This article is about the Ice + Bomb Mix ability from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. For the Mix ability made by mixing the same abilities in Kirby: Squeak Squad, see Ice Bomb.
As the snowman bomb, Kirby will detonate (causing no harm to himself) as soon as his fuse burns down or he touches someone.”
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)
Explosive Snowman is a combination ability used in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards made by the combination of the Ice and Bomb abilities. Kirby can place an orbicular bomb above his head and cover himself with snow; the two round segments (the bomb and Kirby's body) make up the snowman. He is also able to walk around. After a short while, or when Kirby makes contact an enemy, the bomb will explode and leave Kirby immobilized for a few seconds with his top burnt. As the bomb explodes, the snow from the snowman blowing upwards can freeze airborne enemies. It is required to get a Crystal Shard in the first level of Aqua Star.
Kirby turns into a snowman with a fuse. He is free to walk around until B is pressed, time runs out, or an enemy is touched, then he will explode. He is unable to float while he is a snowman, but he can jump. Contact with the snow that appears when the snowman explodes can freeze opponents.
Kirby turns into a snowman that explodes on contact with enemies or after a few moments if no enemies touch him.”
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby is coated with snow, forming a snowman with a fuse burning at the top of his head. When the fuse burns out, he explodes, destroying nearby enemies and obstacles. Ice + bomb will also explode if Kirby runs and jumps into an enemy.”
In earlier versions of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the Bomb and Ice combo ability was originally going to have Kirby surround himself in a sphere of ice before having it violently shatter around him.