Rainbow Resort

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Rainbow Resort
TRainbowResort.png
Kirby looks at the rainbow above his head, thinking it to be a music note staff.
Details
Boss King Dedede
Minigame(s) Kirby's Adventure
Crane Fever Lvl. 2
Nightmare in Dream Land
Bomb Rally Lvl. 2
Bomb Rally Lvl. 3 (Extra Game)
Secret Switches Yescheck.png (Stage 1 & Stage 6)
Level theme
The main theme of Rainbow Resort, which plays in some stages (Nightmare in Dream Land version).
World Order
Orange Ocean The Fountain of Dreams
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Rainbow Resort is the seventh and penultimate level of Kirby's Adventure, and its remake, Nightmare in Dream Land, and the last level with regular stages. The boss of this level is King Dedede.

Intro cut-scene

Before entering the hub for the first time, a brief cut-scene plays adorned in a red frame with the level's name overhead in the scene. The scene shows Kirby finding himself under a rainbow bar. Thinking it to be a musical note staff, Kirby gets out a stand mike and attempts to sing. The notes fly up to and occupy the rainbow bar, but after Kirby lets out one last shrill note, the rainbow bar breaks, prompting Kirby to immediately get out a Parasol to shield himself from the falling notes. This alludes to the well-known fact that Kirby is a terrible singer and he knows it.

Overview

Unlike the previous level of Orange Ocean, Rainbow Resort is not a particularly hard level for the most part. Instead, the stages therein take on a much more experimental feel, with radically different stage structures and visuals from those of the previous levels. As such, each stage is a surprise, with different challenges for Kirby to overcome, or relatively pleasant areas to explore. The second stage is the first example in the series of a Tower of Mid-Bosses, where Kirby must contend with several Mid-Bosses in sequence as he climbs a structure. The sixth stage is a direct homage to the levels of Kirby's Dream Land, complete with the Green Greens musical theme playing.

Hub

The hub of Rainbow Resort opens up slowly and modestly for the majority of the stages, only really opening up once Stage 6 is complete. Unlike the previous levels, there is no Museum or Arena, and only one Sub-Game can be played here. As such, there are far fewer Big Switches to find than in the previous level. Pressing the Big Switch in Stage 1 unlocks the sub-game (Crane Fever in Adventure and Bomb Rally in Nightmare in Dream Land), and the Big Switch in Stage 6 unlocks the warp room.

Once opened up completely, the Rainbow Resort hub is a rather detailed mural of the Fountain of Dreams along with surrounding structures of similarly elegant and otherworldly design.

Stages

Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Clearing Stage 7 is necessary to move on to The Fountain of Dreams. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table.

Stage Mid-Boss(es) Big Switch? Notes
Stage 1 Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 2 all mid-bosses except Grand Wheelie and Meta-Knights Xmark.png This stage is a Tower of Mid-Bosses.
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 Grand Wheelie Xmark.png
Stage 6 Xmark.png Yescheck.png This stage is a throwback to Kirby's Dream Land.
Stage 7 Xmark.png Xmark.png Kirby fights the level boss, King Dedede.

Trivia

  • Rainbow Resort is the only level in the game that does not have a Museum or an Arena (unless one counts the Tower of Mid-Bosses in Stage 2).
  • The intro cut-scene for Rainbow Resort takes place in the daytime in Kirby's Adventure, but at night in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

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