|Use these to break through certain types of blocks. The timer will begin as soon as you pick it up, so be sure to get well away before it explodes.|
— Kirby: Triple Deluxe 3DS e-manual, page 14
Timed Dynamite is an item, first appearing in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, which, once picked up, starts its timer, then explodes when the timer goes off.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Timed Dynamite bears two volatile sticks adorned with a kitchen clock on the front, which counts down time in increments of eighths. The timer does not start until Kirby or King Dedede first picks it up. While being held, the timer goes down slowly, as the needle travels in a clockwise fashion. If the bomb is dropped or thrown, it will start counting down faster unless picked up again. When it explodes, it is capable of destroying barricade blocks, but will also harm its user if they are too close.
Timed Dynamite also appears as an item in Kirby Fighters Sub-Game. When it appears, it automatically starts its timer, and when it explodes, the explosion lingers for a while, causing up to 71 points of damage to any poor Kirby it catches. Timed Dynamite can also be made to appear as a result of an Action Star being activated. Timed Dynamite does not damage opponents on collision when thrown, and its timer does not change speed when held, unlike in the main game.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe & Kirby Fighters 2
|After a while, the meter in the middle fills up and causes a huge explosion!|
— In-game tip from Kirby Fighters 2
In Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, there are two story items which involve Timed Dynamite. The first is the Anti-Explosion Charm, which greatly reduces the damage the player's fighter takes from Timed Dynamite explosions, among others. The second is the Explosives Sticker, which makes the player's Timed Dynamite deal more damage to opponents. Additionally, there is a special stage condition which can happen referred to as "Explosive Stage", which restricts the items that appear to only Bombers and Timed Dynamite.
Kirby Battle Royale
Timed Dynamite (referred to here as Time Bomb or Timer Bomb) appears in several of the battle modes, where contestants can use them on their rivals. There are a couple of varieties, with the largest variant appearing only in Dedede's Cake Royale.
Timer Bombs appear in the following battle modes:
- Battle Arena - If the fight goes on for too long, Time Bombs start dropping into the arena, in progressively greater numbers until the match is over.
- Crazy Theater - One of the challenges is 'Avoid the blast!', which places a Time Bomb in the arena that KOs any character in one hit; this particular bomb also shows the radius of its explosion before it happens. Contestants must dodge the explosion.
- Rocket Rumble - Time Bombs appear shortly into the game. If they explode near a rocket with fuel in it, some of the fuel will be knocked out. In Dedede's Cake Royale, the Fear the Super Time Bomb League Battle in the Gold League has Super Time Bombs, which knocks all of the fuel out of a rocket it explodes near.
- Timed Dynamite can also be found in Kirby: Planet Robobot, albeit as leftover data from Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It is fully functional when summoned in-game using hacks.
Timed Dynamite as it appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Timed Dynamite primed to explode in Kirby: Triple Deluxe