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The Birthplace of Steel

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The Birthplace of Steel
Sample of "The Birthplace of Steel" from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"The Birthplace of Steel" is a theme from Kirby's Return to Dream Land primarily associated with the mechanical level, Egg Engines. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]


Kirby runs through the steel ruins.

"The Birthplace of Steel" is a mechanical-sounding track in G minor and 4/4. Its intro introduces this theme's unique motif: an arpeggio with an unusual triad consisting of minor and augmented thirds. This motif serves as the bassline, whereas the melody is a transposed version of "Exploring the Cave" played by an electric guitar. Following up is a reverb-heavy transition void of the previous two motifs. The motif of "Exploring the Cave" then subtly joins prior to a descending guitar passage and reprise. In this section, the melody's lead instrument changes, and the intro motif is simplified. Then, a repeat of the transition occurs, now with the intro motif played from dominant. The volume intensifies before this motif returns to its original pitch. The track then loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, "The Birthplace of Steel" plays throughout Egg Engines - Stage 1 and Egg Engines - Stage 5.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, "The Birthplace of Steel" plays in specific areas of Endless Explosions - Stage 7 EX.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 鋼鉄ハガネノコキョウ
hagane no kokyō
The Hometown of Steel
Written in Magolor's speaking style in Japanese.
Traditional Chinese 鋼鐵故鄉
Gāngtiě gùxiāng
Steel Hometown
Simplified Chinese 钢铁故乡
Gāngtiě gùxiāng
Dutch Waar staal vandaan komt Where steel comes from
French L'origine de l'acier The origin of steel
German Ursprünge des Stahls Origins of Steel
Italian Dove nasce l'acciaio Where steel is born
Korean 강철의 고향
gangcheol-ui gohyang
The Hometown of Steel
Brazilian Portuguese O nascimento do aço The birth of steel
Spanish Nacimiento del acero Birth of steel