The hero of the Mario series and a good all-round fighter. Mario primarily attacks with high jumps, spin attacks and fireballs.
The king of the jungle. Donkey Kong is a brute of a character with a long reach. He is the only character who can walk when carrying heavy items and characters.
The Hero of Hyrule, and holder of the Triforce of Courage. Link appears as he did in Ocarina of Time. He attacks with his sword, bombs and boomerang.
The Power Suit-enhanced heroine of the Metroid series. Samus attacks with her beam cannon and bombs, and can use her Screw Attack to recover.
Mario's dinosaur friend. He has a long tongue and can eat his opponents, trapping them inside eggs. He can also throw eggs, pound the ground and flutter kick.
The pink puff hero of Dream Land. Kirby is a tough little fighter with a wide range of special abilities. He can turn to rock, use a cutter to recover and fly through the air. He can even suck up his opponents and steal their Standing Special attacks.
The leader of the Star Fox team. Fox uses his Blaster and Reflector, but he's also very fast and has a wide range of martial arts moves to use in close-up fighting.
A cute electric mouse, and mascot of the Pokemon series. Pikachu stores electricity in his cheeks which he uses to attack. He's a small, quick target.