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Flagball (theme)

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Flagball

First portion:
3 points scored:

Various arrangements of "Flagball" from Kirby Battle Royale.
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Debut appearance Kirby Battle Royale
Composer(s) Megumi Ohara or Shogo Sakai
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"Flagball"[conjectural title] (referred to as "Battle 21" in-game) is the theme for the Battle mode with the same name.

Composition[edit]

Running towards the flag with a ball.

"Flagball" is a cheerful theme in C major and 4/4. It begins with a simple percussive intro. The steelpan melody comes with a rising tonic triad in second inversion and shift to dominant, after which it ends with a tremolo and is immediately seconded by brass. The steelpan plays this again with a second part providing harmonic support a third apart. Strings and a piano and provide a brief minor transition, and a xylophone and flute play a rising passage with ends with a resolution similar to that of "Green Greens" before peaking with a steelpan dominant fanfare. The brass picks up for the climactic third section, with this new melody sharing instrumental, harmonic and rhythmical similarities with "Apple Scramble", which is seconded by the previous rising passage in the lower registers. The flute and xylophone join for a gentle cadence through A minor and back, reminiscent of phrases from the first section of "Green Greens". The brass reprises the rising passage and dominant fanfare, resulting in a (harmonic) G major finale. After a small pause, the percussive intro repeats as the track loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

In its game of origin, "Flagball" plays during the majority of the Flagball mode. A sped-up, D-flat major version plays after a team scores three points.