Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Zero Suit Samus
There are two methods to acquiring Zero Suit Samus. The first and easiest method is to hold down the R button (on the GameCube or Classic controllers) or the B button (on the Wiimote) from the stage select screen. Hold down R, select Samus, select your stage, and then release the R button. You should start the battle not as “armored” Samus, but Zero Suit Samus.
The other method is if you decide to start the battle as regular Samus. You can switch to Zero Suit Samus by quickly pressing up and down repeatedly extremely fast on the d-pad. This is difficult to do, and can’t be done on the Wiimote (since the A button only provides one taunt, and there’s no other equivalent). If you do this, keep in mind that you can’t switch back during the battle to regular “armored” Samus.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Stage Builder Parts
To build your own stages in the game, you must first unlock the parts necessary to build these stages. They come in three droves, and can be unlocked via the methods below.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: All-Star Mode
To unlock All-Star Mode, you must have all thirty-five characters unlocked on your roster. Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Sheik
Unlocking Sheik is easy. To play as her, select Zelda at the character select screen while holding A. Don’t let go of A until the match begins, and Zelda will automatically transform into Sheik.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Boss Battle Mode
To unlock Boss Battle Mode, complete The Subspace Emissary (known also as Adventure Mode).
Rotate the D-pad clockwise while using the characters in the specified stages to hear conversations mid-battle:
Snake: Shadow Moses Island
Wolf: Lylat Cruise
Fox and Falco: Lylat Cruise, Corneria (melee stage)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Stages
To unlock the stages below, fulfill the requirement listed.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Virtual Console Trials
You can unlock Virtual Console trials of old classic Nintendo games by fulfilling the requirements listed.
Unlock More Rules
Located at the bottom of the “rules” screen, get 200 KOs in a single brawl.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Target Tests
You can unlock the following Target Tests by completing Classic Mode in the ways listed. There are two methods to unlock each Target Test, and both are listed. “Easy Mode x2 / Medium Mode x1” for instance means that you must complete Classic Mode twice on easy or once on medium to unlock the corresponding Target Test difficulty.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Music
Below are a list of musical tracks that can be unlocked in the game. On the left, you will find the name of the song in question, while to the right of each title, the method in which songs are unlocked is listed.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Single Player Events
To unlock the following single player events, fulfill the requirement listed.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Multi-Player Events
To unlock the following multi-player events, fulfill the requirement listed.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Unlockable: Hidden Characters
To unlock the characters below, fulfill the requirement listed. If there is a number in parenthesis next to a character, such as “(160)”, this signifies that you can also unlock this character simply by playing that many matches in VS. mode. All characters can be unlocked by meeting them in the Subspace Emissary, as well. Keep in mind that you must defeat the unlocked character in a battle to retain him on the roster permanently.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Hint: Character Selection
After choosing your character on the character select screen, you can mess around with the characters, which most people know. You can select varying colors for each character and the like. However, there are two characters who have more important character selection options — Princess Zelda and Pokémon Trainer. For these two characters, you can do more than just select colors. For Zelda, you can choose to start as Zelda or Shiek (simply press one or the other). For Pokémon Trainer, you can select which of his three Pokémon he’ll start the battle with.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Hint: Easy Character Unlocking
Here’s a great way to unlock all of the characters in the game rather effortlessly. It should only take around two hours. Since all of the hidden characters can be unlocked in some way via Brawling (versus mode), you can slant the mode in your favor to do rack up Brawls quickly and effortlessly.
Start by selecting the Special Match mode. Set it to Stamina and Flower modes, and on the character selection screen give the CPU 1 health and your character anything over that amount. (Make sure it’s on 1 Life Stock mode). Set the map, at least until you unlock Snake, to Shadow Moses Island. Play with these rules for about two hours and you’ll rack up 500 matches in Brawl, more than enough needed to unlock all of the characters. Just remember — you have to beat the character you’re trying to unlock!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Hint: Easy Character Unlocking II
If you’re in a hurry to just get all the characters out and about, use this method:
You’ll have 500 matches in no time and should unlock everyone on the character roster. As a rough indication on how long it takes, I got everyone in less than hour using this method. So for anybody with an hour to spare, this is a great way to do it. Alternately, you could play the mediocre Subspace Emissary, but it’s up to you.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Hint: Subspace Emissary 100% Cleared Stage
Want to know if a stage in Subspace Emissary is completely looted/cleared/explored? Check the little green flag on the stage. If there is a green flag on the stage, that means you have not completely explored it for 100%.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Easter Egg: Snake’s Codec
Here’s a really interesting feature to the game that can only be executed by Snake while playing on his stage, Shadow Moses Island. If you have your taunts set to the d-pad on either the Gamecube controller or the Wii controller, press down on the d-pad repeatedly. This must be done extremely fast.
If executed properly, Snake will take a knee and get on his Codec, where he’ll speak with familiar characters from the Metal Gear Solid series, including Otacon, Colonel Campbell, and the like. You’ll have a completely unique, often humorous conversation with the person on the other end of the Codec depending on who you’re fighting. That’s right — there are completely unique conversations for each character, including character variants (Shiek, Zero Suit Samus, the various Pokémon). Give it a try!
Additionally, if Snake is killed when using the Codec, another interesting sequence occurs.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Easter Egg: Star Fox Conversations
If you’re playing on Lylat Cruise with two of the three characters from the Star Fox series (Fox, Falco, or Wolf), you can have a conversation between characters. Press down repeatedly on the d-pad (so long as your taunts are mapped to the d-pad) during the battle, and the conversation should occur. This can only happen on the Lylat Cruise stage, and only with two of the three characters from the Star Fox series on that stage at one time.