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|Series||Super Smash Bros.|
|First appearance||Super Smash Bros. (1999)|
The Beam Sword, also known as an Energy Blade or light sabre, is an item in the Super Smash Bros. series. It is noted for being very similar to lightsabers from the Star Wars franchise.
In the original Super Smash Bros., the weapon is composed of a long pink blade of energy and has extremely long reach. The Beam Sword can also be thrown as an excellent projectile weapon for moderate damage. A thrown Beam Sword would also knock the foe back quite a ways.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Beam Sword has a purple hue and its blade is shorter. However, the length of the blade changes depending on who picked the weapon up. The size also changes according to the strength of the attack – a Smash Attack gives the blade its maximum length. Throwing the Beam Sword results in minimal damage in this game, as well as a severely reduced knockback.
The Beam Sword returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where it takes on a new bluish-white hue; in this game, however, when used with a smash attack, the sword extends, allowing for the weapon to have a longer range.
Beam Swords reappear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a new design. The blade has a shape most similar to that of Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as graduated colors of red and blue. Unlike in Melee and Brawl, the length of the blade is constant between characters. A Beam Sword trophy appears in both games, and in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it can only be obtained in Trophy Rush.
The Beam Sword reappears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in which its appearance from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is retained.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Names in other languages
|Portuguese||Espada de Feixe de Luz||Light Beam Sword|
|Spanish||Espada láser||Laser sword|
- The Japanese versions of Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee had sound effects for the Beam Sword that were similar to the Star Wars lightsaber sounds. These sound effects were changed during their localization, though later installments retain them.
- ^ Official American Super Smash Bros. website (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- ^ Official UK Nintendo Magazine Issue 78, page 11. "Light sabre"
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