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Boss (theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)

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Boss (theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)
Various arrangements of the "Boss" theme.
Debut appearance Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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This article is about the boss battle theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and should not be confused with other similarly named boss battle themes.

"Boss"[Japanese title] is the main boss battle theme of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

The song plays in most boss battles in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. The two exceptions are Miracle Matter, that has a track inspired by the boss theme but is mostly unique, titled "Miracle Matter", and , that uses the unique theme 0² Battle. The theme can be found as track 19 in the game's Sound Check.

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

Both of Yin-Yarn's battle themes are remixes of the theme, with the theme for Mega Yin-Yarn being a much faster version of the one for Yin-Yarn's first battle. The first theme is named "Yin-Yarn" in the game's Tunes, and is listed there as track 51, while the other has no official name.

Unlike the other classic covers in this game, neither of these versions are acoustic; instead, they sound similar to how music is typically rendered in other Kirby games. This was done on purpose by composer Jun Ishikawa, as he wanted to surprise players in the final battle.[1]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In the Sub-Game Kirby 3D Rumble, the theme receives a fairly faithful rearrangement that plays in stage 3-5, during the battles against the first two Mashers. This remix is named "VS. Mini Masher" in Kirby: Planet Robobot Original Soundtrack, and is arranged by the original composer, Jun Ishikawa. It can be found as track 65 in the game's Jukebox.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

The theme is remixed as the boss battle theme of Duo Edge in Kirby Fighters 2. Like many remixes in the game, it has an ancient-Japanese style with an electronic spin, but it also incorporates some synths similar to the original version of the track. It's also slightly slower than the original.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボス[2]