The True Arena

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The True Arena
True Arena SSU title screen.png
The title screen for The True Arena from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Details
Type(s) Boss Endurance
Levels varies
Players 1 (sometimes more)
Appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Comparable to The Arena, Helper to Hero, The Ultimate Choice
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The True Arena is an Extra Game mode that has featured in every main series Kirby title since Kirby Super Star Ultra introduced it, except for Kirby Star Allies. It is similar to The Arena, but - like the name suggests - it is a more challenging version, featuring more/tougher Bosses to be fought in sequence, and less recovery items and copy abilities available along the way. The True Arena is intended to serve as the final and toughest challenge in the games it appears in, and always features at least one Boss that does not appear elsewhere in the host game.

Completing The True Arena is a requirement for 100% Completion of the games it appears in. It is hidden from the menu at first, but then typically appears at some point after The Arena is cleared, with doing so being one of multiple unlocking criteria.


Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby in the intro (Super Star Ultra).

The True Arena is the final game-mode in Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is similar to The Arena, requiring Kirby to defeat a total of ten bosses previously encountered in the game. However, he only receives five tomatoes and no Maxim Tomatoes. Also, while the first six bosses are in a random order (like The Arena), the last four are fought in a set order (like Helper to Hero). Kirby fights all the bosses that did not appear in the original Kirby Super Star here. This mode is unlocked when all other modes of the game are completed, including the Arena.

Bosses[edit]

Kirby encounters the following bosses in this stage:

List of Bosses in the True Arena
name note
First Six (random order)
Whispy's Revenge
Lololo & Lalala's Revenge
Kracko's Revenge
Kracko Jr's Revenge
Kabula
True Mid-Boss All-Stars:

Mr. Tick-Tock
Grand Wheelie
Phan Phan
Fire Lion

Final Four
Masked Dedede final boss of Revenge of the King
Wham Bam Jewel final boss of Helper to Hero
Galacta Knight final boss of Meta Knightmare Ultra
Marx Soul final boss of the game.

It should be noted that all the bosses, minus Kabula and the mid-bosses, are stronger forms of bosses from the original game. Also, the final four are stronger forms of the final bosses of Spring Breeze, The Great Cave Offensive, Revenge of Meta Knight, and Milky Way Wishes.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

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

The True Arena in Kirby's Return to Dream Land differs a bit from Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is again similar to The Arena, requiring Kirby to defeat a total of fifteen bosses previously encountered in the Extra Mode of the game. However, he receives only three Maxim Tomatoes, being replaced with smaller tomatoes after use. Also, while the first ten bosses are in a random order (like The Arena), the last five are fought in a set order. This stage is unlocked when Extra Mode is completed.

This True Arena also allows multiple players to join in the fight, and allows the player to play as a character other than Kirby.

Bosses[edit]

Kirby encounters the following bosses:

List of Bosses in the True Arena
name note
First Ten (random order)
Mid-Bosses 1:

Gigant Edge EX
King Doo EX
Bonkers EX

Mid-Bosses 2:

Kibble Blade EX
Moundo EX
Water Galboros EX
Dubior EX

Sphere Doomer EX (4)
Whispy Woods EX
Mr. Dooter EX
Fatty Puffer EX
Goriath EX
Grand Doomer EX
Metal General EX
Landia EX
Final Five
Lor EX & Magolor
HR-D3
Galacta Knight (not encountered elsewhere in the game)
Magolor EX
Magolor Soul final boss of the game

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The True Arena is unlocked after successfully completing the Arena and Dededetour!.

Bosses[edit]

List of Bosses in the True Arena
name note
First Seven (random order)
Mid-Bosses 1:

Grand Wheelie DX
Bonkers DX
Hornhead DX

Mid-Bosses 2:

Mr. Frosty DX
Flame Galboros DX
Gigant Edge DX
Blocky DXr>

Flowery Woods DX
Paintra DX
Kracko DX
Coily Rattler DX
Pyribbit DX
Nightmare Four
Queen Sectonia DX
Shadow Dedede
Dark Meta Knight's Revenge Dark Meta Knight also appears in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
Soul of Sectonia final boss of the game and not encountered elsewhere in the game.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Unlike in previous installments, all the bosses and mid-bosses are fought in a set order. Additionally, amiibo can be used to provide an ability and some recovery items if needed.

The following bosses are fought in The True Arena:

List of Bosses in the True Arena
name note
Clanky Woods 2.0
Holo Defense API 2.0
Susie 2.0
Mid-Boss All Stars:

Kibble Blade 2.0
Blocky 2.0
King Doo 2.0
Dubior 2.0

Stock Mecha Knight
Dedede Clone 2.0 & Dedede Clones & D3 2.0
C.O.G.S. & Core Kabula
Mid-Boss All Stars:

Security Force 2.0 Miasmoros 2.0 Bonkers 2.0 Telepathos 2.0

President Haltmann 2.0
Dark Matter Clone & Sectonia Clone
Galacta Knight Returns final boss of Meta Knightmare Returns
Star Dream Soul OS final boss of the game

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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