Laser

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Laser.png
Artwork of Laser Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad
Details
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Last Game Kirby: Squeak Squad
Other Game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Laser Ball, Metal Guardian, Doc (laser pointer)
Power(s) Fires laser beams that ricochet off slopes and can light cannon fuses.
Comparable to U.F.O., ChuChu Spark
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Laser is a recurring Copy Ability traditionally obtained by swallowing enemies like Laser Ball and Metal Guardian. It allows Kirby to fire laser beams, horizontally only. In every game it appears, the Laser shot ricochets off of slanted terrain, which is useful for solving puzzles, such as striking Bomb Blocks above head.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

In Kirby's Adventure, the debut game of this ability, Laser Kirby fires laser beams from his hand.

Laser Kirby's headgearLaser Kirby.png, introduced in the remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, is similar to the one worn by Copy Kirby.

Each Laser shot deals 3 damage in both games.[1][2]

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

The Laser ability appears in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror with the exact same sprites and properties of the Nightmare in Dream Land version.

Each Laser shot deals only 2 damage in this game[3], rather weak compared to other ability's powers. Many enemies will take multiple Laser shots to be defeated.

The Laser beam's color matches Kirby's own color which can be changed with Spray Paint.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

The Laser ability's last apperance is in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It still remains the sprites, properties and custom color mechanics from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.

After obtaining its Ability Scroll, Laser Kirby can charge his shot into a bigger and more powerful beam that can pass through multiple targets. Here, Laser can also be gained from the bubble item and the laser pointer dropped by Doc.

Laser's moveset in Kirby: Squeak Squad
Skill Button Execution Damage
Laser Shot
B
20
Charge Laser Shot
Hold B
30
Basic unit: Star Bullet deals 40 damage in Kirby: Squeak Squad.

Trivia

  • In Kirby's Dream Land 3, when Kirby's Spark ability is combined with ChuChu, she attacks by firing laser beams from her tentacle, which can also ricochet off slopes.
  • In the English version of Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Laser's pause flavor text shows what LASER the acronym originally means: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In the Japanese version of these games, the original pause flavor text says -光学兵器搭載-, which is the same phrase as Optical Weapon Armed from Laser's pause flavor text in the English version of Kirby: Squeak Squad.
    • In the Japanese version of Squeak Squad, the phrase becomes -光化学兵器搭載- instead (Photochemistry Weapon Armed).

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レーザー
Rēzā
Laser
Spanish Laser Laser
French Laser Laser
Dutch Laser Laser
German Laser Laser
Italian Laser Laser
Russian Лазер
Lazer
Laser
Chinese 镭射 (chs)
鐳射 (cht)
léi shè
Laser

References