Bowser Bomb (move)
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Bowser Bomb is an attack that is used by Bowser and Giga Bowser in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. It is executed by pressing Down + . When performing the move, Bowser (or Giga Bowser) jumps forward diagonally and smashes down on the ground, damaging any opponents under him and launching them into the air. The shock wave upon landing can also deal damage to nearby fighters, but its range is often limited.
Whenever the attack hits, it features freeze frame properties that can potentially mess up the timing of opposing fighters who try to counter it. However, the freeze frame properties are not present in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, while in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, only Bowser's Bowser Bomb has freeze frame properties; Giga Bowser does not receive freeze frames for his version of Bowser Bomb.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U has two new variations of the move, which can only be used by Bowser; Giga Bowser can only use the default Bowser Bomb.
Turbulent Bomb (known as Turbulence Bomb in PAL regions) pushes back opponents near Bowser as he lands, in exchange for less damage and knockback.
Slip Bomb trips any opponents near Bowser as he lands, in exchange for slightly less damage.
The move is based on one of Bowser's attacks in Super Mario Bros. 3, in which the Koopa King slams where Mario or Luigi is standing. In fact, the position Bowser gets into when using Bowser Bomb is even borrowed from Super Mario Bros. 3.
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