- This article is about Bomber as a character. For other uses, see Bomber (disambiguation).
Bomber is semi-rare enemy that appear throughout the Kirby series, making its first appearance in Kirby's Adventure. Bomber looks similar to a small, purple or black blimp with a red tip, a pair of legs and a skull icon on it to indicate the danger it poses to Kirby. In almost every one of its appearances, it walks slowly toward and edge when spotted, then proceeds to teeter on it, then drop off. If it hits the ground without being interrupted, it will explode, which can hurt Kirby from a very large distance. As such, it is imperative to deal with a Bomber whenever one is on screen. A Bomber will always yield the Crash ability when swallowed.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Bomber debuted in Kirby's Adventure and its remake. Here is where its general attack pattern was first established.
Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Block Ball
Bomber appears as a common enemy in this game, and is worth 600 points when defeated. It also drops the Crash item.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Bomber is fairly rare in Kirby Super Star and its remake, but still behaves the same as before. Unlike most Copy Ability-providing enemies, it cannot be summoned as a Helper.
In both games, Bomber has 16 HP with 2× weakness to fire element attacks, and if it takes less than 16 damage, it will explode instead of getting safely defeated.
In Kirby Super Star Ultra, they appear in the sub-game Kirby on the Draw, where shooting them makes Kirby lose 50 points.
Bomber can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Bomber remains its appearance from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. This time, it has only 1 HP, being one of the most fragile enemies in the game.
In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Bomber can be found in the following rooms:
Kirby: Canvas Curse
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, besides in the main modes, Bombers also make an appearance in the sub-game Paint Panic, where they chase Kirby. If one of them comes too close, it blows up, which lowers Kirby's health.
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Bomber appears in the following locations:
||This walking bomb has a skull on it. When it starts blinking, run!
— Patch Plaza description
Bomber appears in this title, serving a more specific purpose than usual. It often appears from Yin-Yarn's magic enemy doors and will walk slowly towards a ledge, then teeter and fall, blowing up and harming Kirby and Fluff if they are in proximity. Kirby and Fluff can use the Yarn Whip to capture Bomber and transform it into a yarn bomb, which they can then throw in an arc at targets. The bomb goes off after a few seconds, and can destroy cloth blocks.
Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Bomber returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. However, the Crash-yielding enemy in the main modes is Searches (like in Kirby's Return to Dream Land), and Bomber only appears in Kirby Fighters the Sub-Game, where it serves as a stage hazard / item. As an item, it sits in place until a Kirby picks it up. After it is thrown, it will wander around until it detonates on its own or is hit by an enemy fighter, creating a big explosion that knocks everyone back for big damage. Bomber does not appear in the single-player mode.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Bomber makes an appearance in Kirby: Planet Robobot, at last appearing in the main modes. It acts much the same as it always has, and still provides the Crash ability. Like in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Bomber is still one of the most fragile enemies (with less than 20 HP; Jet's Store Power and Hover do 20 damage). Even a slight contact with Kirby / Meta Knight's guard will make it explode, but the player in guard won't take damage from the explosion.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Star Allies
Bomber in Kirby Star Allies
Bomber appears in Kirby Star Allies and functions the same as in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Despite providing the Crash ability, it cannot be recruited as a Friend. If Kirby tosses a Friend Heart at it, it will simply turn into the Crash hat which Kirby can then equip.
In Kirby Star Allies Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages:
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Bomber appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl:
||"One dangerous dude—as evidenced by the skull drawn on his body. Bomber walks around on two legs, but whenever he falls from stairs or other high places, he hits his head and explodes, covering a significant blast radius. Kirby can suck him up to learn the Crash ability, the ultimate weapon for wiping out every last enemy on the screen. Use it once and it's gone!"
Kirby Super Star (American English), Kirby's Fun Pak (British English)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Bomber appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS:
||American English description
||British English description
||"If you think a bit of mystery is the spice of life, you'll be disappointed here. If it looks like a bomb and explodes like a bomb...it's a bomb! A cute bomb, though, I admit. If he falls or bumps into something, he'll explode. With the right timing, you can throw him at enemies and do loads of damage!"
||"If you think mystery is the spice of life, you'll be disappointed here. This guy looks like a bomb and explodes like a bomb because...he IS a bomb. Most bombs don't bumble around so cutely, though. If he falls or bumps into something, he'll explode. But if your timing's good, you can throw him at enemies and do loads of damage!"
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bomber's model from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
||The Bomber from the Kirby series appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! This little guy might be tiny, but grabbing it will set off a massive explosion that’s most dangerous at the center. Be sure to get away quickly if you set one off!
— Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official blog
Bomber appears as a new item Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It walks slowly until interacted with or it reaches a ledge, off of which it will fall. If picked up, Bomber will be triggered to explode in 1.5 seconds, which won't damage the fighter activating it, but will deal huge damage to nearby opponents. Fighters will take less damage by moving away from the center of the explosion.
As an item
||Throw it at an enemy for an instant kaboom! Or throw it on the ground and walk away for a delayed bang!
— Loading screen tip from Kirby Fighters 2
In the Kirby Fighters games, Bomber appears as an item during battles. Here, fighters can pick it up and toss it. After the toss, if Bomber collides with an enemy fighter, it will blow up immediately, dealing up to 64 points of damage and knocking the opponent away. Otherwise, it will start walking around after it hits the ground, turning around if it collides into any solid object. While walking, it cannot be picked up again, and will detonate after about 10 seconds, or sooner if it teeters and falls off a ledge. Bomber's explosion does not affect the fighter who threw it or his teammate.
Notably, unlike most other items, the Bomber will go off in the fighter's hands after a while if he does not throw it.
In Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, there are two story items which involve Bomber. The first is the Anti-Explosion Charm, which greatly reduces the damage the player's fighter takes from Bomber explosions, among others. The second is the Explosives Sticker, which makes the player's Bombers deal more damage to opponents. Additionally, there is a special stage condition which can happen referred to as "Explosive Stage", which restricts the items that appear to only Bombers and Timed Dynamite.
Names in other languages
màn bù dà zhà dàn
|Wandering Big Bomb
||From "bombi" meaning "to bomb".