Sakurai Details The Special Flag Item In Super Smash Bros. 4

By Jocelyn Mak On 12 Aug, 2014 At 04:41 PM | Categorized As 3DS News, Smash Updates, Super Smash Bros, Wii U News | With 1 Comment

Yesterday, director Masahiro Sakurai stirred the proverbial pot when he cruelly teased the inclusion of Meta Knight in his “Pic of the Day” Miiverse post. Likely wanting to avoid upsetting fans again, Sakurai has been conservative with today’s Miiverse update.

Today, Mr. Sakurai has shared more information on the Special Flag item for Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3DS. The Special Flag is a unique item that can grant the player with either an additional KO count or an extra life in matches. To gain the bonus from the Special Flag, the player must raise the item for a long enough time to activate the effect.

Finding the opportunity to use the item amid a fierce battle will be a key tactic, and likewise disallowing the opponent the chance to use the Special Flag is something to keep in mind. I can imagine that there will be a mad dash for the Special Flag when it appears in battle, similarly like when the Smash Ball rears its ugly head. It is safe to assume that chaos will ensue.

Out of all the newly announced items, the Special Flag is without a doubt the most interesting. What are your thoughts on the item? Will you be turning this item on during your battles? Let me know!

Please check out the screenshot and Mr. Sakurai’s commentary below:

super smash bros special flag

Pic of the day. If you manage to raise this Special Flag for long enough, an additional KO count will be added to your score in a time match, or you’ll get an extra stock for a stock match. When this appears on the stage, the fight for the flag becomes a fierce battle of tactics, which makes things pretty interesting.


Super Smash Bros For 3DS is due for release on October 3. While Super Smash Bros. For Wii U still has a tentative holiday launch.

Stay tuned at Mii-gamer for the best coverage of Super Smash Bros in the Miiverse.

Via: Miiverse

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