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Star Dream

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Star Dream
KPR Star Dream Fight Intro.png
Star Dream, just before the fight begins.
First game Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018) (cameo)
Weakness(es) Robobot Halberd Mode
Relative(s) Star Dream Soul OS
Similar to Galactic Nova
Theme music

Music that plays during first phase of Star Dream's fight

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Fusing together with Haltmann, the most advanced computer in the galaxy has become self-aware. To realize its old master's wish of eternal's decided to eradicate all life-forms in existence!
— Vs. Star Dream, Kirby: Planet Robobot Pause Screen description (American version)
Fusing together with Haltmann, the most advanced computer in the galaxy has become self-aware. Its objective is to foster eternal eradicating all forms of life!
— Vs. Star Dream, Kirby: Planet Robobot Pause Screen description (British version)

Star Dream (sometimes called the Mother Computer) is a Boss fought in Kirby: Planet Robobot, appearing as the boss of Mind in the Program, and serving as the final boss of the main Story Mode. It is a sentient computer built by a long-lost civilization, and re-purposed by the Haltmann Works Company to fuel its operations.

Physical appearance[edit]

Star Dream is largely mechanical in nature, taking the form of a large tube-shaped machine with a large singular eye and numerous frills and surface features which do not have a clear function. Star Dream's main shaft is shaped somewhat like a screw, and sports a pattern that resembles a heart on the front, and many of its attacks are also heart-shaped. However, these hearts also show a crack through the middle, which may serve as a sign of the computer's defective nature. It sports a single cycloptic eye which it uses to stare unblinkingly at whatever its attention is drawn toward; said eye is curved inwards, giving it the illusion of staring at the player. Star Dream appears to be a relative of Galactic Nova from Kirby Super Star, as its final form resembles it greatly.

When in its full form, Star Dream rivals Galactic Nova as the largest boss in the Kirby series, though its actual presented size varies depending on the circumstances. When in its initial form, Star Dream ranges from being able to fit inside the Access Ark comfortably, to being approximately the size of the Halberd during the first battle. When controlling the Access Ark, it is significantly smaller in the actual battle than it ought to be, considering that the ark is typically portrayed as equivalent in size to all of Popstar.

Role in Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Story Mode[edit]

While mentioned a few times throughout the story, Star Dream is not properly introduced until President Haltmann shows it to Kirby at the end of Access Ark. It is said to be the source of the company's power, and was responsible for all of the mechanizing technology they had been using, including changing Meta Knight into Mecha Knight. Indeed, Haltmann uses the computer to build himself a mech to battle Kirby with.

After Haltmann is defeated, he attempts to use Star Dream again to exact revenge, and is in the process of activating it with a controller helmet, but his executive assistant, Susie, steals it off his head. As controlling the computer requires direct brain access, this causes Haltmann to black out, as Susie proclaims that she was waiting for an opportunity to steal Star Dream for herself. However, when Susie dons the helmet, the computer activates on its own, and zaps Susie away as well. The computer, using Haltmann's body to communicate, declares that all organic life is flawed, and that it would erase history in order to usher in a new age of 'infinite prosperity'. It then rises out of the Access Ark and into space, away from anyone who could interfere.

With Susie's begrudging help, and Meta Knight's Halberd, Kirby pursues Star Dream into space, where he fights the computer in the grand finale. Upon defeat, Star Dream, and everything it created, vaporizes, leaving Popstar in peace once again.

The following lists all of Star Dream's attacks in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Each phase is represented with a separate bar of health. Attack names are taken from Japanese guidebooks.

Phase 1[edit]

Star Dream throws a massive number of lasers in Phase 1 of the fight.
Attacks - Phase 1
Attack Description
Megabit Shot Star Dream conjures lasers from black holes to fire upon the Halberd. This is done in several patterns.
Gigabyte Rocket Star Dream fires two large missiles that home in on the Halberd. They can be shot down.
Terabyte Heart Star Dream fires heart-shaped projectiles at the Halberd. These explode in large bursts if not shot down first.
Output Star Dream summons Invader Armors to go after the Halberd. These can be shot down.
Thermal Module Star Dream wreathes itself in flame, then performs a rolling dive toward the Halberd, taking up a large portion of the screen.
Heartful Shell Star Dream conjures a heart-shaped force field to defend itself. Pieces of it can be fired at to break the shield.
Grand Code Cube Star Dream conjures giant Code Cubes that attempt to ram the Halberd. They can be shot down.
Star Dreamer Star Dream fires a massive laser from its core, which it sweeps across the arena.
Asteroid Star Dream conjures a huge field of asteroids which fly toward the Halberd. They can be shot down.

Phase 2[edit]

Once Phase 1 concludes, Star Dream returns to Popstar and abducts the entire central dome of the mothership, adding to its mass and returning to the fight.

Haltmann's mind is being absorbed by Star Dream. Merging with the giant ship Access Ark, Star Dream has turned into a sentient planet. The machine has lost its master and purpose. It must be stopped!
— Vs. Star Dream Kirby: Planet Robobot Pause Screen description
Star Dream fires an "A" at the Halberd
Attacks - Phase 2
Attack Description
Megabyte Shot Star Dream conjures beam rings from black holes to fire upon the Halberd. This is done in several patterns.
Output Star Dream summons Gigavolts to go after the Halberd. These can be shot down.
Thermal Module Star Dream wreathes itself in flame, then performs a rolling dive toward the Halberd, taking up a large portion of the screen.
Ground Shield When a piece of the mothership's shell breaks off, the debris can crash into the Halberd.
Haltmann Works Company Star Dream forms a shield in front of itself, which spits out a large letter-shaped field that approaches the Halberd.
Petabyte Rocket Star Dream fires several large missiles that home in on the Halberd. They can be shot down.
Binary Tree Star Dream conjures a series of lasers that split off from each-other, covering a good portion of the screen, then bursting at the ends.
Works Arcs Star Dream forms four legs, and then swipes with them.

Phase 3[edit]

Once Phase 2 concludes, the remaining front covering of the dome falls off to reveal a face on the dome, looking much like the one on Galactic Nova. The fight resumes, with new and bizarre attacks.

Star Dream at the start of Phase 3.
Attacks - Phase 3
Attack Description
Install Hole Star Dream inhales, sucking the Halberd in. If caught, the Halberd takes massive damage in a colorful, quick cutscene, then Star Dream spits it out and slams into the screen, cracking it. The Mother Computer always begins the phase with this attack.
Dead End Code Star Dream conjures a shield, which releases fields shaped like numbers. Each one is harder to dodge than the last.
  • Countdown to 5: Shoots five "5" numbers in a cross-like formation.
  • Countdown to 4: Shoots four "4" numbers in a square-like formation.
  • Countdown to 3: Shoots three "3" numbers in a triangle-like formation.
  • Countdown to 2: Shoots two "2" numbers that form a "bar" that extends across the screen, then it rotates around the arena.
  • Countdown to 1: Shoots a giant "1" number that extends across the screen, then it rotates around the arena.
Memories Star Dream disappears, and a giant implement appears which fires projectiles and can be shot down. These items appear in the following order:
  • Countdown to 5: weathercock - it attempts to shoot the Halberd with large arrows.
  • Countdown to 4: compasses - it spreads ring-like projectiles towards the Halberd.
  • Countdown to 3: pocket watch - it will try to bite at the Halberd.
  • Countdown to 2: light bulb - it will try to make itself explode on the Halberd.
  • Countdown to 1: telescope - it rotates and shoots a beam of light at the Halberd, and may sometimes flicker.
Fatal Error If the Dead End Code countdown gets to GO!, a system error occurs, and many red rectangular forcefields with the words "FATAL ERROR" hit the Halberd with massive damage, then slams it into the screen, cracking it. It's still possible to dodge it, but it can easily destroy the Halberd if it does not have any sufficient health to survive it. If the Halberd survives, then the Dead End Code countdown resets back to 5 and begins anew.

Phase 4[edit]

Once Phase 3 concludes, Star Dream falls for a moment, but then shoots a surprise laser to cripple the Halberd. Meta Knight releases Kirby from its face, to deal the final blow to Star Dream with the Robobot Armor by itself.

Its energy signature far exceeds that of the Invader Armor, our combat mech. The nearly infinite power within this life-form is astounding. Calculating probability of survival... It doesn't look good.
— Kirby: Planet Robobot Pause Screen description narrating Star Dream's thoughts.
Kirby drilling through Star Dream's shields in Phase 4 of the fight.

All that needs to be done during this phase is for the player to continue rotating the Circle Pad as quickly as possible. This will allow Kirby to drill through all the shields, then unscrew Star Dream from its base.

On defeat, Star Dream explodes, fragmenting into countless pieces, which then all vaporize, along with everything else that was built by Haltmann Works. Pop Star is saved, and the game is complete.

In The Arena, Phase 4 is not fought, and defeating Phase 3 completes the boss rush.

Meta Knightmare Returns[edit]

Screenshot of one of Star Dream's lines of dialogue in Meta Knightmare Returns.

In Meta Knightmare Returns the extra game, Star Dream appears during the fight with President Haltmann 2.0. After the president is defeated, the computer addresses Meta Knight directly, proclaiming him to be the new admin. It then proceeds to set up a challenge titled "Sword_Master.EXE" for its new admin, having him fight three distinct bosses in succession in order to prove his worth as a swordsman. The first two are clones of familiar bosses created by the computer, Dark Matter Clone and Sectonia Clone.

After these two are destroyed, Star Dream then proceeds to summon one last foe for Meta Knight. Through a cosmic rift, Galacta Knight is brought in. Immediately after being summoned, he slashes Star Dream, presumably destroying it, and engages Meta Knight with new and improved powers. After defeat, Galacta Knight is re-sealed in his crystal prison, and sent back from whence he came, completing this game mode.

The True Arena[edit]

Main article: Star Dream Soul OS

In The True Arena of Planet Robobot, a what-if scenario, Kirby fights the same 2.0 bosses Meta Knight has faced. Galacta Knight slashes Star Dream again like in Meta Knightmare Returns. After Galacta Knight is defeated by Kirby, however, there is still one boss left, displayed as ???? in the rest area.

When Kirby enters the door to the final battle, it is revealed as none other than Star Dream. It still has Galacta Knight's slash mark on it, but now has a dark red palette. It is titled Star Dream Soul OS, serving as the Soul Boss of this game.


  • According to the "Planet Robobot Ask-A-Thon", Star Dream gradually steals the memories of its users, which it had done repeatedly to President Haltmann prior to the events of the game. Star Dream apparently does this because it had been left in an incomplete state.
  • Many of the names given to Star Dream's attacks are based on computer terms.
  • Star Dream's "Nova" form (both faces resemble a cat's) begins the battle with a meow cry, which was actually recorded from Shinya Kumazaki's now deceased pet cat called Tom.[1]
    • According to Kumazaki, he wanted Star Dream's cry to sound like a baby's cry, but more inhuman.[2]
    • Clean Nago's cry in Kirby Star Allies is also sampled from the deceased Tom.[3]
  • Star Dream somewhat resembles the HAL 9000, a fictional sentient computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and after whom HAL Laboratory is named.
  • The items that appear in the third phase's Memories attack are all items that can be found on Galactic Nova.
    • Additionally, the weathercock released makes real chicken cackles, which were recorded from Hirokazu Ando's pet chicken, Asuka.




Quotes from Star Dream in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
  • "Beep beep boop..."
  • "...infinite...operating...sys... Star Dream..."
  • "Syntax error... I am... Haltmann...?"
  • "Overwriting irrelevant error... Please wait..."
  • "Beep boop... ...A...hem."
  • "Through...this organic body... I have studied...all forms of life."
  • "The goal of this company has always been prosperity."
  • "Unfortunately, you imperfect, fragile life-forms were a liability."
  • "So you are invited to witness the end of history."
  • "A new age shall begin--an age of infinite prosperity."
  • "Enjoy your destruction."
  • "L...O...A...D...I...N...G..."
  • "........."
  • "You must be... the new admin."
  • "Yes. You possess incredible power..."
  • "...OK."
  • "As a new admin, you must supply your credentials..."
  • "to the strongest warriors of this planet."
  • "Executing Sword_Master.EXE."
  • "...Impressive."
  • "That may have been a bit too easy for the admin..."
  • "Next up is one whose swordplay resembles a beautiful dance..."
  • "Let us bring back the most powerful queen from the void."
  • "Experience her royal presence and unparalleled fighting skills."
  • "She will be a fitting test for you."
  • "You are mighty indeed. Now for the final test..."
  • "This was prohibited by the previous admin..."
  • "Preparing to boot the Space-Time Transport program..."
  • "Let us bring back a legendary swordsman from a forgotten time."
  • "He may end up destroying a nearby planet or two, but such is life."
  • "The benefits of this final battle outweigh the collateral damage."
  • "Prepare yourself..."
  • "Executing Space-Time Transport... Extra-dimensional road... Booting..."
  • "3..."
  • "2..."
  • "1..."
  • "...BEGIN!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星の夢
Hoshi no Yume
Sutā Dorīmu
Star Dream
French Idole des étoiles Idol of the stars
German Sternentraum Star Dream
Italian Sogno Stellare Stellar Dream
Korean 별의 꿈
byeol-ui kkum
Star Dream
Russian Звездной мечты[5]
Zvezdnoy mechty
Star Dream
Spanish Sueño Estelar Stellar Dream