Super Smash Bros. Omega is the sixth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series. It was developed by Sora Ltd, Nintendo, and 343 Industries. It is the successor to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the first entry in the series to be released on a rival console.
Gameplay remains somewhat different from the previous installments. The goal of the game is the same as the other installments: to attack and damage opponents to increase their damage percentage. The higher the percentage is, the faster players can be sent flyng from the stage. Players must knock others off the stage to perform a KO. There are 4 modes:
- TIME: The default game mode, meant for newcomers, partygoers, and casuals alike. Players must earn the highest KO score possible to win.
- STOCK: Your KO score doesn't matter! It's a fight for survival! A new feature to stock battles are Crushing Attacks, inspired by the Mortal Kombat series. More on that later.
- STAMINA: For those who love traditional fighting games. When your stamina runs out, that's it!
- (NEW) DEATHMATCH: In this new game mode, you have to reach a set amount of KOs before your opponent does.
Crushing Attacks/Fatal KOs
Crushing Attacks and Fatal KOs are new to Super Smash Bros. Omega, drawing heavy inspiration from the Mortal Kombat series' X-Ray moves. This feature replaces the slo-mo zoom and Killing Blow effects from Ultimate. When a strong attack, such as Warlock Punch or Blazing Kick, connects successfully, it zooms in on the hit, showing injuries from the inside. Some characters have unique animations for this:
- When Kirby ends up on the recieving end of a Crushing Attack, it shows Astral Void shattering.
- When any Fire Emblem character gets hit by one of these, their health bar depletes to 0 points, similar to Critical Hit.
- Any Crushing Attack performed on a robotic character will show metal and wires instead of human anatomy.
- Certain characters, such as Pichu, or Isabelle, have a simple color invert effect, rather than showing internal body structure.
Once again, every character returns from Ultimate, along with some new faces!
Mario, the legendary plumber, returns for this legendary battle! His all-new moveset calls in his sidekick, Cappy, to help capture victory. His Final Smash now brings in his T-Rex form to stomp out his foes!
He's the leader of the bunch, you'll know him greater! Donkey Kong is back for SSBΩ. His new side smash, Coconut Gun, can fire in spurts! If he shoots ya, it's gonna hurt! He's bigger, faster, and stronger, too! He's the first member of the DK Crew! D-K! Donkey Kong!
|The legendary hero of Hyrule returns for another brawl! His arrows can now randomize between Fire, Bomb, Spark, and other abilities, just like in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This holds true for Young Link, Toon Link, and Linkle as well.|
|Samus||The original video game heroine is back, and stronger than before. Her design is now based on Metroid Prime 4, and her Final Smash is bigger than ever! In addition, she now has palette swaps for Dark Samus and Master Chief.|
|Dark Samus||Created from pure Phazon energy, Dark Samus emerges again for SSBΩ. As in the case of its human counterpart, Dark Samus now obtains its Prime 4 design, but its Final Smash is now Phazon Corruption. Its last two palette swaps represent Samus and Master Chief.|
|Yoshi||Everyone's favorite apple-eating, |
|Kirby||He's the name you should know, he's the star of the show! He's more than you think, he's got maximum pink! Kirby returns for the sixth installment of Super Smash Bros., with a NEW Final Smash! Call upon the Star Allies Sparkler and win with the power of TEAMWORK!|
|Fox||The valiant leader of Star Fox swoops back onto the battlefield! Not much has changed about him besides his voice, but now you can switch between his voices from every game...if you're into that sort of thing.|
|Pikachu||Pikachu zaps back into action for SSBΩ, ready to pack a punch! This feisty little Pokémon can turn the tide of the battle with its electric attacks, which are not only quick, but deadly, too! It also sports its cap from Detective Pikachu for its 7th alt.|
|Luigi||Of course, Mario couldn't return for this installment without bringing his brother along! A symbol of player-2 empowerment, Luigi is not only taller and jumps higher, he's got a moveset that proves being player one isn't everything! Just watch out for his down taunt...|
Every stage from Ultimate returns, along with stages left behind in Melee, Brawl, and SSB4. But first, let's get to the NEW STAGES!
|Battlefield||What would a Smash game be without Battlefield? This time, the iconic stage has recieved a visual overhaul, with a loud and passionate audience cheering on the fighters. The people in the stands will react to every situation now, so matches feel more exciting! It's insane! It's spectacular! It's exciting! IT'S SUPER SMASH BROS. OMEGA!|
|Final Destination||Ah, yes, the TRUE signature stage of Smash! No platforms, no hazards, just a simple, flat platform with beautiful visuals. This time, the stage hovers over Smash City (a key location in Story Mode), so make sure to check out the view (if you have time).|
|Nostalgic Battlefield||Remember playing a quick little match of Brawl after coming home from school? Or sneaking out of your bedroom to play Melee? Relive those days with Nostalgic Battlefield! The visuals switch between all the previous 5 games, in addition to a void full of items and artifacts from the 1990's to the 2010s. If you're having a rough day, just come here and reminisce!|
|Nostalgic FD||What's that? You couldn't handle one nostalgic stage? Yes? WELL, GUESS WHAT? WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE! This stage works basically the same as Nostalgic Battlefield, except for Final Destination. Some say if you listen very closely, you can hear Fox's down special still being spammed.|
- Squad Strike
- Special Smash
- Custom Smash
- Smash Run
- Super Sudden Death
- Arcade Smash
Games & More
- Classic Mode
- All-Star Mode
- Target Test
- Home-Run Contest
- Mob Smash
- Decade Smash
- Century Smash
- 3-Minute Smash
- 10-Minute Smash
- Rival Smash
- Endless Smash
- Cruel Smash
- Boss Rush
- Customization Suite
- Stage Builder
- Challengers Approaching!
- Elite Smash
- Champion Smash
- Elite Smash
- Background Matchmaking
- Battle Arena
- Shared Content
- Video Editor
- Data Transfer
- Battle Data
- Smash Tags
- Past Opponents
- Item Shop
- Costume Shop
- Story Mode: At World's End
- Spirit Board
- DLC Spirits
- Spirit Rush
Of course, what would Smash Bros. be without an abundance of music tracks?
|Menu - Super Smash Bros.||Original||Super Smash Bros.|
|Main Theme - Super Smash Bros. Melee||Original||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Main Theme - Super Smash Bros. Melee (Brawl)||Brawl Remix||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Main Theme - Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Original||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Main Theme - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U||Original||Super Smash Bros. 4|
|Main Theme - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||New Remix||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Menu - Super Smash Bros. Melee||Original||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Menu - Super Smash Bros. Melee (Brawl)||Brawl Remix||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Menu - Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Original||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Menu - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS /Wii U||Original||Super Smash Bros. 4|
|Menu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Original||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Battlefield - Super Smash Bros. Melee||Brawl Remix||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Battlefield - Super Smash Bros. Melee (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U)||SSB4 Remix||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Battlefield - Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Original||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Battlefield Ver. 2 - Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Original||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Battlefield - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U||Original||Super Smash Bros. 4|
|Battlefield - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Original||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Final Destination - Super Smash Bros.||Original||Super Smash Bros.|
|Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. Melee||Original||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Giga Bowser||Original||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Original||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U||Original||Super Smash Bros. 4|
|Final Destination Ver. 2||Original||Super Smash Bros. 4|
|Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Original||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Lifelight (JP)||Original||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Lifelight||Original||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
All tracks from Ultimate return, so let's get right to the new tracks! (Don't worry, the Targets theme from Melee is still in the game!)
|Title Theme - Super Mario Bros.||New Remix||Super Mario||Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES)|
|Title Theme - Super Mario Maker 2||Original||Super Mario||Super Mario Maker 2 (2019, Switch)|
|Castle Theme - New Super Mario Bros.||Original||Super Mario||New Super Mario Bros. (2006, DS)|
|Waluigi Pinball||New Remix||Super Mario||Mario Kart DS (2005, DS)|
|Forest Maze||New Remix||Super Mario||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996, SNES)|
|Main Theme - Paper Mario: Spinning Yarns||Original||Super Mario||Paper Mario: Spinning Yarns (2021, Switch)|
|Donut Plains - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||Original||Mario spin-offs||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017, Switch)|