Created by modder ComJay, Super Smash Bros: More Stages Edition was made with the Super Smash Bros. 64 competitive scene in mind.
Version 0.4 is the latest release of Super Smash Bros: More Stages Edition. It became available to download on 4 June 2019.
The mod’s purpose is to provide more “tournament-legal” stages, as well as a number of quality-of-life changes.
It’s addressing a crucial need, given only one stage in the original game actually qualifies for tournament usage.
Of course, you don’t need to be a competitive Super Smash Bros. 64 player to enjoy it. What’s more, this mod works on an original N64 console.
What does Super Smash Bros: More Stages Edition offer?
Super Smash Bros: More Stages Edition adds four new stages from other Super Smash Bros. games. These are:
- Kalos Pokémon League (from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U)
- Pokémon Stadium 2 (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
- Smashville (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
- WarioWare, Inc. (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Each stage includes a custom background music track.
These stages are recreated without any hazards. Also, they only feature static 2D backgrounds, which is understandable given the downgrade to N64.
The Final Destination and Meta Crystal stages from the single-player mode are also accessible in multiplayer.
And existing stages have had their hazards removed.
For example, Kirby’s Dream Land no longer features blowing wind that moves you. And Yoshi’s Island doesn’t have floating cloud platforms that disappear.
Thanks to a revised stage screen, you can view stage layouts and player starting locations before entering a match.
There’s even a new-look character select screen.
Super Smash Bros: More Stages Edition also introduces a preset tournament ruleset:
- duration: eight minutes
- stock: four
- team attack set to on
- items set to off.
ComJay has edited the No Contest screen to reads “Salty Bois.”
It’s no doubt a tongue-in-cheek reference to the many competitive Super Smash Bros. players who’ve rage-quit a game or two over the years!
What does version 0.4 add/change?
According to ComJay’s post over at SmashBoards, version 0.4:
- swaps out Final Destination (Melee) for WarioWare, Inc.
- replaces the How to Play stage with “Small” (and includes multiple fixes to this stage)
- adds shading to all custom stage models
- includes improved Kalos Pokémon League model
- removes a hidden bumper under Smashville
- has an updated background image for Pokémon Stadium 2
- shows a new start-up message containing version details.
How can I play Super Smash Bros: More Stages Edition?
First, head over to the Smash 64 Mods website to download the latest version of the patch.
Then, apply the patch to a clean NTSC ROM of Super Smash Bros. 64. You’ll need Delta Patcher in order to do this.
To play Super Smash Bros: More Stages Edition on an original N64 console, you’ll need a flashcart such as an EverDrive 64.
Although this mod works on original console, it’s not entirely bug free. My game crashed a few times while playing, so you may encounter similar issues.
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