Kirby Mass Attack Tips And Cheats
Give the Skull Gang and its leader, Necrodeus, what for using this helpful guide.
In three days, Nintendo will release its latest DS title, Kirby Mass Attack. This light-hearted and entertaining adventure tasks you guiding up to ten cream puffs through challenging levels full of danger, where banding together is the only way to solve puzzles and pulverize enemies.
That said, we think quite highly of the game (read our glowing Kirby Mass Attack review) and hope you add this charming title to your collection.
Providing you do, we prepared a list of life-saving tips that'll help you along the way.
Eat lots of fruit
Consuming 100 pieces of fruit (found inside blocks and fallen enemies) nets you another Kirby, so it's important to devour as much as possible to reach ten.
If you fill the Fruit Gauge after amassing ten Kirbys, the game awards you with 10,000 bonus points.
The rare Maxim Tomato, meanwhile, automatically fills your gauge to 100.
Travel off the beaten path
Each level contains a set number of gold coins hidden by Nintendo that unlock extras. To find them all, you must scour every nook and cranny.
On that note, be on the lookout for secret areas, as well as levels that continue past the goal. More often than not, you'll pick up a coin along the way.
Keep those Kirbys pink
Each Kirby can absorb two hits. The first turns the little guy from pink to blue.
The only way to make him pink again is to find a Recovery Ring, a pink/purple ring with a gold star. Simply grab the affected character with the stylus and drag him through the ring. Keep in mind that the blue Kirby(s) must completely exit from the top of the ring for this to work.
Save KO'd Kirbys
If a Kirby absorbs a second hit, he grows angel wings and slowly floats away. If he disappears off screen, you lose that Kirby forever.
To avoid this from happening, use the stylus and flick a live Kirby in KO'd Kirby's direction to make the save.
Split up the team to solve multiple puzzles
Although your Kirbys must stay in close proximity of each other, you have the option of dividing the group to complete two or more objectives at the same time, so feel free to dedicate five Kirbys to one enemy while the other half attacks a different foe. Or, have two groups yank on two separate Jerkweeds to solve a puzzle.
Gang up on enemies and objects
Conversely, the more Kirbys you send towards an enemy, the stronger the attack will be. The same goes for puzzles, some which require a certain number of Kirbys to solve.
Think twice about entering Shortcut Doors
On the positive side, jumping into a Shortcut Door lets you reach the end level goal faster. On the negative side, doing this may result in missing gold coins, forcing you to replay the entire stage later on.
Move all Kirbys at once
Some enemies throw bombs onto the playfield or sacrifice their own bodies to hurt one of your characters. To avoid taking damage, tap and hold the touch screen to gather the Kirbys and move them all to a safe location.
Visit Daroach's airship
The leader of the Squeak Squad will give you game hints and reveal locations of gold medals.
Eat Jumbo Candy
Consuming this tasty treat makes your Kirbys grow in size and defeat enemies by touching them. In addition, these super sized heroes will be able to destroy previously unbreakable blocks.
Don't let Kirby drown
Keep a close eye on his air gauge while underwater.
Identify enemy patterns
Study the way enemies move to avoid taking damage. The gorillas, for instance, spin their arms around instantly hurting any Kirbys within range. Wait until it finishes spinning, then attack.
This strategy also applies to bosses, especially creatures with spikes. Wait until those spikes disappear, then pounce.
Grab a Skull Key, then get ready to fight
Kirby Mass Attack has two types of keys, Gold and Skull. After grabbing a Skull Key, you warp to a secret area and must battle the Skull Gang to survive. Do so, and you'll gain access to the treasure chest.