Super Smash Bros. is already filled with a ton of nostalgia, but the newly announced All Star Mode lets you take your own smashing trip down memory lane. You will face multiple opponents at a time. Once you beat that stage, you will move on to the next, with more characters, usually in chronological order. Your goal is to defeat them all with limited recovery items and no continues. Sakurai, the Director of Smash Bros., states that this mode will remain incomplete until you unlock all the characters.
This time, you can challenge every fighter in All-Star Mode from the moment you turn on the game!! This is a survival battle with limited recovery items and no option to continue. However, this mode will be incomplete until you’ve unlocked every fighter… Until then, you can only play against characters that are already available. This is a picture of the bottom-screen menu, with a padlock indicating that the mode is still incomplete.
In these battles, multiple opponents appear in one stage, and you clear the battle by defeating a number of them. The rest area that appears between battles displays the next opponents and the year the characters made their first appearances, and it also holds recovery items and an occasional reward. The characters you fight against appear pretty much in chronological order. Behold, the history of Nintendo games!!
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