Mario Tornado
Mario Tornado
Mario symbol
Mario's down special move.
Universe Mario
User(s) SSF2 Mario head
Effect Mario rapidly spins, damaging opponents.

Mario Tornado (マリオトルネード), also known as Star Spin (回転星型), is a recurring attack used by Mario in the Super Smash Flash series. In both games, Mario spins around rapidly for a short time, he ends the attack by punching upward, knocking away trapped opponents.


In the original Super Smash Flash, Mario Tornado is Mario's down aerial. The move is slightly quicker than the Super Smash Bros. Melee version of the attack, with little to almost no hitstun, but still a very damaging move nonetheless.

In the reboot, Super Smash Flash 2, it has become Mario's down special move. The move now possesses considerably more knockback and hitstun than its counterpart in SSF, and can now be used for recoveries as it allows Mario to hover in the air momentarily when the special move button is pushed repeatedly. It is also one of the best momentum canceling moves in the game. As a nod to the spinning attack from Super Mario Galaxy, the Baby Luma comes out of Mario's cap during the ending strike, but is merely a cosmetic addition.


Super Smash Flash


Super Smash Flash 2


Early designs


  • When the Baby Luma was first incorporated into the move, it actually had a small hitbox that dealt high knockback. This has been removed altogether, though.
Mario's special moves
Standard special move Fireball
Side special move Cape
Up special move Super Jump Punch
Down special move Mario Tornado
Final Smash Mario Finale