The also attack lifts R.O.B. into the air slightly, allowing it to be used to aid R.O.B.'s recovery slightly. It deals minor damage (normally 4%), hits multiple times, and has decent stun and knockback. This attack can also reflect any incoming projectiles that hit the outstretched arms. The move can be bit difficult to use as a reflector, as there is bit of delay before R.O.B. starts to spin his arms, thus requiring more accurate timing than the other faster reflectors. Finally, it can be extended by rapidly tapping the Special Move button. If R.O.B. moves left or right while performing this move, his torso will also bend.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, it now ends with an uppercut that does increased damage and knockback.
Reflector Arm is one of R.O.B.'s Side Special Moves that can be used via customizations. R.O.B. does a spin that lasts longer. The move can easily reflect projectiles, however, it can score only one hit.
- Easier to reflect projectiles
- Lasts longer
- Faster start-up
- Deals less damage
- Can't deal repeated damage
- Doesn't move forward
- Loss of a reliable combo finisher
Backward Arm Rotor
Backward Arm Rotor is one of R.O.B.'s Side Special Moves that can be used via customizations. R.O.B. does a quick spin and ends with a fast uppercut that deals increased damage and knockback, making it very hard to reflect projectiles.
- Deals more damage
- Deals more knockback
- Very little ending lag
- Slow start-up leaves you open to attacks
- Can't move forward
- Very difficult to reflect projectiles
|R.O.B.'s Custom Special Moves|
|Custom 1||Custom 2|
|Standard Special||Wide-Angle Beam||Infinite Robo Beam|
|Side Special||Reflector Arm||Backward Arm Rotor|
|Up Special||Robo Rocket||High-Speed Burner|
|Down Special||Fire Gyro||Slip Gyro|
Rotating his arms and opening his hands were the only functions R.O.B could do to interact with games possibly serving as the inspiration of the fast paced Arm Rotor.
|R.O.B.'s Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Robo Beam|
|Side Special||Arm Rotor|
|Up Special||Robo Burner|
|Final Smash||Diffusion Beam||Super Diffusion Beam|