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Bring On the Super Ability

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Bring On the Super Ability
Various arrangements of "Bring On the Super Ability".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Super Kirby Clash
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Bring On the Super Ability" (also written as "Bring on the Super Ability") is the musical piece that plays whenever Kirby gains a Super Ability in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. The theme was composed by Hirokazu Ando.

Composition[edit]

Kirby obtains a Super Ability.

"Bring On the Super Ability" is a theme in 3/4 time and is in the key of C minor. Its melody features a repeated motif of three ascending notes played twice, followed by a descending triad (for example, the repeated ascending notes C-D-Eb-C-D-Eb, then G, then a descending triad of F-D-Bb). It appears to have orchestrated instrumentation. This theme seems to appear as a popular motif in this game, an example of this being the latter half of "Sky Tower". The theme also appears to use snippets of "Green Greens" at around 0:25 and 0:36.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

When Kirby gains a Super Ability, the music changes to this piece until he loses the ability, regardless of the cause. The only places where this music does not play under these circumstances are the remake-exclusive HAL Room in Dangerous Dinner - Stage 2 and the boss battles with Magolor, his second form and Magolor Soul.

An alternate version, named "Ultra-Super Boss Battle", plays in the Super Ability portion of the Grand Doomer fight, as well as in the Ultra Sword segment of Dangerous Dinner - Stage 3. This version is higher pitched (performed in E minor as opposed to C minor) and sounds more intense than the original, containing additional instruments, such as rock guitars.

The theme is incorporated in the beginning of the tracks for the "Final Battle" and "Final Battle EX" cutscenes, albeit with modifications near the end.

In Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, part of the theme is arranged for the intro of "Settling a Score - Atone for One's Misdeeds!".

Finally, also exclusively in the remake, the "Ultra-Super Boss Battle" remix from Kirby's Dream Buffet is part of the "Secret Area: HAL Room (Kirby's Dream Buffet 2)" medley that plays in the HAL Room of Magolor Epilogue.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

The "Ultra-Super Boss Battle" remix has a chance to play in Magolor Race 3 and Magolor Race EX of the New Challenge Stages mode. In addition, when selecting Kirby's Return to Dream Land in Kirby's History, the original version of the theme plays.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The original version of the theme is reused in Extra Planet δ in Kirby Star Allies.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

A percussion-heavy remix of the "Ultra-Super Boss Battle" theme plays in the Super-rank Party Quests against Flame Galboros, Venom Kracko, Electric Dragon, Miasmoros and Pyribbit EX.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

A remix of the theme, based on its "Ultra-Super Boss Battle" arrangement, can play as a theme for Battle Royales and is available at the start. This version of the theme utilizes various percussion instruments (like the triangle and xylophone). It was arranged by Yuki Shimooka.

Other appearances[edit]

Both "Bring On the Super Ability" and "Ultra-Super Boss Battle" were included in the Kirby Wii Music Selection. In addition, the bonus track ボーナストラック:空の夢と、虹の泉で (Bonus Track: Dreaming of Skies at the Fountain of Rainbows) includes a lower-pitched arrangement of the theme.

"Bring On the Super Ability" was also included in the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack, written as "Bring on the Super Ability".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 必殺ひっさつ!スーパー能力のうりょく
hissatsu! sūpā nōryoku
Deadly! Super Ability
Traditional Chinese 必殺!超級能力
bì shā! chāo jí néng lì
Deadly! Super Ability
Simplified Chinese 必杀!超级能力
bì shā! chāo jí néng lì
Dutch Superkracht in actie Super power in action
Canadian French Un super pouvoir qui décoiffe! A super power that takes your breath away!
European French Un super pouvoir qui décoiffe ! A super power that takes your breath away!
German Zeit für die Super-Power! Time for the Super-Power!
Italian Super abilità in azione! Super ability in action!
Korean 필살! 슈퍼 능력
pilsal! syupeo neunglyeog
Deadly! Super Ability
Portuguese Super-habilidades em ação! Super abilities in action!
Spanish ¡Marchando las superhabilidades! Bring out the super abilities!


References

  1. Kirby Star Allies Jukebox