Mr. Tick Tock

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Artwork from Nightmare in Dream Land
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Latest Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Other Game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Copy Ability Mike
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Mr. Tick Tock is a Mid-Boss debuting in Kirby's Adventure. Its appearance is that of a red, anthropomorphic alarm clock with golden bells on top of it. It possesses two white, gloved hands at the end of its short, blue arms, a pair of blue feet and a peach colored face with two eyes, angry looking eyebrows and a round, red nose with a mustache below it.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Nightmare in Dream Land sprite.
Mr. Tick Tock NinDL Blue.png
Blue recolor from Nightmare in Dream Land.

In Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Nightmare in Dream Land, Mr. Tick Tock is encountered in various areas throughout the game and among the few Mid-Bosses that are not fought in any of the Arenas. It possesses two main forms of attacking: It either marches towards Kirby, stopping and beginning to ring and emit harmful soundwaves when it reaches him, or it rings while keeping at a distance, which causes four large notes to be launched into the air at different angles that Kirby can inhale and spit at the Mid-Boss to hurt him. Mr. Tick Tock yields the Mike Copy Ability when inhaled and swallowed after its defeat.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

Sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Mr. Tick Tock reappears in Kirby Super Star Ultra, an enhanced remake of Kirby Super Star, although it is not found in the original game. Here, the Mid-Boss behaves the same as in Kirby's Adventure and yields the same ability, but is fought considerably more rarely throughout the game. It is primarily encountered in the Revenge of the King stage, being found in a hidden room in the Illusion Islands area, as well as the final area of the stage, The Revenge, where it is blue instead of red. Outside of this stage, its only other appearance is in The True Arena, where it is fought as part of the "True Mid-Boss All-Stars". In both The Revenge and The True Arena, it is the first of four mid-bosses fought.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Mr.チクタク
Misutā Chikutaku
Mr. Tic Tac, tic tac being an onomatopoeia equivalent to tick tock.
German Herr Tick-Tack Mister Tick-Tack, tick-tack being the German equivalent of tick tock.