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Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)

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Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)
Various arrangements of "Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" theme.
Debut appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa or Dan Miyakawa
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This article is about one of the musical themes related to the Halberd. For the game where this theme originated, see Revenge of Meta Knight. For the two similar themes that are heard alongside this one, see "Boarding the Halberd" and "Havoc Aboard the Halberd".

"Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" is a music track that first appeared in Kirby Super Star, where it is heard in Revenge of Meta Knight. It is a repetitive and powerful theme, playing in most of the game's cutscenes.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, "Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" is heard during the cutscenes featuring the Halberd taking damage (excepting the final cutscene), as well as the cutscenes in which Kirby approaches the Halberd. (However, the second cutscene in this category featuring Dyna Blade plays "Boarding the Halberd" instead in Kirby Super Star Ultra).

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

While more of a minor piece in Kirby Air Ride, "Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" can be selected as an alternate theme for the Sky course in the Top Ride game mode. This version is remastered with higher-quality MIDI instruments. This particular version of the theme also appears in certain episodes of the Japanese version of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

A track in Kirby: Squeak Squad titled "The Legendary Halberd" features a remix of "Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" in its intro, but switches to "The Legendary Air Ride Machine" soon after. It can be heard before the battle with Meta Knight and in some mechanical stages. It is first heard in Jam Jungle - Stage 4.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, a remix of "The Legendary Halberd" from Kirby: Squeak Squad can be unlocked by collecting one of the Treasure Chests found in the Kirby + Kirby stage, to then be played in the Music Room. Like the original version, "Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" is only featured in the intro of the song.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, an arrangement of "Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" titled "Return of Meta Knight" serves as the title theme for Meta Knightmare Returns. A portion of it is also used in the "Dedede's Tridimensional Cannon" theme as a connecting piece and as part of the beginning of the track. Both of these tracks are remixed by Hirokazu Ando.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

In Kirby Battle Royale, the "Return of Meta Knight" track from Kirby: Planet Robobot appears in the Music Collection as "Cake Royale 8" and is essentially a theme of Meta Knight in this game, playing in some of the cutscenes starring him during Dedede's Cake Royale, while it is replaced by "Brothers in Arms" after winning the Qualifier Battle against him.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

A remix of "Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" plays in the epilogue of Chapter 4 of Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, and in the prologue of the Final Chapter. This version features a short segment of "Kirby's Triumphant Return" at the beginning, and a part of "King Dedede's Theme" at the end.

Other appearances[edit]

Two arrangements of the theme feature in certain episodes of the Japanese version of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! One such arrangement in the anime's 98th and 99th episodes, named 戦艦ハルバード発進! (Launch the Battleship Halberd!) on Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus, uses slightly different instrumentation and is a little faster. The biggest difference, however, is that after the song reaches its normal loop point, it instead transitions into an arrangement of the Fantasy Meadows theme from Kirby Air Ride, still in the same style.

The theme was one of the themes featured in the Kirby Super Star Medley at the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, along with "Grand Opening", "Gourmet Race", "Crystal Area", "Vs. Marx", and "Kirby's Triumphant Return".

"Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)" is the fourth track featured in the "Revenge of Meta Knight Medley" in Taiko no Tatsujin.

Video gallery[edit]

Video of the "Revenge of Meta Knight Medley" in Taiko no Tatsujin Yellow Ver.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタナイトの逆襲:戦艦マップ[1]
Metanaito no Gyakushū: Senkan mappu
Metanaito no Gyakushū (Mappu)
Revenge of Meta Knight: Battleship Map
Revenge of Meta Knight (Map)
French Vengeance de Meta Knight (carte) Revenge of Meta Knight (map)
German Revenge of Meta Knight (Map) -
Italian Revenge of Meta Knight (Map) -
Spanish Revenge of Meta Knight (Map) -