Not to be confused with side tilt, another type of attack, from the reboot, Super Smash Flash 2.
SSF Kirby side attack

Kirby using his side attack, on Dream Land

A side attack in Super Smash Flash, also called forward attack and referred to as "smash" attack (not to be confused with an actual smash attack) within the How to Play section, is an attack that is performed by pressing the attack button with putting the side key. Despite the name, the side attack is not truly an equivalent to the side special move found in the official Super Smash Bros. games but essentially functioning similar to a dash attack or even a continued combo attack from a standard attack, as attack within this range include successive attacks, like kicks and punches, that normally deal more damage, there are also includes projectile-based attacks, like Samus's machine gun or moves that slightly make the player move a few inches after the attack was performed, like Jigglypuff's forward lunge kick.

List of side attacks

The following is a list of all the side attacks in SSF per character, adding a brief description, and explaining if the attack is a projectiles and if it skids or propels the character forward in a single use.

Side attacks in Super Smash Flash
Character Description P S
Blade Delivers a faster horizontal slash. No Yes
Blue Delivers a faster horizontal slash No Yes
Captain Falcon Engulfs himself in flames and delivers a low headbutt; by keeping the attack button pressed, he will then perform the Raptor Boost, a flaming uppercut that sends opponents upwards. No No
Cloud Performs a fast two-hit combo with his Buster Sword. No Yes
Crono Delivers just one slow, but potent single slash that is also able to strike opponents that are found behind him. No Yes
Fox Uses Fox Illusion, moving forward at a really high speed, causing a blue afterimage of himself to appear in its path and damaging anyone that comes in contact with him. No Yes
InuYasha Performs a fast two-hit combo with Tessaiga No Yes
Jigglypuff Performs a forward lunge kick. No No
Kirby Engulfs himself whole in a fireball and lunges forward with great speed; holding the attack button causes him to deliver an arched high kick. No Yes
Knuckles Throws a double punch, trusting both fists forward. No Yes
Link Slashes twice with the Master Sword. No No
Lloyd Slashes in front of him with the Flamberge. No No
Luigi Delivers two punches rapidly, holding the attack button makes him deliver a high kick. No Yes
Mario Delivers two punches rapidly, holding the attack button makes him deliver a high kick. No Yes
Mega Man X Shoots with his semi-charged X-Buster a fast green shot. Yes No[1]
Meta Knight Slashes twice in succession with Galaxia. No Yes
Mewtwo Extends both arms forward, releasing a quickly growing pulse of shadow energy in front of itself. No No
Mr. Game & Watch Swings a lit torch up and down. No No
Mr. Incredible Throws a straight super punch producing a shockwave, holding the attack button causes him to deliver a more powerful super uppercut. No No
Naruto Throws a swinging punch, emitting a shockwave at the moment he swings his arm that extends directly forward. No No
Pikachu Propelling itself forward with Skull Bash a fixed distance, delivering a headbutt. Yes No
Samus Rapidly fires multiple shots from her arm cannon in a similar way to a machine gun. Yes No
Shadow Uses Chaos Upper, swinging his arm and conjuring a ball of chaos energy from his fist. No No
Sheik Rushes forward as she performs a movement very similar to her standard attack (just without the needles), hitting opponents with her hand glaring. No Yes
Sonic Performs a windmill kick. No Yes
Super Sonic Performs a "super" kick No No
Tails Uses the Rhythm Twister to spin around and strikes opponents with his tails. No No
Young Link Slashes thrice with the Kokiri Sword. Yes No
Zelda Conjures a glowing orb that rapidly expands from her palms, holding the button causes her to perform an upwards Lightning Kick, a kick that she delivers with a shine coming from her heel. No No
Zero Directly hits with his Zero Buster, holding down the button makes Zero deliver an overhead slash with his Z-Saber, an attack that is also able to strike opponents behind Zero. No No


  1. This attack does not cause Mega Man X to skid forward; on the contrary, it uniquely ricochets him back instead.
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