Kirby Triple Deluxe artwork
|First appearance||Kirby's Dream Land (1992)|
|Latest appearance||Kirby Triple Deluxe (2014)|
|Enemy Info card number||#12|
|“||Burt is a powerhouse. He can carry quite a load even while flying!”|
|— Bronto Burt's Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn|
They usually come in groups of 3 to 5, and attack in flocks, usually in a formation such as a zigzag, "V", or a vertical line. Some Bronto Burts will chase after Kirby trying to run into him, some just take off and fly away very fast when Kirby gets near, out of fear. Some stand on ground and then attack or fly straight ahead when Kirby comes too close. Just like Waddle Dee is the most common enemy on the ground, Bronto Burt is the most common enemy in the air. Also like Waddle Dee, most of Bronto Burt's behavior remains the same throughout the series. One could guess that they are the "Waddle Dee" of the sky.
Bronto Burt are said to be pink spherical enemies with small, fly-like wings and orange shoes. In their earlier appearances, their ability to fly suggests that they are either insects or birds, and Bronto Burt's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl confirms that they are birds. They have mouths similar to Kirby's own and their eyes always appear to be scowling. Like other Kirby enemies, they sometimes are found in other colors, too. On the cover of Kirby's Dream Land, they were red, suggesting they were originally supposed to be red.
Bronto Burts usually fly around aimlessly, never showing much hostility towards Kirby. However, there are a few Bronto Burt that, when Kirby gets close enough, will attempt to ram into him. At other times, Bronto Burts may fly away from Kirby if he gets close to them.
Bronto Burt appears in nearly all Kirby games with similar attack patterns in each one.
Bronto Burt's first appearance, they fly in various formations that can be difficult to avoid; especially in later levels where they tend to dart in from off-screen faster than Kirby can react. In Extra Game, they are replaced by the tougher Koozer.
Bronto Burts are almost the same as in Kirby's Dream Land, but there are now ones that fly after Kirby, chasing him in some areas. They can either be intercepted and defeated before they get to Kirby, or avoided until they give up and fly away.
In a few areas, Bronto Burt will suddenly drop out of the sky randomly and may land on Kirby if he is unlucky.
Bronto Burt is an ally of Kirby during the day who helps him get back on the course if he goes O.B. During the night, Bronto Burt is replaced by Flapper.
Bronto Burt is the second opponent in the learning stage.
This is the dialogue with him:
- Bronto Burt: Ah HA!!! I have found my next victim!
- Kirby: Bronto Burt you bully, the pleasure will be all mine!
- Bronto Burt: Shut up and play!
Bronto Burt acts much like how it normally does. In Revenge of the King, the remake of Spring Breeze, Bronto Burt is replaced by the faster and stronger Koozers. Some Bronto Burts land onto the ground and start walking.
When Kirby lifts Bronto Burt above his head after having inhaled him, he will fly upwards for a few seconds, and then fly back down until Kirby lands. Two Bronto Burts also appear in a mid-boss battle against a giant Sawyer in Stage 1 of Ripple Star. Also, it is the only appearance without a mouth.
Bronto Burts reappear in the game Kirby Air Ride. They behave very similar to their past game appearances. Most Bronto Burts just stay airborne in one location, although a few may follow Kirby. They appear in the Kirby Melee stadium and in the Air Ride mode in various levels, most notably Beanstalk Park and Fantasy Meadows.
Bronto Burt's behavior hasn't changed since Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
With the Ghost ability, Kirby is able to possess any Bronto Burt he finds, allowing it to be a partially playable character for a limited period of time. While possessed by Ghost Kirby, Bronto Burt can fly almost anywhere, but has ramming into other enemies as its only method of attack; this can be somewhat helpful, though, for it flies at a moderate pace and is capable of defeating two or three enemies before facing its own demise.
Bronto Burts also appear in Kirby's Epic Yarn, behaving the same way as past appearances. Some Bronto Burts fly in the air while holding an explosive rocket, and will drop it when Kirby gets near it. Sometimes they carry spear Waddle dees. When wrapped up into a yarn ball, it gives a single homing projectile when thrown.
Bronto Burts appear in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. The don't carry any special abilities in this game, but they sometimes follow Kirby. There is a unique type of Bronto Burt encountered only in the fight with Whispy Woods. When Whispy drops enemies from his leaves above Kirby, Bronto Burt may drop amongst the Waddle Dees, apples, etc. Waddle Dees will fall down and walk in one direction as is typical of them. Bronto Burts will slowly flutter down, and then begin walking on the ground in the same manner as a Waddle Dee would. In addition, there is a breed of Bronto Burt that exists in Halcandra.
Bronto Burt is first introduced in Cookie Country. He also appears in the Sword, Whip, Hi-Jump, Water, and Wing Challenges, and his Halcandran form appears in the Item Challenge. It appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. It appears in the Sword, Parasol, Spark, and Whip Challenges, as well as Magolor Race 3 and EX. His Halcandran form appears in the Normal Challenge, Magolor Race 3, and EX.
Super Smash Bros. series
- The Prima strategy guide for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is flawed; it states that Bronto Burts are almost insectile.
|“||These insect-like critters either fly toward you from a distance or try to block your path. They don't have an attack aside from flying up and down in your way.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|