The second ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' game for the NintendoDS, released in 2006.

One day, Kirby was about to eat a delicious slice of strawberry cake when suddenly, it was stolen! Kirby assumes that King Dedede did it, but he's innocent this time. Who took the cake? This must be the work of Daroach and his gang! Kirby goes after the rogue rodents, only to find that they're after something more important than cake...
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!!This game contains examples of:
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Kirby ends up saving the world from Dark Nebula, but never recovers his cake. Ultimately subverted in the 100% ending when the Squeaks apologize by giving him one.]]
* BossBonanza: World 5-3 has you fight Bonkers, Gao Gao, Big Metalum, and finally Storo(If you don't get the large treasure chest, you fight Mr. Frosty in Storo's place). Perhaps of more significance, though, is World 6-5 that has you fight every member of the Squeak Squad (Spinni, Storo, and Doc) other than the leader (Daroach, but is fought immediately after in World 6-boss).
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Spinni, Storo and Doc will explode when defeated. Per the norm for minibosses in Kirby, but it's rather jarring when it happens to recurring characters.
* FiveBadBand: The Squeaks mostly fit into the frame:
** TheBigBad: Daroach
** TheDragon: Spinni
** TheEvilGenius: Doc
** TheBrute: Storo
** [[TheSixthRanger The Sixth Rangers]]: The other miscellaneous Squeaks.
* FloatingInABubble: Bubbled objects are sent to Kirby's stomach, which functions as an [[VideogameItemsAndInventory inventory]].
* GangOfHats: The Squeaks are an all-rodent gang, and all wear red.
* GoldfishPoopGang: The Squeaks, save Daroach, are this.
* InexplicableTreasureChests: What the Squeaks are after, and what you need to collect for 100% completion. One in particular becomes the primary MacGuffin when Kirby comes to believe Daroach has stashed his missing cake in it.
* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake
* MightyGlacier: The Metal ability turns Kirby into one. He's invincible (except to bosses, mini-bosses, and the Squeaks), but very slow and can hardly fly.
* ShaggyDogStory: Kirby chases the Squeaks all across Popstar, and even into ''space'', under the assumption that not only did they steal his cake, but that they ''still have it'' and are keeping it inside a particular treasure chest. In the end, [[spoiler: he fails to get his nubs on the chest, finds out that it actually contains a SealedEvilInACan, defeats said evil, and then goes home empty-handed. He never does find out what happened to his cake, although the Squeaks send him a replacement as a peace offering.]] [[note]]Viewing the sprites from the opening cutscene [[FreezeFrameBonus reveals]] that the cake was actually stolen by a random Waddle Dee.[[/note]]
* VideoGameSettings: Five being HailfirePeaks settings.
** Prism Plains: GreenHillZone
** Nature Notch: UndergroundLevel mixed with GreenHillZone
** Cushy Clouds: DeathMountain mixed with BubblyClouds
** Jam Jungle: JungleJapes mixed with TempleOfDoom
** Vocal Volcano: DeathMountain mixed with LethalLavaLand
** Ice Island: SlippySlideyIceWorld
** Secret Sea: PalmtreePanic mixed with UnderTheSea
** Gamble Galaxy: SpaceZone
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