The Combo Cannon (known as Main Cannon #2 in Kirby Super Star Ultra and also referred to as the twin cannon in Kirby Super Star) is the primary weapon of the Battleship Halberd, located on the ship's main deck. It consists of three distinct pieces; a large rotating turret which fires volleys similar to a Shotzo's, a lower turret which shoots a powerful laser, and a robotic arm which can grab intruders and drop bombs on them. In most of its appearances in the Kirby series, this cannon is fought as a Boss or Mid-Boss, but it has seen other uses as well.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
The Combo Cannon is fought as a Boss in Chapter 4 of Revenge of Meta Knight and in The Arena. Kirby can attack and disable the lower cannon, but the Combo Cannon can only be defeated by striking its main rotating turret. Doing this can be tricky - especially with no Copy Ability - but the robotic arm which occasionally tries to grab Kirby may also drop bombs, which can be swallowed for the Bomb ability.
|Combo Cannon's attacks|
Combo Cannon points its barrel at Kirby, the fires several large cannonballs at him.
The laser cannon charges up energy and fires a blue laser that streaks across the screen. Cannot be guarded at all. Sometimes during the charge-up, one of the tiles of the floor that Kirby is standing rises since there is a 1-block tall space Kirby can be under to avoid.
Part of the floor attempts to rise under Kirby, placing him in the laser cannon's line of fire. In Ultra it is only used at low health.
The robot arm appears holding a bomb, attempting to drop it on Kirby.
The robot arm appears and attempts to grab hold of Kirby. If it succeeds, it either smashes him on the ground or holds him in front of the laser cannon until it fires. Cannot be guarded.
Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Main article: Halberd (Robobot Armor)
While not directly seen in use, this cannon is used as the Halberd's primary weapon against Star Dream, where it fires rapid volleys at the rampaging computer. This is supplemented by the Planet Buster, which is an attack that Kirby contributes to.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In The Subspace Emissary, the Combo Cannon is seen a number of times in use on the Halberd, primarily when the Subspace Army is attempting to repulse Star Fox's Arwing attacks.
On the Halberd stage, the Combo Cannon is the main stage hazard present once fighters land on the Halberd's deck. It can fire its laser cannon and large volleys at the fighters, and may also try to strike them with the robotic arm.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
The Combo Cannon appears as a collectible trophy.
|Image||American English description||British English description|
|"This giant cannon is the main weapon of the Battleship Halberd. Any invader will think twice when cannonballs and laser beams are brought to bear. You'll have to be really careful around these weapons, since even the platforms underfoot will try to lift you into the path of the beam. Watch out!"||"This is the main weapon of the Battleship Halberd. Anyone planning to attack it will think twice then they see the cannonballs and laser beams it fires. If Kirby wants to get past this thing safely, he'll have to stay light on his feet. Even the platforms he walks on are out to get him - they'll try to lift him up into the beam! Watch out, Kirby!"|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Given the return of the Halberd stage in both of these titles, the Combo Cannon appears as a hazard once again, functioning the same way as before.
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