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Smash Bros. for Wii U Update Adds 15 8-Player Smash Stages

by Joey Davidson | January 30, 2015January 30, 2015 6:00 am PDT

A brand new update for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U has brought with it a whole pile of 8-Player Smash stages.

The 316MB patch, first and foremost, brings more maps for massive chaos. Initially, 8-Player Smash could only be played on a handful of the game’s largest maps. Now, this patch offers even bigger version of 15 more stages (spread over regular and Final Destination style.

Here’s the rundown in Japanese with translation.

【通常ステージ】 Regular stages

  • マリオサーキット(X)/ Mario Circuit (X)
  • ルイージマンション / Luigi’s Mansion
  • パイロスフィア / Pyrosphere
  • ノルフェア / Norfair
  • ライラットクルーズ / Lylat Cruise
  • ポケモンスタジアム2 / Pokémon Stadium 2
  • 村と街 / Animal Crossing / Town and City
  • すま村 / Animal Crossing / Smashville
  • Wii Fit スタジオ/ Studio Wii Fit

【終点化ステージ】 Final Destination stages

  • マリオギャラクシー / Mario Galaxy
  • マリオサーキット(X) / Mario Circuit (X)
  • 洞窟大作戦 / Kirby : The Great Cave Offensive
  • ライラットクルーズ / Lylat Cruise
  • ポケモンスタジアム2 / Pokémon Stadium 2
  • 村と街 / Animal Crossing – Town and City

A few of the small stages now made massive for this eight player gametype have undergone some changes. Here’s that rundown.

  • Mario Circuit – lacks shyguys
  • Luigi’s Mansion – Can’t be destroyed
  • Pyrosphere – lacks ridley
  • Norfair – no lava at all
  • Lylat Cruise – no ships flying around
  • Pokémon Stadium 2 – lacks stage transitions
  • Town and City – All background characters removed
  • Smashville – All background characters removed (cept petey, he stayed at a slow framerate)
  • Studio Wii Fit – no mirror background [sic]

All of this comes from L~A & Kolma on NeoGAF. The video you see at the head of this post comes form the wonderful GameXplain on YouTube.

The update is free and available now. Just get your Wii U online.

Now, if only I can actually get eight players over to my house. We always cap out at seven… That’s not nearly enough mayhem.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...