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Final Boss (theme from Kirby's Adventure)

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Final Boss
Various arrangements of "Final Boss".
Debut appearance Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Last appearance Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Star Allies
Super Kirby Clash
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando
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"Final Boss"[Japanese title] is a theme composed by Hirokazu Ando for Kirby's Adventure, serving as the boss battle theme of Nightmare's wizard form.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

This game marks the theme's debut and is used in Nightmare's wizard phase.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

A remix of "Final Boss" plays in Spectacle Space. Additionally, the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land arrangement plays during the fight with Drawcia Soul when the Old School option is on.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

The "Spectacle Space" remix from Kirby: Canvas Curse plays in Access Ark - Stage 7 EX. It can be found as Track 129 in the Jukebox and as Track 49 on Disc 1 of the Kirby: Planet Robobot Original Soundtrack.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Staring from version 4.0.0, a techno remix of "Final Boss", named ナイトメアーズバトル (Nightmare's Battle) on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, plays on the Morpho Knight battles if player 1 is Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede, or Meta Knight.

This version is arranged by Jun Ishikawa and can be found as Track 174 in the Jukebox as of version 4.0.0.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Four different arrangements of "Final Boss" plays in Parallel Nightmare's different phases.

  • The first arrangement plays on his first encounter at the Ruins and is very faithful to the original. It's arranged by Kiyoshi Hazemoto.[1]
  • The second arrangement plays during his encounters at the Empyrean.
  • The third arrangement plays prior to starting the "Toughest: The Final Battle" Story Quest.
  • The fourth and final arrangement plays when fighting Parallel Nightmare's Revenge.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

The first arrangement from Super Kirby Clash, named "Super Kirby Clash: Bonus Song 3" in-game, can be unlocked as a bonus track for races and Free Rolling if the player has save data from Super Kirby Clash on their Switch and completes their first Gourmet Grand Prix.

Other appearances[edit]

The theme was performed live at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival as part of the Kirby Finale Battle Fest medley, along with "Vs. Marx", "0² Battle", "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", "Fatal Blooms in Moonlight", and "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection". Only the intro section was arranged.

Names in other languages[edit]

Original version[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 最終ボス[2][3]
Saishū Bosu
Final Boss

Kirby Star Allies remix[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナイトメアーズバトル[4]
Can be translated as either "Nightmare's Battle" or "Nightmares Battle".