    Who's Map: Ice Climbers (Ice Climbers)
    Games From: Ice Climbers (NES)
    Description: A never-ending mountain of stages, platforms, and walkways.
    Giant Ice Blocks often block your way. Scrolls up and down at various
    speeds during play, sometimes so fast its not anymore a battle between
    2-4 people but a race to stay alive. There is no end to this huge
    course, but you can still be knocked any direction to be KOed.
    Scenery: This looks just like a mining operation in the middle of a
    snowy mountain. On both sides of the backgrounds, giant rocks tower over
    everything. The middle contains a cloudy, snowy sky. The stage is filled
    with bridges, platforms, ice slopes, fences, and ice blocks. Not a whole
    lot else to say about this one.
    Music: One part of the tune is a jazzy them of the title/bonus theme
    from Ice Climbers. The second part is the jingle bells rendition from
    the main level.
    Alternate Music: Balloon Fight from the NES game of the same name, which
    is the music that plays when on a bonus stage or in Balloon Trip mode.
    Tips: This level isn't the best for one-on-one battles, because there
    are often times where it is tough to keep up with the screen. So, if
    this starts to happen, I usually just get away from my opponent, and
    focus on keeping up with the screen. If your opponent tries to hit you,
    often they will have that nasty recovering time, which can kill them. If
    they start to attack you while the screen is scrolling fast, let them,
    as they might get caught not jumping fast enough. Don't attack back, as
    you could do the same to yourself.
    Use the platforms to your advantage. Jump around, always be moving, and
    try to stay in the middle of your screen. If you are standing still, you
    are suspectible to attacks from opponents flying in, as they can come
    from many angles. If you see an opponent standing still, that is what
    you should try to do. Dodgeing and rolling are your friend for this
    stage. Don't get caught off to the side too far, either, as a good item
    throw or a nicely planned charged-up projectile can send you packing.
    Mushroom Kingdom - Princess Peach's Castle
    Who's Map: Technically, Peach, but I guess could also be considered
    Mario, Luigi, and Bowser's too. (Peach)
    Games From: Mario Kart 64(N64), Super Mario 64(N64), SMRPG: Legend of
    the Seven Stars (SNES), Paper Mario (N64)
    Description: This stage is on the top of Princess Peach's castle. There
    are 2 platforms that move up when you stand on them and down when you
    step off of them. Bullet Bill sometimes flies in, and then blinks. He
    finally blows up, causing damage to anyone in the blast radius. You can
    also get hurt if it hits you while its flying in. Red, Green, and Blue
    buttons sometimes show up, and if you step on one, they will make
    respective colored platforms pop up. After a while, they disappear. It
    is possible to be KO'ed in any direction, but to be KO'ed downwards you
    must be off to the side of the castle.
    Scenery: The background is very similar to the background of when you
    are outside the castle in Super Mario 64. There is a river running
    through, ending with a waterfall into a giant lake (moat) that surrounds
    the castle. Rolling plains are topped with scattered trees, while rocky
    mountains pop up behind them. The blue sky and the scattered clouds just
    add to the bright, colorful stage. The Castle itself is complete with
    the visible sections of the roof, the stone wall, and the colored glass
    picture of Peach herself.
    Music: Princess Peach's Castle, a mix of two songs, Super Mario Bros:
    Overworld theme and the Super Mario Bros: Underworld theme.
    Alternate Music: Rainbow Cruise is heard in Princess Peach's Castle in
    Adventure Mode.
    Tips: Here, Bullet Bill can either be your enemy or your friend. If you
    see him coming in, get to the other side of the castle. This doesn't
    have to be immediately, because it moves fairly slow, but get out of its
    targeting range as soon as you see it start to glow. A good example is
    setting up a combo on your opponent, then knocking him towards Bullet
    Bill, and finally making your way to the other side. If you've racked up
    damage pretty high on them, wait till Bullet Bill starts to glow. Grab
    your opponent, hit once or twice, then throw towards Bullet Bill. The
    hits are important, because if you threw your opposition right away,
    they could have time to escape the blast. If somebody gets in Bullet
    Bill's orange explosion radius, anything higher than 15-30% will almost
    gurantee a KO. Bullet Bill has ruined games for me, while he has also
    won them.
    The platforms here can be set up by those buttons that you press on.
    Each different colored button corrisponds to a different set of
    platforms. These platforms can be used by standing on them and shooting
    arcing projectiles, such as Link's Arrows and Mario's Fireball, for long
    distance, or throwing items for the same reason. It could also be used
    for getting a good jumping attack in out of nowhere, too.
    Mushroom Kingdom - Rainbow Cruise
    Who's Map: Mario (Mario)
    Games From: Super Mario 64 (N64)
    Description: This is another scrolling map, like Icicle Mountain, but
    unlike Icicle Mountain, this goes in a circle. You start off in the
    pirate ship, for around 30 secs, then it starts to crash. You must jump
    off, and you go to a series of platforms and bridges. You go around in a
    circle, with platforms, falling blocks, and walkways all over. When you
    get to about the top right part of the course, it starts falling fast,
    and you got to keep up with it like you would when it goes fast in
    Icicle Mountain. Finally, you are back onto the pirate ship, where you
    start the cycle all over again.
    Scenery: The green hills in the background are topped with a few bright
    lakes. The bright blue sky, like the one from Peach's Castle, just adds
    to the already colorful scheme of this stage. Even the rainbow has all 7
    colors in it.
    The boat shows tons of work in itself. The wing-like paddles, floating
    effortlessly through the air, and the wood plank boat with the looks of
    real wood are astounding. The checkered platform, propellers, sides of
    the boat, and flag are all also very bright and fantasy-like. This
    reminds me of Super Mario 64 in every way.
    Music: Rainbow Cruise, from the last level on Super Mario 64. At the
    end, it switches to Super Mario Bros: Underwater theme.
    Alternate Music:
    Tips: At the beginning, attack your opponent, and rack up damage as
    quickly as possible. This is for when the ship starts to fall, then you
    could get a quick smash in, which will knock them away, possibly for a
    KO. But, if you don't have enough damage accumulated for a KO, it will
    make getting back nearly impossible. Sheild breakers here are even
    better, by breaking a shield on a falling ship will lead to a KO. I
    mention this last, although, because between two fairly good players,
    shield breaking doesn't accur much.
    Throughout the rest of the stage, battle normally, using the platforms
    to your advantage, and getting angles for the easiest kill. But towards
    the end of these platforms, it starts to fall quickly like in Icicle
    Mountain. Here, forget about attacking your opponent, and ensure that
    you make it down, back to the beginning with the pirate ship. I've often
    been KO'ed just from here, resulting in a self-destruct, which under
    some people's rules, can be worse than being KOed.
    DK Island - Kongo Jungle
    Who's Map: Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
    Games From: Donkey Kong Country anything (SNES and Gameboy Color)
    Description: This map is good but simple. There are 4 platforms, with
    alternating sides and alternating going up, above one main platform.
    There is also a rock sticking out of the waterfall, to the bottom-right
    of the main platform, and a barrel going back and forth under the main
    platform, that if you fall into, will shoot you back up. Scenery: Still
    to come.
    Scenery: This has to be one of the best backgrounds in all of Super
    Smash Bros. Melee. The cabin that is Donkey Kong's home is clearly
    visible, surrounded by the rushing water and green forests. You can make
    out every leaf on every tree. If you pause and look just right, you can
    see the incredible drop that is just below the stage.
    The actual stage looks great too. The platform looks like it was one of
    those rafts from the movies. The bark on the logs, the vines wrapped
    around stuff, and the way the logs look as if they are floating in the
    water, just add to the great scenery that accompanies this stage.
    Music: DK Rap, from the opening scene of Donkey Kong 64.
    Alternate Music:
    Tips: There isn't a whole lot to say about this stage. This is more of a
    vertical stage then it is a horizontal stage, so knocking them sideways
    will be easier than up or down. Also, keep this in mind to protect
    yourself. If you do happen to fall down, don't forget that the spinning
    barrel and the rock ledge in the waterfall are there, so use them to
    survive. Small attacks here are nice, but smashes are what wins the
    game. It is easier here to make it back upwards then it is to make it
    from the side.
    DK Island - Jungle Japes
    Who's Map: Donkey Kong (Young Link)
    Game From: Not much relation to any Donkey Kong games, but Cabin is from
    Donkey Kong Country.
    Description: There is one main platform, which is Cranky Kong's house,
    with one little platform above it. Two medium sized platforms are on the
    right and left sides of the main.
    Scenery: This is a very good setting for this stage. It is dimly lit
    because of the sunset in the background on top of the many trees and
    plants. The huge palm trees just seem to loom over everything. Below, a
    river rages past that you can sometimes see Klap-Traps swimming by, and
    will hurt you if they hit you.
    The actual stage looks great. In the cabin, you can see Cranky Kong's
    silhouette moving around. The lamp hanging on the side of the cabin also
    gives a sense of showing real light, too. The out-house and other
    platforms look good, too.
    Music: Jungle Japes, from Donkey Kong Country.
    Alternate Music: Saria's Song in All-Star mode, which was from The
    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
    Tips: Again, not a whole lot to say. This stage, unlike Kongo Jungle, is
    more of a horizontal stage, so spikes are more useful than ever. The
    Klaptraps that sometimes fly through the river can hurt you, so if you
    are trying to make a recovery, stay away from them. Some people say that
    the dim lit makes it harder to see items that fall, but it doesn't
    bother me. If it bothers you, that will make it a more difficult stage
    to battle efficently on.
    Termina - Great Bay
    Who's Stage: Young Link
    Game From: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) (Link)
    Description: The main platform in this stage is slightly off center to
    the left. There is a tilting rock that you can stand on just to the left
    and below the main platform. There is a platform in the same place to
    the right, except it doesn't tilt. A giant turtle often comes up on the
    right most part of the screen, and it has two palm trees on it. You can
    fight on both the trees and the turtle.
    Scenery: The background is actually what Termina Bay looked like in
    LoZ:MM. You can see the evil moon falling towards Clock Town, and when
    it gets too close, the four giants that push it back up. To the left of
    Clock Town, you can see the snowy mountains that occupy the second
    temple. The beach rests behind the action but infront of the true
    background. The cave that you enter in Majora's Mask as well as the
    houses are on the beach. The light blue sky isn't nearly as bright as
    the teal, clear water.
    The actual stage is where you hatch the eggs from the Pirates in
    Majora's Mask, and the giant turtle with two palm trees on it's back
    that takes you to the temple. You may notice the grass growing on the
    turtle's back and Tingle the map seller floating around on a balloon,
    too. This stage will truly remind you of Majora's Mask if you've played
    it before.
    Music: Hyrule Theme, from The Legend of Zelda.
    Alternate Music: Saria's Song, which was from The Legend of Zelda:
    Ocarina of Time.
    Tips: This is a fairly big stage all-around. Most attacks will do good
    here, but try to stay off that middle platform, as it is a longer way to
    all four sides than it is more towards the edge, causing more damage to
    be KO'ed then normal. The turtle pops up in two different ways ; from
    front-view and from side-view. While in front-view, you can jump on one
    of the palm trees, and the turtle is much shorter length-wise, making it
    harder to recover on a long hit to the right. Stay towards the middle
    and try to do the same to your opponent as you don't want done to him.
    In side-view, two palm trees are now available for jumping on, and the
    turtle is longer length-wise. Recovering from attacks is easier, so if
    the attack will hit him away but not kill him, take it to the other side
    and hope for the best. Be careful about jumping on the turtle, because
    sometimes when you are trying to jump back onto the turtle, you may just
    miss it going underwater, and get an unneccessary self-destruct/KO.
    Hyrule Temple
    Who's stage: Link, Young Link, Zelda, Ganondorf (Zelda)
    Game From: Various Zelda Games
    Description: This is by far the biggest stage in the game that doesn't
    scroll. Above left center, is part of the temple where you can fight on
    or below. To the left of that, there is a little structure that seems to
    be all by itself. Between the rogue structure and the temple is a
    platform that you can go down through, past another little platform, to
    yet ANOTHER platform. This leads down, to where you can jump onto a
    little circular platform. This is the lowest point in the stage.
       Below the temple part described earlier, is a tunnel-ish thing that
    leads down below, the same place that the platform by the rogue
    structure goes to. To the left of the temple, it seems that another
    structure was destroyed. Whats left of it, you can climb, fight, and
    whatever you wish upon. On the very left of the stage, there are 2
    platforms on top of each other. This stage, you just have to see, I
    cannot describe it.
    Scenery: Still to come.
    Music: Modernized version of the Dungeon Theme from Zelda II: Adventure
    of Link.
    Alternate Music: Hyrule Theme, in Adventure Mode. Saria's Song, which
    was from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The Fire Emblem theme
    from the Fire Emblem series in Japan, starts with the music that plays
    when you are about to recruit a character into your army, and ends with
    the title theme of the original Fire Emblem.
    Tips: This is the BIGGEST stage in the whole game, so your gonna need to
    rack up a ton of damage to send them away. Projectiles are great for 3-4
    player battles, as you can just slowly raise their percentage from afar
    while they are keeping each other busy, then come in for the kill. In
    one-on-one's do a lot of dodging, rolling, and evadeing. If you have the
    higher percentage, try to take the battle into the middle of the cave
    part where it connects the upper part of the stage to the lower part of
    the stage. It is almost impossible to be killed here. When you see a
    damage-restoring item, or think you can KO the opponent before they KO
    you, take it outside and smack them away.
    If you can help it although, try to keep them away from the center of
    the screen. While in 150% on up range, it is still possible to survive a
    good hit. If you do get them up that high, knock them flying by taking
    it to the edge, one hit KOing, or meteor/spikes. To prevent this from
    happening to you, dodge/roll a lot, and try to never give them a chance
    to attack you.
    Yoshi's Island - Yoshi's Story
    Who's stage: Yoshi (Bowser)
    Game From: Yoshi's Story (N64)
    Description: Again, like most stages, there is one main platform. This
    one has three tinier platforms forming a half circle above the main, and
    a little cloud that travels in a box-track, below and to the side of the
    main platform. You can ride on this cloud, until it pushes you off.
    Scenery: This looks just like it came out of a pop-up book. Everything
    from the sky and clouds, the water below, the trees, and the other
    islands to the mouse in the background look just like they were cut out
    and pasted together. Overall, a very young-kiddish type place, with lots
    of bright colors.
    Music: A remix of the Yoshi's Island stage from SSB, which was
    originally from Yoshi's Music story.
    Alternate Music:
    Tips: This is a very simple stage. Small, so get those smashes coming.
    No need for racking up damage, just get it up there and smack them away.
    Spikes are great here for edge-guarding. If you happen to be recovering
    from being sent away, don't forget about the cloud that moves on a track
    on the bottom of the stage.
    Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's Island
    Who's stage: Yoshi (Yoshi)
    Game From: Ironically, although the name says "Yoshi's Island" twice,
    most of the things in this stage were from Super Mario World (SNES).
    Description: In the middle, there is a pit covered by 3 blocks. If you
    hit the blocks, they start spinning, and if they are spinning, you can
    fall through them. Above the middle, there are two groups of 3 spinny-
    blocks, slightly off center from the left and right. To the left, there
    is a pipe that leads diagonally to the top-left, and leads to the edge
    of the big platform that makes up the stage. On the right, a ledge leads
    up and right, and you can walk right off the stage without ever leaving
    the cliff.
    Scenery: This looks a lot like the Super Mario World background, and it
    should, considering that's where this stage is from. The spinny-blocks
    from the game are in here, as are the pipes and Lakitu holding a one-up
    mushroom on his line. The grass and trees, however, do look a lot more
    realistic than the more cartoonish background. The sky is one of those
    classic Marioish-skies, with the scattered clouds and bright blue color.
    You can even see the leaves and vines growing on the ledges. Overall, a
    good mix between cartoon and realistic.
    Music: The song from Super Mario World that played on obstacle-course-
    ish stages.
    Alternate Music: Super Mario Bros 3 track, which originated from the
    first action level in the game, and from the map screen.
    Tips: This stage is fairly big. Downwards KOs are almost impossible
    unless the blocks are spinning or you are on the left side of the pipe.
    Side KOs are hard to do to, as there is a diagonal pipe leading up one
    side and a rocky ledge on the other. What I'm trying to say here, is
    upwards attacks are the key. Combos into a meteor attack are great, as
    are upwards throws. The spinning blocks need to have an eye kept out
    for, as you will fall through them if spinning. Most attacks that are
    executed while standing on/beside one of these blocks will make it spin.
    Basically, rack up the damage, start a combo, and meteor/smash them
    away, you should be fine. Recovering is pretty hard here, if you are
    sent away, you will either be killed or have no trouble at all
    Dream Land - Fountain of Dreams
    Who's Stage: Kirby (Marth)
    Games From: Kirby's Adventure (NES)
    Description: There is one main platform, with 3 smaller platforms
    forming a half circle on the top of the main. Sound familiar? It is. The
    left and right platforms in the half-circle both move up and down.
    Scenery: This has to be one of the most-detailed stages. The Sci-Fi
    theme is covered very well by the dark space sky filled with all sorts
    of stars and mysterious glows. The actual stage has purple, pink, and
    teal covered trees along with spacey buildings surrounded by a golden
    glowing halo. The fountain in the background has water running down the
    sides that really looks like water. The shiny pool which makes up the
    bottom main platform really adds to the mystery of the setting that is
    the Fountain of Dream stage.
    Music: Originates in Kirby Super Star. A more synthesized version of the
    track played for Kirby's Stage in SSB.
    Alternate Music: The Fire Emblem theme from the Fire Emblem series in
    Japan plays in All-Star mode, starts with the music that plays when you
    are about to recruit a character into your army, and ends with the title
    theme of the original Fire Emblem.
    Tips: This stage is pretty simple, so there are not a lot of tips I can
    give you. The platforms on the left and right move up and down, so keep
    an eye out if you are standing on them. Stage is small, but not nearly
    the smallest, so smashes at low percentage can work. Dodge/roll is a
    great maneuver in small stages ; use them to your advantage.
    Dream Land - Green Greens
    Who's Stage: Kirby (Kirby)
    Games From: Kirby's Dream Land
    Description: This stage is symmetrical. There is one main platform in
    the center. Above that, there are two platforms, equal in height, off-
    center. To the right and slightly below, there is another, smaller
    platform. Same to the left and below. Between the center, left, and
    right platforms, blocks stack up. By hitting these blocks, you destroy
    them. If all of the blocks are gone, you can fall into a pit. There are
    a few bomb-blocks, that if you hit, can cause damage. The tree in the
    dead center often starts blowing air, which causes characters to be
    pushed to one side or the other. Apples fall from this tree, too, which
    can be thrown.
    Scenery: Still to come.
    Music: Based of the tune from the Green Greens area in Kirby's Dream
    Alternate Music: Sometimes in Adventure Mode, Fountain of Dreams plays.
    Tips: This stage has a few stage factors playing into them. The blocks
    that stack up in the pits can be destroyed, so if you need to get
    through quickly, just tap A to get rid of them. Some of the blocks have
    flashing bombs on them. If so, don't hit these, as they will damage you
    and could send you flying. Use this to your advantage. Grab an enemy and
    throw him into the bombs for some good damage. If a couple of your
    opponents are fighting by a bomb block, send a projectile over and bomb
    them both up. Be careful, though. If you destroy all the blocks, you can
    fall through the pits. More blocks will fall in time, although.
    Another thing playing into how you battle is the Whispy Woods. It will
    blow air, causing you to drift over to one direction. Be careful, as
    this can blow you into bomb blocks, and that wouldn't be good. The tree
    also drops apples occasionally, which can be thrown. To me, they
    resemble Mr. Saturn, just colored red and without the nose and whiskers.
    But I'm weird. :O
    Lylat System - Corneria
    Who's Stage: Fox and Falco (Fox)
    Game From: Star Fox 64 (N64)
    Description: You battle on the Starfox main ship, from a side view. If
    you go to the left of the stage, you can go onto the back of the ship,
    and be knocked into the wing-type wall. Arwings also fly in and shoot
    lasers. If you attack the lasers just under the right side of the ship,
    they will eventually shoot.
    Scenery: This stage looks just like the Star Fox stage of the same name.
    In the background, a foggy sky rises over the many gray-shade buildings.
    This background really makes the Star Fox ship stand out. After a while,
    the background changes to the ocean with the water everywhere and the
    rocks sticking out of the water. All of the details, such as the Starfox
    insignia painted on the ship, really show lots of time and effort. The
    Arwings that fly in and out also look good.
    Music: A mix of the approach on Venom from Star Fox 64, and the main
    Star Fox theme.
    Alternate Music:
    Tips: This is another one of the biggest stages in the game. If fighting
    in the middle, don't expect to kill a lot here unless you've got a good
    meteor attack or up throw in your resume. Take it to the sides, and
    smash your opponent away. There isn't a whole lot of room to come back
    from the front side, so a throw could do just the trick.
    On the left side of the ship, it drops, which has the fin on the top
    acting as a wall. Repeatedly smashing opponents into this wall, then
    after a few hits, throwing them towards the edge, seems to be a great
    combo for me. Smacking people with the Home Run Bat with a Smash Attack
    into the wall really gets on people's nerves.
    The Arwings can be annoying. It often seems that they are aiming right
    at the competitors. If you see an Arwing drop in above, then slow down
    right in front of the fin, it is about to fire it's lasers straight
    forward. Throwing your opponent into this fire can really tick them off,
    and if they have a high enough percentage, can KO them.
    Lylat System - Venom
    Who's Stage: Fox and Falco
    Game From: Star Fox 64 (N64) (Falco)
    Description: Again, you are fighting on the main Starfox ship, but this
    time from a front view. There are 4 wings which make up the battlefield.
    While the ship is flying through its course, if you are knocked far away
    while inside a cave, you can be stopped from being KO'ed. Again, Arwings
    fly in and shoot lasers.
    Scenery: Like the other Starfox stage, this stage looks just like the
    planet from the N64 Star Fox stage, Venom. You start out flying around a
    rocky terrain with a red-brown dust in the air. Lava shows up at places,
    too. The area eventually changes to a cave, with blue and green glowing.
    This all looks very good.
    The actual Star Fox ship looks just like it did from the previous stage,
    except that its from a front view now, and you can see where the Arwings
    fly in and out.
    Music: Remake of SSB: Sector Z stage.
    Alternate Music: Corneria in Adventure mode.
    Tips: This is the same ship that you battled on above, except from a
    front view. This stage is in the medium-size range, so rolls and dodges
    can help here. The 4 different wings that make up the platforms allow
    for attacking from different directions, so this is where dodge really
    shines. If being attacked from the middle of the ship, knocked outwards,
    roll behind your enemy and give him some of his own medicine. This
    tactic seems more effective to me than it sounds.
    Arwings fly in sometimes, shoot their lasers, and can temporarily used
    as platforms.
    This stage has a big recovery area, so don't give up if being hit. While
    inside the cave, it is possible to be hit back towards the stage when
    sent flying, saving you from an otherwise certain KO. If you have a
    chance, kill the opponent right before entering the cave. This will keep
    you from being robbed by the cave, and will have time to damage your
    opponent, then KO them once again right outside the cave.
    Planet Zebes - Brinstar
    Who's Stage: Samus (Samus)
    Game From: Metroid (NES), Super Metroid (SNES)
    Description: Well, there's a main platform, and there are 3 smaller
    platforms making a half circle around the top (can you say
    "repetitive"?). The top center platform is slightly off center. Acidic
    lava flows up from the bottom of the course, and will gradually creep
    its way farther and farther up every time it goes up and down. When it
    is at its highest point, the only safe spot is the top center platform.
    If you attack the things that move in the bottom of the stage, the stage
    will literally split in half for a short period of time.
    Scenery: In the background is Samus's home planet, Brinstar. Below, a
    bright yellow acidic lava creeps up and down, dangerous to you if you
    come in contact with it. Vines and other sorts of weird, creepy,
    alienish things are hanging around the cave. Pipeline is hung up on both
    sides of the stage, at the top. The actual stage is full of lights,
    walkways, and other modern stuff while also having the same alienish
    stuff being hung from it. Looks oddly like Jellyfish with acne, lol.
    Music: This is a mix of songs. It starts out with the main Brinstar
    theme from Metroid, then a part where Samus would materialize after
    saving, then moves onto the music from the Metroid/Super Metroid title
    Alternate Music:
    Tips: This stage has a pretty big recovery range, while the actual stage
    isn't that huge. Dodgeing and rolling, like always, can help you out a
    lot here. If you hit the missle looking things just off-center to the
    right of the middle of the bottom platform, you can make the stage split
    in half for a short time. If in a three player battle, try to do this
    when your enemies are attacking each other on the left half, so you can
    jump to the right and pester them with projectiles.
    The lava that rises and falls can stop spikes, so try to not use them as
    your main KOing attack here. If thrown down into rising lava, the person
    will be sent flying back upwards with considerably more damage, and a
    possible combo starter. A good item throw can knock them to the side,
    too, resulting in a KO. Sometimes, a Beam Sword is better to throw than
    to hold onto and smack around with.
    Eagleland - Onett
    Who's Stage: Ness (Ness)
    Game From: Earthbound (SNES)
    Description: The bottom of the level is the ground, so there are no
    downwards KOs. You can walk right out of the course for a KO, though.
    The drug store in the middle has two blue-and-white striped platforms
    that you can stand on, but sometimes come crashing down. The house to
    its left has one ledge you can stand on to the right, one platform which
    makes up the roof, and the tree above that you can stand upon. Two
    branches of the tree are stable. To the right of the drug store, there
    is another house, which has only one platform, the roof (the chimney is
    part of the roof). However, there is a banner above it that is worthy
    for fighting on. Cars often come speeding by on the side of the road,
    and can knock you up and away.
    Scenery: The background consists of a bright blue sky and many mountain
    ledges. In front of that, a community of houses and stores makes up the
    area of our stage, Ness's hometown, Onett. Roads, paths, and yards all
    have incredible detail. There is even a bulldozer digging a ditch back
    The actual stage also shows lots of work. The Drug Store has each
    individual brick, and some of them with differing colors. When you jump
    on the branches, leaves fly out and slowly fall to the ground. There are
    so many little details that you would see in everyday life on this
    stage, it's impossible to list them all, as it would take up 25k and be
    considered "filler".
    Music: Titled "Mother", it is a mix of the "Bein' Friends" and "Maria's
    Theme" tracks from the game of the same name that was released only in
    Alternate Music: The Mother 2 theme, which is actually Polyanna's Theme
    from the original Mother.
    Tips: There is no way to get KO'ed by getting knocked downwards in this
    stage, so no spikes. Dodgeing is great here. Many platforms are all
    around here, ranging from rooftops to flag banners to tree limbs, so try
    to get an aerial attack going. If you've got a good projectile person
    (Samus, Link), stand afar and bombs away. Once you've racked up damage
    in any of these ways, come up and smash them away for the kill.
    Pokeballs here are good, as there is not one main platform, but many
    small spaces, so a single Pokemon can do significant damage.
    The cars that fly by on the roads can knock you off your feet and do a
    little damage, but they won't KO you unless you have a LOT of damage, as
    the houses on both sides should protect you from that. A good tactic is
    to smack your opponents around, then when you see the "!" pop up, spike
    them down and watch them get nailed by a car. Hilarious, and practical.
    Not to mention that if they are a human opponent, the embarrased faces
    F-Zero Grand Prix - Mute City
    Who's Stage: Capt. Falcon (Capt. Falcon)
    Game From: F-Zero (SNES), F-Zero X (N64), F-Zero Advance (GBA)
    Description: One of those moving courses, but this one isn't much like
    the others. Often, you have a main platform to stand on as the course
    moves. This ride takes you through the course, and sometimes the racers
    will come flying by. If you get hit, you WILL be knocked up. After a
    while, changing through all the courses and pit stops (pit stops,
    meaning every time the course stops and another set of platforms pops up
    for a few seconds), you finally come back to the beginning, where you do
    it all again.
    Scenery: The foggy city that this track runs through has buildings
    scattered around. The starting line that has the words "GO" on the
    banners, the lights on those banners flicker. The cars can be seen
    coming from way back in the track, and when they finally do come by,
    they seem to have a great sense of speed. While maintaining that sense
    of speed, they each have there own color scheme and number. There isn't
    a whole lot else to say about this stage, but when you see it, it does
    seem very detailed, contrary to my description. I'm not sure why I can't
    describe it, but it seems much more complicated.
    Music: F Zero and F Zero-X Mute City track theme.
    Alternate Music: Big Blue in Adventure Mode. The Mach Rider theme from
    the NES game Mach Rider starts with the title screen theme then moves
    onto the battle theme. This plays only in Adventure Mode.
    Tips: This stage moves quite fast. While on the platform that takes you
    from place to place, stay towards the middle and attack towards the
    outside, as it is easy to be KO'ed. If a charged up smash is coming your
    way, a quick roll and poke can set them off guard, while you set up the
    combo or charge your own smash. If you do happen to be stuck on the
    edge, stay away from the road, as it acts just like the lava in
    Brinstar. Again, do upon others as you don't want done upon you. Grab
    them and throw them onto the road for some good damage.
    When the platform stops at one of its many stops, use the platforms if
    any to your advantage. Attack from all angles, so that it gives your
    opponent no time to charge up a KO'ing smash. When the cars come racing
    by, try to stay in the air for as long as possible (or on top of a
    platform), while trying to keep your opponent down. The more damage that
    the cars do to your opponent, the better, as the higher he gets hit by
    the cars, the better the opportunity for you to come in and juggle him
    Kanto - Pokemon Stadium
    Who's Stage: Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pichu, Mewtwo (Pokemon Stadium)
    Games From: Pokemon Stadium 1/2
    Description; This stage starts off to appear to be very simple, with
    just one main platform and two smaller platforms above the main, one on
    each side. But, it soon changes into one of its three forms (Grass,
    Water, and Fire) where the background changes and all of the platforms
    change with it. In a future update, I will put the descriptions of every
    Scenery: The stadium that you are battling in is actually in the middle
    of Kanto. If you look carefully, in the background you can see buildings
    of all sorts, lights, and a dark sky with scattered clouds. To the right
    of the scoreboard, you can see a mountain line.
    Inside the stadium, there are people filling every seat. Bright lights
    are shining on the battlefield, conveying a realistic sense of light.
    Below the stadium, there is a pool looking area, maybe for Water pokemon
    The actual stage shows incredible detail, especially the different forms
    that it turns into. They each have there own little plants and rocks,
    platforms, and details unique to themselves. This is a VERY detailed
    stage. And, you can't forget that really cool screen in the background
    that shows the score, the action happening, or the contestants!
    Music: Title theme from Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, used from Pokemon
    Alternate Music:
    Tips: This is a fairly small stage, so rolling and dodging is essential.
    On all different stages inside the stage, keep attacking from all
    direction and poking people away, or chucking items and harrassing with
    projectiles. If you do happen to get in a close fight with someone else,
    use the roll to your advantage, and smash them out ASAP. It doesn't take
    a whole lot to smash someone out of this stage.
    Mushroom Kingdom
    Who's Stage: Mario, Dr.Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Yoshi, etc... all
    Mario characters. (Luigi)
    Game From: Super Mario(NES), Super Mario All-Stars(SNES)
    Description: There is one main platform in the middle. On both sides of
    it are platforms that are even with the main, and go on to the end of
    the stage (meaning you could walk right out). Above the two pits formed
    by the three platforms, there are 2 little platforms on a string, that
    act as a scale. If one side is heavier than the other, that side will
    fall. If it falls to far, the string will break and the platform will
    fall. In the middle of the screen, above the main platform, are two rows
    of those famous Super Mario brick blocks. If you hit these, they will be
    destroyed. If one of these bears a blinking question mark, if you hit it
    an item will come out. There are also smaller rows of three above the
    two side platforms.
    Scenery: This is the classic Mario background. You can see Mario's old
    enemies walking around back there, on top of those unforgiving
    mushrooms. The classic Mario sky is present, as are the blocks from that
    actual game. This stage gives a very nostalgic feel for old-time gamers.
    Music: Exact copy of Super Mario Bros: Overworld theme. When there are
    30 seconds left in the match, the music plays as it did when you started
    to run out of time in Super Mario Bros.
    Alternate Music: Super Mario Bros 3 track in Adventure Mode, which
    originated from the first action level in the game, and from the map
    screen. The Dr. Mario theme is the Fever Theme from the Dr. Mario games.
    Tips: Not a whole lot of room for down KOing here, so don't try unless
    you are directly above the pit. It is pretty easy to KO off the side
    here, so getting your opponent over to you on the side, then rolling
    back and knocking them away is a great way to knock them off. The
    platforms on a string, try to stay off them as much as you can, because
    when the strings break, they fall fast, and could kill you if you happen
    to be doing something at the moment, such as picking up a crate.
    The blocks can be a great asset to you. If fighting below both sets of
    blocks, and you get smashed HARD, these blocks can stop you and let you
    fight to another day. The item blocks (flashing question marks)
    sometimes have good items, and can be picked up easily. Standing on
    these blocks for sniping away with arrows, fireballs, thundershocks,
    etc. is also a great use.
    - 6 . U N L O C K A B L E  S T A G E S                                -
    A list of the unlockable stages.
    Planet Zebes - Brinstar Depths
    Eagleland - Fourside
    F-Zero Grand Prix - Big Blue
    Kanto Skies - Poke Floats
    Mushroom Kingdom 2
    Superflat World - Flat Zone
    Past Stages - Kongo Jungle
    Past Stages - Yoshi's Island
    Past Stages - Dream Land
    Special Stages - Final Destination
    Special Stages - Battlefield
    I will be using the same method of describing the stages as above,
    except this time with the "How to Unlock" section filled in.
    Planet Zebes - Brinstar Depths
    Who's Stage: Samus (Ganondorf)
    Game From: Metroid (NES), Super Metroid (SNES)
    How to Unlock: 50 VS Matches
    Description: This stage has 4 sides too it. It spins around, switching
    sides every 30 seconds or so. Each side has differing platform positions
    and the layout.
    Music: Kraid's Lair for the first minute, then it switches to the "item
    area" music from Metroid.
    Alternate Music:
    Tips: This stage will go round and round, so you need to stay at the top
    at all time. If the stage is turning, and say maybe a great item is
    about to fall off the edge, let it go, so that instead of you risking a
    life for a small chance of KOing the opponent, neither you nor the enemy
    will get the item, causeing no advantage or disadvantage to either.
    Rolling and dodging is essential here, as you are often battling on very
    small spaces. Aerial attacks are good here, so mix it up. Don't abuse
    any one attack, because if you give your opponent any chance to knock
    you away, it could mean death in this small, unforgiving stage. Not a
    whole lot else to say about this one.
    Eagleland - Fourside
    Who's Stage: Ness (Pichu)
    Game From: Earthbound (SNES)
    How to Unlock: 100 VS Matches
    Description: There is a building in the middle, that is split into
    halves, with one half being the highest point in the stage and the other
    one as one of the lowest. The left side has many ledges, while the right
    is completly flat. To the right of that, a flat platform lies lower than
    all of the others in the stage. To the right of the middle building,
    there is a platform that builders would work on that swings left and
    right, and below that another building which makes up a smaller
    platform. A UFO appears on the top right of the stage and the top left.
    Music: Starts out with the music that plays when Ness explores Fourside.
    Moves to the Cave theme from when the party explores caves, and ends
    with the Sound Stone melody.
    Alternate Music: Battle Theme in All-Star mode, from Pokemon
    Gold/Silver/Crystal. A mix of the normal battle theme from these games,
    the gym battles from this game too, and ends with the Red/Blue/Yellow
    title theme.
    Tips: This stage has a high vertical limit, so knocking off to the side
    is recommended. Don't give up a good chance for a spike down in a pit
    here, although. The many buildings and platforms give you small spaces
    to battle on, so a lot of battling will occur while passing in the air.
    Dodging here will save you from a lot of damage.
    The UFO that appears can be stood on, but isn't a recommended place for
    battle because of the slow movement and slipperyness of it. Knocking
    your opponent up towards this might cause them to land on this, setting
    you up for an easy up+a aerial attack to knock them away. Keep jumping
    here, and if you get the chance, pick a perch and snipe away.
    F-Zero Grand Prix - Big Blue
    Who's Stage: Capt. Falcon
    Game From: F-Zero (SNES), F-Zero X (N64), F-Zero Advance (GBA)
    How to Unlock: 150 VS Matches
    Description: Almost all of the battling on this stage takes place on the
    cars that are racing around the track. You start off on this flying ship
    type thing, and can jump down on top of the cars. The cars gradually
    move from one side of the screen to the other, all while keeping an
    intense sense of speed. Just make sure to stay off the track, because
    although you can use it to get to the left side of the stage, if you
    stay on too long, you will be carried too far and get KO'ed.
    Music: F Zero and F Zero-X Big Blue track theme.
    Alternate Music: The Mach Rider theme from the NES game Mach Rider
    starts with the title screen theme then moves onto the battle theme.
    Tips: As soon as you get in the stage, jump down below onto the cars.
    Your enemy should follow. As soon as he reaches you, smash him into the
    road. About half the time, this should result in a KO.
    Mainly here, keep this at an aerial game. Sometimes, when the cars are
    all packed up, you can mix it up on the ground, but there are often a
    lot of spaces between the cars, which makes it hard to attack via land.
    Dodges are great here, but just make sure that you land on a car, or
    else you could just tack on a self-destruct right there. Items that you
    shoot, such as the star rod, super scope, or ray gun, are good here for
    the fact that you are often level with the other cars on the road,
    allowing you to blast them away. Use the platforms to your advantage,
    and come flying in with a kick grap throw combo, or anything that works
    for you.
    Kanto Skies - Poke Floats
    Who's Stage: Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pichu, Mewtwo (Jigglypuff)
    Game From: Never in a Pokemon Game, but Kanto is in various Pokemon
    How to Unlock: 200 VS Matches
    Description: This stage is another one of those moving stages. You fight
    on various pokemon as they float in and out of the screen. The order
    that you can fight on them is below, starting with the first one that
    you start out on, Squirtle, and ending on the last one, Geodude. After
    Geodude, Squirtle appears again, and the order starts over.
    Music: A mix of the trainer-battle music and gym-battle music from
    Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow.
    Alternate Music: Battle Theme, from Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal. A mix
    of the normal battle theme from these games, the gym battles from this
    game too, and ends with the Red/Blue/Yellow title theme.
    Tips: This stage is basically another keep-up-with-the-stage-and-you'll-
    do-fine stages. Don't stand much on any of the Pokemon that aren't
    steady with their movements and slow moving. Stay away from Unown, for
    an example.
    A good mix of the battling will happen here. Dodges and rolls are
    essential for surviving. Spikes work great here, and will often kill
    quickly. This stage has a little bit of everything, so use all that
    you've combined. Items, projectiles, smashes, pokes, rolls, dodges,
    evasion, grabs, throws, everything. Do a little of it all, and you
    should do fine. Stay towards the middle of the screen and stay on sturdy
    pokemon, and those chances will increase.
    Mushroom Kingdom 2
    Who's Stage: Any Mario Character (Dr. Mario)
    Game From: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES), Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)
    How to Unlock: Birdo Trophy (Lottery, Classic, Adventure, can get it any
    of those ways)
    Description: The middle of the stage is basically just one medium-sized
    platform lower than the side platforms, with a pit on both sides.
    Sometimes logs float down the river in the background, and when they
    reach the pits, can be stood on, until they fall down the waterfall. On
    the outside sides of those two pits are land, which act as a platform.
    They stretch to the end of the stage, so it is possible to walk off for
    a KO. Flying in the middle is one of those Flying Carpet enemies, and
    you can go for a ride on the carpet without being hurt by the nasty
    evil-eyed ball type thing. A classic NES looking Birdo also appears on
    the sides, shooting out eggs that can hurt you.
    Scenery: This looks just like the first Super Mario Bros 2 stages, with
    the same NES-looking graphics. In the background, a scenery of trees and
    bushes lies below the classic Mario skies, with scattered clouds and a
    very pale sky-blue sky. A river leading to a waterfall rages down the
    middle of the background. On the sides, you can see those vines you can
    climb up in the original game, the tall pots, and those trademark
    squareish hills. Even cherries float above the hills.
    Music: Copy of the Super Mario Bros. 2  World 1-1 music. When there are
    30 seconds left in the match, the boss music from Super Mario Bros 2
    Alternate Music: The Dr.Mario theme is the Fever Theme from the Dr.
    Mario games.
    Tips: Here, you can just walk off the edge, so keep towards the center
    attacking outwards. Lots of rolls and dodges, like always, will keep you
    alive, then a throw with high damage will make sure you score. Spiking
    down the pits will work, as will good meteor attacks. There isn't a
    whole lot of room for error here, so just keep with it, and you'll do
    fine. Attack upwards whenever possible, and keep from being attacked
    Superflat World - Flat Zone
    Who's Stage: Mr. Game & Watch (Mr. Game & Watch)
    Game From: Game & Watch Unit
    How to Unlock: Beat Classic with Mr. Game & Watch
    Description: This stage takes place in one of the original Game & Watch
    units. You can jump/walk right out of the screen in any direction
    besides below you for a KO. On the right, a housetop roof makes a small
    platform. On the left, 3 balconies also serve as tiny platforms. In the
    middle, a guy from one of the Game & Watch minigames holds up parts of
    two different height ledges. This is another fairly simple stage.
    Scenery: The background is a reversal of the Helmet minigame from the
    Game & Watch unit (thanks CyricZ). The very simple house on the right
    has a door, and trees above it. The balconys on the right have little
    fences on the bottom two (Why isn't there one on the top one? The top
    one is potentially the most dangerous of the 3, and therefore should
    have a fence. The bottom one doesn't need a fence, as there is a
    platform right by it. Well, that's not the point.) This is by far one of
    the most simplest stage backgrounds in the whole game, but that's
    because that is what it should be like, not programming's fault.
    Music: A theme created for Super Smash Bros. Melee, using bleeps and
    buzzes from the original Game & Watch.
    Alternate Music: N/A
    Tips: Not a whole lot to say here. You can walk off the side, so be
    careful. A pretty small stage with a few ledges, so rolling and dodging
    is great. Smashing at low-medium damage will kill your opponent because
    of the small area here, so keep your damage low and smash all the time.
    Use the ledges and attack from all the angles, and always mix it up.
    Make sure your opponent never knows your next move, and you'll succeed.
    Past Stages - Kongo Jungle
    Who's Stage: Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
    Game From: Donkey Kong Country (1,2,3)
    How to Unlock: Clear 15 Minute Melee
    Description: A main platform with a half circle of smaller platforms,
    similar as before.
    Music: Exact copy from SSB Kongo Jungle Stage, which originated from
    Donkey Kong Country.
    Alternate Music: N/A
    Tips: This is a normal stage with one main and a two in both top corners
    that are smaller. Use a mix of aerial attacks and ground attacks, while
    always mixing it up. Smash at medium percentage on up will KO in this
    small stage. Dodge and roll will protect you. Don't forget about the
    spinning barrel that can save you from falling, if needed.
    Past Stages - Yoshi's Island
    Who's Stage: Yoshi (Yoshi)
    Game From: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    How to Unlock: Use Yoshi to hit more than 1,350 ft in Home Run Contest
    (DMorgan via Codes + Secrets)
    Description: A main platform with a half circle of smaller platforms,
    similar as before.
    Music: Exact copy from SSB Yoshi's Island stage, which originated from
    Yoshi's Story.
    Alternate Music: N/A
    Tips: This is a normal stage with one main and a half circle of three
    smaller. Use a mix of aerial attacks and ground attacks, while always
    mixing it up. Smash at medium percentage on up will KO in this small
    stage. Dodge and roll will protect you. Don't forget about the clouds
    that you can use as a platform, if needed.
    Past Stages - Dream Land
    Who's Stage: Kirby (Kirby)
    Game From: Kirby's Dream Land
    How to Unlock: Clear Break the Targets with everybody (including secret
    characters) with a combined time of 25 minutes or less.
    Description: A main platform with a half circle of smaller platforms,
    similar as before.
    Music: Exact copy from SSB Dream Land stage, which originated from Kirby
    Super Star.
    Alternate Music: N/A
    Tips: This is a normal stage with one main and a half circle of three
    smaller. Use a mix of aerial attacks and ground attacks, while always
    mixing it up. Smash at medium percentage on up will KO in this small
    stage. Dodge and roll will protect you. The tree will blow sometimes, so
    keep an eye out for that.
    Special Stages - Final Destination
    Who's Stage: N/A (Roy) (Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Giga Bowser)
    Game From: N/A
    How to Unlock: Clear Event Mode
    Description: Just a flat platform. Perfect for even 1 on 1 matches. A
    very simple stage.
    Music: In One-Player, it is much like Battlefield but also relates
    back to the original Super Smash Bros theme.
    Alternate Music: The Fire Emblem theme from the Fire Emblem series in
    Japan plays in All-Star mode, starts with the music that plays when you
    are about to recruit a character into your army, and ends with the title
    theme of the original Fire Emblem.
    Tips: This is just a flat stage, so no obstacles to get in your way. Use
    everything you know, dodging and rolling, and throws, and you should be
    fine. A few smashes in there wouldn't hurt, as would aerial attacking.
    Special Stages - Battlefield
    Who's Stage: N/A (Fighting Wire Frames)
    Game From: N/A
    How to Unlock: Clear All Star on any level/mode
    Description: A basic main platform, with a half-circle of smaller
    platforms on top. Another simple stage.
    Music: Battle Theme, from Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal. A mix of the
    normal battle theme from these games, the gym battles from this game
    too, and ends with the Red/Blue/Yellow title theme.
    Alternate Music: Poke Floats in classic/all-star mode.
    Tips: This is another very simple stage. Just use everything you know,
    same as before. The stage is smaller lengthwise, although, so smashing
    is even more effective here. Use the platforms and get some angled
    attacks going too, and you should be fine. Don't forget about
    - 7 . O T H E R                                                       -
    Someday, it will happen.
    - 8 . C R E D I T S                                                   -
    There are many people I would like to credit for the help with making
    this guide.
    CJayC, for doing an awesome job with GameFAQS and taking his precious
    limited time to put this FAQ up when he could be responding to some
    nasty e-mails...
    www.supercheats.com, for hosting this FAQ.
    CyricZ, thanks A BUNCH for letting me use part of your very good
    Nostalgia FAQ for the music and alternate music for the stages.
    MarioMax, for his thoughts on all of the stages, before I removed the
    Majin Slu, for his Stage Ratings and some info on where each of the
    character plays in All-Star mode, before I removed the ratings.
    Tha Pyngwyn, for the 25 minute or under on unlocking Past Stages: Dream Land.
    Nintendo and HAL Labs for making this awesome game.
    The SSBM Board from Gfaqs, you guys help me with this game every day,
    and I hope I help some of you in return.
    Thanks to DMorgan for contributing the Yoshi Island Past stage secret,
    I unlocked it, but wasn't sure how.
    If I missed anyone, I'm sorry, you know who you are ;).
    - 9 . C O N T A C T  I N F O                                          -
    You can reach me at. Also, I am also on AIM
    occassionaly, give me a shout - my sn is. Any and ALL
    Questions/Comments/Complaints are welcome (well, except the complaints
    Please, before e-mailing me, put the name of the game and FAQ in the
    subject line. Make sure it absolutely isn't in the FAQ. Thanks.
    - 1 1 . L E G A L  S T U F F                                          -
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    FAQ may not be sold or hosted on any sites that I have not verified.
    All rights reserved.
    Copyright venusaur rules 2002-2007                                     *
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