One day; an evildoer with a magic cane appears and splits Kirby into 10 pieces. Kirby sets off on a journey to return to his original form. Players use the touch screen to control a mass of Kirby characters in a new and novel way. Swipe the touch screen to launch them in a mass attack against enemies then tap the enemies into submission.
- Players use the stylus on the touch screen to control a swarm of up to 10 Kirby characters at once. They can help players defeat enemies and find treasure. The number of Kirby characters under a player’s control is important as some challenges require a specific number of Kirby characters in order to be solved. When the number of Kirby characters is increased players can gain the upper hand.
- Players can control each Kirby character in a variety of ways using a stylus on the touch screen. For example a Kirby character can be launched into the air with a flick of the stylus or players can make a swarm of Kirby characters dash to a given point by tapping on that spot on the touch screen multiple times.
- By collecting medals hidden throughout the various stages players can unlock a wide variety of additional mini-games each with its own distinctive challenges.