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Screenshot of the Past Adventures menu in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Past Adventures (originally known as Other Games) is a menu feature present in several Kirby titles, existing for players to learn more about previous titles in the series. The menu first appeared in Kirby: Planet Robobot and has re-appeared in some form or another in almost every subsequent game since, with the exceptions of Kirby Star Allies and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.

History[edit]

The menu first debuted in Kirby: Planet Robobot under the name Other Games and accessed from the Options menu. The basic functions of the menu were established as far back as this title. The previous three Kirby games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe and Kirby Fighters Deluxe) could be chosen by the player. Once selected, the game would take players to the Nintendo eShop, where they can learn more about the game and potentially make a purchase. Highlighting each of the other game icons would also play back that respective title's main theme or title theme for the game in question. In this game exclusively, each game's title theme could also be listened to freely in the Jukebox.

The fundamentals remained unchanged with this menu's subsequent re-appearance in almost every game up until Kirby Fighters 2's release. More previously-released games would be added over time and the ability to purchase prior titles on the same system via Nintendo eShop was kept intact. Starting with Super Kirby Clash, every previously-released game beginning from Triple Deluxe would be given an entry on the Other Games menu, though selecting the 3DS and/or Wii U entries would only reveal a brief descriptor for the game in question.

Beginning with Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the menu was now named Past Adventures, and the ability to go directly to the Nintendo eShop to make game purchases was removed. In that game, the menu is accessed via Kirby's House by selecting the book on the table. In Kirby's Dream Buffet, the Past Adventures menu is accessed on the Home Table in the same place where one would access the staff credits. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the Past Adventures menu is accessed on the Main Mode menu.

List of Past Adventures[edit]

Past Adventures  
Key art and title Flavor text Theme music Notes
KTD Past Adventures.png Featuring action that moves not just left and right but into the foreground and background of stages. In addition to 25 different Copy Abilities, this game boasts the powerful Hypernova Copy Ability. "Sun, Sky, Dreamstalk" This version of "Sun, Sky, Dreamstalk" loops in-game, unlike its original appearance.
DDDD Past Adventures.png A subgame from Kirby: Triple Deluxe with newly added features! Control King Dedede as he moves with the rhythm, using different kinds of jumps to aim for the goal. "Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe"
KFD Past Adventures.png A subgame from Kirby: Triple Deluxe with newly added features! Battle with your choice of 10 different Copy Abilities and up to three other players via local wireless. "Kirby Fighters Deluxe"
KatRC Past Adventures.png Guide Kirby to his goal by drawing a rainbow line with the stylus. Kirby can also transform into three types of vehicles and team up with Waddle Dee for up to four-player cooperative action. "Title Theme" Despite Kirby and the Rainbow Curse being released as Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush in the European translations, the North American game title is used in the Past Adventures menu for Kirby and the Forgotten Land when playing with the system region settings set to "Europe" or "Australia/New Zealand" and the system language set to "English."
KPR Past Adventures.png To save a world invaded by an evil corporation, Kirby dons the Robobot Armor, which can transform into over 10 different modes. Supports all amiibo. (Super Kirby Clash to Forgotten Land)

To save a world invaded by an evil corporation, Kirby dons the Robobot Armor, which can transform into over 10 different modes. (Kirby's Dream Buffet onwards)
"Bright Spinning Planet"
TKCD Past Adventures.png A subgame from Kirby: Planet Robobot with newly added features! With new quests and over 80 types of Gear, it's a free-to-start game that can be enjoyed with up to four players cooperatively. (Super Kirby Clash to Forgotten Land)

A deluxe edition of the Kirby: Planet Robobot subgame that features new quests and over 80 types of gear! This game can be enjoyed with up to four players cooperatively. (Kirby's Dream Buffet onwards)
"The Heroes' Challenge! Quest Board"
KBBl Past Adventures.png A subgame from Kirby: Planet Robobot reborn as a scrolling 3D action game. Race through a 3D space, inhaling and spitting out objects (and enemies!) to defeat foes and aim for the high score. "A 3D Adventure! Kirby's Blowout Blast"
KBR Past Adventures.png An action game in which Kirby faces off against hordes of rivals in all sorts of different battles. Up to four players can get in on the action via the internet or local wireless. "Menu 1"

KSA Past Adventures.png
Turn enemies into allies with Friend Hearts! Combine your pals' powers to invoke mighty Friend Abilities as you fight to save the world! Play with up to four players by sharing Joy-Con. "Twinkle☆Stars"
KEEY Past Adventures.png An action game where a Kirby made of yarn uses a new set of abilities only possible with yarn. Along with various transformations, Kirby also has new Ravel Abilities. "Flower Fields"

SKC Past Adventures.png
A free-to-start action game in which four Kirbys with different abilities take on quests together. In addition to the single-player mode, enjoy multiplayer via online and couch co-op play. (Kirby Fighters 2 and Kirby and the Forgotten Land)

An action game in which four Kirbys with different abilities take on quests together. In addition to the single-player mode, enjoy multiplayer via online and couch co-op play. (Kirby's Dream Buffet onwards)
"Save the Kingdom! Ordeal"

KF2 Past Adventures.png
This combat-based fighting game lets you choose a Copy Ability, then enter battles with up to four players! You can fight dear friends or unknown rivals all over the world. There's even a story mode where you'll face off against the tag team of King Dedede and Meta Knight! "Kirby Fighters 2: The Destined Rivals"

KatFL Past Adventures.png
It's Kirby's first full 3D action game! Use new powers like Mouthful Mode and Evolved Copy Abilities as you explore a mysterious world where civilization and nature have fused together. By sharing a Joy-Con controller, two people can even play together! "Running Through the New World"

KDB Past Adventures.png
In this competitive action game, four shrunken Kirbys roll through a world of sweets to see who can eat the most strawberries. Transform into foods and use Copy Food Abilities to win! Play solo or with up to three rivals using local wireless or an online connection. "I'm a Hungry Pink Puffball!"

Trivia[edit]

  • A precursor to the menu first appeared in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe and Kirby Fighters Deluxe with a button labelled "eShop" (American English)/"Triple Deluxe" (British English) in those games' Options menus. Selecting it would, after a yes or no prompt, redirect players to the Kirby: Triple Deluxe eShop page. The music that accompanies the prompt is "Hypernova Inhale" instead of "Sun, Sky, Dreamstalk" in later games' Past Adventures menus.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かこのゲーム
kako no gēmu
かこのぼうけん
kako no bōken
Past Games
Past Adventures
Traditional Chinese 過去的冒險
guò qù de mào xiǎn
Past Adventures
Simplified Chinese 过去的冒险
guò qù de mào xiǎn
Dutch Eerdere avonturen Previous adventures
French Autres aventures Other adventures
German Frühere Abenteuer Previous Adventures
Italian Altri giochi
Avventure precedenti
Other games
Previous adventures
Korean 과거의 모험
gwageoui moheom
Past Adventures
Portuguese Aventuras anteriores Previous adventures
Latin American Spanish Aventuras anteriores Previous adventures
European Spanish Otros juegos
Aventuras prévias
Aventuras anteriores
Other games
Previous adventures


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