Universe: Animal Crossing
Debut: Animal Crossing 3DS, Super Smash Bros. 4
Obstacle Level: 1 (out of 5)
Type: Stationary Platform, Moving Platforms
SmashTown is the successor of SmashVille from Super Smash Bros. 4. It’s overall design is based off from the Animal Crossing 3DS version thus giving in a very perceptive, depth oriented view. While few details have be released, it has been hinted that possibly the Human character will become the mayor of the town in Animal Crossing 3DS.
The main platform is a long platform that is made of gray bricks instead of a wooden feel of the stage in SmashVille. Above the main stage are two wooden platforms that move back and forth. They are opposite of each other. The right side platform moves slightly faster then the left side platform but it then switches during the game. In particular, the most astonishing aspect of this stage is background. Animal Crossing characters line up in the background to watch the fight. These characters are random at each match and some are rarer then others.
Throughout the match, the background changes. It essentially gives a tour of the Animal Crossing town. It first starts off in front of the train station and the buildings that sit behind it. The train will occasionally come through the station and then leave. After 50 seconds, the back ground will pan down the village (made to look 3D due to the 3DS). It will slowly go over the hills, forests, and rivers that are south of the train station. The stage will then drop down the cliff to the beach where it will stop for 30 seconds. Other characters (those not found on the stage) can be found on the beach walking around.
The stage will then go over the ocean where other characters can be found swimming. The background does not stop but it slowly goes over the ocean which gives a lovely view. Underneath the stage, islands and boats will appear, much like the map. The stage then shifts to the left of the beach and goes under the train. This is truly the only hazard since the train tracks can obstruct the players from view of their characters.
The stage will then go up and settle over the stairs overlooking the set of buildings in the north of the train station. The stage will rest for 50 seconds before it moves to the main town center over the fountain. Again, characters can be seen going about businesses. The stage will then move after 40 seconds to sit in front of the train station.
Much like how SmashVille was, the background of the state wholly depends on the time of day and the time of month.
Spring – The stage appears vibrant and lush with green trees, beautiful flowers, and sakurai trees. The platforms are decked with flowers and sakura petals. Spring occurs from March to May.
Summer – You can really feel the heat! Locusts chirp everywhere, trees are in full bloom, yet the grass has a light green tint to it. The ocean sparkles at this time of year! As well, this is the time that swimmers are out the most. The platforms have summer flowers and dirt on them. Summer occurs between June and August.
Fall – Fall has the most varied of colors with orange, purple, and brown trees, brown, dying grass, and acorns strewn about everywhere. The platforms have fall leaves and chestnuts on them. Fall occurs between September and November.
Winter – Snow and ice falls from the sky and blankets everything. Snowmen can be seen dotting the fields. The ocean and beach is devoid of people and looks very cold. Everything is covered in white, so pretty! The platforms are covered in snow and ice thus making the platforms rather slippery.
Additionally, during Spring, Summer, and Fall, rain or thunderstorms might come through the stage. It does not affect the game play in anyway. During Winter, snow can often be seen falling. Winter occurs between December and February.
When a stage is played on a certain holiday, it affects the platforms appearance and the background. Here is a list of Holidays and what season is occurs in:
New Years Day
January 1st (Winter)
Description: At 6 am, fireworks will start shooting off until 11 am. Katrina and the Wishing Well will appear in the bottom center stage.
Description: The villagers on the platforms and background will appear happy. At times, you can hear them whistle a tune.
Description: Instead of flowers petals, there are hearts and instead of regular balloons, there are heart balloons. The stage is decorated with ribbons and hearts.
Description: Pavé the Peacock can be seen on the main platform. She has displays of her clothing around her.
Description: All floating balloons explode upon breaking out and health items cause damage instead of decreasing damage.
Cherry Blossom Festival
April 5th to the 6th
Description: Every tree in SmashTown blooms like cherry blossoms. The trees in the stage bloom forth as well and scatter cherry blossoms on the stage.
Description: Zipper T. Bunny prances about the stage. Large egg decorations decorate the back of the platform.
Description: Any of the villagers that appear on the main platform begin dusting off the platform with brooms.
Description: Between 6 and 9 pm, firework effects can be seen on the stage. The villagers on the stage and background can be seen dancing and waving fans.
Description: At 6 to 8 am, Officer Copper can be seen giving morning exercise lessons. Every exercise motion he makes, the villagers copy.
Description: Between 9 pm and midnight, meteor shower affects can be seen on the stage.
Fall Sports Day
Description: the villagers that appear in the background do one of four things when you play on the stage:
11am- Foot Race
1pm- Ball Game
Description: All the villagers are dressed like Jack and give each other candy. The stage is decorated with jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and bats. At 7 pm, jack-o-lanterns appear in the far background.
4th Thursday of November
Description: Franklin the Turkey can be seen running around the back of the stage while the villagers chase after him with firms and knives. Gourds, pumpkins, and squash decorate the stage.
Description: Snow first begins to fall. Snowmen appear on the main platform.
Description: jingle can be seen with a sack of clothes. He is handing out toys and gifts to the other villagers. Christmas lights and trees decorate the stage.
New Years Eve
Description: A large glass apple or Mr. Rosetti begins to drop a hour before midnight. At midnight, everyone begins to dance and celebrate.
The 3rd Saturday of every month.
Description: Villagers can be seen fishing off the main platform. They sometimes catch a fish! Villagers can also be seen fishing in the lakes and rivers in the far background.
The fourth Sunday of every month
Description: Random villagers can be seen selling items on the stage. Signs with items that are being sold populate the stage. In the far background, various villagers can be seen going house to house to buy things.
The Bug Off
The 3rd Sunday between June and October
Description: villagers can be seen chasing insects along the stage. There are much more insects out around the stage compared to non-Bug Off days. Other villagers can be seen catching insects in the far background.
K.K. Sliders Concert
Every Friday night from 6 pm to midnight
Description: K.K. Slider performs a concert in the middle of the stage while other villagers look on. The chance to get a CD increases while K.K. Slider plays.
Hazards and Movements
The stage really has no hazards save for visibility changes when the stage goes under the train bridge or visibility is affected by snow or rain.
The music is much different in SmashTown then in SmashVille. Every hour has it’s own tune that plays during the match. However, on Fridays nights when K.K. Slider plays, a K.K. Slider song will play. All songs are from Animal Crossing: City Folk however will change when Animal Crossing 3DS is released.
K.K. Slider Songs
Zipper T. Bunny
Animal Crossing 3DS has yet to be released but I feel it would be good to incorporate aspects from the game into the new Animal Crossing stage. I thought this would work similar to Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2. In SSB4, there would be a new Animal Crossing stage that continues SmashVille’s theme. This was fun to put together but it took a lot of time and effort to get the links and cameos in!
Chances of Being in SSB4
90% – I feel we will get a Animal Crossing 3DS themed stage without a shadow of a doubt.