Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are a duo boss in Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Avalanche and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. They also make appearances in Kirby's Dream Land 3 (as paintings created and brought to life by Ado) and in Kirby: Canvas Curse (where they cameo as drawings in the Paint Panic Sub-Game); in the latter, however, they are drawn separately.
The two are based on the moon and the sun, except with arms, legs, and facial features. Mr. Shine is the moon, while Mr. Bright is the sun. Their facial expressions vary from scowls to grins, and their yellow or white limbs are thin and flexible, albeit relatively short.
|Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Pinball Land||Enemy||In this game, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear on separate boards, but in the same stage.|
|Kirby's Dream Course||Cameo||Briefly appears whenever a Day and Night Switch is pressed. Also has a course named after them.|
|Kirby's Dream Land 2||Boss|
|Kirby's Block Ball||Boss and Enemy||Mr. Shine appears on his own as an enemy. These two are fought together as a boss shortly after.|
|Kirby's Dream Land 3||Reference||Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are one of the paintings drawn by Ado in her boss fight.|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||Boss||As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, their role doesn't change.|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Reference||Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear separately as possible paintings Paint Roller can draw in Paint Panic.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Boss||Boss in the Sub-Game Strato Patrol EOS.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Their Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land sprites appear as a regular Keychain.|
|Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||Reference||Mr. Bright appears without Mr. Shine as a cameo in Elline's Secret Diary.|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Each appear separately on Character Treats.|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit|
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright made their debut in this title, serving as the boss of Butter Building. They fight against Kirby in a tag team style: one hangs in the air while the other one attacks on the ground, using tackles and other moves against Kirby. The one in the air offers various support attacks to their partner. The time of day appears to shift if Mr. Shine appears in the air, as this dims the stage.
To defeat the duo, Kirby can use the Drop Stars that appear from the attacks of the hanging foe to strike at the grounded foe, or by repeatedly using his Copy Ability if possible. Alternatively, Kirby can gain the Cutter ability by swallowing the stars that drop when Mr. Shine is in the air, or gain the Fire ability by swallowing the stars that appear from Mr. Bright's sunbeam attack. After taking enough damage, Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright crash into each other and explode, leaving a Star Rod piece behind in the twilight for Kirby to collect.
Kirby's Pinball Land
Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright appear separately in the uppermost board of Kracko Land. Mr. Bright appears first, and must be hit three times to defeat, worth 900 points for each hit. Once he is defeated, Mr. Shine then appears, who must also be hit three times, though with each hit now being worth 1800 points. Once Mr. Shine goes down, a Warp Star appears which can take Kirby to the boss board against Kracko.
Kirby's Dream Course
|“||Another deadly duo. Don't let down your guard on account of their friendly sounding names!||”|
— Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 24
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are faced in Stage 10 of Competition mode in Kirby's Avalanche. Besides differences in dialogue, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright share parallels with their Puyo Puyo equivalent, Schezo Wegey.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are fought at the end of Red Canyon. Their attack pattern is largely the same as their previous appearance, but they are given a new move, wherein one of them eclipses the other, causing everywhere but the shaded area to flash, hurting Kirby if he's out there. Notably, Kirby can acquire the Burning Copy Ability by inhaling the drop stars that appear when Mr. Bright uses his sunbeam attack.
Kirby's Block Ball
Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright appear in Stage 5 of this title. Mr Shine actually appears on his own in round 4, and needs to be hit 4 times to be defeated, worth 5000 points. In round 5, he appears again as the Boss, and has 6 hit points. Once he is defeated, Mr. Bright appears, who also has 6 HP. Defeating both of them yields 50000 points and clears the stage.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Mass Attack
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear in Strato Patrol EOS as the bosses of stage 3. They use very similar attacks to their previous appearances; Mr. Shine rolls across the screen to harass the Kirbys, while Mr. Bright fires beams from his hands and solar waves from his body. If Mr. Bright is defeated first, Mr. Shine will revive him. This means that Mr. Shine should be defeated first if the player is aiming to defeat them quickly; if one is aiming for a high score, however, they should focus on defeating Mr. Bright as many times as possible.
If Kirby defeats Mr. Bright multiple times, the two will eventually merge into one being. This new form can use the attacks of both Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright at a much faster rate, but defeating him will take him out for good.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appears together as a regular Keychain, under their Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land appearance.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- The Kirby: Right Back at Ya! monster known as Slice n' Splice wields two polearms whose blades resemble Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright.
- In the Kirby Super Star game mode Milky Way Wishes, the conflict that prompts Kirby to adventure involves the Sun and Moon fighting each-other. These two entities look similar to Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright, particularly when the latter are in the air, but it has never been explicitly stated that the Sun and Moon in Milky Way Wishes are Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright.
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring cookies based on Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
Artwork celebrating the 40th anniversary of HAL Laboratory
Character Treat of Mr. Shine from Kirby's Dream Buffet, featuring artwork from Kirby's Adventure
Character Treat of Mr. Bright from Kirby's Dream Buffet, featuring artwork from Kirby's Adventure
Names in other languages
|European French||M. Brillant & M. Radieux||Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright|
|German||Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright||-|
|Italian||Sig. Lunatico & Sig. Solerte||Mr. Lunatic (pun on "Luna", Moon) & Mr. Diligent (pun on "Sole", Sun)|
|Korean||미스터 샤인&미스터 브라이트
Miseuteo Syain & Miseuteo Beuraiteu
|Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright|
|Portuguese||Sr. Brilhoso & Sr. Radioso||Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright|
|Spanish||Sr. Brillosón y Sr. Radiante||Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright|