The Scope Shot sub-game is now available! Can you defeat the giant robots?
— Description • Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Scope Shot is a 1-4 player sub-game in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is the second sub-game to be unlocked (after Ninja Dojo), available once the player has collected at least 30 Energy Spheres.


In Scope Shot, the player's objective is to destroy a robot in fewer than 120 seconds by aiming the Wii Remote at the screen to shoot. While doing this, the player must shoot down the robot's attacks to prevent Kirby and his friends from being stunned. The robots in this sub-game resemble mechanical versions of characters from prior games in the Kirby series.

When sections of a robot's exterior armor are hit enough times, they fall apart to reveal the internal framework. This is largely cosmetic, however, since the robot is only destroyed once its health is completely depleted. The internal framework cannot be damaged by the Scope Shot, as the shots merely bounce off and make a metallic sound.  When the robot's health reaches zero, an orange, glowing weak spot will be revealed.  Once this area is destroyed, the robot will explode.

Multiple times per stage, Kabula will appear in the background.  She does not attack, and each time the player can defeat her with one shot to receive 800 bonus points.



  • The sub-game's name, Scope Shot, may be a reference to the SNES Super Scope (Nintendo Scope in Europe and Australia) accessory.