Rear Egg

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Rear Egg
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User Banjo & Kazooie
Universe Banjo-Kazooie
Shoots a grenade egg diagonally upward in the direction Kazooie isn't facing. Make sure to face away from your target.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Rear Egg (おケツタマゴ, Ass Egg) is Banjo & Kazooie's down special move.

Overview[edit]

Banjo crouches down while Kazooie deploys an explosive Grenade Egg backwards. The egg bounces in a slightly unpredictable fashion before detonating on contact or on a timer. As an item, it can be picked up by any player, though this does not stop it from exploding in characters' hands. However, this property makes the move useful for bomb recovery. Only one Grenade Egg can be present at a time; Kazooie refuses to use another until the first has exploded.

If a Grenade Egg detonates on contact with an opponent, the resulting explosion will not harm the Banjo that originated it. It shares this property with Young Link and Toon Link's bombs.

Origin[edit]

Kazooie laying a Grenade Egg in Banjo-Tooie.

The manner in which the egg is deployed originates from Banjo-Kazooie, which can be performed after the duo learns how to fire eggs. If the player holds Z while pressing the up C button, eggs will be fired normally from Kazooie's mouth in a straight line. But if the player presses the down C button instead, Kazooie lays the egg behind Banjo, which bounces away along the ground. Eggs fired this way bounce slowly and with much variance based on terrain slope, making its utility very situational.

Banjo-Tooie introduces different types of eggs aside from the standard Blue Eggs; Grenade Eggs are the third egg type. They explode instead of simply breaking on impact or distance expiry, dealing high damage and destroying many sorts of objects, but also hurt Kazooie if they explode too close. Kazooie can carry only 25 of them (though Cheato can double this limit). Grenade Eggs can only be fired one at a time and are mandatory for defeating several enemies and bosses. In the multiplayer first-person shooter mode, Grenade Eggs deal 4 damage (out of most characters' 8 health) and can cause friendly fire.

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Trivia[edit]

  • In Banjo-Kazooie, this move made a fart sound when being used; such sound effect is absent in Ultimate. However, if the move is used while an egg is already out, a faint "toot" sound can be heard from Kazooie.
  • This move was not named in Banjo-Kazooie or Banjo-Tooie, being rolled into Egg Firing as one ability, and is not present in any other Banjo games. This makes Ultimate the first time this move has ever been given an official name. However, the animation has always been internally named "egg ass", which the Japanese name of the move is a literal translation of.