Home Run mini-game in SSBB

Home Run mini-game in SSBB

Sakurai shows us a kind of mini game in today's Super Smash Bros Brawl update. The idea is that you hit the sandbag as far as you can.

You get ten seconds to build up its damage meter and then unleash the baseball bat on it. This can be done in a 2 player mode or even online.


You talkin' to me?


This is for the crummy life I've had to live.


This bat is as big as a-me.


I'm making a note here - HUGE SUCCESS.


Hey that was wind assisted.


We're caught in a trap, I can't walk out.


You can't hurt me with that.


I'm still alive.

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Super King said:

Man, only 400? Not very good. In Melee I could get about 13-1400. I can't wait to try out different 2-player strategies to build up that damage.

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Beast64DS said:

I wish they would give more time to beat it up before you hit it.

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Master Foot said:

Sandbag is immune to all damage.

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Elebot said:

This was a great feature in Melee, and I'm glad to see it return, and then some, to Brawl.

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#1 Peach Fan said:

I could care less about this update unless you can get a stage or new player from it.

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RisingPhoenix said:

Poor Sandbag. Poor update. Notice they're trying to get all the modes out of the way already (camera, Sandbag), but I have never been too fond of this mode.

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SSB4LFE said:

I like this mode. I'm not too psyched about the online play but it could be fun. I need more information about this.

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sidkid004 said:

If you don't like this mode, you're dead to me. Go Sandbag.

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Epsilon said:

Heh heh, can't wait to see how insanely far I can get Sandbag to fly. In melee I could get him to fly over 2000 feet, now I want to try to beat that record.

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pichu fan said:

Alright nice update but I hope they bring back target mode and bring the old platform jump thingy and make up a new mode.

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Nintendoof said:

I wish Sandbag was a playable character, *thinks moves* he.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

Nice. No more annoying premature launches. And I can play with a friend.

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feb10isfartheraway said:

There are videos of Super Smash Bros Brawl from the E for All event, and it shows a lot of items, including a spiky creature thing. Also, it has been revealed through one of the videos that you can use final smash more than once per match. That means that Samus has her Zero Laser and Zero Suit Samus has a final smash as well. The videos even show how the Wiimote controls work and how to get smash balls.

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Scooby Jew said:

They should have used this update to compensate for the delay in the release date. I've always loved playing the Home Run Contest in Melee, and I've even competed against friends and family members. But I always hated accidentally hitting the sandbag off the platform before I meant to with a smash attack that I didn't mean to hit. However, now that there's going to be a shield, that problem's in SSB's past. Also the multiplayer-compatibility is very great indeed. Brawl's going to be so perfect.

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insultman911 said:

Cool. They still have it.

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The Hamburgler said:

I would have thought they would go crazy with good updates after they announced the delayed release. You know, to keep interest as high as possible. Oh was I wrong.

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Keranu said:

Smash Bros stole the sandbag character from a Neo Geo game called Waku Waku 7.

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EE said:

WOAH! You can play 2 players on this? It just keeps getting better and better.

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i need a wiieww said:

In a few days time they're going to announce an item nobody is going to see coming: The home run bat.

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Splintercell4ever said:

Guys, don't be all emo over a "bad update". I loved the home run derby in melee. Brawl needs more modes that are in the same vain as the derby. For starters, an obstacle course challenge. I don't know, you guys think of something.

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happyskills said:

Was that a Portal reference? That 'Still Alive' song is genius.

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DKX900 said:

I must admit trying to get the stage from melee was a real pain. Though somehow I was really pleased when I saw the update. I love the new shield, this is going to open up a whole new world of attack combos in Home-run.

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Nintendoof said:

There should be a whole load of minigames. Like a mode where you have to get the most smash balls and whoever gets the most crushes the other players. Or a mode where you could be Assist Trophies. That would rock.

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Doc Yoshi said:

Wow! 50% can go THAT FAR!?

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EDD said:

Hey you forgot the pic of pikachu and lucas fighting the sandbag together.

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David said:

Tip: use mario's fireballs or FLUDD. These attacks will build up damage, but Sandbag won't go too far. I got almost 3, 000 feet with roy one time. Almost forgot, Fox is great to use in this mode too.

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toadfan said:

I wish sandbag was a character. Like I wish toad was. Sob.

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davyt 0247 said:

Don't use FLUDD I was wrong, it does not cause damage.

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davyt0247 said:

I can now say I got 1,200 feet with Mario. Home run contest is easier in this game.

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