|“||Press the buttons to make Kirby's mouth open! Try to eat eggs--but not bombs!||”|
— Start caption
Egg Catcher is a Sub-Game in Kirby's Adventure (not in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land) and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. In the former, it can be accessed on certain levels by going through the appropriate doorways in the Level hubs, while in the latter, it can be accessed via Merry Magoland. The game takes place in King Dedede's boxing ring. Kirby is standing in the ring, while Dedede (Robo Dedede in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe) appears on the ropes, and begins chucking eggs and bombs at Kirby. The objective of the game is to swallow as many eggs as possible and avoid swallowing a bomb, which causes the game to end early. To play the game, the player must merely hold down A or B to keep Kirby's mouth open, and release it to close his mouth.
There are three difficulty settings for this game, those being "Easy", "Medium", and "Challenging". Each difficulty features a different pattern of eggs and bombs which Dedede throws, with higher difficulties making it generally more difficult to avoid bombs while also getting eggs.
The reward obtained for Egg Catcher depends on how many eggs were swallowed. It does not matter if the game ends with a bomb blast or not, in this regard. The reward thresholds are as follows:
- 0 eggs - no bonus
- 1 - 6 eggs - 500 points
- 7 - 12 eggs - 1000 points
- 13 - 18 eggs - 3000 points
- 19 - 24 eggs - 5000 points
- 25 - 29 eggs - 1-Up
- 30 eggs (Perfect) - 3-Up
Names in other languages
|French||Goboeuf||Egg Gobble. From gobber (to gobble) and oeuf (egg).|