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Samurai Kirby 100

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Samurai Kirby 100
KRtDLD Samurai Kirby 100 select screenshot.png
The selection screen for Samurai Kirby 100 in Merry Magoland.
Type(s) Reflex, leaderboard
Levels 1
Players 1
Appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Comparable to Samurai Kirby
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A once-per-day 100-Kirby battle! Select Enter Battleground to compete against other Kirbys from around the world!
— In-game description of Samurai Kirby 100 from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Samurai Kirby 100 is a special variant of Samurai Kirby that appears exclusively in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, accessible from Merry Magoland after playing Samurai Kirby at least once. It pits Kirby against 99 other Kirbys based on the most recent reaction times in the game from players around the world. While it is not played live against these other players, it requires a Nintendo Switch Online connection in order to obtain data for those reaction times. The game can be played if it is not connected to the internet, but it will only generate CPU "wandering adversaries" for the player to compete against.


Samurai Kirby 100 is the only subgame in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe that is not played with more than one player at a time. Instead, Player 1 takes Kirby into the game in order to compete with other players' times. A long line-up of these player Kirbys (which can be seen wearing different Dress-Up Masks) appear on the battlefield, stretching into the distance until they cannot be seen anymore. Before the round starts, all the names of the players whose times are represented will be shown. Once the signal to strike is given and followed, a scene will play out where the player's Kirby plows through every opponent that he was faster than until meeting the last opponent he can best. After this, the player is shown a stats board showing how many opponents they defeated, and where they place overall on the rankings for that particular group of 100. Notably, the player may only have their attempt recorded on the rankings once per day, but may replay as many times as they want afterward or practice rounds against CPU opponents otherwise.

Samurai Kirby 100 has its own place in the plaza for Merry Magoland, represented by a large spinning globe, rather than being tied to the main Samurai Kirby mode at the castle. It is the only subgame in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe which cannot be accessed from inside the Lor Starcutter.


To begin, there are two missions for Samurai Kirby 100, in the "Extra Missions" category. They are as follows:

  • First 100-Rival Battle - Duel on the battleground for the first time in Samurai Kirby 100.
  • Excellence in 100-Rival Battle - Place #20 or higher on the battleground in Samurai Kirby 100.

Once all 100 regular missions are completed, one final mission related to Samurai Kirby 100 is unlocked, as part of the "True Extra Missions" category:

  • Further Excellence in 100-Rival Battle - Place #10 or higher on the battleground in Samurai Kirby 100.

Tutorial transcript[edit]

  • "Compete against challengers from all over the world! Out of 100 Kirbys, who will be crowned as quickest?"
  • "Press A/B the moment you see the ! mark appear. (You can also play using Joy-Con and motion controls.)"
  • "You can attempt this challenge once per day. Impressive results will earn you a lot of stamps! Surpass your 99 rivals to claim first place!"


  • Despite this sub-game sharing music with the original version it is based on, Samurai Kirby 100 does not have an option to use Secret Song versions for its music, making it the only sub-game with this distinction.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 刹那せつな見斬みきひゃく
Setsuna no Mikiri Hyaku
Slash in a Flash 100
Dutch Samoerai-Kirby 100 Samurai Kirby 100
German Samurai-Kirby 100 Samurai-Kirby 100
Korean 대결! 한판 승부 100
daegyeol! hanpan seungbu baek
Battle! One-Round Contest 100
Portuguese Kirby Samurai 100 Samurai Kirby 100
Spanish Samurái Kirby 100 Samurai Kirby 100