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Kirby's Blowout Blast is a spinoff of the Kirby: Planet Robobot sub-game, Kirby 3D Rumble, a three-stage adventure where Kirby fights enemies in a full 3D environment, each stage culminating in a final battle with a form of Masher.

Now Kirby's 3D adventure gives him additional enemies and stages, EX versions of these stages, and a plaza for level selection (similar to Team Kirby Clash Deluxe). There is also amiibo functionality, creating a statue in said plaza that plays different music.

The game was one of several Kirby games released during Kirby's 25th anniversary invoked and appropriately, features numerous callbacks to Kirby's Dream Land, acting as an almost pseudo remake of the game.

The game has been released on July 4th, 2017 in South Korea and Japan and on July 6th, 2017 in North America and Europe for the Nintendo 3DS eShop, with a price of $6.99.

Tropes applying to Kirby's Blowout Blast:

  • Angry Eyebrows: King Dedede sports these in his fight with Kirby. In previous 3DS titles, it was hard to tell if he had Angry Eyebrows or if it was just part of his hat covering his eyes. But look closely here and there's no questioning it.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: King Dedede grows giant in this game during his fight against Kirby.
  • Big Bad: King Dedede, for once.
  • Brutal Bonus Level: The Secret Path, unlocked by getting Gold or Platinum on all regular and EX stages, is a run through five areas representing the EX stages with every EX boss from Lololo and Lalala's Revenge on being fought. At the end, Giant King Dedede's Revenge is replaced by Giant Masked Dedede. You also only have one life to get through it all, and the only healing items you get are after the second stage and right before the final battle.
  • Call-Forward: All of the Revenge bosses aside from King Dedede's Revenge reuse their appearances from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
  • Checkpoint Starvation: The Secret Path has no checkpoints. You die, you go back to the start.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite this being a Homage to Kirby's Dream Land, Whispy Woods and Kabula are nowhere to be seen.
  • Cool Mask: When King Dedede goes Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever one more time in the Secret Path, he also gains his iconic Masked Dedede mask and becomes Giant Masked Dedede.
  • Dark Reprise: Though hard to tell, the theme for the Secret Path is a dark version of A New Wind for Tomorrow.
  • Determined Expression: You know you're in for a treat when Kirby enters the Secret Path with this face, instead of his cheerful smile.
  • Dual Boss: Lololo & Lalala are fought together in the third level. In the first level, it was just Lololo.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite having his ass handed to him, Dedede has no problem celebrating with Kirby in the complete ending.
  • Green Hill Zone: But of course, for the first level, which represents Green Greens.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: King Dedede's Revenge only wears his robes and sash in reference to his original design.
  • Homage: This game seems to be a 3D homage to Kirby's Dream Land, due to the similar backgrounds and settings, plenty of remixed songs and boss battles from that game, Kirby not being able to use copy abilities, and King Dedede being the Big Bad. The EX stages represent both the Extra Mode and Revenge of the King from Kirby Super Star Ultra, with the Revenge bosses also making a return.
  • Jaw Drop: After defeating Giant King Dedede's Revenge, he falls back on the stage and his jaw is kept hanging loose while dizzy, a direct call-back to the iconic "Shocked Dedede" from the original game.
  • Level in the Clouds: Kirby travels through a cloud world with background spires and tiles directly taken from the very first sky level in the series.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Dedede uses a rainbow Sparkling Star to enlarge himself for the second phase of his boss battle. Since this came out a little more than 25 years after KDL, it was likely intended as a Milestone Celebration.
  • Medley: Giant Masked Dedede's theme is a heavy metal remix of both "Decisive Battle with a Mighty Boss" from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Masked Dedede's theme.
  • Mythology Gag: The state of King Dedede upon being defeated mimics one he did upon being defeated in earlier games. When defeated in Stage 5-5, he ends up laying on his back with one of his feet in the air, just like in Kirby Super Star's Arena. When defeated in Stage 5-5 EX, he sits there with his jaw hanging open, ala Kirby's Dream Land's Normal Mode ending. Finally, when defeated in Stage SP-5, King Dedede just pitifully lays on the ground, crying — similar to the end of the first game's Extra Mode.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: Unlike Kirby's Dream Land, there is no plot to this 7-dollar adventure, not even an Excuse Plot.
  • Old Save Bonus: If the game detects StreetPass data from Kirby: Planet Robobot on the system, a statue of Kirby with his Robobot Armor will be built in the hub area.
  • Original Generation: King Dedede's Revenge, the first form of the EX Final Boss and the True Final Boss, never existed in Revenge of the King, as the final battle there was against Masked Dedede. While there was a Masked Dedede's Revenge in Triple Deluxe, a normal King Dedede's Revenge never existed until now. Though an arguable case can be made for the purple Dedede fought in Mass Attack.
  • Palmtree Panic: The second level is beach-themed, representing Float Islands.
  • Shock and Awe: Kracko, as per usual. This time, though, his Jr. self can even use some of his lightning attacks, and Giant King Dedede's Revenge can create electrical shockwaves when he slams his hammer on the stage.
  • Shockwave Stomp: To compensate for the game being 3D, King Dedede's iconic Super Dedede Jump now creates a shockwave ring that flies outward when he hits the ground.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Though not nearly as much as President Haltmann, King Dedede's castle levels contain plenty of pictures of his face and his V-Sign clan mark.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Kracko Jr. is much more formidable than before, being able to use regular Kracko's main lightning-based attacks. Not only that, but he's stepped up from being a mid-boss in the first game to being the second boss of this game.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Because showing a giant-sized King Dedede in the trailer won't possibly indicate that he could be the final boss. The Secret Path, on the other hand, has a much bigger surprise. Giant Masked Dedede.
  • True Final Boss: Giant Masked Dedede.
  • Victory Fakeout: After beating Dedede, Kirby does his usual Happy Dance. Then a Sparkling Star falls down to where Dedede fell, and then a massive Dedede climbs back upward and roars at Kirby before fighting him one more time.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Giant Masked Dedede's hammer can fire a massive laser beam directly downward on the stage, which he uses to chase Kirby with.