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Once Cleared, the Fun Begins

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Once Cleared, the Fun Begins
Sample of "Once Cleared, the Fun Begins" from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Details
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Once Cleared, the Fun Begins" is a theme from Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe that plays on the main menu after clearing Story Mode but before achieving 100% completion. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]

Composition[edit]

The fun now truly begins.

"Once Cleared, the Fun Begins" is a triumphant and cheery theme in C major and 4/4. It begins with a joyous double dominant intro with a lead clarinet immediately presenting a variant of the "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country" motif, followed by a staccato resolution with added glockenspiel more characteristic of the intro of "The Adventure Begins". The clarinet, later joined by a flute, plays the main melody, which is derived from the aforementioned themes, starting off with the pattern melodic of "The Adventure Begins" with the phrase ending in the characteristic three rising notes phrase of "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country" peaking at quick trills. Brass with trombones specifically in the lead present the second motif of the track, tinged in minor harmonies but ultimately adding color to major by alternating E flat and E natural. This motif too has a counterpoint based on a now inverted and rhythmically accurate "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country". A flute trill leads to a repetition of the first melody by a more quiet xylophone. The second motif's brass is replaced by the clarinet as a rapid chiptune accompaniment which only later fearures the brass, now in a resolving position.

The second section is significantly lighter than the first, having distinct staccato and playing out in the higher registers of instruments like a pan flute, tubular bells, and a violin. The rhythmical pattern of "The Adventure Begins" remains, but the melody is nearly completely inverted. The melody continues to develop and diverge further until the chiptune, glockenspieal and brass accompaniments return in a tutti for the resolving second motif. The chiptune continues with a harmony-oriented solo somewhat similar to the intro of "Sky Tower", then joined by the violin and a trumpet reiterating this motif. After the brass concludes the music, the track loops from the first motif.

Trivia[edit]

  • The internal filename for this track, IUK_Plain, suggests that it was originally composed for plains-themed stage.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリアしてからがおたのしみ
kuria shite kara ga o tanoshimi
Have Fun After Clearing
Traditional Chinese 敬請期待過關後
jìng qǐng qí dài guò guān hòu
Please Stay Tuned After Clearing
Simplified Chinese 敬请期待过关后
jìng qǐng qí dài guò guān hòu
Dutch Klaar? Dat dacht je maar! Done? That's what you thought!
Canadian French Terminé? Alors on peut commencer à s'amuser! Finished? Then let's start having fun!
European French Terminé ? Alors on peut commencer à s'amuser ! Finished? Then let's start having fun!
German Geschafft? Das war noch gar nichts! Done? That was nothing yet!
Italian Il divertimento comincia dopo il completamento The fun starts after completion
Korean 클리어한 뒤의 즐거움
keullieohan dwiui jeulgeoum
The Fun After Clearing
Brazilian Portuguese Concluiu? Agora é só diversão! Done? Now it's all fun!
Spanish Una vez superado, comienza la diversión Once overcome, the fun begins

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