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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!"

Returning Quotes

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



All 3 Games

The following quotes are from the Japanese and English versions of all 3 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!"
  • "Time Up!"

USA/PAL Version Only

  • "Game!"
  • "Jigglypuff!"
  • "Squirtle!"
  • "Ivysaur!"
  • "Charizard!"
  • "Bowser!"
  • "Ice Climbers!"
  • "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.
  • The quote "Ready? Go!" is also used in Donkey Kong's Final Smash, Konga Beat.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been the only game in the series in which the announcer doesn't shout out the game's title.
    • It has also been the only game where the announcer 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.
  • 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.
  • In the webcomic Brawl In The Family (Episode 117: How The King Stole Christmas (Pt. 4)), King Dedede played Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but lost, and the announcer said: "This game's loser is... King Dedede!"

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