Break the Targets!

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Break the Targets! (also known as Target Smash!! in Super Smash Bros. Brawl) is one of the bonus stages in the Super Smash Bros. series. Except in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, each character has a specially designed course; breaking all ten targets usually requires utilizing all or most of the characters' attacks. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the difficulty level determines which of the five stages are played. All characters can play on all five stages.


Panorama of a Target Smash! stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The player has to break 10 targets. When the stage is played as a part of Single-Player Mode (in Super Smash Bros.) or Classic Mode (in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl), there is a time limit of 2 minutes. When the stage is selected separately (Target Test), there is no given time limit. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Target Smash!! acts the same way, but this time, the stages are set outdoors, allowing for a better scenery. There are no longer personalized stages for each character. Additionally, Items can be found this time, allowing players to smash targets with increased ease. Another add-on is that players can now replay records of the Target Smash!, something that was not in the previous two games. One can even send a game record to another person via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Despite being renamed Target Smash! in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the announcer still says "Break the Targets".


The levels designs are all different, and the objects in them fit each character. For instance, Ganondorf's level is a dungeon, and Donkey Kong's and Mario's resemble a construction site (from the game Donkey Kong). Various traps include Bumpers, Flippers, burning platforms, and spikes. However, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there are no unique level designs for each character and levels are based on one of the five difficulty options.

Names in other languages

Super Smash Bros.

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ターゲットをこわせ!
Tāgetto wo kowase!
Break the Targets!; also used in other games
French Pulvériser les cibles Pulverise the targets
German Zerstöre die Zielscheiben Demolish the Targets

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Language Name Meaning
French Détruisez les cibles Demolish the targets
German Zerschlage die Zielscheiben Smash the Targets
Spanish Rompe las dianas Break the targets

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Language Name Meaning
French Smash dans le mille Smash in the bullseye
German Scheiben-Smash Target Smash
Italian Bersagli Smash Smash Targets
Spanish Dianas Smash Smash Targets

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