Metal General

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Metal General standing still.
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Debut Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Last Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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Metal General is a boss that originates from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He is the boss of Egg Engines and must be defeated in order to complete the level.

When Kirby and his friends first enter the arena, they find the robot stationary, but when they get close to him, he will activate and let out a burst of steam, signifying that the battle has begun.

Appearance

Metal General is a short, robotic character with a dark blue and light blue paint job and has yellow eyes. He has a shoulder pauldron above his short left arm, boot-like legs similar to Kirby's, and a right arm with a multi-purpose weapon launcher. Overall, he looks very similar to a shark.

When knocked to half health, Metal General does not change appearance. Instead, he simply starts sparking and stuttering.

Metal General EX looks the same, but with a pink and red paint job.

Attacks

The following lists all of Metal General's attacks in the Main Game of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase of the fight only.

Attacks - Main Game
Attack Description
Rapid Slash
Metal General takes out a laser sword and starts slashing rapidly. The finishing strike leaves a star on the ground behind him.
Lightning Shield
Metal General flies into the air and turns on a protective shield. Spark bolts zig-zag out of the shield in various directions. During the second phase, more bolts are fired.
Fan Dash
Metal General takes out his laser sword and spins it rapidly, then dashes forward, leaving a star behind.
Missile Launch
Metal General fires a few wandering missiles from his cannon. These can be swallowed for the Bomb Copy Ability. More missiles are launched in the second phase.
Rocket Ride
Metal General summons a rocket, and rides it into the background. He will then attempt to ram Kirby with it several times, before finally crashing it down, creating a lingering field of fire on the ground and some stars.
Spin Dive
Metal General activates a small shield, then flies into a dive toward Kirby, creating stars where he lands.
Deploy Drones
Metal General deploys three small flying drones that pursue Kirby. Swallowing them yields the Beam ability.
Deploy Mines
Metal General tosses three mines on the ground, which explode on contact or after a set time. Can be swallowed for the Bomb ability.

Defeating Metal General in the Main Game causes him to crumble and explode, finishing the level.

The Red General.

In Extra Mode, the General has many more weapons in his arsenal, and uses them more frequently to litter the stage with hazards. Additionally, many of his moves that he only used in the second phase in the Main Game he will use in the first phase here.

Attacks - Extra Mode
Attack Description
Rapid Slash EX
Metal General takes out a laser sword and starts slashing rapidly. The finishing strike leaves a star on the ground behind him. He also moves forward as he slashes.
Lightning Shield
Metal General flies into the air and turns on a protective shield. Spark bolts zig-zag out of the shield in various directions.
Fan Dash EX
Metal General takes out his laser sword and spins it rapidly, then dashes forward, leaving a star behind. One he reaches a wall, he turns and dashes to the other wall, leaving another star.
Missile Launch EX
Metal General fires several wandering missiles from his cannon. These can be swallowed for the Bomb Copy Ability.
Deploy Mines
Metal General tosses three mines on the ground, which explode on contact or after a set time. Can be swallowed for the Bomb ability.
Deploy Spark Mines
Metal General tosses three spark mines on the ground, which explode, creating lighting bolts on contact or after a set time. Can be swallowed for the Spark ability. During the second phase, the mines zap several times.
Spin Dive
Metal General activates a small shield, then flies into a dive toward Kirby, creating stars where he lands.
Rocket Ride EX
Metal General summons a rocket, and rides it into the background. He will then attempt to ram Kirby with it several times, before finally crashing it down, creating a lingering field of fire on the ground and some stars. In the second phase, he fires three rockets, and boards the last one.
Deploy Drones EX
Metal General deploys six small flying drones that pursue Kirby. Swallowing them yields the Beam ability. Drones are spread out much more than in the Main Game.
Deploy Bombing Drones
Metal General deploys six small flying drones that hover high in the air. Swallowing them yields the Beam ability. The drones and the General then start shooting blasts downward in a systematic fashion.

Trivia

  • Unlike any other enemy in the game, whenever Metal General is hit, a green number indicating the amount of damage dealt flashes near him. It is unknown why this is.
  • In Extra Mode, when Metal General EX is defeated, he flies off and pilots HR-D3 to attack Kirby once again.
  • A very similar enemy to Metal General appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot as a Mid-Boss, called Security Force.