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Rick's Theme 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.
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.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
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
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. 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
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.
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.