The Hunger Games: Smash Edition! is a fighting game simaliar to the Hunger Games with one difference; you play as Nintendo Characters!

The Hunger Games: Smash Edition!
Platform(s) 3ds, Ds, New 3ds XL
Genre(s) Fighting
Series Hunger Games
Successor The Hunger Games: Smash Edition Switch!
Release Date(s) 2018
Mode(s) Games Mode
Switch Mode
Online Mode
Practice Mode
Age Rating(s) E10+
Cost $40


The game has 4 modes: Games Mode, Switch Mode, Online Mode, or Practice Mode.

Games Mode

In this mode, you choose your character and have the games. When you die, you can choose to either spectate, which will allow you to watch the NPCs, or choose to end, which will show a very speedy version of the rest of the games, and then will declare a winner.

Switch Mode

In this mode, it is recommended to fill the roster with characters you like, because if the character you chose dies, you must pick another character in the games already to continue playing as!

Online Mode

In online mode, you connect to the internet and play with others. There can be anywhere from 3 to 24 people playing at the same time! Also, in online mode, you can connect through download play too.

Practice Mode

In practice mode, you can practice the games. Try out different weapons, work on your strategy, even summon some characters to practice on!


There are 24 characters for many of the games featured, which is enough to set up an entire game with each game.

Mario Characters

Zelda Characters

Fire Emblem Characters

Splatoon Characters

Sonic Characters

Kirby Characters

Metroid Characters

Mother Characters



Before the games start, you will be asked to do a few things. Choose the characters (or use a preset list), choose the difficulty (easy, moderate, or hard), choose the arena, choose the supplies, and toggle sponsors on or off.


Supplies are the heart of the games. They consist of weapons, provisions, and other items. The weapons are Sword, Axe, Dagger, Knife, Bow, Arrows, Spear, and Trident. The provisions are bread, cheese, apple, meat, and water. The other items are Med Kit, Water Purifier, Sleeping Bag, Lighter, Pillow, and bandages. Also, inside the arena, tributes can find clean water, meat, apple, or dirty water. They can also find fire wood.


There are several arenas, with all but 1 themed after games. You can find the full list here.

Preset Lists

Preset Lists make setting up the games easier. They each contain 24 tributes, so once you’ve picked your character you can just choose one to use. If the character you chose is not part of the set, you can chose to either change your character or choose a person on the list to not participate. Fire Emblem, Mario, Sonic, Splatoon, and Legend of Zelda already have preset lists with the characters from their series on them.

Royalty Preset

Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, Zelda, Mipha, Urbosa, Ruto, Midna, Riju, Sidon, Hilda, Fjorm, Gunnthra, Lucina, Chrom, Celica, Eirika, Elincia, Blaze, Tiki, Sally, Azura, Corrin, and Marth.

Heroes Preset

Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Link, Zelda, Impa, Sheik, Lana, Marth, Lucina, Anna, Fjorm, Celica, Roy, Lyn, Corrin, Robin, Sonic, Tails, Silver, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, and Ness.

Races Preset

Toad, Yoshi, Birdo, Bowser, Koopa Troopa, Impa, Revali, Daruk, Mipha, Urbosa, Midna, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Sticks, Marine, Jet, Kirby, Inkling Boy, Isabelle, Blaze, Espio, Mighty, Rouge


Some controls must have certain requirments to use them, such as: You can't use a shield if you do not have a shield. Other controls, like move, can be used in general. Items are automatically picked up just by touching them.

Button Action Requirment
Circle Pad Move None
A Button Attack Possesion of a weapon
B Button Sprint None
Y Button Open Inventory None
X Button Jump None
L Button Use Shield Possesion of a shield
R Button Use Bow Possesion of a bow


The DLC includes new characters and new presets.


Their are 24 DLC characters, with 1 from Splatoon, 6 from Fire Emblem, 4 from Mario, 3 from Wario Ware, and 10 from Legend of Zelda.


Their are 3 presets that come with the DLC, with one being all DLC chracters.

Clones, Fake Identities, and Doppelgangers

Link, Zelda, Sheik, Marth, Lucina, Sonic, Shade, Zero Suit Samus, Samus, Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, Callie, Marie, Agent 1, Agent 2, Hypnoshades Callie, S2 Inkling Boy, S2 Inkling Girl, Tetra, Toon Zelda, Romani, Dark Link, Hammer Bro, and Fire Bro.


Pauline, Toadette, Saria, Ilia, Twili Midna, Anju, Impa, Marine, Sally, Scourge, Fiona, Nicole, Julie-Su, Shade, Callie, Marie, Marina, Pearl, Tom Nook, Isabelle, Kafei, Romani, Great Fairy, and Lulu.



  • Game Data was found in the game for the following unused characters:
    • Aryll was probably scraped because of age.
    • Goomba and Luma because of height restrictions, and their code was used in the Mario Arenas.
    • Dimentio because of him being paper.
  • Through hacks, Pauline was changed to her Odyssey look and her Donkey Kong look, and Parakoopa's colors were changed.
  • In the trailer, Peach was seen as sitting in a lone Kirby-esque tree, which was surronded by Waddle Dees. However, in the Whispy Woods arena, their are no Waddle Dees, and trees are very dense.
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