Archer

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Archer
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Artwork of Archer Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Details
Debut Game Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Last Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Other Game(s) Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Spynum
Power(s) Shoot enemies with arrows from long distance.
Comparable to Cupid
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Archer (Sniper in Japanese) is a Copy Ability introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The Archer ability gives Kirby a purple cap with a white trim and a yellow feather sticking out of the back, and a pink bow with orange tips and star insignia, stocked with brown-shafted arrows. It can only be obtained from a Spynum. The ability allows Kirby to release arrows at several different angles. Kirby can also charge the arrows. They will be charged only twice, allowing for three different types of arrows. He can also shoot arrows straight into the air, and if he charges that, they will become a shower of arrows to rain on surrounding enemies. If the player hits the down button, Kirby will go into camouflage, where he puts up a piece of fake cardboard scenery, like bushes and trees, and hides behind it. He can even fire arrows in this position. Finally, Kirby can melee enemies using his arrows, and jump up in the air and fire several arrows at the ground in front of him.

Moveset[edit]

Archer moveset for Kirby: Triple Deluxe
while facing right
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Shot
B
Sky Shot
↑ + B
Snipe Shot
Hold B to charge, and then release
Sky-Shot Shower
Press ↑ and then hold B, and then release
Magic-Star Arrow
Hold B longer before releasing
Arrow Slash
Dash + B
Sharpshooter
While holding B, press either of ↨
Leaping Quiver
Dash jump + B in midair
Camouflage
Hitman
B while camouflaged
Crawl
Either of ↔ while camouflaged

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Archer makes its debut in this game, and can be obtained from the enemy Spynum. There are a number of puzzles in this game which specifically require the use of the Archer ability and involves the player tilting the Nintendo 3DS to line a pathway for Kirby's arrows.

Archer is also available as one of the abilities in the sub-game Kirby Fighters.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

Archer is one of the available Copy Abilities which can be selected in this game. It functions identically to the way it did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Archer returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot, and is still supplied by Spynum. It is unchanged from its appearance in prior titles.

Trivia[edit]

  • Archer is very similar to Cupid as they both shoot arrows. However, there are two key differences. Archer Kirby doesn't have wings, and can't hover in place with this ability. Also, Archer's arrows have noticeably more power, speed, and control options.
  • Some of the fake scenery used in Camouflage also include hidden secrets. For instance, Kirby can hide behind a stone that looks similar to Stone Kirby, hide behind an image of King Dedede, and hide behind the HAL Laboratory logo.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナイパー
Sunaipā
Sniper
Dutch Boogschutter Archer
French Archer Archer
German Bogenchütze Archer
Italian Arciere Archer
Russian Лучник
Luchnik
Archer
Spanish Arquero Archer