Up the Big Ol' Tree
Up the Big Ol' Tree is the second stage of Green Valley in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. This stage takes place inside of a large tree trunk. Eventually Kirby ends up in its branches and then makes his way up into the sky. Completing this stage unlocks stage 1-3 Great Cave Escape.
Once he enters the big tree, Kirby starts at the bottom, and must make his way upward as the level progresses. False walls on either side of the trunk provide a hiding place for additional food and Point Stars. Should he have any sufficient Point Stars, he can go for the first treasure if necessary.
Next, Kirby reaches a Launch Cannon out in the open, which he can use to launch into the skies above the treetops. Soarars fly by carrying point stars, and a Bouncy hides in the clouds. Collecting all the blue point stars here within the time limit will reward the player with a 1-Up.
The next area that follows features a cannon sequence where Kirby soars through the big tree's branches using multiple Launch Cannons. Proper launch timings will net some Point Stars, a 1-up and a treasure.
Kirby then proceeds to another area, even higher than the treetops. Hidden items are found near the top and bottom of this area, despite the directions on the signs. A pachinko-like segment is present in an upcoming bonus Gray Zone, allowing for Kirby to pinball for extra Point Stars. Afterwards, Kirby can reach his first Candy just before the end of the stage, allowing him to bulldoze through the piles of Star Blocks and enemies ahead of him. Should he be fast enough, Kirby can get a 1-up.
In the last area, Kirby shoots himself up with a Launch Cannon to a place high up in the sky and covered in clouds. Hidden within the clouds are Point Star spinners. As per usual, the roulette wheel is not far off.
|Treasure Chest locations in Up the Big Ol' Tree|
|Treasure||How to reach|
|In the second area near the top of the tree, Kirby should use a Star Dash to get past the Gray Zone.|
Treasure 2: Cotta Knight Figurine
|Kirby must Star Dash through the Cotta Knights and Cotta General in the third area and move upwards towards the treasure.|
|In the third area, just before jumping into the Launch Cannon, Kirby should enter the time-challenge door. In the challenge, maneuvering around the bumpers will net Kirby the treasure.|
Treasure 4: Bouncy Figurine
|In the fourth area, Kirby should time the cannon fire just right to snag the treasure being tugged behind the Soarar.|
|In the fifth area, Kirby must collect all the glowing puzzle pieces before time runs out to reveal the treasure.|
The following enemies appear in this stage:
Names in other languages
Nobore! Taiju no naka
|Climb! Inside the Big Tree|
|German||Rauf auf den ollen Baum||Up the old tree|