Target Blast (スマッシュボンバー, Smash Bomber) is a Stadium sub-mode in Super Smash Bros. 4. The player is tasked with inflicting damage to a bomb on a platform, then launching it into a structure composed of various blocks filled with Targets, with the goal of destroying as many targets as possible in two rounds.
The bomb's 10-second timer starts when the player touches or attacks it. When the bomb is hit with a powerful attack, it is sent flying, destroying most objects in its path. Halfway through the round, the announcer will start the countdown just like in a standard Smash with only five seconds remaining. When the timer hits zero the bomb explodes, destroying any objects around it, as well as potentially starting physics-based chain reactions due to the blocks around the blast radius being dislodged. As a result of this, much of the strategy in Target Blast comes from deciding when and how the bomb should be launched.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS the two bombs are the same size, while in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U the second bomb is bigger. If the player fails to launch the bomb out of the starting platform before it explodes, the bomb will explode and send the player flying with enough knockback to be KO'd (or a shield break if holding up their shield), before they receive a score of zero for the round. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U features three separate stages with different layouts, with only the first one being shared with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Every session of Target Blast is composed of two rounds, with the final score being the combined score of both rounds. The player may choose to retry the first round by pressing B, or move on to the second round for an even higher score. The scores in this mode are used as part of Global Smash Power.
Breaking all 15 red targets (27 in Stage 2 and 23 in Stage 3) awards the player with a Perfect! If this occurs in the first round, the structure will be rebuilt for the second round. Trophy or Custom Part targets may randomly replace one of the red targets, and destroying them yields the indicated reward.
For unknown reasons the bomb has an extremely high falling speed when launched straight upward.
Each type has a point value associated with it.
The value increases when the bomb detonates, giving the player even higher scores.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U