Boarding the Halberd

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This article is about one of the musical themes related to the Halberd. For the game where this theme originated, see Revenge of Meta Knight. For the similar theme that plays alongside this one, see Taking Over the Halberd.

Boarding the Halberd
Full track of Boarding the Halberd from the Kirby Super Star soundtrack.
Debut Appearance Kirby Super Star
Last Appearance Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa & Dan Miyakawa
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Boarding the Halberd is a musical track that debuted in Kirby Super Star, playing in Revenge of Meta Knight. It is a fast-paced frenetic theme that has come to be associated with the Halberd in general, and has reappeared in a few notable Kirby titles since its inception, often paired with its sister track, Taking Over the Halberd.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

As mentioned above, this track can be heard in several places in Revenge of Meta Knight, specifically for the stages where Kirby is either attempting to, or has just boarded the Halberd.

This track can also be heard in Milky Way Wishes, on planet Mekkai.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a jazzy version of this track, titled Meta Knight's Revenge, is used as a default theme for the Halberd stage, and can also be heard in sections of The Subspace Emissary. Here, it is directly combined with its sister theme, being the first time the two were fused into a single musical track.

This remix along with the Halberd stage reappear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

This track serves as the theme for the sixth stage, its fast pace being suitable for a harder stage.

Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Like in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this track is fused with its sister track, and remixed in a gentler piano-based instrumentation. It plays on the bonus Halberd stage in Dream Land of Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn.

This remix is reused in Kirby: Planet Robobot, serving as the stage music of Rhythm Route - Stage EX.

Other Appearances

Boarding the Halberd has been performed live in the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, along with its sibling theme. A vocal version called Take off!! is also on the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert Memorial Arrange CD.

It has also been used as a hidden bonus track in the Machine Passage course in Kirby Air Ride.