This article is about the enemy. For the ability he gives, see UFO.
UFO, sometimes referred to as Mr. UFO to avoid confusion with the UFO ability, is a rare enemy that appears in some of the games in the Kirby series. It resembles a flying saucer with eyes, and flies around the screen (and usually into Kirby), occasionally stopping to fire a laser. It grants the rare UFO ability when eaten.
Because the ability UFO gives is so ridiculously powerful, it is extremely rare and only appears in only a few locations in each game.
UFO resembles a flying saucer with eyes. It is light-blue with a yellow dish like antenna on top and three prongs at its base.
Originally it had a light-blue dome with a dark blue base and four orbs below it, similar to UFO Kirby himself.
Kirby's Adventure is UFO's first appearance, it is very rare - appearing in only four stages throughout the entire game. It can be very annoying to take on, but its ability is very valuable. UFO also doesn't respawn like ordinary enemies do when Kirby goes forward and then back, but rather if the game system is shut off and restarted.
In Nightmare in Dream Land, they don't travel off screen as often and are more likley to pursue Kirby as a result.
In Dream Course UFO appears very rarely on certain courses. Because it floats in the air it can only be hit with a fly-shot. The ability UFO gives in this game was also changed to follow the gameplay. Rather then giving Kirby a wide array of attacks, the UFO ability gives him freedom to limitlessly roam across the course- and for this type of game, it's considered a big deal.
UFO appears in both Kirby and the Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad as an uncommon enemy. They are identical in both appearance and behavior to their Nightmare in Dreamland incarnations except appear much more infrequently, and they now respawn like other enemies. In Pinball Land UFO actually proves to be helpful by carrying food items in the first level of the game. It could also be found in Kirby's Epic Yarn where it was mainly located in Space Land.
- Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
- Kirby: Squeak Squad
- Kirby's Pinball Land
- Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
- Kirby's Epic Yarn