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Four Adventurers: Cookie Country

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This article is about the song that plays in the title screen of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its first level. For the first level of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, see Cookie Country.
Four Adventurers: Cookie Country
Various arrangements of "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Four Adventurers: Cookie Country"[2], also simply known as "Cookie Country",[3] is the title theme of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It includes various of the game's leitmotifs. The theme was composed by Hirokazu Ando.

Composition[edit]

Four adventurers running through the titular Cookie Country.

"Four Adventurers: Cookie Country" starts with a triumphant sequence of chords in F-major, followed by a lively syncopated beat and a harp glissando. The main theme ranges within an octave and is performed twice by trumpets while backed by a flute and xylophone. This theme also plays in "The Adventure Begins", albeit with shorter pauses. The following section features a rising violin passage, and after playing twice, it makes way for the main leitmotif of the game (primarily heard in "Road to Victory" and "Sky Tower") in a softer volume. The music then loops from the start of the syncopated beat.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

This theme is first heard as soon as the game is started, being introduced at the same time as Kirby. It continues until the opening cutscene plays automatically. Said cutscene, as well as more notably "Each to His Own World" and the credits, this track's main theme is featured prominently.

Aside from cutscenes, "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country" plays in the hub of the first level after which it was named.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The original version of the theme is reused in the secret room of Royal Road - Stage 8 EX.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

A slow-paced acoustic arrangement of the theme is used for Magolor's "pseudo HAL Room" in Guest Star Magolor - Best Friends Forever. The notable difference is the addition of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" in the middle section. This version is titled 4人よにん仲間なかまと:クッキーカントリー/スターアライズ アレンジ ver. (Four Adventurers: Cookie Country / Star Allies Arrange ver.) on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, and was arranged by Yuuta Ogasawara.

Other appearances[edit]

In addition to the original track, the Kirby Wii Music Selection features a medley of "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country", "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" (as heard in the New Challenge Stages), "Green Greens" and "The Adventure Begins" titled ボーナストラック:4人の仲間と彼方からの旅人 (Bonus Track: Four Adventurers and the Far-Flung Traveler). The most notable difference is the change of the tonality from F major to A major in the first iteration, together with the use of bells simultaneously playing "The Adventure Begins", followed by the portion of Kirby's Return to Dream Land's opening cutscene's music containing the "Cookie Country" theme, again succeeded by its original version with yet another brief addition of bells.

The original track is also present in the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack, where it is named in English as simply "Cookie Country".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 4人よにん仲間なかまと:クッキーカントリー
yonin no nakama to: kukkī kantorī
With 4 Friends: Cookie Country
Traditional Chinese 和同伴4人:蒼綠村鄉
hé tóngbàn sì rén: cāng lǜ cūn xiāng
With 4 Friends: Verdant Countryside
Simplified Chinese 和同伴4人:苍绿村乡
hé tóngbàn sì rén: cāng lǜ cūn xiāng
Dutch Vier avonturiers: Puddingprairie Four adventurers: Pudding prairie
Canadian French Quatre aventuriers : Prairie paisible Four adventurers: Peaceful Prairie
European French Quatre aventuriers : Prairie Paisible Four adventurers: Peaceful Prairie
German Vier Abenteurer: Keks-Kulisse Four Adventurers: Cookie Scenery
Italian Quattro avventurieri: Bosco Biscotto Four adventurers: Cookie Woodlands
Korean 4명의 동료와: 쿠키 초원
samyeong-ui donglyowa: kuki chowon
With 4 Friends: Cookie Grassland
Portuguese Quatro aventureiros: Campos Churros Four adventurers: Churros Fields
Latin American Spanish Cuatro aventureros en la Campiña Caramelo Four adventurers in the Caramel Countryside
European Spanish Cuatro aventureros en las Praderas Piruleta Four adventurers in the Lollipop Prairies

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