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Twinkle☆Stars

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Twinkle☆Stars
Various arrangements of "Twinkle☆Stars".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Super Kirby Clash
Kirby Fighters 2
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando
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"Twinkle☆Stars"[Japanese title] is the main theme for Kirby Star Allies. This theme was composed by Hirokazu Ando.

Composition[edit]

"Twinkle☆Stars" is a 4/4 theme in the key of G major, triumphant in character. It appears to be played with orchestral instrumentation, using lots of string and wind-wood instruments.

Its melody is similar to A New Wind for Tomorrow, which composer Hirokazu Ando acknowledged as a coincidence, but he did notice it after composing it. Director Shinya Kumazaki mentioned it was fine that the songs are similar, and that that could help with Kirby Star Allies's identity as a culmination title.[1]

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

"Twinkle☆Stars" is the title screen theme of Kirby Star Allies, as well as the main theme of this game, serving as the basis for many other tracks in the game:

  • "Select Link" – chamber remix for the file select.
  • "World of Miracles - Planet Popstar" – partial remix based on the intro section, the World Map theme for the eponymous level, as well as the file deletion menu music.
  • "Demo Star" – chamber remix that plays for Ability Planet.
  • "A Farewell to Kirby" – music box-like variation of the theme that plays when viewing said Celebration Picture. Much like a real music box, it slows down when nearing the end and eventually comes to a full stop.

Hirokazu Ando connected this song and "A New Wind for Tomorrow" in Memories of the Grand Finale to reinforce their similar melodies and the game's identity as a culmination title.[1]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, two arranged versions of the theme along with "Kirby Fighters 2: The Destined Rivals" and the Kirby Clash town theme accompany the HAL Rooms, the first features for Rocky Rollin' Road and The Wondaria Dream Parade, and the second for Burning, Churning Power Plant. In these versions, "Twinkle☆Stars" is transposed to D major.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby's Dream Buffet and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the original version of the theme from the title screen plays when viewing Kirby Star Allies in the Past Adventures menu.

Other appearances[edit]

The theme was performed live at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival as part of the Beyond the 25th Anniversary medley, along with "Opening Movie" from Kirby Battle Royale, "Let Battle Commence!", "The Heroes' Challenge! Quest Board / Story Quest" from Super Kirby Clash, "The Battle of Deeply Bonded Allies", and "A Great Battle for Tomorrow".

Trivia[edit]

  • The title of the theme refers to the original name of Kirby's Dream Land: "Twinkle Popo" (ティンクル☆ポポ in Japanese).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティンクル☆スターズ
Tinkuru☆Sutāzu
Twinkle☆Stars


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