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Float Islands

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Float Islands
KDL Float Islands.png
Kirby gets a fishing hook stuck in his mouth in the opening scene for Float Islands.
Boss Kaboola
Theme music

Clip of the Float Islands theme.

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World order
Castle Lololo Bubbly Clouds
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Float Islands (also once referred to as Floating Islands[1]) is an area and stage which appears in Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby Super Star, and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is a tropical locale which features beaches with palm trees and falling coconuts, underground passages with spike pits, and a large wooden ship to explore. Float Islands has a distinctive musical theme which has been frequently homaged by other tropical or water-based areas in subsequent Kirby games.


On the shore of a small island, Kirby tries his hand at fishing. He pulls out a Blipper (or a generic fish in the original cutscene), then inhales it, getting the remaining fishing hook stuck decidedly in his mouth.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Kirby works his way past the Coconuts.

Float Islands is the third stage of Kirby's Dream Land, and takes place in a series of tropical islands in Dream Land. The stage is fairly straightforward, similar to Green Greens, but features a lot more water along with trickier terrain. There are a total of seven rooms to traverse here, with two of them being optional side areas. The boss at the end of the stage is Kaboola, who Kirby battles using the Mint Leaf item. Unlike all other stages of the game, it features no Mid-Boss.

Room breakdown[edit]

The first room consists of a handful of islands of various size protruding from a bottomless body of water. Kirby will need to hop along each island while avoiding coconuts from the palm trees above and Blippers and Squishys from the water below. A bomb and a microphone can be found here which Kirby can suck up and use against his enemies. After crossing several wide bodies of water, Kirby will find the way forward through a door embedded in the side of a cliff.

The second room takes place in an underground area, featuring a long and winding path compressed into a rectangular area. In here, Kirby will need to mind more falling coconuts, vanishing Kabu, and beds of spikes along with patrolling Gordos. A number of side paths can be taken to reach food items, including a hidden door leading to a side room featuring a deep-dive. The main door forward can be found in the lower-right corner.

The third room is dominated by a large wooden ship which Kirby can infiltrate using a dish of Spicy Food to deal with the crew. Along the way, Kirby can access a cabin through a round-trip door to acquire a few more items. Further along, past a number of Shotzos, the door to the next room can be reached on the right.

The fourth room is a small one, where Kirby can access a Warp Star which will take him out of the ship and into the background toward a large black whale. Kirby then gets stuck inside its blowhole, and the whale shoots him out, which sends him flying high into the sky and to the next room.

The last room has Kirby briefly walking along a cloud platform until he reaches a Mint Leaf. Once Kirby picks up this item, he is taken to an aerial battle with with Kaboola, the boss of the stage. Using the Mint Leaf, Kirby can defeat Kaboola and collect the third Sparkling Star to complete the stage.

Enemies and Boss[edit]

Sprites (Normal/Extra) Normal Enemy Extra Enemy Sprites (Normal/Extra) Normal Enemy Extra Enemy
KDL Blipper sprite.png Blipper No KDL Shotzo sprite.png KDL Blatzy sprite.png Shotzo Blatzy
KDL Bronto Burt sprite.png KDL Koozer sprite.png Bront Burt Koozer KDL Squishy sprite.png KDL Flotzo sprite.png Squishy Flotzo
KDL Coconut sprite.png Coconut No KDL Waddle Dee sprite.png Waddle Dee No
KDL Coner sprite.png Coner No KDL Waddle Doo sprite.png Waddle Doo No
KDL Gordo sprite.png Gordo No KDL Wizzer sprite.png KDL Peezer sprite.png Wizzer Peezer
KDL Kabu sprite.png KDL Grumples sprite.png Kabu Grumples
Sprite Name
KDL Kaboola sprite.png Kaboola

Map Gallery[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Float Islands
Float Islands KSSU cutscene.png
The intro cutscene for Float Islands in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Main game Spring Breeze
Mid-boss(es) Mr. Frosty
Boss Lololo & Lalala
Theme music

Clips of the Float Islands theme from Kirby Super Star (above)
and Kirby Super Star Ultra (below).

Stage order
Green Greens Bubbly Clouds
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In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Float Islands appears as the second stage of Spring Breeze. However, this version of Float Islands is greatly truncated, merged with portions of Castle Lololo from the original game, and features Lololo & Lalala as the boss of the stage instead of Kaboola, who does not appear at all. This version features different enemies as well, replacing the Kirby's Dream Land exclusive foes with some that provide Copy Abilities.


Float Islands in Spring Breeze has many of the same elements as its equivalent stage in Kirby's Dream Land, but due to having been merged with Castle Lololo, the second half is almost completely different. The main differences by room are as follows:

  • The first room is much shorter and contains fewer enemies, with Knuckle Joe greeting Kirby at the start.
  • The second room is greatly simplified, and now contains ladders. The side area accessible from here is just a room filled with water, coconuts, and a 1-Up.
  • The third room replaces the wooden ship with an entryway to a castle. Here, Kirby is given some Invincible Candy to power through the enemies in the way.
  • The fourth room takes place inside the castle, and tasks Kirby with defeating the Mid-Boss Mr. Frosty before taking the Warp Star. Instead of flying to a whale, Kirby flies to Castle Lololo in the background.
  • The last room takes place outside a smaller version of Castle Lololo instead of up in the clouds, and there is no Mint Leaf to collect. Instead, Kirby makes his way past a couple ability-providing enemies to get to the door that takes him to the fight with Lololo & Lalala.

Enemies, Mid-Boss, and Boss[edit]

Sprite (KSS/KSSU) Name Copy Ability Sprite (KSS/KSSU) Name Copy Ability
KSS Blade Knight.png KSSU Blade Knight Sprite.png Blade Knight Sword KSS Gordo.png KSSU Gordo Sprite.png Gordo N/A
KSS Blipper.png KSSU Blipper Sprite.png Blipper None KSS Kabu.png KSSU Kabu Sprite.png Kabu None
KSS Bomber.png KSSU Bomber Sprite.png Bomber Crash KSS Knuckle Joe.png KSSU Knuckle Joe Sprite.png Knuckle Joe Fighter
KSS Broom Hatter.png KSSU Broom Hatter Sprite.png Broom Hatter None KSS Sir Kibble.png KSSU Sir Kibble Sprite.png Sir Kibble Cutter
KSS Burnin Leo.png KSSU Burning Leo Sprite.png Burnin' Leo Fire KSS Squishy.png KSSU Squishy Sprite.png Squishy None
KSS Chilly.png KSSU Chilly Sprite.png Chilly Ice KSS Tookey.png KSSU Tookey Sprite.png Tookey None
KSS Coconut.png KSSU Coconut Sprite.png Coconut None KSS Twizzy.png KSSU Twizzy Sprite.png Twizzy None
Sprite (KSS/KSSU) Name Copy Ability
KSS Mr Frosty.png KSSU Mr Frosty Sprite.png Mr. Frosty Ice
Sprite (KSS/KSSU) Name Copy Ability
KSS Lololo Sprite.png KSS Lalala Sprite.png

KSSU Lololo Sprite.png KSSU Lalala Sprite.png

Lololo & Lalala None

Kirby Super Star gallery[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra gallery[edit]

References in later games[edit]

The following are direct references to Float Islands in later Kirby games:

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

Screenshot from Stage 6 of Rainbow Resort in Kirby's Adventure, featuring an area reminiscent of Float Islands.

Stage 6 of Rainbow Resort is a truncated homage to Kirby's Dream Land, with two of its rooms being based on Float Islands in particular.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In addition to the stage itself being in Spring Breeze, the second stage of Revenge of the King - Illusion Islands - is based on the Spring Breeze version of Float Islands.

Kirby Fighters series[edit]

Main article: Castle Lololo (Battle Stage)

In all three iterations of Kirby Fighters, one of its Battle Stages is based on the battle with Lololo & Lalala used in the Spring Breeze version of Float Islands.

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Level 2 of Kirby's Blowout Blast is inspired by Float Islands, and uses the same stage music, though it instead features Kracko Jr. as the boss.


Kirby's Dream Land Instruction Booklet (NA Print)[edit]

This is Definitely not a Resort Paradise
This may look like an island paradise lined with palm trees, but don't expect to have a relaxing time here! You'll have to watch your step as you island hop here or you could end up falling into the ocean. Kaboola will have you scrambling to dodge her constant attack of cannon balls.

Super Game Boy Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

The Floating Islands were once a delightful tropical paradise, but since King Dedede's tribe took them over, there aren't many tourists.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フロートアイランズ
Furōto Airanzu
Float Islands
French Iles[sic] flottantes Floating islands
German Sommerinseln Summer Islands
Italian Isole galleggianti Floating islands
Korean 플로트 아일랜드
Peulloteu Aillaendeu
Float Island
Spanish Islas flotantes Floating islands