Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion

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Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion
KSA Jambastion title.jpg
Title card for Jambastion
Normal Stages 6
Extra Stages 3
Boss(es) Pon & Con, Francisca, Flamberge, Zan Partizanne
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 generals - 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 allies infiltrate the fortress in an attempt to drive them off. Once Kirby defeats the mage generals here, they attempt to stop Kirby by destroying the fortress with him inside it, though Kirby manages to escape.


Jambastion is accessible once Meta Knight is defeated in World of Miracles - Planet Popstar. Jambastion consists of nine stages, as well as a Dream Palace. 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) Notes
Gatehouse Road No No Pon & Con
Eastern Wall No Complete Gatehouse Road. Yes 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 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
Sector B Yes Press the Big Switch in Western Outer Wall. No
Sector C Yes Press the Big Switch in Inner Sanctum. No


  • 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.
  • From Version 4.0.0 onward, after clearing Story Mode, Shadow Kirby on a Warp Star may fly over the Jambastion level map on occasion.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 暗黒要塞ジャマハルダ
Ankokuyōsai Jamaharuda
Fortress of Darkness - Jamahalda
  • ジャマハルダ (Jamaharda) is derived from ジャマダハル (Jamadhar), a weapon also known as katar.
  • 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
German Festung der Schatten - Störbastion Fortress of Shadows - Störbastion
Stör- replaces Jam- in German.
Spanish Fortaleza sombría - Jambastión Dark Fortress - Jambastion