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Ruins Ahead

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Ruins Ahead
Sample of "Ruins Ahead" from Kirby Mass Attack.
Debut appearance Kirby Mass Attack (2011)
Composer(s) Shogo Sakai
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"Ruins Ahead" is a stage theme from Kirby Mass Attack associated with the ruin areas of Sandy Canyon. It was composed by Shogo Sakai.


The Kirbys are unaware of the trap inside the ruins.

"Ruins Ahead" is a somewhat vigorous theme in harmonic C major with D sharp and 4/4, stylized as Middle Eastern music. It opens up with a percussive intro with supporting electric guitar. The melody is played by an oboe and square wave as an allusion to a shehnai. It goes down the theme's unique scale with ornaments, a tendency previously seen in "Top Ride: Sand". It repeats with clearer electric guitar and a glissando at the end. After this, a heavily percussive string rising passage leads back to the original pitch. The sections repeats, with the oboe melody now in tandem with an oud. The rising passage continues with a fanfare before leading into the next section. Here, the oud plays a new motif with a loud harmonic support. This part has a clearer focus on the major aspects of the key, shifting from dominant to tonic with smooth phrases. It eventually takes a quick turn to E-flat major and back to C major through its dominant. The intro repeats as the track loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

In Kirby Mass Attack, "Ruins Ahead" plays in the ruin areas of the third, sixth, seventh, ninth, and tenth stages of Sandy Canyon.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いせきのなかをつきすすめ!
iseki no naka o tsukisusume!
Push Forward into the Ruins!
Canadian French Ruines droit devant Ruins straight ahead
European French Ruines à l'horizon Ruins in the horizon
German Ruinen in Sicht Ruins in Sight
Italian Rovine in vista Ruins in sight
Korean 유적 안에서 전진!
yujeog an-eseo jeonjin!
Forward Within the Ruins!
Spanish Hacia las ruinas Towards the ruins