The Spring (スプリング, Supuringu, sometimes known as a Jump Pad) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Originating from Donkey Kong Jr. and Super Mario Bros., it propels a character skyward when jumped on. It can also land sideways, which causes anyone to bounce away from the Spring. The spring can be picked up and thrown.
Like the custom stage spring, if a character jumps on the spring while doing an attack, the attack will be canceled and the character will bounce up.
When thrown straight down, it causes the character who threw it to bounce off of it, restoring all of their midair jumps.
There a chance the spring itself will bounce too if thrown in a certain way.
- An item used to assist jumping. Jump on it, and it will send you bounding sky-high. You can also toss enemies onto it. It originally appeared in the second stage of Donkey Kong Jr., where it was used as a shortcut to leap to a distant platform. It resembles the bouncing projectiles that appeared in Donkey Kong, but those are said to be actually jacks, not springs.
- Donkey Kong Jr. (1982)
A strong spring that can bounce you higher than you've ever been before. If you throw this down while you're midair, you'll get a boost and sail even farther into the air! Try to be careful, though, since this spring may fall on its side and end up launching you sideways instead of up.
- NES - Donkey Kong Jr. (06/1986)