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Backdrop

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Backdrop
KNiDL Backdrop artwork.png
Artwork of Kirby using Backdrop on a Waddle Dee.
Details
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002)
Usage type Unlimited uses
Obtained from Bugzzy
Power(s) Grabbing and smashing enemies.
Similar to Fighter, Suplex, Throw, Wrestler
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This article is about the ability from Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. For the similar move from later games, see Suplex.
KA Backdrop icon.png

Backdrop[1] (also spelled Back Drop[2]) is a Copy Ability from Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, obtainable by swallowing Bugzzy. It is similar to the Throw, Suplex and Fighter abilities, and in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Kirby wears a red headband identical to the one Fighter Kirby originally had. With it, Kirby can grab an enemy or other object, and then use one of four different types of wrestling-style slams to defeat them, depending on which way the player taps on the D-pad. He is very strong with the ability, being able to stop bullets and lift defeated mid-bosses. Additionally, Kirby appears with the ability on the North American and European game covers of Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (which, in reality, is artwork of Fighter Kirby from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!).

Moveset[edit]

Backdrop does not have names for its attacks. However, the following moves can be performed with this ability:

  • B - Lunge forward and grab an enemy or object. Kirby will stagger for a bit if he misses. (uses an inhale to grab enemies in Kirby's Adventure)
  • (after grabbing opponent or object)
    • B or - Jumps forward and slams the opponent into the ground.
    • A - Does a big leap before slamming the opponent into the ground.
    • - Jumps upward and performs a "back breaker" technique on the enemy.
    • - Dives backward with the enemy and slams them to the ground.
    • - Jumps high into the air and then slams the opponent to the ground.
    • (in midair) - Tosses the enemy diagonally downward and forward to the ground. This happens automatically after grabbing.

Backdrop cannot be used to grab Bosses or Mid-Bosses unless the latter have been downed. It can be used to grab Dropped Stars however, which can then be used to attack these foes by collateral collision.

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KA Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Pause caption
Kirby can use a powerful wrestling technique, the back drop, to defeat his opponents!
Demo reel
Kirby can use six tricks to win!
KNiDL box artwork.jpg Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Whoo-HAAH! Once I grab a foe, throw him with + (Control Pad)!

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Gallery[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Sprites[edit]

Videos[edit]

Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Backdrop

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バックドロップ
Bakkudoroppu
Backdrop
Dutch Achtergreep Backdrop
French Jeté (Kirby's Adventure)
Culbute
Thrown
Somersault
German Back Drop (Kirby's Adventure)
Knockout
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Italian Schienata Fall
Russian Backdrop[3]
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Spanish ¡Kiaaa! Hi-yaaa!


References

  1. Spelled as such in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land; corroborated in the Kirby 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Global Poll
  2. Spelled as such in Kirby's Adventure
  3. Nintendo Russia - Kirby 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll results (archive)