Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork
|Mr. Tick Tock|
|First appearance||Kirby's Adventure (1993)|
|Latest appearance||Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)|
Mr. Tick Tock is a mid-boss who grants the Mike ability. He resembles an alarm clock with four hands on his face. The upper hands serve as eyebrows and the lower hands serve as a mustache. He comes in assorted colors throughout the series. He attacks by jumping and launching music notes as well as making short-ranged sound waves.
Although usually a mid-boss, Mr. Tick Tock also appears as a drawing in Paint Panic.
Mr. Tick Tock appears as a recurring mid-boss in these games. He jumps around haphazardly in an attempt to crush Kirby. He can also create a force field of sound (in the form of an alarm) around his body by forcibly ringing the bells on his shoulders. The sound also creates musical notes at times which can be used to shoot back at him. If Kirby inhales him after his defeat, he is awarded the powerful Mike ability.
Mr. Tick Tock appears alongside some of the other mid-bosses from Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land in the new sub-game Revenge of the King. He is first found hidden in a secret area in Illusion Islands, where he can be fought optionally, and then shows up later in the final level of the sub-game, The Revenge. The second time Kirby encounters him he is not optional and must be defeated in order to move on. Mr. Tick Tock is also fought in The True Arena alongside the rest of the retro mid-bosses. In this game, his force field ring attack makes a sound similar to a phone. But otherwise he behaves the same as he did in past games. Once again, Kirby can get the Mike ability from him.
Mr. Tick Tock is a circular, clock-like foe. He attacks by generating a sonic forcefield that spouts forth musical notes. He draws inspiration from both real-life alarm clocks and decorative Nutcrackers. His moustache and eyebrows appear to resemble hands of a clock. He has small blue limbs, a reddish, round button-nose, and cartoonish white gloves. He also has what seems to be a bright yellow telephone attached onto his head, or two school bells.
In earlier depictions, namely Kirby's Adventure, Mr. Tick Tock was entirely blue.
- Tick Tock Jr. seems to have been modeled after Mr. Tick Tock. Conversely, Mr. Tick Tock's new coloration may be a tribute to him, who featured the same colors only inversed.
- Mr. Tick Tock's second alternate color palette in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is almost entirely blue, which matches his color scheme from Kirby's Adventure.