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Dedede's Cake Royale

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Dedede's Cake Royale
KBR Cake Royale on Menu.png
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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Kirby competes in a mystery tournament! Go at your own pace in Story Mode.
— Menu Caption for Dedede's Cake Royale.

Dedede's Cake Royale (also called The Cake Royale) is the main story mode of Kirby Battle Royale. It is a single-player mode, and features Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee competing against clones of Kirby for a prize cake in a tournament set up by King Dedede. The structure of the game mode revolves around five "leagues" which each contain a list of predetermined Battle Royale games or sets that need to be cleared in order to advance through the story. Along the way, the player can unlock new Copy Abilities to make use of, though none of the post-launch abilities or extra characters can be used in this mode. In-between matches, a series of cutscenes and dialogue exchanges also happen between characters to advance the narrative, and there is also a lobby in which Kirby can talk to various non-playable characters or enter the Training room. At the very end of this mode, Kirby faces off in a special boss battle against the Dededestroyer Z, which he must defeat in order to claim the Deluxe-Tiered Cake.

Plot synopsis[edit]

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

The story begins, as many do, with Kirby sleeping under a tree in a grassy field. A loose piece of paper comes fluttering 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 site of the tournament, he runs into Bandana Waddle Dee, who has collapsed on the ground. Bandana Waddle Dee had also been traveling to the arena for the cake, but had 'walked all night', and was exhausted. Kirby helps Bandana Waddle Dee by carrying him through the forest, until they run into a dead end, where they both get ambushed by Bronto Burts. After they defeat these pests, a blue clone of Kirby appears from the bush, and attacks without warning. After Kirby defeats this mysterious foe, a Warp Star appears from the sky to carry Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee the rest of the way to the arena. Once they arrive at the entrance to the Battle Castle, Bandana Waddle 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 Waddle Dee are permitted entry to the arena proper, and a cutscene is displayed to the player showing the sorts of battles that lay ahead. This marks the end of the intro.

The story begins proper as Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee arrive in the lobby, 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 make him look like 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 Waddle 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 and Axe Knight in the Gold League Qualifier Battle, King Dedede loses the rest of his patience, and storms out of the throne room, intent on dealing with Kirby himself.

Before the Championship Battle, Dedede reveals himself as Kirby's last opponent. Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee face off against him and a Soldier Waddle Dee in four rounds, but when he's beaten he stubbornly refuses to admit defeat. He forces Kirby to fight him and two of his soldiers 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 Waddle 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 for the heroes as the cake is brought in for them to enjoy.

Gameplay overview[edit]

All battles can be accessed from the main lobby area of the Battle Castle in Dedede's Cake Royale. This area also features characters that Kirby can talk to.

An intro level starts 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, and then introduces the first game, Apple Scramble. This intro sequence is also available to the player in the demo version.

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:

Intro[edit]

Completion of this battle is required to qualify for Beginner's League:

Intro Matches  
Game Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities for Battle Opponent(s) Rounds Win condition Reward Notes
Apple Scramble N/A None 1v1 Sword Soldier 1 (Tutorial Stage) N/A Admission to Beginner's League The battle is played against a single Soldier Waddle Dee in order for Kirby to prove his skills. It can be replayed by selecting "Replay Intro" on the Story Mode menu. The stage used for this battle never appears anywhere else in the game.

Beginner's League[edit]

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

Beginner's League Matches  
Game Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities for Battle Opponent(s) Rounds Win condition Reward Notes
Battle Arena Compete in the Battle Arena None Solo Player's choice Sword A
Sword B
Sword C
1 (Battle Coliseum) Win the battle! 10 LP
Apple Scramble Battle in Apple Scramble Win one game. Team Player's choice Sword A
Sword B
1 (Starter Forest) Win the battle! 10 LP
Coin Clash Fight in a Coin Clash Win one game. Solo Player's choice Sword A
Sword B
Bomb
1 (Central Room) Win the battle! 20 LP
Battle Arena Team Up for Battle Win one game. Team Player's choice Sword A
Sword B
1 (Battle Coliseum) Win the battle! 15 LP
Apple Scramble Cannons in the Orchard Reach first bonus. Team Player's choice Sword A
Sword B
1 (Double-Cross Forest) Win the battle! 15 LP
Coin Clash Charge-Attack the Jackpots Clear game 3 Solo Player's choice Sword A
Bomb
Sword B
1 (Party Room) Win the battle! 20 LP
Battle Arena The Beetle Lunges Reach second bonus & clear game 6. Team Beetle Sword
Bomb
1 (Battle Coliseum) Win the battle! 20 LP
Apple Scramble Tough Beetle Battle Reach second bonus & clear game 6. Team Player's choice Beetle A
Beetle B
1 (Double-Cross Forest) Win the battle! 25 LP
Battle Arena Battle into a New League Obtain 100 LP - Qualifier Battle Team Player's choice Soldier A
Soldier B
1 (Deluxe Coliseum) Win the battle! Enter Bronze League

There are two unlockable bonuses in this league:

Bronze League[edit]

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

Bronze League Matches  
Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities for Battle Opponent(s) Rounds Win condition Reward Notes
Attack Riders Rev it Up in Attack Riders None Solo Player's choice Sword A
Sword B
Bomb
1 (Attack Biker) Win the battle! 15 LP
Crazy Theater Your Crazy Theater Debut None Team Player's choice Sword A
Sword B
1 (Dream Theater) Win the battle! 15 LP
Rocket Rumble Launch into Rocket Rumble None Solo Player's choice Sword
Beetle A
Beetle B
1 (Space Center) Win the battle! 20 LP
Battle Arena Fight—It's Now or Never Win one game. 1v1 Player's choice Sword 1 (Battle Coliseum) It's a 1-on-1 battle! 50 LP
Attack Riders Pair Up and Dash Attack Clear game 3. Team Player's choice Bomb
Beetle
1 (Attack Biker) Win the battle! 20 LP
Crazy Theater Solo Speed Answers Reach first bonus & clear game 2. Solo Player's choice Sword
Cutter
Beetle
1 (Dream Theater) Win the battle! 30 LP
Attack Riders Take on Fighter Twins Reach first bonus & clear game 1. Team Player's choice Fighter A
Fighter B
1 (Attack Biker) Win the battle! 30 LP
Rocket Rumble Star-Faring Cutter Reach second bonus & clear game 6. Team Cutter Spear A
Spear B
1 (Space Center) Win the battle! 30 LP
Rocket Rumble, Crazy Theater, Battle Arena Beat the Bronze League! Obtain 150 LP - Qualifier Battle. Team Player's choice Cutter
Fighter
3 (Space Center, Dream Theater, Deluxe Coliseum) Win three battles! Enter Silver League

There are three unlockable bonuses in this league:

Silver League[edit]

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

Silver League Matches  
Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities for Battle Opponent(s) Rounds Win condition Reward Notes
Robo Bonkers Mobilize for Robo Bonkers None Solo Player's choice Sword
Fighter
Bomb
1 (Robo Bonkers) Win the battle! 15 LP
Slam Hockey Face-Off in Slam Hockey None Team Player's choice Spear
Fighter
1 (Normal Arena) Win the battle! 15 LP
Battle Arena, Coin Clash Dominate the Field None Solo Player's choice Sword
Bomb
Cutter
2 (Battle Coliseum, Dual Room) Win two battles! 25 LP
Apple Scramble 20-Apple Head Start? Clear game 3. Team Player's choice Sword
Bomb
1 (Starter Forest) Rivals start with 20. Win anyway! 30 LP
Coin Clash Two-Ghost Haunting Clear game 1. Solo Player's choice Sword
Fighter
Beetle
1 (Central Room) Win the battle! 20 LP Two Ghosts haunt the arena.
Robo Bonkers Team Up Against Steel Clear game 2. Team Player's choice Spear
Cutter
1 (Robo Bonkers DX) Win the battle! 25 LP
Slam Hockey Take Control of That Puck Clear game 6. Solo Player's choice Bomb
Beetle
Sword
1 (Normal Arena) Win the battle! 25 LP
Attack Riders, Battle Arena Rule Both Battles Clear game 7. Solo Player's choice Ninja
Spear
Fighter
2 (Attack Biker, Battle Coliseum) Win two battles! 35 LP
Attack Riders 20-Second Joyride Clear game 8. Solo Player's choice Whip
Bomb
Parasol
1 (Attack Biker) Win and ride the Blaze Wheelie for 20 seconds or more! 35 LP
Robo Bonkers Exceed 7,000! Clear game 7. Solo Player's choice Sword
Beetle
Cutter
1 (Robo Bonkers) Win by scoring 7,000 or more! 40 LP
Apple Scramble Hop in Those Cannons Clear game 7. Team Player's choice Spear
Bomb
1 (Fenced Forest) Win the battle! 30 LP
Coin Clash, Robo Bonkers Star in a Ninja Double Feature Clear game 10. Solo Ninja Fighter
Whip
Spear
2 (Trap Room, Robo Bonkers) Win two battles! 35 LP
Robo Bonkers, Apple Scramble, Battle Arena Become Silver League Champ Obtain 200 LP - Qualifier Battle. Team Player's choice Ninja
Beetle
3 (Robo Bonkers, Double-Cross Forest, Deluxe Coliseum) Win three battles! Enter Gold League

There are three unlockable bonuses in this league:

Gold League[edit]

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

Gold League Matches  
Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities for Battle Opponent(s) Rounds Win condition Reward Notes
Ore Express All Aboard the Ore Express None Team Player's choice Sword
Ninja
1 (Wayward Plains) Win the battle! 20 LP
Flagball Get Ready for Flagball None Team Player's choice Fighter
Beetle
1 (Beginner's Beach) Win the battle! 30 LP
Attack Riders Time for Electro Shock Tanks None Solo Player's choice Parasol
Sword
Beetle
1 (Attack Tanker) Win the battle! 20 LP
Crazy Theater Whip Up the Answers Clear one game. Solo Whip Spear
Cutter
Sword
1 (Dream Theater) Win the battle! 25 LP
Crazy Theater, Ore Express, Battle Arena Three-Battle Brawl Clear three games. Solo Player's choice Spear
Cutter
Sword
3 (Dream Theater, Twisty Tunnels, Battle Coliseum) Win three battles! 45 LP
Rocket Rumble Get to Twenty Clear three games. Solo Player's choice Fighter
Parasol
Ninja
1 (Space Center) Win with an altitude of 20 or greater. 40 LP
Ore Express Tangle with Three Whips Clear games 1 and 2. Solo Player's choice Whip A
Whip B
Whip C
1 (Wayward Plains) Win the battle! 35 LP
Flagball Why Not Carry the Flag? Clear games 1 and 2. Team Player's choice Parasol
Hammer
1 (Flagger Beach) Win the battle! 25 LP
Attack Riders Rampage in tanks Clear four games. Team Player's choice Ninja
Fighter
1 (Attack Tanker) Win the battle! 25 LP
Battle Arena Fighter vs. Fighter Clear game 9. 1v1 Fighter Fighter 1 (Battle Coliseum) It's a 1-on-1 battle! 50 LP
Flagball Bounce Back from 0-3 Clear game 9. Team Player's choice Doctor
Ninja
1 (Flagger Beach) Start from three behind—and win anyway! 45 LP
Rocket Rumble Fear the Super Time Bomb Clear game 7. Solo Player's choice Beetle
Ninja
Bomb
1 (Space Center) Win the battle! 45 LP
Attack Riders, Crazy Theater, Rocket Rumble Intense Three-for-All Clear game 7. Solo Player's choice Fighter
Bomb
Hammer
3 (Attack Tanker, Dream Theater, Space Center) Win three battles! 50 LP
Flagball, Rocket Rumble, Ore Express, Battle Arena Go for a Gold Victory Obtain 300 LP - Qualifier Battle. Team Player's choice Meta Knight
Axe Knight
4 (Beginner's Beach, Space Center, Logjam Pass, Deluxe Coliseum) Win four battles! Enter Platinum League

There are three unlockable bonuses in this league:

Platinum League[edit]

Once Kirby enters this league, Boost Orbs become available for use in the Cake Royale. 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:

Platinum League Matches  
Game(s) Title Unlock Req. Play Mode Abilities for Battle Boost Orbs for Battle Opponent(s) Rounds Win condition Reward Notes
Battle Arena Boost Orbs in Battle None Solo Player's choice Super Charge Sword
Bomb
Fighter
1 (Battle Coliseum) Win the battle! 40 LP
Apple Scramble 15 Apples in 30 Seconds! Clear game 1. Team Player's choice Big Speed Boost Beetle
Ninja
1 (Double-Cross Forest) Get at least 15 points in 30 seconds in the most roundabout woods to win! 40 LP
Coin Clash Come Back from 100 Behind Clear game 1. Solo Player's choice Spear
Doctor
Sword
1 (Dual Room) Win the battle! 40 LP All opponents start with 100 coins.
Robo Bonkers Get Over 10K Points Clear two games. Solo Player's choice Tornado
Parasol
Cutter
1 (Robo Bonkers) Win with 10,000 or more points! 50 LP
Battle Arena Low Health & Tough Battle Clear two games. Team Player's choice Cutter
Beetle
1 (Battle Coliseum) Win the battle! 50 LP All combatants start with low health.
Attack Riders 30-Second Joyride Clear two games. Solo Player's choice Ninja
Parasol
Cutter
1 (Attack Biker) Win and ride the Blaze Wheelie for 30 seconds or more! 50 LP
Rocket Rumble Get to Twenty-Five Clear two games. Team Player's choice Whip
Hammer
1 (Space Center) Win with an altitude of 25 or greater. 50 LP
Robo Bonkers, Battle Arena Two-Battle Clash Clear four games. Solo Player's choice Hammer
Fighter
Ice
2 (Robo Bonkers, Battle Coliseum) Win two battles! 80 LP
Crazy Theater Fail Once—You're Out! Clear four games. Solo Player's choice Parasol
Bomb
Doctor
1 (Dream Theater) Win without failing even once! 70 LP This particular round of Crazy Theater consists only of 'Dodge the asteroids!', 'Dodge the shocks!' and 'Avoid the blast!.
Flagball Lopsided Floors on the Beach Clear six games. Team Player's choice Whip
Fighter
1 (Lopsided Beach) Win the battle! 60 LP
Apple Scramble Press 'Em to Zero Points Clear six games. Team Player's choice Sword
Spear
1 (Bramble Forest) Keep the opposing team at zero points to win! 70 LP
Robo Bonkers Avoid a Robo Bonkers Hit Clear game 8. Solo Player's choice Beetle
Hammer
Whip
1 (Robo Bonkers) Win without getting hit by Robo Bonkers even once! 70 LP Kirby must not be hit by Robo Bonkers. This includes falling into the electrified floors.
Battle Arena, Ore Express, Rocket Rumble Super-Intense Triple Battle Clear game 10. Solo Player's choice Tornado
Spear
Cutter
3 (Battle Coliseum, Twisty Tunnels, Space Center) Win three battles! 90 LP
Crazy Theater, Flagball, Coin Clash, Apple Scramble Surpass the Platinum League! Reach 500 LP - Championship Battle. Team Player's choice King Dedede
Soldier
4 (Dream Theater, Flagger Beach, Central Room, Starter Forest) Win four battles! Unlock Dedede Team Battle.
Battle Arena Dedede Team Battle Complete Championship Battle. 1v3 Player's choice N/A Soldier A
Soldier B
King Dedede
1 (Deluxe Coliseum) N/A Proceed to Final Battle.
Dededestroyer Z Final Battle Complete Arena fight with Dedede. Solo - Boss Battle Carry over from previous fight. N/A Dededestroyer Z
Fighter
Tornado
Bomb
N/A Defeat all rivals before they beat you! The cake of Kirby's dreams. The fight is similar to that with Robo Bonkers, though it is only a semi-circle arena. Dedede continually produces Fighter, Tornado and Bomb Kirby clones as the fight progresses, which Kirby can use as ammunition against the robot.

There are six unlockable bonuses in this league:

  • Big Speed Boost Orb - 20 LP
  • 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

Trivia[edit]

  • According to one of the Waddle Dees, King Dedede spent his entire fortune setting up the Cake Royale.[1]
  • The story for this game mode is very similar to the typical arc of an episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, complete with King Dedede assuming a haughty and jealous temperament and coming up with an elaborate and expensive harebrained scheme to try and humiliate Kirby, only to have it backfire in his face.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デデデグランプリ
dedede guran puri
Dedede Grand Prix
Dutch Dedede-Grand Prix Dedede Grand Prix
Canadian French Grand prix Dadidou Dedede Grand Prix
European French Grand prix DaDiDou Dedede Grand Prix
German Dedede-Grand Prix -
Italian Gran Torta Dedede Dedede Grand Cake
A play on "Gran premio" (grand prix).
Korean 디디디 그랑프리
dididi geulangpeuli
Dedede Grand Prix
Latin American Spanish Gran Tarta Dedede Dedede Grand Cake
A play on "gran premio" (grand prix).
European Spanish Grand Prix Dedede Dedede Grand Prix


References

  1. "King Dedede started planning this tournament a long time ago. I heard he spent his entire fortune on it. Pretty brazen if you ask me!" -A Waddle Dee spectator in the lobby in Dedede's Cake Royale