The Theater is a menu available in Kirby titles, starting with Kirby's Dream Land 3 which allows the player to re-watch cinematic cut-scenes and other special videos from the game that they've unlocked. The menu itself is usually unlocked once a cut-scene is watched in the main game for the first time.
Often times, special cut-scenes that do not appear in the main game can also be viewed in the Theater, once certain requirements are met. The most prominent examples of this are the Kirby Master videos, which can only be unlocked once 100% completion is met for the games they appear in.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, the theater is unlocked upon reaching 100% completion of the game (completing the Boss Butch after it is unlocked), and is represented in the options as "?". There are ten distinct cut-scenes available to watch, and the player also has the option of viewing all of them in sequence:
|Cutscenes in Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|"OP"||The opening cut-scene that shows when powering on the game.|
|"EC 1"||The opening cut-scene for Grass Land.|
|"EC 2"||The opening cut-scene for Ripple Field.|
|"EC 3"||The opening cut-scene for Sand Canyon.|
|"EC 4"||The opening cut-scene for Cloudy Park.|
|"EC 5"||The opening cut-scene for Iceberg.|
|"EC 6"||The opening cut-scene for Hyper Zone.|
|"END 1"||The False Ending of Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|"END 2"||The true ending of Kirby's Dream Land 3, including staff credits reel.|
|"END 3"||The staff credits that shows after completing Boss Butch, featuring different illustrations.|
|"ALL"||Plays all cut-scenes in sequence.|
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the Theater menu is unlocked upon starting the main game and viewing the opening cut-scene, and adds more as each one is watched in the game for the first time. Notably, unlike when viewed in the main game, theater cut-scenes are bordered by a red curtain and stage, rather than the checkerboard border. The following table lists all of the viewable cut-scenes in the theater, along with notes on them where applicable:
|Cutscenes in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards|
|View All Movies||Selecting this allows the player to view every unlocked cut-scene in sequence.|
|The Dark Shadow||This scene is the opening one that plays prior to the title screen.
It shows Dark Matter invading Ripple Star and Ribbon escaping with the crystal, though it is shattered into shards in the process.
|Kirby's Quest||This scene plays when starting the main game for the first time.
It shows Ribbon running into Kirby and recruiting him to help her get the crystal shards back.
|Waddle Dee?||This scene plays before the battle with Waddle Doo in Pop Star - Stage 1.
It shows Waddle Dee finding a Crystal Shard, but being possessed by Dark Matter before Kirby and Ribbon find him.
|Waddle On!||This scene plays after the battle with Waddle Doo in Pop Star - Stage 1.
It shows Waddle Dee being freed from Dark Matter, then joining Kirby on his quest.
|Art Attack||This scene plays before the battle with Adeleine in Pop Star - Stage 2.
It shows Adeleine finding a Crystal Shard, but being possessed by Dark Matter before Kirby's group finds her.
|Adding Adeleine||This scene plays after the battle with Adeleine in Pop Star - Stage 2.
It shows Adeleine being freed from Dark Matter, then joining Kirby on his quest.
|Dark Dedede||This scene plays before the battle with King Dedede in Pop Star - Stage 3.
It shows King Dedede finding a Crystal Shards and keeping Kirby from collecting it, before being possessed by Dark Matter right before the groups' eyes.
|A Reluctant Ally||This scene plays after the battle with King Dedede in Pop Star - Stage 3.
It shows King Dedede being freed from Dark Matter and initially refusing to join Kirby's team, but eventually giving in to his guilt and joining.
|On to Rock Star||This scene plays after the battle with Whispy Woods in Pop Star - Stage 4.
It shows the crystal creating a portal to Rock Star, which Kirby's team jump into.
|Desert Desserts||This scene plays after the battle with Pix in Rock Star - Stage 5.
It shows the team walking through the desert, only to get hungry and need to stop for a moment to have a picnic courtesy of Adeleine's paintings. The Crystal then opens a portal to Aqua Star, though Kirby needs to be pulled in because he is too busy eating.
|All Washed Up||This scene plays after the battle with Acro in Aqua Star - Stage 5.
It shows the team sitting at a beach, where the group starts trying to skip rocks on the water, but a big wave rolls in, scaring the others off while Kirby blindly continues throwing stones, resulting in him getting swept by the wave. When Kirby comes to, he sees the others going through the portal to Neo Star, and quickly runs in before it closes.
|Hot Waddle Dawdle||This scene plays after the battle with Magman in Neo Star - Stage 5.
It shows the team preparing to move on when the land around them starts to shake in a huge volcanic eruption. The team need to quickly escape through the portal to Shiver Star as it moves, but Waddle Dee has trouble keeping up after the others jump through. Kirby uses his inhale to give Waddle Dee an assist, drawing him into the portal before it closes.
|Ripple Rescue||This scene plays after the battle with HR-H in Shiver Star - Stage 5.
It shows the portal to Ripple Star opening, showing it under the influence of Dark Matter, much to Ribbon's dismay. She is reassured by her allies, and Kirby attempts to lead the charge, but trips and then gets trampled by the others as they jump in, leaving Ribbon to carry the battered Kirby through the portal.
|Fare...well?||This scene plays after the battle with Miracle Matter in Ripple Star - Stage 4 if still missing some crystal shards.
It shows Dark Matter being seemingly driven out of Ripple Star, and Kirby's team being sent home by the Queen and Ribbon after thanking them for a job well done, but then the Queen gives Ribbon and the crystal a menacing glare, suggesting something is not right.
|This is the False Ending of the game. |
This scene will still be unlocked in the Theater if the true ending was achieved without ever seeing the false one in the main game.
|Darkness Calls||This scene plays after the battle with Miracle Matter in Ripple Star - Stage 4 if all crystal shards are collected.
It shows Dark Matter being driven out of Ripple Star, and the fully reformed crystal ridding the Queen of the Dark Matter inside her, which flies off and forms into its own star out in space. Kirby calls the Warp Star and he and the rest of his team ride off to face the threat head-on.
|Crystal Clear!||This scene plays after the battle with 0² in Dark Star.
It shows Dark Star being destroyed as Kirby's team escape on the Warp Star. From there, back in Ripple Star, Kirby and his friends are all awarded with crystal medals by the Queen, and Kirby himself is given a kiss as a reward from Ribbon, which causes him to stumble in his infatuation.
|Project K-64||This scene is the staff credits sequence for the game.||This will show the false ending credits sequence if the true end has not yet been achieved, and the true sequence otherwise.|
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Most of the cutscenes are unlocked after viewing them in-game for the first time. Some cutscenes are only available through special conditions, which will be explained later on in the table below.
|Cutscenes in Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|00||Original Kirby Movies||Consists of the original cutscenes from Kirby Super Star. This cutscene can be unlocked after clearing Helper to Hero with every helper.|
|01||Grand Opening||The intro to Kirby Super Star Ultra. Kirby can be seen flying on his Warp Star through space, then Dream Land, and finally through the waters and the skies. This is the first cutscene unlocked from the start in the game.|
|02||Spring Breeze||The intro to Spring Breeze. At night, King Dedede and his soldiers can be seen running off with the stolen food, and Kirby comes by the "spring breeze" to get them back.|
|03||Tomorrow's Wind||Ending to Spring Breeze, which is similar to Kirby's Dream Land's credits screen. King Dedede is launched out of Castle Dedede as he is defeated, and a ballooned Kirby is seen lifting Castle Dedede to return the food to the Dream Landers. The credits also scroll very fast, implying that this is not the end of the game just yet.|
|04||Dyna Blade||Intro cutscene to Dyna Blade. Kirby is seen resting under a tree, when suddenly, Dyna Blade zooms past, causing the tree Kirby is sleeping under and the nearby hills to become sliced and start falling apart. Kirby then gives chase to the rainbow-winged bird to save Dream Land's crops.|
|05||Live Healthy||Ending cutscene to Dyna Blade. Kirby takes care of Dyna Blade's chicks by giving them Whispy Woods's apples, then helping them fly. Kirby then waves goodbye to Dyna Blade and her chicks as they fly off into the sunset.|
|06||Gourmet Race||Intro cutscene to Gourmet Race. Kirby flies to the top of a cliff, while thinking about the food that may appear at its peak. Once he finally settles at the top, he then sees King Dedede, teasing the poor puffball by eating a cake and apple in front of him.|
|07||Great Cave Offensive||Intro cutscene to The Great Cave Offensive. Kirby accidentally falls into a hole while having a pleasant walk, setting the premise for his "great cave offensive".|
|08||Great Escape-Hero Up High||Ending cutscene to The Great Cave Offensive. Kirby manages to escape the large cave system with the Warp Star, then eventually flies across the land on his own. A list of all his obtained treasures can be seen scrolling across the screen.|
|09||Revenge of Meta Knight||Intro cutscene to Revenge of Meta Knight. Meta Knight and his crew prepare the Halberd for takeoff, while Kirby gives chase to the rising battleship on his Warp Star.|
|10||Halberd Scenes 1-3||A compilation of cutscenes from Revenge of Meta Knight.
|11||Halberd Scenes 4-6||A compilation of cutscenes from Revenge of Meta Knight.
|12||Halberd Scenes 7-8||A compilation of cutscenes from Revenge of Meta Knight.
|13||Friends and Sun||Ending cutscene to Revenge of Meta Knight. Kirby escapes the falling Halberd with the help of Wheelie. After watching the Halberd crash into the ocean, Kirby and Wheelie proceed to ride off into the sunset. This cutscene features the names of all the Helpers in the game.|
|14||Milky Way Wishes||Intro cutscene to Milky Way Wishes. In this cutscene, the sun and moon are fighting. A small jester named Marx comes to tell Kirby to summon the Galactic Nova with the help of energy collected from the various planets.|
|15||Marx's Mad Plan||Cutscene in Milky Way Wishes. Kirby goes to the Galactic Nova to get the sun and moon to stop fighting. However, Marx knocks Kirby out of the way, and reveals his true intentions to control Pop Star.|
|16||To the Battlefield||Cutscene in Milky Way Wishes that plays right before the final battle against Marx. Kirby breaks through the Galactic Nova with the Starship, and flies towards the battlefield, with the Starship transformed into a Warp Star, to prepare for the final battle against Marx.|
|17||Kirby's Triumphant Return||Ending cutscene to Milky Way Wishes. Marx is sent flying into the Galactic Nova, which finally explodes with him. Kirby flies back on his Warp Star back to Pop Star, with the Sun and Moon flying in harmony. Finally, the phrase "THE END" appears on the touch screen, signifying that this is the end of the game, at least for now.|
|18||Staff Credits||Staff credits to Kirby Super Star Ultra. Kirby is seen sleeping in his house, and the camera pans up to the sky as the credits roll. Unlike in Kirby Super Star, the small Kirby portraits on the credits text are not shown, and a lot of small pictures depicting Kirby's previous adventures appear.|
|19||Revenge of the King||Intro cutscene to Revenge of the King. An ominous-looking King Dedede can be seen with his Spear Waddle Dee guards in his dimmed throne room. The camera zooms out to show Castle Dedede being wreathed in stormy clouds with Kabula circling around it.|
|20||Flying Fortress Kabula||Cutscene that plays before the Kabula fight in Revenge of the King. Kirby flies on his Warp Star to Mt. Dedede, but Kabula's cannonballs fly across the sky, before one eventually hits the Warp Star, causing Kirby to fall down. The Sparkling Stars he has collected in prior levels then coalesce into the Starship, with Kirby using it to continue his mission and fight Kabula.|
|21||The King and the Sun||Ending cutscene that plays after Masked Dedede is defeated in Revenge of the King. A defeated King Dedede and his Waddle Dees walk in the same desert that Kirby and Wheelie drove through in Revenge of Meta Knight. Notably, the credits appear at a slower pace than in the Spring Breeze credits, and the small Kirby portraits appear on the bottom left of the touchscreen.|
|22||The Arena||Intro cutscene to The Arena. A bronze trophy appears as the grand prize, then transitions to Fighter Kirby doing his fighting moves, then lands on a grassy ground and turning to face against Marx in his true form.|
|23||Helper to Hero||The intro cutscene to Helper to Hero. It plays out similarly to The Arena with a few differences:|
|24||Meta Knightmare Ultra||The intro cutscene to Meta Knightmare Ultra. The camera pans across a cliff that Meta Knight is resting on, with dark, moving clouds across Dream Land. Meta Knight then reveals his wings, raises the Galaxia, and flies off for a worldwide adventure.|
|25||Knight's Story Scenes 1-3||A compilation of cutscenes from Meta Knightmare Ultra featuring alternate versions of the cutscenes from Spring Breeze and Dyna Blade.
|26||Knight's Story Scenes 4-6||A compilation of cutscenes from Meta Knightmare Ultra featuring alternate versions of the cutscenes from The Great Cave Offensive and Revenge of Meta Knight.
|27||Knight's Story Scenes 7-8||A compilation of cutscenes from Meta Knightmare Ultra featuring alternate versions of the cutscenes from Revenge of Meta Knight and Milky Way Wishes.
|28||Galactic Knight||Cutscene in Meta Knightmare Ultra. Using the energy collected from the planets in Milky Way Wishes, Meta Knight summons the Galactic Nova once more, reforming itself. After wishing to fight the strongest warrior in the galaxy, Meta Knight sees Nova summoning a giant interdimensional hole from which Galacta Knight is summoned, and both of the knights fly down to start fighting.|
|29||Knight's Triumphant Return||Ending cutscene to Meta Knightmare Ultra. A defeated Galacta Knight pinballs across space, before eventually breaking into a bright explosion. The rest follows the same as Kirby's Triumphant Return, except with Meta Knight in place of Kirby.|
|30||Hidden Staff Credits||The alternate credits to Kirby Super Star Ultra. It begins with the camera panning over the same giant cliff from the intro cutscene, then Meta Knight walks towards the edge, covered in his own cape, while the Galaxia rests on the ground. The rest of the credits is the same, however images of Meta Knight's adventures appear to scroll in the sky.|
|31||Fly! Meta Knight||Alternate opening cutscene to Kirby Super Star Ultra that features Meta Knight in place of Kirby. This cutscene may play after Meta Knightmare Ultra is completed.|
|32||The TRUE Arena||The intro cutscene to The True Arena. It plays out similarly to The Arena with a few differences:
|33||Marx Soul Appears||Cutscene exclusive to The True Arena. A flashback depicting the events of Kirby's Triumphant Return appears, then transitions to a cutscene where Marx is seen floating in space with the debris of Galactic Nova. Eventually, some of Nova's leftover energy and debris is absorbed by Marx, transforming him into the deadly Marx Soul. He then flies off the screen for the true final battle.|
|34||Special-Edition Blooper Reel||A collection of bloopers featuring different failed takes on the cutscenes for each Main Game. It can be unlocked by clearing The True Arena for the first time. Each blooper ends with a laugh track sample. Notably, this movie uses a slow remix of the Gourmet Race intro cutscene theme.
|35||Kirby Master!||Special cutscene that plays upon 100% completion of the game, where the major characters of the game watch and applaud as Kirby and two Waddle Dees dance on the screen.|
Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Much like other games, cutscenes are unlocked by viewing them for the first time. The vast majority of cutscenes are available by playing through Story Mode, and only two are unlocked from other modes (detailed below).
|Cutscenes in Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
|Staff credits||The initial staff credits roll. Unlocked once the player starts Story Mode for the first time.|
|Waking to a flowery coup!||Intro movie to Story Mode, which reveals the Dreamstalk and shows King Dedede being kidnapped. Unlocked once the player starts Story Mode for the first time.|
|Under the sunshine: scenes 1-5||A compilation of all the scenes that play as the Dreamstalk grows and reveals a new level upon collecting a Grand Sun Stone. Unlocked once the player reaches Royal Road.|
|Taranza, the master of puppetry||Cutscene that plays when Kirby enters the chamber in Royal Road - Stage 6, in which Taranza reveals his motivation for kidnapping King Dedede, and introduces Kirby to Masked Dedede.|
|Divine beauty||Cutscene that plays when Kirby defeats Masked Dedede, in which Taranza calls upon Queen Sectonia for help, who then betrays Taranza and decides to battle Kirby herself.|
|She who holds the stars||Cutscene that plays when Kirby defeats Queen Sectonia, in which she combines with the Dreamstalk to confront Kirby in her new form.|
|FLOWERED||Cutscene that plays after defeating Queen Sectonia's final form, in which Kirby and King Dedede are lifted back to Dream Land with the help of Taranza and the People of the Sky, as the narration recaps the story.|
|Ending||Story Mode's staff credits, which pan down from Floralia to Kirby's house as the credits roll and gameplay screenshots are shown.|
|Secret ending||Dededetour!'s staff credits, which pan down from Floralia to Castle Dedede as the credits roll. Illustrations of Kirby accompany each credit, and the gameplay screenshots are different.|
|Kirby Master!||100% completion cutscene, which shows Kirby and King Dedede performing the Kirby Dance to an audience of the game's various characters.|
Kirby: Planet Robobot
As per with previous games, cutscenes are unlocked by viewing them for the first time as the player progresses through the game. Some are unlocked via progressing through Meta Knightmare Returns and The True Arena.
|Cutscenes in Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Staff Credits||Initial Staff Credits video in the game. Unlocked once the player starts Story Mode for the first time.|
|First Contact||Intro movie to Story Mode. Unlocked once the player starts Story Mode for the first time.|
|Metal Invasion||Cutscene that plays when Kirby first encounters the Invader Armor in Patched Plains - Stage 2.|
|Robobot Armor Activate!||Cutscene that plays when Kirby enters the Robobot Armor. This cutscene also uses the Stickers the player has put on the Robobot Armor.|
|Victim of Mechanization||Cutscene that plays when Kirby first encounters Clanky Woods.|
|Ancient Battle Program||Cutscene that plays when Kirby first encounters Holo Defense API.|
|Susie, Executive Assistant||Cutscene that plays when Kirby first encounters Susie, who also introduces herself to him.|
|A Complete Remodel||Cutscene that plays when Kirby first encounters Mecha Knight. Susie also sings part of The Noble Haltmann during this cutscene.|
|Unreal King||Cutscene that plays when Kirby first encounters Dedede Clone. Susie also sings part of The Noble Haltmann during this cutscene.|
|Duel in the President's Office||Cutscene that plays when Kirby encounters Mecha Knight+. Kirby is introduced to the "heart of the company", the President's office, by Susie.|
|My Name is Haltmann||Cutscene that plays when Kirby first encounters President Haltmann. Initially, Susie is dismissed from the office by the President himself, and the latter also introduces Star Dream to Kirby.|
|Apocalyptic Wish||Cutscene that plays after Kirby defeats President Haltmann. Susie steals Star Dream's controller away from President Haltmann's hands, but is also zapped by the Mother Computer, who also proceeds to "eradicate all forms of life".|
|Please... Get Him...!||Intro movie to Mind in the Program, where Kirby transforms the Robobot Armor into the Halberd Mode and goes after Star Dream. This cutscene is also combined with the intro cutscene to the Star Dream boss battle.|
|A Star is Born||Cutscene that plays before Phase 2 of Star Dream. The latter merges with the Access Ark and lifts it into space.|
|One Last Shot||Cutscene that plays during the final phase of Star Dream's fight. After Star Dream cripples the Halberd Mode with the laser, Meta Knight releases Kirby & the Robobot Armor in Giga Drill Mode to finish the computer off.|
|Restored to Life||The ending cutscene to Story Mode, where everything is "restored to life" from the mechanization.|
|Ending||Staff Credits in Story Mode. This is also an interactive credits screen, where Kirby can use the Robobot Armor to punch the credits text in the background, breaking the fourth wall.|
|The Dark Rainbow Thief||Cutscene in Meta Knightmare Returns, where Star Dream appoints Meta Knight as the new admin and starts the Sword_Master.EXE test, with Dark Matter Clone being summoned first. The name of this cutscene is a reference to Dark Matter stealing the rainbows of Rainbow Islands in Kirby's Dream Land 2.|
|Elegant Rapier Dance||Cutscene in Meta Knightmare Returns, where Star Dream summons Sectonia Clone.|
|White Knight Time Traveller||Cutscene in Meta Knightmare Returns, where Star Dream summons Galacta Knight Returns. The latter also slashes the Mother Computer in the process.|
|Secret Ending||Staff Credits in Meta Knightmare Returns. Meta Knight can slash the credits text with the Galaxia. The Halberd can also be seen in the background, and the small Kirby portraits are also used as part of the credits.|
|HEARTLESS MACHINE||Cutscene in The True Arena's final battle against Star Dream Soul OS. It plays out the same as One Last Shot, but Kirby is inhaled by the gigantic computer, forcing him to face off against a familiar-looking heart-shaped core inside.|
|Exclusive Performance Video||The full music video to The Noble Haltmann, where Susie sings the song in the President's office. Unlocked once the player attains 100% completion in their current savefile.|
Kirby Star Allies
Like with previous games, each cutscene is unlocked as the player progresses through the story. Two cutscenes are unlocked by completing other game modes.
|Cutscenes in Kirby Star Allies|
|Initial Staff Credits video in the game. Unlocked once the player starts Story Mode for the first time.|
|The intro movie that plays upon starting the game, featuring Kirby and various Friends in a comic book-styled animation. Unlocked once the player starts Story Mode for the first time.|
|The intro cutscene for Story Mode. A failed ritual on the Jamba Heart causes it to explode and rain pieces of it across the galaxy, causing chaos in Dream Land. Unlocked once the player starts Story Mode for the first time.|
|Cutscene that plays in the level Green Gardens, acting as the tutorial for how to use Friend Hearts to create friends. Kirby is ambushed by a Poppy Bros. Jr, but the player is prompted to press X to use a Friend Heart on the enemy.|
|The ending cutscene to Story Mode, where Kirby and friends finally defeat Void Termina and escape a giant galactic explosion. After Kirby falls unconscious, his friends come to pick him up, then a Warp Star sends them back to their home planet. Notably, this cutscene uses the last-used team of friends used to defeat the final boss.|
|The credits to Story Mode. It is also a playable minigame, where Kirby and his friends can defeat enemies and collect Point Stars to get the highest score, which the game keeps track of in future playthroughs. King Dedede also appears as a boss in this "cutscene". This cutscene also uses whoever was last used to complete Story Mode.|
|The credits to Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, featuring a pink aesthetic and an emphasis on a heart-themed motif. While gameplay of the minigame is mostly the same, Meta Knight can also be fought as a boss, and also features other Friends and Dream Friends used to complete previous runs as an audience.|
|The credits to Heroes in Another Dimension, featuring a galactic aesthetic and an emphasis on a star-themed motif. This "cutscene" depends on the outcome the player has received upon completing this mode.