Bomb Blocks are a type of block that can detonate, as indicated by a bomb icon on it. The blocks are activated when Kirby attacks them. Normally, their use consists of clearing adjacent blocks, Star Blocks, metal blocks, etc, or turning portions of solid walls to rubble. Most often this clears a new path for Kirby. Occasionally a rogue bomb block will actually drop a wall down to obstruct Kirby either instead of or in addition to clearing the path.
Most bomb blocks are easily activated, and in games such as Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, are used as part of the tutorial to teach players how to use the Slide. Other times, bomb blocks are put in harder to reach places (such as inside walls or ceilings) and require the use of Copy Abilities to detonate. Examples of these could be the use of Beam to reach through a wall, or Laser to bounce off a slope and ricochet towards the ceiling. In these cases, the bomb block usually opens a path to healing items, a Maxim Tomato, Point Stars, or even a main collectible like a Treasure.
Bomb Blocks have appears in many Kirby games, and their exact behavior can vary based on the game, though it always has the same behavior in the main series. The following table lists every appearance, and the sections below detail some more notable ones:
|Bomb Block video game appearances|
|Kirby Super Star||Device|
|Kirby's Star Stacker for Game Boy||Device|
|Kirby's Star Stacker for Super Famicom||Device|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||Device||Reprises its function from Kirby's Adventure.|
|Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Device|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Device|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||Device|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Device||Reprises its function from Kirby Super Star.|
|Kirby's Epic Yarn||Device|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Device|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Device|
|Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition||Device||Appears in New Challenge Stages as well as in some of the Classic Titles.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Device|
|Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||Device|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Device|
|Kirby Star Allies||Device|
|Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn||Device||Reprises its function from Kirby's Epic Yarn.|
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Device||Also has its own figure.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Melee||Device||Appears on the Green Greens stage.|
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Device||Appears with a distinct design in The Subspace Emissary. Also appears on the Green Greens stage.|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Device||Appears on the Green Greens stage.|
Kirby's Adventure marks the first appearance of Bomb Blocks in the series. Since their debut in this game, they have changed little outside of specific instances highlighted below.
Kirby's Star Stacker (both versions)
In both versions of Kirby's Star Stacker, Bomb Blocks occasionally rise when the opponent's fist pounds the ground and adds a new row to the play field. The bomb blocks can be detonated by matching any two pairs either below and above, or to the left and right of it. When detonated, the bomb will eliminate the entire row of blocks beside it.
Kirby: Canvas Curse
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Bomb Blocks can be activated by tapping them with the Nintendo DS stylus, in addition to using a regular move or attack. Notably, Bomb Blocks in the successor game Kirby and the Rainbow Curse cannot be tapped in this way.
Kirby Super Star
- Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "It explodes when hit, causing damage to anything around it."
Kirby: Squeak Squad
- Manual bio (page 22): "Attack a bomb block and it will detonate to take out nearby obstacles and create new paths."
Kirby Super Star Ultra
- Instruction manual bio (page 21): "These explode when hit, causing damage to everything around them."
Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Instruction manual bio (page 15): "Destroy these and they'll explode, affecting items and obstacles nearby."
Using Beam to break a Bomb Block in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Approaching a Bomb Block barrier guarded by Thudds in Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby spitting a Star Bullet at a nestled-in Bomb Block in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Figure of a Bomb Block from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Names in other languages
|French||Bloc bombe||Bomb block|