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Select (theme from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)

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Various arrangements of "Select".
Debut appearance Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Fighters 2
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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This article is about the select theme from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, and should not be confused with the similarly-named select theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

"Select"[Japanese title] is the File Select theme from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]


Viewing the File Select.

"Select" is a short and generally high-pitched theme in G-flat (F-sharp) major and 4/4. It lasts only four bars. The first two follow the same melodic pattern and do not venture outside the tonic, whereas the following two bars, lead by a rising motif not unlike the one heard in "Vegetable Valley" and other tracks of the game, have a minor tone due to the use of a lowered leading tone. These two bars start high and gradually descend until reaching the initial pitch, at which point the track loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, "Select" plays during the newly added File Select of the game.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, the original version of this theme reprises its function, playing during the File Select.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, the original version of "Select" plays in the main menu when the Old School option is on.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, a remix of the "Select" theme plays in the options menu. Incidentally, after playing for exactly 86 seconds, it slows down and transitions to "Start Stage", followed by "Forest/Nature Area". After this ends, the track returns to "Select".

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, an arrangement of the theme can be heard as "Bomb Rally - Title", which plays prior to the Sub-Game with the same name. The original "Select" is used as "Bomb Rally - Title (Secret Song)" under the same conditions.

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese セレクト[2]

Bomb Rally - Title[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 爆裂ばくれつボンバーラリー:タイトル
bakuretsu bonbā rarī: taitoru
Explosive Bomber Rally: Title
Traditional Chinese 爆裂炸彈接力:標題
bào liè zhà dàn jiē lì: biāo tí
Explosive Bomb Relay: Title
Simplified Chinese 爆裂炸弹接力:标题
bào liè zhà dàn jiē lì: biāo tí
Dutch Bomtennis - Titel Bomb tennis - Title
French Passe la bombe - Titre Pass the bomb - Title
German Bomblett: Hauptthema Bomblette: Main theme
Italian Bomba pazza: titolo Crazy bomb: title
Korean 폭렬 봄버 랠리: 타이틀
pogryeol bombeo raelri: taiteul
Explosive Bomber Rally: Title
Brazilian Portuguese Bomba Quente: título Hot Bomb: title
Latin American Spanish Tenis bomba: título Bomb tennis: title
European Spanish Tenis-bomba: título Bomb-tennis: title