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Battle with Friends: Adeleine

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Battle with Friends: Adeleine
Various arrangements of "Battle with Friends: Adeleine".
Debut appearance Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters Deluxe (2014)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Battle with Friends: Adeleine"[conjectural title] is a track that plays during Kirby's battle against Adeleine in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.


"Battle with Friends: Adeleine" is a frantic, 4/4 track that jumps between C major and A minor at 119 BPM. The main melody is first played by a very springy-sounding synth that can be frequently heard throughout this game's music and the music of its predecessor. After two measures, the melody jumps back and forth between the synth and a flute, the latter of which seems to mimic the notes played by the former. This continues for two more measures, with the melody ultimately returning to the synth, just in time for a bell in the last measure to repeat an arpeggio multiple times before the song loops. In the song's second loop, the lead synth is replaced by a trumpet that goes through the exact same notes that the first loop went through. The only difference comes at the end, when the repeating arpeggio is played by a deeper-sounding woodwind. From there, the song repeats from the first loop.

The background instrumentation is rather sparce, only making use of a similarly-springy-sounding bass synth, and light, but constant percussion (a snare and what sound like conga drums).

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Adeleine paints a familiar foe to do battle with Kirby.

In its origin game, "Battle with Friends: Adeleine" plays when Kirby fights Adeleine, who is possessed by Dark Matter, in Pop Star - Stage 2. The song can also be heard in the Sound Test as Track 042.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, "Battle with Friends: Adeleine" reappears after a long absence, being used for the Kirby Fighters pre-fight menus in both the Singleplayer and Multiplayer modes. It can also be heard as Track 043 in the Jukebox.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, "Battle with Friends: Adeleine" got its first arrangement, being used for the pre-fight menus in both the Singleplayer and Multiplayer modes. It was arranged by Hirokazu Ando, and is currently the most recent appearance of the song.

Other appearances[edit]

The song is part of a medley in the Hoshi no Kirby 64 Original Soundtrack, packaged alongside "Battle with Friends: Waddle Dee" and "Battle with Friends: King Dedede". The overall medley is titled "Battle with Friends", and is Track 12.

Names in other languages[edit]

"Battle with Friends"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese なかまたちとのたたかい[1]
Nakamatachi to no tatakai
Battle with Friends