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Megaton Punch

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Megaton Punch
KSSU Megaton Punch Title Screen.png
Title screen for Megaton Punch in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Type(s) Strength (timing) challenge
Levels 3 (each with three opponents)
Players 1-2 (original)
1 (remake)
Appears in Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Toy Box
Comparable to Crackity Hack
Star Slam Heroes
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This article is about the planet cracking sub-game from Kirby Super Star. For the sub-game with similar mechanics from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, see Crackity Hack.
Pay attention to the power gauge and watch the pendulum!
— Instruction - Kirby Super Star

Megaton Punch is one of the Sub-Games in Kirby Super Star, and it later returned in Kirby Super Star Ultra as one of the two unlockable nostalgic sub-games, the other being Samurai Kirby. This mini-game pits Kirby against a series of three opponents in a challenge to strike the blocks the hardest. Strong punches will crack much more than the targeted blocks, with even Pop Star being cracked (nearly in half). Up to two players can play the sub-game.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Megaton Punch was directly ported from the original release. The only differences from the original version is that two-player support was dropped and it has to be unlocked by defeating all 19 bosses and mid-bosses in The Arena first.

A demo of Megaton Punch was also broadcast in the Japan exclusive Kirby's Toy Box.


Three levels of difficulty are offered with the only difference being how high the opponents will score. A set of three meters will determine the strength of the players' punch. The first is a rising and falling bar meter that gives a harder hit when activated at the top. Secondly, a pair of cross-hairs will rotate and occasionally blend together. Activating while the centers are overlapping yields the hardest punch. Lastly, a pendulum will swing past a targeted circle, which rewards a harder strike for activating while dead-center.


Kirby's three opponents will always be Bandana Waddle Dee, Knuckle Joe, and Iron Mam. At the end of each match, the opponents' force is compared in Mt. (metric tons, or Megatons if the title is relevant). Player's scores range from 2 Mt. to 201 Mt.

The following lists the CPU scores in single-player mode.

Level Waddle Dee Knuckle Joe Iron Mam
1 151 Mt. 163 Mt. 168 Mt.
2 160 Mt. 168 Mt. 175 Mt.
3 167 Mt. 175 Mt. 186 Mt.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かちわりメガトンパンチ
Kachiwari Megaton Panchi
Crushing Megaton Punch
French Poing Final Final Fist
German Superschlag Super blow
Italian Pugno Megatone Megaton Punch
Korean 펀치 챔피언
peonchi chaempieon
Punch Champion
Spanish Puño Megatón Megaton Punch

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