For the first time ever in the Super Smash Bros. series, you can play with up to eight players at once! This game mode is only available in the Wii U version.
8-Player Smash cannot be selected in online battles.
Only the Time and Stock rule settings can be used in 8-Player Smash. In Team Battles, you can fight with up to four teams, with the team colours red, blue, green, and yellow. Also, only some of the stages are available in 8-Player Smash.
In an eight-player battle, the following controllers can be used.
○Wii U GamePad (maximum: 1)
○Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus* (maximum: 7)
○Wii U Pro Controller (maximum: 7)
○Nintendo GameCube Controller** (maximum: 8)
○Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system*** (maximum: 8)
* Includes expansion controllers, such as the Nunchuk or Classic Controller Pro.
** Two Wii U GameCube Controller Adapters are required to connect eight GameCube controllers.
*** In order to use a Nintendo 3DS as a controller, each Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system must have Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.