AKA in Japan, ''Hoshi no Kirby: Dorocche Gang Arrives!'' or in Europe as ''Kirby: Mouse Attack''. 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:
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Doc's robot tank in the ruins.
* BanditMook: All squeaks besides Daroach will steal treasure chests.
* 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 another one.]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation: In the cutscene where [[spoiler:the treasure is opened]], Daroach is referred to as "The Squeaks". This is because his gang of thieves was named after him in the Japanese version, so the translator must have mixed up the two out of context.
* BossBonanza: World 5-3 has you fight Bonkers, Gao Gao, Big Metalun, 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).
* CollapsingCeilingBoss: The metal boss and Doc's ruins robot thing.
* 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.
* DropTheHammer: Dedede and Storo use hammers
* DoubleJump: Ghost-possessed enemies can jump in air indefinitely, similar to the helpers of ''Videogame/KirbySuperStar'' but not as powerfully.
* DubNameChange: Daroach (from Dorocche), Spinni (from Spin), Storo (from Stron), Treasure Shot (from Treasure Shoot), Nature Notch (from Nature Navel), Cushy Cloud (from Creamy Cloud), Vocal Volcano (from Voice Volcano), and Dark Nebula (from Dark 0).
* EyePatchOfPower: Worn by Storo
* {{Expy}}: Doc has a vehicle that looks and functions like Kracko.
* 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]].
* FlyingSaucer: Doc's usual method of travel.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Pausing a video right as the thief took Kirby's cake reveals that the thief is actually a simple Waddle Dee, not a member of the Squeak Squad.
* GangOfHats: The Squeaks are an all-rodent gang, and all wear red.
* GoldfishPoopGang: The Squeaks, save Daroach, are this.
* HijackedByGanon: {{Subverted|trope}}, [[spoiler: as it is later revealed Dark Zero is a rogue Dark Matter operating separately from the previous villains. In this sense the name change to Dark Nebula makes sense.]]
* 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: Kirby thinks there is cake somewhere in all the treasure chests he races the squeaks for, and in Dedede's castle, and on Meta Knight's repaired ship...
* MarketBasedTitle: The game is called "''Kirby Mouse Attack''" in PAL territories.
* 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.
* MixAndMatchCritters: One of the bosses is an owl with a fox tail.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: This is the only game where the real, [[GrandTheftMe unpossessed]] Meta Knight himself doesn't throw Kirby a sword before he and Kirby battle each other. [[spoiler: This is a hint towards Meta Knight's true motivation behind stealing the chest from Kirby before he could get the chance of opening it, since he's legitimately trying to win this time]].
* PowerUpLetDown: For the most part, ghost only lets Kirby possess regular enemies, whose special abilities are inferior to Kirby's use after copying them, rather than, say, powerful mini bosses like Bonkers.
* 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]]
* TheGoomba: waddle dees and red squeaks
* ThrowDownTheBomblette: Green squeeks throw bombs, blue squeaks throw ''giant'' bombs.
* TriangularShades: Worn by Spinni
* TurnsRed: Spinni, Storo and Doc get faster when their health is low
* 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
* WeakSauceWeakness: Ghost Kirby, like UFO, can't climb ladders.
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: Daroach, the other main squeaks have their eyes obscured.
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