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Butter Building

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Butter Building

KA Butter Building intro screenshot.png

KNiDL Butter Building opening screenshot.png

A portion of the opening cutscene for Butter Building.
Boss Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
Arena Grand Wheelie (Wheel)
Museum Hi-Jump
Minigame(s) Kirby's Adventure

Quick Draw Lvl. 1
Quick Draw Lvl. 3 (Extra Game)
Egg Catcher Lvl. 1
Egg Catcher Lvl. 3 (Extra Game)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Quick Draw Lvl. 1
Quick Draw Lvl. 3 (Extra Game)
Kirby's Air Grind Lvl. 1
Kirby's Air Grind Lvl. 3 (Extra Game)

Secret Switches Yes (Stage 1 & Stage 6)
Theme music

The main theme of Butter Building, which plays in most stages.

Level order
Ice Cream Island Grape Garden
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This article is about the level in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. For the Battle Stage in the Kirby Fighters games, see Butter Building (Battle Stage).

Butter Building is the third level of Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It is a tower that extends up into the sky. It has seven primary stages, with the last containing the dual boss, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright. This is the first level which contains Big Switches.

Intro cutscene[edit]

Before entering the hub for the first time, a brief cutscene plays adorned in a blue frame with the level's name overhead in the scene. In the skit, Kirby can be seen walking along a platform aside from a handful of towers when a Poppy Bros. Sr. runs in and knocks Kirby aside, causing him to fall and grab the ledge to catch himself. While Kirby is trying to get back up, the Poppy Bros. Sr. returns and tosses a bomb high into the air before disappearing. Once Kirby gets back onto the platform, the bomb falls on his head, leaving the poor puffball only enough time to notice it before it explodes on him. From there, the scene ends.


Butter Building is defined by its verticality. Each stage has Kirby traversing upward in room after room, moving through both the inside and outside of the tower as he ascends. Along the way, he has to contend with carefully organized enemy formations and hazards, with many flying enemies at the exterior sections. Spikes and bottomless pits are common in this level. There are also many more Mid-Boss encounters than before, with Stage 2 being the first in the game to have more than one. Stage 6 features the first dark area in the game, where the little-used Light ability has a chance to shine.

Butter Building is the first full-length level in the game, with seven total stages. For the most part, however, these stages are short, consisting of only a few rooms.


True to the nature of the tower itself, the hub opens up vertically, with each stage door appearing above the previous one. Pressing the Big Switch in Stage 1 unlocks the Arena, where Grand Wheelie can be fought. Clearing Stage 3 grants access to the Museum, which holds the Hi-Jump ability. Clearing Stage 4 grants access to the sub-game Quick Draw. Lastly, pressing the Big Switch in Stage 6 unlocks the second sub-game (Egg Catcher in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Air Grind in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land).

The hub opens up into a tall and thin area representing the tower in its entirety. Naturally, the door to the boss encounter can be found at the very top.


Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Clearing Stage 7 is necessary to move on to Grape Garden. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table.

Stage Mid-Boss(es) Big Switch? Notes
Mr. Tick-Tock Yes
Bugzzy, Grand Wheelie No
No No
Meta-Knights No
Bonkers No
No Yes
No No Kirby fights the boss duo, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright.


  • Despite appearing in the intro cutscene, Poppy Bros. Sr. is not fought in any stages in this level.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Batā Birudingu
Butter Building
Chinese 奶油建筑物
nǎi yóu jiàn zhù wù
Butter Building
Dutch Botertoren Butter tower
French Basilique Dorée (Kirby's Adventure)
Tour de Beurre (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
Golden Basilica
Butter Tower
German Buttermilchturm (Kirby's Adventure)
Buttertürmchen (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
Buttermilk Tower
Butter Tower
"-chen" is used to signal the diminutive form.
Italian Palazzo di burro Butter palace
Korean 버터 빌딩
beoteo bilding
Butter Building
Spanish Edificio de mantequilla Butter building