Super Smash Bros (2014) - guide, hints, tips, tricks

Our beginner's guide has plenty of hints, tips and tricks to help you grasp the fundamentals of the game, and crush the competition in style.

It's been six years since the last Smash Bros game was released, but 3DS owners will be able to take the latest edition out for a rumble as of this morning, with the Wii U version expected shortly. Expect a generous roster of characters, lots of different stages, and enough tournament tweaks to keep both casual and hardcore fans of the series happy.

If you're a complete newcomer to the series - or it's just been a little while since you last played - we've put together a quick guide that will get you up to speed with the basics, teach you a few handy tricks, and help you unlock all the goodies in the game.

Super Smash Bros - beginner's guide, edge-guarding, KOs, combos, recovering, attacks
A quick look at the game's fundamentals, so you can get on with crushing your friends.

Super Smash Bros - unlockable characters, unlockable stages
How to unlock all the characters and stages in the game nice and quickly.

Super Smash Bros - Challenge Mode unlocks, requirements, rewards
All the hidden challenges you can tick off as you play.

Super Smash Bros - best items, X Bomb, Freezie, Home-Run Bat, Master Ball, Ore Club
A guide to the most important power-ups you can find in the game.

Super Smash Bros - best characters, Duck Hunt, Link, Toon Link, Little Mac, Mario, Villager
The easiest characters to get to grips with as a beginner.

Super Smash Bros - Smash Run, stat boosts, equipment, specials
Our guide to the Smash Run section of Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros - multiplayer tips, defending, reading opponents, items
How to make an impact as the new player in party games.

Super Smash Bros - Challenge Mode, Intensity, Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Master Core
A guide to getting through the game's Challenge mode.


Feeling overwhelmed? We'll help you get your feet wet.


Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!