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A Rope platform from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Type Device
Function Suspending platforms above the ground, which can be cut using the right move/ability.
Found Attached to platforms that Kirby can walk on
Game(s) Various
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

Rope video game appearances  
Game Appears as Notes
Kirby Super Star Device
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Device
Kirby: Squeak Squad Device
Kirby Super Star Ultra Device Reprises its function from Kirby Super Star.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Device
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Device Appears in New Challenge Stages as well as Kirby Super Star.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Device
Kirby: Planet Robobot Device This title features a heavier and more durable variety of rope called a chain, which can only be broken with the Robobot Armor.
Kirby Star Allies Device Chains once again appear in this title, this time only being breakable with the use of Power Effects.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Device

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Ropes first appeared in Kirby Super Star, where they are used mainly to block certain passages unless Kirby has the appropriate ability. The platform to which the rope is attached tends to be a thin floor, though it cannot be passed through from above.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

More applications were applied to ropes in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In this title, enemies and items were placed on the platforms that the ropes suspended over bottomless pits; this made it either a good or bad idea to cut the ropes and send the platform falling into the pit. In addition, string platforms could also be found in larger and heavier varieties, making them a crushing hazard if Kirby is standing underneath them.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a heavier version of rope 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.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, there are multiple variety of ropes. They are as follows:

  • Big Bomb appears in multiple levels, notable for being attached to a hanging rope. Cutting the rope with a normal slicing attack drops the bomb, but does not detonate it, causing it to roll away and respawn. Cutting the rope with a Sizzle-based slicing weapon, however, lights the fuse and detonates the bomb.
    • A variant of the Big Bomb, Mega-Big Bomb is found exclusively on Grott Moon and wielded by Grand Mam. The rope for Mega-Big Bombs can only be cut by slicing shots from the Friend Star, and then detonated with a fire shot afterwards.
  • Flame Chain 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 ropes regularly, but only if those moves are infused with the Bluster, Blizzard, or Splash Power Effects.
    • Regular chains are also in this game, but are much thicker and require slicing shots from the Friend Star in order to be cut.
  • Trees & Nuts appear in mainly the earlier levels, consisting of a simple nut hanging from a vine. Cutting it down with a slashing weapon causes the nut to open, revealing various items such as food or Point Stars.

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."