Challenge Mode

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Challenge Mode
KatRC Challenge Mode menu.png
The first page of the Challenge Mode menu, with the shown stages completed with gold medals.
Details
Type(s) Time Attack
Levels 48
Players 1-4
Appears in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
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This article is about the game mode in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. For the challenge stages in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, see Challenge Stage. For the Sub-Game in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, see New Challenge Stages. For the bonus challenge rooms in Kirby: Canvas Curse, see Rainbow Run.

Challenge Mode is a bonus mode in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse which features a set of 48 mini-stages for Kirby to complete. The menu for this mode is available from the start of the game, but each stage needs to be unlocked individually, with different criteria for each one. Like with the main game, these challenges can be tackled with Kirby alone, or with up to three Waddle Dee helpers controlled by additional players.

Due to the differing unlock criteria for each Challenge Mode stage, these stages are not intended to be played in the order they are numbered (nor is it actually possible to do so). Completing every stage in Challenge Mode is required to unlock the Drawcia Figurine and hence, 100% completion of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Basic gameplay[edit]

The goal of Challenge Mode is to collect Treasure Chests inside rooms with predetermined sets of obstacles and conditions within a 15 second time limit for each room. These rooms are similar to the timed challenge rooms encountered in the main stages of the game. Controls for Kirby and the Waddle Dees are the same as they are in the main game. When progressing between rooms, Kirby and the Waddle Dees are fully healed and the Point Star count is reset to 0. It should be noted that the chests collected in these stages do not actually contain any items.

Challenge Mode is divided into 48 distinct stages. Of these, 41 are One-Minute Challenges and the remaining 7 are Survival Challenges. Each type of challenge can be summarized as follows:

One-Minute Challenges[edit]

One-Minute Challenges are sets of four rooms played in sequence. If Kirby fails to collect the treasure chest in a room, he will automatically be taken to the next one. The medal received for these stages is based on how many chests were collected, as follows:

  • 0 - No medal
  • 1 or 2 - Bronze medal
  • 3 - Silver medal
  • 4 - Gold medal

Survival Challenges[edit]

Survival Challenges are sets of twelve rooms played in sequence. If Kirby fails to collect a treasure chest in time, he is defeated and has to start the whole challenge over again. The medal received for these stages is based on how many chests were collected, as follows:

  • 0-5 - No medal
  • 6-8 - Bronze medal
  • 9-11 - Silver medal
  • 12 - Gold medal

List of challenges[edit]

The following table lists every challenge in Challenge Mode. For more details, click the name to head to a separate page:

Challenge Unlock requirements Type Notes
Collect 1 Gold Medal One-Minute Challenge
Collect 3 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Collect 5 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Defeat Whispy Woods in Green Valley One-Minute Challenge
Collect 3 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Collect 5 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Collect 10 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Complete 6 One-Minute Challenges Survival Challenge
Collect 7 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Collect 12 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Collect 20 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Tank.
Defeat Hooplagoon in Yellow Dunes One-Minute Challenge
Collect 15 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Collect 20 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Collect 30 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Complete 12 One-Minute Challenges Survival Challenge
Collect 25 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Collect 32 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Submarine.
Defeat The Claykken in Indigo Ocean One-Minute Challenge
Defeat Whispy Woods in Blue Sky Palace One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Rocket in one stage.
Collect 40 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Collect 50 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Complete 18 One-Minute Challenges Survival Challenge
Complete 24 One-Minute Challenges Survival Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Tank, Kirby Submarine, and Kirby Rocket.
Collect 36 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Rocket.
Collect 42 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Defeat Hooplagoon in Orange Woodland One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Tank in the first room and the Kirby Submarine in the third.
Defeat The Claykken in Red Volcano One-Minute Challenge
Collect 60 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Tank.
Collect 70 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge
Collect 80 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Rocket in the last room.
Complete 30 One-Minute Challenges Survival Challenge
Collect 48 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Submarine.
Collect 54 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Collect 60 Gold Medals One-Minute Challenge
Defeat Claycia and Dark Crafter in Purple Fortress One-Minute Challenge
Collect 90 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge The last room features two Kirbys.
Collect 103 Treasure chests One-Minute Challenge The last room in this challenge features multiple Kirbys. 103 treasure chests is equivalent to every chest in the Story Mode.
Collect all Secret Diary entries One-Minute Challenge The third room in this challenge features the Kirby Rocket.
Complete 36 One-Minute Challenges Survival Challenge Every room features multiple Kirbys.
Defeat Whispy Woods in Green Valley without taking damage One-Minute Challenge
Defeat Hooplagoon in Yellow Dunes without taking damage One-Minute Challenge
Defeat The Claykken in Indigo Ocean without taking damage One-Minute Challenge
Defeat Whispy Woods in Blue Sky Palace without taking damage One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Rocket in some rooms.
Defeat Hooplagoon in Orange Woodland without taking damage One-Minute Challenge
Defeat The Claykken in Red Volcano without taking damage One-Minute Challenge This challenge features the Kirby Rocket in the last room.
Defeat Claycia and Dark Crafter in Purple Fortress without taking damage One-Minute Challenge The last two rooms in this challenge feature multiple Kirbys.
Collect 68 Gold Medals Survival Challenge The Kirby Tank, Kirby Submarine, and Kirby Rocket are seen in this challenge. At the end, Whispy Woods, The Claykken, and Hooplagoon also make an appearance.
68 Gold Medals is equal to all 21 regular stages in the Story Mode in addition to all 47 other Challenge Mode stages, so essentially, this stage is only unlocked after getting every other Gold Medal in the game.