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I remember reading that in the older games, you could not get the same number as either of the last two uses, but while I was playing on him on Super Smash Bros 4, (over multiple games) I got many repetitions of the same number, such as two 9's in a row and even three 4's in a row. Did they change the mechanic?

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SSB4 removed the mechanic altogether, letting each independent use of the hammer roll between 1-9 randomly, so each number always has an ~11% chance of appearing.

More info on the move in the wiki here.

And all changes to Game and Watch listed here.

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    Hmmm, so it seems like he is more luck based than ever now.
    – The Man
    Feb 24, 2015 at 15:00
  • That would definitely seem to be the case. No more having to swing "dummy hammers". To be honest, I've stopped using the hammer altogether now, except as a joke. Rolling a 1 is just too costly.
    – TheFaster
    Feb 24, 2015 at 15:01
  • Yeah, but rolling the 8 or 9 can win the whole game. I will probably use it less now, but i'll still use it.
    – The Man
    Feb 24, 2015 at 15:03

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