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Use the stylus to draw paddles, bouncing Kirby into blocks so he can break them. Defeat all the enemies to move on to the next stage.
— Block Attack • Kirby: Canvas Curse Instruction Booklet

Block Attack is one of the sub-games in Kirby: Canvas Curse. It features Kracko.

In Block Attack, Kirby starts off by bouncing through a stage. Starting off with two minutes, the goal is to defeat all of the enemies in a given room so that the gate (which is always situated at the top) will open, allowing Kirby to move on. Every time he passes through a gate, either thirty seconds or one minute is added to the timer. The player may create a red paddle that will bounce Kirby more rapidly. There are two items exclusive to Block Attack, often hidden in corners inside blocks. One is a gray star that slows Kirby down, while the other is a yellow star that speeds Kirby up.

When Kirby first fights Kracko, he is in his premature form, Kracko Jr. The only way to damage him is to ram him in the eye; Kracko Jr. will sometimes stop the spheres circling around him to make this easier, although he can also speed them up to make it harder. Upon playing Block Attack on Level 2, Kirby fights Kracko in his normal form. Kirby has to clear out some of Kracko's cloud cover in order to ram him in the eye; however, Kracko can electrify himself for a short period of time to defend himself.

In Levels 1 and 2 of Block Attack, Kracko Jr. and Kracko respectively are fought in Stage 5. In Block Attack Level 3, Kracko Jr. is fought in Stages 7 and 15, while Kracko is fought immediately afterward in Stages 8 and 16. After Stage 16, the stages repeat themselves, but the time bonus for clearing a stage decreases.

This sub-game appears to draw inspiration from Kirby's Block Ball, using paddles to bounce Kirby into enemies, blocks and items as the player progresses through the rounds of the stage towards the end boss.

Blocks

Kirby can find different types of blocks in Block Attack:

  • Target Blocks: They vary in color, which indicates how many hits it can take. Green blocks take one hit, yellow blocks take two, blue blocks take three, and red blocks take four hits to vanish.
  • Timer Blocks: After touching one of them, they will activate, resulting in an explosion a few seconds later.
  • Cracked Target Blocks: They immediately vanish after coming in contact with Kirby, slowing him down.
  • Clear Blocks: They act the same as a Cracked Star Block, but also disappear and reappear.

Enemies

Ranks

  • AAA: Rainbow Hero
  • AA: Lord Destroyer
  • A: Master Destroyer
  • B: Wreckage King
  • C: Wreckage Knight
  • D: Wreckage Hero
  • E: Craftsman Crusher
  • F: Lead Crusher
  • G: Decent Crusher
  • H: Average Breaker
  • I: Apprentice Breaker
  • J: Novice Breaker

Related Quotes

Bounce Kirby into blocks! Beat all foes to move on! Crash into foes to defeat them! Tap blocks to weaken them! There are many block types. Beat Kracko on the last stage!
— Block Attack Info • Kirby: Canvas Curse
Defeat foes to move on!
— Pause Screen description • Kirby: Canvas Curse

Etymology

"Block Attack" comes from the aspect that Kirby needs to destroy blocks and defeat enemies in order to progress.

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