Dedede's Drum Dash

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Dedede's Drum Dash
Dedede's Drum Dash Title.png
Title screen.
Type(s) Rhythm - Score
Levels 4
Players 1
Appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
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Dedede's Drum Dash is a sub game in Kirby Triple Deluxe where the player controls King Dedede and has to reach the end of each stage. There are a total of normal three stages and an Extra stage that must be unlocked. Each stage is faster than the last. Clearing a stage gives a medal depending on how many points they got. The medal will be either bronze, silver, gold, or platinum. the player earns points by collecting coins, and clapping at the peak of each jump (a move referred to as a Back-beat). Dedede can only be hit a certain number of times before failing the level, unless he falls into a pit and instantly loses. The game got a revamped version for the 3DS eShop titled Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe that has more levels and other added features.


The scoring screen.

At the end of each stage, there are four bonus objectives that, if met, will provide a bonus score. They are as follows:

  • Time Bonus - Stage is complete with at least 30 seconds remaining.
  • No Damage - Dedede reaches the end without taking a hit.
  • All Coins - Dedede collects every Musical Coin in the stage.
  • Backbeat Perfect - Every Backbeat is hit at the right time during the stage.


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Name In-Game Description Time Limit Health
Green Greens
A good stage for beginners. Match the rhythm, and press A to jump!
2:00 5
Gourmet Go Go
The tempo increases in this gourmet track. Watch for moving drums!
2:00 5
King Dedede's Theme
The king's own theme song. In this stage drums can break due to the fast pace!
2:00 5
Distant Traveler
A challenging bonus stage for those who've mastered the other levels. Good luck!
1:45 3


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大王のデデデでデン
Daiō no dedede de den
The King's Drumming
でんでん (Denden) describes the sound of something being pounded, as in a drum.
Canadian French Tam-Tam Dadidou Tom-Tom Dedede
European French Tam-Tam DaDiDou Tom-Tom Dedede
German Dededes Trommellauf Dedede's Drumrun
Italian A ritmo con Dedede In rhythm with Dedede
Korean 대왕 디디디로 쿵쿵
Daewang Dididiro Kungkung
Bounce-Bounce with King Dedede
(Kung) describes the sound of a heavy landing, like "boom" or "thud".
Spanish Redoble de Dedede Dedederoll
Pun on "redoble de tambores", "drumroll".
Polish Dedede's Drum Dash[1] -