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Fountain of Dreams (theme)

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Fountain of Dreams
Various arrangements of the "Fountain of Dreams" theme.
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Debut appearance Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)
Last appearance Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby Fighters 2
Composer(s) Tadashi Ikegami[1]
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This article is about the slow paced Gourmet Race remix. For the Kirby's Adventure cutscene theme that plays at the beginning of The Fountain of Dreams, see Level 8 Demo.

"Fountain of Dreams", also known as "The Fountain of Dreams", "Dream Land" and "Gourmet Race (Melee)", is a musical track that first appeared in the Fountain of Dreams stage of Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is a slower paced remix of Gourmet Race, with a more dramatic tone. It is one of the few Kirby songs that originally debuted in a Super Smash Bros. game and was later incorporated into the games.

Game appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The stage in question.

"Fountain of Dreams" debuts in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and is used in the Fountain of Dreams stage. It can also play in the Green Greens stage in Adventure Mode and is one of Kirby's credits themes.

This version reappears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the themes that can play on the Green Greens stage, under the name "Fountain of Dreams (Melee)", and it has a random chance of being unlocked when the player collects a CD. It returns again in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U under the name "The Fountain of Dreams" (American English) / "Gourmet Race (Melee)" (British English), in which it can play in the DLC stage Dream Land (64) and is unlocked upon downloading that stage. It returns once again in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate under the name "Gourmet Race (Melee)" and can play in any Kirby series stage, as well as Battlefield, its derivatives, and Final Destination.

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, an arrangement of "The Fountain of Dreams" plays when battling King Dedede in the Fountain of Dreams. This version was arranged by Jun Ishikawa.[2]

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, an arrangement of "The Fountain of Dreams" can be unlocked as an alternate track for Nebula Belt. It is arranged by Hirokazu Ando,[3] and is very faithful to the original version.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

When playing with the old school sound turned on, Drawcia Sorceress's theme is replaced by the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land arrangement of the theme.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, the "Fountain of Dreams" arrangement of Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land plays when selecting that game in the Kirby's History mode.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The Kirby Air Ride arrangement of the theme is reused in Royal Road - Stage 8 EX, playing when Kirby has the Hypernova ability.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

The arrangement from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is reused in Kirby Fighters Deluxe for the first part of the Team DDD battle in the Very Hard difficulty; this version is also used when battling on the Fountain of Dreams stage in Multiplayer or Training mode.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land version of the theme is reused for the Fountain of Dreams Battle Stage. A new arrangement of the theme is used as the stage's secret song, arranged by Kiyoshi Hazemoto.[2]

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

The Fountain of Dreams Secret Song from Kirby Fighters 2, named "Kirby Fighters 2: Memorial Song 1" in-game, can be unlocked in Kirby's Dream Buffet as a song for races and Free Rolling upon reaching Gourmet Rank 20.

The arrangement from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, named "Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land: Memorial Song 2" in-game, can be unlocked as a song for races and Free Rolling upon reaching Gourmet Rank 122.

Other appearances[edit]

A live orchestrated version of the track is included as the sixth track in the Super Smash Bros. Melee album Smashing...Live!, performed by New Japan Philharmonic.

The version from Super Smash Bros. Melee is included in the Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus album.

Kirby Pupupu Train features a short jingle titled 夢の泉駅 (Fountain of Dreams Station) in Kirby Pupupu Train Eki-melo Collection.

The Sound of Kirby Café 2 features a remix of this track titled Track 9: Bright of Dream, arranged by Hirokazu Ando.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆめいずみ[4][5]
yume no izumi
激突!グルメレース[5]
gekitotsu! gurume rēsu
Fountain of Dreams
Crash! Gourmet Race
Chinese Gourmet Race[5]
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Dutch Gourmet Race[5] -
Canadian French The Fountain of Dreams[5]
Gourmet Race[5]
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European French Pays des rêves[4]
Fontaine des Rêves[5]
Gourmet Race[5]
Land of dreams
Fountain of Dreams
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German Dream Land[4]
Traumbrunnen[5]
Gourmet Race[5]
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Dream Fountain
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Italian Dream Land[4]
La fontana dei sogni[5]
Gourmet Race[5]
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The fountain of dreams
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Korean Dream Land[5]
Gourmet Race[5]
꿈의 샘[5]
kkum-ui saem
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Fountain of Dreams
Portuguese Gourmet Race[5] -
Russian Gourmet Race[5]
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Latin American Spanish The Fountain of Dreams[5]
Gourmet Race[5]
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European Spanish Dream Land[4]
Fuente de los Sueños[5]
Gourmet Race[5]
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Fountain of Dreams
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References

  1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U; it should be noted however that Tadashi Ikegami is responsible for this specific arrangement and not the composition, as "Gourmet Race", the original song, was composed by Jun Ishikawa
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kirby's Dream Buffet
  3. Kirby: Triple Deluxe Jukebox
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 From Kirby Air Ride
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 From Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and/or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and/or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate