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Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion

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Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion
KSA Jambastion title.jpg
Title card for Jambastion
Details
Normal Stages 6
Extra Stages 3
Boss(es) Pon & Con, Francisca, Flamberge, Zan Partizanne
Theme music

Clip of the theme that plays in the level hub.

World order
World of Miracles - Planet Popstar Far-Flung Starlight Heroes
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Even the stoic Meta Knight has fallen prey to the enemy's evil influence, and now their foreboding fortress has suddenly appeared. Why have they come to this land? WHY?! Undeterred, Kirby and his friends charge forward with gusto.
— Level description in Kirby Star Allies

Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion is the third level in Kirby Star Allies. It is a huge floating fortress which serves as an outpost of Jambandra, and is overseen by the Three Mage-Sisters - Francisca, Flamberge and Zan Partizanne. In pursuit of the pieces of the Jamba Heart, Jambastion embeds itself into Planet Popstar. From there, Kirby and his friends infiltrate the fortress in an attempt to drive them off. Once Kirby defeats the Mage-Sisters here, they attempt to stop Kirby by destroying the fortress with him inside it, though Kirby manages to escape.

Stages[edit]

The Jambastion is accessible once Meta Knight is defeated in World of Miracles - Planet Popstar. The Jambastion consists of nine stages, as well as a Dream Palace; some of these stages are accessed on the world map using 3D Warp Stars. There are four bosses to face throughout the stages, with Zan Partizanne being the last. Defeating her and then escaping unlocks the next level, Far-Flung Starlight Heroes.

For details on each stage individually, click the name of the stage.

Stages in Jambastion  
Stage EX Stage? Unlock Req. Big Switch? Boss(es)/Mid-Boss(es) Notes
Gatehouse Road No No Pon & Con
Eastern Wall No Complete Gatehouse Road. Yes Bugzzy Pressing the Big Switch unlocks Sector A.
Longview Corridor No Complete Eastern Wall. Yes Francisca Pressing the Big Switch unlocks the Dream Palace.
Western Outer Wall No Complete Longview Corridor. Yes Vividria Pressing the Big Switch unlocks Sector B.
Inner Sanctum No Complete Western Outer Wall. Yes Flamberge Pressing the Big Switch unlocks Sector C.
Heavenly Hall No Complete Inner Sanctum. No Zan Partizanne Completing this stage unlocks Far-Flung Starlight Heroes. A HAL Room can be found during the escape.
Sector A Yes Press the Big Switch in Eastern Wall. No Mr. Frosty
Sector B Yes Press the Big Switch in Western Outer Wall. No Chef Kawasaki
Sector C Yes Press the Big Switch in Inner Sanctum. No Vividria

Trivia[edit]

  • While Kirby and his allies infiltrate only one Jambastion, several more can be seen orbiting the great space station Jambandra. Despite the station's massive size, it has comparatively less areas for Kirby to traverse than the Jambastion which lands on Popstar.
  • Starting with Version 4.0.0, after clearing Story Mode, Shadow Kirby on a Warp Star may fly over the Jambastion level map on occasion.
  • Right before entering the boss fights with the Three Mage-Sisters, there will be candles surrounding the boss door representing each of the generals:
    • Francisca has four blue candles before her battle in Longview Corridor.
    • Flamberge has six red-orange candles before her battle in Inner Sanctum.
    • Zan Partizanne has eight chartreuse candles before her battle in Heavenly Hall.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 暗黒あんこくようさい ジャマハルダ!
Ankokuyōsai Jamaharuda!
Fortress of Darkness Jamahalda!
  • ジャマハルダ (Jamahalda) is derived from ジャマダハル (Jamadhar), a weapon also known as katar.[1] It also incorporates "hal".
  • In the Jambandra language, ハルダ/bastion means heart.
Traditional Chinese 暗黑要塞 邪魔哈魯達!
àn hēi yào sài xié mó hā lǔ dá
Fortress of Darkness Jamahalda!
Simplified Chinese 暗黑要塞 邪魔哈鲁达!
àn hēi yào sài xié mó hā lǔ dá
Dutch Schaduwfort - Jambastion Shadow fortress - Jambastion
French Bastion des ombres - Fort Jamal Bastion of shadows - Jamba Fortress
German Festung der Schatten - Störbastion Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion
Stör- is used in place of Jam- in German.
Italian Fortezza ambrosa - Jambastion Ambrose Fortress - Jambastion
Korean 암흑 요새 자마르다
amheug yosae jamaleuda
Fortress of Darkness Jamalda
Spanish Fortaleza sombría - Jambastión Dark Fortress - Jambastion

References

  1. "「暗黒要塞ジャマハルダ」も「ジャマダハル」という武器が由来なので、[...] (Since the name "Fortress of Darkness Jamahalda" also derives from a weapon called a "jamadhar" [...])"Shinya Kumazaki (星のカービィ スターアライズ Vol.2 山梨直送インタビュー前編2 (Kirby Star Allies Vol. 2 Yamanashi Direct Interview First Volume Part 2, from the May 2018 issue of Nintendo DREAM))