|This article is about the boss in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. For other uses, see Tank (disambiguation).|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land screenshot
The Waddle Tank appears to be designed to look much like a Waddle Dee: It is a large orange construct with two short arms, a tan face, and two brown eyes. Notably, the Waddle Tank also has a white and red parasol attached to the top of its head, as well as a face on its back inspired by Waddle Doo, complete with two hair-like metal bars. As implied by its name, the Waddle Tank also features a tank-like bottom half.
Beneath its exterior lies a metallic skeleton. Underneath its face is a metal grill and a goggle-like piece is located directly under where its eyes are. A spring connects and holds the Waddle Tank's head to its base.
During the battle, the Waddle Tank will move around and rotate its head, leaving tracks behind it. After a while, it will turn around and charge up a Mega Laser from its back; if Kirby does not shoot its cannon with several shots (or one charged shot), Waddle Tank will blast the pink puff, stunning him for a few seconds. When one of its parts is destroyed, it will either spin its head wildly around or it will be blown back by the shock of the hit. When the tank's vitality is fully depleted, it will explode and the mission will be completed.
- The music that plays during the battle against this boss is a remix of the boss theme from Kirby Super Star.