Mecha-Kracko[Japanese title] (メカクラッコ) is a robotic variant of Kracko that debuts as a boss in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It is built and controlled by Doc, though this is not revealed until halfway through the boss fight.
Mecha-Kracko looks like a metal box with yellow horns that conduct electricity and cannons sticking out of it. In the center is a green-irised eye that would eventually reveal a cockpit where Doc hides. Mecha-Kracko's cannons release a smoky fog to hide the fact that it is a robot.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Mecha-Kracko first appears as the boss of Cushy Cloud in Stage 6 of Kirby: Squeak Squad. When Kirby reaches the boss arena, Daroach summons Mecha-Kracko and flies off the arena, leaving Kirby to deal with the mechanical cloud.
In his boss battle, Mecha-Kracko has two phases, each represented by two stamina bars. During the first phase, Mecha-Kracko attacks similarly to a typical Kracko, by charging electric sparks at Kirby and charging up after him. Like Kracko, Mecha-Kracko can summon enemies, such as Starmen, Waddle Dees, and Waddle Doos.
Once the first stamina bar is depleted, Mecha-Kracko falters and reveals that Doc is driving it within its eye. In this second phase, it sometimes will destroy the ground Kirby is standing on and replace it with gaps in some parts. Mecha-Kracko also gains the ability to surround itself with electricity and shoot electricity down towards Kirby.
Kirby Star Allies
- In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Mecha-Kracko is referenced in Kracko's pause screen description on Very Hard difficulty on Single Player.
- In the Kirby Star Allies Celebration Picture "The Great Labyrinth Battle" it is unknown how Mecha-Kracko is functioning without Doc as its driver, since the two appear separated from each other in the picture.
Sprite of Mecha Kracko from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Names in other languages
- "YOU...! Did you think I'd forget? The time you smashed into me with your Hi-Jump! That time I was betrayed by Helpers! Or when I was replaced by that mechanical cloud! I-I... Sniff... there's something in my eye..." —Kracko's pause screen description on Single Player (Very Hard) mode (Kirby Fighters Deluxe)
- 20th Anniversary - Hoshi no Kirby: Pupupu Taizen (Shogakukan), pg. 94