- "INTERNAL STRUGGLE" redirects here. For information about a very similarly named theme called "Inner Struggle", see "VS. Meta Knight".
"C-R-O-W-N-E-D" (also parsed "CROWNED") is a musical piece composed by Hirokazu Ando and serves as the battle theme of Magolor's second form, the final boss in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and of Magolor Soul, the final boss of that game's Extra Mode.
"C-R-O-W-N-E-D" is an orchestral track composed of three sections.
- Section 1: main theme with elements of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler"
- Section 2: main theme in a higher key
- Section 3: "Green Greens" and "Kirby's Triumphant Return"
The title "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" consists of the seven first letters of the levels in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, indicating how Magolor has crowned himself with the Master Crown:
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the original version of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" is used in the boss battle with:
- Magolor's second boss form in Story Mode and The Arena;
- Magolor Soul in Extra Mode and The True Arena.
"C-R-O-W-N-E-D" can be found as Track 105 in the game's Jukebox. It's also included as Track 41 in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" also sees use during the battles with Magolor's second form in Story Mode and The Arena, along with Magolor Soul in Extra Mode (track 127 in the Jukebox). This arrangement has discernible changes in sound mixing compared to the Wii version's track. In addition, a partial arrangement titled "INTERNAL STRUGGLE" plays in the rest area preceding Magolor Soul's battle in the True Arena (track 196 in the Jukebox), with the Star Allies arrangement "Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD" used during the actual fight. While at first the song is identical to the Kirby Star Allies version, during the battle's second phase, an added choir plus what sounds like Magolor's cries for help get mixed into the track. A variation of the theme that fades the second phase version in after one complete loop can be listened to in the Jukebox as track 197.
Five additional partial or full arrangements of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" appear in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe:
- The title screen theme for Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler, "Judgment of the Malus Pumila", incorporates elements of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D". It can be found as track 169 in the Jukebox.
- The Magolor Epilogue's final boss battle music, "Mistilteinn, Tree Crown without a Ruler", is a medley incorporating "C-R-O-W-N-E-D". It can be found as track 184 in the Jukebox.
- The Magolor Epilogue's staff credits theme, "Crossing into the Parallel with You", features an arrangement of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" as part of another medley. It can be found as track 186 in the Jukebox.
- The Magolor Epilogue's Extra Stage features the first version of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe. It can be found as track 188 in the Jukebox.
- A jingle called "Deluxe Master!" plays upon clearing Merry Magoland, the Epilogue, or the True Arena. This is an arrangement of the late first portion of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", which itself is an arrangement of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler". It can be found as track 199 in the Jukebox.
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
In the Sub-Game standalone spin-off Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" is remixed twice to serve as the Bonus Level music.
- The first remix is titled "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" on normal difficulty, featuring melodica.
- The second remix is titled "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" ("CROWNED: Ver.2" in the Japanese and Korean versions and in the English versions of some later games) on secret difficulty, featuring electronic music.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
A remix of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" can be unlocked by collecting one of the Treasure Chests found in the Wonder Space stage, to then be played in the game's Music Room. It features a predominant electric guitar and electronic instruments.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
"C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" (titled "CROWNED: Ver.2" on the official soundtrack) from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe is reused in Access Ark - Stage 8 EX.
Kirby Star Allies
During Morpho Knight's boss battle in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and Soul Melter (EX) of The Ultimate Choice, if 1P is Magolor, Morpho Knight's theme will be replaced by a medley of multiple themes from Kirby's Return to Dream Land related to Magolor, and "CROWNED" is among them. The track title on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack is 覇王戴冠 ～OVERLORD～(Supreme Ruler’s Coronation ~OVERLORD~) which is translated as Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
This medley is also arranged by Hirokazu Ando. It can be found as Track 181 in the Star Allies Jukebox as of Version 4.0.0.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Both the original version of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" (here titled "CROWNED") from Kirby's Return to Dream Land and "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" (here titled "CROWNED: Ver.2") from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe are playable music tracks in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
In the Kirby Wii Music Selection CD, the bonus track ボーナストラック：サイゴノタタカイ (Bonus Track: Last Battle) is a medley of themes related to the final battle against Magolor, and "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" is featured at the end of it.
In The Sound of Kirby Café, 王様と魔女のランデヴー／カービィシリーズ番外編メドレー (Rendezvous of the King and the Witches / Kirby Series Extra Game Medley) features "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe at its beginning.
In the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" is featured in the Kirby's Return to Dream Land Medley.
The theme was performed live at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival as part of the Kirby Finale Battle Fest medley, along with "Final Boss" from Kirby's Adventure, "Vs. Marx", "0² Battle", "Fatal Blooms in Moonlight", and "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection".
The "Deluxe Master!" version from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe plays as the jingle for coming in 1st place on the Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe theme in Tetris 99.
Names in other languages
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Archive of a Miiverse post mentioning that "Moonstruck Blossom" and "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" were composed by the same person.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Jukebox
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Music Room
- ↑ https://kirbydevpostarchive.tumblr.com/post/167167475201/hal-laboratory-%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B7%E3%83%80hallaboratory-08222014-700
- Music in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- Music in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
- Music in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
- Music in Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Music in Kirby Star Allies
- Music in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
- Music in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Music in Kirby Café
- Music from Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert
- Music from Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival