Project M Ruleset

Basic Rules

  • Items off and set to none, 8 Minutes, 4 Stocks, Buffer off.
  • No excessive stalling (Rising Pound, Luigi Ladder, etc.).
  • DSR in effect: no counter picking a stage you have already won on.
  • Gentleman’s Clause: Any stage may be played on if both players agree to it.
  • If a match times out, the winner is determined by remaining stocks, then lowest percentage on the same stock.
  • If each player has one stock remaining and the match ends due to a suicide move (Ganon’s side-B, DDD’s swallow, holding someone in a grab on a platform as it moves out of bounds, etc.), the player who initiated the move wins.
  • No Giga Bowser or Wario Man.
  • In case of D3 Gordo-glitch: reset the game and the number of taken stocks.

Stage selection

  • 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. Loser bans the first stage. If the winner requests port-priority, he/she will ban the first stage.
  • Players take turns removing stages from the Neutral Stages list above based upon the results of the previous rule. Striking goes 1-1. When counterpicking you are not allowed to go back to any stage you previously won on (DSR in effect).
  • Winning player of the preceding match bans (1 ban in Bo3, 0 in Bo5) from the full list of stages, both Neutral 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 a 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.

Stage List Singles

Starter

  • Battlefield
  • Smashville
  • Pokémon Stadium 2

Counterpicks

  • Final Destination
  • Norfair
  • Warioland
  • Fountain of Dreams
  • Green Hill Zone

Stage List Teams

Starter

  • Battlefield
  • Smashville
  • Pokémon Stadium 2

Counterpicks

  • Final Destination
  • Norfair
  • Distant Planet
  • Yoshi's Story (Melee)
  • Rumble Falls