Character Profiles
Posted 5/18/08

With his familiar red cap, blue overalls and bushy mustache, the world-famous "Mr. Video Game" is about to set foot on the Smash Bros. stage for the third time.

An easy-to-use character, Mario sets the standard for balance.
He overwhelms opponents with magnificent jumping action!

Mario's Special Moves
Standard Special: Move Fireball
Side Special Move: Cape
Up Special Move: Super Jump Punch
Down Special Move: F.L.U.D.D.
Final Smash: Mario Finale


Donkey Kong

It’s Donkey Kong, ruler of the jungle. The original giant powerhouse makes a triumphant return!

Looks like his giant punch is still the haymaker you remember. Don’t doubt his strength or you’ll end up with the ultimate headache!

Donkey Kong's Special Moves
Standard Special: Move Giant Punch
Side Special Move: Head Butt
Up Special Move: Spinning Kong
Down Special Move: Hand Slap
Final Smash: Konga Beat



The hero of The Legend of Zelda series.
The design of this particular Link comes from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Link wields the Master Sword and a diverse arsenal of equipment.
Use all of his weapons to adapt to the ebb and flow of battle.

Link's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Hero's Bow
Side Special Move: Gale Boomerang
Up Special Move: Spin Attack
Down Special Move: Bomb
Final Smash: Triforce Slash



Her name is Samus Aran. She joins us from the Metroid games.
Look at her Power Suit shine!

Her arm cannon is equipped with a variety of weapons.
Mastering all of them is the first step toward victory.

Samus's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Charge Shot
Side Special Move: Missile
Up Special Move: Screw Attack
Down Special Move: Bomb
Final Smash: Zero Laser



This is Kirby, Warp Star-riding citizen of Dream Land who can suck up anything. His copy abilities allow him to steal the powers of other characters!

Yeah... He’s the only character who really hasn’t changed much from his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He’s round, pink, and soft.

Kirby's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Inhale
Side Special Move: Hammer
Up Special Move: Final Cutter
Down Special Move: Stone
Final Smash: Cook Kirby

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Fox is just one of many so-called speed characters. His costume has been completely updated, so he’s full of fighting spirit.

Run! Fly! Move boldly! For such moves are the essence of Fox!

Fox's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Blaster
Side Special Move: Fox Illusion
Up Special Move: Fire Fox
Down Special Move: Reflector
Final Smash: Landmaster



With perfectly round cheeks and a jagged tail,
this can only be that most familiar of Pokémon, Pikachu!

It may be small and agile, but its electricity gives it powerful attacks.
It’s what you would call an all-around character.

Pikachu's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Thunder Jolt
Side Special Move: Skull Bash
Up Special Move: Quick Attack
Down Special Move: Thunder
Final Smash: Volt Tackle


Prince Marth

Marth’s a royal prince from the Fire Emblem series who also is featured in the opening cinematic for the game.

He attacks with flowing blade work and special moves that enhance his offensive and defensive capabilities. You’ll want to play with Marth in a manner that befits his graceful style.

Marth's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Shield Breaker
Side Special Move: Dancing Blade
Up Special Move: Dolphin Slash
Down Special Move: Counter
Final Smash: Critical Hit


Mr. Game & Watch

The Game & Watch series was made up of LCD games that began being sold in 1980 and proceeded to dominate handheld electronic games.

Now, an iconic character from the LCD era is here! He’s the master of the 2-D world, and he has come to fight!!

Mr. Game & Watch's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Chef
Side Special Move: Judge
Up Special Move: Fire
Down Special Move: Oil Panic
Final Smash: Octopus



Luigi is the dreamy, comical poster boy of the Smash series, and everywhere he goes his slightly awkward presence is felt.

This time around I’d like to present him as less of the eternal second fiddle—and maybe give him a new title like, "everyone’s favorite man in green"!

Luigi's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Fireball
Side Special Move: Green Missile
Up Special Move: Super Jump Punch
Down Special Move: Luigi Cyclone
Final Smash: Negative Zone
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Diddy Kong

Donkey Kong’s pal has finally joined the battle! Unfortunately, screenshots fail to truly capture the way he moves.

He scrambles around the battle, using whimsical fighting moves while wielding both his Rocketbarrel Boost and Peanut Pop Gun!

Diddy Kong's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Peanut Popgun
Side Special Move: Monkey Flip
Up Special Move: Rocketbarrel Boost
Down Special Move: Banana Peel
Final Smash: Rocketbarrel Barrage


Princess Zelda

Just like Link, Zelda’s design has also changed.
She has a slightly more subdued color scheme.

Her movement capabilities are not that good, but her magic adds power to her physical attacks. There’s a reason why her hands and feet glow, after all.

Zelda's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Nayru's Love
Side Special Move: Din's Fire
Up Special Move: Farore's Wind
Down Special Move: Transform
Final Smash: Light Arrow



The protagonist in Kid Icarus. Pit's Sacred Bow of Palutena is actually two blades combined. He can separate them or unite them at will for use in battle.

The arrows Pit's bow unleashes shoot out like beams of light. Players can control the curves of their trajectories.

Pit's Special Moves
Standard Special: Move Palutena's Arrow
Side Special Move: Angel Ring
Up Special Move: Wings of Icarus
Down Special Move: Mirror Shield
Final Smash: Palutena's Army


Meta Knight

It's Meta Knight, whose introduction was delayed for some reason. He's Kirby's...rival?

Despite being almost all head, his mask and cape exude coolness. He overwhelms enemies with his mach-speed sword!

Meta Knight's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Mach Tornado
Side Special Move: Drill Rush
Up Special Move: Shuttle Loop
Down Special Move: Dimensional Cape
Final Smash: Galaxia Darkness



Falco is a pilot from the Star Fox series. He’s a cool customer who likes doing things his own way.

He has the best initial jump of all the characters, and he likes shooting his Blaster as he leaps about.

Falco's Special Moves
Standard Special Move: Blaster
Side Special Move: Falco Phantasm
Up Special Move: Fire Bird
Down Special Move: Reflector
Final Smash: Landmaster

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Pokémon Trainer

No way! The Pokémon Trainer has finally arrived. And it looks like he doesn’t do his fighting directly.

Instead, he uses the three Pokémon with him—Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard—to do the fighting for him

Pokémon Trainer's Special Moves
Down Special Move Pokémon Change
Final Smash Triple Finish
Standard Special Move Flamethrower
Side Special Move Rock Smash
Up Special Move Fly
Standard Special Move Water Gun
Side Special Move Withdraw
Up Special Move Waterfall
Standard Special Move Bullet Seed
Side Special Move Razor Leaf
Up Special Move Vine Whip



From Fire Emblem, Ike appears! The fact that he can wield a two-handed sword with a single hand is a testament to his magnificent strength.

He brings his special move "Aether" with him as he crashes the Brawl party. Try for a single-stroke finishing blow with his mighty blade!

Ike's Special Moves
Standard Special Move Eruption
Side Special Move Quick Draw
Up Special Move Aether
Down Special Move Counter
Final Smash Great Aether


Solid Snake

The legendary mercenary makes his miraculous Smash debut! This law-breaking news roared around the world.

He comes fully loaded with cool and showy weapons that only he could possess. Couple them with these different worlds, and it will clear a path to new horizons.

Snake's Special Moves
Standard Special Move Hand Grenade
Side Special Move Remote Controlled Missile
Up Special Move Cypher
Down Special Move C4
Final Smash Grenade Launcher


Princess Peach

The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach is once again joining the battle! She’ll do what she has to, even when she’s all dressed up.

She can silence both Mario and Bowser with her floating jumps and Toad defense. This is no time to get kidnapped.

Peach's Special Moves
Standard Special Move Toad
Side Special Move Peach Bomber
Up Special Move Peach Parasol
Down Special Move Vegetable
Final Smash Peach Blossom



Yoshi’s back and bursting with personality! He can launch consecutive attacks and even smack around enemies below him mid-flight.

Among other things, he can now use his up special move, the Egg Toss, to increase the distance of his jump. That’s enough to earn him a hearty welcome, isn’t it?

Yoshi's Special Moves
Standard Special Move Egg Lay
Side Special Move Egg Roll
Up Special Move Egg Throw
Down Special Move Yoshi Bomb
Final Smash Super Dragon
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