Boss Battle (theme from Kirby Super Star)

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Boss Battle (theme from Kirby Super Star)
Various arrangements of the "Boss Battle" theme.
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Debut appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Boss Battle"[2] is the main boss battle theme of Kirby Super Star.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

The song plays in most boss battles in Kirby Super Star. The only bosses not to use the theme are King Dedede, Meta Knight, Heart of Nova and Marx, who each have their own unique battle themes. Meanwhile, Computer Virus has its own unique version of the boss battle theme, a chiptune-like arrangement of it. The theme also plays when battling the Mid-Bosses at the end of Candy Mountain in Dyna Blade. In The Arena, all boss battles with this theme instead play "Arena Showdown" (except for Computer Virus).

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, the same bosses use the boss theme like in the original, with the exception of Dyna Blade, Wham Bam Rock and Heavy Lobster who get their own unique battle themes instead. The new revenge bosses use the regular boss theme as well.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The theme is one of the many boss themes incorporated into the "Boss Theme Medley" of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The medley is one of the default tracks of the Halberd stage, and is arranged by Kentaro Ishizaka.

The track returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In the latter, it can be played in any Kirby series stage, like all other Kirby tracks in the game.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

A remix of the theme plays when facing Waddle Dee in the Scope Shot Sub-Game. This version is named VS. ワドタンク (VS. Waddle Tank) in Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, and is arranged by Hirokazu Ando[3].

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

The "VS. Waddle Tank" version from Kirby's Return to Dream Land is one of the two songs that can play in the Fighter Combat Chamber in the New Challenge Stages mode.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Once again, the "VS. Waddle Tank" version from Kirby's Return to Dream Land returns, serving as the mid-boss theme of the game's extra stages.

A short remix of the theme serves as the title screen theme for the Kirby Fighters sub-game. It is arranged by the original composer, Jun Ishikawa. Meanwhile, the original version of the theme is the default track for the Bubbly Clouds Battle Stage.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

Much like the original Kirby Fighters sub-game, the original version of the theme is used for the Bubbly Clouds Battle Stage. In addition, the title screen theme of the original sub-game plays when battling Kracko in Round 5 of Single Player Mode.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

A remix of this theme can be unlocked by collecting one of the Treasure Chests found in the Kirby Submarine's Torpedo Time stage, to then be played in the game's Music Room.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

A short remix of the theme serves as the title screen theme for the Team Kirby Clash sub-game. It is once again arranged by Jun Ishikawa.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[edit]

A remix of the theme plays in the Wireless Quest menu and the cutscenes preceding all Ordeals (except for The Final Battle).

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The "VS. Waddle Tank" version from Kirby's Return to Dream Land is reused as one of the mid-boss themes in The Ultimate Choice.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Like in the previous Kirby Fighters games, the original version of the theme is the default track for the Bubbly Clouds stage. A new remix of it can be unlocked as the stage's Secret Song, after reaching Fighters Rank 44.

After beating Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, a new menu theme becomes available for the game; said theme is a medley, with the first song being the title theme for the original Kirby Fighters sub-game. This theme is also the Secret Song of the Stage of the Partners.

Other appearances[edit]

An orchestral remix of the theme plays in certain episodes of the Hoshi no Kābī anime. This version was later included in the Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus album, where it was named 入場行進 (Entrance Procession).

The "Electro Kirby" Bonus Track from the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack features a short remix of the tune in the background at parts 1:57–2:04 and 2:24–2:32.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボスとの戦い[4]
Bosutonotatakai
Battle with a Boss


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