Top Ten Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stages

With Smash Ultimate coming up soon, let us have a gander at the stages that the game offers...some are basic, flat and perfect for tournaments...and others have certain quirks to them which make them stand out from the crowd. Both of these types of stages can be fun to play on and the aesthetic plays a big factor when choosing stages.

Criteria on this list is how fun the stage is, how iconic it is, the difficulty, and how viable they are for tournaments, but how fun the stage is is the most important factor for me since videogames are about fun - of course.

So, what are the best of these stages? Find out on the Top Ten Super Smash Bros Ultimate Stages!

The Top Ten


Just a very basic, iconic stage to enjoy yourself on. It's the perfect 'default' stage and very viable for tournaments because of its sheer simplicity. - DapperPickle

Luigi's Mansion

I love this stage, it's good if you want to roleplay (for whatever reason), and for fighting itself you can do a few cool things with it and I like it quite a bit. - DapperPickle

Hyrule Castle

Hyrule Castle is in my opinion the most iconic Smash 64 stage, it was featured the most in ads and it is quite good. It's recognisable not only in the Zelda universe but also in the Smash universe.As a stage it's balanced and fair, and it's visually appealing as well. - DapperPickle

Spirit Train

Best stage in my opinion graphics in high definition could be amazing and it's just so cute and fun

I've always wanted a train stage in Smash! This one certainly seals the deal. Unfortunately I didn't get Smash for 3DS but once I found out it was gonna be on Switch I was ecstatic.It's visually appealing and it looks like a very fun stage to play on. - DapperPickle

Until you play competitively and get stage guarded onto the rails and die - UnofficialBlaine

Yoshi's Island

This stage is cute, fun, innocent and generally a wholesome stage overall. I adore it. - DapperPickle

Dream Land

Dream Land is one of the most iconic stages in Smash history...and it's really fun. It's fair, Whispy Woods is a unique idea and the little blocks that falls down are easy to dodge obstacles and can't be too annoying. It's basically the Kirby games, the difficulties are only minor. - DapperPickle

Big Blue

Big Blue is one of my favourites, F-Zero has great potential for stages and this one is by far my favourite out of the few they had. I love jumping from vehicle to vehicle, looking at all the references I don't get and just having a ton of fun. - DapperPickle


Onett is a really nice looking stage, I love the building based stages and this is one of the best. It's fun and fair to play on and it's overall just a great stage. - DapperPickle

New Donk City

This stag proved that captain toad won’t be in smash

This stage is so fun! Itś a moving stage but I actually like it. Itś really iconic and itś fun and it should be remade in every future Smash Bros games.


It's nice to see some love for the Ice Climbers in Smash, and Summit is fun. Fast moving stages are usually hit or miss, but this one is a big hit. - DapperPickle

The Newcomers

? Wuhu Island
? Pilotwings

So that is a cool stage, you travel on a plane, there is also an Easter egg in this stage, it’s Wuhu Island.

The Contenders

Warioware Inc.

This is the most unqiue stage by far, all the minigames completely change the match and while not viable for competition it still is very enjoyable even thought the minigames are a little hard to comprehend sometimes. - DapperPickle

Final Destination

Cool background and cool music. By the way did you know that the music is lifelight backwards? - Poke_Mon

Pokemon Stadium
Fountain of Dreams

Best stage of them all! I love playing Fatal Blooms In Moonlight on this- it fits so perfectly

The GOAT stage!

Unova Pokemon League
Great Cave Offensive

What. This stage sucks

Moray Towers
Gerudo Valley

Deserves to be at least top 10

Love this stage!

Wily Castle

The only downside is the Yellow Devil but you can turn that off.

Princess Peach’s Castle
Boxing Ring
Pirate Ship

I personally really like this stage, it is aesthetically pleasing and fun to fight on, I love everything about it, including the fact that water doesn't kill you (Hannenbow) and that the stage morphs don't interfere with the battle too much(Icicle Mountain). Overall just a really great stage from brawl.

Dracula's Castle

It has a TON of iconic enemies!

Spiral Mountain (Banjo-Kazooie)
Spear Pillar
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