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                               Super Smash Bros. Brawl
                                 Stage Builder Guide
                                Current Version: 1.10
    
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                            (c)2009 Marc "marc112" Gadinger
                               E-Mail: marc_g @ gmx . at
    
    
    Table of contents
    
    1.) Introduction________________________________[I1010]
    2.) Version History_____________________________[V2010]
    3.) Stage Builder_______________________________[S3010]
         3.01.) Where is the Stage Builder__________[S3010]
         3.02.) Stage Builder Menu__________________[S3020]
         3.03.) New Stage Screen____________________[S3030]
         3.04.) Stage Builder Main Screen___________[S3040]
                 3.04.1.) Controls__________________[S3041]
                 3.04.2.) The Screen________________[S3042]
                 3.04.3.) Stage Parts_______________[S3043]
                 3.04.4.) Test your Stage___________[S3044]
         3.05.) Save Stage Screen___________________[S3050]
    4.) Using your Stage____________________________[P4010]
    5.) Credits_____________________________________[C5010]
    6.) Legal Info__________________________________[L6010]
    
    If you want to jump to a specific section in this guide like the Controls in
    the Stage Builder copy the letters and numbers in the square brackets at the
    right side of the section press CTRL+F to open the search box and paste the
    number into it. Now you will be brought to the section you want to read.
    
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    Introduction                                                            [I1010]
    
    Hey guys! This is the first guide I´m writing. I have chosen a specific part of
    a game in this case the Stage Builder in the great (well, I think it's great)
    game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Stage Builder is a cool thing in which you
    can build your own Brawl stages. You can play on these stages with your friends
    and you can send your custom stages to other people over the Wii-Connect24
    function for the Wii. Well, I hope you enjoy my guide!
    
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    Version History                                                         [V2010]
    
    June 29, 2009; Version 0.01: Blanc file, started with my guide.
    
    July 02, 2009; Version 1.00: Finished guide and ready to upload.
    
    July 21, 2009; Version 1.10: Added things that change when rotating
                                 parts in the Stage Builder.
    
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    Stage Builder                                                           [S3010]
    
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    Where is the Stage Builder                                              [S3010]
    
    You can find the Stage Builder when you choose Vault in the Brawl main menu and
    then Stage Builder. After hitting Stage Builder the Stage Builder Menu Screen
    will appear.
    
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    Stage Builder Menu                                                      [S3020]
    
    In the Stage Builder Menu you can create a new stage or modify stages you
    created already.
    
    In the right upper corner of the screen you can see where the displayed stages
    are saved. This could be the Wii Console or your SD-Card. The number shows you
    how many stages has been saved here.
    
    In the middle of the screen are the stages you have already created and the
    NEW! Button. If your cursor is on a self-created stage then under it will be
    displayed the comment you have given to the stage and the music which plays
    when you use this stage.
    
    At the bottom of the screen is a bar of tools for your stages. Simply press the
    down-button on your controller to go there.
    With the Erase-button you can delete your stages when you don´t need them any
    more. If you click on it you will be asked if you are sure to delete it. Press
    Yes to delete it or No to keep the stage saved. But be warned: If you delete
    the stage it will be unrecoverable erased.
    With the SD Card button you can choose what you want to do. If you press Check
    Content then you can see the stages saved on your SD Card. In the right upper
    corner you can see a SD Card now and the SD Card button on the bottom of the
    screen has changed to a Wii Console Button. If you press check content on this
    button it will change again. If one of your stages is highlighted choose the
    SD Card button and use the copy button to copy the selected stage to your
    SD Card. If you use the move button the selected stage will be taken to your
    SD Card without copying.
    
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    New Stage Screen                                                        [S3030]
    
    Press the NEW! button in the middle of the Stage Builder Menu to create a new
    stage and open this menu.
    First of all, you can choose how big your stage should be. There are three
    possibilities:
    Small   (10 blocks wide and 8 blocks high)
    Medium  (14 blocks wide and 11 blocks high)
    Large   (18 blocks wide and 14 blocks high)
    
    After you decided how big your stage should be you can choose a background for
    it. The parts you can use for your stage depends on the background you choose.
    The first is a nature background which is used in the Subspace Emissary on
    The Plains, The Forest and The Jungle. You can see the sky with big clouds and
    some mountains.
    The second is a ruin background. You can see a big ruined castle in a dark
    cave.
    The third is a background which is used in the Subspace Emissary for the Ruined
    hall where Lucas and Pokémon Trainer had to fight against Galleom.
    
    The last thing you have to decide is which music should play while you play on
    your stage. Choose the game and then music from this game. If you want to
    listen to the songs simply press the displayed button (depending on which
    controller you are using). Press it again to stop the song.
    
    If you made a decision of the size, the background and the music which plays
    press OK to get to the main screen of the Stage Builder.
    
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    Stage Builder Main Screen                                               [S3040]
    
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    Controls                                                                [S3041]
    
    Wii Remote
    Up...............Move cursor up
    Down.............Move cursor down
    Left.............Move cursor left
    Right............Move cursor right
    A................Put away the selected part
    B................Switch between All parts, Floors, Structures and Features
    B when placing...Place the selected part more than once
    + once...........Jump to the Test Stage button
    + twice..........Test your built stage
    - & Down or Up...Zoom in or out if you build a medium or large stage
    1 once...........Jump to the back button
    1 twice..........Leave the Stage Builder
    1 when placing...Put away the selected part
    2 on stage.......Move the selected part
    2 on part list...Select the part
    2 when placing...Place the part once
    
    Wii Remote & Nunchuk
    Nunchuk Up.......Move cursor up
    Nunchuk Down.....Move cursor down
    Nunchuk Left.....Move cursor left
    Nunchuk Right....Move cursor right
    A on stage.......Move the selected part
    A on part list...Select the part
    A when placing...Place the part once
    B once...........Jump to the back button
    B twice..........Leave the Stage Builder
    B when placing...Put away the selected part
    + once...........Jump to the Test Stage button
    + twice..........Test your built stage
    -................Put away the selected part
    Down or Up.......Zoom in or out if you build a medium or large stage
    2................Undo last step
    C................Rotate parts
    Z................Switch between All parts, Floors, Structures and Features
    Z when placing...Place the selected part more than once
    
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    The Screen                                                              [S3042]
    
    There are many things to see on the Stage Builder screen. In the left upper
    corner there is the quit button. Press it to leave the Stage Builder and go
    back to the Stage Builder Menu.
    Next to it you can see the Remaining Parts. It shows you, how many space you
    used and how much you are still able to place on the stage.
    The following button is the part button. With it you can change the displayed
    parts. Select between All, Floors, Structures and Features. You can also change
    the parts if you press the button which you can see there also.
    In the middle is the space where you are building your stage.
    The big bar on the right side is the parts bar. You can choose the part you
    want to add to your stage.
    At the bottom you can find many tools for your stage too. The OK button will
    take you to the Save Stage Screen. Read more about it at the Save Stage Screen
    section of this guide.
    The second button is the Test Stage Button. Press it to try out your stage.
    With the Undo button you can undo the last thing you changed about your stage.
    The next two buttons are the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons. Press these to see
    more or less of your stage.
    There are still two other buttons. The first one will rotate the parts which
    are turnable. The last one will change the size of the parts. There are as
    usual the three sizes small, medium and large.
    
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    Stage Parts                                                             [S3043]
    
    You can use a wide range of parts in the Stage Studio of Super Smash Bros.
    Brawl. And you can unlock more parts on the following conditions.
    Edit Parts A.....Brawl on custom stages 10 times
    Edit Parts B.....Create 5 stages in the Stage Builder
    Edit Parts C.....Make 15 stages in Stage Builder
    In this section of the guide I will describe all the parts available in this
    game. The size means Blocks wide x Blocks high. The parts are ordered row per
    row from left to right. There are three backgrounds with different stage parts.
    The Floor and the Feature parts are the same on every background you can
    choose.
    
    
    Floor Parts
    
    Pervious, straight platform which you can go through if you duck shortly
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Nothing special but it looks different
    Size                    Small.....1x1
                            Medium....2x1
                            Large.....3x1
    
    Pervious, transversal platform
    Rotatable               Yes
    Effect on rotating      Changes direction from / to \
    Size                    Small.....1x2
                            Medium....2x2
                            Large.....3x2
    
    Pervious platform, smaller than the first one
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Looks different
    Size                    Small.....1x1
                            Medium....2x1
                            Large.....3x1
    
    Normal non-pervious platform, standard platform
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Looks different
    Size                    Small.....1x1
                            Medium....2x2
                            Large.....3x3
    
    Non-pervious transversal platform with stairs
    Rotatable               Yes
    Effect on rotating      Changes direction from / to \
    Size                    Small.....1x2
                            Medium....2x2
                            Large.....3x2
    
    Same transversal platform as above just without stairs
    Rotatable               Yes
    Effect on rotating      Changes direction from / to \
    Size                    Small.....1x2
                            Medium....2x3
                            Large.....3x4
    
    Transversal platform again, not so steep as above
    Rotatable               Yes
    Effect on rotating      Changes direction from / to \
    Size                    Small.....2x2
                            Medium....3x2
                            Large.....4x2
    
    
    Feature parts
    
    Pervious platform which moves up and down
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Size                    Small.....1x5
                            Medium....2x6
                            Large.....3x7
    
    Pervious platform which moves left and right
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Size                    Small.....3x1
                            Medium....4x1
                            Large.....5x1
    
    Spinning wheel with four pervious platforms moving in a circle
    Rotatable               Yes
    Effect on rotating      Platforms move in the other direction
    Size                    Small.....4x5
                            Medium....5x6
                            Large.....6x7
    
    Spring which send you high in the air
    Rotatable               Yes
    Effect on rotating      Changes color from orange to green
    Size                    Small.....1x3
                            Medium....2x3
                            Large.....3x3
    
    An ice cube on which you will slide
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Looks a bit different
    Size                    Small.....1x1
                            Medium....2x1
                            Large.....3x1
    
    Block which will fall down, if you stay on it too long
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Size                    Small.....1x3
                            Medium....2x4
                            Large.....3x5
    
    Assembly lines which will put you and all items to the right or left
    Rotatable               Yes
    Effect on rotating      Change the direction from <-- to -->
    Size                    Small.....2x2
                            Medium....3x2
                            Large.....4x2
    
    Spikes that will hurt you and your opponents in battle
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Looks a bit different
    Size                    Small.....1x2
                            Medium....2x2
                            Large.....3x2
    
    A ladder on which you can climb up or down
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Not Resizable           1x1
    
    
    The Structure parts are different on every background. The will be described
    here. All the Structure parts parts of the Stage Builder will be flipped
    vertically when rotated. Exceptions can be found at the part description like
    above.
    
    
    Nature background - Structure parts
    
    Three stones holding a slightly rising platform
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x2
                            Large.....6x3
    
    Small tree stump, nothing more to say
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....3x2
                            Medium....4x3
                            Large.....5x4
    
    Part of a tree hollowed out at the downside
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Tree with two branches, one at the right and one at the left
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Three mushrooms with different sizes, can be used as platforms
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Grassy platform with two different heights
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x3
                            Large.....6x4
    
    Two platforms, one upon the other
    Rotatable               No
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Grey pillar with a face on it
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Looks a bit different
    Size                    Small.....3x3
                            Medium....4x4
                            Large.....5x5
    
    
    Ruin background - Structure parts
    
    Simple pillars, nothing special to say
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Looks different
    Size                    Small.....3x3
                            Medium....4x4
                            Large.....5x5
    
    Many little stones with two transversal platforms
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x2
                            Large.....6x3
    
    Ruin of a house, bottom and roof are platforms
    Rotatable               No
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Two semicircular stones with a transversal platform on them
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x2
                            Large.....6x3
    
    One transversal platform and a straight platform on a pillar
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x2
                            Large.....6x3
    
    Platform on two pillars with another pillar and a platform on it
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Platform with a block on it, little platform on the block
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Platform with a wall on one side, other is a gate, pervious platform above
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    
    Ruined Hall background - Structure parts
    
    Two platforms with different heights connected by transversal platform
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x2
                            Large.....6x3
    
    Two lapping platforms connected with glass
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    Straight platform with a transversal platform at one side
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x2
                            Large.....6x3
    
    Circular platform
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Size                    Small.....3x2
                            Medium....4x3
                            Large.....5x4
    
    Platform with safety walls on each side
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      Looks a bit different
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x2
                            Large.....6x3
    
    Platform with a wall in the middle and a pervious platform above
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Size                    Small.....4x3
                            Medium....5x4
                            Large.....6x5
    
    High pillar with a straight and a transversal platform
    Rotatable               Yes
    Size                    Small.....3x3
                            Medium....4x4
                            Large.....4x5
    
    Two transversal platforms
    Rotatable               No
    Effect on rotating      No effect
    Size                    Small.....4x2
                            Medium....5x3
                            Large.....6x3
    
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    Test your Stage                                                         [S3044]
    
    You can test your stage if you press the Test button in the Stage Builder. You
    can try if you put all the parts correctly and if it complies to your ideas.
    In the test mode you play as Mario. You can perform all the moves you can
    perform in the other game modes. You have infinite lifes, don´t worry if you
    fall down.
    In the test mode you can zoom in or out the stage if you press - & up or down
    if you play with the Wii Remote an press + to go back to the Stage Builder.
    
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    Save Stage Screen                                                       [S3050]
    
    If you are ready with your custom stage and want to save it press the OK button
    on the left bottom side of the Stage Builder screen. This will take you to this
    screen, the Save Stage Screen.
    
    First, you have to select a name for your custom stage.
    The standard name is composed of
    1.) "ST" -----> (St)age
    2.) "2009" ---> Year
    3.) "07" -----> Month
    4.) "02" -----> Day
    5.) "17" -----> Hour
    6.) "28" -----> Minute
    7.) "14" -----> Second
    Press the confirm button on your controller when the Name is selected to select
    your own name for the custom stage. Press the green button with the arrow in it
    to delete the last letter. The first special characters are the blank
    character and @ ( ) ^ : ;
    The letter buttons are the same as on a mobile phone. Press on a button more
    than once to write the other letters. For example the ABC button. Press once
    for an A, twice for a B, three times for a C, four times for an a, five times
    for a b, and six times for a c.
    The second special characters are ! ? & %
    The third are * , . / ~
    The button with the arrows let you switch to the accent characters and other
    special characters like _ ´ ° and arrows.
    Press it one more time to get to the numbers including the mathematical symbols
    + - * and =
    Press OK when the name is good for you.
    
    You can also write a comment for your stage. This can be more information about
    the stage or something. The system of typing is the same as you were using at
    the name.
    
    The last step is the music selection. Here you can decide which music will play
    on your custom stage when you fight on it. This is the same as on the New Stage
    Screen.
    
    Press the Save button if your stage is ready to be brawled on! You had to
    choose where the stage should be saved. You can choose between the SD Card and
    your Wii console. There you can see how many blocks are free. The display says
    that your stage needs one block to be saved but it needs not even one block.
    You will be asked if you are sure to save. Press yes and your stage will be
    saved.
    After this you will be asked if you want to continue editing. Make your choice.
    If you press Yes, you will stay on the Save Stage Screen. If you choose No,
    you will be taken to the Stage Builder Menu Screen.
    
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    Using your Stage                                                        [P4010]
    
    Brawl
    After the character select screen you can choose a stage. Press the Melee
    Stages button to view them. The Melee Stages Button will change to the
    Custom Stages Button. Press it to choose one of your stages saved on the Wii
    Console or the SD Card.
    
    Special Brawl
    Same as above.
    
    Rotation
    Make your choices as usual and after the character select screen you can choose
    a stage. Go to Custom Stages and choose one.
    
    Tournament
    Choose the players and characters till you see the screen with the text
    "Select a method for choosing stages". If you choose "Random" the stages will
    be chosen randomly. When pressing "Choose each match" you can choose a custom
    stage same as on brawls before every match or choose "Single Stage". There you
    can choose only one custom stage for all matches.
    
    Training
    Again the same as on brawls.
    
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    Credits                                                                 [C5010]
    
    Nintendo, Hal. Laboratory - Thanks for creating an awesome game like this
    
    You                       - Thanks for reading this guide
    
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    Legal Info                                                              [L6010]
    
    First of all, this guide including the ASCII-Graphic on the top of the guide
    is copyright (c) by marc112.
    
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    If I update my guide GameFAQs will be the first site on which you can find it.
    
    Please E-Mail me, when you are reading this guide on any other sites as listed
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    You are not allowed to host this guide for profit.
    You are not allowed to copy parts of this guide and impersonate it as your own
    work.
    
    My guide is not perfect, but I want to make it so good and informative as
    possible. If you have any questions about this FAQ, questions about the Stage
    Builder, ideas for information I can add to my guide or if you like or don´t
    like things of this guide, please E-Mail me: marc_g @ gmx . at (you have to
    delete the spaces)!
    
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