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Rainbow Resort (theme)

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Rainbow Resort (theme)
30 second clips of Rainbow Resort from various games.
Details
Debut appearance Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Last appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando
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The Rainbow Resort theme first appeared in Kirby's Adventure, and is primarily associated with the level of the same name, though it does not exclusively play there. The music was composed by Hirokazu Ando.

Composition[edit]

Kirby's attempt at singing apparently causes the musical notes to plunge down...

Rainbow Resort is a generally low-energy track which plays in a 6/8 time signature. It is notable in the fact that it has appeared several times in the Kirby series since its initial composition, though not as much as the themes for Vegetable Valley or Butter Building. It becomes particularly prominent in Kirby Star Allies, which features three remixes of the theme.

Rainbow Resort's tempo, time signature, and composition are similar to that of the Grape Garden theme.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

In these games, the Rainbow Resort theme is used for Stages 5 and 6 in Orange Ocean and much of Rainbow Resort except for Stage 2 which uses the Tower of Mid-Bosses theme, Stage 3 which uses the Grape Garden theme, and Stage 6 which uses the Green Greens theme. It plays during the intro cutscene for Rainbow Resort and for the first time Kirby visits the level hub, with subsequent visits playing a different theme instead.

In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the Rainbow Resort theme plays at slightly more than 163 beats per minute. This version was arranged by Jun Ishikawa.[1]

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

An updated cover of the Rainbow Resort theme plays as the alternate theme for the race course Frozen Hillside. The theme can be listened to from the Checklist for Air Ride if the player manages to finish 2 laps on Frozen Hillside in under a minute and 56 seconds.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

The music that plays in Frozen Fantasy is an arrangement of the Rainbow Resort theme.

When the "Old School" sound mode is selected, the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land arrangement plays in Cold Course and also in Frozen Fantasy.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

An arrangement of the Rainbow Resort theme can be unlocked by collecting one of the Treasure Chests found in the Kirby Rocket's Big Blastoff stage, to then be played in the Music Room.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The theme that plays in the stages Planet Frostak and Blizzno Moon includes an arrangement of "Rainbow Resort" as its later segment. Its title in the official soundtrack is ヒャッコル寒冷地かんれいち (Frostak's Cold Land).

Starting from Version 3.0.0., a different arrangement of the theme can be heard when viewing the Friends' Getaway Celebration Picture. This version also incorporates Level 7 Map Select, the stage select theme for Rainbow Resort.

Finally, in the medley that plays in levels of Heroes in Another Dimension, "The Legend of Last World", it is the last theme featured.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

The Nightmare in Dream Land arrangement of the music, titled Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land: Memorial Song 1, can be unlocked as music that has a chance of playing during races upon reaching Gourmet Rank 102.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Kirby's Adventure soundtrack album, the theme received a vocal remix named DREAMドリームDREAMドリーム.

"Rainbow Resort" is featured on the albums The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks (the Kirby's Adventure version) and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack (the Nightmare in Dream Land version). An orchestral arrangement of the theme is featured on the album Kirby Wii Music Selection, as part of a medley in the track ボーナストラック:空の夢と、虹の泉で (Bonus Track: Dreaming of Skies at the Fountain of Rainbows).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 夢と寒冷地の面[2]
Yume to kanrei-chi no men
寒冷ステージ[3][4]
Kanrei sutēji
レインボーリゾート[5][6]
Reinbō rizōto
Dream and Cold Area Stages

Cold Stage

Rainbow Resort
Canadian French Arc-en-ciel[6] Rainbow
European French Arc-en-ciel[5]
Station de l'Arc-en-ciel[6]
Rainbow
Rainbow Station
German Rainbow Resort[5]
Aurora-Allee[6]
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Aurora Avenue
Italian Rainbow Resort[5]
Castello Arcobaleno[6]
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Rainbow Castle
Latin American Spanish Balneario arcoíris[6] Rainbow resort
European Spanish Rainbow Resort[5]
País Arco Iris[6]
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Rainbow Country


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