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That powerful little puffball has a lot of cool copy abilities and plenty of enemies to absorb in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Find both of those things in matching pairs, and then learn more about them!
— Description • Play Nintendo

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Match-Up is a web game in the Kirby series. It was developed and published by Nintendo in 2014 as a promotion for Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The game currently remains on Nintendo of America's Play Nintendo microsite.[1]


This game is a basic memory game. After choosing a difficulty setting, the player is given the cards—eight pieces for Easy, 12 for Medium, and 24 for Hard. Each card sports an image of a Copy Ability, item, or character in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, generally an enemy. Every completed pair grants the player 500 points. A timer in the corner of the screen slowly ticks down, decreasing the player's time bonus; this bonus is applied to the his/her score at the end of the game.

At the end, the player is given the option to view a section called What's THAT? It gives a brief description of each image that was paired up in the previous game. The possible images and descriptions include:

Character Message
Archer Kirby Bullseye! You hit an enemy.
Beam Kirby An electrifying ability!
Beetle Kirby Give 'em the horn.
Bell Kirby Ring away your enemies!
Bomb Kirby Toss bombs with this explosive ability.
Circus Kirby The clown is tough!
Cutter Kirby Beat baddies with boomerangs.
Fighter Kirby Unleash Kirby fu on enemies.
Fire Kirby Turn Kirby into a flamethrower!
Hypernova Kirby Inhale massive bad guys, houses, even tanks! OH MY!
Ice Kirby Freeze, enemies!
Leaf Kirby Make your enemies leave.
Mike Kirby Blow them away with your amazing voice!
Ninja Kirby Fight fast and cling to walls.
Spear Kirby Make enemies see your point!
Sword Kirby Taste Kirby's steel, enemies!'
Waddle Dee Dream Land denizens.
Bronto Burt They attack in formation.
Blade Knight Inhale for Sword ability.
Beetley Gives Kirby the Beetle ability when inhaled!
Noddy Wake up Kirby!
Bandana Waddle Dee He has items. Catch them!
King Dedede Kirby's longtime frenemy.
Taranza King Dedede's kidnapper.
Sun Stone Collect these to reach the boss!

Related Quotes

Don't be a sucker—play this!
— Description • Play Nintendo


  • As Kirby: Triple Deluxe Match-Up lacks any credits list, the name(s) of the developer(s) is unknown.
  • For a split-second at the beginning of the game, the time bonus appears as 12,000 points.
  • Noddy is mistaken for Sleep Kirby in the What's THAT? portion of the game.
  • A blue horizontal line stretches across the background for an unknown reason.
  • During the game, a loop of the first section of "Floral Fields" plays.


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