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Boss Battle Theme (theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror)

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Boss Battle Theme
Various arrangements of "Boss Battle Theme".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Last appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Composer(s) Hironobu Inagaki or Atsuyoshi Isemura
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This article is about the boss battle theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, and should not be confused with other similarly named boss battle themes.

"Boss Battle Theme"[1] is a theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror that plays during most boss battles of the game.

Composition[edit]

The boss battle against King Golem.

"Boss Battle Theme" is an agitated theme in C minor and 4/4. It begins with a low and tense dominant-tonic bassline. The melody comes in in a series of descending arpeggios which soon gain many accidentals. Following the harmonic progressions established in the first few seconds, a transitional section alternating between a G and A-flat with short riffs with a rhythmical pattern reminiscent of "Deep Sea Area"'s melody that grow into a secondary motif that peaks at a high C with heavy vibrato. A more intense bassline mirroring the intro continues, and the secondary melody ends in a chromatically descending passage. The track then loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, "Boss Battle Theme" plays during seven of the eight battles for the mirror shards (excepting the battle against Dark Meta Knight), as well as during all phases of Dark Mind's first form.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, "Boss Battle Theme" appears as a part of the medley ダークミラージュ (Dark Mirage) alongside "Last Boss / Second Form". This theme plays during the Morpho Knight battle if Player 1 is Dark Meta Knight. It was arranged by Yuuta Ogasawara.

Other appearances[edit]

The original version of the track is featured as track 26 on Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus and track 22 on the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラストボス / だい1形態けいたい
Rasuto bosu / Dai 1 keitai
Last Boss / First Form


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