- This article is about the boss battle theme from Kirby Super Star, and should not be confused with other similarly named boss battle themes.
"Boss Battle" (also known as "Chief Foe Fight" in the British English version of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse) is the main boss battle theme of Kirby Super Star. A section of this theme is used as part of "Vs. Marx".
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
The song plays in most boss battles in Kirby Super Star. The only bosses not to use this 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, "Arena Showdown" plays instead for all boss battles which originally used the regular boss theme. In the Sound Test, the regular version can be found as Music number 08, while the Computer Virus version is listed as number 38.
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. Whispy's Revenge, Lololo & Lalala's Revenge and Kracko's Revenge also use the regular boss theme as well. The regular and chiptune versions can be found in the Sound Test under the numbers 009 and 043 respectively in the Music section.
Super Smash Bros. series
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 on any Kirby series stage, Battlefield, Big Battlefield, Small Battlefield and Final Destination, like all other Kirby tracks in the game.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
A remix of the theme plays when facing Waddle Dee in the Scope Shot Sub-Game. This version is named VS Waddle Tank in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe''s Jukebox, is arranged by Hirokazu Ando, and can be found as Music number 89 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land's Sound Test.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, due to the absence of the Scope Shot subgame, the theme instead plays in Story Mode if one takes the secret path in the Tower of Mid-Bosses in Nutty Noon - Stage 5. In addition, the "History of Kirby Fighters" arrangement from Kirby Fighters 2 plays in the tower's secret path in Extra Mode.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
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
Once again, the "VS Waddle Tank" version from Kirby's Return to Dream Land returns, serving as the mid-boss theme for the game's extra stages. It can be found as track 068 in the game's Jukebox.
A short remix of this theme serves as the title screen theme for the Kirby Fighters sub-game. It is arranged by the original composer, Jun Ishikawa, and it is simply titled Kirby Fighters in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack. Meanwhile, the original version of this theme is the default track for the Bubbly Clouds Battle Stage. These two tracks can be found as track 042 and 046 in the game's Jukebox, respectively.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
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 "Kirby Fighters" version plays when battling Kracko in Round 5 of Single Player Mode and on the multiplayer room select.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
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 as track number 14.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
A short remix of the theme, in a slow, orchestral manner, similar to the anime version, serves as the title screen theme for the Team Kirby Clash sub-game. It is once again arranged by Jun Ishikawa. It can be played by selecting track 068 in the Jukebox and is simply titled Team Kirby Clash in the Kirby: Planet Robobot Original Soundtrack.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
A remix of the theme, similar to the "Team Kirby Clash" one and mixed with the main theme of this game, plays in the Wireless Quest menu and the cutscenes preceding the Kracko, Whispy Woods, Pyribbit, Taranza and Landia EX Ordeals.
Kirby Star Allies
The "VS Waddle Tank" version from Kirby's Return to Dream Land is reused as the mid-boss theme for Bonkers and Mr. Frosty on difficulty levels 1-5 of The Ultimate Choice. It is found in the Jukebox as track 199.
Kirby Fighters 2
Like in the previous Kirby Fighters games, the original version of the theme is the default track for the Bubbly Clouds stage. A remix of it can be unlocked as the stage's Secret Song, after reaching Fighters Rank 44. This theme is arranged with traditional Japanese instrumentation like the rest of the Secret Songs in the game.
After beating Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, a new menu theme becomes available for the game, named "History of Kirby Fighters". As the name implies, this theme is a medley of the title themes from the first three Kirby Fighters games. This same remix, with an extended intro, is also the Secret Song for the Stage of the Partners.
An orchestral remix of the theme plays in certain episodes in the Japanese version of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime. This version has a slow, march-like composition, and was later included in the Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus album, where it was named 入場行進 (Entrance Procession).
The regular version from Kirby Super Star Ultra is included in the Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe Original Sound Track as track number 5. Like all other tracks in this album, a reverb is applied to the track.
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
bosu to no tatakai
|Battle with a Boss
||Bataille de boss
||Scontro con il boss
||Confrontation with the boss
|Latin American Spanish
||Pelea contra el jefe
||Battle against the boss
||Combate contra el jefe
||Battle against the boss