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Exotic Pyramid

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Exotic Pyramid
Sample of "Exotic Pyramid" from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Exotic Pyramid" is a theme from Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake that plays in the third stage of Raisin Ruins. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1] This theme is the 22nd theme (30th in the remake) in the Jukebox.


Kirby scales the pyramid.

"Exotic Pyramid" is an energetic theme in A minor, 4/4. It starts with a brief percussive intro. Its melody is syncopated and short in range, as each phrase consists of second intonations going back and forth. The rhythmical pattern stays the same for the majority of the piece, albeit with variations; as such, it has a restless feel. The instruments become more intense and the pitch gradually rises and peaks at an F-sharp. The climax and middle section has stronger and less frequent beats, and its melody has rising seconds rather than descending ones. It plays twice, each time more intense than the last. Following it is a more lyrical third section with smoother flow. This section peaks at a (dominant) E major rising fifth, majorly due to the fact that most previous B notes are flat. This is followed by more abrupt phrases, after which the track loops.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エキゾチック・ピラミッド
ekizochikku piramiddo
Exotic Pyramid
Traditional Chinese 異國風‧金字塔
yì guó fēng‧jīn zì tǎ
Exotic Pyramid
Simplified Chinese 异国风·金字塔
yì guó fēng·jīn zì tǎ
Dutch Exotische piramide Exotic pyramid
French Pyramide exotique Exotic pyramid
German Exotische Pyramide Exotic Pyramid
Italian Piramide esotica Exotic pyramid
Korean 이그조틱 피라미드
igeujotig pilamideu
Exotic Pyramid
Brazilian Portuguese Pirâmide exótica Exotic pyramid
Spanish La pirámide exótica The exotic pyramid