Smash Stack works by exploiting the way Super Smash Bros. Brawl loads stages. It is different from the [[Twilight Hack]] and [[Indiana Pwns]] exploits in the way it is loaded. Twilight Hack and Indiana Pwns exploit the save files of their respective games to execute a stack smash and load unauthorized code. Super Smash Bros. Brawl's stage loader loads from the SD card and not from a save file on the Wii itself. Since the exploit is loaded from SD, it completely bypasses the System Menu, making it difficult for Nintendo to patch.