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Do The Kirby

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Do The Kirby
KTnT Do The Kirby title.png
Title screen for Do The Kirby
Type(s) Memory match
Levels 16
Players 1
Appears in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
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Memorize Kirby's dance moves, then repeat them yourself. If you make a mistake, you'll be booted off the dance floor.
— Description from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble North American instruction booklet

Do The Kirby is one of the five Sub-Games from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. It is similar to the electronic game Simon, involving matching Kirby's dance sequence as it gradually gets more complex.


The game takes place on a vague dance floor setting with spotlights centered on Kirby and four big arrows surrounding him. The game takes place in up to 16 rounds or "lessons" (60 in Extra Mode). In each lesson, the game starts by moving a blue star cursor over a series of arrows, with that series building from the previous lessons. Once this series is shown, the player must use a Star Rod-shaped cursor to match the sequence of arrows. These correspond to Kirby performing a "dance" move, with each direction corresponding to the following action:

  • Up - Kirby stands tall and raises his right hand.
  • Left - Kirby looks to his right and points his arms in that direction.
  • Right - Kirby looks to his left and points his arms in that direction.
  • Down - Kirby sits down and sprawls his arms up and outward.

Every four (two in Extra Mode) lessons cleared will cause the tempo of the background music (and thus the speed of the game) to increase. In each lesson, the player is allowed to make one mis-step, and will have to try again from the start of the lesson. Two slip-ups in one lesson however will result in a game over.


  • "Watch the dance."
  • "Tilt to move the Star Rod to an arrow, then press A to make Kirby dance."
  • "Don't miss a step!"


  • The name "Do The Kirby" is a play on the common trope phrase "Do the X!", where X refers to a dance routine representing any given person or character, usually represented by that character's first or last name. One other example of this trope from Nintendo is the infamous end credits song "Do the Mario" from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.