This stage is notable for the introduction of the Kirby Tank transformation. Elline transforms Kirby into the powerful machine and he promptly drives through the desert sands. Bouncys leap at Kirby from the front while Bombzways drop mines from the sky. The player is encouraged to collect as many Point Stars as possible--extra firepower is useful in defeating the Bronto Burt hordes at the end of the stage.
Deploy the Kirby Tank! and Kirby + Kirby are the only stages in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in which Kirby can collect only four Treasure Chests. Additionally, Deploy the Kirby Tank! is the only stage in which all the Treasure Chests contain figurines.