|“||Below me you see Spinni, the most stylish member of my gang. And he ferrets out treasure like a pro. But he's taking a break from the biz right now. That's why I'm relying on you.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
Spinni is a member of the Squeaks. He has appeared so far in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Mass Attack and Kirby Star Allies. According to the Kirby: Squeak Squad instruction manual, Spinni is the "speed of the group". Spinni features in the sub-game Smash Ride, where Kirby plays against Spinni and three rare Red Squeakers. He also appears in a graphic, which Kirby can assemble by collecting Graphic Pieces from Treasure Chests.
In Kirby Star Allies, Daroach can call upon him to walk forward and swipe enemies with his Animal claw.
Appearance and Attributes
Spinni is yellow, with a long snout and slight frame, along with the signature large ears of a Squeak. He wears a long red cape and large, shiny red shades, and is often accompanied by several yellow Squeakers. Spinni can "fly" through repeated midair jumping and is the only member of the Squeak Squad that is known to have the ability to swim, as displayed by one stage in the level Secret Sea. Like all Squeaks, he is very weak when it comes to fiery, icy, and electrical attacks.
Spinni attacks by throwing shurikens at Kirby, which can be inhaled for the Ninja ability. However, this attack is very easy to dodge as the shuriken usually just flies right over Kirby's head. His second attack is to slash at Kirby with a metal claw, which is far more dangerous, though it possesses a limited range. Sometimes he will drop the claw, which can then be inhaled for Animal. Spinni will hold perfectly still before he attacks, giving the player time to dodge the attack before it commences.
- Spinni's gender is left ambiguous in the Japanese versions of Kirby: Squeak Squad and Kirby Mass Attack, as well as the English version of Kirby: Squeak Squad, as it is never mentioned. However, the US version of Kirby Mass Attack refers to Spinni as a male.