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Hyper Zone

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Hyper Zone
KDL3 Hyper Zone intro.png
The intro cutscene for Hyper Zone.
Level Nr. 6
Boss Dark Matter & Zero
Level Progression
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Hyper Zone is the final level in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is accessed directly after defeating King Dedede in the Iceberg level, and consists solely of the fight with Dark Matter, then Zero in the heart of the dark cloud above Popstar. It cannot be accessed unless all of the Heart Stars have been collected.


Atop the tower where King Dedede was fought, Kirby assembles all of the Heart Stars while his Animal Friends watch on. Once all of them are together, they form the Love-Love Stick. Kirby grabs onto this newly forged weapon, and it carries him into the sky. If Gooey is present in the party (or the cutscene is viewed from the Theater), he also watches as the Love-Love Stick assembles and, once Kirby flies off with it, Gooey transforms into his Mock Matter form with orange petals resembling that of Dark Matter before taking off after Kirby.

Boss: Dark Matter & Zero[edit]

Main article: Dark Matter
Main article: Zero

Kirby arrives immediately in the cloud as Dark Matter congeals itself. The fight is a simplified version of the final battle from Kirby's Dream Land 2, with Dark Matter attacking Kirby via two methods. The first is a series of dark lightning bolts, which it will shoot in one of four general directions, each time shooting four bolts at slightly different angles. The second attack has it splitting off the orange fins surrounding it and lobbing them at Kirby. As these attacks are being done, Kirby has to weave and bob while he shoots his heart projectiles at Dark Matter. He can destroy the orange fins by striking them with the Love-Love Stick or its projectiles, however.

Once Dark Matter is defeated, it dissipates and explodes. This is immediately followed by Zero taking the scene. Zero attacks in a number of different ways. He can shoot out smaller copies of Dark Matter at Kirby, he can ram Kirby, and he can fire blood projectiles at Kirby from either his standard position or from the background. Like before, Kirby can destroy the blood projectiles by striking them with the Love-Love Stick, though only with a well-timed direct hit from the weapon itself.

When Zero loses his main bar of health, the eye separates from the main body in a rather gory display and pursues Kirby in a last-ditch effort to defeat him. Notably, the eye does not target Kirby's actual position, and instead circles around him directly within reach of the Love-Love Stick, meaning that the best strategy is to simply stay put and swing. After a few more hits, the eye explodes, destroying the threat of Dark Matter and its clan for good.

This done, the Love-Love Stick dispels the dark cloud from the sky, and Pop Star's rings are restored. The credits roll, and the game is complete.

In Story Mode of Kirby's Dream Land 3, Hyper Zone has a blue background with black moving clouds, tying in with its nature as a mass of Dark Matter in the skies of Pop Star. In Boss Butch, Hyper Zone has a yellow background with red and blue moving clouds. In Virtual Console releases of Kirby's Dream Land 3, the Boss Butch version of Hyper Zone instead features orange and green clouds, possibly to either make Zero's red projectiles easier to see or to reduce the potential risk of seizures.




Ending scene[edit]

Pop Star in Kirby's Dream Land 3
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