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Hard (theme from Kirby's Star Stacker)

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Hard (theme from Kirby's Star Stacker)
Various arrangements of the "Hard" theme.
Debut appearance Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) (1997)
Last appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Hard"[derived from Japanese][2], is a music track that first appeared in Kirby's Star Stacker on the Game Boy.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Star Stacker[edit]

In the Game Boy version of Kirby's Star Stacker and its remake on Super Famicom, the theme can heard in a couple shared instances throughout both games. In the Round Clear mode, it plays during every level in the Hard difficulty. It also plays during the Challenge mode, when the player has accumulated between 200 to 400 stars. Exclusively in the Super Famicom version, however, it also plays during the battle with Poppy Bros. Jr. during the Story Mode.

The rearranged track from the Super Famicom version was done by Jun Ishikawa.[3]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, the Super Famicom arrangement can be heard in Patched Plains - Stage 6 EX, specifically during the section with the fences in the green laboratory. It can also be heard as Track 110 in the Jukebox.

Other appearances[edit]

On the Kirby's Star Stacker Original CD Masters album, composer Masahito Nakano rearranged "Hard" with new instrumentation. It can be found as track 9 and is titled ふつう. Translated, it means "Normal", which is the name of the Hard difficulty in the Japanese version of Kirby's Star Stacker.

The song also appears in The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks. There, it's listed with the name "Level: Normal", and is track 20 on the album.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふつう[2]
reberu :futsū
The name of the "Hard" difficulty in Japanese.
Level: Normal


  1. The Kirby's Star Stacker Original CD Masters album has a section in its booklet that says "All Musics Composed by 安藤浩和 [Hirokazu Ando]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kirby's Star Stacker Original CD Masters
  3. Kirby: Planet Robobot Jukebox
  4. The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks