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Sub-Game Menu (theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)

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Sub-Game Menu
Various arrangements of "Sub-Game Menu".
Debut appearance Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Sub-Game Menu"[conjectural title] is a theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards that plays in the Sub-Game menu and the character select within it. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]


Selecting a Sub-Game from the menu.

"Sub-Game Menu" is a short and generally static piece in C major/A minor. It features a slowly rising progression from a B to an E, followed by an analogous descending progression from E to A, after which the track loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, this theme plays in the Sub-Game menu, as well as the character and difficulty selection screens.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, a remix of the theme titled "Checkerboard Chase - Title" serves as the title screen theme for Checkerboard Chase. Additionally, the original version serves as the secret song version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Checkerboard Chase - Title[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おちおちファイト:タイトル
ochi ochi faito: taitoru
Fall-Fall Fight: Title
Traditional Chinese 掉落掉落競爭:標題
diào luò diào luò jìng zhēng: biāo tí
Fall-Fall Competition: Title
Simplified Chinese 掉落掉落竞争:标题
diào luò diào luò jìng zhēng: biāo tí
Dutch Afvalslag - Titel Fall off battle - Title
French Chasse sur l'échiquier - Titre Chase on the checkerboard - Title
German Schachbrett-Scharmützel: Hauptthema Chessboard-Skirmish: Main theme
Italian Sfida sulla scacchiera: titolo Challenge on the chessboard: title
Korean 체커보드 체스: 타이틀
chekeobodeu cheseu: taiteul
Checkerboard Chess: Title
Brazilian Portuguese Caibuleiro: título Fallboard: title
Spanish Cacería en el tablero: título Hunt on the board: title