The Side Smash is an attack used by all characters in the Super Smash Bros. series. It is a reasonably powerful attack that is directed forward, and achieved by holding certain buttons for a few seconds. Samus uses several different Side Smash attacks in her Varia and Zero Suits.
Samus's suited Side Smash, the "Super Jab", has her thrust her Arm Cannon forward, dealing quick knockback and between 12-15% damage. This is her suited Side Smash throughout the series in her suited form. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, a small blast of fire will emanate from the Arm Cannon during this attack. It can also be angled.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Zero Suit Samus's Side Smash is a quick, rather weak slash with her Plasma Whip that deals 14% damage. In Super Smash Bros. 4, Zero Suit Samus's Side Smash is changed to accomodate her Jet Boots. In the new attack, Samus will spin around and kick, and then follow through with a second kick after the spin. The first kick deals 5% damage, and the second 11%. At high damage percentages, this attack is a reliable killer.
Prima Official Game GuideEdit
Samus jabs her arm cannon into your opponent to blast that opponent. You can angle it up or down.
Zero Suit SamusEdit
Damage 5~11% Max Damage 16% : 2 Hits
Zero Suit Samus uses her jet boots as she performs this double-kick attack that advances her forward.
|Suit||Moon Walk • Spin Jump Attack • Wall Jump • Spin Jump • Crystal Flash • Shinespark • SenseMove • Counter Attack • Search View • Strafe/Dash|
|Arm Cannon||Special Charge Beam Attacks • Headshot • Lock-on • Welding • Overblast • Lethal Strike • Concentration • Precision Aiming • Free Aim • Melee Counter|
|Morph Ball||Bomb Jump • Bomb-Trick • Five-Bomb Drop • Turbo Bomb • Ballspark • Boost Jump • Boost Charge|
|Samus (Super Smash Bros.)|| Charge Shot • Screw Attack • Missile • Bomb (Slip) • Zero Laser • Cover Fire • Side Smash • Down Smash Attack • Forward Air Attack |
Edge Attack • List of moves
|Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros.)|| Paralyzer • Plasma Whip (Lash) • Plasma Wire • Flip Jump (Low) • Power Suit Samus • Boost Kick (Impact/Lateral) • Gunship • Side Smash |
Down Smash Attack • Forward Air Attack • Edge Attack • List of moves