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Milky Way Wishes: Shooting

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Milky Way Wishes: Shooting
Various arrangements of "Milky Way Wishes: Shooting".
Debut appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Last appearance Super Kirby Clash (2019)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1][2]
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This article is about the theme related to cat-alike ancient relics. For the similarly named theme associated with the Mint Leaf, Superspicy Curry and Kabula, see Shooting.

"Milky Way Wishes: Shooting"[3] is the theme song of the clockwork stars: Galactic Nova and Star Dream. It first appeared in Kirby Super Star, and was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1][2]


Kirby in the interior of Galactic Nova.

"Milky Way Wishes: Shooting" can be divided into four sections. The first one features techno beats in a rhythm of one-and-two, intercepted by trumpets. The second part has an unsettling violin as its lead instrument and a Sparkling Star/Goal Game-like sound as its secondary. The third is very similar to the first, though the trumpet no longer intercepts, instead playing along, though only later on. The fourth part is based off the second, but gradually speeds up over time. It also has a different secondary instrument.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

The theme debuts in Kirby Super Star, where it plays when flying in the insides of Galactic Nova and during battle with its heart. It can be found as track 53 in the game's Jukebox.

"Milky Way Wishes: Shooting" reappears in the remake, serving the same purpose. Not much was changed, other than the techno beats sounding lighter. It can be found as track 061 in the game's Jukebox.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

A remix of "Milky Way Wishes: Shooting" is present in the game's Music Room as track 035. This arrangement is slower and has no secondary instruments in the second and fourth section, giving it a hollow feel. It can be found as a Treasure in Wonder Space.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

The broken machine.

The theme is incorporated into "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection", the boss battle theme for Star Dream's third phase, to signify its connection with Galactic Nova.

A full-blown remix also appears as the first theme for Star Dream Soul OS's fourth phase, titled "Soul 0 System". The arrangement has a cybernetic feeling (much like most of Kirby: Planet Robobot's tracks), using many computer-like sounds and organs for its instrumentation, but makes all of it chaotic. This remix was arranged by Hirokazu Ando and can be found as track 154 in the game's Jukebox.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

When battling Morpho Knight as Susie, a remixed medley of "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection" and "VS. Star Dream", titled "幼おさなき日ひに視みたデウス・エクス・マキナ" (Deus Ex Machina at a Young Age) plays, and this medley contains the "Milky Way Wishes: Shooting" portion of the former track. It can be found as track 183 in the Jukebox.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

"Deus Ex Machina at a Young Age" is remixed with electronic instruments during the Super Party Quest battle against Pres. Parallel Susie.

Other appearances[edit]

The original version of "Milky Way Wishes: Shooting" was included in the compilation album The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks.


Jun Ishikawa, the composer of "Milky Way Wishes: Shooting", had to completely rewrite the song after being told that it did not fit the scenario it was written for.
  • During the live interviews with the Kirby sound team on the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, Jun Ishikawa talked a bit about the development of "Milky Way Wishes: Shooting". The very first version of it was very unlike the final song — Masahiro Sakurai asked him to make a theme for an auto-scroller shooter section in space, but after hearing the prototype, Sakurai said that it didn't fit. Ishikawa was confused at first, but after being shown the circumstances where the theme would play, he agreed that it didn't fit and completely recreated it.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 銀河ぎんがにねがいを:シューティング面[4]
Ginga ni Negai o: Shūtingu Men
Gyarakutikku Nova
Ginga ni Negai o: SHT
Wish Upon the Galaxy: Shooting Stage

Galactic Nova

Wish Upon the Galaxy: SHT
French Conflit Astral: Filantes[3] Astral Conflict: Shooting
"Astral Conflict" is the French name of Milky Way Wishes
The word "Filantes" comes from "étoile filante" which means "shooting star" but the word itself literally translates to "fleeing"
German Trubel im All: Schusswechsel[3] Hustle and Bustle in Space: Gunfire
"Hustle and Bustle in Space" is the German name of Milky Way Wishes.
Italian Auguri dalla Via Lattea: stelle cadenti[3] Best Wishes from the Milky Way: shooting star
"Best Wishes from the Milky Way" is the Italian name of Milky Way Wishes.
Spanish Deseos de la Vía Láctea: Fugaz[3] Milky Way Wishes: Shooting
The word "Fugaz" comes from "estrella fugaz" which means "shooting star" but the word itself literally translates to "fleeing" or "fleeting"