Consumption of Superspicy Curry gives Kirby the ability to spit fireballs at enemies for a limited time. The effect also ends when Kirby is exposed to water.
Superspicy Curry appears as an item in the Kracko Land Bonus Game. It is worth 2000 points when eaten.
Superspicy Curry makes a cameo appearance in the Kirby Quest sub-game of Kirby Mass Attack, being used as one of Kirby's "Awesome" attacks. It inflicts damage on all enemies. This appears to be the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! equivalent of the dish, as it has an identical appearance and effects.
The Superspicy Curry appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as a collectible keychain.
Superspicy Curry makes a cameo appearance in The Ultimate Choice when the player selects a difficulty.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya, Superspicy Curry appeared in the episode The Hot Shot Chef / A Spice Odyssey, here being referred to as Toxic Atomic Curry. It was created and first tasted by Chef Kawasaki during a "cooking war" between Kawaski and King Dedede's latest monster, Monsieur Goan. When Kirby fought the beast, he was unable to defeat it as Cook Kirby and was trapped in a bowl of ice. Before Kirby froze, Kawasaki tossed him some of the curry, which melted the ice and broke the bowl. Kirby started to spew flames all around. Tuff was delighted that Kirby had changed to Fire Kirby, but Meta Knight explained that it was only heartburn from Kawasaki's cooking. Kirby defeated the monster by breathing fire onto it and setting fire to the building they were in. At the end of the episode, Dedede and Escargoon were forced to eat it as punishment for the incident, and they literally burned to a crisp after they did so.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
Superspicy Curry also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. When picked up, the user is then able to attack as usual, albeit with flames constantly erupting from the user's mouth. It is different from the Fire Flower item because the flames of the curry are constantly coming out, even while performing other attacks (excluding grabs and Kirby's/King Dedede's inhale moves). This item causes a complete status change rather than just being used as a weapon. Like many other items, it has its own trophy.
"Curry" is also a mode in Special Brawl, which gives all players a permanent "Curry" status.
|“||The spiciest curry around. Eat it, and you'll be able to attack by spitting out fireballs. The eater of the curry will soon be unable to handle the heat, however, and end up frantically dashing about the screen. This is a pretty funny sight that never gets old, especially when it's Samus or Snake. Eat this mouth-scorching dish if you dare.”|
|— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|“||Hope you're a fan of spicy food, because this curry will set your mouth on fire! I'm not kidding—whoever eats this will actually shoot balls of fire from his or her mouth, hurting those who get too close. Water doesn't help with spiciness, so this works underwater too! Too bad there's no milk weapon...”|
|— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS|
- In the English Kirby's Dream Land manual, it was simply known as Spicy Food.
- When one plays as Kirby, King Dedede or Wario in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and uses inhale/swallow/bite on an opponent, the fire from the curry disappears (though the fire around the player will still be there).
- The same thing happens when an opponent is grabbed.
- When one is under the curry's effect, one can damage using one's taunt, like R.O.B.'s Diffusion Beam. Oddly, characters that spin or turn their faces in any direction during the taunt will continue shooting fireballs forward.
- In Kirby's Dream Land, when Kirby is floating under the Superspicy Curry's effects and spits, two fireballs emerge from his mouth, rather than one. However, the dual fireballs are still treated as a single projectile, and they both vanish upon hitting a target.
- Superspicy Curry's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U description says that water doesn't work on spicy food, so it works underwater; however, in its first appearance, Kirby's Dream Land, entering water in any way would make it wear off.