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This article is about the rooms found in Kirby's Adventure and its remake. For the sub-game in Kirby Super Star, its remake, and subsequent titles, see The Arena.
Quote1.png Battle for Maxim Tomatoes and copy abilities! Quote2.png
— in-game explanation from Nightmare in Dream Land
Ice Cream Island's Arena in Kirby's Adventure (top) and Nightmare in Dream Land (bottom).

An Arena is a type of room in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Nightmare in Dream Land, in which Kirby can challenge a Mid-Boss for a Maxim Tomato and his opponent's Copy Ability. It resembles a real life Roman arena or amphitheater, a single screen in size and filled with spectators. Like Sub-Games, Arenas are entered through a door in the level hub, which may have to be unlocked by discovering and pressing a switch in hidden inside a certain stage. Arena doors are indicated by two crossed axes above the door.

Each level of the game, with the exception of Vegetable Valley, Rainbow Resort and The Fountain of Dreams, contains a single Arena, each individual one having one particular Mid-Boss connected to it, which is fought every time Kirby enters the respective Arena. Apart from Poppy Bros. Sr., Mr. Tick-Tock and Phan-Phan, which cannot be fought in Arenas, every Mid-Boss in the game is associated with one specific level's Arena. Losing a battle subtracts one of Kirby's lives, whereas achieving victory causes a Maxim Tomato to drop from the sky and enables the pink hero to inhale and swallow his defeated adversary to obtain its power.

Copy Abilities and Mid-Bosses[edit]

The following Copy Abilities can be obtained from Arena Mid-Bosses.

Level Copy Ability Obtained from
Ice Cream Island Freeze Mr. Frosty
Butter Building Wheel Grand Wheelie
Grape Garden Backdrop Bugzzy
Yogurt Yard Hammer Bonkers
Orange Ocean Burning Fire Lion