Mario's down special move.
|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
- 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|