In order to attack, Bonkers may charge at Kirby, jump in the air and swing his hammer, or throw Coconuts at Kirby to deal damage. These Coconuts may be engulfed then shot out to harm him. Once defeated, Bonkers lays on the ground for a bit, like all midbosses, at which point Kirby can inhale him and get Hammer ability. Since Bonkers is the only enemy with a hammer, he is the helper for the hammer ability. He appears in every game with the hammer ability.
- 1 Game Appearances
- 1.1 Kirby's Adventure/ Nightmare in Dream Land
- 1.2 Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 1.3 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
- 1.4 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 1.5 Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 1.6 Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
- 1.7 Kirby: Battle Royale
- 1.8 Kirby Star Allies
- 1.9 Super Smash Bros. series
- 2 Anime
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Names in other languages
Kirby's Adventure/ Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby's Adventure marked the first appearance of Bonkers, and its remake also includes him. In the original, he is seen wearing either orange or blue, and he is only seen wearing purple in the remake.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Bonkers is a common mid-boss that appears in Dyna Blade, The Great Cave Offensive, Milky Way Wishes, the Arena, Helper to Hero, and Meta Knightmare Ultra. He is also the helper for the hammer ability.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
In both of these games, Bonkers appears as a Mid-Boss, looking and behaving essentially in the same way he did in Nightmare in Dream Land.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Bonkers reappears again as a mid-boss in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, appearing in various stages, and offering the Hammer ability. There is a super version of Bonkers called Super Bonkers that yields the Grand Hammer Super Ability.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
Bonkers returns again for Kirby: Triple Deluxe as a Mid-Boss that provides the Hammer ability. In addition to his normal move-set, he may also perform a hammer spin that takes him in and out of the foreground. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Bonkers fights exactly the same way, though he has been given robotic aesthetic changes, such as a metal jaw. In Triple Deluxe, his EX form is called Bonkers DX. In Planet Robobot, this variant is called Bonkers 2.0.
In Triple Deluxe, Bonkers also appears as two separate randomly-obtained Keychains, one represented by his Kirby's Adventure sprite and another by his Kirby Super Star one. In Planet Robobot, Bonkers appears as a Sticker as well, as 'Manga Bonkers'.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
|He's here to destroy things with his hammer--and he's not monkeying around!|
— flavor text from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Bonkers is encountered three times in this spin-off title. He's been made even larger, and his spinning moves made more elaborate to pose a challenge to four Kirby heroes working in unison.
Kirby: Battle Royale
Bonkers himself does not appear in this game, but a large robot modeled after him called Robo Bonkers can be battled as one of the 10 main stadium modes.
Kirby Star Allies
|“Ook ook! I love bananas!” He’s always looking for bananas! Even when he loses sight of this goal, this giant gourmand smashes anything in his way, wherever he likes!|
— Pause screen caption for Bonkers, Kirby Star Allies
Bonkers returns in this title, reprising his role as a Mid-Boss. Once defeated, he can be recruited as a Friend by tossing a heart at him before his body explodes. As a Friend, Bonkers can use all the same moves as Hammer Kirby, and can also infuse his hammer with various elements.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
*= Kirby can't actually inhale Bonkers to get the Smash ability as it only gives him the Hammer ability. Kirby can only inhale Master Hand to get the previous ability.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Bonkers makes an appearance as an enemy in the 3DS-exclusive mode Smash Run.
|Image||American English Description||British English Description|
|Bonkers looks quite a lot like a gorilla and swings a giant hammer with huge launch potential. If he hits you with his own Hammer Flip attack, it's an instant KO. If that isn't bad enough, he also throws exploding coconuts. Bonkers is seriously out to ruin your day.||Bonkers looks quite a lot like a gorilla and swings a giant hammer with huge launch potential. If he hits you with his own Hammer Flip attack, it's an instant KO, so be careful and make good use of dodging! If that wasn't bad enough, he also throws exploding coconuts. Yes, Bonkers is really out to ruin your day.|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bonkers appears as a primary spirit in this game. He boasts an Ace rank, with attack as his primary type, with one support slot. He can be obtained on the spirit board, with his spirit battle taking place on the Kongo Jungle stage and involving a purple Donkey Kong who wields a Hammer and can swing it for a long time.
- Main article: Bonkers (anime)
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Bonkers makes his only appearance in episode 79 - Goin' Bonkers as, surprisingly, a protagonist. He is Kirby's biggest fan, and King Dedede turns him into Demon Bonkers, who Kirby must fight. Bonkers is reverted to his normal self when Kirby steals Bonkers's hammer and transforms into Hammer Kirby. As he leaves, he leaves Kirby a photo as a memento.
sticker from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Names in other languages
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|Hammer Star Gorilla