Super Smash Bros. 4: New Mode Is an Angry Birds-like Minigame

Target Blast combines elements of Target Smash and Home-Run Contest.

The 3DS version of the new Super Smash Bros. is already getting an exclusive mode called Smash Run, in which four players independently navigate a randomized labyrinth, defeat enemies to gain stat boosts, then use their pumped-up fighters to waste the other three players in a battle royale. Today's update from director Masahiro Sakurai introduces yet another new mode called Target Blast, which looks suspiciously like Angry Birds or Crush the Castle.

As Sakurai explains:

…It goes BOOOOOM! Not only will the blast destroy targets, but it'll also cause a chain reaction by using shattered walls and bomb blocks–all of which contributes to you getting a high score!! This is a new activity that combines the concepts of Target Smash and the Home-run Contest–it's called Target Blast! Your final score is the total you rack up over two rounds. Of course, your Target Blast scores contribute to your Global Smash Power, too.

Sakurai didn't confirm whether this mode was also exclusive to the 3DS game or if it'll appear on the Wii U as well. In any case, it looks like another fun time-waster in an already packed package.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives October 3. The Wii U build arrives later during the holidays.