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A Rope platform from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

A Rope (sometimes called String or a Rope Platform) is a device in the Kirby series. It consists of a platform hanging from a string or rope, which can be cut loose using an appropriate attack, such as those from the Sword or Cutter Copy Abilities. Doing so will cause the platform to fall, which will have various consequences depending on what type of platform the rope was holding, and what may have been laying on top of the platform at the time.

Appearances and Function[edit]

Ropes first appeared in Kirby Super Star, and are used mainly to block certain passages to Kirby unless he has the appropriate ability. The platform itself tends to be a Fall-through Platform, though it cannot be passed through from above. Starting with Kirby's Return to Dream Land, more applications were applied to these objects, including placing enemies and items on the platforms hanging over bottomless pits, making it either a good or bad idea to cut these strings. In addition, string platforms could also be be found in larger and heavier varieties, making them a crushing hazard if Kirby is standing underneath them.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a heavier version of this object exists, known as a Chain. These can only be cut using the various cutting attacks of the Robobot Armor, and are directly analogous to the smaller string varieties that Kirby himself can cut.

In Kirby Star Allies, there is a special variety of chain that can hold up platforms of all types. This continuously burning chain can be cut by any move that can cut string platforms regularly, but only if those moves are infused with the Bluster, Blizzard, or Splash Power Effects.

List of Abilities that can cut Ropes[edit]

List of Characters that can cut Ropes[edit]


Kirby Super Star[edit]

  • Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "You can cut it by using a Copy Ability, such as Cutter."

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 21): "You can use a certain ability to cut these."