The Ultimate Choice

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The Ultimate Choice
Ultimate Choice Title.jpg
Title screen for The Ultimate Choice from Kirby Star Allies
(before Soul Melter is unlocked)
Details
Type(s) Boss Endurance
Levels 9
Players 1-4
Appears in Kirby Star Allies
Comparable to The Arena
The True Arena
Helper to Hero
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The Ultimate Choice is a Sub-Game present in Kirby Star Allies, where the player defeats a series of bosses, similar to The Arena. It is unlocked after Story Mode along with Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! It has two major differences which are having a scoring system and difficulty levels. As such, it can be seen as effectively nine different Arenas rolled into a single game. Completing this mode on the Soul Melter difficulty setting is required for 100% Completion of Kirby Star Allies. Completing Soul Melter EX is required to 'crown' the save file.

Gameplay

The Ultimate Choice is split up into 9 difficulty levels (represented as spiciness levels). Only the first five are available at first, with the other four unlocked after meeting certain criteria. A high score is kept for this mode, with generally higher scores being awarded for higher difficulties.

Before starting the game, the player must choose how many human players will play:

  • 1 human player is in Solo Rank category;
  • 2-4 human players are in With Friends Rank category.

The more players in play (including CPU), the less damage they will deal to mid-bosses and bosses. The Ultimate Choice has a different set of multiplayer modifiers from main modes (Story Mode, Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, Heroes in Another Dimension).

Attack Modifiers
Number of Players The Ultimate Choice Main Modes
1 ×1.0 ×1.0
2 ×0.875 ×0.75
3 ×0.8 ×0.6
4 ×0.75 ×0.5

Then, 1P (the player) chooses a Copy Ability for Kirby (or press X or the up circle bottom when the Joy-Con is held sideways) to choose the Friend Helper of that ability), and (if desired) chooses up to 3 Friend Helpers as the rest players to accompany the player through the whole run. After completing The Ultimate Choice once, Dream Friends are available for any player to choose from, along with regular helpers and Kirby for 1P (the player) only.

After character select, the player chooses the difficulty level. Most bosses have a fixed health regardless of difficulty.

During boss battles, 2P, 3P 4P, and CPUs (if any) cannot be permanently defeated, Unfriended, or swallowed for their ability (if any). Fainted allies who are still in the stage will revive with minimal health if left unconscious at the end of a battle (or if thrown off the stage while the boss is shifting phases). If fainted allies are not revived in time and disappear midbattle, they will revive with half health in the rest area. In a multiplayer run, if 1P is KO'd, other players can revive 1P before the given time runs out; otherwise, the game is over when 1P is done in.

In-between battles, the player can use a limited supply of food for healing if needed, and can also pick up Picture Pieces from chests. On higher difficulties, more pieces can be collected, but there will be less food for healing. Before the final round, an additional food item can be found inside the last chest.


amiibo can be used to obtain extra food in this mode (up to 7 times in a single playthrough), but doing so will mark the score as having been achieved using amiibo.

Difficulty

The base game has 8 difficulty levels: the first five available at start and the last three unlockable. Difficulty levels are represented visually using a plate of Superspicy Curry at varying levels of spiciness.

Version 4.0.0 adds Soul Melter EX, which is unlocked by clearing both Soul Melter and Heroes in Another Dimension. To select Soul Melter EX, the player should select Soul Melter and press ↑, A, and - together (the same command for Kirby's Dream Land - Extra Game). Soul Melter EX incorporates the bosses from Heroes in Another Dimension. Completing Soul Melter EX unlocks the Dream Button which the player can switch Kirby's look between the starting current modern look or the classic look in the game Kirby first appeared in.


The following lists every difficulty in The Ultimate Choice, with information on the boss battles, how many healing items are given, and other factors:

Difficulty Levels in The Ultimate Choice  
Difficulty Image Encounters Unlock Req? Healing Items Picture Pieces
Sweet Breeze Sweet Breeze UC.jpg
  1. Whispy Woods
  2. Ambush Type A
    1. Bonkers
    2. Puppet Waddle Dee
    3. Mr. Frosty
  3. King Dedede
  4. Meta Knight
Xmark.png 3
Mild Stroll Mild Stroll UC.jpg
  1. Whispy Woods
  2. King Dedede
  3. Ambush Type B
    1. Chef Kawasaki
    2. Anger Masker ×2
    3. Vividria
    4. Bugzzy
  4. Pon & Con
  5. KrackoTwin Kracko
  6. Meta Knight
Xmark.png 4
Zesty Expedition Zesty Expedition UC.jpg
  1. Whispy Woods
  2. King Dedede
  3. Ambush Type B
    1. Chef Kawasaki
    2. Anger Masker ×2
    3. Vividria
    4. Bugzzy
  4. Meta Knight
  5. Pon & Con
  6. KrackoTwin Kracko
  7. Francisca
Xmark.png 5
Spicy Adventure Spicy Adventure UC.jpg
  1. Whispy Woods
  2. Ambush Type A
    1. Bonkers
    2. Puppet Waddle Dee
    3. Mr. Frosty
  3. King Dedede
  4. Ambush Type B
    1. Chef Kawasaki
    2. Anger Masker ×2
    3. Vividria
    4. Bugzzy
  5. Meta Knight
  6. Pon & Con
  7. KrackoTwin Kracko
  8. Flamberge
Xmark.png 6
Sizzling Threat Sizzling Threat UC.jpg
  1. Whispy Woods
  2. Ambush Type A
    1. Bonkers
    2. Puppet Waddle Dee
    3. Mr. Frosty
  3. King Dedede
  4. Ambush Type B
    1. Chef Kawasaki
    2. Anger Masker ×2
    3. Vividria
    4. Bugzzy
  5. Meta Knight
  6. Pon & Con
  7. KrackoTwin Kracko
  8. Zan Partizanne
  9. Hyness
Xmark.png 7
Fiery Showdown Fiery Showdown UC.jpg
  1. Yggy Woods
  2. Ambush Type C
    1. Bonkers EX
    2. Blizzard Guard & Sizzle Guard
    3. Twin Frosty EX
  3. King Dedede
  4. Ambush Type D
    1. Bugzzy EX
    2. Chef Kawasaki EX
    3. Floaty the Cell Core ×2
    4. Twin Vividria EX
  5. Meta Knight
  6. Goldon & Silvox
  7. KrackoTwin Kracko
  8. Francisca (2nd)
  9. Hyness
  10. Morpho Knight
Complete Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! & any of the first 5 difficulty levels. 9
Infernal Crisis Infernal Crisis UC.jpg
  1. Yggy Woods
  2. Ambush Type C
    1. Bonkers EX
    2. Blizzard Guard & Sizzle Guard
    3. Twin Frosty EX
  3. King Dedede
  4. Ambush Type D
    1. Bugzzy EX
    2. Chef Kawasaki EX
    3. Floaty the Cell Core ×2
    4. Twin Vividria EX
  5. Meta Knight
  6. Goldon & Silvox
  7. KrackoTwin Kracko
  8. Francisca (2nd)
  9. Flamberge (2nd)
  10. Zan Partizanne (2nd)
  11. Hyness
  12. Morpho Knight
  13. Void Termina (Story Mode version; all but fifth phase)
Complete Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! & any of the first 5 difficulty levels. 11
Soul Melter Soul Melter UC.jpg
  1. Yggy Woods
  2. Ambush Type C
    1. Bonkers EX
    2. Blizzard Guard & Sizzle Guard
    3. Twin Frosty EX
  3. King Dedede
  4. Ambush Type D
    1. Bugzzy EX
    2. Chef Kawasaki EX
    3. Floaty the Cell Core ×2
    4. Twin Vividria EX
  5. Meta Knight
  6. Goldon & Silvox
  7. KrackoTwin Kracko
  8. Francisca (2nd)
  9. Flamberge (2nd)
  10. Zan Partizanne (2nd)
  11. Hyness
  12. Morpho Knight
  13. Void Termina (Soul Melter version) → Void Soul
Complete Fiery Showdown or Infernal Crisis. 15
Soul Melter EX Soul Melter EX UC.jpg
  1. Parallel Woods
  2. Ambush Type E
    1. Mr. Frosty EX + Floaty the Cell Core ×2
    2. Anger Masker ×2
    3. Twin Bonkers EX
  3. Goldon & Silvox
  4. Parallel Twin KrackoParallel Big Kracko
  5. Ambush Type F
    1. Chef Kawasaki EX + Two Face ×4
    2. Vividria EX + Blizzard Guard & Sizzle Guard
    3. Twin Bugzzy EX
  6. Francisca EX
  7. Flamberge EX
  8. Zan Partizanne EX
  9. Parallel Meta Knight
  10. Parallel Dedede
  11. Corrupt Hyness
  12. The Three Mage-Sisters
  13. Morpho Knight EX
  14. Void Termina (True Destroyer of Worlds)Void (Astral Birth)
Complete Soul Melter & Heroes in Another Dimension.
(Requires Version 4.0.0+ of the game)
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Player Health

The maximum health of all players varies between difficulty levels:

  • 1-4 (Sweet Breeze - Spicy Adventure): 100%
  • 5-7 (Sizzling Threat - Infernal Crisis): 80%
  • Secret (Soul Melter): 60%
  • Secret (Soul Melter EX): 100%

Friend Helpers have the same power as Kirby's respective Copy Abilities. In addition, they usually have better jumping/hovering ability than Kirby's hover. However, most of them have lower health than Kirby.

Character Health Ranking  
Rank Character
1
2
3
4
5
6
* indicates Dream Friends.

List of Bosses

The following lists every boss and mid-boss in The Ultimate Choice, with information on their health and the difficulty levels in which they appear.

Bosses

Bosses  
Boss HP
(Star Bullet=52)
Sweet Breeze Mild Stroll Zesty Expedition Spicy Adventure Sizzling Threat Fiery Showdown Inferno Crisis Soul Melter Soul Melter EX
Whispy Woods 525 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Yggy Woods 682 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Parallel Woods 1050 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
King Dedede 525 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Parallel Dedede 1050 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Meta Knight 450 Yescheck.png* Yescheck.png* Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Parallel Meta Knight 900 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Pon & Con 180×2 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Goldon & Silvox 180×2 (Fiery Showdown~Soul Melter)
275×2 (Soul Melter EX)
Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Kracko 300 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Twin Kracko 540
Parallel Twin Kracko 600 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Parallel Big Kracko 1080
Francisca 472 (Longview Corridor) Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
519 (Blizzno Moon) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
779 (Blizzno Moon/EX) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Flamberge 487 (Inner Sanctum) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
536 (Sizzlai Moon) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
804 (Sizzlai Moon/EX) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Zan Partizanne 510 (Heavenly Hall) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
561 (The Divine Terminus) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
841 (The Divine Terminus/EX) Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hyness Phase 1: 359 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Phase 2: 540
Corrupt Hyness Phase 1: 450 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Phase 2: 675
The Three Mage-Sisters 2425 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Morpho Knight 920 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Morpho Knight EX 1380 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Void Termina
(Destroyer of Worlds)
Phase 1: N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Yescheck.png* Xmark.png
Phase 2: 375
Phase 3: N/A
Phase 4: 525 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Xmark.png Xmark.png
Void Soul: 1350 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Xmark.png
Void Termina
(True Destroyer of Worlds)
Phase 1: N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png*
Phase 2: 562
Phase 3: N/A
Void: 2000
* indicates the last boss of that difficulty level.

Mid-Bosses

Mid-Bosses  
Ambush Type Enemy HP
(Star Bullet=52)
Sweet Breeze Mild Stroll Zesty Expedition Spicy Adventure Sizzling Threat Fiery Showdown Inferno Crisis Soul Melter Soul Melter EX
A Bonkers 135 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Puppet Waddle Dee Puppet: 48
Waddle Dee: 12
Mr. Frosty 112
B Chef Kawasaki 112 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Anger Masker Mask on: 71
Mask off: 1
Vividria 135
Bugzzy 135
C Bonkers EX 189 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Shield (enemy) Shield on: 169
Shield off: 1
Twin Frosty EX 157×2
D Bugzzy EX 189 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Chef Kawasaki EX 157
Floaty the Cell Core 52
Twin Vividria EX 189×2
E Mr. Frosty EX 236 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Floaty the Cell Core 52
Anger Masker Mask on: 71
Mask off: 1
Twin Bonkers EX Left: 283
Right: 378
F Chef Kawasaki EX 236 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Two Face Unknown
Vividria EX 378
Shield (enemy) Shield on: 169
Shield off: 1
Twin Bugzzy EX Left: 283
Right: 315

Scoring

In each difficulty mode, a score is kept. This score is based on the defeated boss phases (score varies in difficulty) and time bonuses (how quickly Kirby and his allies defeat bosses). The score decreases by 1000 every time 1P is KO'd in the multiplayer mode, however.

Boss Score

Boss Score  
Boss Phase Sweet Breeze Mild Stroll Zesty Expedition Spicy Adventure Sizzling Threat Fiery Showdown Infernal Crisis Soul Melter Soul Melter EX
Whispy Woods 1 500 600 650 700 1000 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
2 1500 1800 1950 2100 3000 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Yggy Woods 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 2200 3000 Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 4200 4400 6000 Xmark.png
King Dedede 1 500 600 650 700 1000 1050 1100 1500 Xmark.png
2 1500 1800 1950 2100 3000 3150 3300 4500 Xmark.png
Meta Knight 1 500 600 650 700 1000 1050 1100 1500 Xmark.png
2 1500 1800 1950 2100 3000 3150 3300 4500 Xmark.png
Pon & Con 1 Xmark.png 600 650 700 1000 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png 1800 1950 2100 3000 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Goldon & Silvox 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 2200 3000 3000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 4200 4400 6000 15000
Kracko Xmark.png 600 650 700 1000 1050 1100 1500 Xmark.png
Twin Kracko Xmark.png 1800 1950 2100 3000 3150 3300 4500 Xmark.png
Francisca
(Longview Corridor)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png 650 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png 1950 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Francisca
(Blizzno Moon)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 2200 3000 Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 4200 4400 6000 Xmark.png
Flamberge
(Inner Sanctum)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 700 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Flamberge
(Sizzlai Moon)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2200 3000 Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 4400 6000 Xmark.png
Zan Partizanne
(Heavenly Hall)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 1000 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Zan Partizanne
(The Divine Terminus)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2200 3000 Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 4400 6000 Xmark.png
Hyness 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2000 2100 2200 3000 Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000 10500 11000 15000 Xmark.png
Morpho Knight 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 2200 3000 Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10500 11000 15000 Xmark.png
Void Termina
(Destroyer of Worlds)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2200 3000 Xmark.png
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2200 3000 Xmark.png
3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2200 3000 Xmark.png
4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 11000 Xmark.png Xmark.png
Void Soul Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 15000 Xmark.png
Parallel Woods 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 15000
Parallel Twin Kracko Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
Parallel Big Kracko Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 15000
Francisca EX 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 15000
Flamberge EX 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 15000
Zan Partizanne EX 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 15000
Parallel Meta Knight 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 15000
Parallel Dedede 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 50000
Corrupt Hyness 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 50000
The Three Mage-Sisters 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 50000
Morpho Knight EX 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 50000
Void Termina
(True Destroyer of Worlds)
1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000
2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000
3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 10000
Void Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 86555
Game Clear Bonus 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 40000 45000 50000 99999
Mid-Boss Score  
Ambush Type Mid-Boss Sweet Breeze Mild Stroll Zesty Expedition Spicy Adventure Sizzling Threat Fiery Showdown Infernal Crisis Soul Melter Soul Melter EX
A Bonkers 800 Xmark.png Xmark.png 1120 1600 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Mr. Frosty 800 Xmark.png Xmark.png 1120 1600 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
B Chef Kawasaki Xmark.png 960 1040 1120 1600 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Vividria Xmark.png 960 1040 1120 1600 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Bugzzy Xmark.png 960 1040 1120 1600 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
C Bonkers EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 2200 3000 Xmark.png
Twin Frosty EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2×2100 2×2200 2×3000 Xmark.png
D Bugzzy EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 2200 3000 Xmark.png
Chef Kawasaki EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2100 2200 3000 Xmark.png
Twin Vividria EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2×2100 2×2200 2×3000 Xmark.png
E Mr. Frosty EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
Twin Bonkers EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2×3000
F Chef Kawasaki EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
Vividria EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 3000
Twin Bugzzy EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png 2×3000

Time Bonus

Time bonus = base value1 - (defeat time2 × 10)

1 The base value is 3000, except for the following bosses:

2 Unit: second; rounded down to one decimal place.

Differences from Main Modes

Music

Title Track

The title track of The Ultimate Choice is composed by Yuuta Ogasawara and titled お好み究極チョイス味[1] (What-You-Like Ultimate Choice Flavor). It can be found and listened to as Track 198 in the Jukebox.

This track is a remix of "Green Greens" in a heavy metal and oriental fashion, to express the theme of spiciness (the difficulty levels).

Legacy Tracks

Several classic tunes from previous Kirby games appear in the Ultimate Choice, many of them only in Soul Melter (EX).

Legacy Tracks in Soul Melter (EX)  
Encounter Jukebox Track No. Track Source Description
Mid-Boss Ambush Type A 199 VS. ワドタンク[1]
VS. Waddle Tank
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Scope Shot: Stage 1
Return to Dream Land remix of Kirby Super Star's regular boss battle theme
Mid-Boss Ambush Type B 200 白熱!ボスバトル[1][2]
White Heat! Boss Battle
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Regular boss battle theme
Mid-Boss Ambush Type C/E 201 Bouncing Boss Battle Kirby: Triple Deluxe Regular boss battle theme
Mid-Boss Ambush Type D/F 202 VS. The Wicked Company Kirby: Planet Robobot Regular boss battle theme
King Dedede (Soul Melter)
Parallel Dedede (Phase 1)
203 History of Dedede Kirby Fighters Deluxe Team DDD64 boss battle theme
Meta Knight (Soul Melter)
Parallel Meta Knight (Phase 1)
204 Inner Struggle Kirby: Planet Robobot Mecha Knight+ boss battle theme
Goldon & Silvox (Soul Melter [EX]) 205 強大なボスとの決戦[1]
Decisive Battle With the Strong Boss
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe VS. Landia EX / King D-Mind (Phase 1)
Remix of "Castle Lololo"
Kracko (Soul Melter) 206 すくえキングダム!しれんクエスト[1]
Save the Kingdom! Ordeal Quest
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe VS. Ordeal Boss (orchestral ver.)
Twin Kracko (Soul Melter)
Parallel Twin Kracko
207 このせかいをすくえ!しれんクエスト[1]
Save the World! Ordeal Quest
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe VS. Ordeal Boss (Tougher!) (electronic ver.)
Rest area before: 208 Drawcia Soul
(Star Allies short ver.)
Kirby: Canvas Curse -
Rest area before: 209 Heavy Lobster Kirby Super Star Ultra -
Rest area before: 210 Dangerous Dinner Kirby's Return to Dream Land Both words of Dangerous Dinner begin with D.
Rest area before: 211 Revenge of the Enemy Kirby: Triple Deluxe -
Rest area before: 212 Fatal Error Kirby: Planet Robobot -
Rest area before: 213 淵源を巡る回廊[1]
Cloister Back to the Origin
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Star Allies remix of Theater movie "Each to His Own World"
When 1P is KO'd 222 Done In Kirby's Dream Land -
Game Over 223 Broken Heart Kirby: Planet Robobot Game Over sound effect for Planet Robobot's The Arena and The True Arena
Game Over result 224 The True Arena - Title Kirby: Triple Deluxe -
Game Clear result 225 マックスハッピータウン!![1]
Max Happy Town!!
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Dream Kingdom Village Ver. 4
Game Clear result (Soul Melter EX) 142 Welcome to Dream Land Kirby's Dream Land Title theme of Kirby's Dream Land

In Soul Melter (EX), Morpho Knight's theme will be replaced by new music arrangements when 1P is a Dream Friend, similar to Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!.

Main article: Morpho Knight#Dream Friend music change

Trivia

  • The Ultimate Choice's menu icon turns red when Level 6 and 7 are unlocked, and then turns dark red when Soul Melter is unlocked.
  • On the title screen, red chilli peppers are falling down in the background. On occasion, a green chilli pepper may fall down as well.
  • Chef Kawasaki is the only playable mid-boss who has lower health than Kirby. Interestingly, enemy Chef Kawasaki and Mr. Frosty have lower health than the rest three mid-bosses, too.
  • Chef Kawasaki is the only mid-boss who doesn't have a twin battle in The Ultimate Choice.
  • The difficulty scale used in this game is similar to the Intensity meters present in Kid Icarus: Uprising and Classic Mode in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • The face Kirby makes when Soul Melter is selected is a reference to Devil Kirby from Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Episode 95: "Devil Kirby" (JP) / "Frog Wild" (EN), which he becomes after being possessed by a monster called the Demon Frog.
  • The face Kirby makes when Soul Melter EX is selected is similar to that of Void Termina's Final Core / Void Soul. He also adds four bottles of hot sauce instead of one.
    • It also resembles a numb expression, meaning Kirby is stunned by the difficulty.
  • The timer has slightly changed in Version 4.0.0. Now it doesn't run when the boss hasn't entered the battle, e.g. when King Dedede is eating, and when Meta Knight is on the cliff.
  • In Soul Melter, King Dedede is fought at night instead of sunset. This is the opposite in Kirby's Dream Land 3's Boss Butch in which King Dedede is fought at sunset instead of night.
    • Speaking of, whenever King Dedede and Parallel Dedede is defeated in The Ultimate Choice, the Time Bonus points are awarded first before the boss defeated points are. They are the only bosses with this distinction.
  • Characters who have completed the sub-game are crowned on the character select menu (yellow crown for Difficulty 1-7; red crown for Soul Melter; green crown for Soul Melter EX). If every character has completed the sub-game (regardless of difficulty), a special message will pop up to congratulate the achievement.
  • The lowest score is 11500 on Sweet Breeze difficulty in multiplayer mode: 1500 from defeating Meta Knight's second phase and 10000 from Sweet Breeze Clear Bonus; 1P has to be KO'd multiple times until the score is depleted to zero before defeating Meta Knight's first phase; at least 5 minutes must be spent before finishing off Meta Knight so that the time bonus runs out.
  • Goldon & Silvox have increased health in Soul Melter EX than in the lower difficulty levels.
  • Void Soul's attack order has changed in Version 4.0.0.
  • Among the four parallel bosses from Heroes in Another Dimension, Parallel Dedede gives higher scores than the other three in Soul Melter EX.
  • The score for defeating Void - Astral Birth, 86555, is a pun on "HAL GO GO GO" in Japanese. This score also appears as the highest score of the secret stage "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe.
  • Nintendo Switch Kirby Star Allies Channel Article #22 mentioned that the score can reach 700,000 if Soul Melter EX is cleared fast enough. To reach 700,000, Soul Melter EX has to be cleared under 20:55.40. Meanwhile, it's impossible to reach 710,000 because that requires Soul Melter EX to be cleared under 04:15.40.
  • The quickest way the player can beat The Ultimate Choice with the Parasol ability is to use the Parasol hitstun glitch.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese The アルティメットチョイス
Za Arutimetto Choisu
The Ultimate Choice
Traditional Chinese The 終極抉擇
The zhōng jí jué zé
The Ultimate Choice
Simplified Chinese The 终极抉择
The zhōng jí jué zé
Dutch De ultieme keuze The Ultimate Choice
French L'ultime dilemme The Ultimate Dilemma
German Ultimative Auswahl Ultimate Choice
Italian La scelta decisiva The Decisive Choice
Spanish Dilema del guerrero The Warrior's Dilemma

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