Kirby Squeak Squad is a game starring Kirby that was announced at E3 2006. This is the first Kirby sidescroller that hasn't been developed by the usual developer HAL, but instead was developed by Flagship, the developer who gained fame from many Zelda handheld games. Unlike the previous Kirby game, Kirby Canvas Curse, which used the touch screen throughout the whole game, this game is a standard platformer using the buttons.
It's another day in Dream Land and Kirby is about to enjoy a picnic with a strawberry shortcake. Suddenly, something very quickly snatches his cake, and Kirby, seeing that his cake is gone, thinks for a moment. Suddenly, he realizes that his rival, King Dedede, has stolen his cake, and rushes off to punish him once more and get his cake back. Along the way, he finds some treasures, and also meets up with the gang of thieves known as the Squeak Squad, who turn out to be after those treasures. After Kirby makes it to Dedede's castle and defeats Dedede, the Squeak Squad takes them by surprise and steals the treasure from Dedede, which they consider as the treasure that "grants you the ultimate power". The Squeaks attempt to run off with the treasure, but a furious King Dedede grabs Kirby and throws him at the Squeak Squad, knocking all of them into a large pit (which seemingly appears out of nowhere). From there, it's up to Kirby to defeat the Squeaks no matter what it takes, beat them to the treasures they're after, and get his shortcake back!
The game is very similar to previous Kirby sidescrollers. Though this time around, you will be able to combine certain copy abilities to make a super copy ability. Below are a list of combinations.