A down attack in Super Smash Flash, called air attack downward within the How to play section, is an attack that is performed by pressing the attack button with putting the down key while the character is found in midair, sometimes as a result of of jumping. True to their name, down aerials are very similar to their equivalents in the official Super Smash Bros. games. Attacks of this type include characters directly hitting below them, such as sword characters directly slashing beneath them or swordless characters kicking downwards in some way as they fall; in case it involves projectiles, these are normally fired so they travel all the way down. As usual for many attacks in the game, some characters may propel forward a few inches right after performing their down aerials.
List of down attacks
The following is a list of all the down attacks in SSF per character, adding a brief description, and explaining if the attack is a projectiles and if it skids or propels the character forward in a single use.
Flips in the air as he slashes with his Z-Saber downwards in an arc.
↑ 1.01.11.21.3These attacks do not experience the usual forward propelling but nonetheless still experience a similar automatic movement (either plummeting or rising) as detailed on their respective rows.
↑This attack does not cause Mega Man X to skid forward; on the contrary, it uniquely ricochets him back instead.