The Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. has a 4-player mode where you explore a labyrinth, collect power-ups and then battle it out with the other three players. Titled Smash Run, this mode allows you to select power-ups to take with you to improve your performance.


On Miiverse, director Masahiro Sakurai showed off the screen where you equip your power-ups, and once again, this looks somewhat similar in concept to Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is another of Sakurai’s games and shares a number of UI elements in common with Smash.


“Here’s the place you equip powers for Smash Run,” Sakurai wrote. “Pack a good mix of them like a lunch box, and off you go! You can change how your powers are set up by touching their icons and dragging them.”


He added, “If you hit the X Button, it will randomly fill up the remaining weight allowance with powers. You can keep changing the line-up as many times as you please. The level of a power is proportional to its strength, number of uses, and weight. Organizing them might be easier if you label your favorite powers with a ★.”


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be available this October in North America and Europe.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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