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Old Tower

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Old Tower
Old Tower.png
Kirby entering the base of the Old Tower in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Main game The Great Cave Offensive
Mid-boss(es) Bonkers
Boss Chameleo Arm
Treasures 16
Theme music

Clip of the theme that plays in Old Tower, from Kirby Super Star

Stage order
Crystal Garden
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Old Tower is the third area in The Great Cave Offensive which Kirby explores. The entire stage takes place within the eponymous 'old tower', and can actually be skipped if Kirby sees no reason to go in there, though he would be forfeiting the 16 Treasures that lay within. The Boss of the area is Chameleo Arm.


The entire stage takes place inside the tower, which can be accessed from the outside in a number of different ways. A save room can be found to the right of the tower, and the way to the Garden stage can be found to the left. Given the non-linear nature of this stage, the treasure listing will be based on a particular route. The player may not necessarily take the same route when playing this area.

The first room can be found inside the bottom-most entrance to the tower. Inside are a number of enemies on various floors, and a few doors leading to different parts of the tower. There is one treasure here.

The second room is accessible from the first, through a door to the right. It leads up a vertical laddered hall filled with Waddle Dees and Sir Kibbles. There are no treasures in this room.

The third room is a red hallway lined with Coconuts and other hazards. There is one treasure here.

The fourth room is an open space in the tower, where Kirby will have to contend with the Mid-Boss Bonkers. Like in Sub-Tree the floor can be opened up here to defeat him more easily, but that will also risk losing the treasure up above. There is one treasure here.

Using the Hammer ability, Kirby can access an area to the left from this first room by smashing the Stake. It leads down using a series of Elevators to a basement portion of the tower.

In the first basement room, Kirby can find two Burning Leos patrolling the area. Two doors lead to further rooms.

The upper door leads to a hall where Jukid is faced. Defeating it yields many goodies, and allows access to the next room. There is one treasure here.

The room after that is an area with a large pool and a fuse at the bottom of it. Kirby cannot light this fuse himself, meaning that he will need help to do so. There is one treasure here.

The lower door leads to a room with a water floor, patrolled by Gordos and suspended over a bottomless pit. A wind current also dominates this area. There is one treasure here.

The next room on the itinerary can be accessed after the room where Bonkers is faced. It is an open area of the tower, with inexplicable sky viewable in the background. Kirby has to fight the Meta-Knights in this area.

The second room from there is a red hallway patrolled by Waddle Dees and other foes. There is one treasure here.

The third room is a hall filled with Fire Blocks and crumbling floors. This room can be accessed from the outside by taking the gateway above the one on the floor. There is one treasure here.

The fourth room is a series of decks and chambers with blue sky visible in the background. The path leads up using moving platforms that act as elevators. There are four treasures here.

The fifth room is an interior series of halls with a similar look to Mallow Castle. There is a large pool in the middle of this room. The door at the top-left leads to the boss chamber, where Chameleo Arm is fought (details below). Kirby can break through the floor at the bottom of the pool to reach another area of the tower.

The sixth room is a crumbling exterior bridge patrolled by Bronto Burts (some of which are walking).

The seventh room is a somewhat small chamber divided into smaller rooms. There are two treasures here.

The last room is accessed after the fight with Chameleo Arm. It is an ascent filled with Rotating Cannons. At the top are three distinct doorways, each leading to a different area. The middle doorway leads out into open space, then back down to the bottom. The two on the sides are chambers which lead to two treasures.


Old Tower Area Treasures  
Treasure Image Value How to reach
KSS Old Tower treasure 1.png
Star Tiara
KSS Star Tiara Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Star Tiara Treasure Sprite.png 408,200 G This treasure can be found in a side chamber from the first room up above accessible by a Spring. The chest is guarded by two Gordos inside a case of Star Blocks.
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Turtle Shell (Kirby Super Star)
KSS Turtle Shell Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Koopa Shell Treasure Sprite.png 800 G This treasure is dropped to the floor after Jukid is defeated in the lower area of the tower.
Koopa Shell (Kirby Super Star Ultra)
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Sword (Kirby Super Star)
KSS Sword Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Falchion Treasure Sprite.png 325,000 G This treasure can be found in a room adjacent to the pool with the Fuse Cannon in the lower area of the tower. Using the cannon allows Kirby to get inside.
Falchion (Kirby Super Star Ultra)
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Warrior Shield
KSS Warrior Shield Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Warrior Shield Treasure Sprite.png 50,000 G This treasure can be found under the water in the middle of the path in the lower area of the tower.
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Unicorn's Horn
KSS Unicorn Horn Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Unicorn Horn Treasure Sprite.png 80,300 G This treasure can be found in a passage under the floor in the third room, guarded by a series of Shotzos.
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Autumntime (Kirby Super Star)
KSS Autumntime Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Three-Star Cane Treasure Sprite.png 250,000 G This treasure can be accessed after defeating Bonkers in the fourth room.
Three-Star Cane (Kirby Super Star Ultra) 222,000 G
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Rice Bowl (Kirby Super Star)
KSS Rice Bowl Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Broken Bowl Treasure Sprite.png 50 G This treasure can be found on the floor on the left end of the hall past the room with the Meta-Knights. Kirby will need an ability that can reach through the floor to open up the way on the right end, then pass the Spikes using a Launcher.
Broken Bowl (Kirby Super Star Ultra)
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Tut's Mask
KSS Tut Mask Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Tut Mask Treasure Sprite.png 160,000 G This treasure can be found in the upper chamber accessible from outside the tower, under the floor by breaking the Bomb Block. The room is filled with danger, so Kirby should watch his step.
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Mr. Saturn
KSS Mr Saturn Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Mr Saturn Treasure Sprite.png 120,000 G This treasure can be found in a side chamber on the right near the bottom of the rising platform area. It is at the end of a long hallway filled with Sleep Copy Essences and a strong wind current pushing Kirby back toward the entrance.
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KSS Armor Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Armor Treasure Sprite.png 212,000 G This treasure can be found up the main rising platform area pathway, in a small alcove to the left.
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Treasure Box
KSS Treasure Box Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Treasure Box Treasure Sprite.png 100,000 G This treasure can be found in a side chamber accessible from the middle of the rising platform area chute. It can be found at the top of a starry path which Kirby can reach using springs, but he should be mindful of the electric mines that also occupy the area.
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KSS Mannequin Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Mannequin Treasure Sprite.png 3,000 G This treasure can be found in a side chamber to the top left. Kirby will have to be quick to get it, as the screen is scrolling quickly to the right away from the chest itself, and Kirby will have to leave the room and come back, or be crushed if he misses it.
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Gold Crown
KSS Gold Crown Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Gold Crown Treasure Sprite.png 528,000 G This treasure can be found in a pool with a current pushing upward in the upper portion of the tower. To reach it, the Stone ability is needed.
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King's Cape
KSS King Cape Treasure Sprite.png KSSU King Cape Treasure Sprite.png 508,000 G This treasure can be obtained by using the door to the upper left or upper right, reaching the top chamber, and then entering the door under the String Platform and Stake. Two different abilities are needed to get in here, so a division of labor may help. The chest can be found in the room within, though there are a lot of enemies guarding it.
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Model Ship
KSS Model Ship Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Model Ship Treasure Sprite.png 800,000 G This treasure can be found in the upper-left chamber in the uppermost room. To reach it, Kirby has to go through a door behind a gate, which opens temporarily when a switch is pressed at the bottom of the chamber.
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Sun Ring
KSS Sun Ring Treasure Sprite.png KSSU Sun Ring Treasure Sprite.png 800,000 G This treasure can be found in the upper-right chamber in the uppermost area. The door to the chest is hidden in the dark, but it can be found if the candles are illuminated.

Enemies and Copy Abilities[edit]

Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability
KSS Bio Spark.png KSSU Bio Spark Sprite.png Bio Spark Ninja KSS Gim.png KSSU Gim Sprite.png Gim Yo-Yo KSS Scarfy sprite.png KSSU Scarfy Sprite.png Scarfy Crash (when scanned with Copy)
KSS Bounder.png KSSU Gip Sprite.png Bounder/Gip None KSS Gordo.png KSSU Gordo Sprite.png Gordo N/A KSS Shotzo.png KSSU Shotzo Sprite.png Shotzo N/A
KSS Broom Hatter.png KSSU Broom Hatter Sprite.png Broom Hatter None KSS Grizzo.png KSSU Grizzo Sprite.png Grizzo None KSS Simirror.png KSSU Simirror Sprite.png Simirror Mirror
KSS Bronto Burt.png KSSU Bronto Burt Sprite.png Bronto Burt None KSS Jungle Bomb.png KSSU Jungle Bomb Sprite.png Jungle Bomb Bomb KSS Sir Kibble.png KSSU Sir Kibble Sprite.png Sir Kibble Cutter
KSS Burnin Leo.png KSSU Burning Leo Sprite.png Burnin' Leo Fire KSS Kabu.png KSSU Kabu Sprite.png Kabu None KSS Twizzy.png KSSU Twizzy Sprite.png Twizzy None
KSS Cappy Cover.png KSSU Cappy Sprite.png Cappy None KSS Laser Ball.png KSSU Laser Ball Sprite.png Laser Ball Beam KSS Waddle Dee.png KSSU Waddle Dee Sprite.png Waddle Dee None
KSS Capsule J.png KSSU Capsule J2 Sprite.png Capsule J/Capsule J2 Jet KSS Lovely.png KSSU Lovely Sprite.png Lovely N/A KSS Waddle Doo.png KSSU Waddle Doo Sprite.png Waddle Doo Beam
KSS Coconut.png KSSU Coconut Sprite.png Coconut None KSS Parasol.png Parasol Parasol KSS Walky.png KSSU Walky Sprite.png Walky Mike
KSS Gator.png KSSU Gator Sprite.png Gator None KSS Rocky.png KSSU Rocky Sprite.png Rocky Stone
Sprite (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability
KSS Bonkers.png KSSU Bonkers Sprite.png Bonkers Hammer
KSS Jukid.png KSSU Jukid Sprite.png Jukid Suplex
KSS Axe Knight sprite.pngKSSU Axe Knight sprite.png
KSS Mace Knight.pngKSSU Mace Knight Sprite.png
KSS Trident Knight.pngKSSU Trident Knight Sprite.png
Meta-Knights (Axe Knight, Mace Knight, and Trident Knight) None
Image (KSS/Ultra) Name Copy Ability
KSS Chameleo Arm Sprite.png KSSU Chameleo Arm.png Chameleo Arm Paint (from projectiles)

Boss: Chameleo Arm[edit]

Kirby throws knives at a red Chameleo Arm that is trying to eat him.
Main article: Chameleo Arm

This area is accessed from one of the upper rooms in the tower. Before facing the boss, Kirby has access to the Ninja, Wing and Plasma abilities from Copy Essences. The boss chamber itself is an open area made of stone with a fresco in the background. Chameleo Arm attacks by tossing rainbow bombs, stretching its clawed feet, and trying to catch Kirby with its tongue. It is also sometimes camouflaged with the background. Defeating it opens the way forward into the highest sections of the tower.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 古代こだいのとう
Kodai no tō
Ancient Tower
German Turm Tower
Italian Torre Tower
Korean 고대의 탑
Godae-ui Tap
Ancient Tower
Spanish Torre Tower