"Crystal Dungeons" is a bit of a goofy track, in a C major key at roughly 170 BPM. Part of its silliness comes from the use of instruments like springy synths and what sounds like a melodica. The melody dips down, only to go back up in the same fashion, repeating the process several times throughout the song's A section. In the B section, the melody is played by a flute, dipping down to a C minor key, only to rise back up to C major rather quickly. A repeat of the A section then plays. Shortly after, the C section is played mostly by two chiptune synths, before having the usual springy synth rejoin them to finish it all off. A brief interlude connecting the ending and beginning plays, and the song starts over.
The data of the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land contains an arrangement of "Crystal Dungeons" which goes unused, featuring retro-style instrumentation. Still in the same key, but a little slower, it is labeled
st_wado02. Interestingly, the final version is instead labeled
st_doukutu (doukutu derives from 洞窟, "cave"), which doesn't imply much of a connection in terms of filenames. "wado" might be a shortening of wadoru di, or "Waddle Dee", but what it means in relation to the song is unclear.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
This theme debuts in this game. It plays throughout most of Cookie Country - Stage 3, and a short section of Onion Ocean - Stage 4. It can be found as Track 12 in the Kirby's Return to Dream Land Sound Test and as Track 13 in the Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Jukebox.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the original version of the theme is reused in three stages: Lollipop Land - Stage 6 EX, Wild World - Stage 7 EX, and Endless Explosions - Stage 7 EX. In all of the listed stages, it only plays in puzzle rooms. It can be found as Track 072 in the Jukebox.
Names in other languages
suishou no danjon
shuǐ jīng mí gōng
shuǐ jīng mí gōng
|Donjons de cristal
|Kavernen aus Kristall
|Caverns made of Crystal
|Caverne di cristallo
|Masmorras de cristal
|Latin American Spanish
|Calabozos de cristal
|Las mazmorras de cristal
|The crystal dungeons