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Bomb Rally

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Bomb Rally
KRtDLD Bomb Rally preview.png
Preview screen for Bomb Rally in Merry Magoland
Type(s) Tennis rally
Levels 3
Players 4
Appears in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Theme music

The main theme of Bomb Rally.

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Bomb Rally is one of the Sub-Games featured in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Like the other sub-games, Bomb Rally has multiplayer support with up to four players. It also makes an appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, as an addition to the base game.


Kirby faces off against three opponents, who can either be other Kirbys or - in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe - King Dedede, Meta Knight, or Bandana Waddle Dee in an explosive tennis-style rally. Each contestant must use their frying pan to pass around the bomb to the next one. To hit the bomb along, the player needs to hit the A button with proper timing, as it heads toward their character. If a contestant does not hit the bomb in time, he is blown out of the screen and replaced with a Bubbles, who then serves the bomb to a nearby contestant. As the sub-game progress, the bomb moves faster between the contestants. The Bubbles always hit the bombs. The last contestant standing wins at the sub-game.

In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby can play Bomb Rally from an unlockable door in every level's hub, except Butter Building, in exchange for 1-Up rewards. The number of 1-Ups that Kirby obtains is based on his performance: three in first place, two in second place, one in third place or zero in fourth place. There are three levels of difficulty for this Sub-Game, with each increment increasing the CPU reaction time.


In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, there are nine Missions for this Sub-Game. They are as follows:

  • Rookie Rally - Play Bomb Rally for the first time.
  • Triple Smash - Return a bomb at the last moment with a smash hit 3 times in a row.
  • Bomb Rally Nightmare - Play while wearing the Nightmare Wizard dress-up mask.
  • Reverse Hit Master - Win using only Reverse Hits by swapping hands right before the bomb approaches each time.
  • A Smash for a Smash - After a rival smashes a bomb your way, return it with a smash hit.
  • Consecutive Victories on Level 3 - Win 2 times in a row on Level 3.
  • 50 Total Hits - Hit bombs a grand total of 50 times or more.
  • Clear All Difficulties - Win on all difficulty settings. (Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3)
  • Grand Slam Rally - Complete all other missions for Bomb Rally.

Once all 100 regular missions are completed, two final missions related to this Sub-Game are unlocked, as part of the "True Extra Missions" category:

  • A Smashing Bomb Rally (Level 3) - Smash 7 times on Level 3 in a single game of Bomb Rally.
  • A Rally of Consecutive Wins (Level 3) - Win 3 times in a row on Level 3 of Bomb Rally.


Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 爆裂ばくれつボンバーラリー
Bakuretsu Bonbā Rarī
Explosive Bomber Rally
Traditional Chinese 爆裂炸彈接力
bào liè zhà dàn jiē lì
Explosive Bomb Relay
Simplified Chinese 爆裂炸弹接力
bào liè zhà dàn jiē lì
Dutch Bomtennis Bomb tennis
French Passe la Bombe Pass the Bomb
German Bomblett Bombe + Omelett
Italian Bomba Pazza Crazy Bomb
Korean 폭렬 봄버 랠리
pogryeol bombeo raelri
Explosive Bomber Rally
Portuguese Bomba Quente Hot Bomb
Based on Hot potato, which is "Batata quente" in Portuguese
Latin American Spanish Tenis bomba Bomb Tennis
European Spanish Tenis-bomba Bomb-tennis