Dark Castle

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Dark Castle
Dark Castle DL2.jpg
Kirby and his three animal friends in the intro cut-scene.
Level Nr. 7
Stages 8
Rainbow Drop Location Stage 7
Boss King Dedede, Dark Matter (if Rainbow Sword is attained)
Level Progression
Cloudy Park Last Level
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Dark Castle is the seventh and final level in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and belongs to the Rainbow Islands. As the name implies, the level is set primarily in the interior regions of a castle swarming with enemies. The boss of this level is King Dedede. If Kirby managed to collect all the Rainbow Drops up to this point, he will also battle Dark Matter after defeating Dedede.


Kirby and all three of his friends overlook the castle in the distance. From there, after some 'discussion', Kirby mounts Rick and nudges Kine, then they all move off, with Kine lagging behind.


Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Defeating King Dedede and collecting every Rainbow Drop is necessary to move on to the final battle with Dark Matter. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table.

Stage Mid-Bosses Notes
Stage 1 Efreeti
Stage 2 Master Green
Stage 3 Mr. Frosty
Stage 4 Waiu
Stage 5 Blocky
Stage 6 Captain Stitch
Stage 7 Jumper Shoot The Rainbow Drop is located in this stage.
Boss Stage - King Dedede N/A Defeating King Dedede either initiates the False Ending or leads into the fight with Dark Matter.

Boss: King Dedede

Dedede is a bad sport who sleeps during his fight.

The stage begins with a climb up a silent tower. At the bottom, an Energy Drink can be found in a pool of water. The door to the boss's chamber can be found above.

At the top, Kirby must contend with King Dedede, who appears to be sleepwalking (and sleep-fighting). His attacks are mild when he's asleep, but he may occasionally wake and go berserk.

When Dedede is defeated, he staggers to the middle of the arena and falls over. At that point, if Kirby collected all of the Rainbow Drops, Dark Matter will emerge from Dedede's body, and Kirby will form the drops into the Rainbow Sword. Once the sword is formed, Kirby will grab onto it, and be whisked into the sky after the true foe.

Final Boss: Dark Matter

Kirby engages in a sword duel with Dark Matter in the first phase.
Kirby whacks the pellets back at the true Dark Matter in the second phase.

Once in the air, Kirby and Dark Matter begin their fight. Dark Matter fights in two phases - one as his swordsman form, and the second in his true eyeball form. Each form has a separate life-bar, and if Kirby fails at any point, both will have to be fought again.

Dark Matter attacks by charging, tossing orbs, and shooting lasers and bolts of lightning. Kirby can swipe at him directly using the sword, or can knock the orbs back at him to deal more damage. However, in Dark Matter's second phase, both combatants are falling from the sky, so the player doesn't have much time to react as Kirby fights Dark Matter. Should Kirby take too long to defeat Dark Matter, he will burn up in Popstar's atmosphere.

Once both forms are defeated, the level, and subsequently the game, is complete.


The Rainbow Islands
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