Warning! Challenger Approaching!

The "Warning! Challenger Approaching!" screen in Super Smash Flash.


The "Warning! Challenger Approaching!" screen in Super Smash Flash 2.

An unlockable character is a character in the Super Smash Flash series that is not available at the start of the game (unlike a starter character), but must be unlocked. Unique criteria must be met in order to unlock a certain character. In both Super Smash Flash and Super Smash Flash 2, typically, the player must accomplish a particular in-game feat and once complete, a message will display: "Warning! Challenger Approaching!" with a white question mark block over the black silhouette of the mystery character that it is about to face. By winning the challenge and defeating the opponent, the character becomes playable. In it will be the same although the tasks the player must complete to unlock the characters are still unknown.

In Super Smash Flash

Character Criteria
Blue Clear Adventure with Blade on at least normal difficulty.
Cloud Complete 100-Man Melee.
Crono Clear 3-Minute Melee.
InuYasha Clear Adventure without losing any lives.
Jigglypuff Clear Adventure on any difficulty with any character.
Lloyd Clear Adventure with any character after having one hour of total play time.
Luigi Clear Adventure with Mario on at least normal difficulty.
Mewtwo Clear Adventure mode with Pikachu and Jigglypuff on at least normal difficulty.
Mr. Game & Watch Clear Target Test with every character but him.
Mr. Incredible Clear Classic with the original 13 characters.
Naruto Clear Adventure with the original 13 characters.
Shadow Clear Adventure with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.
Super Sonic Clear Classic with Sonic on any difficulty without continuing.
Young Link Clear Classic with Link on any difficulty.
Zero Clear Adventure with Mega Man X on at least normal difficulty without continuing.

In Super Smash Flash 2

It is confirmed that all characters added after the initial release of Beta 1.0 will be unlockable in the full version of SSF2.

Character Criteria
Pichu TBA
Sandbag Complete Classic with using a random character on Normal difficulty without using continues, or play against a player online who has beaten a developer.

In demos

These three characters were unlockable in early demos for the sake of their initial inclusion in SSF2.

Character Demo Criteria
Black Mage v0.7Play 10 versus matches.
Captain Falcon v0.8Win a Versus match with every other character but him.
Jigglypuff v0.9aClear all events.


  • In the original "Challenger Approaching!" screen for SSF2, the silhouette of the McLeodGaming's fist logo can be seen.

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