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All Food variants in Super Smash Flash 2.
|Universe||Super Smash Bros.|
|Appearance||Super Smash Flash 2|
|In-game description||Replenish damage when eaten.|
Food (たべもの) is a set of multiple recovering items hailing from multiple universes. They have first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee and often spawn in groups, from Party Balls. Though they do not appear in the original Super Smash Flash, it does appear in the reboot, Super Smash Flash 2.
Food tends to regularly appear on the stages, and due to the small rate of healing its variants tend to have, they appear very commonly, usually spawned in great numbers after opening a Party Ball. They recover about 1-5% of damage, though there are food capable of recovering about 10%.
Mr. Game & Watch has the ability to spawn food himself if he successfully connects a #7 with his side special move, Judge. A subtle difference between the food spawned by Mr. Game & Watch in SSF2 from the Super Smash Bros. games (aside the food no longer being restricted to be only an apple) is that for each character hit, a different piece of food will appear instead of only one. This means that if Mr. Game & Watch is able to strike all the opponents at once with his hammer, up to three different food variants will be spawned. This may proved to be an advantage and disadvantage at the same time for Mr. Game & Watch, as he may be able to collect all the dropped food after launching the opponents but also unaffected characters may be able to collect the food instead during Mr. Game & Watch's freeze frames.
Food may also be considered a stage element that appears outside the common item spawnage. Only three stages are able to dispense food in the game: Yoshi's Island (64), Yoshi's Story and Smashville (coincidentally, all are past stages). These stages distribute food in a similar manner: it is carried towards the stage by something and characters have to attack the carrier so the food may be dropped and consumed. In Yoshi's Island (64) and Yoshi's Story, the food is carried by flying Propeller Shy Guys whereas in Smashville it is carried by floating balloons. Propeller Shy Guys usually come in great numbers, so the food droppage may be greater compared to Smashville, where most of the time, only a single balloon will appear at the time. Disabling food with the item switch removes the food from the carriers, who still will be coming to the stage despite not carrying anything.
Delibird is also able drop food thanks to his move Present. Delibird indiscriminately launches food out of his tail sack so everyone may be able to collect the goods, even by the characters who did not release it, though they have to be careful as Delibird may drop Rocket Bombs as well.
List of food
The following is a list of all the food variants that are able to appear during matches, accompanied by a brief description and the damage value they recover.
|Apple||A red apple with a stem.||10%|
|Candy cane||A cane-shaped, red-striped hard candy.||2%|
|Chocolate bar||A 2-by-8 patterned chocolate bar.||3%|
|Coffee cup||A white cup on a saucer with black coffee inside.||4%|
|Doughnut||A pink-glazed fried dough with colored sprinkles.||3%|
|Egg||A white egg inside its shell. It may be a hard-boiled egg.||3%|
|Eggplant||A purple aubergine.||5%|
|Fortune cookie||A folded crisp cookie. The typical "fortune" paper is not visible.||3%|
|French fries||A set of fried potatoes served on a "MG fist" emblazoned gray cup.||2%|
|A set of smaller fried potatoes served on a red cup.||2%|
|Grapes||A cluster of purple grapes.||5%|
|Hamburger||A sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato meat and cheese.||3%|
|A smaller sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato meat and cheese.||1%|
|Hot dog||A sausage on a bun with sauce and drizzled mustard.||2%|
|A smaller sausage on a bun with sauce and drizzled mustard.||1%|
|Ice cream||A wafer cone served with curled vanilla ice cream mixed with strawberry ice cream.||2%|
|Lollipop||A swirl rainbow-colored lollipop on a stick with a yellow star.||2%|
|Lon Lon Milk||A bottle filled with milk.||4%|
|Meat||A piece of broiled meat covering a thick bone.||3%|
|Melon||A green melon of the Yubari King variety with a stem that forks in two directions.||10%|
|Mushroom||A shiitake dark brown mushroom cap with a light stem.||5%|
|Onigiri||A rice molded triangle held by a strip of seaweed.||4%|
|Orange||A round orange.||4%|
|Orange juice||A thick glass cup with orange juice, with an orange slice and a pink straw.||5%|
|Pancakes||A set of soft, fluffy pancakes with butter and syrup dripping from the top.||10%|
|A smaller set of soft, fluffy pancakes with butter on the top.||1%|
|Peach||A round pink peach.||5%|
|Pepper||A bulbous green pepper.||4%|
|Pie slice||A baked, pastry dough slice with a red filling.||4%|
|Pizza||A thin-crust pizza with various toppings with a separated slice.||10%|
|A thin-crust pizza slice with pepperoni as its only topping.||1%|
|Popsicle||A chocolate-covered, frozen snack with a stick.||1%|
|Ramen||A noodle soup served with many ingredients like fish, meat or vegetable.||10%|
|Rare Candy||A vitamin or medicine wrapped on a M-patterned blue wrap.||3%|
|Sausages||A pair of sausages drizzled with ketchup.||4%|
|Sea-salt ice cream||A frozen snack on a stick with a salty and sweetened flavor.||3%|
|Steak||A slab of grilled steak on a plate.||10%|
|Strawberry||A single strawberry with stem and leaves intact||5%|
|Strawberry shortcake||A two layered shortcake with whipped cream and a single strawberry on the top.||2%|
|Sundae||A milkshake glass cup filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, a brown wafer and one cherry.||3%|
|Sushi||A nigiri-type, tamago sushi made with vinegared rice, topped with an omelette slice.||2%|
|Taco||A hard-shell taco filled with seasoned ground beef, cheese, tomato and lettuce.||1%|
|Watermelon slice||A half-slice of watermelon.||4%|
|Yoshi Cookie||A heart-shaped cookie with red icing.||2%|
Food as a healing object is a very common staple in video games. Games from the Yoshi and the Kirby series have a strong focus on food items, and being a gluttonous character is a trait of their respective protagonists. For instance, in Yoshi's Story, Yoshi has to eat a set of 30 fruits in order to complete a level, and eating fruit invariably heals Yoshi and replenishes his life meter. However, the concept of healing food in the Super Smash Bros. series, as well as SSF2, is more similar to how it is applied to the Kirby games. Beginning with Kirby Super Star, there is common food scattered across levels that acts a low-recovery item when Kirby eats it. Several food items are very similar between Kirby Super Star and SSF2 as direct result of this.
- As a small easter egg, some food variants are a references originating from other video game franchises. These include a Yoshi Cookie from Yoshi, a bottle of Lon Lon Milk from The Legend of Zelda, a Rare Candy from Pokémon, a sea-salt ice cream from KINGDOM HEARTS and a bowl of ramen from Naruto.
- The lollipop resembles the Invincible Candy from Kirby but it nonetheless looks different.
- The same goes for the meat, as it is similar to the meat from One Piece. However, meat of with this appearance is a common sight in many manga and anime, not restricted only to One Piece.
- The design of the cup for the regular and small french fries resembles the real-life cups used by fast-food restaurant chain, McDonald's. The regular one parodies the famous "Golden Arches" M logo of the company by mimicking it with the MG fist logo; the smaller one has the same red-colored cup design albeit without the "Golden Arches".
- Given its appearance, the doughnut resembles Homer Simpson's favorite doughnut variant from the animated TV series, The Simpsons.
- There used to be other food references that have been removed as of the Beta version, these include a Cheri Berry from Pokémon, an Energy Capsule from Mega Man and even a Pork Chop from the Minecraft franchise.
- The original Food artwork (seen above) that depicts Kirby collecting some food is actually a recolored image derived from the Gourmet Race preview on the file select screen for Kirby Super Star.