Green Greens

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Kirby appears on the scene in the opening cut-scene for Green Greens.
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Mid-Bosses Poppy Bros. Sr.
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The theme for Green Greens.

Green Greens is the first stage of Kirby's Dream Land as well as its shorter remake, Spring Breeze, which is part of Kirby Super Star and Super Star Ultra. Its boss is Whispy Woods.

Cutscene

Kirby is chasing some butterflies, but the wind sends both Kirby and the butterflies tumbling away.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Dream Land

Green Greens is the first stage of Kirby's Dream Land, and introduces numerous mechanics, enemies, items, and aesthetics that would be reused over and over again throughout the Kirby series. The music of this stage has also become iconic, to the point where it features in some capacity in nearly every game in the series.

The level itself is characterized with a natural feel, with grasslands, forests, and hollow trees. Poppy Bros. Sr. makes his first appearance here as a Mid-Boss, and Whispy Woods likewise debuts here as the level boss.

Full Level Synopsis

Being the first Kirby stage in history, Green Greens boasts many iconic areas and layouts. Players new to the series will be introduced to all of Kirby's basic abilities here, as well as many of his most iconic enemies.

The stage begins in a monochrome field, on a path which leads to the right. Kirby will encounter a couple Waddle Dees, Bronto Burts, Cappys, and other more obscure enemies while traversing this area. To defeat them, all Kirby needs to do is Inhale to eat them up, then either swallow by Ducking or spit them out as a Star Bullet to serve as a long range projectile attack. When Hovering through the air, Kirby can also spit out an Air Bullet to damage enemies.

Along the path, Kirby will find a number of short cliffs. The first few can be jumped over with ease, but some require Kirby to hover to get over them. A door appears in the middle of this route with a sign above saying 'In'. Kirby can use this door to access an optional side-chamber containing an Energy Drink, which restores two hit points. Further along the path, there are a couple of small pits which will KO Kirby if he falls all the way down them. From there, a Warp Star can be reached which will take Kirby to the next area when touched.

Kirby is dropped in a forested area, where he has to battle Poppy Bros. Sr.. This big Poppy attacks by bounding around and tossing bombs, and cannot be inhaled. The bombs can be inhaled though, and spat back at their thrower to deal him damage. Once Poppy Sr. is defeated, Kirby can proceed down the path through the woods, past many Poppy Bros. Jr. and Grizzos. At the end of this path, Kirby can enter a hollow tree log through a doorway.

The path leads up the interior of the tree trunk, past many decks and platforms patrolled by enemies. Kirby will find several chambers here off to the side blocked off by Star Blocks. These can be inhaled to get them out of the way. At the top of the trunk is the door to the next area.

Kirby finds himself outside on a series of wooden decks as the music changes. Heading down lands Kirby in a grove where he must battle Whispy Woods; a menacing tree with a face. Kirby cannot inhale this baddie either, and must attack the tree by inhaling his Apples, then spitting them back at his face. Whispy can also fire his own air bullets, which Kirby can only avoid. Once Whispy is hit six times, he is defeated, and Kirby can collect the first Sparkling Star to clear the level, leading directly into the next one; Castle Lololo.

Enemies and Bosses in Green Greens

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Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Green Greens appears as the first part of the Spring Breeze stage, which is a remake of Kirby's Dream Land. The basic layout of Green Greens remains the same, but it is much shorter and contains enemies that could not be found in the original version.

Enemies, Bosses, and Abilities in Green Greens

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Abilities in Green Greens

Kirby Star Allies

Main article: Extra Planet δ

While Green Greens proper does not appear in this title, the last area of Extra Planet δ resembles it greatly, including the theme music and the monochrome look.

Super Smash Bros. series

Green Greens, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Green Greens appears as Kirby's main stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Whispy Woods appears at the center of the stage, and may blow either left or right at any time, blowing characters in that direction. He also occasionally drops apples, which may be used as a projectile or eaten to recover health. The level consists of two thin platforms, floating in midair above the main ground platform. There are two shorter platforms floating left and right of the main platform, and Star Blocks and bomb blocks fall into the gaps between these platforms. The stage reappears as an unlockable stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is unchanged from its appearance in Melee. The stage can be unlocked by playing 20 Vs. matches against Kirby.

This stage appears again in higher fidelity in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here, it has a 'Battlefield' and 'Omega' form, and stage hazards such as the falling blocks and Whispy's gale can be disabled.

Music

Despite the stage itself only appearing in two original games, its theme song has been reused in almost every game since and is the second most recurring track in the series, being beaten out only by King Dedede's theme. It's considered the main theme of the Kirby series and has been mostly unchanged since its debut. However, since Super Smash Bros. Melee, the theme has been extended much like Dedede's, now incorporating parts of Kirby Super Star's main theme.[1]

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