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Coo's Theme

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Coo's Theme
30 seconds of "Coo's Theme" from various Kirby media.
Debut appearance Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Kirby Fighters)
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Composer(s) Tadashi Ikegami[1]
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"Coo's Theme"[2] is the musical piece associated with Coo which plays whenever Kirby is riding on him through normal stages in Kirby's Dream Land 2. It was composed by Tadashi Ikegami.[1]


Coo carrying Kirby through the skies of Big Forest.

"Coo's Theme" is characterized by fast percussion paired with a steady main melody containing several long-held notes. The song can be said to bear a more "serious" tone than either Rick's Theme" or "Kine's Theme". The song itself is fairly quick, and runs in a 4/4 time signature with two main verses of equal length and an introductory non-looping verse which is half the length of one of the main verses.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

"Coo's Theme" first appeared in this game, along with the character it is named for. The song plays whenever Kirby is paired with Coo while in a standard stage, and overrides the stage's main theme. The song does not play in boss stages, Bonus Chances, or level hubs.

Kirby Fighters series[edit]

"Coo's Theme" is heard in the Coo's Forest Battle Stage in Kirby Fighters, Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2, in a paired medley with "Rick's Theme". This version is titled "Four-Way Fight in Coo's Forest" in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack, and arranged by Hirokazu Ando.[3] In Kirby Fighters 2, a rearrangement of this medley can be unlocked as the stage's secret song when Fighters Rank 76 is obtained.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

A slow and calm remix of "Coo's Theme" plays in the Deploy the Kirby Tank! stage in Yellow Dunes, when Kirby doesn't have the Kirby Tank transformation. This version is named "Crossing the Sands".

A different remix of the theme can be unlocked by collecting one of the Treasure Chests found in the Gondola Ride stage, to then be played in the Music Room. It features a longer intro, and the main melody is played two times, each one with different instrumentation.

Other appearances[edit]

"Coo's Theme" can be heard at the end of the track "Kirby's Dream Land 2 Animal Friends Medley" from the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert. It is once again paired with "Rick's Theme" and "Kine's Theme". Notably, this version of the song is characterized by its loudness, focusing primarily on high strings, and has a new ending verse to cap off the track. The medley is arranged by Shogo Sakai.

A short remix of this theme was featured in Kirby Pupupu Train, and it is included on the Kirby Pupupu Train Eki-melo Collection under the name ビッグフォレスト駅 (Big Forest Station).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クーのテーマ[2]
Kū no tēma
Coo's Theme
French Thème de Coo[4] Coo's Theme
German Coos Thema[4] Coo's Theme
Italian Tema di Coo[4] Coo's Theme
Spanish Tema de Coo[4] Coo's Theme