A universe is a term used by the Smash Bros. community to collectively refer to all the particular characters, stages, items, music, and other properties appearing in the fighting games that are thematically featured in another game franchise.
These are the video game series and franchises that the Super Smash Bros. games classify as major enough that they assign each franchise its own unique "universe symbol" that appears with characters and stages belonging to that franchise. These franchises generally have characters, stages, items, and other properties that all appear in Smash Bros. games as part of their primary content. However, the minimum requirement for a symbol is to contribute one stage or one character to the games.
- The Super Smash Bros. universe: The "default" universe, this represents the Smash Bros. games themselves and accompanies all appearances of characters and stages that are thematically original to the fighting games themselves. Many original characters have been introduced here, but none have been actually playable, with most serving as enemies and bosses in single-player content, such as Master Hand. However, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, the Mii Fighter is confirmed as playable, and players can choose one of three types of the Mii Fighter: Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter, and Mii Gunner. The universe symbol seen here is also used as a "placeholder" by the games to indicate a minor universe without its own symbol.
- The Mario universe: Nintendo's flagship video game franchise. The company mascot at the head of this multi-genre series, Mario, is a primary playable character in Smash Bros. games, and has been accompanied by his brother Luigi, his alter-ego Dr. Mario, the Mushroom Kingdom princess Peach, the villainous king of the koopas Bowser, who is accompanied by his son Bowser Jr., the princess of the cosmos accompanied by a star-like creature Rosalina & Luma, the dinosaur Yoshi, the gorilla Donkey Kong, and the bellicose anti-hero Wario as playable characters that heavily identify with Mario. The Mario universe is so expansive that Yoshi and Wario have been given their own sub-universes while Donkey Kong and Mario started off together and therefore are linked in that way.
- The Yoshi universe: Based on the more colorful and saccharine subset of Mario video games starring the dinosaur Yoshi, who is the main (and thus far only) playable character of the series in the Smash Bros. games. Several properties seen in Smash Bros. games can be identified as strictly belonging to this universe instead of the Mario universe.
- The Wario universe: A sub-series of Mario games whose main character is Mario's ill-mannered and nefarious anti-hero counterpart, Wario. The games in this series are either platforming titles or (more prominently) micro-game collections, and Wario as he appears in both of these two genres of games within his series is the one playable character.
- The The Legend of Zelda universe: A series of adventure titles portraying several incarnations and continuities of its main characters, primarily the young Hylian hero Link (who is accompanied by Young Link in SSBM and Toon Link in both SSBB and SSB4), the eponymous princess Zelda, and the dark lord/warlock Ganondorf. These four, as well as Zelda's ninja-like alter-ego Sheik, are playable characters.
- The Metroid universe: A science fiction series in either the side-scrolling platforming or the first-person adventure genres. The series' silent protagonist, female bounty hunter Samus Aran clad in a versatile power suit (as well as without it in an alternative guise named Zero Suit Samus) is the primary playable character. In SSBB, another character from the universe appeared as a boss in the form of Ridley, and later as Meta Ridley.
- The Kirby universe: The game franchise headed by Masahiro Sakurai prior to and alongside his directorial involvement in his Smash Bros. series. The titular pink spherical hero Kirby, his menacing rival Meta Knight, and the greedy King Dedede have all been featured as playable characters.
- The Star Fox universe: A series of space shooting games that got its start as among the first games to popularize 3D polygonal graphics in the Super Nintendo era. All the games characters are anthropomorphic animals. The de facto leader of the "Star Fox" team Fox McCloud and ace wing man Falco Lombardi are playable characters. Wolf O'Donnell, Fox's rival and leader of the mercenary group "Star Wolf," is also playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- The Pokémon universe: One of video gaming's most lucrative franchises, this multi-genre franchise emphasizes handheld role-playing games that focus on the training and battling of nearly five hundred distinctive species of creatures called Pokémon, from which the series derives its name. Playable characters consist of electric mouse mascot Pikachu and its younger form Pichu, the hypnotic pink puffball Jigglypuff, psychic feline humanoid Mewtwo, the jackal-like Lucario, a generic Pokémon Trainer who commands his three Pokémon (Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard) from the background to do battle in the foreground, and a large bipedal frog-like Greninja. It is the most heavily represented universe to date.
- The F-Zero universe: A futuristic racing game series featuring anti-gravity racing machines that zoom at extremely fast and intense speeds, with game play emphasizing speed boosts, cornering, and physically ramming each other's machines to lower life meters. The superhero-like bounty hunter Captain Falcon serves as the most recognizable racer and "mascot" of the series and is a playable character throughout the Smash series.
- The EarthBound universe: Also referred to by its Japanese title, the Mother series. A postmodern, satirical, and psychedelic take on role-playing conceived by Shigesato Itoi, with three games in the series. The protagonists of the second and third games, EarthBound's Ness and Mother 3's Lucas, have been playable as characters.
- The Ice Climber universe: An old classic NES game released focusing on a pair of parka-clad mallet-wielding children named Popo and Nana as they infinitely scale platformed mountains to retrieve vegetables from the Condor. The Ice Climbers feature together as one playable character.
- The Fire Emblem universe: A long-running series of tactical role-playing games set in sword-and-sorcery medieval fantasy settings and portrayed with numerous anime character designs. Formerly a series released only in Japan, it gained enough popularity in its cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee that the franchise turned international from then on, and has proven quite popular as such. Main heroes from the various unrelated installments in the series, including Marth, Roy, Ike, Lucina, and Robin have been featured as playable characters. It is the only series in which characters have actually made their debut.
- The Game & Watch universe: The Smash games' representation of one of Nintendo's earliest digital products, which is a series of LCD handheld consoles named "Game & Watch". A previously unnamed black-and-white character in several of these games is featured as a playable character under the name Mr. Game and Watch.
- The Kid Icarus universe: An old classic NES game released alongside the original Metroid by the same designer Gunpei Yokoi. It is the story of a young angel knight named Pit as he battles to save the goddess Palutena from the forces of the evil Medusa. Pit appears with a major graphical redesign as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Palutena, the Goddess of Skyworld, has been confirmed to be playable. In addition, Dark Pit, Pit's rival, is also confirmed as a playable character.
- The Pikmin universe: A real-time strategy game series that started on the GameCube. The main character, Captain Olimar, and the titular creatures, the Pikmin, cameo as separate, collectible trophies. The five different Pikmin types, red, blue, yellow, purple, and white, along with Captain Olimar, are combined into a playable character known as Pikmin & Olimar in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- The R.O.B. universe: Not much is known about this universe, other than the fact that its symbol is a Gyro from Gyromite, and its only contributions are the character R.O.B. and a piece of music, Gyromite. As well as the fact it is an altered version of the sign for the Subspace Emissary
- The Metal Gear universe: A third-party franchise. A series of stealth and espionage shooting games set on a fictional take of real-world Earth in somewhat apocalyptic time periods in the future where nuclear deterrence and various moral issues are dealt with as social commentary by the games themselves. The series' main star, Solid Snake, is a playable character.
- The Sonic universe: A third party franchise, one of SEGA's primary franchises, and a longtime rival franchise to Nintendo's Mario in the years before SEGA became a software developer for Nintendo and other companies. This world with anthropomorphic characters is the setting of many games covering multiple genres. Its eponymous mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, is a playable character and was a highly anticipated character.
- The Animal Crossing universe: This is a series of colorful life simulation games where the player's avatar lives in a woodland town featuring anthropomorphic animals as the town's residents and neighbors. The male playable character Villager represents the series as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well as two stages and some other properties.
- The Nintendo DS universe: Super Smash Bros. Brawl dedicates an official universe symbol to what is merely the Nintendo DS platform itself. No characters appear in the game, and the only thing that this universe has is a stage named PictoChat.
- The Electroplankton universe: Likewise, a stage named Hanenbow is the main and only representation of this "universe" based on the Nintendo DS musical "toy" game, Electroplankton.
- The Mega Man universe: This series features Mega Man, Capcom's mascot. It is a series of platformers similar to Mario. It was first represented in Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS) where Mega Man is a playable character and Wily Castle is a stage.
- The Wii Fit universe: Wii Fit is a fitness game released for the Nintendo Wii that has 2 updates, one on the Wii and one on the Wii U. It was first represented in Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS). Wii Fit Trainer is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS) and there is a stages based on Wii Fit.
- The Punch-Out!! universe: Punch-Out!! is a series of boxing video games created in the Nintendo Arcade version, followed by the NES, SNES, and the Nintendo Wii. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Little Mac made his appearance as an assist trophy. However, in Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS), he is confirmed as a playable character and the Punch-Out!! version of the Boxing Ring is a stage.
- The Pac-Man universe: Pac-Man is one of the classic arcade games from Namco that was first created in the 80's. Throughout the years, there were many versions of Pac-Man games that were released in home consoles, handheld consoles, and PC games. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Pac-Man, the main character of the Pac-Man franchise, has been confirmed as a newcomer.
- The Xenoblade Chronicles universe: Xenoblade Chronicles is a game released in 2010 for Wii in Japan, 2011 in Europe and Australia and 2012 in North America and there is a sequel in development for the Wii U that will release in 2015 and the original game will be ported to the New 3DS in 2015. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Shulk, the main character of Xenoblade Chronicles will be a playable character.
- The Duck Hunt universe: A classic shooting game for NES that made use of the NES gun perpheral. A pair of the unfortunate ducks involved cameo as a collectible trophy in Melee. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Duck Hunt, a pair consisiting on the dog featuring the game and a duck siting on his back, are playable characters fighting as one.
These are the various franchises that have not been recognized as primary universes by any Smash Bros. game, and this is indicated by the fact these franchises do not carry their own universe symbols. As a general rule, such universes lack any playable characters or stages in the games, but if any of the following franchises contributes an item, assist trophy, music, or some other minor element to a given Smash game, the game assigns the property and its respective franchise the default Smash Bros. universe symbol.
- Wii Sports: A series of sports games released for the Wii (2006-2013) The only representation is a music track and a stage: Wuhu Island.
- 1080° Snowboarding/Avalanche: Snowboarding games released for the Nintendo 64 and GameCube. A character from the first game (but not the second), Kensuke Kimachi, cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee. Additionally, the song Golden Forest (1080° Snowboarding) appears in Brawl in the My Music for Port Town Aero Dive.
- Advance Wars: Various soldiers and tanks from the series appear from an Assist Trophy in Brawl where they fire projectiles at all foes.
- Balloon Fight: An NES game whose titular character cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee, and the Flipper obstacle is featured as an item from Melee. In addition, Balloon Fighter was one of the candidates, along with Excitebiker and Urban Champion fighter, to be a playable character in Melee; however, the position eventually went to the Ice Climbers. Interestingly enough, the Balloon Trip music from the NES game was put into Melee as an alternate song for Icicle Mountain, the Ice Climbers' home stage. Balloon Fighter artwork is also a Sticker in Brawl, and the fish from the original game also appears in the Ice Climber stage, Summit. Also available on the stage is a remix of the Balloon Trip theme from the game. In Super Smash Bros. 3DS, a stage based on the game itself is confirmed.
- Big Brain Academy: Artwork of Dr. Lobe from the Big Brain Academy games appears as a Sticker in Brawl, as well as the song Title (Big Brain Academy) appearing in the My Music for Distant Planet.
- Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!: Music from this game appears as a My Music option in PictoChat.
- Card Hero: A trading card game based on a Game Boy Color game; both were not released outside Japan. One of its characters, Maruo Maruhidge, cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee.
- Chibi-Robo: A kind-of simulation game whose titular character cameos as a collectible trophy in Brawl.
*Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (Translated as "For the Frog the Bell Tolls"): An obscure Japan-Only Gameboy release. The unnamed main character, the Sablé Prince, appears as an assist trophy in Smash 4.
*The Mysterious Murasame Castle: Takamaru appears as a sticker in Brawl and as an Assist Trophy in Smash 4.
- Clu Clu Land: An NES game whose main character, Bubbles, cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee. Additionally, a song with the same name as the source game appears in the My Music for the stage Summit as well as Unira making an appearance as an item in Brawl.
- Cubivore: A simulation Gamecube game released in 2002. The Alpha trophy in Melee represents a denizen of this game world.
- Custom Robo series: Three robot combatants, Ray MK II, Bayonette, and Annie, cameo as collectible trophies in Melee. Ray MK III also appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl.
- Daigasso! Band Brothers: A Nintendo DS game that was never released outside of Japan, Barbara the Bat, one of the characters in the game, appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl, where she plays her guitar that sends out damaging shockwaves.
- Densetsu no Stafy: Stafy appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl. He uses spinning attacks to damage his foes, but is also one of the few Assist Trophies that can be knocked out of the arena.
- Devil World: Tamagon, the game's protagonist, appears as a trophy in Melee, though it cannot be obtained unless the game is hacked in the North American version, and it is completely absent from the PAL version. Only in the Japanese version is it fully obtainable. In addition, the Devil from the game is an Assist Trophy in Brawl.
- Dillon's Rolling Western: An exclusive Nintendo eshop downloadable game developed by Vanpool and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The protagonist of the game, Dillon, is a new assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
- Doshin the Giant: The two forms that the Giant can take, Love Giant and Hate Giant, cameo as collectible trophies in Melee.
- Drill Dozer: Jill, along with her Drill Dozer, appears as one of the Assist Trophies that a character can summon in Brawl.
- Elite Beat Agents: A music-based rhythm action game and parody developed by iNiS for the Nintendo DS, where agents in black sing and dance famous rock songs to assist people in need. Several of the agents that count as the main characters, including Agents "J", "Morris", and Commander Khan, are stickers in Brawl.
- Excitebike: A side-scrolling racing game whose depiction of a motorcyclist racer is a collectible trophy in Melee and an Assist Trophy in Brawl.
- Famicom Detective Club: Ayumi Tachibana cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee.
- Famicom Disk System: A disc-based add-on for the Famicom, the Japanese NES. Its simplistic mascot, Diskun (aka Mr. Disk), cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee.
- Golden Sun: A series of fantasy RPGs for Game Boy Advance, developed by Camelot Software Planning and thematically based on the four classical elements. The first game's silent protagonist, the young Earth-based warrior Isaac, appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl. In addition, the song Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun), based on two battle themes from the second game, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, can be unlocked for the My Music selection for Norfair.
- King Fu: A Kung Fu game that is represented in Brawl. Possibly the NES port of Irem Corporation's arcade brawler Kung-Fu Master, which was released as "Kung Fu" and published by Nintendo in all regions.
- Kuru Kuru Kururin: Heririn cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee. The Helirin also appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl, where it acts as a rotating platform that characters can stand on.
- Mach Rider: A driving game that was one of the launch titles for the original NES. The titular character, Mach Rider, appeared in Melee as a collectible trophy. Also, music from Mach Rider can sometimes be heard on the Big Blue stage in Melee, whereas in Brawl the track moved to Port Town Aero Dive. The character is also a sticker in Brawl.
- Nintendo hardware: A number of game consoles, a GameCube trophy and the item Super Scope in Melee, the item Super Scope and the songs Mii Channel and Wii Shop Channel through My Music in Brawl for the stage PictoChat all are based on Nintendo hardware of no specific universe. The Nintendo DS universe is also based on Nintendo hardware.
- Nintendogs: A pet simulation game released in multiple versions for the Nintendo DS. The puppies from Nintendogs appear as an Assist Trophy character in Brawl. A Nintendog is also a Sticker and a Trophy in the same game.
- Panel de Pon: The Lip's Stick item is a tool from this game. Lip's Theme is a song on Pictochat that is a reference to this universe.
*Style Savvy: A series of fashion RPGs where the player owns a clothing store, participates in fashion shows, and can put their custom clothes up for download for other players online. The series gets a trophy of Michaela in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and two music tracks in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
- Perfect Dark series: Sci-fi stealth-based FPS games by former Nintendo developer Rareware (now known simply as "Rare"). The Motion Sensor Bomb and Cloaking Device, featured as items, were listed as based on this series in beta versions of Melee, though the are considered non-universal in later versions.
*Pushmo: A platforming puzzle franchise where the main character, Mallo, has to move blocks to create steps to rescue children and birds trapped in various structures, sometimes designed to resemble popular Nintendo characters. Mallo gets a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
- Pinball: A pinball game that is represented in Brawl.
*Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword: Sakura Samurai, the protagonist is represented as a trophy in SSB-3DS
*Rhythm Heaven: A series of music games from the same team behind the WarioWare series where the player must tap along to the rhythm of a song while quirky situations play. A character from one of the games "Sneaky Spirit" appears as a Smash Run enemy, there are also a good few trophies from the series
*Mii Force: A shoot 'em up game available in StreetPass Mii Plaza about a player's Mii and their squad of other Miis tagged via StreetPass as they save the galaxy from the thieving Gold Bone Gang. The helmets worn by the Mii Force squad members can be equipped by Mii Fighters in Super Smash Bros. 4.
- Rayman: A platform video game owned by Ubisoft. Some characters from the franchise appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
- Shaberu! DS Oryouri NAVI: A Japan-only digital cookbook for the DS. A song from the game appears in Brawl in the My Music for PictoChat.
*Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!: A unique series about creating and customizing a planet of creatures called Formees, which are created by putting together "forms" of different shapes and sizes. King Roy, the damsel-in-distress of Freakyforms Deluxe's dungeons, appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
- Sheriff: A 1979 arcade game whose main character and enemy sprites cameo together in a collectible trophy for Melee. Artwork of the Sheriff appears as a Sticker in Brawl. He also appears as an Assist Trophy in his sprite form in Smash 4.
*Fatal Frame: A series of horror games involving taking photos of ghosts. Mio and Mayu Amakura share a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Maya from the augmented reality-based spinoff Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir has a trophy in Super smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
*Color TV-Game: A series of early "pong consoles" released by Nintendo, making then it's oldest game series, older than even Game and Watch. A representation of Color TV-Game 15 appears as an assist trophy in Smash 4.
- Shin Oni Ga Shima: A game retelling of a Japanese folktale. The main characters, Donbe & Hikari, cameo together as a collectible trophy in Melee. Additionally, the song Shin Onigashima appears in the My Music for Summit in Brawl
- SimCity series: Dr. Wright cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee. He also appears as a Assist Trophy in Brawl.
*BIT.TRIP: An series of rhythm games by independent developer Gaijin Games (now known as Choice Provisions) starring an entity known as CommanderVideo, who appears in the Wii U game as a trophy. This marks BIT.TRIP as the second third-party series represented without a playable character, and the first by an independent developer.
*Fluidity: Spin Cycle: A physics puzzle game series developed by Curve Studios and published by Nintendo exclusively for WiiWare on the Wii video game console. The seires focuses on controlling a small body of water that is utilized in its different states of matter to progress through the game's levels. The little water blob himself, Fluidity shows up as a trophy in the 3DS Smash game.
*Fossil Fighters: A series of action RPG games where players unearth and reanimate dinosaurs to fight in tournaments. A trophy of the central characters is available on the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.
- Tennis: A Tennis game that is represented in Brawl.
*Art Academy: An art training software for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It was developed by Headstrong Games, and published by Nintendo. Vince, the art tutor who helps out the player shows up in the Wii U game as a trophy
*Nintendo Pocket Football Club: A football management simulation game with a retro look. Some players from the game show up as a trophy in the 3DS game.
*The Last Story: A third-person action role-playing game, developed by Mistwalker and AQ Interactive for the Wii. Set on the fictional Lazulis Island, the game story focuses on a group of mercenaries from a desolate continent as they seek work, discovering the world's slow destruction in the process. Zael and Calista, the main characters from the game show up as trophies in the Wii U game.
*Pandora's Tower: released in Japan as Pandora no Tō: Kimi no Moto e Kaeru Made, an action role-playing video game developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo in Japan, Europe, and Australia, and by Xseed Games in North America, for the Wii video game console. Pandora's Tower focuses on Aeron's travels into thirteen towers. Areon himself shows up as a trophy in the Wii U game.
*Culdcept: A turn-based strategy video game. In Culdcept, the player takes on the role of a Cepter. Cepters are beings that have the ability to use magical cards to summon creatures, cast spells, and perform various other feats of wizardry. As players advance through the game, they earn additional cards that they can use to create customised "books" (decks of 50 cards) with which to better defeat their foes. The first installment to reach North America was the expanded port of Culdcept Second released for the Sony PlayStation 2, the North American release was simply titled Culdcept. The first game was only released in Japan for the Sega Saturn and PlayStation, eventually it was ported to the Nintendo DS as Culdcept DS. The staff from the game, Goligan shows up as a trophy in Smash 3DS, there is also a song from Cludcept in the Wii U game, on the boxing ring stage.
*Taiko no Tatsujin:
*Nintendoji: A special DSiWare game from Nintendo, it was created for Platinum member of the Japanese Club Nintendo. It is a dungeon-crawling RPG where you battle creatures to collect Nintendo-themed treasures.
*Monster Manor: A DLC game for StreetPass Mii Plaza. It was developed by Prope. In Monster Manor, the chosen Mii is an investigator trying to solve the mystery of a haunted house by getting to the 30th floor, with the help of their partner, Iris Archwall, as well as the other investigators inside, the player explores numerous floors and battle numerous monsters along the way. There are some trohpies based on the game in the 3DS Smash game.
*The Tower of Druaga:
*Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: A video game for Nintendo 3DS eShop. The game features 10 mini games (all cost $4.00 each). The player can play a demo for free. If the player chooses to buy the full mini game, they can haggle with Rusty for a price cut on that game or buy the game for full price. As the game continues, and more minigames are bought, the family life and story of Rusty are gradually revealed. There are two Rusty trophies in the 3DS smash game.
*Mappy: A platform game about Mappy, a member of the Micro Police, recovering stolen goods from a gang of cats. The trampolines used to navigate the game appear as Pac-Man's up special and the titular character's sprite can be conjured with Pac-Man's taunt.
*Flower Town: A DLC game for StreetPass Mii Plaza. It was developed by Grezzo. Upon purchase of the game, the player receives the Flower Bonnet Hat. In Flower Town, the player's chosen Mii dreams of becoming a Master Gardener by growing 20 different plants, which, according to the game, can be hard to achieve for the chosen Mii. However, the player can invite other gardeners via StreetPass and have the help of a Master Gardener, Mr. Mendel. The player can also go shopping or talk to the guests than have come over, so there is a lot more to the game than growing plants. When the player has finally grown their 20th plant, Mr. Mendel congratulates the player on their accomplishment and gives the player the Master Gardener's Crown. Mrs. Blossom also arrives, saying that she heard about the player growing their 20th plant, and the player celebrates with Mr. Mendel and Mrs. Blossom about their accomplishment.
*Steel Diver: A side-scrolling action game in which the player controls a submarine via a set of touch-screen based levers and wheels. An item based on one of the playable submarines in the first game, the Blue Shark, appears in Smash 4, there are also some trophies based on the game.
*Dig-Dug: A game based around killing monsters with an air pump, the common enemy Pooka appears as a Smash Run foe and as a cameo in Pac-Man's taunt, and a trophy in the 3DS game. Dig-Dug himself also shows up as a cameo in Pac-Man's taunt.
*Big Brain Academy: Artwork of Dr. Lobe from the Big Brain Academy games appears as a Sticker in Brawl, as well as the music track Title (Big Brain Academy) appearing in the My Music for Distant Planet.
*Galaxian/Galaga: A series of space shooters, in the vein of Space Invaders. One of the Galaxian flagships appears as part of Pac-Man's Bonus Fruit and the Boss Galaga is an item. In addition, the Boss Galaga's tractor beam is used as Pac-Man's grab.
*Captain Rainbow: A video game developed by Skip Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Wii. The game puts players in the role of Nick, an ordinary guy whose alter ego "Captain Rainbow", was once a popular TV superhero. In order to regain his popularity, Nick travels to Mimin Island, a place where dreams are said to come true. Captain Rainbow is an action-adventure game that involves making friends with the other island residents (who are all past Nintendo characters), collecting "Kirarin" crystals, and granting their wishes. Captain Rainbow and the game's take on Little Mac are trohpies in the Wii U Smash game.
*Xevious: Bacuras appear as indestructible foes in Smash Run, they are also a trophy in the 3DS gaame.
- The Wonderful 101: An action game developed by Platinum Games for Wii U, where players take control of a team of masked superheroes, known as the Wonderful 100 to save Earth from the GEATHJERK alien invaders. The main character, Wonder-Red, appears as a trophy along with other Wonderful Ones.
- Sky Kid:
- Ketzal's Corridors: A puzzle video game, developed by Keys Factory and published by Nintendo. It was released on the Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo eShop. The game is described as a “third-person on-rails Tetris," with the player having to move a 3-4 block shape, attempting to get though each hole without missing, and using a variety of strategic movements to the block to progress efficiently through the level. The setting of the game is based on the Aztec, the ethnic groups of central Mexico that lived during the 14th-16th centuries. There is a trophy based on the game in the 3DS version of Smash.
- Wave Race series: A series of jet-ski racing games released for Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, and GameCube. The flagship character of the latter two, Ryota Hayami, cameos as a collectible trophy in Melee.
*Baten Kaitos: A role-playing video game series that was developed by tri-Crescendo and Monolith Soft for the GameCube, a song from the series, The Valedictory Elegy, shows up on the Wii U game's Gaur Plain stage.
*Touch! Generations: A Nintendo brand used for the Nintendo DS and Wii showing games created to appeal to a broader audience than the traditional gamer. Nintendo retired the brand with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS in 2011, 5 years after its introduction. The PictoChat stage is listed under this sometimes.
*AR Games: An in built application in the Nintendo 3DS, showcasing the Augmented Reality capabilities of the system. the Dragon Fight music appears in the Gamer stage.
*Cubivore: A simulation Gamecube game, full title Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest, released in 2002. The Alpha trophy in Melee represents a denizen of this game world.
*Hotel Dusk: Room 215: A visual novel that involves a detective named Kyle Hyde having to unravel the lore behind a mysterious hotel room. Kyle Hyde has a trophy in Brawl that is noteworthy due to the fact that it is the only animated trophy in Smash Bros. history.
*Valkyrie no Densetsu:
*Doshin the Giant: The two forms that the Giant can take, Love Giant and Hate Giant, cameo as collectible trophies in Melee.
- Hogan's Alley:
*Rally-X: A maze game based on gathering flags while avoiding enemies. The Special Flag item first appeared here before cameoing in other Namco games, it is also a trophy.
*Trace Memory: A pair of games on the Nintendo DS & Wii (known as Another Code in Japan) that revolve around central character Ashley Robbins, who must solve puzzles to unlock the mystery surrounding her parents. Ashley appears as a trophy and two stickers in Brawl.
- Wild Gunman: A first-person shooter that is represented in Brawl as a sticker, and as Duck Hunt's down special in Smash 4.
*King & Balloon:
*Magical Vacation: A series of fantasy RPGs for Game Boy Advance and the DS, developed by Brownie Brown, the game takes place around various students at the magic school Will-O-Wisp who each control a different element. The story in both games give you the options of choosing a boy and a girl who, for the first game Magical Vacation, both appear as a sticker in Brawl but only the boy from the sequel gets the same treatment. The character Mokka from Magical Starsign appear as a trophy as well as the characters 'Putty' and 'Pyrite'.
- Shaberu! DS Oryouri NAVI: A digital cookbook for the DS, released outside of Japan as Personal Trainer: Cooking, under the Personal Trainer series. A music track from the game appears in Brawl in the My Music for PictoChat.
*Wrecking Crew: A 1985 action game developed and published by Nintendo, in the game, the player controls Mario (or Luigi in two-player mode) and attempts to destroy all of a certain set of objects with a large hammer on each of 100 levels. Eggplant Man, a character from the game, appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a collectible trophy, there is also a Wrecking Crew stage in the Wii U game.
- X: A Japan-only Game Boy game which is represented by a music track in Brawl on the Lylat Cruise stage's My Music.