True Arena Showdown

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True Arena Showdown
Various versions of the "True Arena Showdown" theme.
Details
Debut appearance Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Last appearance Super Kirby Clash (2019)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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"True Arena Showdown"[derived from Japanese] is a music track that was first heard in The True Arena in Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is based on "Arena Showdown" - having a similar melody - but features a different and more aggressive composition, making heavy use of electric guitar-like instruments and heavy percussion. The track also features a tempo upswing in the middle before slowing down for a brief brass section before repeating.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

"True Arena Showdown" first appeared in Kirby Super Star Ultra, where it plays during most boss fights in The True Arena. Its instrumentation is similar to the version of Arena Showdown which plays in Helper to Hero as well as "The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy" (Galacta Knight's theme song).

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In New Challenge Stages, the original version of this track can be heard in Smash Combat Chamber EX as the main theme for the stage, though this only has a chance to play as opposed to the Miracle Matter theme.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

A rearranged version of True Arena Showdown plays in most boss fights in The True Arena from Kirby: Triple Deluxe. This version is largely the same as the original, but uses cleaner-sounding instruments and heavier use of electric guitar.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The original version of this track can be heard in certain areas of the stage Sector A in Kirby Star Allies.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

A remixed version of the Kirby: Triple Deluxe arrangement with added instrumentation plays during the Tougher Party Quests against Ice Dragon, Telepathos, Spark Bonkers, Electric Dragon and Flame Galboros.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 真 コロシアムの戦い
Shin koroshiamu no tatakai
Literally "True Colosseum Battle". "Colosseum Battle" is officially translated in English as "Arena Showdown".
Name first given on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack.