Bubbly Clouds

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Bubbly Clouds
Bubbly Clouds KDL.png
A portion of the intro cut-scene for Bubbly Clouds in Kirby's Dream Land.
Details
Boss Kracko
Mid-Bosses Kracko Jr.
Theme music


Bubbly Clouds theme


World Order
Float Islands Mt. Dedede
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Bubbly Clouds is the fourth stage of Kirby's Dream Land, and the third stage in Spring Breeze, in Kirby Super Star (Ultra). The area is dominated by cloud-top landscapes, dotted with pillars and other structures. The boss of Bubbly Clouds is Kracko.

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Cutscene[edit]

Kirby falls into a cloud, and disappears from view. Shortly after, the cloud starts churning, then starts raining numerous different copies of Kirby, along with some large stars.

Full Level Synopsis[edit]

The level begins with a long path made of isolated cloud platforms and littered with various enemies, including Shotzos, Scarfies, and parasol-wielding Waddle Dees. Kirby will have to travel to the right by jumping over gaps and dealing with any enemies that get in his way in order to reach the door at the end of a long stone walkway.

The next room is an interior castle hall leading off to the right, guarded by boomerang-wielding foes and lined with spikes in places. From there, it leads outside to a walkway patrolled by different foes. At the end of the walkway is a gap, which Kirby must jump to reach a door on a cloud at the other side.

Kirby floats on by the clouds

From there, Kirby finds another enemy-littered cloud walkway. The path is lumpy and windy, and leads to a fork splitting to the left and right. The left path leads past a small pool into what appears to be a dead end. The right path leads upward past several more enemies, until the next door can be found between two columns.

This door leads to an interior room where Kracko Jr. must be fought. He fights by throwing bullets along the ground while swooping about in a fixed motion. Kracko Jr. can be harmed by swallowing and spitting back the Waddle Doo he creates. Hitting him three times will cause him to burst, leaving behind a Warp Star which takes Kirby for a ride.

After flying into the starry night sky, Kirby appears in the next area from a waterfall hole, and falls into a pool below. To the left is a Mint Leaf, and to the right, the path continues along a wide hall which leads to a large Star Block barricade patrolled by Gordos and holding some snacks. From there, the path narrows into a winding hall, part of which is lined with spikes. A Scarfy guards the door.

The next area is a small courthouse overlooking a starry vista. Up ahead is a Superspicy Curry, which Kirby can use to clear a long hall of Star Blocks. The next door can be found in a small room at the right end of the path.

The next area begins on a small platform hanging over a bottomless pit. The path continues upward into the night sky, past hanging platforms with enemies on them. The door can be found at the top, just under a crescent moon.

Kirby then finds himself in a small interior room, where Kracko Jr. appears and then promptly morphs into Kracko proper. He attacks by shooting a rotating wave of beams, swooping across the stage, and spawning Waddle Doos which can again be used as ammunition. Once hit six times, Kracko explodes, leaving the fourth Sparkling Star for Kirby to collect, and finish the level, leading into Mt. Dedede.

Secret areas[edit]

There is a secret door in the third area that leads to a room with a Mint Leaf on a small platform. The path continues to the right across a large chasm, with pillars holding several recovery items and a 1-Up. The door to the right leads to the next regular room.

There is another secret door, hidden inside the moon above the door leading to Kracko. Entering it leads to a room consisting of a long fall from the night sky, into the clouds, then to a platform at the bottom. Along the way, Kirby can collect three Maxim Tomatoes and two 1-Ups if he is agile enough.

Enemies, Mid-Boss, and Boss[edit]

Sprites (Normal/Extra) Normal Enemy Extra Enemy Sprites (Normal/Extra) Normal Enemy Extra Enemy
KDLBrontBurt.png KDLKoozer.png Bront Burt Koozer KDLScarfy.png Scarfy Xmark.png
KDLDizzy.png KDLBenny.png Dizzy Benny KDLShotzo.png KDLBlatzo.png Shotzo Blatzy
KDLGordo.png Gordo Xmark.png KDLSirKibble.png KDLBoomer.png Sir Kibble Boomer
KDLKookler.png KDLWhiskers.png Kookler Whiskers KDLWaddleDee.png Waddle Dee Xmark.png
KDLParasol.png Parasol Xmark.png KDLWaddleDoo.png Waddle Doo Xmark.png
KDLPuffy.png KDLCawcun.png Puffy Cawcun
Sprite Name
KDLKrackoJr.png Kracko Jr.
Sprite Name
KDLKracko.png Kracko

Map Gallery[edit]

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

Bubbly Clouds
BubblyClouds.png
Intro cut-scene from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Details
Main game Spring Breeze
Mid-boss(es) Bonkers, Kracko Jr.
Boss Kracko
Theme music



Bubbly Clouds theme


Clips of the Bubbly Clouds theme from Kirby Super Star (above) and Kirby Super Star Ultra (below).

Level order
Float Islands Mt. Dedede
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Bubbly Clouds is the third stage of Spring Breeze in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is a largely truncated version of the same level from Kirby's Dream Land and features different enemies and Copy Abilities, though it still preserves a certain lunar secret near the end.

Cut-scene[edit]

The intro cut-scene is slightly different between these games and Kirby's Dream Land. In this version, Kirby starts sneezing while standing atop the clouds, causing stars to fall each time. On the second sneeze, one bops him on the head, causing him to tumble into the cloud. This is similar to the cut-scene for Castle Lololo, which was mostly cut from Spring Breeze.

Enemies, Mid-Bosses, and Boss[edit]

Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability
KSSBladeKnight.png BladeSSU.png Blade Knight Sword KSSShotzo.png ShotzoSSU.png Shotzo N/A
KSSBrontoBurt.png BrontoburtSSU.png Bronto Burt None KSSSimirror.png SimirrorSSU.png Simirror Mirror
KSSCappyCover.png CappySSU.png Cappy None KSSSirKibble.png SirkibbleSSU.png Sir Kibble Cutter
KSSLovely.png LovelySSU.png Lovely N/A KSSTookey.png TookySSU.png Tookey None
KSSParasol.png Parasol Parasol KSSWaddleDee.png DeeSSU.png Waddle Dee None
KSSPoppyBrosJr.png PoppyjrSSU.png Poppy Bros. Jr. None or Bomb KSSWaddleDoo.png DooSSU.png Waddle Doo Beam
KSSRocky.png RockySSU.png Rocky Stone KSSWalky.png WalkySSU.png Walky Mike
Scarfy KSS sprite.png ScarfySSU.png Scarfy Crash (if scanned)
Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability
KSSBonkers.png BonkersSSU.png Bonkers Hammer
KSSKrackoJr.png KrackojrSSU.png Kracko Jr. None
Sprite (KSS) Name Copy Ability
Super Star Kracko Sprite.png Kracko Beam (via Waddle Doos)

Trivia[edit]

  • This was the first level to have a secret doorway hidden in a crescent moon in the background, starting a trope that would recur in many subsequent Kirby games.
  • Bubbly Clouds is far and away the longest level in Kirby's Dream Land, and arguably the most challenging to navigate through.
  • The intro cut-scene for Bubbly Clouds in Spring Breeze is a fusion of the two cut-scenes for the Kirby's Dream Land scenes for Castle Lololo and this level.