Magicant is an unlockable stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, based on the area from the EarthBound (Mother) series of the same name. The stage is automatically unlocked upon unlocking Ness, and Magicant is also where the unlock match for Ness takes place.
The stage takes place on three large pink cloud platforms with a small one on below the middle platform. The main feature of this stage are the Flying Men that appear from the houses on the stage. Hitting one of the Flying Men turns it into a non-playable assistant that attacks the opponents. Once the Flying Man is defeated, a gravestone pops up near their house, just like in the original series. After some time has passed, another Flying Man appears, acting the same as before. Only five appear at max, after which they stop spawning. Occasionally, the Dungeon Man from EarthBound walks along the bottom of the stage, with his head serving as an extra platform.
Trees from Mother appear and can serve as an extra platform while the octopus statue from Mother 2 can serve as both a shield and an extra platform. Standing on the octopus statue causes it to sink into the clouds and eventually drop below the stage. Mobile Sprouts and tomatoes from EarthBound appear on the stage as well. The Mobile Sprouts serve as moving platforms while the tomatoes can be destroyed by attacking them. The Sky Runner from EarthBound also appears on a random part of the stage, serving as an extra platform until it flies off.
Another feature of this stage are the dimensional rifts in the background depicting the following scenes from Mother and EarthBound:
- Ninten meeting Lloyd on top of Twinkle Elementary School
- Ninten outside with his dog, Mick
- Ness and Paula in the zombified Threed
- Ness and his friends in the seventh sanctuary, Lumine Hall
- Ness and his friends in Saturn Valley after Dr. Andonuts completed the Phase Distorter 3
The Final Destination version of the stage is just one giant cloud serving as the platform. Although the stage hazards do not appear in this mode, the dimensional rifts in the background still occur.
Magicant reappears as one of the many returning stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In this appearance, the rifts in the background are produced by multiple large, square-shaped particles rather than being "rips" in the sky.
|Magicant/Eight Melodies (Mother)||Mother||Arrangement Supervisor: Yoko Shimomura|
Composition: Keichii Suzuki / Nintendo
Arrangement: Midplex Co., Ltd
|Smiles and Tears||EarthBound||Arrangement Supervisor: Toru Minegishi|
Composition: Keichii Suzuki / Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy information
|Name||Image||NTSC-U Description||PAL Description|
|Magicant||File:SSB3DS Magicant trophy.png||A magical world in Mother and EarthBound, brought to life by the memories of certain characters. In this game, Magicant is a cloud stage where giant tomatoes, metal octopuses, and even the Sky Runner may appear. Even the hulking Dungeon Man may show up. What an unusual battlefield...||A world in Mother and EarthBound that brings your memories to life. In this game, it's a cloud stage where giant tomatoes, metal octopuses and the Sky Runner can appear at any moment. Dungeon Man might even show his face too, which, all in all, makes for a very unusual battle environment.|
|Flying Man||File:FlyingMenTrophy3DS.png||The Flying Men are a team of five birdmen. Each time a Flying Man appears, he'll help the first person to reach him with Flying Cross Chops and Somersault Kicks. A small memorial stone will be erected for each one defeated. Once all five are gone, they're done fighting forever until the next battle.||The Flying Men are five brothers who seem to be some kind of bird people. They make great allies, smoothly combining majestic jumps with Flying Cross Chops and Somersault Kicks, and they'll each support whoever reaches them first. Sadly, once they're defeated, they'll be buried next to their homes, never to return.|
|Sky Runner||File:SkyRunnerTrophy3DS.png||A flying machine designed by Dr. Andonuts, it is given to Jeff to travel to Threed. It promptly crash-lands, rendering it temporarily out of service. On the Magicant stage, it can sometimes be seen floating above the clouds before it suddenly zooms back into the sky.||A flying vehicle that Jeff receives from Dr. Andonuts. Unfortunately, he crashes it on his first flight, turning it into an unflyable wreck. The Sky Runner that appears in the Magicant stage descends from the sky without warning, then hovers in place, never landing on the clouds, before suddenly floating up and away."|
|Dungeon Man||File:DungeonManTrophy3DS.png||Thanks to Dr. Andonuts's genius, the dungeon creator Brickroad was able to become the first man-dungeon hybrid in history, complete with an ATM, pay phone, and hospital. He walks back and forth slowly in the Magicant stage, and his head can serve as a platform to ride on as you fight.||Dedicated dungeon-designer Brick Road used Dr. Andonuts's knowledge to turn himself into this fully explorable human/dungeon combo, complete with ATMs, phones and more. In this game, he'll slowly make his way across the Magicant stage every now and then. Feel free to use his head as a platform.|
The gravestones in front of the Flying Men's house
A Flying Man attacking Pit in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Names in other languages
- The tilemap for Star World is labeled "majikant" in Super Mario World development assets, indicating that it may have originally been named after Magicant from the Family Computer game Mother.
- The Flying Men were originally going to use a brand new 3D model for their appearance; however, according to a Famitsu magazine interview, Masahiro Sakurai stated that the model strained the Nintendo 3DS hardware, causing gameplay lag. The 2D sprite model was made instead, and was used in the final build of the game. Despite the original reason presumably no longer being applicable, the Flying Men still use the same sprites in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- The Flying Man ignores all team battle rules; if a red team player activates the Flying Man, he begins attacking the other red team players, even if team attacks are turned OFF.
- Frieze (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring a pre-release Super Mario World asset. Retrieved July 25, 2020.