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Insane
Various arrangements of "Insane".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) (1997)
Last appearance Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom)
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Insane"[derived from Japanese][1] is a music track that first appeared in Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), though most know the version of it first heard in Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom), named "VS. Chef Kawasaki"[2]. It's a somewhat frantic theme, and due to its inclusion in the latter of the two games, it has become loosely associated with Chef Kawasaki.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) / Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom)[edit]

In Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) and its remake Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom), "Insane" and "VS. Chef Kawasaki" can heard in a couple shared instances throughout both games. In the Round Clear mode, it plays during every level in the Insane difficulty. It also plays during the Challenge mode, when the player has accumulated between 800 to 1000 stars. Exclusively in the Super Famicom version, however, it also plays during the battle with Chef Kawasaki during the Story Mode.

The rearranged track from the Super Famicom version was done by Jun Ishikawa.[3]

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, "VS. Chef Kawasaki" plays when viewing the Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom) section. However, because the Super Famicom version of the game never got officially localized and released outside of Japan at the time, this song and the section it plays in are only present in the Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Collection.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, "VS. Chef Kawasaki" can be heard in Resolution Road - Stage 6 EX, specifically during the two parts of the stage that take place in the casino. It can also be heard as Track 115 in the Jukebox.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, a fast-paced remix medley of both "Insane" and "VS. Gryll" can be heard occasionally during Battle Royale matches. This arrangement was done by Megumi Ohara.

Other appearances[edit]

On the Kirby's Star Stacker Original CD Masters album, composer Masahito Nakano rearranged "Insane" with new instrumentation. It can be found as track 17 and is titled めちゃすご. Translated, it means "Very Cool", which is the name of the Insane difficulty in the Japanese version of Kirby's Star Stacker.

On the Kirby Memorial Arrangements album, "Insane" was remixed in a medley alongside the Simple Stage theme from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. It is titled "Star Tumble" and can be found as track 4, having been arranged by Jun Ishikawa.

"Insane" was rearranged again in The Sound of Kirby Café 2, packaged in a medley alongside "King Dedede's Theme", specifically the version from Kirby's Star Stacker for the Super Famicom. It's listed as 王様きらきらフルコース (The King's Sparkling Full Course) and can be found as track 6. This version was also arranged by Jun Ishikawa.

Names in other languages[edit]

Insane[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese めちゃすご[1]
mechasugo
Very Cool
The name of the "Insane" difficulty in Japanese.


VS. Chef Kawasaki[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese VS. コックカワサキ[2]
VS. kokku kawasaki
VS. Cook Kawasaki
Cook Kawasaki is Chef Kawasaki's Japanese name.


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