A back throw (後投げ, Rear/back throw) is a throw performed by pressing backwards on the control stick or D-pad after having grabbed an enemy. These throws rarely lead to combos, but typically have good knockback (often more than forward throws) and thus can be used to throw enemies off the edge to be edge-guarded. In Smash 64, all back throws have very high knockback and are viable KO moves. This trait is carried over to future games.
List of back throws in Super Smash Bros.
In Super Smash Bros., the best back throwers, similar to forward throws, are the characters with a good jab set up and virtually anyone who isn't a tether/extended reach grab. The majority of back throws have incredibly high knockback, being used next to ledges for gimp opportunities outside of Kirby who has an overall better forward throw. However, low knockback scaling requires them to be followed up by edgeguarding attacks to be used properly. Practically all back throws can be used to combo in the rapetent portion of Hyrule Castle.
List of back throws in Super Smash Bros. Melee
List of back throws in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
List of back throws in Super Smash Bros. 4
Notable back throws
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