Side special move
Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Over B in Europe) is a special attack introduced in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is performed by pressing the special move button while holding "left" or "right" on the control stick (or control pad on the Wii Remote).
 Smash special move
Some side special moves are different depending on whether or not the control stick (or pad) is "smashed" or simply tilted to the side. The characters where "smashing" the control stick are;
 List of moves
 Reverse side special move
In Brawl, most side special moves can be reversed in the first few frames (except Bowser and Samus), although the usefulness is questionable, since any character can quickly turn around on the spot and immediately perform their side special move. The only true use for a reverse side special is while running; when running, the player cannot use their side special backwards without having to stop or turn around first. The reverse side special can be done while running and gives certain characters boosts when turning around, the most notable boosts being Donkey Kong's and Luigi's reverse side specials, where the former gets a quick boost backwards and has an unsurprising hit, and the latter will keep sliding forwards while being able to charge his move.