Unused audio files found within Super Smash Bros. for 3DS hint that there were once plans to include an eight-player mode.


Voiceover clips of the Smash Bros. announcer (the deep-voice dude who shouts out your choices of mode and character) have been found naming various features not present in the game's final version (thanks, Nintendo Life).

To date, the Smash Bros. series has never featured more than four fighting teams on stage at a time.

A number of modes found in earlier versions of the series are also mentioned, including a Boss Battle mode, a tournament mode and event matches. None appear in the game as it stands.

It's unknown at what point Nintendo decided not to include these offerings - or if the audio was included in preparation for the modes to be added later via DLC.

Hear all the unused audio clips below.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (18)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

More articles by Tom Phillips

Comments (18)

Hide low-scoring comments


The best 3DS games

Our picks from the Nintendo handheld's excellent library.

Super Smash Bros guide

Our beginner's guide to the new brawler.

The best Wii U games: June 2015

UPDATED: Our picks from the quirky Nintendo console's small but enviable catalogue.