Crash is an ability primarily obtained by absorbing a warhead enemy, Bomber. It allows Kirby to perform a destructive attack, Crash Fireball, which wipes the screen clear of enemies. When a Bomber is seen, Kirby must be quick enough to inhale it, so as to obtain the crash ability. If not, then the Bomber would walk off a cliff and explode, dealing damage to Kirby. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the ability is obtained primarily from a floating round bomb creature called a Search, which will try to detonate in a large explosion if Kirby or his friends get too close.
The Crash ability does not produce a Helper due to two key reasons:
- The enemies associated with Crash explode either by impact with Kirby or the ground or detonate in the pink puffball's proximity.
- Crash (like Mike) is limited use, so a Helper with it would provide issues for a second player who wants to play for more than a brief moment.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Crash is redesigned in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, gaining its modern crown and the ability to make the explosion even more powerful (albeit only effective on bosses/mini-bosses) by charging it up beforehand. This can be done when the player holds down the B (or 1) button while mashing the +Control Pad (or shaking the Wii Remote).
Kirby Star Allies
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|Kirby's Adventure||This power will defeat all enemies on the screen, but you can use it only once!|
|Kirby Super Star||Blow all the enemies away with one HUGE explosion. It's a one time chance, so use it wisely.|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
|Warning! Use only as a last resort!|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Explode and beat all foes!|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||KO all foes with a big BOOM! But be careful! This ultimate weapon has only 1 charge.|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Shake the Wii Remote to build up energy for a powered-up explosion! You only get one shot with this ultimate weapon!|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Send the enemy flying with a giant explosion! Mash the +Control Pad to build up power, and then vaporize your surroundings. This ultimate ability is a one-time use, so make it count!|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||DANGER! Use caution when handling this ability. It can be used only once, so make it count!|
|Kirby Star Allies||WARNING! DANGER! This is the ultimate weapon! One attack and you'll be blown away. Pull your friends into a Crash Rush! Waggle the control stick to charge it up for extra DANGER! Now everyone's REALLY frantic!|
Screenshot of Crash Kirby attacking a Poppy Bros. Sr. in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Ability Star from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Names in other languages
Kugelblitz (Kirby's Return to Dream Land onward)