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Medals

Take a look at these

KMA level progressionKMA topscreen

It says 0/999 medals at the top. Canvas Curse only has 250 maximum. For some reason it says it in English but the rest of the screen is in Japanese. The second screen shows four slots likely to be medal slots. At that rate, given that the first overworld map shows 10 separate areas, that makes 40 medals per main overworld, we need 25 separate overworld areas to cover 1,000 medals! This assumes a lot, but it's something I noticed.

17:19, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Looking at other screens at Nintendo's sites, they're different items. It's not certain how the player increases 0/999 count, either it's by score or by collecting certain things, but there are between one to five of those round collectibles in each level. This means there are at least two different collectibles in the game. Ccollectible stars are not in the game. 18:04, June 14, 2011 (UTC)

Title

Are you sure the name isn't Kirby: Mass Attack? BNK [E|T|C] 00:17, July 22, 2011 (UTC)

Nintendo's E3 source - http://e3.nintendo.com/games/detail/#/ds/kirby. It says KirbyTM Mass Attack. Title of the trailer is "Kirby Mass Attack Trailer". Gamespot/GameFAQs don't put it with the colon although IGN and GameSpy do. I suppose the article deferred to Nintendo name since they are the first party source. 11:12, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

Favorite Part!

The Kirby Pinball mode is awesome because of Marx! He's my fave character in Kirby Super Star Original and Ultra! <3


72.92.153.203 05:52, August 13, 2011 (UTC)

Copy Abilities?

Whoa... Call it a hunch, but I think that's not the kind of content we're supposed to have here.
Now, just to be clear, KMA does not have Copy Abilities, right? Shouldn't that be explicitly mentioned on the page?

Have no fear! (?) Togepikachu is here! 11:59, September 15, 2011 (UTC)

That's not entirely accurate. The player does not have a chance to use copy abilities, but Kirby himself uses several of them in Kirby Quest. 15:23, September 15, 2011 (UTC)

Organization

So, the bosses, enemies, and mid-bosses are disorganized as they mash the minigame bosses, enemies, and mid-bosses with those of the actual game. I think it would be easier if we created two subtopic underneath that topic, for example

===Enemies===
====In-game Enemies====
====Minigame Enemies====

What do you guys think? --Game JetGameFreak WOOOOSH!

Yeah, I fully agree, so there'd be a total of 6 subcategories under the three main enemy categories in the end. I think for mid-bosses or bosses at least, it'd be easier to tabulate them (instead of bullet-listing) with which minigames they appear in, since there's so many minigames. Several regular enemies have repeat appearances but I suppose they can get the same treatment. 07:40, September 24, 2011 (UTC)


(Reset indent) Or we could do this, which I think might be a better, if more difficult to type out alternative.

===Bosses===
{|class="wikitable sortable"
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 200px;"|Character
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|Main Story
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|[[Field Frenzy]]
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|[[Dash Course]]
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|[[Kirby Brawl Ball]]
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|[[Kirby Curtain Call]]
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|[[Kirby Quest]]
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|[[Strato Patrol EOS]]
!style="font-size: 90%; width: 50px;"|[[Boss Rush]]
|-style="text-align: center;"
|style="text-align: left;"|[[King Dedede]]
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|style="text-align: left;"|[[Necrodeus]]
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|-style="text-align: center;"
|style="text-align: left;"|[[Ultopatora]]
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|-style="text-align: center;"
|style="text-align: left;"|[[Whispy Woods]]
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which gives

===Bosses===

Character Main Story Field Frenzy Dash Course Kirby Brawl Ball Kirby Curtain Call Kirby Quest Strato Patrol EOS Boss Rush
King Dedede Check small
Necrodeus Check small
Ultopatora Check small
Whispy Woods Check small

... and so on

08:06, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

False info

We're getting persistent insertion of false information into the article by anon IP from a fixed range - 186.221.xxx.xxx, which are obviously sockpuppets of each other. See block log and respective contribs. If this continues, I'm going to contact VSTF to perform an IP range-block to shut this activity down. 19:57, September 26, 2011 (UTC)

Hey, I have that game! Sparker03 12:08, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

Upcoming Game

The game might be out, but not all the essential info is in place. This should be kept. NerdyBoutKirby Dark DaroachThat's what I am. Savvy? 20:32, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

enemy pages

i have noticed that several of the pages for enemys (and possibly mid bosses, its hard to tell) are missing. i will be able to buy kirby mass attack soon, and as soon as possible i will help out with those things, but im wondering if anyone who has mass attack could possibly help out with such things? (im not maning to complain, there are more enemy pages than there used to be, but severeal pages are still missing, and some of the enemys dont seem to have names, so please help out!) -puff

Well, if you make the articles well, then I'm sure they'll be kept. But a half-hearted effort will always end in unhappiness. NerdyBoutKirby Dark DaroachThat's what I am. Savvy? 23:43, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Important

Remove non-existent bosses, mid-bosses, and enemies like the Big Soarar please.

99.172.130.103

Enemy listing

If anyone knows how to enter the enemy listing theatre for the English version of the game please post it here. Anyone who has finished the game would have noticed that Kirby goes fishing, and after that the game shows grand total for certain game statistics. Now, for the Japanese version of the game, there is a green "next" button after the last page of these statistics which leads to a stage which gives the names of all the characters in the game. If anyone's not sure what I'm talking about, see this vid on Youtube [1].

For the English version (I'm using the US localization ROM), this button simply isn't there. I did a savestate transfer from the Japanese version when the enemy list is being showed, but the game doesn't take it further than two lists (which are in Japanese).Changtau2005
KirbyKSSUwalk Poyo! 16:40, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

On the subject of enemy listing, I think the recent names given are kinda fishy (i.e. Scuttlebutt, Rock Hand, Mossy). I think we should either ask the guy what his source is, because I think these names are...false, to say the least. --Game JetGameFreak WOOOOSH!

Well I guess that doesn't matter; all that matters is how you guys got the English names for the enemies. Kirbyfan103 03:41, November 12, 2011 (UTC)

@ Gamefreak - Yeah. Definitely needs a source. I don't know of a way to browse a DS's ROM so... I'm guessing some of them might be loose Japanese translations also since they get all the names given at the end of the game.Changtau2005
KirbyKSSUwalk Poyo! 03:45, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
Well, I messed around the games' memory with a hex editor with this for reference and Desmume's memory inspector to no avail, but then I found an .nds browser here. Inspection of the filesystems of both the US and Japanese ROM, reveals that both of them have the same filenames, which is expected. The trouble is that everything is lumped together (which is also expected), and the names are all in Japanese e.g. Awadoron, Delumiirappon, Miniuru etc. etc. (what...?) both of which do us no good at all.
The last source I can think of is official guide books, but only ones I've found are in Japanese as well. The names on Spriter's Resource are unreliable until proven otherwise i.e. someone matches a primary source e.g. Daroach's in-game speech or an official guide book against their names. One can find all of Daroach's messages in the ROM (in .dat files, encoded in hexadecimal that is), and I don't think they're in any standard encoding since my hex editor returns rubbish. Even if we did decrypt them I don't think it gives a comprehensive list.
Edit: Same with European ROM. End of game enemy listing is not present.
I'm really out of ideas.Changtau2005
KirbyKSSUwalk Poyo! 16:55, December 5, 2011 (UTC)

Strange Enemy

Anybody know what this is from? [[2]] It's supposed to be from Kirby Mass Attack, but I've never seen it. --71.59.132.221 02:28, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

new pages

just so you know, i will be creating pages as i have KMA and know alot about this game,but the articles may stink at first. this is my first time creating pages, and it may take a few days for me to make sure i have all the info right and to get it onto the page, as i have limited electronics time. because of this, can you please not delete my pages right away? -SkyraPuff812 (PS, if there is a stinky article, i likely can improve it if you want me to!)

oh, and by the way, if you show me a pic of an enemy, i can proabobly recognize it. -SkyraPuff812

Appreciate the effort, but the problem is not about pics or sprites. It's where you get their English names from. As far as we know there's no source from Nintendo that gives enemy names in the USA localization besides inside Daroach's quotes. Spriter's Resource names are currently incorrect until proven otherwise, as they usually have little to no evidence of how they name their sprites. I've seen the ROM data myself and it's certainly not from there.Changtau2005
KirbyKSSUwalk Poyo! 10:45, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

okay. hopefully nintendo will give us the real names of more than a few enemies. should i start working on articles anyways? is it possible to change the name of an article without deleting it and re-writing it? -SkyraPuff812

Yeah, you can rename an an article. But if you use the name of the character in the page, you'll have to manually switch them all. I had to do that with the Bullhammer page.--Giokutalkuser 15:59, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

Enemy pages

The majority of them have to be tagged with Template:Conjecturalname - any enemy whose name is derived from the Spriter's Resource or the like are included. Changtau2005
KirbyKSSUwalk Poyo! 01:14, March 4, 2012 (UTC)

This game was released in Europe!

Hey! This game was released in Europe!--unsigned comment by ILikeCheese (talkblogcontributionslogs) Always sign your posts with four tildes ~~~~ !

YOU DON'T SAY?--Starman125WizspriteExperienced in both templates,BonkersK&amp;tAMand patrolling 04:18, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

so many old characters!

have you ever noticed that kirby mass attack has a lot of characters that were in past games? escargoon, waddle dees, dedede, daroach, the squeak squad, dark matter, and the boss of island 3 in kirbys dream land 2. Blacknova785 (talk) 13:18, January 3, 2013 (UTC)blacknova785

Nowhere left to turn

I asked Nintendo of America about the enemy names, and they told me this:

Thank you for writing.  I'm afraid there isn't an answer to your question about the English names of the enemies in Kirby's Mass Attack.  We don't have any information on what the English names of all the enemies are, or how many enemies were renamed during the localization process.  We also do not have any files or resources that list what each enemy is called.  Fans are often curious about the background stories and details behind their favorite games and characters. Some answers might be revealed in future games; however, many details about our games remain mysteries, left to the active imaginations of our players.  I'm afraid I don't have a definite answer for you.

The only options remaining are these:

  1. Contact Nintendo of Europe asking the same question.
  2. Contact Drshnaps and Mighty-Jetters of The Spriters Resource to see where they got the names of the spritesheets -- They claim to have goten them from us, but we got our names from them. They had to originate somewhere.

Wish me luck. NerdyBoutKirby Kirby and HobbesThanks, Bill. 21:24, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

 final bosses in minigames make me think of past games

with the expection of the last minigame the final bosses of minigames are all from previous games with the expection of moley who is a boss in kirby and the amazing mirror for example kirby brawlballs final boss is marxMousy mouse (talk) 00:58, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

Medals in Kirby Mass Attack

Medals in Kirby Mass Attack can be found on every stage except boss stages. There are 186 medals in Kirby Mass Attack, and you get mini rewards like new mini games, whole page on checklist unlocked.

Stage Descriptions

The levels in this game all have stage lists. Some stages have massive blocks of text walking the player through each turn. However, many stages have no description. What to do... Here are the best courses of action I can think of. We should either:

  • Type all the rest of them. It's a lengthy game, so shortening each description to about four sentences or less would be advised. Each can include the location of the Rainbow Medal and whether or not a rainbow bubble is found at the end. Example:

Stage 8 of Volcano Valley: "The Kirbys enter the Skull Tower, a teetering building full of danger. It sways as they move; careful movement will lead the Kirbys to treasure and away from traps. Rock hand will knock the tower over if it is not defeated. The Rainbow Medal is is carried by a Big Floof at the end of the stage."

  • Remove all stage descriptions. If we know full-well they'll never be completed, why leave an empty slot for people to be disappointed by? In their place, we can put the usual enemy, mid-boss, and boss lists.

These are the best courses of action. Any preference which we take? NerdyBoutKirby VBWL Chainsaw Fish spriteBZZZZZ! 00:36, July 18, 2014 (UTC)

Fish Foe?

http://www.spriters-resource.com/ds/kirbymassatk/sheet/42213/ The Japanese version of the game counts this fish as an enemy. We don't have a localized name, just the translation on TSR. The question is, should we give it an article? It's fairly minuscule. NerdyBoutKirby VBWL Chainsaw Fish spriteBZZZZZ! 19:02, August 14, 2014 (UTC)

I think we should make a page for this enemy. If we can have an article for Flutters, then I'm pretty sure this would be fine. Doos Rock! -Therater2 (talk) 20:09, August 14, 2014 (UTC)

Trivia note

Can't edit the Mass Attack page myself as it is protected, but we should have a trivia note mentioning that this is the only game in which Kirby can drown underwater from running out of air. Auroraareas28 Mildly "Mildly Traumatized." 23:34, February 9, 2017 (UTC)

Will do. Don't know why you can't edit, as it says "only registered users," of which you are one of them, having an account. Maybe that message is just generic and isn't 100% correct. IqskirbyBeam Machine GunBihm Masheen Gahn! 00:13, February 10, 2017 (UTC)

Conjectural→Derivative

We have numerous enemies in Mass Attack that have Conjectural names, yet we have links to the Japanese wiki, and thus can use their names. Should we start changing the names, or no? I'd be fine doing it, but admittedly some of these Japanese names don't make a lot of sense to me at face value. IqskirbyBeam Machine GunBihm Masheen Gahn! 03:25, April 23, 2018 (UTC)

I'd be fine with using them, maybe excepting the ones that make literally no sense. But regardless, they are considered better than conjectural. Paul2 DorkFinal The dorky isocahedron returns. 15:39, April 23, 2018 (UTC)
It's not that they inherently don't make sense, it's just that I quite can't make sense of them. And of course, there's also the fact that localization ≠ translation, which makes things tricky. Wonder if someone has data mined all of Daroach's quotes. I have a Google doc, but it's incomplete, only containing quotes in Green Grounds; I don't even remember where/how I got it. IqskirbyBeam Machine GunBihm Masheen Gahn! 17:30, April 23, 2018 (UTC)
All the quotes in the game can be found here. I've seen to it that every officially localized enemy name is on this site. NerdyBoutKirby Tiger! Tiger! Sig Meh meh meh! 04:53, April 24, 2018 (UTC)
I see. Interesting. I'll keep this in mind. Iqskirby (talk) 05:00, April 24, 2018 (UTC)
Just trying to save you time there. =P NerdyBoutKirby Tiger! Tiger! Sig Meh meh meh! 05:04, April 24, 2018 (UTC)