Super Smash Bros 3DS: How to Unlock Every Character

super_smash_bros_wii_u_3ds_characters_by_supersaiyancrash-d704xlhRight out of the box Super Smash Bros. 3DS has an enormous selection of characters; 37 to be precise. In addition to this almost overwhelming starting roster, 12 bonus fighters can be unlocked by playing the game and reaching certain milestones. This guide will show you the various ways to unlock every character.

The most straightforward way to unlock the bonus characters is by simply completing matches of the standard Smash mode. You don’t even have to win. All you need to do is complete 10 matches to unlock a character. This continues all the way up to 120 matches, which will reveal the final hidden fighter. Below is a list of every unlockable character and the number of matches in which it takes to make him/her/it playable.

Cheater Mode: If you want to unlock every character in the most repetitive way possible, all you need to do is set the stock count to one, face off against a single enemy CPU, and immediately fall off the ledge as soon as the match begins. While this isn’t the most enjoyable way to unlock the characters, it’s definitely the fastest.

maxresdefaultCharacter Unlock Guide (Matches)

  • 10 Matches
    • Ness
  • 20 Matches
    • Falco
  • 30 Matches
    • Wario
  • 40 Matches
    • Lucina
  • 50 Matches
    • Dark Pit
  • 60 Matches
    • Dr. Mario
  • 70 Matches
    • R.O.B.
  • 80 Matches
    • Ganondorf
  • 90 Matches
    • Mr. Game and Watch
  • 100 Matches
    • Bowser Jr.
  • 110 Matches
    • Duck Hunt
  • 120 Matches
    • Jigglypuff

Thankfully if you don’t particularly feel like grinding through 120 matches of standard Smash, there are alternative ways to unlock these fighters. Below are the special circumstances that will give you the opportunity to battle and ultimately unlock every bonus character.

Lucina_12Character Unlock Guide (Alternatives)

  • Complete Classic mode on any intensity
    • Ness
  • Complete Classic mode on any intensity without using any continues
    • Falco
  • Complete Classic mode with three or more characters on any intensity
    • Dark Pit
  • Complete Classic mode with 8 or more characters on any intensity
    • Duck Hunt
  • Complete Classic mode with ten fighters or more on any intensity
    • Mr. Game and Watch
  • Collect at least 30 different equipment items
    • Jigglypuff
  • Collect 200 or more trophies, then play a match in Smash mode or complete Classic mode on any intensity
    • R.O.B.
  • Complete Classic mode as a Fire Emblem series character at intensity 5.0 or higher
    • Lucina
  • Complete Classic mode as Mario at intensity 4.0 or higher
    • Dr. Mario
  • Complete Classic mode as Link or Zelda at intensity 5.0 or higher
    • Ganondorf
  • Complete Classic mode as Bowser at intensity 6.0 or higher
    • Bowser Jr.
  • Complete 100-Man Smash
    • Wario

Full Smash Bros 3DS RosterSo that’s it folks. These are the possible ways to unlock every character in Super Smash Bros. 3DS. This will bring your total playable characters to a staggering count of 49. That’s a beefy roster.

Be sure to check back frequently for upcoming guides and tips dedicated to Super Smash Bros. 3DS. In the meantime, feel free to share your favorite characters and strategies for success.

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Miles Dompier is the chief editor and founder of What’s Your Tag?. He is a Seattle native who recently moved to the sweltering heat of Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a composer/voice actor. When he’s not up writing until his eyes bleed, he likes to play a Prince level of instruments and listen to terrible death metal. Follow his shenanigans on Twitter and be sure to join our gaming community; TEAM XBRO.

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