Dream Button

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The Dream Button (Pupupu Button in the Japanese version) is an option in the Select Mode screen of Kirby Star Allies, which the player can switch Kirby's look between the default current modern one and the classic style from the game Kirby first appeared in. It's unlocked via completing the Soul Melter EX difficulty of The Ultimate Choice.

Function

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By pressing the Dream Button, Kirby's modern look will change to the classic style from Kirby's Dream Land (and vice versa) throughout the game, including his look in menu icons and title screen animations. The effect lasts permenantly even when the game is closed and re-opened, until the button is pressed again to switch his look to the other one.

When the modern look changes to the classic one, the 1-Up fanfare from Kirby's Dream Land plays. When the classic look switches back to the modern one, Kirby saying "Hi" is heard.

The classic Kirby has smaller black eyes, visible cheek lines when his mouth is shut, blush represented as lines, pointy arms and feet, and paler color overall. However, the change in look is purely aesthetic and does not affect actual gameplay such as Kirby's hitbox.

Trivia

  • The English unlock message mistranslated the title as "Celebration Picture Reward!". Originally it's メモリアル★プププごほうび! (Memorial★Pupupu Reward!) in the Japanese version and the unlock requirement has nothing to do with Celebration Pictures either. This is possibly because Celebration Pictures are known as Memorial Illustrations in the Japanese version and got confused with by the localization.
  • The Japanese unlock message uses the word 生誕[1] (seitan, "born") to describe "when he (Kirby) first debuted as a character". Interestingly, 生誕 appears in the track name of the theme of Void Termina's Final Core / Void Soul (生誕の希望[2] "Hope of Birth"). In addition, the alias of Void, 星誕 (Astral Birth), has the same pronunciation as 生誕 in Japanese.
  • The ranking of The Ultimate Choice doesn't save whether the player played as modern or classic Kirby, and Kirby's icon in the ranking will always change to the enabled one.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プププボタン
Pupupu Botan
Pupupu Button
Traditional Chinese 噗噗噗按鍵
pū pū pū àn jiàn
Pupupu Button
Simplified Chinese 噗噗噗键
pū pū pū jiàn
Dutch Dream-knop Dream Button
French option Dream Dream option
German Dream-Schaltfläche Dream Button
Italian l'opzione Dream Dream option
Korean 푸푸푸 버튼
Pupupu Button
Spanish botón Dream Dream Button

References

  1. "モードセレクトに プププボタンが 追加!
    なんと カービィが 生誕したときの
    あの顔になれる ボタンだ!
    " —Message of unlocking the Dream Button (Kirby Star Allies, Japanese version)
  2. Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack