Screw Attack

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This article is about the item. For information about the move of Samus Aran, see here.
Screw Attack
BrawlScrewAttack.jpg

First Appearance

Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)

Latest Appearance

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

Screw Attack in an important item in the Metroid series. They are also used as weak items in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee. If the players press A near a Screw Attack, they pick it up. If the players jump with one in their hand, the jump is very similar to Samus's third jump, which is also named Screw Attack. Also, if there is another player around the player who jumps with a Screw Attack, that player takes minor damage.

These items can also be thrown at another player for minor damage, though the jumps often lead to combos. Also, when thrown, anyone it hits will automatically perform a Screw Attack. Although this hurts them, if they are close to other players when hit, they will hurt them as well. Afterwards, the target that got hit by the thrown Screw Attack will enter a helpless state.

The item returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, when it is picked up, it attaches itself to the player, much like the Franklin Badge. This allows players to use the Screw Attack's powers while using another item, but it does not allow players to throw it at others.

Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Screw Attack Trophy109.PNG Metroid
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One of Samus Aran's power-ups from the original Metroid, the Screw Attack turns a jump into a rotating attack move. When carrying this item, any character's ordinary jump move will turn into a Screw Attack. By the same token, if you throw this item at an enemy, your foe will spontaneously do a Screw Attack.

Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Screw Attack BrawlTrophy530.png NES Metroid A badge you can wear to turn your jumps into Samus's signature Screw Attacks. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, it was an item you carried, but this time around it's a badge you wear--which means you can use it and another item at the same time. There's a good chance you'll be able to string together Screw Attacks and midair strikes for powerful combos.
SNES Super Metroid