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The following are a list of video games referenced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Mario series

Mario Bros.

  • Mario, who officially debuted in this game, appears as a playable character.
  • Luigi, who debuted in this game, appears as a playable character. He can wear his firesuit, which was his default outfit in this game.
  • A stage is based around this game with Shellcreepers, Sidesteppers, and corresponding music.
  • Freezies are featured as items.

Super Mario Bros.

  • Peach and Bowser, who debuted in this game, are present as playable characters.
  • Mushroomy Kingdom is based around the first two levels of Super Mario Bros.
  • Peach uses a Toad doll as one of her moves.
  • Mario's fireball move originated in this game.
  • Fire Flowers, Starmen, and Super Mushrooms are present as items.
  • Goombas, four types of Koopa Troopas, Hammer Bros., and Bullet Bills all appear as enemies in the Subspace Emissary.
  • Hammer Bros. and Lakitu both appear as Assist Trophies. Lakitu also appears as a background character in the Yoshi's Island stage.
  • Lakitu can drop Spinies when used for an assist trophy.
  • The overworld, underworld, and underwater music are used on the Mushroomy Kingdom stage.
  • A Piranha Plant is one of the random obstacles in the PictoChat stage. It also appears on the Yoshi's Island stage.
  • Mario can wear his firesuit, with a red undershirt, white overalls, and white cap.
  • Luigi can wear his firesuit, with a green undershirt, white overalls, and white cap. This suit was his default outfit in Super Mario Bros.
  • Koopa shells are presented as an item and can be thrown.
  • This game is provided as a demo.

Super Mario Bros. 2

  • Peach can pull turnips out of the ground to throw at enemies.
  • Peach can also float much like she did in Super Mario Bros. 2.
  • Shy Guys, who debuted in this game, appear in the Yoshi's Island stage and the Mario Kart stage.
  • Bob-ombs appear as an item.
  • This game is provided as a demo.
  • Luigi's modern look began in this game.

Super Mario Bros. 3

  • The airship theme plays in the Luigi's Mansion stage.
  • A remix of the first world from Super Mario Bros. 3 theme plays in the Super Mario World stage.
  • The Hammer Bros. theme plays as part of the Famicom Medley in the Mario Bros. stage.
  • A remix of the fortress theme is used.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Super Mario Land

  • Mushroomy Kingdom features the underworld track from Super Mario Land.
  • Peach can wear an outfit similar to that of Princess Daisy.

Dr. Mario

  • A remix of the Fever track is used on the PictoChat stage.
  • A remix of the Chill track is used on the Game & Watch stage.
  • The pill appears as an item.

Super Mario World

  • Yoshi, who debuted in Super Mario World, appears as a playable character.
  • Mario's cape move came from Super Mario World.
  • A Super Smash Bros. Melee stage based on Super Mario World was carried over for this game. It is complete with a remix of the overworld music from the game.
  • A track for the Super Mario Sunshine stage is a medley of the Super Mario World title and ending music.
  • Hotheads appear as an item.
  • This game is provided as a demo.

Super Mario 64

  • The theme of Super Mario 64 is used on the Delfino Plaza stage.
  • The Rainbow Cruise stage is based on Super Mario 64.
  • The metal box appears as an item.

Super Mario Sunshine

New Super Mario Bros.

  • The overworld theme from New Super Mario Bros. is used on the Delfino Plaza stage.
  • Bowser can be colored similarly to Dry Bowser.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Super Mario Galaxy

  • Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach are in their designs from this game.

Mario Kart series

  • The Mario Kart stage is based on Mario Circuit.
  • Mario Circuit is also a track.
  • The Banana Peel appears as an item.
  • Luigi Circuit derives from Mario Kart 64.
  • In the Mario Circuit stage, Shy Guys riding on karts will infest the stage. Shy Guys are a playable character in the online mode of Mario Kart DS.
  • Waluigi Pinball originated in Mario Kart DS.
  • Rainbow Road is used as a track.

Mario Sports series

Donkey Kong series

Donkey Kong

  • Donkey Kong, who debuted in this game, is a playable character
  • His 8-bit form appears on the Donkey Kong stage.
  • Mario, who unofficially debuted in this game, appears as a playable character
  • 75m from the original arcade game is used as a stage, with the original intro as a track
  • The Hammer appears as an item.
  • The spring from stage two appears as an item.
  • The NES version of this game is provided as a demo.
  • Pauline, who debuted in this game, appears in her 8-bit form in the Donkey Kong stage.
  • Peach can wear a red dress much like that of Pauline.
  • The background music from 25m is used as a track
  • Donkey Kong can be colored red, similar to his original arcade color

Donkey Kong Country

  • Diddy Kong debuted in Donkey Kong Country.
  • Parts of the Subspace Emissary involve shooting from barrel to barrel, occasionally avoiding hovering enemies
  • Other parts of the Subspace Emissary involve mine carts and broken tracks that must be jumped.
  • Many of DK's and Diddy's abilities derive from Donkey Kong Country, as do their entrances
  • The overworld theme from Donkey Kong Country is used.
  • The themes from the jungle levels are used.
  • The K. Rool/Ship Deck theme is used.
  • The Banana item debuts in Donkey Kong Country.

Donkey Kong 64

  • Diddy Kong can use his peanut popguns and rocket barrel blast
  • The DK Rap is one of the tracks for Jungle Japes.
  • Jungle Japes was introduced in this game.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

  • The Rumble Falls stage is based on an area in Jungle Beat, with a corresponding track.
  • DK's final smash involves the DK Bongos.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

  • Diddy and Donkey Kong resemble their designs from this game.
  • The Jungle 1 theme is used

The Legend of Zelda series

The Legend of Zelda

  • Link and Zelda, two characters who originated from this game, appear as playable characters.
  • The intro theme is used.
  • Toon Link has an outfit roughly resembling the original Link
  • Link and Toon Link have final smashes involving a triforce
  • The Heart Container appears as an item.
  • This game is provided as a demo
  • Link's Fairy Bow debuted in this game
  • The boomerang originated in this game
  • Link can throw bombs.

Zelda II: the Adventure of Link

  • The temple theme is used.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • The Dark World theme is used in Bridge of Eldin  
  • The lantern was first seen in this game

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  • Ganondorf debuted in this game
  • The Hyrule Field theme is used
  • This game is provided as a demo
  • Zelda can become Shiek
  • Deku Nuts appear as items
  • A medley of songs played on the ocarina is used as a track
  • Link and Toon Link can wear the Goron Tunic and Zora's Tunic
  • Link and Toon Link can be depicted as Shadow Link

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

  • Toon Link appears in his Wind Waker form with all his abilities including the use of the Wind Waker.
  • The Pirate Ship stage takes place on Tetra's ship on the Great Sea of The Wind Waker
  • The Great Sea is used as a track
  • The Spirit Boat that Link sails also appears.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

  • The Village of the Blue Maiden theme is used.
  • Link and Toon Link can wear all four tunic colors, including purple

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes

  • Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf are modeled around their appearances in Twilight Princess.
  • Sheik is modeled from the original art for "Twilight Princess", even though she never appeared in the final version of "Twilight Princess".
  • Bridge of Eldin originated from Twilight Princess.
  • The main theme from this game is used
  • Link uses the Gale Boomerang

Metroid series

Metroid

  • Samus originated in this game
  • The screw attack appears as an item
  • Norfair is from this game
  • Brinstar also appears as a stage
  • Ridley appears in SSE
  • Metroids appear as an assist trophy

Super Metroid

  • Ridley's design is based on his look in Super Metroid
  • The theme when battling Ridley is used.
  • The theme of Samus is used.
  • This game is provided as a demo

Metroid Prime

  • Samus is designed based on her look in Metroid Prime
  • The opening/menu music is used.
  • The music from battling Meta Ridley is used.
  • Frigate Orpheon is from this game.
  • Meta Ridley appears in SSE

Metroid: Zero Mission

  • Zero Suit Samus originated in this game
  • Zero Suit Samus' paralyzer gun originated in this game

Yoshi series

Yoshi's Island

  • Yoshi is a playable character, and comes in most of his species' colors.
  • Yoshi can use his swallow ability to put opponents into eggs. He can also put himself into an egg and roll across the stage
  • A Yoshi's Island stage is provided
  • Yoshi's voice originated in this game.
  • The obstacle course and game theme are used

Yoshi's Story

  • The end theme from the game is used.

Yoshi's Island DS

  • The flower field theme is used

Kirby series

Kirby's Dream Land

  • Kirby originated in this game. His victory dance also derives from this game and other Kirby games.
  • King Dedede originated in this game.
  • Green Greens originated in this game.
  • The superspicy curry appears as an item.
  • The Maxim Tomato appears as an item.
  • The Warp Star originated in this game.
  • Kirby can be colored in black and white

Kirby's Adventure

  • Meta Knight originated in this game.
  • Kirby's ability to steal opponents' abilities derives from this game.
  • The star rod appears as an item.
  • This game is provided as a demo

Kirby Super Star

  • The food that appears occasionally in-game to heal each player debuted in this game.
  • The Gourmet Race theme is used.
  • Knuckle Joe appears as an assist trophy
  • The rest area in Classic Mode resembles the save fountain

Kirby Air Ride

  • Kirby, Dedede, and Meta Knight are in their Air Ride designs.
  • All Kirby-related items are in their Air Ride designs.
  • The Dragoon appears as three items.

Kirby Squeak Squad

  • The theme music is used.

Star Fox series

Star Fox

  • Fox and his team originated in this game
  • The Space Armada theme is used
  • The main theme is used
  • Fox, Wolf, and Falco enter on Arwings
  • Slippy Toad makes a cameo.
  • The bomb appears as an item.

Star Fox 64

  • Andross appears as an assist trophy
  • The Melee stage is based on Star Fox 64
  • The main theme is used
  • The Area 6 theme is used
  • The Star Wolf theme is used
  • Wolf originated in Star Fox 64.
  • Fox, Wolf, and Falco can summon Landmasters.
  • Panther makes a cameo.

Star Fox Adventures

Star Fox Assault

  • The Brawl stage is based on Assault
  • Fox, Falco, and Wolf are designed based on their Assault forms.
  • The Space Battleground theme is used

Pokémon series

Pokémon Red and Blue

  • Pikachu, a Pokémon who originated from this game, appears as a playable character.
  • Jigglypuff, a Pokémon who originated from this game, appears as a playable character.
  • Pokémon Trainer and his three Pokémon Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, originated from this game.
  • Electrode, Goldeen, Meowth, Mew, Moltres, Snorlax, and Staryu, Pokémon who appear within Poké Balls, all originated in this game.
  • Pokéballs originated from this game.
  • Various tracks, such as the "Road To Viridian City" and "Pokémon Center" tracks, originated in this game.
  • Various enemies in SSE resemble Electrode

Pokémon Stadium

  • The Melee stage is based on this game.

Pokémon Gold and Silver

  • Bellossom, Celebi, Chikorita, Entei, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Suicune, Wobbuffet, and Togepi, Pokémon who appear within Poké Balls, all originated in this game.
  • A track on the Pokémon Stadium stage is from this game.

Pokémon Stadium 2

  • The Brawl stage is based on this game.

Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire

  • Rayquaza appears in SSE
  • Deoxys, Gardevoir, Groudon, Gulpin, Kyogre, Jirachi, Latios, Latias, and Metagross, Pokémon who appear within Poké Balls, all originated in this game

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

  • Lucario appears as a playable character
  • Spear Pillar is also based on D&P.
  • Bonsly, Manaphy, Munchlax, Piplup, and Weavile, Pokémon who appear within Poké Balls, all originated in this game

Pokémon Battle Revolution

  • The Pokémon are in the graphics used in this game.

F-Zero series

  • Captain Falcon originated in this game.
  • F-Zero is available as a demo
  • The Melee stage is based on F-Zero X.
  • The Brawl stage is based on F-Zero GX

Earthbound/Mother series

MOTHER

  • The Franklin badge is used.
  • Four tracks originated in this game.
  • Lucas' and Ness' victory music is a fast version of a part from the intro to this game.

MOTHER2/EarthBound

  • Ness is a playable character.
  • Onett derives from this game.
  • Mr. Saturn appears as an item.
  • Jeff appears as an assist trophy.
  • Porky appears in SSE.

MOTHER3

  • Lucas is a playable character.
  • One of Lucas' outfits resembles his brother, Claus.
  • New Pork City derives from this game.

Sonic Series

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

  • Sonic appears as a playable character.
  • There is a stage based on Green Hill Zone
  • Green Hill Zone is used as a track
  • Scrap Brain Zone is used as a track
  • One of the enemies in SSE becomes a harmless bird when its outer shell is destroyed

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Emerald Hill Zone is used as a track
  • Sonic's spindash originated in this game.
  • Tails makes a cameo.

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

  • A remixed version of Angel Island Zone is used as a track.

Sonic & Knuckles

Sonic CD

  • Sonic Boom is used as a track.
  • The Green Hill Zone stage has 3D enhancements.

Sonic R

  • Super Sonic Racing is used.

Sonic Adventure 2

  • Live and Learn is used

Sonic Heroes

  • The theme music is used.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

  • Silver makes a cameo.
  • The main theme song "His World" (Instrumental) is used.

Shadow the Hedgehog

  • Shadow appears as an assist trophy

Sonic Rush

  • Right There, Right On is used on the Sonic the Hedgehog stage

Sonic and the Secret Rings

  • Seven Rings In Hand is used.
  • Sonic resembles his Wii form.

Fire Emblem Series

  • Ike appears as a playable characters in his form from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
  • Marth appears as a playable character from the first and third Fire Emblem games.
  • A stage is based on Fire Emblem, with corresponding music.
  • Lyn appears as an assist trophy

Metal Gear Series

Metal Gear

  • Solid Snake, who first debuted in this game, is a playable character
  • A remixed version of Theme of Tara is used

Metal Gear 2

  • Theme of Solid Snake is used

Metal Gear Solid

  • The Shadow Moses Island stage is based on the heliport area in the original game
  • Metal Gear Rex occasonally appears in the Shadow Moses Island stage
  • Grey Fox, as the Cyborg Ninja, appears as an assist trophy
  • A remix of Encounter is used
  • The music track Cavern is used
  • Snake can call members of his support team via codec in the Shadow Moses Island stage

Metal Gear Solid 2

  • Snake's appearance is based on his design from this game
  • Yell Dead Cell is used
  • Snake uses the Cypher as a B-button move
  • Metal Gear Ray occasonally appears in the Shadow Moses Island stage

Metal Gear Solid 3

  • Snake's alternate costumes are the camo that can be worn by Naked Snake
  • Battle in the Base is used
  • An instrumental version of Snake Eater is used

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

  • Call to the Night is used

Metal Gear Solid 4

  • MGS4 ~Theme of Love~, a remix of MGS4's main theme, is used
  • Metal Gear GEKKO occasonally appears in the Shadow Moses Island stage

Wario Series

  • Wario appears as a player, in his WarioWare form. One of his alternate costumes, however, is his classic look.
  • A stage is based around WarioWare games.
  • Kat and Ana appear as an assist trophy
  • Mario can wear Wario's clothes.

Games referenced by console

Game and Watch

Famicom

Nintendo Entertainment System

Super Famicom

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Sega Genesis

Game Boy/Color

Saturn

Nintendo 64

PlayStation

Sega Dreamcast

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo GameCube

PlayStation 2

Nintendo DS

Xbox 360

PlayStation 3

Wii

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