The feared home-run bat is back in Super Smash Bros. and the effects of being KO’d with it seem to be extra comical. You can see Link using it against Donkey Kong in the above image, with Kong’s eye comically bulging out of his head from the effect. The home-run bat, like the hammer, has always been feared for its instant KO ability.
Of course, no Super Smash Bros. update would be the same without Sakurai’s commentary on Miiverse, where he makes reference to the eye bulging effect.
“Pic of the day. The Home-run Bat in this game is black! And it’s so powerful that your eyes might bug out!!”
It’s interesting to see the color change from gold to black. What do you think of the change? Are you excited to slug your opponents when the game is released?