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|“||So many blindfold banners, you can barely see a thing! Watch out for the Big Gordos!”|
|— Bouncing Boss Battle (Secret) description • Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe|
Big Gordo is a big, metal ball with large eyes and eight spikes surrounding it on all sides. The enemy's appearance varies from game to game. Big Gordos come in purple, gray, and black variants, and have silver or gold spikes. Some have a massive body compared to their spikes or vice-versa.
Big Gordo's behavior and role differs from stage to stage.
In Stage 5 of Sandy Canyon, Big Gordos float through the air and appear as obstacles. The Kirbys have to avoid letting the balloon ride touch them as they will pop one balloon from the total number of balloons used to keep the ride floating. If all the balloons are popped, it will result in an automatic game over.
In Stage 3 of Dedede Resort, Big Gordos, appear as obstacles once again. They are littered everywhere in the sea and must be avoided. Each time the Surf Star hits one, a Kirby will get instantly KO'd and cannot be brought back.
In Stage 5 of Volcano Valley, a Big Gordo will appear while the Kirbys are moving the elevator upwards. They should take care to lower the elevator somewhat when the enemy passes through; this Big Gordo has the potential to KO every Kirby in the elevator if not avoided.
While technically just a normal Gordo that's scaled up from his normal size, he is still a Big Gordo nonetheless. Big Gordo only appears in Extra Mode as a replacement for Gordo, though he varies in size--some are a little bigger than Kirby, while others can be three or four times his size. Some Big Gordos move from side to side or up and down, but not all do. Whispy Woods EX, Mr. Dooter EX, and Magolor Soul use these enemies in some of their attacks. Big Gordo appears in the Sword, Water, and Wing Challenges.
Big Gordo appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. He appears in the Normal Challenge.
Big Gordo appears very rarely in this game, taking on his usual role as a huge obstacle. He primarily appears in the Dedede's Drum Dash sub-game (as well as Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe). Big Gordos are also used as projectiles by Flowery Woods.
Big Gordo appears exclusively in Stage 5 of Gigabyte Grounds and Stage 3 of Access Ark. In both cases, he takes the form of a Big Gordo from Sandy Canyon in Kirby Mass Attack, albeit with a black body and smaller spikes. He is used as ammunition for a catapult Kirby controls, and as such does not pose a threat to the hero. The catapult pulls back further the more Kirby's Robobot Armor Wrenches it, changing the trajectory of the Gordo. When the catapult's chain is cut by Sword or Cutter Mode, the Big Gordo is launched, crashing through whatever cracked wall or floor it hits.
To obtain all valuables in these cases, Kirby should pull the catapult back all the way and barely at all, respectively, before cutting the chain.
Big Gordo also appears in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, a downloadable offshoot of the Team Kirby Clash sub-game, as one of the three enemies in the entire game. He is released by Whispy Woods' branches as an attack in the Tougher: Whispy Woods quest. This attack, as well as the physical appearance of Big Gordo, is reused from the Flowery Woods DX fight in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
|“||The most popular attraction in Dedede Resort is surfing on stars. Don't get too carried away, however. That course is littered with spiky Gordos.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
- The Big Gordo in Volcano Valley has the longest spikes of any Gordo seen in the Kirby series.
- The sound of one of Flowery Woods DX's Big Gordos touching the ground is that of Heavy Lobster taking a step in Kirby Super Star Ultra.