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Kirby on the Draw

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Kirby on the Draw
KRtDLD Kirby on the Draw preview.png
Preview image for Kirby on the Draw from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
Type(s) Shooting - Competitive
Levels 3
Players 1-4
Appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Comparable to Quick Draw, Scope Shot
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Tap targets as they appear. To reload, tap the bar on the bottom. Watch out for bombs!
— Instruction - Kirby Super Star Ultra

Kirby on the Draw is one of the Sub-Games appearing in Kirby Super Star Ultra and is available from the start of the game. This sub-game is playable in both single player and multiplayer, where up to four players can play via a wireless connection, only needing one game card.

Similar to Quick Draw from the original Kirby's Adventure, Kirby on the Draw takes on a wild west theme, and the four competing Kirbys (pink, yellow, red, and green) are dressed in a cowboy hat and ammo belt. The setting appears to be within a saloon, especially considering the saloon door behind the Kirbys. This Sub-Game has three difficulty options, much like other Sub-Games.

Kirby on the Draw returns in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, where Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede, and Meta Knight can now be chosen as contestants. The game also supports either stick or gyro controls for aiming.


Gameplay in Kirby Super Star Ultra

Kirby on the Draw plays similarly to a typical speed/reaction-style shooting game. The objective is for each Kirby to shoot as many cardboard cutouts as possible of enemies, bosses, and helpers (which are also wearing cowboy attire) within a 60-second (one minute) time limit. The Sub-Game occurs on the lower screen, where the player must use the Stylus to tap on the cardboard cutouts appearing every second. They must tap it quickly, before a rival Kirby beats them to it. The top screen shows the four Kirbys and each of their points.

Players must avoid tapping Bombers, as they are false targets and a penalty for the Kirby who shot it. The Kirby who fired it becomes gray and is unable to fire for a second.

Players cannot fire indefinite ammo, as their revolver only carries eight bullets. There is a pink bar spanning across the bottom of the touch screen, and it displays the bullets that were fired and the remaining ones. Each fired bullet is represented by a black X mark while each remaining bullet is represented by a dart centered within a red circle. After firing every bullet, the player cannot fire anymore, and can reload by tapping the bar.

The Kirby who ends up with the most points wins.


Some targets are worth more points than others, which appear less frequently.

Category Characters Points
BrontoBurt KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png Cappy KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png Waddle Dee KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png
10 points
Knuckle Joe KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png Waddle Doo KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png
20 points
Chef Kawasaki KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png Bonkers KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png
40 points
Meta Knight KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png King Dedede KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png
100 points
(KRtDLD only)
KRtDLD Magolor target screenshot.png
120 points
Bomber KirbyontheDraw KSSU.png
-50 points


In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, there are nine Missions for this Sub-Game. They are as follows:

  • Green Gunner - Play Kirby on the Draw for the first time.
  • Danger! Don't Shoot! - Win without hitting any Bombers.
  • Cosmic Jester, Happy to Help - Play while wearing the Marx dress-up mask.
  • Reloaded and Ready - Win without ever running out of bullets.
  • Magolor Target on Level 2 - Hit a Magolor target on Level 2.
  • Pass 700 Points on Level 3 - Earn 700 or more points in a single game on Level 3.
  • 200 Total Targets Hit - Hit a grand total of 200 or more targets.
  • Clear All Difficulties - Win on all difficulty settings. (Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3)
  • Super Star Cowboy - Complete all other missions for Kirby on the Draw.

Once all 100 regular missions are completed, two final missions related to this Sub-Game are unlocked, as part of the "True Extra Missions" category:

  • Shootin' for a High Score (Level 3) - Earn a score of 800 or higher on a single Level 3 game of Kirby on the Draw.
  • Ready and Reloaded (Level 3) - Win without ever running out of bullets on Level 3 of Kirby on the Draw.


  • Knuckle Joe uses his design from Kirby: Right Back at Ya! in this Sub-Game, due to his unique eye shape and different posture compared to his in-game sprites in the main game modes.
    • In the Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe version, the King Dedede target uses his design prior to the redesign seen in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. This is because his art is actually upscaled from the Kirby Super Star Ultra version.


Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タッチ!早撃はやうちカービィ
Tatchi! Hayauchi Kābyi
Touch! Quick Draw Kirby
Traditional Chinese 點觸!快槍手卡比
diǎn chù! kuài qiāng shǒu kǎ bǐ
Touch! Quick Draw Kirby
Simplified Chinese 点触!快枪手卡比
diǎn chù! kuài qiāng shǒu kǎ bǐ
Dutch Kirby's schietbaan Kirby's shooting range
French Kirby fait la loi Kirby lays down the law
German Kirby am Zug It's Kirby's Move
Italian Kirby Pistolero Gunslinger Kirby
Korean 터치! 황야의 커비
Teochi! Hwang'ya-ui Keobi
Touch! Kirby of the Wilderness
Portuguese Na Mira do Kirby On Kirby's Aim
Spanish Tiro al Blanco de Kirby Kirby Target Shooting

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