Fountain Gardens is the first stage in the Grass Land of Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. To enter this stage, Kirby needs the Magic Yarn from Quilty Square. Fountain Gardens' background sets the stage as a garden with many manicured plants, trellises, and trees growing buttons. Foreground objects include small bridges, fountains, and even a building that appears to be a stone castle. The area contains three small pools of water in which Kirby can use his Submarine form. Many of the beads in the area form the shape of flowers.
Upon clearing the stage for the first time, the Butterfly Patch is obtained, unlocking the next stage, Flower Fields. Fountain Gardens is the inspiration for the first stage of Slash & Bead in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.
The stage starts with simple walking and a few enemies. Kirby (and Prince Fluff in the Wii version's co-op mode) need to only employ basic controls to pass through Fountain Gardens, as he traverses past stone buildings, trees, and fountains that can launch him into the sky. Using extra powers such as Pendulum and Submarine generally lead to more beads and hidden treasures. The first half of the stage is rather peaceful and features relatively few enemies, such as Waddle Dees, an Ooki, and Blippers.
Eventually, the scenary changes, and Kirby enters a forest. Here, the Tankbot Metamortex transformation is first introduced. After a brief tutorial, Bronto Burts flock towards the Tankbot carrying missiles and beads, while Waddle Dees throw an endless supply of missiles to attack Kirby with. As Kirby progresses, a few sections of ground can be pounded down with the Tankbot's missiles in order to pass them, before Kirby eventually reaches the Reel Gate. The stage ends shortly afterwards.
Medal Bead scores
- Bronze - 300 points
- Silver - 600 points
- Gold - 900 points
|Flower Sofa||This cute sofa will always smell like a fresh bouquet!||This treasure can be found in the tree where the Ooki is throwing beads around. Kirby needs to use the doorway to climb up the trunk, then pull the button on the right to move the canopy aside and reveal the chest patch.||Required to invite Zeke|
|Fountain||This fountain is perfect for any room…that is big. Any room that is REALLY big.||This treasure is beneath the tower with the zipper on its top. Kirby can access it by unzipping the zipper to create an underground passageway leading to the chest patch.||N/A|
|Fountain Gardens Soundtrack||This new music plays in Fountain Gardens.||This treasure is located above the castle just prior to the Metamortex stretch, by the three water fountains. Kirby needs to stand on the third fountain in order to be launched into the sky, where the chest patch can be found.||N/A|
Bonus Star locations
|2 Stars||Located after the first fountain in the level. Reachable by pulling the button to drop the middle platform, then waiting for it to retract and pulling the patch to the left.|
|3 Stars||Located above the group of three fountains, near the middle of the stage. Can be reached by standing on the middle fountain, which launches Kirby up to a platform with this Bonus Star.|
|5 Stars||Located in the castle just before the Metamortex stretch. Can be reached by taking the left door at the top of the castle and pulling the patch.|
Fountain Gardens also reappears in three Sub-Games with tenants of Dom Woole's apartments:
- Level 1 of Zeke's Hide-and-Seek
- Level 2 of Carrie's Transport
- Level 2 of Mara's Race
Names in other languages
Funsui no niwa
|French||Jardin des fontaines||Garden of fountains|
|Italian||Giardini sorgivi||Wellspring Gardens|
|Latin American Spanish||Jardines de la fuente||Fountain gardens|
|European Spanish||Fuentes Ajardinadas||Landscaped Gardens|
Gameplay from Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.
100% walkthrough of Fountain Gardens.