Vs. Meta Knight (theme from Kirby Super Star)

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Full track of Vs. Meta Knight
(Kirby Super Star Ultra version)
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Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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Vs. Meta Knight is a musical piece composed by Jun Ishikawa. It first appears as the boss battle theme of Meta Knight in Kirby Super Star.

Composition

This theme is composed in 5/8 time signature with a haunting tune.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

The original version of Vs. Meta Knight plays during the duel with Meta Knight in Revenge of Meta Knight and The Arena.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Vs. Meta Knight is remixed with Nintendo DS sound chip, like the other remixed Kirby Super Star soundtracks.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

In Kirby's Epic Yarn, he is fought on Space Land under the control of Yin-Yarn. Vs. Meta Knight theme is rearranged using piano, bass and percussions, in a similar style to other tracks in the game.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Meta Knight has been subdued, mechanized and taken over by the Haltmann Works Company to do their bidding.

When he is fought as Mecha Knight+ in Access Ark, Vs. Meta Knight plays, now remixed by the original composer Jun Ishikawa and titled "Inner Struggle" (己が精神との闘い in Japanese).

In addition to the original haunting tune, this version features electric guitar solo of the theme's final section.

This version can be found as Track 84 in Planet Robobot's Jukebox.

Kirby Star Allies

In Kirby Star Allies, normally a remix of "My Friend and the Sunset" (ending theme of Revenge of Meta Knight) plays in Meta Knight's boss battle.

However, on 'Soul Melter' diffuculty of The Ultimate Choice, "Inner Struggle" from Planet Robobot replaces his Star Allies boss battle theme. The Planet Robobot's remix can still be found as Track 169 in Star Allies Sound Room as of Version 3.0.0.

Interestingly, both his boss battles in Planet Robobot and Star Allies are against his will, thus referring to the inner struggle of Meta Knight.

Trivia

  • Vs. Meta Knight is similar to Vs. Ridley/Escape theme from Super Metroid. They have the same 5/8 time signature and identical riffs.

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