The story is set on The World of Trophies, where peace and prosperity rules. One day, however, villains from various Nintendo universes unite in attempt to find 6 mystical power stones, which have the power to open dimensions to other worlds. But what are their true purposes? For whom are they working for? It is up to the heroes of Nintendo, to unite, and defeat them. The story is entitled "The King of Stories".
Detailed Story "The King of Stories"
Part 1The story begins one night at Mushroom Kingdom, where the "Mushroom Comet Festival" is being held, a festival where people gather to observe the passing of the Mushroom Comet. The scene opens in Princess Peach's Castle, where there is a carnival. Mario comes to this carnival and finds many of his friends, including Kirby. The two greet each other and prepare to watch the comet. Princess Peach is also present and prepares to give a speach, as Jigglypuff prepares to sing with her microphone. Suddenly, dark, red clouds pervade the night sky as Bowser's and Jean Descole's fearsome fleet of airships appear and bombard the entire kingdom. They unleash their troops and unleash havoc. (Stage 1: Defeat 35 enemies) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby). Bowser and Descole's fleet kidnap Princess Peach, as well as Jigglypuff and leave the site. Mario and Kirby chase after them. (Stage 2: Mushroom Carnival) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby). The invasion is observed by Pit from the sky, via a fountain. Pit asks for Palutena's permission in order to go help Mario and Kirby. Palutena allows him and Pit gathers a small army of Centurions and chases after the fleet. (Stage 3: Angel Land) (Playable Characters: Pit).
The scene then changes to the interior of a house. There is a mother and a father sitting on the couch, as a man in front of them is taking notes. The parents tell that man that they have lost their son, Ness, and that he must go and find him. The man stops writting and lifts up his hat, revealing that it is Professor Layton. Layton then says to the parents "Don't worry, we will find the boy", and prepares to leave. Ness's little sister appears and gives him a Franklin Badge in case he finds it useful.Layton then exits the house and starts walking on the streets of Onett. Before long, Bowser and Descole's fleet appears just above Onett and releases its army of minions. (Stage 4: Onett) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton).
The story changes to a dense jungle. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are sleeping in their hut when suddenly, trees start collapsing and birds start flying around the jungle, signaling an omen. The two wake up decide to go to investigate it. (Stage 5: Jungle Hijinx) (Playable Characters: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong). Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong encounter King K. Rool marching with his army of Kritters, destroying the forest. The duo decides to put an end to his schemes. (Boss: King K. Rool) (Playable Characters: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong).The story switches back to Pit, where he and his army of Centurions are pursuing the fleet of airships. However, Pit is unlucky, as he is no match for the fleet's might. Pit looses all of his Centurions and falls down to the ground, before transforming into a trophy. On their way, Mario and Kirby find Pit, as a trophy. They bring him back to his original state and Pit tells them that he is after the fleet. Since Mario and Kirby are after the same thing, Kirby suggest they go find Meta Knight and use the Halberd in order to destroy the fleet and rescue the prisoners. They all agree and head to find Meta Knight. (Stage 6: Medusa's Lair) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby, Pit).
The story changed to Port Town, where a Grand Prix is held. Dozens of Mii have come to watch the race. Captain Falcon and the Excitebiker are seen racing in the tournement, along with some other fellow racers. Captain Falcon wins the race, Excitebiker coming in second place. Suddenly, Andross appears along with his army and attacks Port Town, scaring away all of the citizens. Captain Falcon and the Excitebiker remain to battle the army. Little Mac, who was spectating the match, appears from the crowd and joins the two. (Stage 7: Port Town) (Playable Characters: Captain Falcon, Little Mac, Excitebiker). The three encounter Andross and his army, but before they can attack him, an enormous spaceship appears and Andross escapes with it, bombarding the town. Captain Falcon, Little Mac and the Excitebiker pursue the spacecraft.
Meanwhile, Link and Matthew are fighting each other in an ancient theatre in the forest. Link is training Matthew into becoming a better fighter. Zelda is also present there, sitting there playing with her harp. Suddenly, the Black Knight appears and unleashes in army to seize the three. (Stage 8: Defeat 40 enemies) (Playable Characters: Link, Zelda, Matthew). As the three are fighting and defeating the army, the Black Knight keeps unleashing more and more. Unable to defend themselves any longer, Zelda teleports Link and Matthew using Farore's Wind to save them. She is left alone in the battlefield. Matthew wales up lying in a green valley. He then notices that a pack of Yoshis are walking towards him. As the pack passes next to him, Yoshi notices him and lays him a hand to get on his feet. Yoshi points to Matthew at London, where he and his pack is heading. Matthew decides to join Yoshi on his quest, in case he finds Link. (Stage 9: Yoshi's Island) (Playable Characters: Yoshi, Matthew).
The story changes back to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong where they encounter a huge, crashed spaceship in the middle of a jungle. They go to explore it. (Stage 10: Crash Site) (Playable Characters: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong). Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong wander around the ruins of the ship, until they spot Samus battling against Ridley over a small tube-like item. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong decide to help her. (Stage 11: Vs. Ridley) (Playable Characters: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Samus).
Link wakes up in a strange, misty, white place, with multiple scattered bones. He grabs his sword and begins a journey to find out where he has been teleported. (Stage 12: Bone Yard) (Playable Characters: Link).
Mario, Kirby and Pit find the Halberd crashed in the sea at Medusa's Lair. As they wander, they find Meta Knight turned into a stone. Medusa appears and attacks the trio, turning Mario into a stone. Hopefully, Link shoots a bow and blinds one of Medusa's snake hair, preventing Mario from turning into a stone. They prepare for battle. (Boss: Medusa) (Playable Characters: Mario, Link, Kirby, Pit). Mario, Link, Pit and Kirby defeat Medusa and revive Meta Knight back to his original state. They explain Meta Knight the situation (without speaking) and Meta Knight agrees to help them on their quest for saving his life. They board the Halberd and pursue the enemy's fleet.
As Matthew and Yoshi are walking, they find Professor Layton driving in his Laytonmobile. Layton spots the two and stops to ask them where they are heading (without speaking). Yoshi and Matthew point at London, where the enemie's fleet is preparing for an attack. Professor Layton teams up with Yoshi and Matthew and together they head to London to stop the attack. (Stage 13: London) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton, Yoshi, Matthew).
Peach and Jigglypuff are imprisoned in the cells of the enemie's fleet. As they are waiting for someone to rescue them, they spot Zoroark in the cell next to their's. Zoroark tells them to release her. Once they manage to release her, Zoroark frees Peach and Jigglypuff, and the trio breaks free. (Stage 14: Airship Act 1) (Playable Characters: Peach, Zoroark, Jigglypuff).
The Halberd arrives in London, where Bowser's fleet commences an attack. The sky gets dark and the two ships begin bombarding each other. Pit, Mario, Link and Kirby attack the fleet. Meanwhile, in the streets of London, Matthew, Yoshi and Professor Layton are observing the event. They decide to get on board Bowser's fleet to help them defeat it and in case they find Ness. (Stage 15: Dark London Skyscrapers) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton, Matthew, Yoshi).
As Samus, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are battling Ridley, Mother Brain appears below some ruins of the spacecraft and crushed Ridley, stealing the gem. The three prepare for battle. Then, the Blue Falcon appears from the horizon, along with the Excitebiker, Captain Falcon and Little Mac eject from the vehicle and punch Mother Brain. They all team up to defeat her. (Boss: Mother Brain) (Playable Characters: Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Little Mac, Captain Falcon, Excitebiker). The team ultimately defeats Mother Brain. But before they can retreive the gemstone, Ridley reappears from the ruins, grabs the gemstone and flies away in escape. Samus and the team chase after Ridley for the gemstone. (Stage 16: The Lake) (Playable Characters: Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Little Mac, Excitebiker).
The story switches back to the fleet invasion. Mario, Kirby, Link and Pit assault the enenmie's fleet and begin defeating the army aboard the fleet. Professor Layton, Yoshi and Matthew arrive at the fleet by climbing up the skyscrapers. They encounter Mario and his team and the two teams team up to defeat the enemies and rescue Purin and the Princess. What follows next is an epic cutscenes that shows the two teams battling enemies. (Stage 17: Airship Act 2) (Playable Characters: Mario, Link, Kirby, Pit, Professor Layton, Matthew, Yoshi). Mario, Link, Kirby, Pit, Yoshi, Matthew and Professor Layton arrive at the other side of the ship, the bridge, where they ecnounter a run-away Peach, Zoroark and Jigglypuff. Bowser along with Descole appear on the deck and unleash Zekrom to defeat them. Zekrom has been brainwashed by Bowser and Descole with 5 chains. As Zekrom prepares to strike first, an Arwing appears and blasts 2 of the 5 chains. Then, Fox ejects from his Arwing and joins the heroes to free Zekrom from imprisonment. (Boss: Zekrom) (Playable Characters: Mario, Link, Kirby, Pit, Fox, Professor Layton, Matthew, Yoshi, Peach, Zoroark, Jigglypuff). The heroes manage to free Zekrom. Meanwhile, the Halberd is battling the remaining ships. It causes severe damage to the Airship, causing it to lose course and collapse. Descole falls down while Bowser escapes in his Koopa Clown Car. All of the heroes fall down along with the ship, each one seperated from the other.
A short cutscene follows. An unknown figure watches the ruins of the crashed fleet and lets out a grunt.
Professor Layton, Yoshi and Matthew wake up in an open area, surrounded by a forest. A few miles away, there is a huge tower which seems to be relinquished. They decide to go there in hope for finding Ness. (Stage 18: The Abandoned Playground) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton, Matthew, Yoshi). As the three arrive at the entrance of the tower, they are suddenly attacked by Jean Descole in his giant mech. The three prepare for battle. (Boss: Jean Descole) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton, Matthew, Yoshi).
Samus and her team chase Ridley to an underground cave. (Stage 19: The Cave) (Playable Characters: Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Excitebiker, Little Mac).
Peach and Jigglypuff find themselves in an unknown area, after the crash. They decide to explore it and find the others. (Stage 20: White Temple) (Playable Characters: Peach, Jigglypuff). They find themselves outside King Dedede's castle.
The story switches again, to Link, who is woken up by a licking Pikachu. Link gets on his feet and takes out Navi, his fairy guide, who guides them to their destiny. (Stage 21: Ancient Rocks) (Playable Characters: Link, Pikachu). Navi takes the duo outside King Dedede's castle and decide to enter it. (Stage 22: Castle Dedede Act 1) (Playable Characters: Link, Pikachu).
The story changes to Mario once again, where he wakes up in a desserted location, after the crash. There, he finds Pit, Kirby, Fox and Zoroark. They wander where they are until they spot a large wall, with a gate to a medievil-like city. However, the gate is blocked by the Black Knight. They challange him to a battle in order to pass through the gate. (Boss: Black Knight) (Playable Characters: Mario, Pit, Kirby, Fox, Zoroark). The team of heroes enters the medievil-looking village. (Stage 23: The Medievil Fortress) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby, Pit, Fox, Zoroark).
The story then switches to Halberd, which has taken severe damage after the dogfight. Meta Knight lands the Halberd on a snowy, Chinese-like temple village. Meta Knights gets off the Halberd and looks around the place until he finds a mysterious, glowing gemstone burried on the ground. But before he can undig it, Wario appears out of nowhere and attacks Meta Knight, as he is seeking for the gemstone too. They both battle for it. (Stage 24: Vs. Wario/Meta Knight) (Playable Characters: Meta Knight/Wario). As they are battling, a group of enemies attack them and the two are forced to work together to defeat them. (Stage 25: Gyakuteno Village) (Playable Characters: Meta Knight, Wario). Meta Knight and Wario find themselves in a misty forest. As they get out of it, they end up outside the Castle Dedede.
Samus and her team of heroes continue chasing after Ridley in the underground tunnel maze. They now must cross an underground, steampunk-like location. (Stage 26: Steampunk City) (Playable Characters: Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Little Mac, Excitebiker).
After entering the Castle Dedede, they find Peach and Jigglypuff into trophies. They hear something and quicky hide behind a pillar. They spot Dark Matter and King Dedede talking. Then, Dark Matter enters King Dedede's body, transforming him into Dark Dedede. Dark Matter then spots Link and Pikachu and creates dark dublicates of Peach and Jigglypuff to attack them. (Stage 27: Vs. Peach, Jigglypuff) (Playable Characters: Link, Pikachu). As the four are battling, Meta Knight and Wario bust into the room and revive Peach and Jigglypuff. They all prepare to battle Dark Matter and Dark Dedede. (Boss: Dark Matter) (Playable Characters: Link, Pikachu, Meta Knight, Wario, Peach, Jigglypuff). Upon his defeat, Dark Matter and Dark Dedede disappear and the castle begins to crumble. Meta Knight leads them to a quick path to escape before the castle crumbles completely. (Stage 28: Castle Dedede Act 2) (Playable Characters: Link, Pikachu, Peach, Jigglypuff, Meta Knight, Wario).Professor Layton, Yoshi and Matthew enter the tower, after defeating Descole and his mech. (Stage 30: The Tower) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton, Yoshi, Matthew).
As Mario and his team of heroes wander on the medievil fortress, they spot and abandoned church and enter it. They find Ganondorf sitting on the throne and he instantly traps them all inside and summons his army to attack them. He also summons Puppet Zelda. (Stage 30: Vs. Puppet Zelda) (Playable Characters: Mario, Pit, Fox, Zoroark, Kirby). The heroes defeat Puppet Zelda and Zelda recovers back to her original state. Ganondorf summons even more enemies and he escapes from a hidden passage behind the throne. At that moment, Tyrell makes a heroic entrance and burns Ganondorf's minions with his axe and starts fighting. They all team up to defeat them. Stage 31: Defeat 35 enemies) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby, Pit, Fox, Zoroark, Zelda, Tyrell). After defeating them all, they pursue Ganondorf to the tunnel. (Stage 32: Metalic Maze) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby, Pit, Fox, Zelda, Zoroark, Tyrell).
Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Little Mac and the Excitebiker end up in a large room, similar to a base. There, they find a wounded Ridley on the floor and Ganondorf, who has stolen Ridley's power gem. Ridley wakes up and tries to steal it again, but fails, as Ganondorf brutally defeats him and throws him out of a window. As they prepare to fight him, Mewtwo breaks in and uses his psychic powers to attack Ganondorf and steal his power gem. At that point, Mario, Kirby, Pit, Fox, Zoroark, Zelda and Tyrell break in and attack Mewtwo and Ganondorf. What follows next is an epic cutscene which shows a fight between the 3 sides, the heroes, Ganondorf and Mewtwo. (Stage 33: Vs. Ganondorf, Mewtwo) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby, Pit, Fox, Zoroark, Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Little Mac, Excitebiker, Captain Falcon, Zelda, Tyrell).
The story changes back to Professor Layton, Yoshi and Matthew, who reach the top point of the tower. There, they find Ness, trapped within a large tube, which is guarded by Giygas. Giygas spots them and prepares to attack them. Then, Professor Layton quickly tells Ness to shoot him with a PK Thunder. Ness does and Professor Layton reflects it with the Franklin Badge Ness's sister gave him, which divides PK Thunder into other, smaller PK Thunders which destroy the tube, freeing Ness. The four prepare for battle against Giygas. (Boss: Giygas) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton, Matthew, Yoshi, Ness). As they are battling, the Great Fox appears, piloted by Falco and bombards the tower, ultimately destroying it. Professor Layton, Yoshi, Matthew and Ness get on board and escape the tower's ruins.As the heroes, Ganondorf and Mewtwo are fighting each other, Ganondorf presses a button, which causes an earthquake. Suddenly, they starts ascending in the sky, revealing that they were inside a huge spacecraft all this time. The spacecraft slowly comes out of the ground and ascends high into the sky. Bowser, then, appears and summons his minions to stop the heroes. Ganondorf escapes with Bowser to the deck, as the part of the ship starts crumbling down. The heroes escape. (Stage 34: Gigantic Battleship) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby, Pit, Fox, Zoroark, Zelda, Tyrell, Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Excitebiker, Little Mac, Captain Falcon).
The story changes to a forest. Dark Matter and Dark Dedede are talking to Marth about joining them. Marth refuses to and walks away. But before long, Dark Matter enters his body and posseses him. As Link, Pikachu, Meta Knight, Wario, Peach and Jigglypuff are walking back to the Halberd, they are confronted with Dark Matter, Dark Dedede, a possesed Marth and his army of minions. Meta Knight agrees with the others to take Peach and Jigglypuff safely back to the Halberd as Link and his team fights them back. (Stage 35: Defeat 35 enemies, Dark Dedede, Marth) (Playable Characters: Link, Pikachu, Wario).
Meta Knight, Peach and Jigglypuff arrive at the Halberd, but they notice that it has been infested by Boos. (Stage 36: Halberd) (Playable Characters: Meta Knight, Peach, Jigglypuff). They defeat them all and depart.
Meanwhile, Link, Pikachu and Wario manage to free Marth and King Dedede from Dark Matter's possesion. Marth vows to take revenge on Dark Matter. As they prepare to battle Dark Matter once more, he summons swarm of army. They are too many for them to beat. At that point, the Halbred appears flying above them. King Dedede jumps and grabs from the Halberd, escaping from the battlefield.. As for Link, Pikachu, Wario and Marth, they remain fighting.
At another part of the story, the Halberd and the Great Fox join forces to assault the Gigantic Battleship. They appear at the Gigantic Battleship and find the heroes fighting againt Ganondorf, Bowser and Mewtwo for the power gems, along with their army of evil minions. Professor Layton, Ness, Yoshi, Matthew and Falco join the battle from the Great Fox, while Meta Knight, Peach, King Dedede and Jigglypuff from the Halberd. What follows next is an epic cutscene with the heroes fighting the villains. At some point during the fight. Samus gets injured and her armor breaks, transforming into Zero Suit Samus. (Stage 37: The Deck) (Playable Characters: Mario, Kirby, Zero Suit Samus, Pit, Fox, Falco, Zelda, Professor Layton, Matthew, Tyrell, Zoroark, Jigglypuff, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Peach, Ness, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Little Mac, Captain Falcon, Excitebiker, Yoshi).
Meanwhile, Link, Marth, Pikachu and Wario are walking exhausted until they end up in a wasteland. On their way, they find Sheriff on his horse, who is attacked by a surrounding army of minions. Calmly, he reaches for his guns and shoots them all. The enemies where after Sheriff's power gem. The four heroes get amazed of Sheriff's talent. At that point, the Gigantic Battleship, the Great Fox and the Halberd pass from above the sky, battling. They all decide to follow it to see what is happening. (Stage 38: The Wastelands) (Playable Characters: Link, Pikachu, Marth, Wario, Sheriff).
The story changes to a completely different location, at the Superflat World, a world full of Mr. Game & Watches. Mr. Game & Watch finds a power gem on this world and wonders what it is since it is 3D and doesn't realize what it is. He shows it to his other fellow Mr. Game & Watches but they taunt him. Suddenly, he teleports to a 3D world, a green valley. Mr. Game & Watch wanders where he is. When he spots Luigi walking by, he hides behind a rock. Luigi, unware, walks by and spots Mr. Game & Watch. They both gets very scared and prepare to fight. But before long, Ridley appears from behind them and screams, frightening both. Ridley prepared to steal the gem, but Mr. Game & Watch accidentally triggers one of its powers and tames Ridley. At that time, they spot the Gigantic Battleship, battling against the Great Fox and the Halberd at the sky above them. They decide to head there by riding Ridley on his back.
Link, Sheriff, Wario, Marth and Pikachu arrive at a farm with buffalos. Then, they are attacked by a swarm of enemies. Wario farts a big one, which instantly knocks back all enemies but accidentally scares the buffalos and they go on a stampede. Link, Wario, Marth, Pikachu and Sheriff chase after the buffalos.
Meanwhile, the battle between the two sides continues until the Gigantic Battleship arrives at a huge tower, with a base below it. The tower opens fire and blasts the Halbers and the Great Fox, causing it to crash in the wastelands. The heroes manage to get out of the Gigantic Battleship and land safely on the ground. On the tower, Bowser, Ganondorf and Mewtwo observe and unleash their army of minions to destroy them all. As they prepare to fight, a swarm of buffalos appears, with Link, Wario, Sheriff, Pikachu and Marth riding them. They clash with the opposing team and starts a battle. Ridley, along with Luigi and Mr. Game & Watch appear from the sky and attack them. Then, the remaining heroes join forces and the battle starts. (Stage 39: Defeat 100 enemies) (Playable Characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Link, Zelda, Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Pikachu, Zoroark, Jigglypuff, Fox, Falco, Matthew, Tyrell, Ness, Marth, Sheriff, Excitebiker, Captain Falcon, Little Mac, Ridley, Mr. Game & Watch, Zero Suit Samus, Professor Layton, Pit).
As they all defeat the enemies, the tower opens a huge wormhole, which expands. Ganondorf, Bowser and Mewtwo enter it. The heroes decide to unite and follow them inside the wormhole.
As soon as the heroes enter the wormwhole, everyone gets seperated from each other into a different location.
Link, Zelda and Luigi wake up inside a castle made of ice. They decide to go explore the are to find out where they have been teleported. (Stage 40: Crystal Ice Palace) (Playable Characters: Link, Zelda, Luigi).
Mario, Diddy Kong and Zoroark are seen walking in another place inside the Crystal Ice Palace. As they are walking, they find a dissmantled Chibi-Robo, with its head opened. Mario assembles Chibi-Robo and brings his back to life. Chibi-Robo explains to them that he was attacked by someone, who opened him up and stole his power gem. Chibi-Robo takes out his Chibi-Radar to trace the guy who stole it and guide Mario, Diddy and Zoroark. (Stage 41: Iced Kingdom) (Playable Characters: Mario, Zoroark, Diddy Kong, Chibi-Robo).
Link, Zelda and Luigi end up in the throne room, where they encounter King Boo, who prepares for an attack. At that point, Mario, Diddy Kong, Zoroark and Chibi-Robo bust into the room and team up to defeat King Boo. (Boss: King Boo) (Playable Characters: Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Zoroark, Diddy Kong, Chibi-Robo). While all of this is happening, just outside the castle, Falco and Captain Falcon are watching them with their binoculars. Professor Layton, Ness, Marth and the Excitebiker are also there, waiting for them to get out.The story changes to Zero Suit Samus, Sheriff, King Dedede, Donkey Kong and Fox, who are traped inside a huge cave with water and mines. Sheriff opens up a torch so they can see and King Dedede guides them to the exit. (Stage 42: Cave of Shadows) (Playable Characters: Fox, Zero Suit Samus, King Dedede, Sheriff, Donkey Kong). The scene changes to the Forever Sanctuary, a peaceful part of the cave decorated with a huge, sitting statue in the middle, with fountains and waters. Krystal is seen meditating there in peace, when suddenly Ganondorf reappears with his army and abducts her, as his minions destroy the entire place. At that moment, Zero Suit Samus, Donkey Kong, King Dedede, Fox and Sheriff arrive. They fight Ganondorf to rescue Krystal. (Stage 43: Defeat 40 enemies) (Playable Characters: Fox, Zero Suit Samus, Donkey Kong, Sheriff, King Dedede). They are too many for them to defeat, as they have been surrounded. Sheriff opens a dynamite but when it explodes violently, it wakes up all of the fearsome creatures of the cave, who then attack them all. Ganondorf and his army try to fight them back, while the heroes escape with an unconscious Krystal, whom Fox carries on his arms. (Stage 44: Cave of Silence) (Playable Characters: Donkey Kong, Zero Suit Samus, Fox, King Dedede, Sheriff).
The story changes to a forest of oversized trees and plants. Geno is sitting inside a giant tree, relaxing. Suddenly, an army of Koopa Troops appears, alomg with Bowser as their leader and attack the entire forest, bringing down all of the trees. Bowser perepares to attack Geno with his special cannon while Geno helplessly tries to defend his homeland and himself. From afar, Meta Knight, Kirby, Pikachu, Matthew, Yoshi and Little Mac observe, until they decide to lend him a hand. (Stage 45: Majestic Forest) (Playable Characters: Kirby, Pikachu, Meta Knight, Little Mac, Matthew, Yoshi). When they arrive, they help Geno face the enemies. (Stage 46: Defeat 40 enemies) (Playable Characters: Kirby, Pikachu, Meta Knight, Little Mac, Matthew, Geno).
Pit, Jigglypuff, Peach, Tyrell and Mr. Game & Watch appear on top of a huge mushroom after having entered the wormhole. They spot the heroes battling Bowser's army and decide to go down and help them. They jump down the mushroom, land to the battlefield and help them defeat the enemy. (Stage 46: Majestic Trees) (Playable Characters: Pit, Peach, Jigglypuff, Tyrell, Mr. Game & Watch, Kirby, Meta Knight, Pikachu, Matthew, Little Mac, Yoshi, Geno).
The story changes back to the Crystal Ice Palace, where Link, Mario and the rest of the heroes have defeated King Boo. Suddenly, the castle starts shaking and collapsing. As soon as Captain Falcon, Falco, Ness, Marth, Professor Layton and the Excitebiker see this, they enter the Falcon Flyer and head to the castle to rescue them before the castle falls down completely. (Stage 47: The Rescue) (Playable Characters: Professor Layton, Captain Falcon, Marth, Ness, Excitebiker, Falco). They arrive in the Falcon Flyer and pick Mario, Link, Luigi, Zelda, Chibi-Robo. Diddy Kong and Zoroark up and escape the collapsing castle.
The heroes in the Cave of Silence cannot defeat all of the mysterious creatures. Suddenly, a bomb is thrown into the creatures which blasts most of them, revealing that Bomberman has appeared to rescue them. They all find the exit to the the cave and save themselves from harm.
The heroes fight back Bowser and eventually defeat him and his army. They imprison him with some chains so that he cannot escape. At that moment, all of the heroes from various locations spot something bizzare in the sky. A strange formation appears in the sky by some weird shapes that causes the sky to darken. The heroes worry, as it is an omen for destruction. Geno then uses Mr. Game & Watch's and Meta Knight's power gems to summon a giant, wooden ship from the ground. The ship is quite old. Pit, Geno, Mr. Game & Watch, Meta Knight, Kirby, Pikachu, Matthew, Tyrell, Yoshi, Little Mac, Peach, Bowser and Jigglypuff all board the ship and ascends to the sky. They head to find the remaining heroes.
The ship stops right outside the ruins of the Crystal Ice Palace to pick up Link, Zelda, Mario, Luigi, Diddy Kong, Chibi-Robo, Zoroark, Falco, Captain Falcon, Excitebiker, Ness, Marth, Professor Layton and Zoroark and head to find the other heroes.The ship lands outside the Cave of Silence and picks up Donkey Kong, Zero Suit Samus, Fox, Krystal, Bomberman, Sheriff and King Dedede.
As they are flying to the sky, through paralel universes, they find goddess Palutena in their way, who uses her magic to transform the old ship to a beautiful, colourful, even larger ship with large sails in which they can travel in. They travel through various colourful galaxies. Their destination is the part of the sky where they all saw the strange formations.
A short cutscene follows that features Mewtwo and Ganondorf putting an amplifier on Wario that brainwashes him.
A very short cutscene follows. An unknown person is seen starring at the huge wormhole at the tower. The viewer can only see the man's cape from behind.
The heroes fly in their ship until they reach a large, floating island in the middle of a red void. They spot a large, shining castle made of pillars in the sky, which glow blue. To get there, they must cross the island, reach the top of a mountain and continue on the stairs. That is the place where they must face the true villain. They land their ship on the island. Some remain on the ship to protect it, while some spread into two teams to starts the journey to the shining palace. King Dedede, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Zero Suit Samus, Mario, Sheriff, Little Mac, Geno, Pikachu, Captain Falcon and Tyrell get into one team and head west. Link, Marth, Professor Layton, Ness, Matthew, Yoshi, Fox, Krystal, Meta Knightm Pit and Chibi-Robo get into one team and head east. Kirby, Falco, Zelda, Jigglypuff, Peach, Mr. Game & Watch, Bomberman, the Excitebiker, Luigi and Zoroark remain to guard the ship, along with an imprisoned Bowser. (Stage 49: Through the West) (Playable Characters: King Dedede, Zero Suit Samus, Sheriff, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Mario, Pikachu, Geno, Captain Falcon, Little Mac, Tyrell). As the heroes are making their way to the mountain to reach the stairs, they are attacked by a swarm of enemies. (Stage 50: Defeat 40 enemies) (Playable Characters: King Dedede, Mario, Pikachu, Zero Suit Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Sheriff, Captain Falcon, Tyrell, Geno Little Mac). As they are fighting, Andross appears, along with Giygas and surround them all. Then, Giygas and Andross merge together, forming Giygandross. They prepare for battle.
The story changes to the ship, where the remaining heroes are guarding it. As they are guarding it, they are attacked by a flock of flying enemies and their leader Ridley and on the ground with an army. The heroes fight to protect the ship. (Stage 51: Defeat 45 enemies) (Playable Characters: Falco, Kirby, Zelda, Peach, Jigglypuff, Zoroark, Bomberman, Luigi, Excitebiker, Mr. Game & Watch). A cutscene follows with the heroes having an epic fight.
The story changes to team B'. (Stage 52: Through the East Act 1) (Playable Characters: Link, Marth, Professor Layton, Ness, Yoshi, Matthew, Chibi-Robo, Fox, Krystal, Pit, Meta Knight). The heroes stop to rest in an area and sleep for the night. As they are sleeping, a mysterious creature from the bushes comes out and searches their stuff in order to robb them. Matthew then wakes up and notices Midna who is trying to robb them. Midna gets scared and tries to run away but hesitates and both stare at each other. At that momement, everyone wakes up and Fox aims her with his Blaster. Matthew stops him telling him that she's no harm. As they get up, they spot the other team in trouble, fighting against Giygandross and the ship, which is under attack. They break into two teams, the one to head to the other team to fight Giygandross and the other to protect the ship. Marth, Yoshi, Krystal, Chibi-Robo and Pit head back to the ship, whereas Professor Layton, Meta Knight, Link, Fox, Ness and Matthew continue to help the other team fight against Giygandross. (Stage 53: Through the East Act 2) (Playable Characters: Midna, Professor Layton, Ness, Meta Knight, Link, Matthew, Fox).
The heroes arrive and they battle Giygandross. (Boss: Giygandross) (Playable Characters: Mario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Zero Suit Samus, King Dedede, Sheriff, Tyrell, Geno, Captain Falcon, Little Mac, Pikachu, Professor Layton, Ness, Matthew, Link, Fox, Meta Knight, Midna).
The heroes fail to protect the ship and the enemy destroys it completely. Bowser also manages to escape with Ridley. The heroes decide to follow the rest of the team to their destination. (Stage 54: The Last Crusade) (Playable Characters: Kirby, Zelda, Falco, Krystal, Peach, Jigglypuff, Excitebiker, Bomberman, Mr. Game & Watch, Luigi, Zoroark, Chibi-Robo, Marth, Yoshi, Pit).
After defeating Giygandross, they continue their way to the mysterious, shining castle. (Stage 55: Destiny Path) (Playable Characters: Mario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus, King Dedede, Sheriff, Pikachu, Little Mac, Meta Knight, Fox, Midna, Matthew, Ness, Professor Layton, Geno, Tyrell). They end up in a large gate, in which they must pass through. The gate is sealed and there is a mirror, which is the key to opening the gate. Mario looks at it and puts his arm inside it, but something drags him in in a crystalized world, where he finds NES Mario and has to beat him in order to open the gate. (Stage 56: Vs. NES Mario) (Playable Characters: Mario). As soon as he defeated him, the crystal world starts collapsing and both Mario's exit the world through the mirror. The gate opens. Inside the throne room, they find Mewtwo, Ganondorf and a brainwashed Wario along with all his army, who is trying to activate the stairs with the magical gems so that they can reach the mysterious, shining palace first. The heroes battle. (Stage 57: Vs. Wario, Ganondorf, Mewtwo, Defeat 30 enemies) (Playable Characters: Mario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus, King Dedede, Sheriff, Pikachu, Little Mac, Meta Knight, Fox, Midna, Matthew, Ness, Professor Layton, Geno, Tyrell).The other team arrives at the scene but before the heroes can clash with the opposing team, the stairs appear and everyone stops. They all start marching up the stairs, which lead to the mysterious, blue, shining castle in the sky. Upon reaching the apex of the castle, Bowser appears along with Ridley. Then, a huge, blue, mysterious being appears named Kuraz who creates a distorted version of the shining castle and turns it into a black battlefield. Then, he summons all of his minions to attack the heroes. The heroes prepare for attack. (Stage 58: Defeat 100 enemies) (Playable Characters: All except Ike).
The heroes defeat all of his minions. Kuraz unleashes his tentacles to attack them all directly, but suddenly, a sword appears just behind Kuraz and cuts one of his tenticles. It is Ike, who makes an epic, finale entrance and uses Aether to slash one of his tentacles. Kuraz gets very furious anf attacks Ike. Ike avoids all of his attacks and cuts another one of his tentacle. All of the heroes unite, to defeat Kuraz once and for all. (Final Boss: Kuraz) (Playable Characters: All 40 characters).
The heroes defeat Kuraz and transforms back to his original, good state. Kuraz regrets everything he had done as a villain and recreates all of the Nintendo worlds that he had distorted. Then, he transforms all of the characters into stars, to shine at the world for eternity.
After the credits, a cutscene follows with a little boy playing with his toys. After a while, he hears his friends calling for him to play outside. The camera zooms to the toys, which are all of the Nintendo heroes, the ship and Kuraz, which are all action figures and dolls, revealing that all of what happened was set within a child's mind while playing. A child's imagination. That child is the King of Stories.