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Red Canyon

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Red Canyon
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Kirby, Rick and Coo in the intro cutscene of Red Canyon.
Level Nr. 5
Stages 6
Rainbow Drop Location Stage 5
Boss Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
Theme music

Clip of the theme music from Red Canyon

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Iceberg Cloudy Park
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Red Canyon is the fifth level in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and belongs to the Rainbow Islands. As the name implies, the level is set in a dry red-colored canyonland area. The boss of this level is Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright. This level follows Iceberg and is followed by Cloudy Park.


Coo is sleeping on a rocky outcropping, as Rick and Kirby roll on rugged terrain toward him using the Stone ability. When Rick crashes into the wall, it causes Coo's outcropping to crumble on Kirby's head. Kirby transforms into stone form just in time to avoid being hurt, as Coo flies down onto Kirby's head after being startled awake. The two animal friends sigh as Kirby returns to normal.


Red Canyon features five standard stages in addition to the sixth boss stage. Almost without exception, these stages are filled with steep rocky terrain, perilous platforming (including crumbling footholds), plenty of bottomless pits and other hazards, cramped cavern passages, and auto-scrolling areas. Each Animal Friend gets a chance to shine at various points in the level, though Kirby may be better suited to traveling certain areas on his own, to squeeze through tight passages.

The Rainbow Drop can be found in a side chamber in Stage 5. To reach it, Kirby will need to navigate Rick along a tricky vertical auto-scroller with the appropriate ability in tow.


Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Defeating Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright is necessary to move on to Cloudy Park. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table.

Stage Animal Friends Mid-Bosses Notes
Stage 1 Random Master Green
Stage 2 Random Waiu
Stage 3 All three friends No
Stage 4 Rick (default) Captain Stitch
Stage 5 No No The Rainbow Drop is located here.
Stage 6 N/A N/A Completing this stage unlocks Cloudy Park.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レッドキャニオン
reddo kyanion
Red Canyon

The Rainbow Islands
Grass Land (Kirby's Dream Land 2)Big ForestRipple Field (Kirby's Dream Land 2)Iceberg (Kirby's Dream Land 2)Red CanyonCloudy Park (Kirby's Dream Land 2)Dark CastleKDL2 Rainbow Islands.png
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