In all Super Smash Bros. games, the match officially starts when the narrative ring announcer says "GO!"

An announcer is a presenter who makes "announcements" in an audio medium or a physical location. It is usually an offscreen voice. Different voice actors fill this role in different games in the Smash Bros series.


Super Smash Bros. (Voice: Jeff Manning)

  • "Super Smash Brothers!"
  • "3, 2, 1... GO!" (Note: Brawl's Versus Mode works the same way.)
  • "Board the platforms!"
  • "INCREDIBLE!!!!"
  • "(Character) Vs. (Character or Team)!"
  • "Free for all!"

Super Smash Bros. Melee (Voice: Dean Harrington)

  • "Super Smash Bros. Melee!"
  • "Ready? GO!" (Note: Brawl's Single Player Modes work the same way.)
  • "Melee!"
  • "Decision!"
  • "Multi-Man Melee!"
  • "Grab the coins!"
  • "WOW! Incredible!"

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Voice: Pat Cashman)

  • "Free-for-All!"
  • "Multi-Man Brawl!"
  • "Basic Brawl!"
  • "Rotation!"
  • "Tourney!"
  • "Special Brawl!"
  • "Team Battle!"
  • "Spectate!"
  • "WOW! Incredible!"

Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U (Voice: Xander Mobus)

  • "Master Orders!"
  • "Final Results!"
  • "Victory!"
  • "For Glory!"
  • "8-Player Smash!"

Returning Quotes

  • "Ready, GO!" (Single Player Matches) (from Super Smash Bros. Melee)
  • "3, 2, 1... GO!" (VS. Matches) (from Super Smash Bros.)



  • "Home-run Contest!"
  • "Grab the Coins!"
  • Super Smash bros for22:12

    Super Smash bros for. Wii U PAL Language Differences- Announcer

    PAL Version



  • "8-Player Smash!" (Wii U only)
  • "Special Smash!" (Wii U only)
  • "Smash Tour!" (Wii U only)
  • "Trophy Rush!"
  • "Multi-Man Smash!"
  • "Master Orders!" (Wii U only)
  • "Crazy Orders!" (Wii U only)
  • "Fighting Mii Team!"
  • "For Glory!"
  • "For Fun!"
  • "Choose a Mii!"
  • "Ticket selection!"
  • "Replay channel!"
  • "Target Blast!"

All 4 Games

The following quotes are from the Japanese and English versions of all 4 games.

Both Versions

  • "A New Record!"
  • "Choose your character/fighter."
  • "(Character Name)!"
  • "Sudden Death!"
  • "Vs. (Character or Team)!"
  • "Break the Targets!"
  • "Continue?"
  • "Complete!"
  • "No contest."
  • "Failure."
  • "Game Over."
  • "Player/Computer Player Defeated!"
  • "The Winner is..."/"This game's winner is: (Character)!"
  • "(Red/Blue/Green) Team wins!"
  • "Wow! Incredible!"

Japanese Version Only

  • "Game Set!" (Also in the English version of Super Smash Bros.)
  • "Purin!"
  • "Zenigame!"
  • "Fushigisou!"
  • "Lizardon!"
  • "Koopa!"
  • "Ice Climber!"
  • "Rosetta and Chiko!"
  • "Pikmin and Olimar!"
  • "Koopa Jr.!"
  • "Reflet!"
  • "Gekkouga!"
  • "Robot!"
  • "Murabito!"
  • "Rockman!"
  • "Time Up!"

USA/PAL Version Only

  • "Game!"
  • "Jigglypuff!"
  • "Squirtle!"
  • "Ivysaur!"
  • "Charizard!"
  • "Bowser!"
  • "Ice Climbers!"
  • "Rosalina and Luma!"
  • "Olimar!"
  • "Bowser Jr.!"
  • "Robin!"
  • "Greninja!"
  • "Duck Hunt Duo!" (Only in the PAL version of Super Smash Bros 3DS/Wii U, 'Duck Hunt' in the USA and Japanese version)
  • "R.O.B!"
  • "Villager!"
  • "Megaman!"
  • "Time!"


  • Master Hand is voiced by the same person as the announcer, regardless of game. This has led to theories that they may in fact be the same person. This may also be backed up by the fact the announcer has no dialogue during the fight with the Master Hand, unlike in other Classic Mode and VS. matches, where the announcer will shout out "Go!", "Game!", etc.
    • However, one piece of evidence that is against this is the fact that the Announcer addresses the Hands by name in the 50-Fact Extravaganza.
  • In Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, the same "Ready? Go!" quote that the announcer says is also used in Donkey Kong's Final Smash, Konga Beat.
  • The announcer doesn't shout out the game's title in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U.
    • The announcer also says "The winner is..." instead of " This game's winner is..."
  • The Brawl announcer has a much deeper and less "muffled" voice than that of the Melee announcer.
    • However, the 3DS/Wii U announcer has a similar voice to the Brawl announcer except much younger. This is because Xander Mobus, the 3DS/Wii U announcer, is indeed much younger than Pat Cashman, the Brawl announcer.
      • Furthermore, Mobus was instructed to emulate Cashman's delivery of the lines in his own delivery.
  • The announcer's phrase "Success" has become an internet meme, often used at the end of videos featuring characters KO'd by the Falcon Punch or the Knee Smash.
  • Xander Mobus, the 3DS/Wii U announcer, presented the Super Smash Bros. Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza Direct on October 23 2014. He also did the voice overs for the 3DS/Wii U commercials.
  • Pat Cashman, the Brawl announcer, is also the off-screen voice on the TV Show Bill Nye: The Science Guy
  • Xander Mobus will use his Announcer voice in some non-Smash material, such as when he used it in an episode of The Completionist on YouTube.

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