With sixteen note other TV Tropes pages detailing the Nightmare Fuel in different Nintendo games, and nine morenote from third-party games, it's no surprise that if you put all of these series into one game series, there are bound to be a lot of frights. There are also entries in the main Video Game section detailing the horrors in other Nintendo games. So when you combine characters from all the recognizable Nintendo franchises in one fighting game series, it might be handy to take a few deep breaths before playing.
For examples related to specific games, see their respective sub-pages:
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- The Game Over tune succeeds way too well at creating a chilling atmosphere with its Scare Chord, all the more reason why players should not screw up.
- In the first game, your character falls lifeless onto a table with a spotlight shining on them with the announcer asking the player if they want to continue. Select "No", and the screen fades to black with the announcer saying "Game Over" with accompanying text and ominous music playing before you go back to the title screen. In the second game, your character's trophy falls onto the floor in a void of darkness with the announcer asking if you will continue. If you say "No" (or don't have enough coins to continue), the screen once again fades to black with the announcer saying "Game Over" with the aforementioned Scare Chord. This continues in the third game's Adventure mode.
- Master Hand can be rather creepy if not downright surreal; mainly that he's a Giant Hand of Doom fighting you. Coupled by his haunting Evil Laugh, he can prove to be rather imposing for some players.
- One of the most haunting original BGMs to ever come from the franchise is the Lonely Piano Piece playing right after defeating Master Hand in the original N64 title. The so-called "Game Clear" music is indeed a lonely piano piece, but a horribly demented and off-key one, at that. It essentially sounds like Pyrrhic Victory in musical form.