Super Scope

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Super Scope
Super Scope
First appearance Yoshi's Safari (1993)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Super Scope in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Super Scope as an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Super Scope, known as the Nintendo Scope in European languages, is a light gun peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It fires an infrared beam that is picked up by a sensor placed on top of the television, and where on the screen it is aiming is determined by the sensor after calibrating the scope by shooting a test target screen. Various games utilized this hardware; the only Super Mario game to utilize it was Yoshi's Safari, where it was also seen and used by Mario in-game.

The Super Scope is frequently depicted as a type of gun in-game. Aside from its heavy use in Yoshi's Safari, Super Scopes also make a cameo as used by Sniper Bills in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake. The peripheral can be seen in the WarioWare: Touched! microgame Gunslinger. In Volume 8 of Super Mario-kun, Mario uses a Super Scope (sent by Princess Peach) to defeat the Kurokyura.

The Super Scope is featured as an item in the Super Smash Bros. series starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee, allowing players to fire energy balls at their opponents, either in dozens of small bullets or several large charged-up shots (three in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl and five in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate). When a player repeatedly shoots small blasts in a line, the opponent is unable to move away when hit, but the player also cannot move while firing; starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, though, the player can walk and jump while firing the item.

The Devolution Gun used to cause de-evolution in the Super Mario Bros. film is a modified Super Scope.

List of Super Mario appearances[edit]

Title Description Release date System/format
Yoshi's Safari Item 1993 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Object 2003 Game Boy Advance
WarioWare: Touched! Cameo in microgame 2005 Nintendo DS
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Object 2017 Nintendo 3DS

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Super Scope
  • Trophy
    • Super Scope
    • Super Scope
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    • A peripheral device for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Super Scope is a wireless weapon that shoots infrared light to a receiver placed on top of the television. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, it can be fired rapidly or charged up to release a more powerful blast. It only has enough energy for 3 charge shots.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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  • Trophy
    • Super Scope
    • SNES Super Scope 6
    • A bazooka-shaped peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that was used wirelessly with an infrared sensor placed on top of the television. In Smash Bros., it can be fired rapidly or charged up. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, you could not move while shooting it, but in this game, you can move and jump while blasting!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

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A trophy of a Super Scope in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (left) / Wii U (right)
  • Trophy
    • Super Scope
    • Appears in:
      • SNES Super Scope 6 (02/1992)
    • Descriptions:
      • American English: This wireless weapon from the SNES era can be used kind of like a bazooka in battle. Press the attack button rapidly to spray shots, or hold it down to charge up a powerful blast. The weapon's ammo won't last forever, so try not to get caught without juice left in your batteries.
      • British English: This wireless peripheral for the SNES can be used as a kind of bazooka in this game. And it comes with two different firing modes! Press the attack button repeatedly or hold it down to try them out! However, depending on how you use it, the batteries might run out pretty quick. And if they do, the fun's over. That's it!

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパースコープ
Sūpā Sukōpu
Super Scope

German Nintendo Scope
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Italian Nintendo Scope
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Korean 슈퍼 스코프
Syupeo Seukopeu
Super Scope

Russian Прицел Nintendo
Pritsel Nintendo
Nintendo Scope

Spanish (NOA) Super Scope
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Spanish (NOE) Nintendo Scope
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