Flies & Hand
Flies & Hand (ハエと手, Flies & Hand) are entities from the Mario series.
Flies & Hand made their debut in the Gnat Attack minigame in Mario Paint. In this minigame, the player uses the SNES Mouse to move the hand holding a flyswatter and attempt to swat the insects of increasing size and number. The player must defeat one hundred flies in order to complete the three levels, leading to a boss battle against King Watinga.
As an Assist Trophy
The Flies & Hand debuted as an Assist Trophy. They were revealed during the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct in November 1, 2018.
During the reveal trailer, the Flies & Hand are first seen moving around the Dream Land GB stage, referencing the retro aesthetic of Mario Paint.
As an Assist Trophy, the flies will fly around the stage and swarm around the opponents while the hand holding the flyswatter will hover in the foreground and attempt to swat them, damaging any fighters who are hit in the process. The hand can be attacked and even KO'd. When it is KO'd, it acts as it does in Gnat Attack, displaying eyes and a mouth when it is damaged. KO'ing the Flies & Hand Assist Trophy earns the player an extra point.
Flies & Hand also appears as an Advanced-class support spirit.
The Hand uses a Giant Donkey Kong puppet fighter while the Flies use an army of Tiny Dark Pit puppet fighters, and is fought on the Living Room stage. During the battle, the player's fighter must survive until the timer runs out while the Flies & Hand appears as a hostile Assist Trophy. Also, the Giant Donkey Kong's frequent hand-based attacks references the hand's ability to swat the flies while the Tiny Dark Pit army's frequent Power of Flight references the flies' ability to fly and swarm.
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