Fountain of Dreams
- This article is about the Fountain of Dreams in a general context. For other articles pertaining to the fountain, see this disambiguation page.
The Fountain of Dreams, also known as the Dream Spring or the Dream Fountain, is a location that has appeared in many Kirby games. It made its first appearance in Kirby's Adventure, as well as in its remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. The fountain is said to have been created by the Star Rod, which gives the fountain power and radiates this energy out across Dream Land to give good dreams to all of its citizens. Similar-looking fountains can be found on other planets, and collecting the power housed within all of them is the only way to summon the legendary Galactic Nova.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- Main article: The Fountain of Dreams (level)
In Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the Fountain of Dreams serves as the game's final level. King Dedede is fought in front of the fountain in Rainbow Resort's final stage, and in the following level, Nightmare emerges from it after Kirby returns the Star Rod to its mount on the top of the fountain. From there, Kirby must use the Star Rod to chase down and destroy Nightmare once and for all.
The Fountain of Dreams, referred to as the Dream Fountain, appears in the final stages of Kirby's Avalanche's Competition mode, starting with Stage 9. The manual of the game elaborates that an Avalanche tournament is being held at the Dream Fountain, and the winner will become the Avalanche champion and win the Dream Fountain Cup. The opponents faced at the Dream Fountain are Heavy Mole, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright, Kracko, Meta Knight, and King Dedede, the last of whom is the final boss. If Kirby successfully defeats King Dedede, he receives the Dream Fountain Cup to commemorate his victory.
In this game, the Star Rod does not appear at the top of the fountain, instead being replaced by a decoration resembling Nightmare's Power Orb.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, the Fountain of Dreams appears during Milky Way Wishes. The fountain appears in the game's opening cutscene, where it is shown creating a Warp Star for Kirby to use to travel through space. Each planet Kirby visits (with the exception of ???) has its own Fountain of Dreams that holds one of the stars Kirby needs to summon Galactic Nova.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe & Kirby Fighters 2
- Main article: Fountain of Dreams (Battle Stage)
In Kirby Fighters Deluxe Team DDD are fought here in the final round of Single Player mode, using the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land 2D background on the Very Hard difficulty, and the default 3D background on the other difficulty levels.
The stage returns in Kirby Fighters 2, though this time the stage does not have 3D form, instead always using the 2D background.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
In this game, the Fountain of Dreams appears as an icon in the Music Room that represents the Kirby's Adventure music tracks.
Kirby Star Allies
The Fountain of Dreams appears in the Celebration Picture: "Friends' Getaway".
Super Smash Bros. series
The Fountain of Dreams appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The stage is actually set in a large pool of water, with the fountain in the background. There are two floating platforms on the left and right side of the stage that are supported by a jet of water and move up and down, and one stationary floating platform in the middle of the stage. The music that plays on this stage is a remix of the music played on courses 1 and 3 in Gourmet Race from Kirby Super Star. The design of the fountain and the music that plays on the stage was later re-used for the King Dedede battle in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It also appears that the design for the stage would later inspire the permanent design for the Fountain of Dreams in later Kirby games. The stage's music was also used in Kirby Air Ride as an alternate track for Nebula Belt, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an alternate track for the Green Greens stage, and in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as an alternate track for the Dream Land stage.
It returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a graphical upgrade and added details.
|"This mystical fountain in Dream Land uses the power of the Star Rod to create a gush of pleasant dreams that flow like water. The dreams then become a fine mist and drift over the land, bringing peaceful rest to one and all. It's been confirmed that there are identical facilities on other planets near Pop Star."||Kirby's Adventure, 05/93|
- The Fountain of Dreams was going to be one of the main subjects of the storyline for the canceled SNES game, Kid Kirby. In an assets reveal by ex-DMA developer "Mike Dailly", the Fountain of Dreams appears in what seems to be a boss arena.
- According to Masahiro Sakurai, the Fountain of Dreams was supposed to flash rather than shake in the ending cutscene of Kirby's Adventure, but that does not happen due to an oversight. He has not forgotten the error years later.
Artwork from the American instruction manual for Kirby's Adventure
Artwork of King Dedede bathing in the Fountain of Dreams from the American instruction manual for Kirby's Adventure
3D render of the Fountain of Dreams from the Japanese manual for Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
The Fountain of Dreams stage in Kirby Fighters 2
"Spring Breeze & Fountain of Dreams" round cushion from the "Kirby Pupupu Train" 2020 events
"Ticket Box" miniature set from the "Kirby Popstar Night Cinema" merchandise line, featuring the Fountain of Dreams on the Kirby's Adventure movie ticket
An alarm clock from Lawson's Kirby's 30th Anniversary Campaign
The 夢の泉スパークリングカクテル（ノンアルコール） (Fountain of Dreams Sparkling Cocktail (non-alcoholic)) Kirby Café drink (Osaka picture)
Names in other languages
Yume no Izumi
|Fountain of Dreams|
mèng zhī quán
|Fountain of Dreams|
mèng zhī quán
|French||Fontaine des rêves||Fountain of dreams|
|Italian||Fontana dei sogni||Fountain of dreams|
|Spanish||Fuente de los sueños||Fountain of the dreams|
- "The Dream Spring, source of all dreams, has dried up, taking with it all the blissful dreams of Dream Land." (Kirby's Adventure blurb)
- "Can you help guide Kirby through the competition so he arrives successfully at the Dream Fountain?" (Kirby's Avalanche manual)
- "Legends told that the Dream Spring was created by a magical artifact known as the Star Rod. The sparkling star on the tip of this scepter was an actual fragment of a star that had landed in Dream Land in the distant past. The Star Rod now provided energy to the Dream Spring and served as the very symbol of Dream Land." --Kirby's Adventure Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 6
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