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Tourney, originally known as Tournament Melee in Super Smash Bros. Melee, is a game mode in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Description[]

Tourney is a mode introduced in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and has since been included in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Melee and Brawl, the mode is only available for local multiplayer. In Wii U, the mode was exclusively for online multiplayer, and has since been shut down as of November 8, 2017. Ultimate is the first game to make the mode available both locally and online in a single game, with the 4.0.0 update's introduction of Online Tourney mode.

In Melee, Wii U, and Ultimate's Online Tourney, up to 64 players may join a Tourney; in Brawl and Ultimate, only up to 32 players may join. Unfilled slots may be occupied by CPU players. Players battle each other in a Single-Elimination Tournament bracket, with the winner advancing to the next match. The matches continue until there is only one winning player left.

Event Tourney[]

In Ultimate, Nintendo would periodically host official Online Tourneys centered around a single theme, similar to the Spirit Board events, and may restrict the fighters, items, and/or stages that can be used in these matches. These themed Event Tourneys would occasionally feature fighters, items, and stages from the Metroid series. Participants are rewarded with Spirits; the farther a player advances, the stronger their Spirit will be.

The following Event Tourneys have featured Metroid content:

  • Heroes Vs. Villains: The theme is heroic and villainous fighters. Samus, Dark Samus, and Ridley are allowed fighters.
  • Original Class of '64: The theme is characters and stages that debuted in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64. Samus is an allowed fighter.
  • Hefty Heavyweights: The theme is heavyweight characters. Samus, Dark Samus, and Ridley are allowed fighters.
  • Bringing Back the '80s (Club 30+ Clash in PAL regions): The theme is games released in the 1980s. Samus and Ridley are allowed fighters. Brinstar, Brinstar Depths, and Norfair are available stages.
  • A Tribute to Melee (Melee is Life in PAL regions): The theme is characters and stages that debuted in Super Smash Bros. Melee. While no Metroid fighters are allowed, Brinstar and Brinstar Depths are available stages.
  • Spiky Vs. Round? The Ultimate Battle: The theme is characters and items that are spiky or round. Ridley is an allowed fighter. Screw Attack is an available item.
  • Brawl Veterans Represent! (Brawl or Nothing! in PAL regions): The theme is characters and stages that debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Zero Suit Samus is an allowed fighter. Screw Attack and Assist Trophy are available items, with the latter presumably allowing Metroid and Mother Brain to appear. Norfair and Frigate Orpheon are available stages.
  • Screw Up Your Opponents! (In For A Spin in PAL regions): All fighters are permanently equipped with the Screw Attack.
  • Shocking Power!: The theme is fighters with electric attacks. Samus, Dark Samus, and Zero Suit Samus are allowed fighters.
  • The Year Is 200X: The theme is games released in the 2000s. Dark Samus and Zero Suit Samus are allowed fighters. Frigate Orpheon is an available stage.
  • Embrace Victory! (Victory Is In Your Grasp! in PAL regions): The theme is characters who are strong grabbers or grapplers. Samus and Dark Samus are allowed fighters, presumably due to their Grapple Beam.
  • Ace Piloting Is a Must! (Aces High in PAL regions): The theme is characters and stages associated with piloting and vehicles. Samus and Zero Suit Samus are allowed fighters.
  • Free Four All: The theme is characters and stages that debuted in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. While no Metroid fighters are allowed, Screw Attack and Assist Trophy are available items, with the latter presumably allowing Metroid and Mother Brain to appear.
  • Stay Light on Your Feet (Floats Like a Butterfly... in PAL regions): The theme is lightweight characters. Zero Suit Samus is an allowed fighter.
  • Tools of the Trade: The theme is characters that use tools and equipment. Samus, Dark Samus, and Zero Suit Samus are allowed fighters.
  • All Mouth: The theme is characters who use their mouth in battle. Ridley is an allowed fighter.
  • Heading for Battle! (Ahead of the Game in PAL regions): The theme is characters who wear hats or headgear. Samus is an allowed fighter, referencing Samus' helmet.
  • Dark Reunion: The theme is characters associated with darkness. Dark Samus and Ridley are allowed fighters.
  • True Speedsters Only (Fleet-Foot Frenzy in PAL regions): The theme is fast characters. Zero Suit Samus and Ridley are allowed fighters.
  • Ballistic Barrage (Going Ballistic in PAL regions): The theme is projectile-using fighters. Samus and Dark Samus are available fighters.
  • Grand Slam: The theme is characters who use their bodies in special moves. Samus, Dark Samus, and Ridley are available fighters.
  • Handle With Care: The theme is bombs. Samus and Dark Samus are available fighters, due to their Bomb.
  • Three Cheers for 35 Years!: The theme is franchises that are celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2021, including Metroid. All four Metroid characters and stages are allowed, and the Screw Attack is an allowed item.[1][2]
  • Fire-Fueled Fracas (Flaming Fracas in PAL regions): The theme is characters who use fire in special moves. Ridley is an available fighter.
  • New Fighters on the Block: The theme is playable characters who debuted in Ultimate. Ridley and Dark Samus are available fighters.[3]
  • Riding into Battle! (Ride to the Challenge in PAL regions): The theme is moving stages, although no Metroid stages qualify. Zero Suit Samus appears on the banner.[4]

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  1. ^ Nintendo of Europe (NintendoEurope). "For three days starting 28/05, #SmashBrosUltimate will highlight series that turn 35 in 2021! The latest event tourney will feature fighters, stages and items from these celebrated series." 26 May 2021 6:39 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1397502612434522114
  2. ^ Super Smash Bros. (SmashBrosJP). "【トーナメントイベント】 5/28(金)から3日間、「祝35周年! シリーズ対抗戦」を開催! 2021年に35周年を迎える『ゼルダの伝説』『メトロイド』『光神話 パルテナの鏡』『悪魔城ドラキュラ』『ドラゴンクエスト』シリーズのファイター、ステージ、アイテムに限定したトーナメントです! #スマブラSP" Translation: "[Tournament] From the 28th of May (Friday), for three days, the battle of the 35 year old series begins! A tournament with fighters, items, and stages limited to series that turn 35 in 2021; The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Castlevania, and Dragon Quest" 25 May 2021 9:00 p.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/SmashBrosJP/status/1397356817286578179
  3. ^ Nintendo UK VS (NintendoUKVS). "The three-day event tourney "New Fighters on the Block" starts on 29/10 and features fighters who joined Smash Bros. for the first time in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Thanks for playing Smash Bros., whether you're an old hand or new to the series!" 27 October 2021 5:00 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoUKVS/status/1453285564497682439
  4. ^ Nintendo UK VS (NintendoUKVS). "Get ready to ride - the next three-day Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event tourney starts on 12/11 and features stages where you fight on top of vehicles." 10 November 2021 5:00 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoUKVS/status/1458374023365206024


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