- "Use bombs wisely!"
- — Peppy Hare, Star Fox 64
Smart Bombs, also known as B-bombs, Nova Bombs, or Bombs, are high-yield and compact explosives used in both deep-space and atmospheric conflicts. Smart Bombs give off a large flash and explode over a respective blast radius, allowing an ace pilot to take out any unshielded star fighter in range. Smart Bombs can be manually fired or fired via lock-on targeting. They can be detonated either remotely or from impact. Smart Bombs were designed by Slippy Toad.
Smart Bombs can be used by pressing the B button. After being launched, the player can press B again to detonate it. If the vehicle's laser is charged and is locked on to a target, the player can press B to target the Smart Bomb directly at the opponent. In Star Fox Command, the player must use the Stylus on the touch screen to drop Smart Bombs.
Star Fox series
In Star Fox 64, the player begins with three Smart Bombs. They can be fired manually or homed onto targets, and can be obtained by defeating enemies, breaking certain obstacles, or through Supply Containers. Its role was retained for Star Fox Adventures. In Star Fox 64 3D, they were renamed to "Bombs".
Super Smash Bros. series
- Main article: smashwiki:Smart Bomb
The Smart Bomb appears as a throwing item in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This item explodes upon impact with a fighter or an obstacle, or after traveling a certain distance through the air. The Smart Bomb has a large blast radius, steadily increasing more and more until finally stopping.
The Smart Bomb deals fair damage to fighters caught in the radius, including the thrower, and has high knockback. The percentage of any player caught in Smart Bomb explosion rises until ceasing. At this point, the aforementioned player will be sent flying. Fighters can only escape from the blast by moving above or below it, but not left or right. Occasionally, the Smart Bomb acts as a dud when thrown, which is indicated by a sound effect. It still eventually explodes over time or if hit.
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SNES Star Fox
N64 Star Fox 64
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PAL: Throw or hit this to set off a devastating explosion. The blast radius is so wide that your foe will have almost nowhere to run. Unfortunately, the same goes for you, so move fast! Sometimes they don't explode when you throw them, but if you hit them - even by accident - they definitely will!
SNES Star Fox (3/1993)
N64 Star Fox 64 (7/1997)
- "The number of smart bombs will increase by one."
- — Star Fox 64 instruction booklet, page 16
- "Press B to launch one of these bombs and press again to detonate."
- — Star Fox: Assault, page 35
- "Adds one additional bomb to your total."
- — Star Fox 64 3D digital manual, page 12
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