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This Week in Super Smash Bros.

06/20/14 - Pixelated Fruit

by Clay Johnson - June 20, 2014, 4:17 pm PDT

Sakurai reveals the new Trophy Rush mini-game and delves deep into some moves for Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Mii Swordfighters.

Welcome to This Week in Super Smash Bros., our weekly recap of the various updates, images, and information regarding the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and 3DS. Here's a look at what the game's creator, Masahiro Sakurai, shared with us this week, along with his comments.

Monday, 06/16/14: Mii Swordfighter weapons (New character abilities)

Here are some weapons the Mii Swordfighter can use: Shurikens of Light, Chakrams, and Gale Strikes. You can control the direction the Chakram is thrown, or even make it stall in midair. The Chakram is also the only one of these tied to the side special move, so you can use one of the other items consecutively with this one.

Tuesday, 06/17/14: Eggrobo (New trophy & Smash Run enemy)

Here's Dr. Eggman's machine, Eggrobo. It'll appear as a guest character in Smash Run and attack you with laser beams.

Wednesday, 06/18/14: Trophy Rush (New mini-game)

Here's a new mini-game that's quite a bit different from Coin Launcher in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It's called Trophy Rush! The details…will be kept secret for now.

Thursday, 06/19/14: Pac-Man’s Bonus Fruit (Standard special move)

Pac-Man's standard special move, Bonus Fruit. As you charge this move, the bonuses will change, and all of them have different characteristics and movement patterns when thrown. The bonuses cycle in the same order as in the original game, and the charge-up period doubles once you cycle beyond the orange.

Friday, 06/20/14: Donkey Kong’s Storm Punch (Special Attacks)

Here's Donkey Kong's third standard special attack, Storm Punch!! Thanks to the customization options, each fighter is stocked with 12 different special moves. The number of attacks is pretty appalling.

We've made it so that customization options, including special attacks, will be disabled when you're playing online in With Anyone mode. After all, we have to think about game balance, and it's crucial for anonymous players to be able to use reliable tactics against one another. When you're playing in single player, battling with friends online, or playing locally, you're free to play however you want--with or without customization.

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Talkback

MASBNovember 21, 2013

Good job Curtis.  :) Looks like this will be a great addition to the site.

MataataNovember 22, 2013

Also in the news this week, Luigi gets nosey.

http://i.imgur.com/4C2wdGz.jpg

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterNovember 23, 2013

I like this week ending review for these pictures. It will allow me to dissect and predict Sakuria's actions in one convenient spot.

Pixelated PixiesDecember 08, 2013

As a huge fan of Majora's Mask I'm a little disappointed that Skull Kid isn't a playable character. In a similar fashion to Pokémon trainer, it might have been cool to see Skull Kid utilise the three transformations from Majora's Mask and to have them act as fighting stances.

Ah well. I'm just grateful that A Link Between Worlds and now Smash are acknowledging the existence of Majora's Mask. It gives me some hope that we'll eventually get that 3DS remake, and eventually a direct sequel (although I highly doubt the latter).

LucarioDecember 08, 2013

Need Lucario, Zoroark and Magnus (from Kid Icarus)

Bman87301December 21, 2013

"Princess Rosalina & Lum"? First off, it's Luma. Secondly, Rosalina has never been established as being a princess.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusJanuary 03, 2014

Rosalina is a Galactic Queen. A hell of a classy one too.

superyoshi128November 14, 2014

Give me a break. Classy? You do know they're not real right?

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