The executor can steer it by pressing left or right, and stop the attack by pressing B again. In Melee, it can be used to increase Yoshi's horizontal recovery. It is easily countered, but acts as an efficient way to pass an edgeguarder when Yoshi is off-stage, but if the opponent can reach the egg's height and hit Yoshi it is essentially followed by a death. If preferred, the player controlling the move may wish to hold the B button. This makes it more difficult to control, but allows more damage.
In Brawl, Yoshi's air speed is decreased while using the Egg Roll, making it useless as a recovery move. Also, it is notoriously easy to Self-destruct with, as Yoshi becomes Helpless if used in midair, and running off platforms with Egg Roll is easy.
|Yoshi's Special Moves|
|Standard Special Move:||Egg Lay|
|Side Special Move1:||Egg Roll|
|Up Special Move:||Egg Throw|
|Down Special Move:||Yoshi Bomb|
|Final Smash2:||Super Dragon|
| 1: In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl only.|
2: In Super Smash Bros. Brawl only.
The move seems to be unique to the Super Smash Bros. series, but may be based on Yoshi's Story where upon eating a Turbo Tulip, Yoshi could encase himself into an egg and fling himself at enemies or out-of-reach objects. The Egg Roll would later appear in Mario Power Tennis and Mario Strikers Charged.