|Something strange may appear when Kirby enters one of these mysterious holes.|
— Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 18.
? Hole is a floor-bound object which appears in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. It resembles a shallow bowl-shaped depression in the ground with a blue hue and a question mark inset. Kirby can roll into this to make various things happen, including the following:
- Displaying hints to the player, similar to Hint Boards.
- Making Star Pieces appear.
- Making a Balloon appear.
- Triggering a roulette of items, allowing Kirby to obtain one of them. The items can be either Food, extra time, or 1ups and 3ups.
After activating a ? Hole, Kirby will be launched back out in a similar manner to a Jump Hole. Some ? Holes will also change to an orange hue after being used once to signify that they cannot be used again.
A lone ? Hole, ready to create Star Pieces
- Name taken from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 18