The Banana Peel made its debut in Super Mario Kart and has become a recurring item in the Mario Kart. It is a yellow banana peel with simple eyes and a smile. It can placed on the race courses as hazards which can cause a kart to slip and spin around for a short time. It serves as serves as the logo for the Banana Cup.
Slipping on banana peels is a classic slapstick gag, tracing its origins back to 19th century America. The slipperiness of banana peels comes from vegetable oils contained within the peel, which are released as the peel is pressed, a more common example being when someone steps on it.
The Brawl trophy description states that the Banana Peels used in Smash are produced from Japanese fiber bananas (Musa basjoo), a species of banana commonly cultivated across East Asia.
The Banana Peel debuted as a throwing item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It uses a realistic design, as opposed to the cartoonish design with a face used in the Mario Kart series. In addition, it can't cause the fighter who placed them to slip.
The Banana Peel can be thrown like any other regular item. When the opponent steps on it, they slip and are temporarily stunned. The Banana Peel itself flies a short distance sideways, just far enough that if the slipper rolls the wrong way, they will slip again. Diddy Kong's down special move generates Banana Peels even with items turned off, which is an important strategy in tournaments because it often disrupts an opponent's ground game, forcing them into the air. Banana Peels can also make opponents trip if their feet or shins touch a stationary banana during an attack on a platform above them.
In Super Smash Bros. 4, when the opponent slips on the Banana Peel, they disappear, so they cannot be used more than once. This change did not exist in early versions of the game.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Banana Peels no longer disappear upon contact with an opponent. Instead, they will last for two slips and/or throws until they disappear. Additionally, they now have transcendent priority. Also, Banana Peels are created when the fighter uses a Banana Gun which shoots an explosive banana projectile, leaving the player to hold the peel.
The peel from a Japanese fiber banana of the Musaceae plant family. It contains a high volume of vegetable oil, which oozes out when the peel is stepped on, making things slippery. In Smash Bros., the peel fulfils its destiny as a comedic prop by making passersby slip. Characters who land on their backsides will be defenseless until they recover their footing.
Looks like someone had a nice snack and didn't bother to clean up afterward... As you may suspect, stepping on a banana peel sends you falling to the ground and exposes you to attacks. You can throw these at your opponents too, but please clean up when you're done, all right?
HEY! Put that banana peel in the bin! ...Oh, you're going to trip up your opponent with it? Carry on, then. Of course, picking up and throwing banana peels at people is disgusting, but they'll have a hard time keeping their defenses up if they're putting on a one-man slapstick act, so...go ahead.
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