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|“||Kirby gained the mysterious Mouthful Mode ability after he flew through that vortex... Now he can stuff an entire car into his mouth! When he does, he turns into a peppy, pink car that can jump and use Turbo Dash. It's a nice day for a scenic drive. Turn up the radio!||”|
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Car Mouth is a Mouthful Mode that involves Kirby wrapping himself over the top of a car in order to take control of it, allowing him to drive around at high speed and run over enemies. While using this mode, Kirby can boost to gain speed and plow through obstacles (including cracked walls) and make a small singular jump to get over pits. Kirby can acquire this mode by inhaling different cars that appears in the stages. There are two types of cars that Kirby can use for Car Mouth: the first, which is seen in most promotional material, is a blue buggy-like car, while the second is a red race car decorated with yellow and blue accents. In at least some cases, the Car Mouth is used in racetrack-like courses where Kirby can set record times by reaching the finish.
One of the food items purchasable at the Waddle Dee Café is based on Car Mouth. There is also a figure based on it.
- A (or B) - Jump
- B (or Y) - Turbo Dash: Kirby speeds up, allowing him to bust through obstacles and flatten enemies, but becomes more difficult to control.
- In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Car-Mouth Kirby appears on a Character Treat, using his artwork from Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Additionally, internal data suggests that the "Driving Sky" color is based on Car-Mouth Kirby.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Car-Mouth Kirby appears as a Stone transformation.
- The car that Kirby inhales to gain this mode also appears on the box art for Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
- Car Mouth Kirby has a unique "Appeal" animation. If the player presses a direction on the Control Pad, Kirby will bounce from side-to-side a couple times.
Figure of the car
Elfilin and Bandana Waddle Dee on Car Mouth Kirby
Treasure Road artwork
The Car-Mouth Cake; a food item based on Car Mouth
Artwork of the Car-Mouth Kirby Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Kirby using Car Mouth while Bandana Waddle Dee rides on his back and tosses spears at enemies
Car-Mouth Cake costume from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Driving Sky color from Kirby's Dream Buffet, which is based on the car used for this mouthful mode
Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Nintendo Switch Online profile icon background, depicting artwork of a car
Names in other languages
|European French||Voiture transmorphée||Transmorphed car|
|Latin American Spanish||Auto transmórfico||Transmorphic car|
|European Spanish||Coche transmórfico||Transmorphic car|