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Kirby is flying high above Dreamland on a Warp Star. He observes the many landmarks; a ravine, King Dedede’s castle, a meandering river. Suddenly, the clouds turn dark. Purple pulses hit Dreamland, and Kirby observes as the ravine is converted into a dry canyon. As the waves travel underneath, Kirby is knocked off-course and crashes into the town near the newly-formed canyon. The trailer switches to gameplay of Kirby traversing levels. Footage is shown of a ponytailed Kirby attacking using ribbons, a hard hat-wearing Kirby using a hammer, a snorkel-wearing Kirby blowing bubbles, a beaglepuss Kirby using a grapple hand and a hooded Kirby attacking with a scythe. We also catch a glimpse of a dinosaur-tailed Kirby rampaging a monochromatic city and King Dedede wearing a cowboy costume.
A red-haired fairy is seen sitting in a bar across from Whip Kirby. The two shake hands and a glow follows. Footage is shown of Beam Kirby shooting a ball of energy. The stylus taps the ball and swipes in the direction it is travelling, and the ball speeds up and splits into three.
A U.F.O. is seen firing a laser at Kirby, who is sitting in a U.F.O. of his own. Kirby, wearing an alarm-esque hat, emits a yellow pulse and everything freezes. Kirby pulls a switch and a mirror falls down, blocking Kirby from the laser. Kirby lets loose a blue pulse and time restarts. The laser deflects off the mirror and hits the U.F.O. that initially fired it, causing it to explode. Purple waves travel across the screen and it fades to black. A clock hand turns backward, revealing the logo.
Kirby is flying high above Dreamland on a Warp Star. He observes the many landmarks; a ravine, King Dedede’s castle, a meandering river. Suddenly, the clouds turn dark. Purple pulses hit Dreamland, and Kirby observes as the ravine is converted into a dry canyon. As the waves travel underneath, Kirby is knocked off-course and crashes into the town near the newly-formed canyon.
|This ability comes with a stylish purple hat and a bow and arrow. Kirby becomes an expert sniper, and can hit foes with charged or regular arrows.|
|Kirby dons a jester's hat and wields a staff that allows him to shoot beams of energy. This primarily comes as a whip, but can be turned into various projectiles.|
|Kirby gets a party hat that's simply bursting with colourful patterns. This ability gives Kirby the power to create bombs, which he can carry, throw or roll.|
|Kirby gains an adorable yellow hat decorated with wings and a face. How cute! Kirby attacks using golden boomerangs that slice through enemies and come right back at ya. These can be charged and partially aimed.|
|Kirby's hat with this ability is a simple tiara surrounding a raging flame. Fire Kirby can breathe fire or surround himself in it to launch himself like a meteor.|
|When Kirby gets the Ice ability, he gains a headband to hold the pile of ice on his head. Kirby gets to use all sorts of cool attacks, as well as skating to get places quickly!|
|Kirby becomes a skilled pilot once he gets his plane-like helmet from this ability. Kirby can launch himself forward at breakneck speeds or shoot projectiles from his boosters.|
|The Needle ability gives Kirby a spiky pink helmet. These needles can grow to a great size to protect Kirby and harm nearby enemies. They can also be launched.|
|Kirby doesn't get a hat with this ability, oddly enough. Instead, he gets a red and white umbrella, which he attacks with. Certain attacks will protect Kirby from enemy attacks, and Kirby will slowly glide down from heights with this ability.|
|Kirby gets a tiara that somehow holds a load of electricity when he absorbs this ability. He can generate electric shields or fire electricity as projectiles that pass through walls.|
|Kirby gains a crudely crafted hat made of rocks after absorbing the Stone ability. With this ability, Kirby can turn himself into a rock (or something along those lines) to defend from enemy attacks. In addition, he can turn his fist into a giant stone hand!|
|HYAAH! With the Sword ability, Kirby gets the green hat of another hero. This ability gives him, well, a sword. Kirby can deliver a wide variety of attacks with this weapon, fast and slow.|
|Make a splash with the Water ability! Kirby now wears a tiara that suspends a block of water on his head. This ability comes with all sorts of water-related powers, from riding a wave to creating a rainbow.|
|With the Wheel ability, Kirby gets to wear a backwards baseball cap. This ability allows Kirby to transform into a speedy wheel to chase down opponents.|
|Kirby gains a stylish red cowboy's hat when absorbing this ability, as well as the trademark whip. This whip has exceptional range and can not only hit, but grab items and enemies.|
Kirby: Time Out features 9 worlds, each of which is based on a different time period. Like with some previous Kirby games, the titles are food alliterations which come together to spell the final boss's theme.
|Carrot Canyon||This 'ere Dreamland ain't big enough for the both of us! Located in the far west of Dreamland, the mysterious pulses have reverted this village and its surrounding areas back to the cowboy era. The vast majority of levels take place within the town, but often stray away into the nearby canyon. Get ready for some gunslingin', horse-ridin', saloon-spittin' action! This area also parodies some common tropes in wild western movies, such as stand-offs.|
Kirby Fighters Remastered
Kirby Quest II
A new mode available postgame is Waddle Quest. Instead of playing as Kirby, you get to control a Waddle Dee! Not just any Waddle Dee, though! This one wields a parasol! ...What? Regular Waddle Dees have parasols too? Well, most parasols can’t command allies.
In Waddle Quest, Waddle Dee has just a parasol, which honestly isn’t the best weapon. However, the main gimmick in Waddle Quest revolves around the recruiting and controlling of enemies. Most enemies, when defeated, will choose to join you in your quest, giving them a small star icon above their head. Once recruited, your new allies can be “controlled” in a similar way to Kirby: Mass Attack. By tapping on a non-recruited enemy on the touchpad, your allies will make their way over and attack. However, your allies can be defeated, so it may be best to accompany them. In addition, you can view all of your current allies and their health (which cannot be replenished) through a menu. Here, you can select an ally and point them toward an obstacle which they can interact with. For example, directing a Water Galbo toward lava will cause them to solidify it.
Robobot Rampage features exclusive Robobot levels, which must be unlocked by collecting Robobot Cubes hidden throughout both the main story and Waddle Quest. These levels put Kirby in the familiar Robobot suit. While all previous modes return, a few new ones make an appearance.
- There was originally going to be a mode involving an unconfirmed character playing through levels with their own twist, much like Dededetour from Kirby Triple Deluxe. It would have put levels under a time limit and added the extra requirement of bringing treasure to the end of the level. It is thought that this was scrapped in favour of Waddle Quest.
- Working titles for this game included Kirby: Freeze Frame and Kirby: Overclocked.
- Kirby: Freeze Frame was eventually used by Fritez Franchise in their Kirby game.
- Concept art can be found for three "super abilities", likely replaced by the Stopwatch ability
- One such ability was the Creation ability and granted Kirby the ability to create walls and other such objects.
- Another was known as Palette Kirby, which would allow Kirby to colour in monochrome objects. These objects would all work differently, but restoring everything to colour would be required to complete the level.
- The final was the tentatively titled Rally Kirby, which gave Kirby a megaphone to allow him to coax enemies onto his side. This mechanic was carried over to the Waddle Quest mode.
- Despite being originally revealed as "Odyssey Dee", the mode has since been renamed to Waddle Quest
- This may be in reference to an incomplete project by HAL Laboratories in collaboration with Zentech Studios (though the project had been renamed to WaddleVenture later on)
- The colour scheme of the Construction ability's icon is a homage to this wiki's own construction template
- The first letters of each level spell out C-L-O-C-K-W-O-R-K, which happens to be the name of the final boss's theme