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Rhythm Code

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Rhythm Code
Sample of "Rhythm Code" from Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Debut appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Rhythm Code"[2] is the primary puzzle room theme in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]


Ice Mode Kirby puzzle solving.

"Rhythm Code" is a techno piece in natural A minor and 4/4. It begins with a low synth melody with an even pulsation, split into two repeated phrases and ending with a rising dominant octave. Notably, there are no semitones within this melody or any of the following phrases. After its introduction, the melody repeats in a harsher bass electric guitar tone. When the synth returns, a second melody in the form of the inverted first is then introduced, alternating between natural A minor and E minor harmonies. In the background, a quiet yet dissonant piano D-sharp hints at the elevated leading tone the piece never had. This section repeats at a higher pitch with brighter instrumentation. The first section repeats with added harmonic support from the piano. The second section plays once more. After this, the track loops properly.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In its game of origin, "Rhythm Code" serves as the main puzzle theme. As such, it plays in individual rooms in the following stages:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プログラリズム
purogura rizumu
Program Rhythm