|Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS|
|Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS|
|Japanese name||大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U and 3DS|
|Console||Wii U and 3DS|
|Developer|| Sora Ltd. |
Bandai Namco Games
|Japan|| September 13, 2014 (3DS) |
December 6, 2014 (Wii U)
|North America|| October 3, 2014 (3DS) |
November 21, 2014 (Wii U)
|Europe|| October 3, 2014 (3DS) |
December 5, 2014 (Wii U)
|Australia|| October 4, 2014 (3DS) |
December 6 2014 (Wii U)
| Related games |
|Prequel||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, or referred as SSB4 are the dual platform, 4th addition to the Super Smash Bros. franchise. Olimar returns as a veteran from Brawl with the original five Pikmin types as well as with a new Skin in the form of Alph and the addition of Winged Pikmin.
Pikmin & OlimarOlimar was confirmed to be a playable character on the 12th of July 2013 (a day before the Japanese release of Pikmin 3) on the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS website.
In appearance, the captain has undergone a few changes from his appearance in the predecessor. Most noteably, his whistle is now connected to the helmet,
Olimar will only pluck up to 3 Pikmin at any given time, in the order of Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple, and then the cycle repeats. A group of Winged Pikmin appear to lift Olimar up for his recovery move. The player will be able to have Olimar lift his Pikmin with him as well, but this will make the Winged Pikmin fly slower and lower.Alph appears as an alternate costume for Olimar; with his model, textures and announcer call being replaced to make him seem like a brand new character.
- Pikmin appear to be slightly larger; Olimar's size appears mostly unchanged.
- The following moves are visually unchanged from Brawl:
- Forward tilt
- Forward smash
- Down smash
- Back aerial
- Down taunt
- Olimar now only have 3 Pikmin in his possession at one time.
- Olimar's up special, originally Pikmin Vine, has been replaced with two Winged Pikmin.
Olimar keeps many of his standard moves from the previous game, though like most characters he receives two additional versions for each move which can be obtained as custom Special Moves.
Standard Special: Pikmin Pluck
Pikmin Pluck: Olimar plucks Pikmin. However, as stated, he can only carry three Pikmin, and to make the Pikmin use more strategy based, the Pikmin come in a set order (Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple, repeat). There are also 2 alternate versions of the standard Pikmin Pluck, Hardy Pikmin Pluck and Explosive Pluck. Hardy Pikmin Pluck allows Olimar to pluck more durable Pikmin, though it takes longer to Pluck them. Explosive Pluck trippers an explosive effect when Olimar plucks them but makes the Pikmin less resilient.
Side Special: Pikmin Throw
Pikmin Throw: Unchanged from Brawl. He throws Pikmin, and the Pikmin, unless it's a Purple, will latch on. Purples knock the victim back. Besides the standard Pikmin Throw, there are two variants, Sticky Pikmin Throw and Tackle Pikmin Throw.
Stick Pikmin Throw makes thrown Pikmin harder to shake off, however there attacks do less damage. Tackle Pikmin Throw makes all thrown Pikmin behave like Purple Pikmin, slamming into opponents inside of sticking.
Up Special: Winged Pikmin
Winged Pikmin: Two Winged Pikmin appear and lift Olimar and his Pikmin up. Opposite to his recovery move in Brawl, Pikmin Chain, the more Pikmin he currently has, the worse his recovery is.
Down Special: Pikmin Order
Just like in Brawl, all wayward Pikmin are called back. No alterations to this move has been confirmed.
Olimar maintains the same Final Smash, End of Day, from his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Unlike Brawl where the Hocotate Ship always land in the middle of the stage, the Hocotate ship can be controlled when it crashes down the stage.
Garden of Hope StageThe Garden of Hope is a playable stage for the Wii U installment of the series. Its 3DS counterpart is simply Distant Planet from Brawl.
The main arena takes place in the second half of the area accessible once Louie runs away with the juice. There are a few changes, however:
- The pieces of land are now connected by a Bridge.
- The S.S. Drake is seen in the area with a Burgeoning Spiderwort and a Tin Box in Pikmin 3.
- The cup, which is constucted out of Fragments, is now on land.
- There are Elevator Platforms on each of the end of the stage.
- There is a Climbing Stick on the right half of the stage that can be stood atop or broken.
- There is a Tin Can in place of the Bamboo Gate.
- A Peckish Aristocrab will occasionally charge across the stage from the right side and destroy the pot.
- The pot will be reconstructed in Pikmin who rush in from the background after a while of being broken.
- Most significantly, the other part of the area is no longer there; there is a massive waterfall instead
At this time, there appears to be no stage hazards that inflict damage upon a player
On Miiverse and the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U official website, Sakurai posted an image of Sonic and Olimar next to a small model of the Hocotate Ship, in which he stated that it is a new bomb item that, when triggered, flies up in the air, then crashes back down much like the Warp Star item. The Hocotate Ship is still used for Olimar's Final Smash, End of Day.
Post by Sakurai
"Pic of the day. Is this a spaceship from Hocotate? No-this is a bomb SHAPED like a spaceship. After liftoff, it will drop down when you least expect it."
Two enemies from the Pikmin series appear in Smash Run.
The Red Bulborb appears in Smash Run. It seems to be a basic enemy that attacks by charging. It seems to be based off of its Pikmin 2 design, having purple eyes instead of blue. This creature is quite powerful and can not be grabbed. The best way to defeat it is by staying at a distance and using ranged moves.
Iridescent Glint Beetle
On a post revealed by Sakurai on Miiverse, the Iridescent Glint Beetle will appear as an enemy in Smash Run for Super Smash Brothers for 3DS. Hitting the creature results in the Bettle dropping gold, similar to the actual creature dropping nectar. If the player hits it harder, it will drop a larger amount gold. The Iridescent Glint Beetle will disappear after five hits or a certain amount of time.
Post by Sakurai
"There are other bonus characters that appear in this game, too. Here's an Iridescent Glint Beetle from the Pikmin series. Keep hitting it!! Keep hitting it for gold!!"
TrophiesBrittany had a post of the day dedicated to her trophy.
Post by Sakurai:
"Pic of the day. Here's one of my personal favorites, the trophy of Brittany from Pikmin 3. She won't be joining the battle, but her model and expression is well-designed."
Other trophies include Olimar, Olimar (Alt.), Alph, End of Day, Red Pikmin, Blue Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, White Pikmin, Purple Pikmin, Winged Pikmin, Rock Pikmin, Louie, Hocotate Bomb, Bulborb, Iridiscent Glint Beetle, Peckish Aristocrab, Yellow Wollywog, Plastm Wraith and Pellets.
- Olimar was the first veteran to be revealed after the initial trailer.
- He was also the first character to be revealed after E3 2013 ended.
- When @NintendoAmerica first tweeted about the release of Olimar as a playable character, they made a mistake, and put that Alph was a playable character in the game. They quickly fixed this error (Alph was actually put in the game as an alternate color of Olimar).
- Alph was planned to be promoted a full character in the 4th Super Smash Bros. title rather than an alternate skin for Olimar. However, the developers ran out of time to differentiate and balance him so he remained an alternate skin.