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Bomb Rally (theme)

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Bomb Rally
Various arrangements of "Bomb Rally".
Debut appearance Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Canvas Curse
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Bomb Rally"[1] is a theme from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land for the Sub-Game with the same name. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]


A non-threatening game of tennis.

"Bomb Rally" is a playful and energetic theme in C minor and 4/4. It is one of many themes to take inspiration from the Mini-Game theme from Kirby's Dream Land 3, as well as "Battle with Friends: King Dedede" (its rhythmical and melodic patterns specifically). This theme is relatively short, consisting of two section: the first is repetitive and tends to seek resolution upwards, and has a high-pitched descending counterpoint. The second follows queue and peaks before rapdily moving down while keeping the rising intonations. A loud conclusive section lands on the dominant, after which the track loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

In its debut appearance, the theme plays during the Bomb Rally Sub-Game.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, "Bomb Rally" plays for the Line Trial game mode.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, a remix of "Bomb Rally" with the same name plays during the eponymous Sub-Game once more. Additionally, the original version of the theme serves as the secret song version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 爆裂ばくれつボンバーラリー
Bakuretsu Bonbā Rarī
Explosive Bomber Rally
Traditional Chinese 爆裂炸彈接力
bào liè zhà dàn jiē lì
Explosive Bomb Relay
Simplified Chinese 爆裂炸弹接力
bào liè zhà dàn jiē lì
Dutch Bomtennis Bomb tennis
French Passe la Bombe Pass the Bomb
German Bomblett Bombe + Omelett
Italian Bomba Pazza Crazy Bomb
Korean 폭렬 봄버 랠리
pogryeol bombeo raelri
Explosive Bomber Rally
Brazilian Portuguese Bomba Quente Hot Bomb
Based on Hot potato, which is "Batata quente" in Portuguese
Latin American Spanish Tenis bomba Bomb Tennis
European Spanish Tenis-bomba Bomb-tennis