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Rick's Theme

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Rick's Theme
First 30 seconds of Rick's Theme from various Kirby media.
Debut appearance Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Kirby Fighters)
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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Rick's Theme[Japanese title][2] is the musical piece associated with Rick which plays whenever Kirby is riding on him through normal stages in Kirby's Dream Land 2. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]


Rick bounces Kirby with a parasol.

Rick's Theme is characterized by a fast tempo and upbeat instrumentation. There are two main verses to the song, with the second part being only half as long as the first. The song runs on a 4/4 time signature.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Rick's Theme first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 2, along with the character it is named for. The song plays whenever Kirby is paired with Rick while in a standard stage, and overrides the stage's main theme. The song does not play in boss stages, Bonus Chances, or level hubs.

Kirby Fighters series[edit]

Rick's Theme is heard in the Coo's Forest Battle Stage in Kirby Fighters, Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2, in a paired medley with Coo's Theme here. This version is titled Four-Way Fight in Coo's Forest in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack, and arranged by Hirokazu Ando[3]. In Kirby Fighters 2, a rearrangement of this medley can be unlocked as the stage's secret song when Fighters Rank 76 is obtained.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

A small portion of Rick's Theme is used as the theme for Rick & Kine & Coo's Dream Friend appearance. This version is also arranged by Hirokazu Ando.

Other appearances[edit]

Rick's Theme can be heard at the beginning of the track "Kirby's Dream Land 2 Allies Medley" from the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert. It is once again paired with Kine's Theme and Coo's Theme. Here, the song is played at a slow tempo with plucked strings. The medley is arranged by Shogo Sakai.

A short remix of this theme was featured in Kirby Pupupu Train, and it is included on the Kirby Pupupu Train Eki-melo Collection under the name グラスランド駅 (Grass Land Station).


  • Rick's Theme is the only one of the three Animal Friend themes that has not been remixed in its entirety by itself — all of its remixes are either paired with another Animal Friend theme or truncated into a jingle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リックのテーマ[2]
rikku no tēma
Rick's Theme