- Game Settings: 4 Stocks, 8 Minute Time Limit, Best of 3 Games. Finals are Best of 5.
- Items are disabled.
- Input buffer is disabled
- All chain grabs and infinites are legal
- Pause option is disabled in the game menu. If left on, accidental pausing mid match forfeits a stock.
- You may not choose the last stage you have won on during a set, unless agreed by both players.
- If time runs outs, the tie is determined by most stocks, and then if still tied, by percentage. If percentage is tied, a 1 stock, 3 minute match is played.
- Playing as Giga Bowser or Wario Man is banned
- Team Attack enabled
- Sharing stocks is allowed
- Delfino's Secret
- Pokemon Stadium 2
- Green Hill Zone
- Final Destination
- Dreamland (64)
- Fountain of Dreams
- Wario Land
- Players select their characters. Either player may choose to Blind Pick. In this case, each player secretly tells a third player their character before picking with the third player verifying their selections.
- Players play Rock-Paper-Scissors. Winner chooses between selecting controller port or first Stage Strike
- Players take turns removing stages from the Starter Stages list above based upon the results of the previous rule. The first player to strike removes one(1) stage from the list, the second player removes two(2), the first player then selects from the remaining two stages to play on.
- The players play the first match of the set
- Winning player of the preceding match bans two stages from the full list of stages, both Starter and Counter-Pick.
- The Losing player of the preceding match picks a stage for the next match. Cannot choose the stage banned in the previous step, nor the last stage they've already won on during this set, unless agreed.
- The winning player of the preceding match may choose to change characters.
- The losing player of the preceding match may choose to change characters.
- The losing player of the preceding match may change their controller port.
- The next match is played
- Repeat Steps 5 through 10 for all subsequent matches until the set is complete.