‘Super Smash Bros.’ Bug Blows Up Fighters to Comical Proportions

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Gamers are still waiting for the Western release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, and for good reason. We brought up many pros about the handheld game in our review, but one major con (depending on who you ask) has been discovered by players that have already picked up the game in Japan – where it’s been selling like hotcakes for over a week already.

Consumers residing in the land of the rising sun have begun posting videos online detailing a new bug that’s been discovered. Occurring within the Multi-Man mode, this new glitch inflates fighters up to preposterous sizes. The error has been showcased by several Japanese players already, and it appears to most commonly appear with Yoshi.

Despite Mario’s companion being the main focus of this glitch, a photo has also surfaced that features the newcomer Greninja becoming an abnormally-sized amphibian, so it may be possible that any character can take part in the massive melee. At the very least, Yoshi will have to be under the control of the individual playing, as the glitch originates from the beloved green dinosaur’s ability to consume foes and temporarily turn them into an egg.

It’s a bummer that players can’t partake in the fun of becoming a massive and hostile skyscraper, but there aren’t many benefits to growing that large. While power-ups like Mushrooms enhance strength and scale in unison, this glitch eventually just results in the fighter’s own death as they quickly grow too big to stay on-screen.

Chances are that Nintendo will be cooking up a patch for this bizarre glitch in time for or shortly after the North American launch of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, but it’s possible that gamers will get a chance to play around with this technical hiccup before it’s inevitably fixed.

Regardless, the videos that have surfaced provide a funny glimpse at a minor glitch that managed to turn heads (and maybe even draw a couple of chuckles from gamers), which really isn’t all that bad.

What do you think of the newly discovered glitch? Are you hoping to transform Yoshi into Godzilla before Nintendo patches the issue? Let us know in the comments!


Super Smash Bros. arrives on the Nintendo 3DS on October 3, 2014, while the Wii U version is currently scheduled to launch at some point during Holiday 2014.

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Source: Pikatoo64 – YouTube, ti_owo – Twitter (via Polygon)