Dedede's Cake Royale

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Cake Royale Menu.jpg
Cake Royale illustration from the main menu.
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Type(s) Story Mode - Solo
Levels 5
Players 1
Appears in Kirby: Battle Royale
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Dedede's Cake Royale (also called The Cake Royale and Dedede Grand Prix) is the main story mode of Kirby: Battle Royale. It is played solo, and features Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee competing for a prize cake, in a tournament set up by King Dedede.

Plot Synopsis

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The following may reveal important information about the game's storyline. If you do not wish to read it, skip ahead to the next heading.

When the player boots up the game for the first time, it begins with the introduction cut-scene and first moments of the story mode, before leading into the main menu.

The opening cut-scene as a flyer for the tournament lands on Kirby's face.

The story begins, as many do, with Kirby sleeping under a tree in a grassy field. A loose piece of paper comes tumbling down from the sky, and lands on Kirby's face, stirring him. He has a look at the paper, and becomes quite excited, readying his sword and running off. At this point, the player sees what was on the paper, revealing itself to be a promotional flyer for a tournament, where the reward is a gigantic cake. As Kirby makes his way toward the sight of the tournament, he runs into Bandana Waddle Dee, who has collapsed on the ground. Bandana Dee had also been traveling to the arena for the cake, but had 'walked all night', and was exhausted. Kirby helps Bandana Dee by carrying him through the forest, until they run into a dead end, where they both get ambushed by Bronto Burts. After these pests, a blue clone of Kirby appears from the bush, and attacks without warning. After defeating this mysterious foe, a Warp Star appears from the sky to carry Kirby and Bandana Dee the rest of the way to the arena. Once they arrive at the entrance, Bandana Dee regains his energy, and they both walk to the gate, guarded by a Soldier Waddle Dee. The guard challenges Kirby to a game of Apple Scramble in order to qualify for entrance. With this first trial cleared, Kirby and Bandana Dee are permitted entry to the arena proper, and a cut-scene is displayed to the player showing the sorts of games that lay ahead. This marks the end of the intro.

A Waddle Dee creates another Kirby copy for his king.

The story proper begins as Kirby and Waddle Dee arrive in the arena, where King Dedede shows them his newest contraption - the Kirby Printer. It is capable of creating copies of Kirby, pre-equipped with a Copy Ability, using only crank power. Dedede's plan is thus to pit Kirby against these clones in various games, confident that they will beat each-other senseless over the cake. Meanwhile, Meta Knight looks on from atop a tower, content to observe for the moment. As Kirby advances through the leagues, King Dedede becomes increasingly frustrated, as he had intended for Kirby to lose the games and look a fool. He uses the Kirby Printer to print Kirbys with ever more elaborate abilities in an attempt to stop his pink rival from winning more games. As Kirby and Bandana Dee enter the Gold League, Meta Knight reveals himself, making it known that he is also competing in the games, and intends to challenge Kirby, noting that the clones are not up to snuff. After Kirby defeats Meta Knight in the Platinum League Qualifiers, King Dedede loses the rest of his patience, and storms out of the throne room, intent on dealing with Kirby himself.

King Dedede prepares his final weapon to deal with Kirby.

At the Championship Match, Dedede reveals himself as Kirby's last opponent. Kirby and Bandana Dee face off against him in four rounds, but when he's beaten he stubbornly refuses to admit defeat. He forces Kirby to fight him and two of his guards alone, in a 1v3 match. Kirby manages to beat him again, prompting Dedede to retreat into his throne room, as Kirby makes chase. There, he rides an elevator up to a large chamber, where King Dedede has prepared a giant robot, the Dededestroyer Z, complete with the Kirby Printer as its base. Kirby has to battle this robot, along with the Kirbys it produces, though he gains some aid from Bandana Dee, who tosses him a cannon to fire at the robot with. With the Dededestroyer Z reduced to scrap, King Dedede is finally defeated, and the Kirby Printer is destroyed, causing all the Kirby clones it produced to vanish. A crowd gathers to cheer the heroes as the cake is brought in for them to enjoy.

Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee enjoy their hard-earned cake.

Gameplay Overview

The intro plays before the main menu can be accessed for the first time, it teaches the player the basics of gameplay, pits Kirby against a few minor foes and a clone of himself, then introduces the first game in Apple Scramble. This much of the story mode is all that is available to the player if only the demo is available. The rest of the story mode is accessible from the main menu, once the full game is purchased.

The main story mode involves five distinct leagues, or levels of difficulty. These are 'Beginner's', 'Bronze', 'Silver', 'Gold' and 'Platinum'. Kirby is placed in the Beginner's League to start with, and has to win enough games in that league to progress to the next one. Kirby cannot win points from the same battle more than once, so he will have to play in several different matches to advance. Whenever Kirby is in need of a teammate in a particular battle, Bandana Waddle Dee will fill that role. At first, Kirby will only be able to use the Sword ability, but other abilities will be unlocked as the game progresses.

The following is an overview of each league, and the games within:

Beginner's League

100 League Points (LP) are necessary to qualify for Bronze League. The games are as follows:

Game Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities Rounds Reward Notes
Battle Arena Compete in the Battle Arena None. Solo the player's choice 1 (Battle Coliseum) 10 LP
Apple Scramble Battle in Apple Scramble Win one game. Team the player's choice 1 (Starter Forest) 10 LP
Coin Clash Fight in a Coin Clash Win one game. Solo the player's choice 1 (Central Room) 20 LP
Battle Arena Team Up for Battle Win one game. Team the player's choice 1 (Battle Coliseum) 15 LP
Apple Scramble Cannons in the Orchard Reach first bonus. Team the player's choice 1 (Double-Cross Forest) 15 LP
Coin Clash Charge-Attack the Jackpots Reach first bonus. Solo the player's choice 1 (Party Room) 20 LP
Battle Arena The Beetle Lunges Reach second bonus. Team Beetle only 1 (Battle Coliseum) 20 LP
Apple Scramble Tough Beetle Battle Reach second bonus. Team the player's choice 1 (Double-Cross Forest) 25 LP
Battle Arena Battle into a New League Obtain 100 LP - Qualifier Battle Team the player's choice 1 (Deluxe Coliseum) Enter Bronze League This battle takes place against two Soldier Waddle Dees, carrying Spears.

There are two unlockable bonuses in this league:

Bronze League

150 League Points (LP) are necessary to qualify for Silver League. The games are as follows:

Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities Rounds Reward Notes
Attack Riders Rev it Up in Attack Riders None. Solo the player's choice 1 (Attack Biker) 15 LP
Crazy Theater Your Crazy Theater Debut None. Team the player's choice 1 (Dream Theater) 15 LP
Rocket Rumble Launch into Rocket Rumble None. Solo the player's choice 1 (Space Center) 20 LP
Battle Arena Fight--It's Now or Never Clear game 2. 1v1 the player's choice 1 (Battle Coliseum) 50 LP
Attack Riders Pair Up and Dash Attack Clear game 3. Team the player's choice 1 (Attack Biker) 20 LP
Crazy Theater Solo Speed Answers Clear games 1-5. Solo the player's choice 1 (Dream Theater) 30 LP
Attack Riders Take on Fighter Twins Clear games 1-5. Team the player's choice 1 (Attack Biker) 30 LP
Rocket Rumble Star-Faring Cutter Clear previous games. Team Cutter only 1 (Space Center) 30 LP
Rocket Rumble, Crazy Theater, Battle Arena Beat the Bronze League! Obtain 150 LP - Qualifier Battle. Team the player's choice 3 (Space Center, Dream Theater, Deluxe Coliseum) Enter Silver League Each round features the same two Kirby opponents, wielding Cutter and Fighter.

There are three unlockable bonuses in this league:

Silver League

200 League Points (LP) are necessary to qualify for Gold League. The games are as follows:

Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities Rounds Reward Notes
Robo Bonkers Mobilize for Robo Bonkers None. Solo the player's choice 1 (Robo Bonkers) 15 LP
Slam Hockey Face-Off in Slam Hockey None. Team the player's choice 1 (Normal Arena) 15 LP
Battle Arena, Coin Clash Dominate the Field None. Solo the player's choice 2 (Battle Coliseum, Dual Room) 25 LP
Apple Scramble 20-Apple Head Start? Clear one game. Team the player's choice 1 (Starter Forest) 30 LP The opposing team starts with 20 points.
Coin Clash Two-Ghost Haunting Clear three games. Solo the player's choice 1 (Central Room) 20 LP Two Ghosts haunt the arena.
Robo Bonkers Team Up Against Steel Clear games 1-5. Team the player's choice 1 (Robo Bonkers DX) 25 LP
Slam Hockey Take Control of That Puck Clear game 6. Solo the player's choice 1 (Normal Arena) 25 LP
Attack Riders, Battle Arena Rule Both Battles Clear game 7. Solo the player's choice 2 (Attack Biker, Battle Coliseum) 35 LP
Attack Riders 20-Second Joyride Clear game 8. Solo the player's choice 1 (Attack Biker) 35 LP Win after riding the Blaze Wheelie for at least 20 seconds.
Robo Bonkers Exceed 7000! Clear game 7. Solo the player's choice 1 (Robo Bonkers) 40 LP Kirby must win with at least 7000 points.
Apple Scramble Hop in Those Cannons Clear game 7. Team the player's choice 1 (Fenced Forest) 30 LP
Coin Clash, Robo Bonkers Star in a Ninja Double Feature Clear game 10. Solo Ninja only 2 (Trap Room, Robo Bonkers) 35 LP
Robo Bonkers, Apple Scramble, Battle Arena Become Silver League Champ Obtain 200 LP - Qualifier Battle. Team the player's choice 3 (Robo Bonkers, Double-Cross Forest, Deluxe Coliseum) Enter Gold League

There are three unlockable bonuses in this league:

Gold League

300 League Points (LP) are necessary to qualify for Platinum League. The games are as follows:

Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities Rounds Reward Notes
Ore Express All Aboard the Ore Express None. Team the player's choice 1 (Wayward Plains) 20 LP
Flagball Get Ready for Flagball None. Team the player's choice 1 (Beginner's Beach) 30 LP
Attack Riders Time for Electro Shock Tanks None. Solo the player's choice 1 (Attack Tanker) 20 LP
Crazy Theater Whip Up the Answers Clear one game. Solo Whip only 1 (Dream Theater) 25 LP
Crazy Theater, Ore Express, Battle Arena Three-Battle Brawl Clear game 3 + 2 others. Solo the player's choice 3 (Dream Theater, Twisty Tunnels, Battle Coliseum) 45 LP
Rocket Rumble Get to Twenty Clear game 4. Solo the player's choice 1 (Space Center) 40 LP Kirby must reach at least 20 in altitude and win.
Ore Express Tangle with Three Whips Clear game 1 + 2 others. Solo the player's choice 1 (Wayward Plains) 35 LP
Flagball Why Not Carry the Flag? Clear game 2 + 2 others. Team the player's choice 1 (Flagger Beach) 25 LP
Attack Riders Rampage in Tanks Clear game 8. Team the player's choice 1 (Attack Tanker) 25 LP
Battle Arena Fighter vs. Fighter Clear game 9. 1v1 Fighter only 1 (Battle Coliseum) 50 LP
Flagball Bounce Back from 0-3 Clear game 9. Team the player's choice 1 (Flagger Beach) 45 LP Opponents start with 3 points.
Rocket Rumble Fear the Super Time Bomb Clear game 7. Solo the player's choice 1 (Space Center) 45 LP
Attack Riders, Crazy Theater, Rocket Rumble Intense Three-for-All Clear game 7. Solo the player's choice 3 (Attack Tanker, Dream Theater, Space Center) 50 LP
Flagball, Rocket Rumble, Ore Express, Battle Arena Go for a Gold Victory Obtain 300 LP - Qualifier Battle. Team the player's choice 4 (Beginner's Beach, Space Center, Logjam Pass, Deluxe Coliseum) Enter Platinum League The opposing team consists of Meta Knight and Axe Knight. Axe Knight fights like a Cutter Kirby.

There are three unlockable bonuses in this league:

Platinum League

Once Kirby enters this league, Boost Orbs become available for use in matches. The first match is effectively a demonstration of how boost orbs can be used.

500 League Points (LP) are necessary to reach the Championship Battle. The games are as follows:

Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities Boost Orb(s) Rounds Reward Notes
Battle Arena Boost Orbs in Battle None. Solo the player's choice Super Charge 1 (Deluxe Coliseum) 40 LP + Big Speed Boost Orb This battle is played automatically once the league is opened.
Apple Scramble 15 Apples in 30 Seconds! Clear game 1. Team the player's choice Big Speed Boost 1 (Double-Cross Forest) 40 LP The match is only 30 seconds long. At least 15 points are needed to win.
Coin Clash Come Back from 100 Behind Clear game 1. Solo the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Dual Room) 40 LP All opponents start with 100 coins.
Robo Bonkers Get Over 10K Points Clear two games. Solo the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Robo Bonkers) 50 LP Kirby must win with over 10000 points.
Battle Arena Low Health & Tough Battle Clear two games. Team the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Battle Coliseum) 50 LP All combatants start with low Vitality.
Attack Riders 30-Second Joyride Clear two games. Solo the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Attack Biker) 50 LP Kirby must win and ride the Blaze Wheelie for at least 30 seconds.
Rocket Rumble Get to Twenty-Five Clear two games. Team the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Space Center) 50 LP Kirby must win and reach an altitude of at least 25.
Robo Bonkers, Battle Arena Two-Battle Clash Clear game 5. Solo the player's choice the player's choice 2 (Robo Bonkers, Battle Coliseum) 80 LP
Crazy Theater Fail Once--You're Out! Clear game 5. Solo the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Dream Theater) 70 LP Kirby must not get an x in a single section. This particular game consists only of 'Dodge the asteroids!' and 'Dodge the shocks!'.
Flagball Lopsided Floors on the Beach Clear game 7. Team the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Lopsided Beach) 60 LP
Apple Scramble Press 'Em to Zero Points Clear game 7. Team the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Bramble Forest) 70 LP Opposing team must not score any points.
Battle Arena, Ore Express, Rocket Rumble Super-Intense Triple Battle Reach 250 LP. Solo the player's choice the player's choice 3 (Battle Coliseum, Twisty Tunnels, Space Center) 90 LP
Crazy Theater, Flagball, Coin Clash, Apple Scramble Surpass the Platinum League! Reach 500 LP - Championship Battle. Team the player's choice the player's choice 4 (Dream Theater, Flagger Beach, Central Room, Starter Forest) Unlock next game. The opponents are King Dedede and a Soldier Waddle Dee.
Battle Arena N/A Complete Championship Battle. 1v3 the player's choice the player's choice 1 (Deluxe Coliseum) Unlock final boss encounter. The opponents are King Dedede and two Soldier Waddle Dees.
Dededestroyer Z N/A Complete Arena fight with Dedede. Solo - Boss Battle Carry over from previous fight. N/A 1 The cake of Kirby's dreams. The fight is similar to that with Robo Bonkers, though it is only a half circle arena. Dedede continually produces Kirby clones as the fight progresses, which Kirby can use as ammunition against the robot.

There are five unlockable bonuses in this league:

  • Quick Charge Boost Orb - 80 LP
  • Ice ability - 150 LP
  • Maxim Tomato Boost Orb - 250 LP
  • Metal Boost Orb - 325 LP
  • Big Attack Boost Orb - 400 LP

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