A Back Air Attack 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 (ソバット), 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.
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.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Prima Official Game GuideEdit
A reverse back kick that has a lot of range.
Zero Suit SamusEdit
This reverse kick has good KO potential.