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Solo Run

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When playing solo, you'll be taken first to the character selection screen. Similar to an ordinary smash battle, you can also select which CPU opponents you want to face. If custom characters are enabled for the match, you can select any of the custom versions of the character you selected. Should you decide to edit or create a new one, you'll be taken to the Custom menu. Once done, start the battle as necessary.

Tip: Even if you're technically playing against other players, you won't see them in the dungeon you're exploring. Think of them as fighting in a parallel dungeon.

At the start of the game, you'll be taken in a random location in the dungeon. You have five minutes to locate enemies and defeat them to drop power ups, find treasure chests, locate challenge doors, and more. When the time runs out, the exploration will end and players will be grouped once again to butt heads in the final battle.

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Tip: Getting KO'd while exploring the dungeon will make you lose a bit of your stats. Be careful!

You can check out your opponents' positions and damage level. The map also displays important locations during events so make sure to consult it once in a while.

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The lower part of your screen will display your damage level, your current stats (these increase as you collect power ups or decrease when you get KO'd), and your Powers. To use the powers, simply tap them. There are also certain events that trigger while you're in the area. If you look at the gauge above the timer, you'll see white lines. Whenever the gauge reaches the white lines, an event will trigger. You can look for the event details in the top part of your lower screen.

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When exploring, make sure to pick up the bags with the wrench icon. These are customization items that will give you more customization options for your characters.

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There are also Mimics - enemies disguised as treasure chests. These enemies are really hard to defeat but if you do, they yield tons of items!

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Power Ups

When starting Smash Run, your character will only have bare-minimum stats. Your main objective to get your stats as high as possible before the time runs out. Basically, every action you do increases your stats. Running will increase your speed, attacking will increase your power, defending will increase your defense, etc. However, you can also get stat power ups scattered in the dungeon, inside treasure chests, or dropped by defeated enemies. The larger the power up icon is, the larger the boost it will add to the specific stat.

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Stat Boosts

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As mentioned earlier, the larger the power up icon is, the larger the boost it will add to the specific stat. There is a special star-shaped stat power up that increases all stats at once so make sure to get it if ever you spot it.

  • Speed

    This stat determines how fast and agile your character moves. To increase this stat, keep running, and grab the speed power ups in the stage.

  • Jump

    This affects the height and distance your character can reach when jumping. Increase this stat by jumping and grabbing the jump power ups.

  • Attack

    Determines how much damage your character can deal with normal, strong attacks, and Smash attacks. To increase this stat, damage enemies using the attacks mentioned and collecting the appropriate power ups.

  • Special

    Determines how much damage your character can deal with special attacks. To increase this stat, damage enemies using SP attacks and collecting the appropriate power ups.

  • Arms

    This affects the power of your throws. To increase this stat, damage enemies using thrown items, grab and throw enemies, and collecting the appropriate power ups.

  • Defense

    This determines how sturdy your fighter is and will make him/her difficult to launch. This stat is increased automatically by taking damage, using your shields, or dodging attacks. Collect defense power ups to help boost this stat faster.

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