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Super Smash Bros. Director Reveals New Mini-Game For 3DS Version


Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed a new mini-game for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game last night. On Miiverse, Sakurai discussed a new feature called “Target Blast”.


Sakurai wrote: “What’s up with this bomb? This looks like the stadium for the Home-run Contest, but there’s no bat. Once you touch the bomb, it begins to count down. Give it enough damage and launch it at the right time…then once the bomb’s countdown hits zero…!!”


He continued: “…It goes BOOOOOM! Not only will the blast destroy targets, but it’ll also cause a chain reaction by using shattered walls and bomb blocks–all of which contributes to you getting a high score!!”


“This is a new activity that combines the concepts of Target Smash and the Home-run Contest—it’s called Target Blast! Your final score is the total you rack up over two rounds. Of course, your Target Blast scores contribute to your Global Smash Power, too.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.