Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Defeating Whispy Woods is necessary to move on to Yellow Dunes. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table.
|The Adventure Begins||5|
|Up the Big Ol' Tree||5|
|Great Cave Escape||5|
|The Forest of Whispy Woods||Completing this stage unlocks Yellow Dunes.|
The Adventure Begins (1-1)
Being the first stage, this area is meant to teach the player the basics on how to guide Kirby using the Rainbow Rope that Elline paints. There is little in the way of resistance, other than the odd Cotta.
Up the Big Ol' Tree (1-2)
This area, true to its name, takes place largely in a vertical ascent inside a tree trunk. Kirby will have to deal with a number of Cannon Cottas on the way up.
Great Cave Escape (1-3)
This level is mostly an underground affair, taking some queues from The Great Cave Offensive. Gordos populate the walls and floors in places. There are also a number of waterfalls that need to be blocked off, and others that need to be released.