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New Smash Bros to boost damaged player knockback power

If you’ve been playing Smash Bros on Nintendo’s various consoles over the years, then chances are you’ve felt the panic of being on your last life against an opponent with more life than you. You need to be nimble and keep moving, as just one hit will send you flying off screen and your opponent to victory. However in the Wii U version of Smash Bros, that might be the perfect time to go on the offensive, as damaged players will have their knockback strength buffed.

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The knockback boost has been confirmed for the 3DS version of the game and is therefore likely to feature in the Wii U version too. The game is already available on handhelds in Japan, though Western audiences won’t get a chance to try out the new feature (and characters, stages etc.) until the 3rd October. Smash Bros on the Wii U, won’t be coming out for another couple of months.

In the above video, CLASH talks about what they describe as the “Rage Effect,” which along with emitting smoke/steam from a character as it takes more and more damage, boosts their knock back abilities by a noticeable margin. The difference isn’t enough to change the game in its entirety, you’re still in a better position if you’re on a lower per centage than your opponent, but clearly we’ll need to be more careful if going in for the kill.

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KitGuru Says: Smash Bros was, like Mario Kart, one of my favourite party games of past generations. I’m very much looking forward to the new one settling (and creating) many an argument. 

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