Story Mode

The main game. Up to five players must beat a variety of different levels in several different worlds in order to beat the final boss.



Playable Characters

Image Name Playability Copy Ability
KTDKirby Kirby Single Player and Multiplayer None
Dededessb King Dedede Multiplayer only Hammer
1608 render metaknightrender Meta Knight Multiplayer only Sword
Bandana Waddle Dee KTD Bandana Dee Multiplayer only Spear
Adeline-1- Adeline Multiplayer only (Game Pad exclusive) None (can paint platforms and creatures to aid Kirby and co.)
Masterhand-thumb Master Hand Single Player only (only appears in a special mode) Smash

Copy Abilities





Regular (no copy ability)

  • Armored Waddle Dee
  • Batty
  • Bouncy
  • Big Waddle Dee
  • Blipper
  • Blockin
  • Bronto Burt
  • Broom Hatter
  • Bubbles
  • Cappy
  • Carry Dee
  • Galbo
  • Gator
  • Gigatzo
  • Glunk
  • Gold Waddle Dee
  • Gordo
  • Grizzo
  • Kabu
  • Lovely
  • Mumbies
  • Prank
  • Roly-Poly
  • Scarfy
  • Shotzo
  • Sir Slippy
  • Snooter
  • Squishy
  • Tookey
  • Twizzy
  • Waddle Dee
  • Whispy Woods Jr.

Regular (give copy abilities)

  • Bang-Bang (Missile)
  • Beetley (Beetle)
  • Bio Spark (Ninja)
  • Birdon (Wing)
  • Blade Knight (Sword)
  • Bomber (Crash)
  • Boxin (Fighter)
  • Burning Leo (Fire)
  • Capsule J2 (Jet)
  • Chilly (Ice)
  • Clown Acrobot (Clown)
  • Explosive Coconut (Bomb)
  • Fire Galbo (Fire)
  • Foley (Bomb)
  • Gim (Yo-Yo)
  • Heavy Knight (Sword)
  • Hot Head (Fire)
  • Jungle Bomb (Bomb)
  • Laser Ball (Laser)
  • Leafan (Leaf)
  • Metalun (Steel)
  • Noddy (Sleep)
  • Parasol (Parasol)
  • Pengi (Ice)
  • Plasma Wisp (Spark)
  • Pokey (Spear)
  • Poppy Bros Jr. (Bomb)
  • Ring-Ding (Bell)
  • Rocky (Stone)
  • Sir Kibble (Cutter)
  • Simirror (Mirror)
  • Sparky (Spark)
  • Starman (Hi-Jump)
  • TAC (Copy)
  • Tick (Needle)
  • Togezo (Needle)
  • Twinium (Archer)
  • Twister (Tornado)
  • Waddle Doo (Beam)
  • Water Galbo (Water)
  • Aqua Head (Water)
  • Wheelie (Wheel)




Level Bosses


World Bosses



Found in Levels

  • Stars- Stars act as currency, depending on the color, Kirby gets a different amount. They can be used in each world's shop to buy various items.
  • Dream Jewels- There are three in each level, and collecting a certain amount unlocks that world's boss stage. They behave similarly to Kirby Triple Deluxe's Sun Stones. Puzzles often have to be solved to collect them.
  • Keychains- Collectable items which show a sprite from various Kirby games, and there are 500 in total. To see them, go here: Kirby U/Keychains
  • CDs- Adds a song to the sound test, which contains songs from a variety of different Kirby games instead of just Kirby U's soundtrack. To see the songs contained, go here: Kirby U/CD Songs
  • Food- Replenishes some of Kirby's health when eaten.
  • Maximum Tomato- Replenishes some of Kirby's health.
  • 1-Up- Gives Kirby an extra life.

Found in the Shop

  • Upgrades- Buying upgrades gives Kirby abilities which he couldn't use before. They are: Fly (20 stars), Slide (300 stars), Guard (500 stars), Grab (50 stars), and Wall-Jump (75 stars).
  • Color Spray- Changes the color of Kirby's model. In some cases, they can be described as "alternate costumes." (20 stars each) The colors are shown here:
    • Pink
    • Yellow
    • Red
    • Green
    • Snow
    • Carbon
    • Ocean
    • Sapphire
    • Grape
    • Emerald
    • Orange
    • Chocolate
    • Cherry
    • Chalk
    • Shadow
    • Ivory
    • Citrus
    • White
    • Lavender
    • Unmasked Meta Knight
    • Yarn
    • Dream Land 3
    • Super Star
    • Classic
    • Rainbow
    • Monochrome
  • Vital Hearts- Give Kirby an extra hit point. Up to 4 can be bought. (150 stars each)
  • Scrolls- Enhance abilities. The effects can be seen here: Kirby U/Scroll Effects (30 stars each)
  • Badges- Enhance Kirby and co. in some way. They can be attached before a level starts, and the enhances aren't as significant as the Upgrades are.
  • Map Pieces- There are 5 in all. When all are collected, Kirby and co. can go to a secret world.

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