Worst Event Matches in Super Smash Bros.

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When it comes to Super Smash Bros. I don't think event matches are the first thing that come to your mind, but when pulled off successfully they can provide for a tough but unique challenge that help turns the game around a bit, while testing your skill all the same. Unfortunately, there are quite a few event matches that have crippling flaws, which is what we're here to count down. No matter the smash game they're in, if they're designed poorly that's all that matters. I will also include co-op events on this list as well, for those who play with a friend.

The Top Ten

1 Kirby's Crazy Appetite - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U

Regardless of how well you can play as Kirby, we can all agree that this event is the Super Smash Bros. equivalent of a trainwreck. So why don't I dissect all the problems? The event revolves around Kirby trying to heal to 0% as King Dededes try to kill you. But you need to heal using food, which doesn't heal very much even if Kirby uses his inhale special attack to eat it, and more often than not only one food spawns at a time. Also this event match is on the Great Cave Offensive, the worst Super Smash Bros. stage ever, at least to me. What with its numerous zones, exploding chests, exploding crates, and minecarts with no pattern providing a hazard on normal play, let alone an event match where these would likely kill you instantly. Oh yeah, and the King Dedede amounts increase to five, and their gordos can traverse through the stage easily, which can also kill you in one shot. Also the chests and crates you need to get food not only have the ability to kill you, but also despawn. ...more - nerffan8000

This event alone is the reason Smash 4's events sucked. I'm not even joking. It's the personification of RNG hell. - PandaDude98

2 Molten Norfair - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A relentless nightmare from start to finish, you have to fend off against Captain Falcon and Fox with infinite lives until the capsule spawns in, in which case you need to hurry towards it and stay in the capsule in order to win. Only problem is that you only have two stocks, and everyone starts at 300%. In other words if you get hit once you die, almost guaranteed. It also doesn't help that the capsule appears at random intervals, so all you can do is hope it appears soon before Captain Falcon and Fox destroy you. Yeah, Captain Falcon and Fox don't want you to get in that capsule, as they are ridiculously aggressive. Oh yeah, and this is Norfair, so the stage will likely want you dead as well. - nerffan8000

3 No Mere Sparring Match - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U

There's difficult event matches, and then there's imbalanced messes. No Mere Sparring Match fits the latter category perfectly, as every element of this event match was made to be against your favor. Let's start with the fact that you only have one stock and begin with 100% damage, whilst your three wireframe opponents have three to five stocks. Not enough for you? How about we turn up the knockback then, ensuring that one mistake will kill you. Also this is on a 60 second time limit so good luck. Seriously, who spat in this event programmer's coffee that morning? - nerffan8000

4 The Great Remodeling Battle - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Did anyone really care for coin battles? Like, I'm asking everyone who's played Super Smash Bros. because I'm curious, did anyone at all play them frequently? As for me and everyone I've played Super Smash Bros. with, we all hate coin battles. So what's better than having a coin battle event match? Better yet, one where damaging the terrain will make you lose? That would be The Great Remodeling Battle, an event match taking place in Luigi's Mansion where you have to get 300 coins without breaking a single pillar. Only problem, if the CPU destroys a pillar, it still counts. There are ways to get around this, like leading the CPUs up on the roof or on the lowest floor, but they can still hit the pillars while trying to attack you. And you can still just as easily lose through no fault of your own. - nerffan8000

5 Super Waterfall Climb - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rumble Falls is hands down the worst Super Smash Bros. Brawl stage, at least for me. I know a lot of people hate the Mario Bros. stage, but at least you can fight on that. So of course it makes total sense to have an event where you have to get to the top of Rumble Falls while two Ice Climbers with infinite stock try to knock you into oblivion, all the while being a rip-off of King of the Mountain from Super Smash Bros. Melee; which wasn't a good event either. There's not much else to say about this, Rumble Falls itself kills Super Waterfall Climb. - nerffan8000

6 Cold Armor - Super Smash Bros. Melee

I'm sure most would agree that this is the worst event match Super Smash Bros. Melee has to offer. Facing off against three Metal Samus' in two lives, while you only have one. Now, what makes this annoying is the stage you play on. Brinstar Depths may be fun if you aren't taking the game seriously at all, but when you're trying to complete an event match it will frustrate you to no end. Though, I can't consider this truly awful because you can take advantage of the stage and the computer AI to take out one life from most or all of your opponents. There's not much to say about this one, it's simply not that much fun. The stage doesn't help either. - nerffan8000

7 Space Travelers - Super Smash Bros. Melee

Now, I'll just go out and say that I will never be a Ness player no matter the game. While I love Earthbound, Ness' style of play is simply not for me. Doesn't help that in the incarnations of Smash Bros. he appears in, his fighting ability is less than stellar. So needless to say, fighting five consecutive characters with only Ness and one life wasn't a fun experience for me. While the game is merciful in a way, as the AI gradually gets more difficult, starting with fairly easy ones, having to fight five of them in a row was overkill for me. I'm sure Ness mains can handle this without much trouble, but for me? I'll just stick to other characters, thanks. - nerffan8000

8 Come Back! Falcon Flyer - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

I dunno about you, but to me I'm not a fan of a lot of the co-op event matches; at least the ones in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It especially didn't help that a lot of them were copy/pastes of already existing events in single player only meshing a second player in there somewhere. And nowhere is this more important than in Come Back! Falcon Flyer, an event that even takes the exact screenshot from the event it's copying. But hey, why don't we take the event we totally didn't reuse, Come On! Blue Falcon!, and make the margin for error agonizingly short? That's what you get with Come Back! Falcon Flyer!, and event where you have to KO the two computers with Captain Falcon's final smash in 30 seconds. Doesn't sound too bad, but considering how precise you need to be for it to work, along with the fact that the second player has to play as Olimar (Which I've found doesn't seem to make it easier at all), that's when the problems become clear.
Doesn't help that Big Blue is a stage that I ...more - nerffan8000

9 Pikachu and Pichu - Super Smash Bros. Melee

One of the most relentless events this series can through at you, Pikachu and Pichu makes for quite the roadblock. It sounds innocent enough, take out two Pichus which are guarded by a Pikachu, and you get to choose your own character! What's wrong with that? Well, let's start with the fact that the AI for Pikachu is absurdly aggressive and even seems to be buffed from his normal stats, giving you little to no time to attack your targets. While there are items to be used, it doesn't really matter because Pikachu almost always gets to them first. And you're unable to get rid of the Pikachu either, as he has infinite lives. Essentially, all you can do is hope the AI will actually give you an opening to attack the Pichus, unless you're absurdly skilled. I, for one, am not. There's more important things in life than mastering the ways of the second Smash Bros. game. - nerffan8000

10 Flower Blooms in the Echoes - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

I'm sure most would agree that the Hanenbow stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is one of the worst the entire series has to offer. But if you want to unlock all of the stages, you have to force yourself to play this event. Now, in terms of event matches it isn't exactly difficult, but it makes a spot on this list for being very boring, even tedious on the harder difficulties. All you do is try to make the leaves on the main tree red, while the computer player Olimar tries to attack you. However, the computer player really doesn't do all that much to even stop you. As a result, all this event consists of is attacking leaves until you win. Does that sound fun? Yeah, that's what I thought. - nerffan8000

The Contenders

11 Time for a Check Up - Super Smash Bros. Melee

This event is brutal you fight as Luigi against Dr. Mario and Peach and their both super aggressive constantly ganging up on you. - egnomac

12 The Hammer of The King - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

You as King Dedede and two other King Dededes fight against a Giant Metal Dedede. Doesn't sound too hard. Only catch? BOTH YOU AND THE HELPER DEDEDES ARE TINY-SIZED NESTLINGS COMPARED TO IT. While the Smashville stage gives some stability to defeating the giant metal Dedede, you and your helper Dededes have only 1 stock to beat the giant metal Dedede in one go, so it's especially important to make sure you don't get caught in that giant metal Dedede's smash attacks if you don't want to go flying off with an OHKO. Luckily, one strategy that might solve this is simply grabbing the giant metal Dedede and chain grabbing it until it goes off-screen above. Just make sure that metal hammer doesn't clobber that there Dedede of yours! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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