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Super Smash Bros. (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ, Dairantō Smash Brothers) is a series of crossover fighting games released by Nintendo and directed by Masahiro Sakurai. The series debuted in the Nintendo 64 and has appeared in every Nintendo home console since, with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS being the first to appear in a handheld console. The Super Smash Bros. series features iconic Nintendo characters brawling across stages based on several of their franchises, with Super Smash Bros. Brawl introducing third party characters and stages as well. The series also features items and collectables based on many Nintendo and third party franchises, such as Trophies and Stickers.

Several The Legend of Zelda characters, items, and stages have appeared across all the entries of the series.


Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. It introduced Link as a playable character, Hyrule Castle as a stage, and Heart Containers as recovery items.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Main article: Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee was released for the GameCube in 2001. It introduced Young Link, Zelda/Sheik, and Ganondorf as playable characters alongside Link. The game also features the Great Bay and a Temple as stages. Melee also introduced Trophies, with 30 of them based on The Legend of Zelda series, and the Bunny Hood as an item.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Main article: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released for the Wii in 2008. It introduced Toon Link as a playable character, replacing Young Link. The game also introduced Final Smashes, powerful attacks that can be performed after destroying the Smash Ball, and Stickers, with 71 of them based on The Legend of Zelda series. Brawl includes the Pirate Ship and the Bridge of Eldin as stages, with the Temple returning from Melee, and 47 Trophies based on The Legend of Zelda series. The game also introduces Deku Nuts as items and Tingle as an Assist Trophy.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Main article: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U were released in 2014. They introduced Sheik as a separate character, no longer being Zelda's transformation. The games include Skyloft, Gerudo Valley, and the Spirit Train as stages, with the Hyrule Castle, Temple, and Bridge of Eldin stages returning. The games introduced Cuccos, the Gust Bellows, the Beetle, a Fairy in a Bottle, and Bombchu as items, with Skull Kid, Midna, and Ghirahim as Assist Trophies. They also feature many enemies from The Legend of Zelda series in the Nintendo 3DS exclusive mode, Smash Run. The Wii U version features 49 Trophies based on The Legend of Zelda series, while the Nintendo 3DS version features 58.

Elements from The Legend of Zelda


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Super Smash Bros. Melee roster
Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
Young Link No Yes No No
Toon Link No No Yes Yes
Zelda No Yes Yes Yes
Sheik No Yes Yes Yes
Ganondorf No Yes Yes Yes


The Temple Stage
Hyrule Castle Yes No No Triforce piece.png Triforce piece.png
Great Bay No Yes No No No
Temple No Yes Yes No Yes
Pirate Ship No No Yes No Triforce piece.png
Bridge of Eldin No No Yes No Yes
Gerudo Valley No No No Yes No
Spirit Train No No No Yes No
Skyloft No No No No Yes


Link using the Gust Bellows item
Heart Container Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bunny Hood No Yes Yes Yes
Deku Nut No No Yes Yes
Beetle No No No Yes
Bombchu No No No Yes
Cucco No No No Yes
Fairy Bottle No No No Yes
Gust Bellows No No No Yes


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