|“||Press the buttons to make Kirby's mouth open! Try to eat eggs--but not bombs!”|
|— Egg Catcher Instruction Screen • Kirby's Adventure|
In this sub-game, Kirby falls down into Dedede Arena, where King Dedede will begin throwing eggs and bombs at him. Kirby must catch the eggs, but not the bombs. The player opens Kirby's mouth by pressing any button, and closes by releasing the button. Depending on how many eggs Kirby caught, he will score bonus points or even extra lives.
|“||The object of this game is to skillfully eat the eggs that King Dedede tosses at Kirby! If Kirby eats a bomb, however, that's the end of Kirby and the bonus game! To open Kirby's mouth, press the A Button. To close Kirby's mouth, release the A Button. The number of extra lives rewarded will depend on how many eggs Kirby eats.”|
|— Egg Catcher • Kirby's Adventure Instruction Booklet|
- If Kirby catches any eggs without catching any bombs, baby chicks will come out of his mouth.
- If Kirby catches all of the eggs, the player will be rewarded three lives.
- Unused screens of an Egg Catcher-style sub-game can be found in Kirby Mass Attack’s coding.
- Egg Catcher appears as a challenge in NES Remix 2, where Kirby must eat a certain number of eggs to clear the stage.