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Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler

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Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler
Various arrangements of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler".
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Super Kirby Clash
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler"[2] is the musical piece associated with Magolor. It debuted alongside him in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and often reappears as his leitmotif in later games. The theme was composed by Hirokazu Ando.


Magolor conversates with Kirby inside the Starcutter.

"Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" is a chipper tune that is normally set in D major, 4/4 time, with a time signature of around 150 beats per minute. It features the distinctive "oompah" rhythm associated with polkas, emphasizing the off beats; this is reflected in its instrumentation, which prominently features electric bass, piano, and flute, as well as synth embellishments. It also happens to quote "A New Wind for Tomorrow" just before the loop point.

Game appearances[edit]

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

Magolor's theme debuts here and is primarily used as the Lor Starcutter's interior theme, as well as the main menu theme (prior to reaching 100% completion, which changes the music). It also appears as a motif throughout the rest of the game's soundtrack, most notably in "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", the final boss theme, in which it is featured in a minor key orchestral reprise.

In the remake Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the theme also receives several new rearrangements, both by itself as standalone themes, and included in segments of other new grander compositions. One of them, named "WELCOME TO MAGOLAND!", is played at Merry Magoland, and is also composed by Hirokazu Ando.

"The Shape of a Heart" arrangement from Kirby Star Allies also plays after clearing a stage in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler. "Interdimensional Traveler" from Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition also plays in the first few sections of the Extra Stage in Locandra Dimension.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Two new versions of the theme appear in this game, both in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game. The first is titled もっとチャレンジステージ (New Challenge Stages) on the Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack album, and plays on the New Challenge Stages title screen and during the first two races with Magolor. This variation uses entirely synthetic instrumentation and a more syncopated rhythm, and was done by Hirokazu Ando.

The other variation is titled "Interdimensional Traveler" (or "Distant Traveler") in English and 異空いくうヲカケル旅人たびびと (The Traveler Across Another Dimension) in Japanese. It plays during Magolor Race 3 and Magolor Race EX. This variation is set in a faster tempo and a minor key, but has similar synthetic instrumentation other than including an electric guitar.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The "Interdimensional Traveler" variation reappears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as the theme of the Distant Traveler stage in Dedede's Drum Dash; its fast-paced rhythm makes it suitably difficult. Additionally, the "New Challenge Stages" variant can be heard in Stage 6 of Fine Fields. Finally, the menu theme from Kirby's Return to Dream Land is used as the theme for the Copy Ability Room.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

An acoustic arrangement of "Interdimensional Traveler" featuring melodica and ukelele is used as the staff credits theme upon clearing all of the secret stages. This arrangement actually debuted as part of the track "Dededeluxe!" on the Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack, where it formed a medley with the other Dedede's Drum Dash stage themes. It reappears in Kirby: Planet Robobot in The True Arena, playing during the Mid-Boss All-Stars 1 fight.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Another acoustic arrangement of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" is used while speaking to him at his shoppe in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. It uses guitars as its primary instruments, particularly ukelele and mandolin, accompanied by marimba and plucked strings. It reappears in Super Kirby Clash, unaltered and filling the same purpose.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The original version reappears in Kirby Star Allies as the puzzle room theme for Extra Planet β and Extra Planet γ.

A short jingle based on "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" is used as Magolor's Dream Friend jingle, which is titled ブラボー!マホロアがキテアゲタヨォ (Bravo! Magolor Has Come) on the official soundtrack. The theme's title uses Magolor's katakana-based speaking style. This arrangement was done by Yuuta Ogasawara.

The Celebration Picture "The Shape of a Heart" features a fuller arrangement of the theme. It uses a slower tempo and gentle instrumentation, featuring a leading acoustic piano backed by Rhodes piano and acoustic bass. This arrangement was done by Hirokazu Ando.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Both "New Challenge Stages" and the original version of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" can be unlocked for potential use in races and Free Rolling, the former unlocked at Gourmet Rank 78 and named Kirby's Dream Collection: Memorial Song 1, the latter unlocked at Gourmet Rank 81 and named Kirby's Return to Dream Land: Memorial Song 2 in the American English version and Kirby's Adventure Wii: Memorial Song 2 in the British English version.

Other appearances[edit]

A rearrangement of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" is included as part of the track ボーナストラック:4人の仲間と彼方からの旅人 (Bonus Track: Four Adventurers and the Far-Flung Traveler) on the Kirby Wii Music Selection album.

The Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack album includes a track called "Dededeluxe!", which is a medley that consists of all four themes in Dedede's Drum Dash. The fourth theme, however, instead of being the in-game version of "Distant Traveler", it is a completely new remix of it. This remix was later featured in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot.

For the Kirby Memorial Arrangements album, a full big band ensemble was assembled to record exclusive arrangements. One, titled "I'll Never Forget You", is a medley of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" and "Memories (I'll Never Forget You)". It was arranged by Shogo Sakai and extended to include solos for alto saxophone, trombone, and trumpet.

A gentle waltz (3/4 time) arrangement is incorporated in the track マリオネットキッチン (Marionette Kitchen) on the album The Sound of Kirby Café 2, where it is combined into a medley with "Vs. Marx". It was arranged by Megumi Ohara.

The "WELCOME TO MAGOLAND!" version of the theme is paired with "Booming Blasters" to serve as the music track for when 50 players remain in the Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Maximus Cup for Tetris 99.

Names in other languages[edit]

"Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 彼方かなたからの旅人たびびとマホロア[3]
Kanata kara no tabibito Mahoroa
Mahoroa, the Distant Traveler
Mahoroa is Magolor's Japanese name.
Traditional Chinese 來自遠方的旅人魔法洛亞
lái zì yuǎn fāng de lǚ rén mó fǎ luò yà
The visitor from afar, Traveler Magolor
Simplified Chinese 来自远方的旅人魔法洛亚
lái zì yuǎn fāng de lǚ rén mó fǎ luò yà
Dutch Magolor, de verre reiziger Magolor, the distant traveler
French Magolor, le voyageur venu de loin Magolor, the traveler who came from afar
German Weit gereister Magolor Far traveled Magolor
Italian Magolor, il viaggiatore stellare Magolor, the stellar traveler
Korean 머나먼 곳에서 온 여행자 마버로아
meonameon gos-eseo on yeohaengja mabeoloa
Mabeoroa, the Distant Traveler
Mabeoroa is Magolor's Korean name.
Portuguese Magolor, o viajante interdimensional Magolor, the interdimensional traveler
Spanish Maglor, el viajero de mundos remotos Magolor, the traveler of remote worlds

"Interdimensional Traveler"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 異空いくうヲカケル旅人たびびと[4]
Ikuu wokakeru tabibito
The Traveler Across Another Dimension
Traditional Chinese 穿越異空間的旅人
chuān yuè yì kōng jiān de lǚ rén
The Traveler Across Different Dimensions
Simplified Chinese 穿越异空间的旅人
chuān yuè yì kōng jiān de lǚ rén
Dutch Reiziger tussen dimensies Traveler between dimensions
French Voyageur lointain[4]
Le voyageur interdimensionnel
Distant traveler
The interdimensional traveler
German Weltenbummler[4]
Reisender der Dimensionen
Traveler of Dimensions
Italian Un lungo viaggio[4]
Viaggiatore interdimensionale
A long journey
Interdimensional traveler
Korean 이공을 건너는 여행자[4]
igong-eul geonneoneun yeohaengja
The Traveler Crossing Another Dimension
Portuguese Viajante interdimensional Interdimensional traveler
Spanish Viajero lejano[4]
Viajero interdimensional
Distant traveler
Interdimensional traveler

"The Shape of a Heart"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ココロノスガタ
kokoro no sugata
The Shape of a Heart
The song title is written entirely in katakana instead of hiragana and/or kanji, matching with Magolor's way of speaking in Japanese.
Traditional Chinese 心的姿態
xīn de zī tài
The Feeling of a Heart
Simplified Chinese 心的姿态
xīn de zī tài
Dutch De vorm van een hart The shape of a heart
French En forme de cœur In the shape of a heart
German Umriss eines Herzens Outline of a Heart
Italian La forma del cuore The shape of the heart
Korean 마음의 형태
ma-eum-ui hyeongtae
The Shape of a Heart
Portuguese A forma de um coração The shape of a heart
Spanish La forma del corazón The shape of the heart


Language Name Meaning
Latin American Spanish ¡Maglolandia Fantasía les da la bienvenida! Merry Magoland welcomes you!
European Spanish ¡Bienvenidos a Maglolandia Fantasía! Welcome to Merry Magoland!