Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, known in Japan as Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendo Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yu, ( 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, lit. Great Fray Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U) are two video games released for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. They are officially considered the fourth and fifth installments in the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games, which features several Nintendo characters.

During E3 on June 12, 2018, it was confirmed these games would be succeeded with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch, which includes all past fighters, including Mega Man.


The game was first announced at E3 2011, but no further information was released due to Masahiro Sakurai working on finishing Kid Icarus: Uprising. At the start of 2012, the game was officially in production, but new information was not released until the following year.

On June 11, 2013, two trailers were shown during a Nintendo Direct: one announcing the game and the Villager from Animal Crossing as a newcomer, and another announcing that Mega Man would also be a playable character.

One more trailer was released before the end of E3 2013 showing that Wii Fit Trainer would be playable for the first time. Afterwards, the game's official site started revealing at least one playable character per month, and other content like stages and items.

Mega Man

Mega Man

The original Mega Man appears as a playable character. Other Mega Man related appearances in the game include Rush (who uses Rush Coil), as well as Mega Man wielding several Special Weapons. The Wily Castle from Mega Man 2 appears as a stage, and the Yellow Devil appears on it as a stage hazard.

It is one of the few stages to be on both versions, but with some minor differences. Elec Man appears as an Assist Trophy character, and the Met as an enemy in the Smash Run mode from the 3DS version. Mega Man also has an amiibo figure, and Proto Man, X, MegaMan.EXE, and Zero appear as DLC costumes for the Mii Fighters.

Mega Man's moves

Mega Man running while shooting

Mega Man's Final Smash.

Mega Man's alternate colors

3DS version.

Wii U version

  • Mega Buster (dark blue and blue)
  • Rush Coil (red and white with red joints)
  • Leaf Shield (green and white with yellow joints)
  • Metal Blade (dark yellow and yellow with green joints)
  • Air Shooter (light blue and white)
  • Slash Claw (green and yellow)
  • Flame Sword (red and yellow)
  • Top Spin (dark gray and yellow)

Playable characters

Artwork by Ryuji Higurashi with Mega Man and nine characters from the game.

Character Series
Villager Animal Crossing
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong
Duck Hunt Duck Hunt
Captain Falcon F-Zero
Marth Fire Emblem
Ike Fire Emblem
Lucina Fire Emblem
Robin Fire Emblem
Mr. Game & Watch Game & Watch
Pit Kid Icarus
Palutena Kid Icarus
Dark Pit Kid Icarus
Kirby Kirby
King Dedede Kirby
Meta Knight Kirby
Link The Legend of Zelda
Toon Link The Legend of Zelda
Zelda The Legend of Zelda
Sheik The Legend of Zelda
Ganondorf The Legend of Zelda
Mario Mario
Luigi Mario
Princess Peach Mario
Bowser Mario
Bowser Jr. Mario
Rosalina & Luma Mario
Dr. Mario Mario
Mega Man Mega Man
Samus Aran Metroid
Zero Suit Samus Metroid
Ness Mother (EarthBound)
Pac-Man Pac-Man
Pikmin & Olimar Pikmin
Pikachu Pokémon
Lucario Pokémon
Charizard Pokémon
Greninja Pokémon
Jigglypuff Pokémon
Little Mac Punch-Out!!
R.O.B. R.O.B.
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog
Fox McCloud Star Fox
Falco Lombardi Star Fox
Mii Fighter Super Smash Bros.
Wario Wario
Wii Fit Trainer Wii Fit
Shulk Xenoblade Chronicles
Yoshi Yoshi

DLC characters

Character Series
Bayonetta Bayonetta
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy
Corrin Fire Emblem
Roy Fire Emblem
Lucas Mother (EarthBound)
Mewtwo Pokémon
Ryu Street Fighter

Assist Trophies

Elec Man as an Assist Trophy.

Assist Trophies are items that, when picked up, will break and summon a random character from the Trophy. Elec Man is one of the characters that appears as an Assist Trophy, attacking opponents with his Thunder Beam.

Mega Man Trophies

Both versions

The Trophies shown are from both versions.

Trophy Image
(Wii U)
Mega Man MegaManTrophy3DS.png MegaManTrophyWiiU.png "The main hero from Capcom's 1987 action game, Mega Man. He travels from stage to stage, defeating Robot Masters to obtain new weapons. He uses this vast arsenal in Smash Bros. in a variety of ways. Metal Blades, for example, can be fired in eight directions and picked up off the ground!"
Mega Man (Alt.) MegaManAltTrophy3DS.png MegaManAltTrophyWiiU.png "Mega Man has more than 10 different weapons at his disposal. His forward air attack, Flame Sword, affects a wide area and doesn't leave much of an opening, making it useful in a variety of situations. His Leaf Shield special spins four leaves around him to deflect projectiles or hurt foes. He can also fire the leaves forward."
Rush Coil RushCoilTrophy3DS.png RushTrophyWiiU.png "A faithful robotic dog created by Dr. Light, he can transform into vehicles and even fuse with Mega Man. You can use Mega Man's up special to call Rush to your side, bouncing off his built-in spring and flying high into the air. Rush will hang around for a bit, so spring up again if you want!"
Beat BeatTrophy3DS.png BeatTrophyWiiU.png "A bird-shaped support robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Cossack. Beat first appeared in Mega Man 5, where he was available to use only after Mega Man collected all eight plates hidden throughout the game. He flies toward enemies and attacks, making him a trusted ally when facing both regular enemies and bosses."
X MegaManXTrophy3DS.png MegaManXTrophyWiiU.png "The hero of the Mega Man X series is a Reploid—a type of robot with the same thought capacity as a human. Built for combat, his powerful X-Buster is capable of Charge Shots. He also upgrades himself with parts he finds. In Smash Bros., he appears as part of Mega Man's Final Smash."
MegaMan Volnutt MegaManVolnuttTrophy3DS.png MegaManVolnuttTrophyWiiU.png "The 14-year-old star of the Mega Man Legends series was found as a baby by Barrell Caskett, a Digger (someone who explores ancient ruins), who then took him in and raised him. He uses a wide array of weapons to fight his foes, the Reaverbots. In Smash Bros., he appears in Mega Man's Final Smash."
MegaMan.EXE MegaManEXETrophy3DS.png MegaManEXETrophyWiiU.png "One of the main characters of the Mega Man Battle Network series. He's a NetNavi—a program with a unique personality stored in his real-world operator Lan Hikari's PET (Personal Terminal). He busts viruses in the virtual world and helps Lan deal with day-to-day issues. He's in Mega Man's Final Smash."
Star Force Mega Man StarForceMegaManTrophy3DS.png MegaManStarForceTrophyWiiU.png "In the Mega Man Star Force series, young Geo Stelar and his alien partner merge to become the powerful fighter Mega Man. They've saved the planet on many occasions, but very few people know this Mega Man's true identity. He appears as part of Mega Man's Final Smash."
Elec Man ElecManTrophy3DS.png ElecManTrophyWiiU.png "A robot created to help manage the power at nuclear plants. He specializes in directing power flow, handling levels of energy that would short out lesser robots. When he is called into battle, he'll zip around while firing his Thunder Beam in all directions. Don't get zapped!"
Yellow Devil YellowDevilTrophy3DS.png YellowDevilTrophyWiiU.png "This massive baddy splits itself into small pieces and flies across the battlefield, striking anyone in the way. Deal damage to it by attacking the eye, or hide behind its body to avoid your foes. Be careful— whoever deals the final blow triggers an enemy-launching explosion!"
Mettaur MettaurTrophy3DS.png MettaurTrophyWiiU.png "A familiar foe from the Mega Man series, these guys are pretty distinct with that big yellow helmet. It looks a lot like a hard hat from a construction site. It's pretty great protection - you can't really hurt these guys until they look up from under the helmet. The Cactuspy and slippery New Met are pretty similar."
Dr. Wily DrWilyTrophy3DS.png DrWilyTrophyWiiU.png "A mad scientist from the Mega Man series who develops deadly robots to try and take over the world. He's not above stealing the robots made by other scientists and modifying them for his own evil ends, either. Dr. Wily has a tendency to beg for forgiveness when Mega Man inevitably defeats him; those tears don't look all that genuine, honestly..."
Energy Tank EnergyTankTrophy3DS.png ETankTrophyWiiU.png "These restore Mega Man's health. You can keep any you find and use them from the menu at any time. They first appeared in Mega Man 2. Later titles added items like Mystery Tanks, which also restore weapon power, and Mini E Tanks, which grant you an Energy Tank when you collect four."

Wii U version

Trophy Image Description
Mega Legends MegaLegendsTrophyWiiU.png "For Mega Man's Final Smash, he teams up with all-stars X, MegaMan Volnutt, MegaMan.EXE, and Star Force Mega Man, and they fire their Mega Busters in unision. The Black Hole Bomb fired at the start draws enemies in, and as long as that hits, the Mega Busters will follow. Make your foes see stars!"
Dr. Light DrLightTrophyWiiU.png "The genius scientist Dr. Thomas Light developed a variety of robots for peaceful purposes. Sadly, most of them were then reprogrammed by Dr. Wily and became warlike bringers of chaos. In order to combat them, Dr. Light saw no option but to convert his own robot assistant, Mega, into the heroic warrior Mega Man."
Roll RollTrophyWiiU.png "A household robot that Mega Man thinks of as a sister. This trophy is based on the original Roll from Mega Man games 1 to 7. Her appearance and backstory may differ somewhat between titles, but she always has long, blonde hair, a red outfit and a kind, reliable personality. In some games, you can even play as her!"
Proto Man ProtoManTrophyWiiU.png "A prototype robot developed by Dr. Light. After his completion, a critical problem was found in his energy core. He fled Dr. Light's care to die alone, but was then recovered by Dr. Wily and converted into a fighting machine. Since then, he's been both friend and foe to Mega Man and always something of a lone wolf."
Eddie EddieTrophyWiiU.png "This support robot first appeared in Mega Man 4. He'd pop up every now and then, flip his head open, and reveal a helpful item. The item is picked by random, but... hey, at least he's offering to help! In Mega Man 7, there's a giant spaceship modeled after him named Big Eddie, where Mega Man can trade for items."
Zero (Mega Man) ZeroMegaManTrophyWiiU.png "A close friend and mentor to X, Zero first appeared in Mega Man X. He's a Rank SA Maverick Hunter and is capable of instantly learning new moves from his enemies. Zero has great faith in X's hidden potential, and together they fight to take down Sigma and defeat his rebelling forces."
Bass and Treble BassTrophyWiiU.png "This combat robot created by Dr. Wily first appeared in Mega Man 7. He sees Mega Man as his rival and will stop at nothing to defeat him. This strong sense of pride often leads to him disobeying his creator's orders, too. Fusing with Treble, his support robot, powers him up and even allows him to fly."

Version differences

Crash Man's silhouette in the Dairantō Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trailer.

  • Some text differs between the Japanese and English versions of the Mega Man trailer to reflect localization differences, such as:
    • Clash Man/Clash Bomb becoming Crash Man/Crash Bomber.
    • Guts Man's serial number DRN 004 becoming DLN 004.

References to the Mega Man franchise

  • The silhouettes of the Robot Masters in the trailer introducing Mega Man are from their original official artwork.
  • It has been noted that when Mega Man uses attacks that require both arms, he vents them afterwards. This is a nod to Super Adventure Rockman where he uses both Mega Busters to finish off Ra Moon while being warned by Dr. Wily that he could overheat himself while doing so.
  • The above artwork done by Ryuji Higurashi was done in the same style that was used for the original Mega Man series Japanese box arts, with eight characters representing stage bosses and Bowser being the main villain.

Marketing tie in

Super Smash Variant covers.

Mega Man's additional encounters with other Smash Bros characters

  • Following the Archie Comics' storyline Worlds Collide, this game marks the first encounter of Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog in a video game.
  • Ryu from Street Fighter appeared with Sonic and Mega Man in Worlds Unite, and has made several appearances alongside Mega Man in past video games such as Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Street Fighter X Mega Man.
  • This marks the first time that Mega Man encounters Donkey Kong, Link, Zelda and Pit in a video game since they appeared in Captain N: The Game Master.
    • Incidentally, this will feature the first encounter between Mega Man and Samus Aran who have both appeared in Captain N, though the former appeared only in the cartoon, while the latter was only in the comic.
  • Before Super Smash Bros., Mega Man appeared in the German Club Nintendo comics Super Mario: Die Bescherung and Super Mario: Die Verwandlung.[1] Therefore this will be the first meeting of Mega Man with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi in a video game.
    • Additionally, Captain N: The Game Master had music and sound effects from the Super Mario Bros. game. Season 2 and 3 also premiered in the same hour/half-hour as The New Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World on Saturday mornings.
  • This is the second time that Mega Man and Pac-Man appear in a fighting game together, the first being the PS3 version of Street Fighter X Tekken, although Mega Man's appearance was based on Bad Box Art Mega Man.
  • Mega Man's 8-bit sprite can be seen on Pac-Man's promotional picture.




Mega Man series symbol.

  • Mega Man's Final Smash is similar to both the Pokémon Trainer's Triple Finish from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Palutena's Black Hole Laser from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • Ryu from Street Fighter is the second third party playable character in the game to originate from Capcom, the first being Mega Man as well as the first third party character to be a downloadable character.
  • Mega Man's Boxing Ring title is "Blue Metal Hero" in the American version and "The Blue Bomber" in the European version.
  • Mega Man's body is smaller than Proto Man or Bass in the game, but in Mega Man series their bodies are similar.

See also

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