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Nutty Noon (theme)

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Nutty Noon

"Nutty Noon"

"Fierce Winds"

Sample of "Nutty Noon" from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Nutty Noon" is a hub world theme for the level with the same name from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1] This theme is the 38th song in the Jukebox (46th in the remake). Additionally, the theme can be heard in the wind ambience of Nutty Noon - Stage 5 titled "Fierce Winds".


Taking to the afternoon skies.

"Nutty Noon" is a serene piece in A minor and 3/4. It features the theremin as its lead instrument, similarly to "Freezing Temple". Its whistling melody begins with a rising minor seventh, followed by a quicker descending passage. The melody repeats three times with different harmonies, and the fourth time a variation of the melody plays to diversify. This repeats, played by a brighter and more traditional theremin. The variation of the melody leads into the second, more lyrical synth section which features a slower melody with more consonant rising intervals. Each phrase of this new motif gradually descends relative to the previous. The new melody repeats with a new instrument and distant modulations. Eventually, the whistling theremin leads back into the original melody, at which point the track loops.


  • The internal name of "Nutty Noon" ("ST_KbyW_COLD1") suggests that it was originally composed for an ice-themed stage.
    • "Snowball Scuffle"'s internal name is "ST_KbyW_COLD2", which implies that it was intended to be a counterpart or alternate version of "Nutty Noon".
  • An unused version of "Nutty Noon" can be found in the game's files, featuring lower-fidelity instrumentation. Its internal name is "KbyW_COLD1_forstrm" — the meaning of "forstrm" is unknown, though "strm" likely stands for "stream".

Names in other languages[edit]

Nutty Noon[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナッツヌーン
Nattsu Nūn
Nuts Noon
Traditional Chinese 寧夏暖日
níng xià nuǎn rì
Serene Summer in the Soft Sun
Simplified Chinese 宁夏暖日
níng xià nuǎn rì
Dutch Tuttifruttitoppen Tutti frutti tops
Canadian French Ascension azurée Azure ascent
European French Ascension Azurée Azure Ascent
German Nussiger Nachmittag Nutty Afternoon
Italian Frontiera Frittella Fritter Frontier
Korean 땅콩 하늘
Ttangkong Haneul
Peanut Sky
Brazilian Portuguese Geosfera Goiabada Goiabada Geosphere
Spanish Nubes de Nata Creamy Clouds

Fierce Winds[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふきすさむかぜ
fukisusamu kaze
Gusty Wind
Traditional Chinese 呼嘯的風
hū xiào de fēng
Howling Winds
Simplified Chinese 呼啸的风
hū xiào de fēng
Dutch Stormwinden Storm winds
French Vents déchaînés Raging winds
German Stürmische Winde Stormy Winds
Italian Venti impetuosi Raging winds
Korean 사납게 부는 바람
sanabge buneun balam
Fiercely Blowing Winds
Brazilian Portuguese Ventos intensos Intense winds
Spanish Vientos azotadores Whipping winds