Kirby: Squeak Squad
- This article is about the game. For the titular band of characters, see Squeaks.
- This article is about the game known in British English as Kirby: Mouse Attack, and should not be confused with the similarly-named Kirby Mass Attack.
Kirby: Squeak Squad (known as Kirby: Mouse Attack in British English) is a game for the Nintendo DS released in 2006, developed by Flagship and Natsume, and published by HAL Laboratory and Nintendo. Unlike the previous DS Kirby game, Kirby: Canvas Curse, it is controlled using the four face buttons rather than the touch screen. It has a special feature in it, like most DS Kirby Games, called bubbles. It has a main story mode and four Sub-Games, one of them is hidden at the beginning. Another feature is the Collection Room, where the player can change Kirby's color, listen to music, and view collected items.
Kirby: Squeak Squad was eventually released on the Virtual Console on Wii U in 2015.
|Early afternoon in Dream Land,
It's so peaceful even the clouds are drowsy.
— Full intro cut-scene text from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Once Kirby defeats King Dedede in the first world, he discovers that King Dedede is not behind the stolen cake. Soon, the Squeaks arrive and steal the chest. While they are trying to escape, King Dedede grabs Kirby and throws him into the Squeaks. This causes Kirby to tumble into a big pit, leading to the first level of Nature Notch.
After Kirby has defeated the bosses through each world, he confronts Daroach in Ice Island. When Kirby defeats Daroach, Meta Knight arrives and steals the treasure chest that Kirby is about to take. Kirby decides to follow Meta Knight in Secret Sea, but he can fight Meta Knight only if he collects the five star keys from glowing big treasure chests. Soon, though, after Kirby finally defeats Meta Knight, Daroach reappears and takes the chest. However, when Daroach opens the chest, some sort of dark matter possess him and turns him into a darker version of himself. He escapes to Gamble Galaxy while Kirby follows him.
Soon, after defeating Dark Daroach, Kirby notices that Daroach has been possessed by a small dark star. When the star flies away, Kirby grabs the Triple Star Cane that Daroach dropped and follows the star through a level. At the end, the star starts gathering more stars, and these stars create one big star. The big star receives one eye, and then, Dark Nebula is formed. Dark Nebula takes on three forms for a variety of attacks: fire, ice, and electric. However, Kirby triumphs over Dark Nebula and later learns that Meta Knight had stolen the treasure chest previously to prevent the release of Dark Nebula. The Squeaks have realized how much trouble they have caused, so they leave. Finally, the Squeaks give Kirby his cake at the end.
Kirby: Squeak Squad plays like a traditional Kirby sidescroller. Kirby can still inhale and swallow enemies to gain their abilities, but now each one upgradable by finding copy scrolls hidden throughout the game in treasure chests. The game introduces five new abilities: Animal, Ghost, Metal (which bears resemblance to the absent Stone ability), Bubble, and Triple Star. Certain abilities can also directly affect the environment, such as using the Fire ability to burn down grass or using the Ice ability to freeze bodies of water.
Copy scrolls can now be found in levels to upgrade abilities (such as being able to charge the Laser or increasing the Beam's power). Another new addition to the franchise is the Item Bubbles. These bubbles contain food, copy abilities, stars, and mini-Kirbys, all of which can be combined. Combining three mini-Kirbys will result in an extra life, combining two small food items will create a larger food item, and combining three stars will result in a larger and stronger star for Kirby to spit at enemies. Typically, combining two ability bubbles will create a random bubble. However, after the player obtains the required scrolls, the Sword or Bomb ability can be mixed with Fire, Ice, or Spark to create a new ability.
There are treasure chests hidden in each level which contain unlockable items such music tracks for the Sound Player, Spray Paint cans to change Kirby's color, jigsaw puzzle pieces, the aforementioned copy scrolls, vitality hearts to increase Kirby's maximum health, among other items.
|Animal||Allows Kirby to dig into the ground to get anything underground.|
|Beam||Lets Kirby release a beam, which attacks enemies within its range.|
|Bomb||Allows Kirby to throw bombs or set one down, which explode either after a short time or when it touches an enemy.|
|Bubble||Allows Kirby to send an array of bubbles to turn his enemies into bubbles, which he can then put into his stomach.|
|Cupid||Allows Kirby to fly without having to fill his body up with air, as well as shoot arrows.|
|Cutter||Allows Kirby to send a single blade out to attack enemies.|
|Fighter||Allows Kirby to use many fighting moves, as well as shoot an orb, which can powered up, at enemies.|
|Fire||Allows Kirby to shoot fire breath, burning any enemies within its distance.|
|Fire Sword||Has the same capabilities as the regular Sword ability, but it can burn enemies as well as ice. It is the result of a mix of fire and sword after both get the copy ability scrolls.|
|Ghost||Allows Kirby to possess enemies and use their attacks, as well as use them as a shield if he gets attacked.|
|Hammer||Gives Kirby a hammer which he can attack enemies with it.|
|Hi-Jump||Allows Kirby to jump high distances, attacking any enemies along the way.|
|Ice||Gives Kirby the ability to breathe ice, which can freeze water as well as enemies.|
|Ice Bomb||Has the same capabilities as the regular Bomb ability, but it can freeze water, as well as enemies. It is the result of a mix of ice and bomb after both get the copy ability scrolls.|
|Ice Sword||Has the same capabilities as the regular Sword ability, but it can freeze water, as well as enemies. It is the result of a mix of ice and sword after both get the copy ability scrolls.|
|Laser||Allows Kirby to shoot lasers from a special headband. The laser can also bounce off of hills, hitting another direction.|
|Magic||Gives Kirby the ability to perform many magic tricks to attack enemies.|
|Metal||Makes Kirby turn into metal, where he can either turn into a ball, or attack regular enemies by merely walking into them.|
|Ninja||Gives Kirby many of the abilities a ninja can have, including the ability to walk on water and shoot shurikens.|
|Parasol||Wields Kirby with a parasol, which can protect him from many above threats as well as hurt enemies.|
|Sleep||Puts Kirby to sleep, leaving him vulnerable for a short while. Heals HP.|
|Spark||Surrounds Kirby with an electric shield, which can hurt enemies.|
|Sword||Gives Kirby a sword, which he can attack enemies with.|
|Throw||Allows Kirby to swallow enemies and throw them at other enemies, the ceiling, the floor, or the wall.|
|Thunder Bomb||Has the same capabilities as the regular Bomb ability, but allows Kirby to electrify enemies. It is the result of a mix of spark and bomb after both get the copy ability scrolls.|
|Thunder Sword||Has the same capabilities as the regular Sword ability, but allows Kirby to electrify enemies. It is the result of a mix of spark and sword after both get the copy ability scrolls.|
|Tornado||Turns Kirby into a tornado, hurting any enemies he comes into contact with|
|Triple Star||Gives Kirby a cane, which he can shoot stars from, as well as the ability to hurt any enemies that come near him.|
|U.F.O.||Turns Kirby into a U.F.O., where can either send out a beam, or shoot lasers.|
|Wheel||Turns Kirby into a tire, where he can ride through terrain, hurting any enemy in his path.|
In addition to those above, there was originally going to be a Copy Ability known as Block. It was however removed from the game for unknown reasons.
Like in the previous Kirby games, enemies are present to hinder Kirby's progress or to provide him with a copy ability. Most enemies respawn after Kirby walks a certain distance away from their spawn point.
These enemies do not provide Kirby with any copy ability.
|Batty||A bat-like enemy that flies after Kirby once he attracts its attention.|
|Big Waddle Dee||A larger version of the common Waddle Dee which takes longer to inhale.|
|Blipper||Aquatic enemies that follow Kirby and may even jump out of the water.|
|Blockin||Disguised as a Star Block, this enemy waits for Kirby to attack or attempt to inhale it, then reveals its true face and chases after him.|
|Bronto Burt||A common enemy that flies in a wave motion, moving through obstacles.|
|Chip||A furry creature with a fox tail that cheerily jumps around.|
|Cret||This hovering enemy drops explosive coconuts. If super-inhaled, they are instantly defeated, and they leave behind a 1-up, Gordo, or food item.|
|Crimp||Crimps stay on the wall and throw green bombs at Kirby. If they are knocked out the wall, they may bounce on the floor until they attach to a wall.|
|Glunk||A stationary sea anemone-like foe that fires projectiles.|
|Gordo||A classic Kirby-enemy that is indestructible and dangerous to touch.|
|Gold Waddle Dee||Gold Waddle Dees, when defeated, provide Kirby with a treasure chest. Usually, Kirby has to reach the Waddle Dee first before it walks off a cliff. If the Waddle Dee walks off a cliff, it falls straight down, unlike other Waddle Dees.|
|Gussa||Gussas are underwater creatures that attempt to ram into Kirby. If they run into a wall, they get stuck and stunned for a while.|
|Maiga||Maigas cannot be inhaled. If Kirby attempts to inhale one, the Maiga sticks to Kirby and deals damage to him.|
|Perara||Peraras are blue disc-like creatures that float to the bottom. If they are on the floor, they can make a jump.|
|Scarfy||Scarfies float in one place until angered, at which point they begin to chase Kirby.|
|Shotzo||Invincible, stationary cannons that fire cannonballs and may directly aim at Kirby.|
|Snooter||A strange creature with a bill that can eat Kirby. If it is not destroyed in a single attack, it begins to dash around angrily when hit.|
|Uja||A bizarre shadowy creature that floats about and seeks Kirby. It comes in two forms, one resembling Master Hand, and the other resembling a scimitar. It can occasionally phase out of existence to avoid getting hit.|
|Waddle Dee||One of Kirby's most common and basic foes, it does nothing other than walking left and right.|
Copy Ability Enemies
These enemies provide Kirby with a Copy Ability if Kirby inhales them.
|Acchi||Fire||Acchis shoot fire balls that burn on a solid surface for some time. Since Achhi is a large enemy, Kirby must super-inhale it to obtain its copy ability.|
|Bio Spark||Ninja||This enemy can be encountered when it is hiding inside a cloak. It can deliver rapid punches. It can also throw knives at Kirby.|
|Boxin||Fighter||A dog-like creature that attempts to punch Kirby.|
|Bubble Head||Bubble||Similar to Hot Head, this creature attacks by blowing a large bubble or a multitude of bubbles.|
|Bun||Throw||Buns attack by throwing Kirby if Kirby gets too close.|
|Cupie||Cupid||An angel-like being that shoots arrows.|
|Flamer||Fire||A foe that clings to walls and is able to launch itself at Kirby as a fireball.|
|Foley||Bomb||These enemies float in the air until Kirby passes by below them, causing them to fall down and explode.|
|Gaw Gaw||Animal||Gaw Gaws attempt to jump into Kirby to attack him. Once attached, they can bite Kirby. Their claws can also be used to dig and attack as well.|
|Heavy Knight||Sword||A large, heavily armored opponent that attacks with a sword. Has a high amount of health and takes longer to inhale than most enemies.|
|Hot Head||Fire||This enemy breathes fire at Kirby, sometimes spitting large fireballs with a long range.|
|Laser Ball||Laser||A floating, spherical enemy that moves through walls and fires lasers.|
|Metalun||Metal||A giant enemy, Metaluns attack by slowly walking. They can also roll down hills, but the movement is not smooth.|
|Noddy||Sleep||Slowly walks around without attacking. May fall asleep while walking.|
|Parasol||Parasol||Always held by either a Waddle Dee, Waddle Doo or Shotzo, this parasol enables enemies to slow their fall.|
|Pengy||Ice||Penguins that try to freeze Kirby with their chilly breath.|
|Sir Kibble||Cutter||An armoured enemy that throws the top part of its helmet like a boomerang.|
|Sparky||Spark||An enemy that hops around and creates an electric force field around itself for an attack.|
|Starman||Hi-Jump||A cape-wearing enemy that walks around and practices its jump.|
|Sword Knight||Sword||A sword-fighter that walks back and forth inside a small area and may deflect Kirby's attacks.|
|Twister||Tornado||A top-like enemy that spins and can transform into a powerful tornado.|
|UFO||U.F.O.||This rare enemy flies after Kirby very quickly, stopping occasionally to fire laser beams.|
|Waddle Doo||Beam||A Waddle Dee-like enemy with a singular eye that is able to fire beams at Kirby.|
|Wheelie||Wheel||A tire-like enemy which speeds after Kirby, attempting to run him over.|
When progressing through the game, Kirby can fight mid-bosses. Kirby can defeat them by attacking them with his Copy Ability or by spitting projectiles back at them. After Kirby defeats the Mid-Bosses, he can take their ability by sucking them in or he can attack them, making them explode.
|Big Metalun||Metal||A big metallic boss. It is very slow-moving. It starts to move when the top part of it lifts. It can use a rolling attack to attempt to run into Kirby. Once it rams into a wall, objects start falling, giving Kirby projectiles to attack it.|
|Bonkers||Hammer||A gorilla-like foe that attempts to hit Kirby with its hammer, creating stars that can be spat back, or throws large coconuts at him, which can likewise be inhaled and used to defeat the Mid-Boss.|
|Box Boxer||Fighter||This dog-based Mid-Boss attempts to punch Kirby and may also toss him, causing damage. From time to time, it fires large blasts of energy from its hands, which also serve as a means of defeating it.|
|Boxy||Magic||A cross of a plant and an anthropomorphic gift package, Boxy charges at Kirby or releases smaller gift boxes from its mouth, which Kirby may spit back at it. When not immediately inhaled, these boxes may open up to reveal bombs, which yield the Bomb ability, food items or batteries.|
|Buboo||Bubble||Buboo is a red crab-like creature covered in a cloud of bubbles. It can ram into Kirby by spiraling and maneuvering. It can also spawn bubbles are projectiles for Kirby to use. If it gets damaged consecutively enough times, it may lose all its bubbles and frantically scatter on the ground, releasing more bubbles for Kirby to use.|
|Gao Gao||Animal||Gao Gao is a large mole-like creature. It can spin rapidly, attacking Kirby with its sharp claws. Meanwhile, stars form around it, allowing Kirby to use them as projectiles if Kirby lacks a copy ability. After it spins, it is dizzy and stunned for a while. Another attack it can do is by spinning and flying into the air, then drilling into the ground where Kirby can stand. Its basic maneuvers include jumping forward or backward.|
|Mr. Frosty||Ice||A blue walrus that charges at Kirby or tosses ice cubes of two sizes at him, which he has to use as ammunition to defeat it.|
|Tedhaun||Ghost||This mid-boss cannot be encountered without completing the Ghost Medal. Once it appears, it replaces existing mid-bosses. This mid-boss is the only creature in the game that possesses the extremely rare ability, the Ghost ability. It has mini versions of itself that it orders to attack. The mini versions can be used as projectiles. If Kirby comes too close to the mid-boss, the mid-boss grabs him and waits until a mini version collides with Kirby. Then, the boss throws Kirby, damaging him.|
- Main article: Squeaks
If Kirby obtains a big treasure chest, the Squeaks appear. They can take the treasure chest and then go to their base. If Kirby does not enter their base in time, the base closes.
Kirby can fight the Squeaks in or out of their base. The Squeaks flinch from all attacks, but attacking them with fire, ice, and electric attacks add an elemental effect. When they are attacked, they may release food. When they are brought down, Kirby can continue attacking them to make them release more food, but they do not receive damage. However, when they are in the base, they can go into an angry state after they have been brought down once. When they are in an angry state, they cannot be flinched.
The Squeakers act like normal enemies. However, when they are defeated, they may release food. They are also capable of taking treasure chests, especially when no other Squeaks are around.
If Kirby enters their base with no Squeaks present, the inside may be a room containing a few items or some Squeakers. However, once he exits outside the base, they reappear.
|Blue Squeakers||Blue Squeakers throw bombs, like the Green Squeakers, but their bombs are much bigger.|
|Green Squeakers||Green Squeakers throw normal-sized bombs.|
|Yellow Squeakers||Yellow Squeakers do not attack other than jumping.|
|Doc||Doc rides in a U.F.O., making him the only flying Squeak to be fought. His attacks involve his U.F.O. His U.F.O can shoot lasers and drop bombs. However, he has the lowest HP of all the mini bosses. He is also the only Squeak aside from Daroach to be fought as a boss twice.|
|Spinni||Spinni is the most agile of the Squeaks. Unlike the other Squeaks, he can swim and jump multiple times. Usually, when Kirby is against Spinni, it involves a race to get the chest first. Spinni can swipe at Kirby with his claw or throw a ninja star. When he is stunned, his claw can be dropped, which gives Kirby the Animal ability if swallowed. His ninja stars can also give Kirby the Ninja ability.|
|Storo||Storo is the strongest of the Squeaks, giving him the most HP and the strongest attacks. However, he is big and slow, making him easily flinched. His attacks involve pounding with a hammer or slamming to the ground with his body. Both attacks produce stars, which can be inhaled and thrown at Storo.|
Kirby: Squeak Squad's bosses, unlike in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror are fought in order, at the end of each level. Before each boss fight, Kirby can receive an ability bubble or another item in a bubble for the fight. Unlike mid-bosses, bosses do not yield an ability upon defeat. After Kirby defeats the boss, a large treasure chest appears. Inside it, Kirby can receive a boss medal. If Kirby collects all boss medals, he can play the sub-game, Boss Endurance.
|King Dedede||Prism Plains||King Dedede is the first boss Kirby has to fight. Unlike the next bosses, King Dedede flinches from each hit, stopping his actions. King Dedede can jump and fly, attempting to run into Kirby. He can also use his hammer to hit Kirby as well. Like in the previous games, King Dedede sports the ability to inhale and spit out Kirby.|
|Mrs. Moley||Nature Notch||Mrs. Moley is a large, gray mole that apparently bears relations to Moley, the other large gray mole. She sports similar attacks to Moley, such as throwing objects at Kirby. However, there are two holes where she emerges. She can also appear in the background. Once she is in the background, after some time, the glasses in her eyes may shine, and then she makes a big leap. A big shadow appears under Kirby, and Kirby has to dodge Mrs. Moley's body. If her body touches the hard ground, she is stunned for a while. If her body touches one of the two dirt patches, she digs in and resumes her attacks.|
|Mecha-Kracko||Cushy Cloud||This boss fights very similarly to Kracko. Like Kracko, it can move around to hit Kirby or disperse enemies for Kirby to use as an ability or a projectile. However, after the first set of HP is depleted, Doc is revealed controlling the machine. Then, Mecha-Kracko removes the original stage while Kirby has to keep flying. Mecha-Kracko replaces the stage with a new one, but with gaps, or a smaller one. Then, it can use new attacks, which can let it surround in electricity or attack below it with electricity.|
|Yadogaine||Jam Jungle||This is the second boss that Doc pilots. Kirby is in a moving screen when fighting this boss. Yadogaine can dig into the ground, throwing out rock fragments that Kirby should dodge. It can also shoot a laser from its mouth. Meanwhile, falling rocks can hurt Kirby, but Kirby can use these rocks to attack Yadogaine if he lacks a Copy Ability. After repeated hits, Yadogaine's claws can break, hindering its ability to dig. When both of its claws are broken, it cannot dig any more. The final part that breaks is its mouth before it gets destroyed.|
|Bohboh||Vocal Volcano||Bohboh is a fiery owl-like creature with a tanooki tail. It first appears by flying in the background. One of its attacks include flying around and dropping fire balls which can be used as projectiles. It can also attempt to grab Kirby by charging at him. If it grabs Kirby, it throws Kirby to the lava, hurting Kirby and instantly removing his Copy Ability (due to the lava). If it misses and hits the ground, it is stunned while rocks fall. The rocks can be a hazard, but Kirby can also use these to attack Bohboh. After this, Bohboh flies slowly with its eyes closed, also vulnerable to attack, until its eyes open.|
|Daroach||Ice Island||Daroach is the leader of the Squeaks. He sports multiple attacks. One of his attacks include using the Triple Star Cane to throw stars that can hurt Kirby, but Kirby can use. He can also throw bombs at Kirby, but it is also another projectile that Kirby can use to hurt Daroach. Daroach can also shoot a small ice beam that can freeze Kirby if it hits. During the boss fight, Daroach can teleport multiple times to avoid getting hit.|
|Meta Knight||Secret Sea||Meta Knight fights like from his previous fights. He can jump from place to place and defend some of Kirby's attacks. His primary form of attacks involve using sword. His attacks produce stars that Kirby can use to hit Meta Knight. He can also create a whirlwind that spans almost throughout the screen that can sweep Kirby and damage him. Meta Knight also has new attacks involving the fire and electric elements. Meta Knight can create an electric field or he can shoot fire blasts with his sword.|
|Dark Daroach||Gamble Galaxy||Dark Daroach is a similar boss fight to Daroach, but he has more powerful attacks. His bombs, which are much larger, create fire pillars when they explode. His ice beam is larger, also, while it creates stars that Kirby can use to throw. The only attack that remains relatively unchanged is his Triple Star Cane.|
|Dark Nebula||Gamble Galaxy||Dark Nebula is the final boss in this game. Before fighting him, Kirby must follow a small black star in a level. At the end, the small black star grows and receives an eye. After that, Dark Nebula is formed. At the beginning of the boss fight, Dark Nebula changes into one of the three forms. All forms share attacks that involve shooting stars that inflict an effect of damage depending on Dark Nebula's current form.
Kirby: Squeak Squad has four sub-games (three of which use the touch screen): Speedy Teatime, Smash Ride, Treasure Shot, and Boss Endurance. The first three games have Kirby face off with Storo, Spinni, and Doc respectively. Smash Ride also features some of the miscellaneous Squeaks.
|Level 1||Prism Plains||7||10||King Dedede|
|Level 2||Nature Notch||7||16||Mrs. Moley|
|Level 3||Cushy Cloud||7||16||Mecha-Kracko|
|Level 4||Jam Jungle||7||16||Yadogaine|
|Level 5||Vocal Volcano||6||16||Bohboh|
|Level 6||Ice Island||7||18||Daroach|
|Level 7||Secret Sea||7||17||Meta Knight|
|Level 8||Gamble Galaxy||4||11||Dark Daroach, Dark Nebula|
- Main article: Kirby: Squeak Squad/gallery
- Kirby: Squeak Squad has a notification for the birthday set on the console, which features a special illustration of Kirby and the Squeaks.
- In this title, when left alone for long enough, Kirby will fall asleep and start dreaming of his shortcake. After a moment, he will wake up and inhale his dream cloud. This happens both in the stages and on the map screen.
- Most of this game's music is reused from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
Names in other languages
Hoshi no Kābii: Sanjō! Dorocche-Dan
|Kirby of the Stars: They've Arrived! The Daroach Gang|
|French||Kirby : Les Souris attaquent||Kirby: The Mice attack|
|German||Kirby: Mausattacke||Kirby: Mouse attack|
|Italian||Kirby: Topi all' attacco||Kirby: Mice to the attack|
|Spanish||Kirby: ¡Roedores al ataque!||Kirby: Rodents to the attack!|
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- Kirby: Squeak Squad on Kirby Informer