Just as the Bumper and the Home-Run Bat before it, another returning item in Super Smash Bros. 4 is now receiving a new visual redesign. This time it’s the Motion-Sensor Bomb, the timed explosive that sticks to the surface or fighter it comes into first contact with when thrown. There’s always a sense of tension and panic when players desperately pass it onto each other before it explodes.

If you’re a Smash fan, you’ll immediately notice the biggest change: the size. Series director Masahiro Sakurai says on Miiverse:

“The tiny Motion-Sensor Bomb is hard to see. If you get any closer, it’s dangerous. I warned you.”

It seems like it’ll be more difficult (if not near-impossible) than ever in to spot when placed in Smash 4, undoubtedly allowing more opportunities for stealthy trap tactics.

Yet again, Twitter user SmashBros-Miiverse.provides a helpful comparison image of the new item’s evolution in the franchise.

Super Smash Bros. 4 - Motion-Sensor Bomb evolution

  • Googs

    The texture quality on that pot or whatever it is is absolutely terrible.

    • Jesse Ren Saario

      Well it was the very first N64 one so yeah, its only a sprite.

    • Reece Heather

      So would most textures when zoomed in way further than visually intended in the overall presentation — plus the game’s still in development. 🙂

      • CEObrainz

        For fighters, people generally don’t care about textures too much. The frame rate and ability to clearly see what your character is doing is regarded as more important.

  • Spencer

    I guess what I enjoyed about the first one was the neutrality. You could barely see it on most textures. However, if this one’s as small as you’re making it sound, then I’m game!

  • CEObrainz

    I really like the model on the new motion bomb, the change from Smash 1 to 4 though is astonishing.