The Arena

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The Arena
The Arena KSSU title screen.png
The title screen for The Arena from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Type(s) Boss Endurance
Levels varies
Players 1 (sometimes more)
Appears in Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Comparable to The True Arena, Helper to Hero, The Ultimate Choice
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The Arena is a Sub-Game debuting in Kirby Super Star, where the requirement is to the defeat the Main Game bosses and mid-bosses encountered in the title it appears in, with a single life, with limited health benefits. It is similar to Boss Endurance modes, but is generally given more importance, and is always required for 100% Completion of the game.

In later titles, completing this mode would unlock The True Arena, which is a similar concept, but instead pits Kirby against all the Extra Game Bosses. Kirby Star Allies introduced The Ultimate Choice, which is similar in concept to The Arena, albeit with an adjustable intensity gauge that increases or decreases the number of bosses and quality of healing items.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby fighting Wham Bam Rock in Kirby Super Star Ultra's The Arena.

In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, the objective of the Arena is to defeat all the bosses from Spring Breeze, Dyna Blade, The Great Cave Offensive, Revenge of Meta Knight, and Milky Way Wishes. To make this task easier, Kirby is given five Maxim Tomatoes and five regular tomatoes to replenish his health, but he can only do so between boss battles. He is also given his pick of every normal ability in the game at the beginning, and may choose between two Copy Pedestals in between fights. This is needed to unlock The True Arena. [1]


The following are the list of bosses encountered. The bosses are fought in a random order, but Marx is always last.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Screenshot of introduction screen from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, The Arena is unlocked after completing the main Story Mode. Like the previous Arena, all bosses are encountered in a random order, except that the Level 8 bosses Lor Starcutter, Magolor, and Magolor's 2nd form are always last in that order.


First Ten (random order)[edit]
Last Three (in order)[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The Arena title in Triple Deluxe.

The Arena in Kirby: Triple Deluxe is largely the same as the previous two. This time however, treasure chests will appear sometimes between battles. Inside there is always a keychain. Players can also receive one Maxim Tomato inside an Assist Star that can be used mid-battle. The first 7 battles are fought randomly, but the last three fights are in a set order.


First Seven (in random order)[edit]
Last Three (in order)[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Unlike in previous installments, all the bosses and mid-bosses are fought in a set order. Rather than having a limited amount of healing items, a healing item is given after each round, being a Maxim Tomato after Clanky Woods, Mecha Knight, and President Haltmann, and a cherry after every other round. They are placed on the touch screen.

The following bosses are fought in The Arena:

See also[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra Menu
Spring BreezeDyna BladeThe Great Cave OffensiveMegaton PunchSamurai KirbyKirby Card SwipeGourmet RaceRevenge of Meta KnightMilky Way WishesKirby on the DrawRevenge of the KingThe True ArenaThe ArenaSnack TracksMeta Knightmare UltraHelper to HeroTheaterSound TestBackSSU Corkboard.png
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