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Samus Aran has fought her way across a variety of planets in the Metroid series. She wears a Power Suit designed by the Chozo, giving her incredible versatility in a fight. She can wade in, but she favors beams and missiles. A fully charged Charge Shot packs a serious punch!

Neutral Attack / Special Press the attack or special button only without using the Circle Pad.
Side Attack / Special Hold the circle pad to the left or right then press the attack / special buttons
Down Attack / Special Hold the circle pad down and press the attack / special buttons
Up Attack / Special Hold the circle pad up and press the attack / special buttons
Up/ Side / Down Smash Hold the circle pad to the corresponding direction and press the attack button at the same time. Smash attacks can be charged. It can be released prematurely or the character will release it after charging the move enough.
Dash Attack Tap left or right to dash then press the attack button.
Air Attacks Similar to basic attacks and specials, most characters perform different air attacks by using similar button and circle pad combinations.
Recovery This is the recommended move to get back to the edge of the stage ledge if ever you get blown off but not KO'd
Final Smash After successfully destroying a Smash Ball, press and hold the special button to unleash your character's Final Smash attack.

Basic Attacks

Neutral Attack

A quick jab and an overhead slam using the arm cannon

Side Attack

A straight kick

Up Attack

An overhead leg drop

Down Attack

Samus crouches and releases a weak fire blast aimed at the ground.

Dash Attacks

Dash Attack

A shoulder charge

Smash Attacks

Side Smash

Samus fires a small explosive blast from her arm cannon

Up Smash

Samus fires a series of small explosive blasts overhead.

Down Smash

A full leg sweep.

Special Attacks

Charge Shot (Neutral Special)

Allows Samus to charge up for a powerful projectile shot. Tilting to the left or right allows her to take evasive action while being able to continue charging from where she left off. Once fully charged, the charging animation will stop and Samus can fight normally again. The stored energy can be released by pressing the Special button again.

Missile (Side Special)

Fires off a homing missile to the nearest opponent.

Screw Attack (Up Special)

Samus rolls down into a ball and jumps high, damaging any opponent caught along its path.

Bomb (Down Special)

Samus turns into a ball and releases a small bomb that explodes almost immediately.

Air Attacks

Neutral Air

A 180 degree spinning kick

Side Air (Front)

A standard flying kick.

Side Air (Back)

A standard flying kick to the back

Up Air

Samus will spin upside-down, dealing multi-hit damage to any enemy caught within.

Down Air

Samus will swing her arm cannon downward

Final Smash

Zero Laser

Samus will fire a giant laser beam that can be tilted up or down. The powerful laser can also suck any opponent behind Samus and will get carried away by the massive beam. The beam reaches all the way to the end of the screen, making this one of the most effective Final Smashes in the game.


Samus' only recovery option is her Screw Attack. She lacks decent horizontal recovery moves so she has to make do with the default double-jump.


Even when armed with an arm cannon like Mega Man, Samus isn't a pure projectile-type fighter. She only has two projectile moves: Missile and Charge Shot. Missile tracks down its target and its explosive blast isn't something that opponents will just gladly take on every single time. Charge Shot retains the power of the charge even when interrupted making it a potent projectile at any distance. When fully charged, opponents are forced to fight defensively and anticipate when you'll fire the fully charged energy ball. You can fire Samus' charge shot anytime, regardless if you're airborne or on the floor. This is a good way to disrupt opponents trying to get back to the stage.

Samus' Down Special (Bomb) is also a good move to annoy your opponents. The bombs you release when using this move has a delayed explosion. These explosions don't do that much damage but it's powerful enough to stop enemies on their tracks or deal good damage if they're caught off guard. Screw Attack can be used both as an attack or recovery move. The short explosive blasts that come from Samus' arm cannon gives her extended range but mediocre damage. Samus is an average-weight character that can deal considerable damage not through combos but careful, accurate hits.

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