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Invincible Candy (theme from Kirby's Dream Land)

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Invincible Candy
Various arrangements of "Invincible Candy".
Debut appearance Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Fighters 2
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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This article is about the primary theme for the Invincible Candy from Kirby's Dream Land, and should not be confused with the "Invincible Candy" theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards or the "Invincible Candy" theme from Kirby Mass Attack.

"Invincible Candy"[1][2], also referred to as "Invincible!"[3] and "Invincible",[4][5] is a short piece that plays when Kirby or one of his friends eats an Invincible Candy. The original version was created for Kirby's Dream Land by the game's sole sound composer, Jun Ishikawa.


An invincible Kirby roams the corridors.

"Invincible Candy" is a typically swift and upbeat theme in F major and 4/4. In most variations of "Invincible Candy", the high tempo and swift beat are used to convey the speed and power granted by the Invincible Candy. The theme consists of two short phrases: one consists of a short a simple motif of three rising notes and a falling sixth played twice, while the second is a virtuosic descending passage ending in a rising octave.

The first motif follows a chord progression of IV-I-VII-I, the chord changing every two beats; the VII chord, E flat major, substitutes the vii chord, E diminished, that normally appears in the key of F major. The second motif follows a simple IV-VII progression, the chord changing every four beats. By using all major chords and lacking the dominant V, the theme has a hyperactive energy that doesn't quite resolve, adding to the feeling of a sugar rush.

Most titles simply loop their version of the original melody with no variation, although starting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, some notes in the theme are altered when the melody repeats, making the loop slightly longer. This practice comes to a head in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, where the song doesn't loop until after four variants have played.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land, the theme makes its debut together with the candy it represents.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, new versions appear for their respective games and play during identical circumstances.

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Main article: Stage 1 (theme from Kirby's Block Ball)

In Kirby's Block Ball, a partial arrangement of "Invincible Candy" becomes the theme for Stage 1, which later appears in the True Ending music.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Two new arrangements appear in Kirby Super Star and its remake respectively. In addition to playing when consuming Invincible Candy, the theme also appears if obtaining "Super"/"Invincible Candy" in the mix roulette.

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, another arrangement of the theme plays under the same circumstances as a majority of the titles. This version of the theme has detached brass notes.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, a smoother arrangement plays once again after the consumption of Invincible Candy.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, the version from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land reprises its role here.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Despite not appearing fully in Kirby: Canvas Curse, a new iteration of the first phrase of "Invincible Candy" is a part of the credits theme together with "Gourmet Race".

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, a new arrangement based on the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land version plays when consuming Invincible Candy from the food source or a bubble.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, a somewhat extended arrangement similar to Kirby: Squeak Squad's version appears. Notably, this is the fastest version of "Invincible Candy".

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, two versions of the theme appear simultaneously: a new slower arrangement for the main game (simply titled "Invincible", arranged by Hirokazu Ando[4]), and the version from Kirby's Return to Dream Land for Kirby Fighters.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, the exact usage of the theme reprises the like in the original Kirby Fighters.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, an acoustic arrangement (titled "Invincible!") appears. This is the slowest of the versions of "Invincible Candy".

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, the version from Kirby: Triple Deluxe reappears and reprises its function.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, a new arrangement (most closely resembling the Kirby Super Star version) plays.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, the theme for the Invincible Candy is the same as for its two prequels.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, an extended rock arrangement four times longer than the original plays.

Main article: A Full-Speed Farewell from the New World

"Invincible Candy" is also mixed with "Welcome to the New World!" for the Big-Rig Mouth section. This medley is titled "A Full-Speed Farewell from the New World" and was arranged by Hirokazu Ando.[1]

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, a unique arrangement based on exclusively the second phrase of "Invincible Candy" plays for the player that uses the Invincible Candy.

Other appearances[edit]

An unnamed and unreleased music track used in a number of episodes of the Japanese run of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, including Dedede's Pet Threat and Waddle While You Work, features a slowed-down lighthearted variation of "Invincible Candy".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 無敵状態[6]
Muteki jōtai
Muteki da!
Muteki kyandī
Invincible state



Invincible Candy
Chinese 彩虹棒棒糖
Cǎihóng Bàngbàngtáng
Rainbow Lollipop
Dutch Supersnoep Super candy
Canadian French Super bonbon Super candy
European French Super sucette Super lollipop
German Superkraft-Lolli Superpower-Lollipop
Italian Bonbon invincibile Invincible candy
Korean 무적 캔디
Mujeok Kaendi
Invincible Candy
Portuguese Pirulito de invencibilidade Invincibility lollipop
Latin American Spanish Paleta de invencibilidad Invincibility Lollipop
European Spanish Piruleta de invencibilidad Invincibility lollipop