Rhythm Route is the fifth level of Kirby: Planet Robobot. It has five regular stages, a boss stage, and an EX stage. The level features a densely-packed, extremely-lit cityscape environment with a musical theme, but contains a casino, and a laboratory like the previous levels. There are eighteen Code Cubes to collect in this level, with three in every stage except the Boss one. The bosses are Dedede Clone and Dedede Clones & D3.
For details on each stage individually, click the name of the stage.
|Stage||Unlock Req.||Code Cubes||Robobot Armor?||Boss/Mid-Boss||Notes|
|Stage 1||N/A||3||Kibble Blade|
|Stage 2||Complete Stage 1.||3||Blocky||A Smash Bros. room is hidden in this stage.|
|Stage 3||Complete Stage 2.||3||King Doo
|Stage 4||Complete Stage 3.||3|
|Stage 5||Complete Stage 4.||3||Bonkers|
|Stage 6||Collect 7 Code Cubes from prior Rhythm Route stages and complete Stage 5.||0||Dedede Clone
Dedede Clones & D3
|Completing this stage unlocks Access Ark.|
|Stage 7 EX||Collect all Code Cubes from prior Rhythm Route stages.||3||Telepathos 2.0||This is an EX stage, so completing it is not required to finish the game.|
In Meta Knightmare Returns
All stages of Rhythm Route are played in one sequence in Meta Knightmare Returns except for certain sections involving the Robobot Armor. Through this sequence, two stickers can be found.
In addition, many enemies are re-sized - changing their Health and also possibly movement speed - and Dedede Clone, Dedede Clones & D3, and the Mid-Bosses are changed to their 2.0 forms.
Finally, in place of Code Cubes, side areas yield Meta-Points, which can be used to power Meta Knight's special abilities.
Susie showcases the Dedede Clone blob to Kirby.
- The song that plays in Stages 1 and 4 of Rhythm Route, "Sky-High and Smitten", was composed by Jun Ishikawa. He recalled being shown concept art of Kirby in an entertainment district with bars and neon lights, and since he thought that the juxtaposition was funny, he wrote the song as adult-oriented rock with the idea that "it smells like alcohol, even though it's Kirby". Because of this, Shinya Kumazaki named the song 「摩天楼に酔いしれて」 (Intoxicated by the Skyscrapers) in Japanese.
Names in other languages
This is the official English rendering of the Japanese name in-game. The rendering of "Repositrim" in Japanese is one character off from "repository", which is a database where information about files is stored (especially when referring to revisions of software).
|French||Rodéo Rythmique||Rhythmic Rodeo|
|German||Boulevard der Beats||Boulevard of Beats|
|Italian||Edifici Ritmici||Rhythmic Buildings|
|Spanish||Espacio Eufónico||Euphonic Space|