Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
|In the anime||#J31/#E30 - #J61/#E61|
|Type||3-use, Energy (Sonic)|
|Appearance||See Trivia section|
|Other Powers||Deals heavy full-screen damage|
|Mid-bosses||Mr. Tick Tock|
|Bosses||Paint Roller's microphone|
|“||Whoa oh oh ahee ahee! Dur dur yeah yeah yeah! Charge up for more power! If you sing three times, you'll be super happy!”|
|— Mike's Flavor Text • Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
Mike (or Microphone) is a copy ability. It's often shown with three different hats, which only appear when the ability is activated. Otherwise when simply moving around, Kirby periodically pulses with light if there are still charges of the ability left.
Kirby loves to sing, but his voice is only useful in annihilating all enemies on-screen, which apparently hate it or think it's too loud, but Kirby doesn't really care, as he is wearing earphones. It can be used three times with increasing power, unlike Crash, Paint and Cook, which can be used only once.
In Kirby's Dream Land, there was a Mike item that could be inhaled. When the mike is spit out, Kirby will screech into it, destroying all enemies on screen. This wasn't the true copy ability however, as it didn't come from a Walky or Mr. Tick Tock, and it could only be used a single time.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the ability is slightly altered- a visible sound wave is seen every time the move is used. It grows progressively larger with each use. The reason is that strangely only enemies caught in the sound wave will be damaged; the ability no longer damages everything on screen. However, the third use (stand mike or encore) has a much wider range that surrounds Kirby. Also, Mike can now destroy blocks.
|Megaphone||B/1||Kirby sings, destroying all enemies on screen and damaging mid-bosses. It can only be used 3 times in most games, getting more powerful each time.||None||33|
|Desk Mike||Button 1 (2nd time)||Kirby sings, this time with more range.||None||53|
|Stand Mike||Button 1 (3rd time)||Kirby sings a loud chord, defeating all enemies and damaging mid-bosses on screen.||None||79|
|Encore||Hold 1 + Shake Wii Remote||Kirby sings a very loud chord, defeating all enemies and/or mid-bosses on screen and damaging bosses. Can only be used the third time.||None||106|
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
In the anime, it is perceived as the most dangerous of Kirby's abilities as it cannot discern from friend or foe, often destroying everything nearby (in both cases of its appearance in the anime - it also wrecked most of Castle Dedede) but otherwise it doesn't change from the games. Not even Tiff can stop him once he starts singing.
During the transformation sequence, he grabs headphones and dances to music while grabbing a microphone. Instead of just shouting down the microphone, Kirby sings. In fact, the first time it is used, Kirby sings the ending theme from the Japanese version, Kihon wa Maru (First you draw a circle) in his Poyo style of speaking.
|Kirby can sing his favorite song three times! I wonder why that song hurts enemies...|
|When Kirby sings, everybody plugs their ears! You're able to use the Mike three times.|
|Uwaaahhh! Oooooh yeahhhh! Un-hunhhh! Baaaaby! Rock on!! *Can only be used three times.|
|Owowow! Ooh, yeah-ah! Yabba jabba yeah yeah yeah! Sing 3 times to silence all...|
|Whoa oh oh ahee ahee! Dur dur yeah yeah yeah! Charge up for more power! If you sing three times, you'll be super happy!|
- Mike is the only copy ability that has three different icons and appearances in the same game. In Kirby's Adventure he uses a stand mike, while in its remake he instead uses a modern cordless mike. In Kirby Super Star and its remake Mike Kirby has three hats, which are (in order): a megaphone and a white baseball cap (with a red star on it in Kirby Super Star Ultra), earphones and an old-fashioned radio microphone (the most commonly represented Mike form) and a green (multi-colored in Kirby Super Star Ultra) mohawk and a stand mike.
- In the anime, this ability seems to be the only one Meta Knight doesn't know about. As when it first appeared, he called a few other names in a rather confused manner, before settling for "Microphone Kirby". This name has been used ever since. In the Japanese version, he referes to it as "Maiku" a word in Japanese that can be translated as Microphone, Mic, or Mike.
- A glitch in Kirby's Adventure allows Kirby to get many more than three mikes – 255, to be exact, displayed as P5. He needs to time his third mike EXACTLY right, and it can be done while defeating Kracko or Paint Roller, or while hitting a switch.
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the first game to give Mike a Copy Essence and offer it in The Arena (and The True Arena).
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the only Kirby game in the series to actually give him an earphone hat while the ability is not in use, like the anime. However, Kirby has a star on his earphones in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
- In many games, Mike is a rare opportunity to hear Kirby's voice, though this varies greatly. Curiously, in Kirby Super Star Ultra, the third mike gives Kirby an unfitting, human voice.
- In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, the first attack uses the same sound as the one in Kirby's Adventure.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, when Kirby's third attack is charged, he emits a noise that sounds similar to his Kirby Super Star Ultra noise.
- The other two attacks had their sounds modified.