Artwork of Barrels.
|Universe||Super Smash Bros.|
|Article on Super Mario Wiki||Barrel|
|“||Attack it or pick it up and throw it to break it open and release its contents.||”|
|—Super Smash Bros. instruction booklet description|
The Barrels seen in Smash most resemble those from the Donkey Kong series. In the original Donkey Kong, they act as hazards which Donkey Kong throws at Mario; if Mario gets hit by a barrel he loses a life. Barrels also feature prominently in the Donkey Kong Country games, appearing in roles such as objects that could be thrown by the players, enemy projectiles, and a respawn mechanism. Similar to Smash, the barrels in the Country series also occasionally contain items like bananas and golden figures that access bonus levels.
The barrel is a common real world item. Usually made of wood or metal, the crate is primarily used as a shipping container for particularly large objects that could easily be damaged outside of an enclosed space. Due to their unique oblong and bulging shape, they can be placed on their side and rolled around, making them easier to transport compared to other containers.
Overall, barrels work very similarly to crates. When a character picks up a barrel, they lose the ability to jump or attack, and (with the exception of Donkey Kong) their movement speed is greatly lowered due to the barrel's massive weight. They also cannot be picked up in mid-air. Barrels can be thrown up, forward, or down.
If a standing barrel is hit with a weak attack or lands on a sloped surface it starts rolling across the stage; if a rolling barrel hits a fighter, the barrel will break and deliver medium knockback to the fighter.
Super Smash Bros.
In the original Super Smash Bros., the player cannot move at all while holding a barrel, with the exception of Donkey Kong. Interestingly, Donkey Kong can not throw Barrels below him due to the way he carries the item. There is a 12.5% chance that barrels will explode upon being thrown, and in the case that it does, it may damage the player who threw it as well.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, barrels can very rarely release an Adventure Mode enemy, such as a ReDead, an Octorok, or a Goomba. When they are thrown at opponents, they can deal 18 to 22% damage and good knockback. When they explode after hitting an opponent, they deal massive damage and strong knockback. They contain only one item each.
- Like Crates, Barrels are often filled with items and occasionally explosive. Thrown Barrels may break on contact or go rolling along the ground to smash into characters. Like the Crate, the Barrel is heavy, so it will restrict the speed at which the character carrying it can move. This speed differs between characters.
- Super Smash Bros. (4/99)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, barrels and crates have a different appearance depending on what stage the match is fought. On more futuristic stages (e.g. Lylat Cruise) they take on a metallic appearance, while on more fantastical stages (e.g. Yoshi's Island) they look like wrapped-up presents. Barrels also fly much farther and faster when struck. Additionally, if a rolling barrel comes to a rest, it stops being harmful to players and can be picked up and thrown again, or attacked to be either sent flying or broken.
- Item holders similar to crates--their appearance will also change to fit the area. When you throw a barrel, it won't shatter, but rather roll across the stage. When a rolling barrel hits a character, that character gets sent sailing. Barrels are heavy, so you'll need two hands to pick them up, and your foot speed will decrease too.
- : Super Smash Bros.
- : Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. 4
Barrels return in Super Smash Bros. 4 with their functionality largely unchanged from Brawl.
Appearance (Wii U)
- These barrels are crammed full of items, but they're also incredibly tough to break. No baby hits here—attacking too lightly will just send the barrel rolling away, making it a dangerous obstacle for both you and your foes. And if others break the barrel, they'll get the items you wanted!
- : Super Smash Bros. (04/1999)
- : Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Barrels have all sorts of items inside, but they're tough! Hitting them lightly or throwing them might not be enough to get these things open. In fact, you might just end up sending them rolling, and just so you know, rolling barrels are a force to be reckoned with! They can send you flying right off the stage!
- : Super Smash Bros. (11/1999)
- : Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Barrels return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, keeping their designs from Super Smash Bros. 4.
Damage throughout the series
|Up tilt throw||N/A||22%||29%||29%|
|Up tilt throw explosion||N/A||40%||51%||51%|
|Down tilt throw||N/A||25%||29%||28%|
|Down tilt throw explosion||N/A||47%||52%||51%|
|Forward smash throw||21%||24%||24%||27%|
|Explosion forward smash throw||41%||46%||47%||50%|
|Up smash throw||N/A||25%||32%||32%|
|Up smash throw explosion||N/A||44%||55%||55%|
|Down smash throw||N/A||30%||32%||32%|
|Down smash throw explosion||N/A||51%||54%||54%|
|Air throw (DK)||21%||23%||24%||25%|
|Air throw explosion (DK)||41%||43%||46%||47%|
|Air up tilt throw (DK)||N/A||23%||29%||30%|
|Air up tilt throw explosion (DK)||N/A||48%||51%||52%|
|Air down tilt throw (DK)||N/A||25%||29%||30%|
|Air down tilt throw explosion (DK)||N/A||47%||51%||52%|
|Air forward smash throw (DK)||21%||25%||27%||28%|
|Explosion air forward smash throw (DK)||41%||45%||45%||51%|
|Air up smash throw (DK)||N/A||29%||32%||33%|
|Air up smash throw explosion (DK)||N/A||45%||54%||55%|
|Air down smash throw (DK)||N/A||30%||32%||33%|
|Air down smash throw explosion (DK)||N/A||52%||54%||55%|
Names in other languages
- The Barrel shares its breaking animation with the Crate. This can be seen with the Smash logo during the animation being much larger than on the barrel texture.
- Crates and Barrels. Smash Bros. DOJO!!. smashbros.com (2007-06-14). Retrieved on 2007-11-09.
- Can Guile MISINUT Flash Kick? -- Random Smash Ultimate Facts
|Items in Super Smash Bros. (64)|
|Normal||Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bumper · Fan · Fire Flower · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Maxim Tomato · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Star Rod · Starman|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg|
|Items in Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Normal||Barrel Cannon · Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bunny Hood · Cloaking Device · Fan · Fire Flower · Flipper · Food · Freezie · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Parasol · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Screw Attack · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg · Party Ball|
|Items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Normal||Assist Trophy · Banana Peel · Beam Sword · Blast Box · Bob-omb · Bumper · Bunny Hood · Cracker Launcher · Deku Nut · Dragoon · Fan · Fire Flower · Food · Franklin Badge · Freezie · Golden Hammer · Gooey Bomb · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Hothead · Lightning Bolt · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Pitfall · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Screw Attack · Smart Bomb · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Soccer Ball · Spring · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Superspicy Curry · Team Healer · Timer · Unira · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crates|
|Key · Stock Ball · Trophy Stand|
|Collectibles||CD · Coins · Sticker · Trophy|
|Other||Smash Coins and Bills|