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A Trip to Alivel Mall (theme)

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A Trip to Alivel Mall
Various arrangements of "A Trip to Alivel Mall".
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Debut appearance Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Dream Buffet
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"A Trip to Alivel Mall" is a theme from Kirby and the Forgotten Land that plays in both mall stages of the game. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]

Composition[edit]

"A Trip to Alivel Mall" is a bright, cheery, and optimistic theme that is primarily in the key of C major. The theme starts with a bass that goes up and down from G to C. It does this twice before going to the main melody. The melody of the theme then plays a happy tune twice (with a different ending a second time) and then moves to the second portion of the theme, which is in the key of F. This portion introduces another instrument for the melody, which is a horn like instrument. The portion is a call and response one, with the horn calling and woodwind-like instruments responding. While the call and response portion is happening, the key smoothly transitions to Ab (A-flat) major. The third portion is shorter than the first and second portion. This portion plays the first part of the melody from the first portion but then ascends and ends in the home key, which ends the melody. After eight bars of instrumentation, the song transitions to the key of C, and the theme then loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Kirby near a treasure chest in the titular mall.

In its debut appearance, this theme plays in the stages A Trip to Alivel Mall and Alivel Mall (Staff Side).

An arrangement of this song can also be heard in Waddle Dee's Weapons Shop and the results screen of Waddle Dee Café: Help Wanted!. This calmer arrangement is in D major and is played different instruments such as a guitar and a piano.

The track "Faded Dream of a Psychomeddler" uses the same basic melodic structure and progression as this theme, and is even internally referred to as K15_EstoryShopping1 in the game files.

Finally, "A Trip to Alivel Mall" is incorporated in the alternate staff credits theme "From Those Who Departed for Space", arranged by Yuki Shimooka.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, a faster, big-band arrangement of the theme, titled "Love, Love, Alivel", can be unlocked for use in Free Rolling and Races upon reaching Gourmet Rank 11. It is arranged by the original composer, Hirokazu Ando.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the Kirby's Dream Buffet arrangement of the theme plays in the first HAL Room of the game alongside "Green Greens" and "Kirby's Dream Buffet".

Trivia[edit]

  • "A Trip to Alivel Mall" is Yuki Endo's favorite theme from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

"A Trip to Alivel Mall"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こうよアライブルモール
Ikou yo Araiburu Mōru
Let's go to Alivel Mall
Traditional Chinese 一起去阿萊布爾購物中心吧
Yīqǐ Qù Āláibù'ěr Gòuwùzhòngxīn Ba
Let's Go to Alivel Mall Together
Simplified Chinese 一起去阿莱布尔购物中心吧
Yīqǐ Qù Āláibù'ěr Gòuwùzhòngxīn Ba
Dutch Uitstapje naar winkelcentrum Alivel Trip to Alivel mall
French Sortie au centre commercial Aviel Trip to the Aviel Mall
"Alivel" is translated in French as "Aviel", from "vie" (life)
German Ausflug ins Ambelen-Center Trip to the Ambelen Center
"Alivel" is translated in German as "Ambelen", from "am Leben" (alive)
Italian Gita al centro commerciale Alivel Trip to the Alivel mall
Korean 가자! 얼라이블 몰
Gaja! Eollaibeul Mol
Let's Go! Alivel Mall
Spanish Centro Comercial Alivel Alivel Mall


"Love, Love, Alivel"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Love Love Alivel
Chinese Love Love Alivel
Dutch Liefde voor Alivel Love for Alivel
French Amour à Aviel Love at Aviel
German Liebe, Liebe, Ambelen Love, Love, Ambelen
Italian Love, Love, Alivel
Korean Love Love Alivel
Brazilian Portuguese Amo, amo, Alivel Love, love, Alivel
Spanish Amor, amor, Alivel Love, love, Alivel


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