Float Islands

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Float Islands 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 and has a distinctive musical theme which is often homaged by other tropical areas in Kirby games.

In Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Float Islands
KDL Float Islands.png
The intro cut-scene for Float Islands.
Details
Boss Kaboola
Theme music


Float Islands theme


Clip of the Float Islands theme.

World order
Castle Lololo Bubbly Clouds
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Float Islands is the third stage of Kirby's Dream Land, and takes place in a series of tropical islands in Dream Land. The boss is Kaboola.

Cutscene[edit]

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

Synopsis[edit]

The level begins on the shore of a flat island, with a couple palm trees on it, and a plain view of the ocean in the background. To the left, the water can be accessed, but care should be taken not to swim too deep, or Kirby will lose a life. The actual path continues to the right, which leads to a plethora of enemies to deal with. One of them, past a couple star blocks, is a clam-like enemy called a Wizzer. It fires beams from its eye, but cannot be inhaled when its shell is closed. The easiest way to defeat it is to shoot a projectile at it from afar while it's firing its beam. Further ahead, some of the palm trees hold coconuts. Kirby should be wary, as he appears to have the worst luck in all of Dream Land. These coconuts are sure to fall when he passes under them, and will also explode to top it all off. Kirby can inhale them to subvert this. From there, the island gives way to open water, with disparate and dispersed platforms therein. Kirby will have to progress with care, as there is not a lot of leeway to deal with the enemies holding ground on the islets. There are also numerous enemies making trouble in the water. The door to the next section can be found along some plateaus at the right end of the screen.

Kirby works his way past the Coconuts

The door leads to a cave, with the path leading to the right. Kirby should mind the spikes in the ceiling and in the floor as he descends the first shaft. To the left from here past a blockade of several star blocks is an Energy Drink, which Kirby may well need after the previous section. As he ascends the next shaft to the right, Kirby should mind the coconut that will fall on him by surprise if he didn't see it on the way down. There are two paths to take from here. One in particular is an apparent dead end, a large pile of star blocks in the corner. However, there is a hidden doorway behind one of them. This leads to a separate area that consists of a long swim to receive a 1Up, then returns to the cave. The path downward leads past lots of spikes and annoying warping Kabu. The most notable obstacle is a Gordo in front of a barrier of star blocks. From there, two more paths can be taken. The upper one leads to a luscious Maxim Tomato. The lower leads to the next section.

The door leads back out to the islets. Past a body of water, Kirby can then board a wooden ship, and eat a dish of Superspicy Curry to deal with the crew. Along the way, Kirby can access a cabin to acquire a few more items. Further along, past a number of Shotzos, the door to the next section can be reached on the right.

The door leads to a room inside the skip, where Kirby can access a Warp Star. From there, he flies off, out of the ship, and into the background toward a large black shadow. This turns out to be a whale, as Kirby then gets stuck inside its blowhole. The whale then shoots him out, which sends him flying high into the sky.

Kirby lands in a cloud canopy, with a number of striped columns in the background. The path continues to the right, past a couple of enemies, until a Mint Leaf is encountered. Touching this causes Kirby to swell up, and be able to release multiple air puffs without landing, essentially hiccuping through the sky. With this unorthodox method of attack, Kirby then engages in an aerial battle with Kaboola, the boss of the level. In order to defeat this angry blimp, Kirby has to simply keep firing at her, all the while avoiding her attacks. Defeating Kaboola allows Kirby to collect the third Sparkling Star and proceed to the next level, Bubbly Clouds.

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 Blatzo 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]

In Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

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



Float Islands theme


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, which is a remake of Kirby's Dream Land. However, this version of Float Islands is greatly truncated, merged with portions of Castle Lololo from the original game, and also features Lololo & Lalala as the boss of the stage. Kaboola is removed entirely from this version. This version features different enemies as well, replacing the Kirby's Dream Land exclusive foes with some that provide Copy Abilities.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra's Revenge of the King, this stage is replaced with Illusion Islands.

Enemies, Mid-Boss, and Boss[edit]

Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability
KSS Blade Knight.png BladeSSU.png Blade Knight Sword KSS Gordo.png GordoSSU.png Gordo N/A
KSS Blipper.png BlipperSSU.png Blipper None KSS Kabu.png KabuSSU.png Kabu None
KSS Bomber.png BomberSSU.png Bomber Crash KSS Knuckle Joe.png KnucklejoeSSU.png Knuckle Joe Fighter
KSS Broom Hatter.png BroomhatterSSU.png Broom Hatter None KSS Sir Kibble.png SirkibbleSSU.png Sir Kibble Cutter
KSS Burnin Leo.png LeoSSU.png Burnin' Leo Fire KSS Squishy.png SquishySSU.png Squishy None
KSS Chilly.png ChillySSU.png Chilly Ice KSS Tookey.png TookySSU.png Tookey None
KSS Coconut.png CoconutSSU.png Coconut None KSS Twizzy.png TwizzySSU.png Twizzy None
Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability
KSS Mr Frosty.png MrfrostySSU.png Mr. Frosty Ice
Sprite (KSS) Name Copy Ability
KSS Lololo Sprite.png KSS Lalala Sprite.png Lololo & Lalala None

Trivia[edit]

  • This stage introduced items such as the Mint Leaf and the Superspicy Curry. However, these items would never appear again in a main series Kirby installment, instead only making brief cameos in spinoffs and sub-games, having been made obsolete by the introduction of Copy Abilities in later titles.
  • This is the only stage in Kirby's Dream Land which does not feature a Mid-Boss.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フロートアイランズ
Furōto Airanzu
Float Islands