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Pop Shots! A Vending Adventure

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Pop Shots! A Vending Adventure
KatFL Pop Shots select screenshot.png
Stage select screen for Pop Shots! A Vending Adventure.
Level Natural Plains
Difficulty ★★
Ability/Mode used Vending Mouth
Unlock criteria Complete Through the Tunnel and find it in the World Map.
Stage time 2:30 (2:00 in Wild Mode)
Target time 1:20
Theme music

Main theme for the stage.

Stage order
First stage Burst and Rise! A Path Full of Pipes
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Pop Shots! A Vending Adventure (Vending Mouth Treasure for short) is a stage in Treasure Road, found in Natural Plains. This stage tasks Kirby with completing a challenge revolving around the use of Vending Mouth to clear away enemies and obstacles and hit Switches. The stage is initially hidden, but can be uncovered after completing Through the Tunnel by "searching" in a landmark featuring a ring of trees and some metal beams, just to the left and down from the stage select area for A Trip to Alivel Mall. It is marked by two stars of difficulty and has a stage time of two and a half minutes (two minutes in Wild Mode), with a target time of one minute and 20 seconds.

Stage details[edit]

This stage takes place on one continuous path leading forward. Kirby immediately gains access to a vending machine with 999 soda cans, so ammo will not be an issue. He must first break through a wall of metal crates before pummeling some Awoofies and Rabiroos. From here, He needs to shoot across a gap to uncover some Bomb Blocks and hit them to make the path appear forward. The next stretch leads past Shotzos which can be dropped by hitting the Bomb Blocks underneath. From here, Kirby needs to clear some Bronto Burts off moving platforms so he can shoot more Bomb Blocks to make the next bridge appear. The third portion of the stretch features some Buffahorns and Gordo Bars over a shifting bridge over a spike pit. After using one of two short elevators, Kirby reaches an area where moving platforms rotate around three spots; two to the side featuring switches over spike pits and the path forward blocked by a damaged blue shutter with a third switch behind it. Kirby needs to hit the switches to make a bridge forward and break the blue shutter to clear the way. After this, all that's left is to deal with the three Buffahorns guarding the Rare Stone.


The following are tips on how to attain the target time for this stage:

  • The target window is fairly generous here, so as long as Kirby keeps moving forward and doesn't fall off the edge, it should not be too hard to reach it.
  • Vending-Mouth Kirby cannot jump while shooting soda cans, so the player should mind this when approaching gaps or vertical sections of the stage.
  • The Vending Machine has 999 soda cans in it, so there's no need at all to conserve ammo. The attack button can be held down to rapid fire cans at enemies.


Regular Enemies Mid-Bosses

  • None


Video walkthrough[edit]

100% walkthrough of Pop Shots! A Vending Adventure.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Tirs de canettes pour automate à l'aventure !
German Dosenwerfer! Automaten-Action Can thrower! Vending machine-Action
Korean 쏘면서 나아가라! 자판기 모험
Ssomyeonseo Na'agara! Japan'gi Moheom
Shoot and Advance! Vending Machine Adventure
Spanish ¡Lanzalatas! Dispensador de aventura Can popping! Adventure vending machine