Meta Knightmare

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Meta Knightmare Title.jpg
Title screen for Meta Knightmare
Details
Type(s) Speedrun - Solo
Levels 7
Players 1
Appears in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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Meta Knightmare is an Extra Game that appears exclusively in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. As the name implies, it stars the masked swordsman - Meta Knight, and has him race through all seven levels from the main game in one long time attack to defeat King Dedede at the end. To unlock this game, the player must complete both the Main Game and the Extra Game 100%.

This is the first title of the "Meta Knightmare" speedrun series, the later two being Meta Knightmare Ultra from Kirby Super Star Ultra and Meta Knightmare Returns from Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Gameplay Differences

Meta Knight spots a 1-Up styled after himself.

Like in the Extra Game, Meta Knight only has three bars of Vitality. His move-set is a modified version of the Sword move-set, with some unique attacks, and the ability to fly quickly using his wings. In addition, Meta Knight's sword is capable of breaking Metal Blocks, pounding Posts and lighting Fuses. Meta Knight does not battle Nightmare, so the game will be complete after beating King Dedede. It is not necessary to press any of the Big Switches along the way, as the Sub-Games they normally open access to are all locked, along with the ones out in the open.

the player is not able to save any progress made in Meta Knightmare, so to complete the game, it will need to be done in a single power session. Likewise, if Meta Knight runs out of lives, the game will be over, with no chance to continue. Once the game is complete, the time taken to complete it will be displayed to the player and placed in a top time scoreboard if it qualifies.

Trivia

Meta Knight swings his sword at Meta Knight.
  • Meta Knight fights himself at the end of Orange Ocean, which is amusing, to say the least.