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- This article is about the boss battle theme from Kirby Dream Land 3, and should not be confused with other similarly named boss battle themes.
"Boss" refers to the main boss battle theme of Kirby's Dream Land 3 that plays at the end of the game's first four regular levels when fighting a boss. Like every other theme in said game, it was composed by Jun Ishikawa.
The composition of this 24-second-long theme is vastly similar to other distinct boss themes like "Mid-Boss Battle" from Kirby's Adventure, "Boss" from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and "Boss Battle" from Kirby: Squeak Squad. The melody of the theme mainly features trumpets and pan pipes playing quick successives notes in ascending minor triads, contrast to its second half where said instruments concoct a rapid, descending note progression, culminating in a string section playing a slow E minor 7th with a flanger effect.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
In its debut appearance, the theme plays during the final stages of the first four levels, being the boss battles against Whispy Woods, Acro, Pon & Con, and Ado.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, the original version of the theme plays in Stages 1-4 and 2-4 of Kirby 3D Rumble.