This is a story of a faraway realm from long, long ago... A beautiful, peaceful land called the Dream Kingdom. Peace, though, can vanish in a flash... Can you defend the Dream Kingdom from a sudden onslaught of enemies? Set forth and do battle, Team Kirby!”
In both games, Team Kirby will fight on quests against bosses, after which they are able to gain experience depending on how well they perform. If they gain enough experience, they may level up, all at the same time. The highest possible level to achieve in Team Kirby Clash is Level 10, while in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe the highest possible level is Level 50.
There are four stats for members of Team Kirby that may be leveled up:
Stamina: The ability to sustain damage
Attack: The ability to deal more damage per attack
Recovery: The ability to receive more health from healing items
Team Meteor: The ability to deal more damage with the Team Meteor attack
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Armor and Weapons may be purchased with Gem Apples at the Shoppe to improve these stats as well as Revival Speed, Charge Speed and Material Gain stats. In addition, Potions may be purchased to improve these stats temporarily.
As Team Kirby explores the Dunes, the sky darkens. Kracko, the creature of cloud, approaches. Challenge the spirit of the rampaging skies in this ordeal!”
According to concept art from Kirby: Planet Robobot, there were supposed to be two more character classes for a Ranger and a Rogue in the Team Kirby Clash sub-game; these would likely have had the abilities of the Archer and NinjaCopy Abilities, respectively.