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Alternate Corkboard

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Alternate Corkboard
Various arrangements of "Alternate Corkboard".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Last appearance Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Alternate Corkboard"[Japanese title] is a theme from Kirby Super Star Ultra that may play when viewing the Corkboard after clearing Meta Knightmare Ultra. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]

Composition[edit]

A completed corkboard.

"Alternate Corkboard" is a triumphant, march-like theme in C major and 4/4. It takes elements from "Corkboard", in particular its G-C ostinato bassline, and general melodic progression. The track starts off with a gradually rising and falling trumpet section in dominant Lydian mode. As it eventually completes an octave, "Kirby's Triumphant Return" comes in its original key, C minor. After reaching its major dominant preparation the first time, it repeats the first phrase, albeit with a variation at the start bringing it close to "Peanut Plains" in a more stable minor key. However, the "Green Greens" preparation then follows properly. The track ends with a bright fanfare of marching alternating C and B-flat, then loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, "Alternate Corkboard" has a chance of playing in the game mode selection screen after Meta Knightmare Ultra is cleared. It can be found as Track 105 in the Sound Test.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, the theme plays in the very first room of Extra Planet δ. It can be found in that game's Jukebox as Track 123.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, an arrangement of "Alternate Corkboard" is featured alongside "Gourmet Race" and "Kirby's Dream Buffet" as part of a track titled "Kirby's Ultra-Gourmet Memories". It can be unlocked by collecting all Character Treats and plays in the Character Treats collection.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese うらコルクボード[2]
ura korukubōdo
Alternate Corkboard
うら can mean "hidden," "secret," "alternate," "backside," "not seen at first," among other things.

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