Please remember that WiKirby contains spoilers, which you read at your own risk! See our general disclaimer for details.


From WiKirby, your independent source of Kirby knowledge.
Jump to navigationJump to search
KSS Hotbeat select.png
Planet Hotbeat on the Milky Way Wishes level hub in Kirby Super Star.
Main game Milky Way Wishes
Mid-boss(es) Bugzzy
Boss Chameleo Arm
Copy Essence(s) Deluxe Fire, Suplex
Theme music

Clip of the theme that plays in Hotbeat, from Kirby Super Star

Stage order
Skyhigh Cavius
 This box: view  talk  edit 

Flame Planet Hotbeat is one of the planets which Kirby can visit in Milky Way Wishes, in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is dominated by magma-filled tunnels, and has Chameleo Arm serving as its Boss. Hotbeat is home to two Copy Essences Deluxe. These are Fire and Suplex.


The stage begins as Kirby flies into a magmatic tunnel. From here, he will need to carefully traverse the area as it snakes along, moving gradually upward and to the right. Several enemies stand on solid ground in places, and will (or will not) try to get in the way. Up near the end of the path, Kirby can find an Invincible Candy to help him withstand the lava floes for a moment.

The following area features a long path leading to the right, dotted by Carts which Kirby can use to safely roll over the lava and pound down Stakes in the way. Lots of recovery items can be found along the way, though Kirby should be careful not to accidentally seal some away by pounding the wrong stakes.

The following area features another snaking tunnel, this one being much more molten than the first. After moving past some patrolling Gordos, Kirby can make use of rotating cannons to move forward. A few wayward Maxim Tomatoes and 1-Ups can be collected here as well in tight spaces. From the last cannon, Kirby can reach the door to the boss.

Copy Essence Deluxe guide[edit]

The following is a basic guide on how to reach each Copy Essence Deluxe on Planet Hotbeat:

Copy Essence Deluxe locations in Hotbeat  
Image How to reach
In the first area, Kirby must uncover a lavafall in an overhanging cave and then fly in to find a door on the other side. To avoid taking damage from the lava, he will need an Invincible Candy.
In the second area with the Carts, a doorway can be found by busting through a ceiling made of fragile blocks up ahead. In the proceeding room, Kirby will need to defeat Bugzzy before the essence will appear.

Enemies, mid-boss, and boss[edit]

Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability (using Copy) Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability (using Copy)
KSS Burnin Leo.png KSSU Burning Leo Sprite.png Burnin' Leo Fire KSS Noddy.png KSSU Noddy Sprite.png Noddy Sleep
KSS Gordo.png KSSU Gordo Sprite.png Gordo N/A KSS Scarfy sprite.png KSSU Scarfy Sprite.png Scarfy Crash
KSS Jungle Bomb.png KSSU Jungle Bomb Sprite.png Jungle Bomb Bomb KSS Sir Kibble.png KSSU Sir Kibble Sprite.png Sir Kibble Cutter
Image (KSS/SSU) Name Copy Ability (using Copy)
KSS Bugzzy.png KSSU Bugzzy Sprite.png Bugzzy Suplex
Image (KSS) Name Copy Ability
KSS Chameleo Arm Sprite.png Chameleo Arm Paint

Boss: Chameleo Arm[edit]

Kirby deftly dive-kicks his foe.
Main article: Chameleo Arm

At the end of the stage, Chameleo Arm appears in an arena that is largely the same as the one it appears in from The Great Cave Offensive. Like before, its color is randomized, but its attack pattern, strategy, and stats are the same as before. It attacks primarily by attempting to grab Kirby with its tongue or claws, and spitting out paint globs that can be inhaled and spat back. Defeating Chameleo Arm completes this stage.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 灼熱しゃくねつほし ホットビート
shakunetsu no hoshi hottobīto
Red-Hot Planet Hotbeat
French Planète Vulcano Planet Vulcano
"Vulcano" comes from "volcan" (volcano)
German Feuerplanet Infernos Fire Planet Infernos
"Infernos" comes from "Inferno" (hell)
Italian Pianeta Vulkanio Planet Vulkanio
"Vulkanio" comes from "vulcano" (volcano)
Korean 화염의 별 핫비트
hwayeom-ui byeol hasbiteu
Flame Star Hotbeat
Spanish Planeta Fuegus Planet Fuegus
"Fuegus" comes from "fuego" (fire)

The starry path in Kirby Super Star (Ultra)
PopstarFloriaAqualiss/AquariusSkyhighHotbeatCavios/CaviusMecheye/MekkaiHalfmoonNova???KSS M MilkyWayWishes.png

Click on an area to proceed