While in use, Kirby stays stationary until he chooses to revert or he is damaged. The attack itself is done when Kirby opens his doors and throws up to three Food items which can destroy enemies, deal damage to bosses, and restore health when consumed. The food itself doesn't last long, and is destroyed immediately unless it hits the ground.
Like the other abilities in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the ability does not change Kirby's physical appearance until he uses it.
- Ice-Spark would later be referenced multiple times in Kirby Star Allies with the Friend Ability for the Artist ability: Still Life. Its Ability Star can also be seen in the "Chasing Our Dreams" Celebration Picture.
- Ice-Spark is also a clear inspiration for Vending Mouth in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, which similarly uses drink cans to attack enemies that can also be used for healing.