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Tilt-and-Roll Kirby (theme)

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Tilt-and-Roll Kirby
Various arrangements of "Tilt-and-Roll Kirby".
Debut appearance Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Tilt-and-Roll Kirby" is the theme for the sub-game with the same name in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]


Kirby is ready to tilt and roll.

"Tilt-and-Roll Kirby" is remotely reminiscent of "White Wafers", which has a similar melody, time signature (4/4), instruments (with the new addition of woodwinds) and tonal peculiarities, among which whole-tone movements within a Mixolydian scale. "Tilt-and-Roll Kirby", however, has shorter phrases, and plays in C and E-flat major in the first portion, and G-flat major in the middle section. This G-flat major section is also close to the second section of "Explanations" in phrasing. After it is a transitional modulating passage and quick phrase between G and A to lead back to C major.

The Extra Hard version extends every other phrase of the original "Tilt-and-Roll Kirby", leading to an irregular 10/4 (with phrases of 6 and 4 respectively). This version adds bells, a decision likewise made in "Lunch Rush! A Wave of Waddles".

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

"Tilt-and-Roll Kirby" plays in all three levels of Tilt-and-Roll Kirby at Normal difficulty, while "Tilt-and-Roll Kirby (Extra Hard)" plays when Extra Hard difficulty is selected.

Other appearances[edit]

"Tilt-and-Roll Kirby" is part of Track 04, "Get Pumped Up! Sub-Game Medley", in the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival. It is the only song in the medley that does not come from a sub-game featured in Merry Magoland.

Names in other languages[edit]

Tilt-and-Roll Kirby[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロコロ!タマコロカービィ
Korokoro! Tama Koro Kābyi
Rumble Tumble! Roll-the-Ball Kirby
Chinese 滾啊滾啊!滾球卡比
Gǔn-a Gǔn-a! Gǔn Qiú Kǎbǐ
Rolling Rolling! Roll-the-Ball Kirby
Dutch Kirby aan de rol Kirby on the roll
Canadian French Roule, Kirby, roule! Roll, Kirby, roll!
European French Roule, Kirby, roule ! Roll, Kirby, roll!
German Roll, Kirby, roll! Roll, Kirby, roll!
Italian Rotola, Kirby! Roll, Kirby!
Korean 데굴데굴! 공 굴리기 커비
Deguldegul! Gong Golligi Keobi
Rumble Tumble! Roll-the-Ball Kirby
Spanish Kirby Rodabolas Roll-the-ball Kirby

Tilt-and-Roll Kirby (Extra Hard)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲキムズ!タマコロカービィ
Gekimuzu! Tama Koro Kābyi
Extremely Difficult! Roll-the-Ball Kirby
Traditional Chinese 激難!滾球卡比
Jī Nán! Gǔn Qiú Kǎbǐ
Incredibly Difficult! Roll-the-Ball Kirby
Simplified Chinese 激难!滚球卡比
Jī Nán! Gǔn Qiú Kǎbǐ
Dutch Kirby aan de rol (extra moeilijk) Kirby on the roll (extra hard)
Canadian French Roule, Kirby, roule! (très difficile) Roll, Kirby, roll! (very difficult)
European French Roule, Kirby, roule ! (très difficile) Roll, Kirby, roll! (very difficult)
German Roll, Kirby, roll! (sehr schwer) Roll, Kirby, roll! (very difficult)
Italian Rotola, Kirby! (molto difficile) Roll, Kirby! (very difficult)
Korean 슈퍼 하드! 공 굴리기 커비
Syupeo Hadeu! Gong Gulligi Keobi
Super Hard! Roll-the-Ball Kirby
Spanish Kirby Rodabolas superdifícil Super-difficult Roll-the-ball Kirby