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Various arrangements of "L86".
Debut appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Last appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"L86" is a theme from Kirby: Planet Robobot associated with the final stages of the game. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]


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"L86" is a tense piece in 4/4. Much like the area it was composed for, it has a digital sound. It is based on rising major sevenths that create a sharp dissonance. It alternates between even rhythm in crotchets and syncopation, which is the source of the contrast. After its introduction, it is joined by a bassline. Nearing the end of the melody, the pulsation accelerates and the pitch moves up chromatically, which adds to its unnerving character. This repeats, now played by scarce strings and brass. A distinct middle section can be heard, as it uses sharps more frequently and forms an F-sharp major chord. Several more dissonant chords follow up, replacing the rising sevenths with less spread out passages. In a final eerie descent, the digital sounds play a shortened version of the melody and end in a trill. The track then loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, "L86" plays throughout Access Ark - Stage 4, as well as the beginning of Access Ark - Stage 5. It also plays in the Rest Area of The True Arena before bosses 9-11.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, "L86" is part of the dimension levels' theme, "The Legend of Last World", a medley of final level music from various games.


  • The "86" in the name is a form of goroawase, a Japanese wordplay where the names of numbers are used to represent another phrase. In this case, it means "haru," how HAL Laboratory's name is said in Japanese.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese L86
Dutch L86 -
European French L86 -
German L86 -
Italian L86 -
Portuguese L86 -
Russian L86
European Spanish L86 -