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SSBWU Samus Flying Back Kick

Samus's Flying Back Kick in Wii U

A Back Air Attack[1] is an attack used by all characters in the Super Smash Bros. series. This is an attack performed in midair, directed backward. A Back Air Attack is commenced by jumping once or twice and then pressing the attack button while holding the control stick in the left or right direction; whichever is opposite from the direction the character is facing. All four Metroid characters; Samus, Dark Samus, Zero Suit Samus and Ridley each have a reverse kick as their Back Air.

Samus's Back Air Attack, the Flying Back Kick[2] (ソバット?)[3], is a fast kick with decent range, and a strong finisher. It deals 14% damage with a clean hit, and 10% with a late one in the first three games. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the move now deals 14% with a clean hit from Samus's foot, 12% from a clean leg hit, and 9% from a late hit. It is an excellent move to KO opponents under 100% damage. Dark Samus's Back Air Attack is virtually identical.

SSB Ultimate Zero Suit Samus vs Sheik

Zero Suit Samus's Back Air Attack in Ultimate

Zero Suit Samus's Back Air Attack is also a back kick with high knockback. It deals 13% when hit with Zero Suit Samus's foot, and 12% when hit with her leg. In the 3DS and Wii U games, the move is now a spinning hook kick enhanced by her Jet Boots, and is one of her best KOing moves, dealiing 12% from the foot and 10% from the leg.

Ridley's Back Air Attack is yet another back kick, which deals high knockback and 15% base damage, but with a sourspot that only deals 13%. Ridley's Back Air deals the most damage out of any Metroid character's.

Official dataEdit

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Prima Official Game GuideEdit


Damage 9~14%
A reverse back kick that has a lot of range.

Zero Suit SamusEdit

Damage 10~12%
This reverse kick has good KO potential.



  1. ^ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Smash Tips
  2. ^ Super Smash Bros. Melee Player's Guide
  3. ^ Super Smash Bros. - サムス

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