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Snipper is an antlion-like pair of scissors which flies out of pits of quicksand to attack Kirby. It is invulnerable and serves as a hazard to be avoided.
Snipper is a small orange creature with huge pincers. It hides inside sand pits, and will jump up with its huge jaws to snip Kirby if he gets close. Snipper can often be seen guarding Food and other items.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Snipper made its debut in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, where it can be seen leaping out of sand pits. It appears on the 33rd Enemy Info Card.
Snipper can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Snipper was retrofitted from its previous appearance into 8-bit in order to appear in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, where it serves the same purpose as before. It is arguably more effective at ambushing Kirby in this game, since its hiding places in the sand are not nearly as obvious as they were in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and it strikes more quickly.
In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Snipper can be found in the following levels and stages: