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Another Dimension (level)

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Level 8: Another Dimension
KRtDLD Another Dimension title screenshot.png
The title card for Another Dimension
Details
Level No. 8
World Another Dimension
Boss Lor & Magolor
Magolor
Magolor (second form) (Main Mode)
Magolor Soul (Extra Mode)
Theme music

The theme that plays in Another Dimension.

Level progression
Dangerous Dinner Last level
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This article is about the final level in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. For Another Dimension in a more general context, see Another Dimension.

Level 8: Another Dimension is the eighth and final level in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake—Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe where the final boss battles are fought. Kirby, Bandana Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, and King Dedede are taken to this stage after Magolor tricks Kirby into helping him take over the universe by letting him take the Master Crown from Landia. Here, Kirby fights Magolor to help preserve not just Popstar but the entire universe's sovereignty. The level progresses directly after the final events of Dangerous Dinner, and all four heroes partner up with Landia to fly through this level, in a shooter-style that is tradition to most final battles in Kirby games.

Overview[edit]

Another Dimension consists of four segments, though which segments are encountered vary depending on the mode. The first three segments are played in shoot-'em-up style with Landia's help. Once the end of the shoot-'em-up segments is reached, Kirby and his friends face off against Lor & Magolor, and then, following a cutscene, Magolor himself.

Enemies[edit]

There are four types of regular enemies that are encountered in this level. All four have official names in Japanese, but only three of the four are named in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler's ambush theme ("VS Darpa-Dippa-Dupas"). The Japanese names, along with ローパー used by the Sphere Doomers, form the ra-gyō (ら行) of the Gojūon table.

Enemy Types
Image Name Description
KRTDL Rapa model.png Darpa
ラーパ (Rāpa)
This is the most common enemy, and also the weakest. It flies in large groups in an attempt to ram into Landia. It does not have any other attacks.
KRTDL Ripa model.png Dippa
リーパ (Rīpa)
This enemy flies within range of its target, then fires a shot at Landia.
KRTDL Rupa model.png Dupa
ルパ (Rupa)
This enemy is a small target that sticks to the surface of the cave sections, and can also fire shots.
KRTDL Repa model.png Deppa[derived from Japanese]
レーパー (Rēpā)
This large enemy hovers in place. It is capable of firing large shots, and when destroyed, its extrusions become missiles that fire outward as well.

All of the enemies' projectiles can also be shot down, so the best strategy is to keep firing.

Segment 1[edit]

Kirby and Landia firing at some Darpas in the opening parts of the level.

The level begins in an empty void with a background reminiscent of the previous areas of Another Dimension that Kirby has traversed up to this point. Small, winged, Sphere Doomer-like creatures fly in to fire at Landia and his escort, but can be easily dispatched.

Soon, more of these enemies are encountered as a cave made of a strange starry substance becomes apparent. Parts of the cave move back and forth in a motion that can crush Landia if he is not careful. Once the main section of cave is passed, the group encounters Deppas, which split into missiles when defeated. Landia then proceeds to the next segment.

Segment 2[edit]

The segment begins with another empty void. Large invulnerable pulsing crystals begin flying in from the right that must be avoided. As a last resort to avoid getting hit, Landia can perform the Spiral Dragon technique to pass through them. More enemies appear in ambush among the crystals. The next cave that is reached requires that switches on the walls be shot to open up. Soon, many more similar gates emerge upon more obstacles. From there, more crushing walls must be navigated through, becoming more and more dangerous as progress is made. After that, truly massive crystals must be avoided, and Landia moves on to the next segment from there.

Segment EX[edit]

If Extra Mode is being played, the level begins with Segment 2, and then Landia progresses to this segment. The Main Mode does not feature this segment at all.

The segment begins with an empty void. A bunch of enemies then attempt to ambush Landia in front of another switch wall. Opening the wall leads to a cave with many Dupas firing. Walls move in carrying even more of them, which soon fills the screen with bullets. From there, the cave becomes very narrow, with more enemies getting in the way. After that, walls move in to make traversing past floating crystals more difficult. Once Landia leaves the cave, it's a tight squeeze past many many giant crystals. After that, Landia proceeds to the next segment.

Segment 3: (Boss: Lor & Magolor)[edit]

Kirby and Landia fighting the Lor Starcutter, being puppeted by Magolor.

Upon entering the next void, Landia is set upon by Magolor, who proceeds to call the Lor Starcutter out from a rift, bearing much darker colors. The ensuing fight begins as the Lor fires shots from its emblem, uses its wings as boomerangs, uses its oars as homing projectiles, and fires a vortex from its mast. It can also raise its shields and charge directly forward to deal damage.

Once the Lor's health is half-way down, Magolor kicks it into overdrive, and it starts firing giant energy balls at Landia, the color of which determines its attack pattern. The Lor will also launch into the background and fire from there. It will also perform a spinning whirlwind maneuver to try and catch Landia. Once the Lor goes down, Magolor grows frustrated and warps away, prompting Landia to make pursuit and trigger the next cinematic.

Cinematic: Final Battle[edit]

Kirby and friends charging towards Magolor in a cutscene.

As Landia and his crew charge after Magolor, the crowned villain prepares energy orbs which he fires at them. Meta Knight is able to successfully deflect them with his blade. Magolor intensifies his attack, and manages to hit all of them out of the sky, causing the heroes to plummet to a blue bubbling landscape below.

In Extra Mode, the cutscene "Final Battle EX" is used instead, which plays out nearly the same but it also involves an additional scene where Magolor transforms into his EX coloration.

Segment 4: (Boss: Magolor)[edit]

Magolor releasing his considerable magical power in the form of the "Magolor Cannon".

The segment begins in a flat area with numerous flashy spacey effects and a ground made of a bizarre blue smoke. Kirby keeps whatever ability he had prior to defeating Landia in the previous level, but is also presented with the Spear, Spark, Fighter, Water, Whip and Sword abilities on Copy Essences. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Mecha, Sand, and Mix are available as well. Kirby respawns here whenever he loses a life to the boss. To the right, the door to the final boss room floats above the ground.

Upon entering the boss chamber, Magolor appears, creating dark orbs around him that explode in the background in a flashy entrance and the fight begins. Magolor's primary attack is to throw these dark orbs at Kirby in various patterns, which can be deflected, as shown in the cinematic. He can also make spikes pop out of the floor, and jump into the background to fire powerful blasts of energy. As the fight progresses, he will open up a rift to summon Para-Doomers to assist him. All the meanwhile, a portal to Popstar can be seen moving into place in the background.

Once Magolor is down to half health, he jumps into the background and creates a vortex in the middle of the stage in an attempt to suck Kirby into a realm of pure pain. Kirby can avoid this fate if he runs away hard enough. Magolor will also summon a super beam that covers the entire ground in its wake.

Even after losing his initial form, Magolor and the Master Crown continue to fight back in a new ghostly body.

Once his health is almost depleted, Magolor will jump into the background again and summon a star-shaped shield around himself to protect from further attack. He will then summon enemies into the stage to attack Kirby, some of which can provide the various Super Abilities. Magolor will continue to fire orbs from the background, but once he is in the foreground, Kirby has to use that chance to hit him with his super technique to damage the shield. Every two hits, Magolor will create a shock wave to dispel Kirby's ability, and he will have to get a new one. When Magolor only has one shield point left, the last ability to appear will be Ultra Sword. Once Magolor's shield is gone, he will attempt to charge one last move, and Kirby has this chance to make his final strike. However, Magolor will attempt to block this, and the player will need to shake the controller or tap different directions rapidly to ensure the strike goes through. That done, Kirby makes several more strikes, then grows the sword to tremendous size for one final mighty blow, finally defeating Magolor, who bursts and annihilates.

After finally being defeated, the crown atop Magolor's head shatters, and both are banished to parts unknown.

However, the fight is not over yet. The Master Crown's power is such that Magolor is revived into an even larger and more menacing ghostly form (known as Magolor Soul in Extra Mode). Magolor opens up by dispelling Kirby's Ultra Sword, then comes in, juggling various enemies and throwing them at Kirby; the first enemy he tosses out will always correspond to the ability Kirby had to drop for the Super Abilities. His other attacks include the ability to summon spikes from all over the stage, fire dark orbs from any direction, travel through rifts at lightning speed, fire the super beam that he could before, and create a stencil that transforms into a wall of pain on the stage.

Once he is reduced to half health, he jumps into the background, then proceeds to begin using his own versions of the various Super Abilities. He will also fire his super beam into rifts, then cause it to systematically travel all over the stage. Defeating Magolor in this form causes him to disintegrate and return to his normal form. The crown will then shatter into several small fragments, and they and Magolor subsequently vanish in a gentle white mist (it is later revealed that they fell deeper into Another Dimension in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler). This triggers the game's final cinematic, then the credits.

Trivia[edit]

  • One of the Lor's attack patterns, when it flies into the background and fires at Kirby from there, is reminiscent of one of the ways that Zero from Kirby's Dream Land 3 attacks.
  • The way Kirby uses the Ultra Sword to finish off Magolor was incorporated into the way he uses it for his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    • This would later come full circle in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, which has Kirby releasing his characteristic finishing shout when using Ultra Sword in the Super Smash Bros. games when making the last strike on Magolor.
  • In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Kirby is unable to summon Helper Magolor in this level due to Magolor's betrayal occurring in the prior cutscene. He is also unable to make use of any Souvenir Items while riding Landia.

Gallery[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Main stages & Lor & Magolor[edit]

Main stages (Extra Mode) & Lor EX & Magolor[edit]

Magolor[edit]

Magolor EX[edit]

Magolor (second form)[edit]

Magolor Soul[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ザ ラストバトル イン アナザーディメンション
za rasuto batoru in anazā dimenshon
The last battle in another dimension
The Japanese version writes the level name in English as such.
Traditional Chinese 異次元空間之最終決戰
yì cì yuán kōng jiān zhī zuì zhōng jué zhàn
The final decisive battle in another dimension
In the Chinese versions of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the name is written in English as "The last battle in another dimension".
Simplified Chinese 异次元空间之最终决战
yì cì yuán kōng jiān zhī zuì zhōng jué zhàn
Dutch Andere dimensie Another dimension
French Dimension parallèle Parallel dimension
German Eine andere Dimension Another Dimension
Italian Un'altra dimensione Another dimension
Korean 마지막 승부
Majimak Seungbu
Final Battle
In the Korean version of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, the name is written in English as "The last battle in another dimension".
Portuguese Dimensão paralela Parallel dimension
Spanish Dimensión paralela Parallel dimension


Video walkthroughs[edit]

Another Dimension level[edit]

100% walkthrough of Another Dimension and the fight with Lor & Magolor in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
100% walkthrough of Another Dimension in Extra Mode and the fight with Lor EX & Magolor in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
100% walkthrough of Another Dimension in Extra Mode and the fight with Lor EX & Magolor in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Magolor battles[edit]

Magolor / Magolor EX[edit]

Battle against Magolor in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Battle against Magolor EX in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Magolor second form / Magolor Soul[edit]

Battle against Magolor's second form in the main game in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Battle against Magolor Soul in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Battle against Magolor Soul in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.