|Wait for the right moment, and open fire. Hide in the shadows, and become a Sharpshooter! Your precision aiming will let you hit a small target from long distance.|
— Kirby: Triple Deluxe pause caption
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.
|Archer moveset for Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
while facing right
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Snipe Shot||Sky-Shot Shower|
|Magic-Star Arrow||Arrow Slash|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
|Have you tried the new Archer ability yet? Doesn’t Kirby look charming wearing a fashionable hat while sniping enemies with arrows? The Archer ability enables three levels of attacks depending on the amount of power you charge up: the Shot, Snipe Shot, and Magic-Star Arrow. You can also use Arrow Slash to attack enemies up close. Kirby using his Hitman attack while hiding behind a bush is quite a sight, too! For the Archer ability, inhale a Spynum before it hits you!|
— Satoshi Ishida, Miiverse post on 05/23/2014 9:18 AM
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
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
|Wait for the right moment, and open fire. Hide in the shadows, and become a Sharpshooter! Your precision aiming will let you shoot through tight spots.|
— Kirby: Planet Robobot pause caption
- 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.
Pause subscreen for Archer Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
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