In All-Star Mode, you fight a series of battles against every playable character, one series at a time. You can play this mode by yourself, or with a friend. Between each match, you'll be taken to the Rest Station, where you can see who you'll be fighting next. At the Rest Station, you are given three Heart Containers (or six if you are playng with two players; which is in a mode called Co-Op Mode). There are six Heart Containers in Co-Op and the extra 3 Heart Containers are underneath the platforms which the normal three hold. Each restores your damage completely. But each can only be used once, so use them sparingly (as the Heart Containers do not respawn when all of them are consumed). If you don't use them, the amount of damage you've built up carries over from one match to the next, and you only get one stock. Also, sometimes you will be awarded trophies for doing specific things. Just rush over and click attack to get it.
On Co-Op play, both players must remain alive. If one player is KO'd, both players are sent to the Continue screen. It is as if both players are defeated.
The characters you'll be fighting are grouped by series, and arranged according to the age of the series.
- Stage 1: Mr. Game & Watch
- Stage 2: Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser
- Stage 3: Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong
- Stage 4: Ice Climbers
- Stage 5: R.O.B.
- Stage 6: Link, Toon Link, Ganondorf, and Zelda or Sheik
- Stage 7: Samus or Zero Suit Samus
- Stage 8: Pit
- Stage 9: Snake
- Stage 10: Ness and Lucas
- Stage 11: Ike and Marth
- Stage 12: Yoshi
- Stage 13: Captain Falcon
- Stage 14: Sonic
- Stage 15: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede
- Stage 16: Fox, Falco, Wolf
- Stage 17: Wario
- Stagel 18: Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Lucario and Pokémon Trainer (Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard separately)
- Stage 19: Olimar
Up to two enemy characters can appear on the stage at a time. For series that have more characters, the rest appear one by one after you KO someone else.
Finishing All-Star Mode gets you a trophy of your character's Final Smash. However, the characters Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Zelda, and Sheik are separate Final Smash trophies (just like in Classic). Pokémon Trainer only has to be done once as he has one Final Smash trophy. Doing All Star with all 35 characters (if not counting switched-in characters) unlocks the Kyle Hyde trophy. Doing it with all 37 characters (includng Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Zelda, and Sheik) and collecting all their Final Smash trophies unlocks the Plusle & Minun trophy.
How to unlock
- Unlock every character.