Tick-Tock Jr. (originally referred to as Tic tac Jr.) is a character in both versions of Kirby's Star Stacker. He appears in the Time Attack mode of the games.
Tick-Tock Jr., just like Mr. Tick-Tock, is a sentient alarm clock. He has two white, floating hands, red feet and two golden bells atop his head. However, Tick-Tock Jr. has a more relaxed expression, rather than an angry one like Mr. Tick-Tock. Notably, he lacked feet in the Game Boy version of Kirby's Star Stacker.
Tick-Tock Jr., unlike his Mid-Boss counterpart, is very relaxed and sleepy, as shown by his idle animations and artwork. When pausing the game, Tick-Tock Jr. will even sleep, showing his somnolent nature. However he may also get angry at times despite his more lax personality, as shown when time runs low and he starts ringing.
Kirby's Star Stacker
In both versions of Kirby's Star Stacker, Tick-Tock Jr. is the main representative of the Time Attack mode, appearing in the place where Mr. Star would be for the Challenge mode, or where King Dedede would be for the Round Clear mode.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Tick-Tock Jr.
Names in other languages
"Chikutaku" (チクタク) is Japanese onomatopoeia equivalent to English "tick-tock".
|On Time Jr.
From pile poil, an expression meaning "on time".
|Tick Tack Jr.
- Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) instruction instruction manual