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Wheel Mode

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Wheel Mode
KPR Robobot Wheel artwork.png
Artwork of the Wheel Mode from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Details
Debut game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Wheelie
Power(s) Transforms the Robobot Armor into a racecar.
Comparable to Car Mouth, Wheel
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The legendary racer zooms down the track. 3, 2, 1... Turbo Accelerate!
— Pause caption

Wheel Mode is one of the Robobot Armor modes. It transforms Kirby's mech into a three-wheeled racecar, granting it extra speed and the ability to jump between foreground and background at will.

Moveset[edit]

Wheel Mode's Moveset
Skill Button Execution Description
Turbo Accelerate
B
The armor sprouts two spikes in front of it and accelerates to the point of being faster than its normal version's dash.
  • This is called 'Full Turbo Accel' in the Japanese version.
Speed Burst
B + A
The armor can jump during 'Turbo Accelerate' too.
  • This is called 'Full Turbo Jump' in the Japanese version.
Burn Rubber
B repeatedly
The armor does a donut, setting the ground on fire.
  • This is called 'Accel Burst' in the Japanese version.
3D Spring Hopper
↑/↓/L/R
In a similar fashion to the 3D Warp Star, the armor jumps into and out of the background.

Other appearances[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike most armor modes, Wheel Mode cannot be discarded because it is required to use it in the stages the mode is found in.
  • This is the only ability or mode so far that allows Kirby to jump between foreground and background without the use of a 3D Warp Star.
  • The Wheel Mode is not capable of driving in reverse. This is confirmed by a Robobot Armor pop quiz.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mode roue Wheel mode
Polish Wheel Mode[2] -
Portuguese Modo roda Wheel Mode


References