C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe)

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Dedede prepares to hop over a giant prickly pencil in C-R-O-W-N-E-D.
Host game Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Time limit 2:00 (3:00 EX)
Silver score 35000 (unclear, somewhere below 72000 EX)
Gold score 39000 (75500 EX)
Platinum score (unclear, somewhere around 47000, somewhere below 86000 EX)
Theme music

C-R-O-W-N-E-D (reprise)

Clips of the music that plays in C-R-O-W-N-E-D, with the upper being the main game version, and the lower being the secret reprise version.

Stage Progression
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This article is about the stage in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe. For the music that plays in this stage, see CROWNED.
Quote1.png The theme from the final boss battle of Kirby's Return to Dream Land! This super-difficult level has prickly pencils poking all over the place! Quote2.png
— In-game caption for C-R-O-W-N-E-D from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

C-R-O-W-N-E-D is the final stage in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, unlocked when all the previous stages are completed. It is a frantic-tempo stage set to a rearrangement of C-R-O-W-N-E-D which features giant prickly pencils as hazards.


This stage spans a total of 78 drums from beginning to end. The stage's frantic pace is difficult enough on its own, but it is also packed with all manner of coins to collect and obstacles to contend with. Most notable of these are the giant prickly pencils that shoot in from the top and bottom to make large barriers that Dedede has to jump over or under. Further in, other types of drums come into play, including breakable drums and propeller drums. Toward the end, a field of coins spelling out "D D D" appear just before the last set of jumps to the goal drum.


The following enemies can be found in C-R-O-W-N-E-D:


Secret version[edit]

Quote1.png The REAL final level, in all its frantic, tricky glory. Set your sights on that goal drum, and dash for the finish! Quote2.png
— In-game caption for the secret version of C-R-O-W-N-E-D from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

The secret version of this level is formally known as C-R-O-W-N-E-D (reprise), and contains a total of 129 drums, making it by far the longest stage in the game. As might be expected for the final stage, the obstacles here are very formidable, and many of the drums that King Dedede needs to bounce on are small and fragile. Obstacles include a multitude of prickly pencils, Gordos, spikeflip drums, propeller drums, and winged drums that fly in and out of the background, among others. Partway through the stage, a long blindfold banner also appears, but this time, it's carried by Magolor, the architect of these stages. The main difficulty of this last stage comes from its sheer length, along with its speed and prevalence of hazards. If King Dedede can overcome these, however, he will be greeted with a set of coins that spell the word "HAL" before reaching the goal drum at the end.


The following enemies can be found in the secret version of C-R-O-W-N-E-D:



  • A keychain depicting Kirby's sprite from Kirby's Adventure can be found right after the "D D D" coins in the lower screen.
    • In the secret version of this stage, a keychain representing Magolor can be found in the upper screen shortly after Magolor himself appears with the blindfold banner.
  • This is the only stage in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe which has a different time limit between the normal and secret versions. It is also the only stage in the game where the music composition changes between the versions.
  • The secret version of this stage is designed such that the optimal route intended by the developers will result in a clear time of 1:11 and a total score of 86,555. 1/11, January 11th, is the day that Kirby: Triple Deluxe was released in Japan, and "86,555" can be read in Japanese as "HAL go go go". By deviating from the intended route, it is possible, though difficult, to clear the stage with a higher score of 86,645.[1]