- This article is about Bronto Burt as a character. For other uses, see Bronto Burt (disambiguation).
Bronto Burt, originally named Bront Burt, is a generally reoccurring enemy that is quite common to the many stages and realms of many Kirby games. Throughout their appearances, their behavior have stayed relatively unchanged. Bronto Burts are often found in sky-themed levels, but they can occur anywhere. They attack generally by colliding into Kirby, although their attack patterns vary. Some fly in a set wavy pattern, others follow Kirby, and others appear by diving and looping before flying in a set pattern.
Bronto Burts can be described as being small and round with two pairs of semi-transparent, insect-like wings, tiny orange feet, large eyes with long eyebrows, and a small mouth. In later appearances, they have blush marks similar to Kirby's. The Bronto Burts in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards differ slightly from their usual appearances, having one pair of wings, much thicker eyebrows, darker pupils, and no mouths. Bronto Burts also share color variants, as seen in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, although they are only aesthetic. These color variants are not as common as the pink variation.
According to its Brawl trophy, it does not serve Dedede, and it divebombs from time to time, hurting Kirby only because he is in the way. Bronto Burt is among the most ubiquitous enemies in the Kirby series, appearing in every game except for Kirby's Star Stacker and its SNES port, and the Team Kirby Clash games.
Kirby's Dream Land
Bronto Burts in Kirby's Dream Land
Bronto Burts make their first appearance in Kirby's Dream Land. In this game, they are a relatively common airborne enemy. Their attack patterns involve flying in the air, falling and looping, following Kirby, or jumping followed by flying straight. With all enemies in this game, they can be defeated in one hit or by getting inhaled. If they are defeated, they give Kirby 400 points. Twizzy enemies act in a similar manner as Bronto Burts.
Koozers replace Bronto Burts in the Extra Game.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Bronto Burts reappear in Kirby's Adventure and its remake. They behave very similarly. Bronto Burts are normal enemies in this game. They are also relatively common.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Pinball Land
Bronto Burt appears in the Kracko Land stage. It can occasionally be made to appear and fly across the board after bumping into Cloudy. Bumping into Bronto Burt defeats it and is worth 3600 points.
Kirby's Dream Course
Bronto Burt carrying Kirby back onto the board in Kirby's Dream Course
In Kirby's Dream Course, Bronto Burt does not appear as a regular enemy. Instead, he has the role of returning Kirby or Keeby to the course if they overshoot and go OB, carrying them to the place they were before making the foolish shot. This role is similar to the one that Angie performs in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.
During night-time (triggered by the Night Switch), Flapper performs this role instead.
||A full time bully who needs to be taught a lesson or two. Luckily, he is not a good Avalanche player.
— Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 21
A Bronto Burt appears as Kirby's second rival in Kirby's Avalanche, after Waddle Dee in the main game. Bronto Burt can be fought only in the Easy mode of this game.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Bronto Burts make another appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. They behave in the same manner. They give Kirby 200 points when they are defeated.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Block Ball
Bronto Burts appear as common enemies in Kirby's Block Ball, worth 300 points on defeat. They tend to drop food items worth additional points.
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
Bronto Burts appear again in Kirby Super Star and its remake as a common airborne enemy. They have low HP compared to most enemies in the game, which makes them easier to defeat. They give Kirby 300 points when they are defeated. They appear in all main game modes. In the remake, Bronto Burts appear as one of the various Kirby enemies in the sub-game Kirby on the Draw. In Kirby Card Swipe Bronto Burts are one of the various Kirby enemies that can appear on the card.
In the remake, Koozers replace Bronto Burts in Revenge of the King mode. They have twice as much HP as a Bronto Burt, but it is still relatively average compared to normal enemies.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Bronto Burts reappear as common enemies in Kirby's Dream Land 3, acting the same as they did in past games.
In later stages, drawings of Bronto Burts appear on certain walls, along with drawings of Waddle Dees and Bouncies. These drawings can become sentient to attack Kirby, acting like regular Bronto Burts once they come to life.
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Bronto Burts make another appearance in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. In this game, it retains its usual attacks, but it can also charge at Kirby from the background of the stage. These enemies are among the most basic in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, appearing inside every realm except for Dark Star where only N-Zs exist. The Bronto Burts take one strike to be defeated. Lifting a Bronto Burt after inhaling it will make it flap its wings, propelling Kirby into the air for a short while.
Adeleine also draws Bronto Burts in her boss fight.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
||These meanies patrol the skies relentlessly, but some well-aimed Air Blasts will have them seeing stars!
— Description from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble North American instruction booklet
Bronto Burts appear in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble as airborne enemies. They can be taken out using Air Bullets, but otherwise should be avoided. Bronto Burts can sometimes be seen trailing certain items, including star pieces and balloons.
In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Air Ride
Bronto Burts appear as generic enemies that Kirby can defeat in Kirby Air Ride. When they spot Kirby, they tend to attempt to follow his movements while staring at him.
In Kirby Air Ride, Bronto Burt can be found in the following places:
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Bronto Burts appear in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror in a similar style as from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Nothing is changed between these two games.
Bronto Burts are ubiquitous to every area of the Mirror World.
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Bronto Burts reappear in Kirby: Canvas Curse as again a basic enemy. In this game, as with most enemies, Bronto Burts can be stunned for Kirby to defeat them. They are fairly common throughout the main levels and stages, and can sometimes be quite a nuisance, pursuing Kirby through walls at great distances.
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Bronto Burt appears in the following locations:
Bronto Burts can also be conjured by Drawcia Sorceress during her boss fight, though these Bronto Burts are a sickly indigo color.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Again, Bronto Burts appear in Kirby: Squeak Squad. However, nothing differs from their appearance in this game and in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby: Squeak Squad:
||Burt is a powerhouse. He can carry quite a load even while flying!
— Patch Plaza description of "Burt" in Kirby's Epic Yarn
The Yarn form of a Bronto Burt appears many times in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn. In this game, in addition to standard Bronto Burts, some Bronto Burts carry bombs or even Spear Waddle Dees and drop these on Kirby or Prince Fluff. They often appear in the Tankbot sections.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:
Kirby Mass Attack
Bronto Burts are not featured as enemies in the main game of Kirby Mass Attack, but they do appear in two sub-games: Strato Patrol EOS and Kirby Brawlball. In both cases, they appear as generic enemies that can be defeated.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Bronto Burts make a return in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They function as the same as the previous games. However, they have a stronger version of themselves residing in Halcandra, similar to how Koozers replace Bronto Burts in the previous games.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Dream Collection
In addition to appearing in the ported games in Kirby's Dream Collection, Bronto Burts also appear as enemies in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Bronto Burt returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, where it takes more advantage of the foreground/background mechanic than most other enemies. It is often seen hiding in bushes or other obstructions in the background, where it will then attempt to charge Kirby, much like it did in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
There are also insectoid (more than usual) variants, found in the Royal Road level, which presumably serve Queen Sectonia.
Sectra Bronto Burt, found in Royal Road.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2
In Kirby Fighters Deluxe and its sequel Kirby Fighters 2, Bronto Burt is one of the enemies that can appear (in his original 8-bit form) on the Butter Building Battle Stage. Here, three of them can be seen flying in a wavy pattern across the stage, and will deal 12 damage to any fighters they come into contact with. They can be defeated easily by most attacks.
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Bronto Burts make an appearance in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe as hazards on the various courses for King Dedede to avoid. They typically can be seen hovering in place, though they may incorporate a patrol path into their movements. Two Bronto Burts can also be seen carrying the banner used to obscure parts of the stages.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
||Red Bronto Burts are perfectly happy just flapping in place, but the blue ones will almost always swarm Kirby if they get a chance. Don't give them that chance!
— Bronto Burt's Figurine description
Bronto Burt returns in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. This time, there are two different varieties, distinguished by color. The familiar magenta ones fly in set patterns or hold in place while the new blue ones will doggedly pursue Kirby until they are defeated. In addition, there is a big blue Bronto Burt that can be encountered in some stages that takes seven Touch Dashes to defeat.
Bronto Burt provides 100 points and 3 Point Stars when defeated. The Big Bronto Burt awards 500 points and 10 Point Stars.
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Bronto Burt appears in the following locations:
Kirby: Planet Robobot
A Bronto Burt in Kirby: Planet Robobot
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Bronto Burts appear nearly exactly as they did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with the exception that they now have a purely cosmetic robotic eye patch.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Bronto Burt (and its sectra equivalent) can be found in Kirby's Blowout Blast as one of the common enemies that Kirby will need to contend with. They typically try to fly slowly toward him, and are worth a base score of 100 points when defeated.
Kirby Battle Royale
Bronto Burts appear in the intro for Dedede's Cake Royale, and are one of the few standard enemies that Kirby can attack in this title. They don't pose much of a threat, and are only really there to let Kirby practice his swordsmanship on the way to the tournament.
In Slam Hockey, a Bronto Burt serves as the referee, and carries contestants knocked out of the arena back in.
Kirby Star Allies
A Bronto Burt in Kirby Star Allies
Bronto Burt returns in Kirby Star Allies as a very common enemy, just the same as it did in Triple Deluxe.
In Kirby Star Allies Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. (64)
Bronto Burt can occasionally appear fluttering in the background on the Dream Land stage. It has no bearing on the actual gameplay, however. This Bronto Burt would reappear alongside each of the stage's re-inclusions in subsequent games in the series.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Bronto Burt appears as a trophy in this game.
Brawl trophy description
|Bronto Burt's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
||A bird that looks a lot like Kirby. Bronto Burt has clear wings that he uses to busily flutter around the skies of Dream Land. He will pull off sudden dive bombs on occasion, and although he has no ill will toward Kirby, Bronto Burt will sometimes collide with the pink hero if he gets in the way. You should be especially careful of these collisions.
||Kirby's Dream Land |
Kirby: Squeak Squad (American English)/Kirby: Mouse Attack (British English)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Bronto Burts appear as an enemy in the 3DS exclusive Smash Run mode. Here, it behaves much like it did in the Kirby series, flying through the air and occasionally divebombing fighters, dealing moderate damage if the two collide.
For 3DS trophy description
|Bronto Burt's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
||American English description
||British English description
||These pink, winged enemies come from the Kirby series. In Smash Run, there are three different types floating around: one that flees when a fighter approaches, one that flies sideways, and one that chases fighters. Their spinning attack is weak, but it can cause knock-back if it lands repeatedly.
||These pink, winged enemies are all over the place in the Kirby series. In Smash Run, there are three different types of Bronto Burt, including one that relentlessly chases after you. Their spinning attack might not deal much damage, but there's a danger you could get launched if it hits repeatedly, so be careful!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bronto Burt appears as a Novice-level support Spirit in this game, granting the equipping fighter 'Floaty Jumps', which causes them to fall slower in the air.
This spirit can be obtained in World of Light, in a battle that involves four Pits who favor their side-special move on the Dream Land (64) stage.
- "Bronto" is a Greek stem meaning thunder.
Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land
Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Color variants from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Artwork from Kirby Air Ride
Kirby on the Draw from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Card Swipe from Kirby Super Star Ultra
A Bronto Burt in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
A Bronto Burt in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Figurine from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Artwork from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Artwork of the back of a manga from Kirby's Dream Land 3
Plushie from "Roly-Poly Friends" merchandise series
Names in other languages
"Pun" on "brute"