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Bright Spinning Planet

"Bright Spinning Planet":

"Spinning Planet Complete":

Various arrangements of "Bright Spinning Planet".
Debut appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Battle Royale
Super Kirby Clash
Kirby Fighters 2
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Bright Spinning Planet" is a musical theme composed by Hirokazu Ando for Kirby: Planet Robobot's title screen. It also bears a major-key counterpart, titled "Spinning Planet Complete", that plays in late-game areas.


The bright, spinning planet shown on the title screen.

"Bright Spinning Planet" opens on a curious, plucky synth playing three sets of rising notes followed by a descent in a similar manner. Percussion and backing synths slowly join in as the theme gets more comfortable, and it takes on a wary and ominous tone that will eventually be realized fully in "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection". The melody gives way to "Haltmann Works Co. HQ", occasionally interrupted by the opening motif (sometimes inverted). As a title screen piece, the music is very short and loops back to the original motif at the moment the backing synths join in.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, "Bright Spinning Planet" is not only the title screen theme, but its introductory segment holds a motif used in various locations throughout the game. The same motif appears in "Spinning Planet Complete", which plays in the lobby of The True Arena early on, as well as in the sticker collection screen when all 200 are collected. They are found as tracks 001 and 145 respectively in the Jukebox.

As an individual leitmotif, "Bright Spinning Planet" appears in other themes, such as "Patched Plains", "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection", and child theme "Vagrant Keepsake of Oblivion".

"Bright Spinning Planet" in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Theme Sample
"Patched Plains"
"Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection"
"Soul 0 System"
"Memories (I'll Never Forget You)"

Also noteworthy are the three prototype versions of "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection", all three of which include a variant of "Bright Spinning Planet" - the first prototype almost fully encircles it.

Other appearances[edit]

Starting with Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, "Bright Spinning Planet" represents its game of origin in the Past Adventures menu.

In Kirby Star Allies, "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection" appears in "Deus Ex Machina at a Young Age", a medley of the Vagrant song and "VS. Star Dream". The theme opens with the "Bright Spinning Planet" section, completing one full iteration at normal speed before moving into double-time.


  • "Bright Spinning Planet" opens with a motif that sounds much alike that of "Sky Tower" from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Unlike another similar situation in the same game (between "Spinning Jungle" and "VS. Star Dream"), this was never acknowledged, even in Planet Robobot's remix of "Sky Tower", so this is likely another coincidence.

Names in other languages[edit]

Bright Spinning Planet[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 回る光はプラネット
Mawaru hikari wa puranetto
The Spinning Light is a Planet

Spinning Planet Complete[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 回るコンプリートプラネット
mawaru konpurīto puranetto
Spinning Complete Planet