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Game Modes

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The game offers a variety of game modes that can help unlock more items, stages, trophies, and Custom equipment for your characters. The game also allows customization of your Mii Fighters and the unlocked characters in the game.

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This is the core game and one of the modes you'll probably play often. In this mode, you can play against up to four players (AI or humans). You can freely edit the match Rules as you see fit if you're playing Solo or the host of a local multiplayer game. This mode allows you to fight using your created Mii Fighter and you can also toggle the settings to allow customized characters from the main roster.

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Smash Run

In this mode, you have five minutes to explore the area and defeat enemies. Defeated enemies will drop power ups, which will help boost your stats for the current Smash Run session. Your opponents will be clearing a separate dungeon on their own and your objective is to get as much stat power-ups as you can before the time runs out. In this mode, you can equip Powers to your chosen character which can only be used during the power-up collection phase of the match. Once five minutes is up, the players will be gathered for a final showdown. The final showdown is random and the player who collected a good set of power ups can hold the advantage if the match favors him/her. (For example, a jumping race will benefit a character with boosted jump stat than someone who collected attack power ups more.

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Street Smash

This is the mode of the game which uses Streetpass. If you carry your 3DS while it's in sleep mode, it will be able to tag other Super Smash Bros players and get their character tokens. The gameplay is simple. Using your own character token on the stage, you have to attack and push the other token offstage. You can use the dash attack by pressing A. Press and hold to charge and unleash a powerful dash. Knock out more opponents to get better prizes.

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Classic Mode

This is accessible through the "Games and More" option then selecting "Solo". This mode will let you battle through six stages, with a twist. You can increase the Intensity (difficulty) by wagering gold. This will award you with better prizes upon completion. When proceeding to the next stage, you'll find three routes leading to different enemy groups. The red path usually has more coins but with more difficult enemies while green represents standard and blue leads to the easiest path. The last boss changes depending on the intensity you've set. In this mode, you can continue after a game over at the cost of your score and some of your collected loot so far.

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This mode will Pit you against 6 enemies per match, one Group for each generation of Nintendo's characters starting from the Classic to the recent. You only have one life and you'll be given four recovery items only for the entire All-Star session. There are no continues in this mode; once it is game over, you have to start again from the beginning. The only way to win the match is to KO all six opponents while doing your best to maintain as little damage to your character as possible. After every match, you'll be taken to the Rest Area where you can use whatever recovery item you want. Trophies and customization items are awarded here as well. The "real" All-Star mode will be unlocked after you unlock all hidden characters in the game. This mode will let you earn new trophies, gold coins, and equipment.

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