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Cave Stage

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Cave Stage
Various arrangements of the "Cave Stage" theme.
Debut appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Last appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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This article is about the music track. For the stage itself, see Cocoa Cave.

"Cave Stage"[Japanese title] is the theme that first played in the Cocoa Cave stage in Kirby Super Star. It was initially composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1] The theme has had a number of rearrangements, but not as many as other more notable tracks throughout the Kirby series.

Game appearances[edit]

The slide in Cocoa Cave.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

"Cave Stage" made its first appearance in Kirby Super Star, and naturally reappears in the remake Kirby Super Star Ultra. It first appears in the Cocoa Cave stage in Dyna Blade. The theme also plays in the Planet Cavius stage in Milky Way Wishes.

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, there are actually two distinct versions of "Cave Stage". The first is the version titled "Stadium: Target Flight", which is an orchestral rearrangement of the song which plays in the Target Flight Stadium mode in City Trial. The song is largely faithful to the original, but features an extra bit of melody at the end before looping.

The second track is a techno-based version of the song which plays in the Metal course in Top Ride. This version is simply titled "Top Ride: Metal", and is arranged by Jun Ishikawa.[2]

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

A slow paced remix of "Cave Stage" plays in Rift Ruin.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

A remix of "Cave Stage" plays in some parts of the Gondola Ride stage in Orange Woodland. This version is titled "Grievous Gondola Ride".

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

The "Metal" remix from Kirby Air Ride is reused in Patched Plains - Stage 6 EX.

Other appearances[edit]

The original version of "Cave Stage" was included in the compilation album The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks.

The theme is featured in the episode Born to Be Mild - Part II in the Japanese version of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. It is titled 爆走!デデデス・レース ("Burn Rubber! Dedede's Race") on the album Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus.

Track 43 from the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack titled "Electro Kirby" features a remix of the theme in the background at part 0:39-0:56.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 洞窟ステージ
Dōkutsu Sutēji
Cave Stage


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks; while no specific credits are given, only Jun Ishikawa out of the two Kirby Super Star composers is credited for the tracks in the album.
  2. Kirby: Planet Robobot Jukebox