The All-Star mode returns in Max. It possesses elements of the All-Star modes of Melee and Brawl.
Most characters attack in groups(i.e., all the Mario characters). If a character has two forms(Samus and Zero Suit Samus, Zelda and Sheik, Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Werehog), both forms must be fought. When you fight the Pokemon characters, you must defeat all 3 of each of the Trainers' Pokemon. With the exception of the Mii who is fought at the very end, all the matches are fought at random(like in Melee). The Mii you fight at the end will possess a random special moveset unless you yourself are playing All-Star mode as a Mii, in which case the Mii you fight possesses the same special moveset as yours.
Also, because of the large number of characters, you will be able to save your progress in the middle of the game.
Stock and Recovery Items
Because of the incredible roster, Max's All-Star mode will have a stock setting. You can have up to 5 stock. Also, because of the large roster, 5 heart containers will appear instead of 3.