History Videogame / KirbysReturntoDreamLand

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* UnderwaterCity: One lies beneath Onion Ocean's waters. It is merely a background elementh and cannot be visited by Kirby.
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* SnowySleighBells: ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbUEtAPdW-g Snowball Scuffle]], which plays in a level from the glacial White Wafers makes sure to start off with sleigh bells.

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* SnowySleighBells: ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbUEtAPdW-g Snowball Scuffle]], which plays in a level from the glacial White Wafers Wafers, makes sure to start off with sleigh bells.bells, setting the wintery feel right off the bat.
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* SnowySleighBells: ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbUEtAPdW-g Snowball Scuffle]], which plays in a level from the glacial White Wafers makes sure to start off with sleigh bells.
24th Oct '17 12:43:40 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* CrownOfHorns: [[spoiler:The Master Crown]] takes on a much more elaborate, twisted antler-like form for [[spoiler:the Magolor Soul EX fight]].



* TheMarvelousDeer: [[spoiler:The Master Crown]] takes on a much more elaborate, twisted antler-like form for [[spoiler:the Magolor Soul EX fight]].
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** ...after all the Energy Spheres are collected, he reveals to you that he acquired the Lor Starcutter by excavating it from the volcano where Landia lives, and that the ship is said to have a mind of its own, making it on par with legendary weapons like Kirby's Star Rod and Meta Knight's sword Galaxia. He also reveals that he was told everything he knew about Kirby by a friend, long before they even met. Some fans have theorized that said friend is Marx, Ribbon, or someone else entirely. [[spoiler:Maybe even Galacta Knight.]]

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** ...after getting all the Energy Spheres are collected, Spheres, he reveals to you that he acquired the Lor Starcutter by excavating it from the volcano where Landia lives, and that the ship is said to have a mind of its own, making it on par with legendary weapons like Kirby's Star Rod and Meta Knight's sword Galaxia. He also reveals that he was told everything he knew about Kirby by a friend, long before they even met. Some fans have theorized that said friend is Marx, Ribbon, or someone else entirely. [[spoiler:Maybe even Galacta Knight.]]



** ...[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs getting all the Energy Spheres in Extra Mode]], he says that the Lor Starcutter was made by the same people who built the clockwork suns (most likely a reference to NOVA from ''Milky Way Wishes''). He also mentions that some enemies Kirby fought before came from the world where he comes from. And on top of that, Magolor states that the Lor Starcutter, "the clockwork suns," and the [[spoiler:Master Crown]] were created by the use of an incredible power.

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** ...[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs after getting all the Energy Spheres in the Extra Mode]], he says that the Lor Starcutter was made by the same people who built the clockwork suns (most likely a reference to NOVA from ''Milky Way Wishes''). He also mentions that some enemies Kirby fought before came from the world where he comes from. And on top of that, Magolor states that the Lor Starcutter, "the clockwork suns," and the [[spoiler:Master Crown]] were created by the use of an incredible power.


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* TheMarvelousDeer: [[spoiler:The Master Crown]] takes on a much more elaborate, twisted antler-like form for [[spoiler:the Magolor Soul EX fight]].
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: All the levels but the last one, [[spoiler:Another Dimension]].
** This game is also notable for standardizing [[SpellMyNameWithAnS [=PopStar=]/Pop Star]] as "Planet Popstar".

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: All the levels but the last one, [[spoiler:Another Dimension]].
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Dimension]]. This game is also notable for standardizing [[SpellMyNameWithAnS [=PopStar=]/Pop PopStar/Pop Star]] as "Planet Popstar".



* {{BFS}}: The Ultra Sword ability, as seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YXN_0R_8WY this E3 2011 trailer.]]
** And it gets [[UpToEleven even bigger]] when Kirby delivers the final blow to [[spoiler:Magolor's]] first form.
*** To [[spoiler:Grand Doomer]], too.

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* {{BFS}}: {{BFS}}:
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The Ultra Sword ability, as seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YXN_0R_8WY this E3 2011 trailer.]]
** And it gets [[UpToEleven even bigger]] when Kirby delivers the final blow to [[spoiler:Magolor's]] first form.
*** To
[[spoiler:Grand Doomer]], too.Doomer]] and [[spoiler:Magolor]]'s first form.



* TheCameo: One of Stone's forms is a statue of three of the "[[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]]" Animal Friends: Rick, Coo, and Kine.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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One of Stone's forms is a statue of three of the "[[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]]" Animal Friends: Rick, Coo, and Kine.



* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:Oh, BOY, where do we start with HR-D3? It refers to two bosses form earlier in the series: the HR-H/E, the boss of Shiver Star in ''Kirby 64'' (hence the HR part), and Mecha Dedede at the end of ''Kirby's Dream Course'' (hence the D3 part). This boss also appeared at the end of the second stage of the ''Kirby Mass Attack'' sub-game Kirby Quest. All of its attacks in its first form are modified versions of HR-H's attacks, [[FridgeBrilliance which makes sense considering Dedede helped Kirby in that game]]. Also, the way it TurnsRed is in itself a nod: while other bosses in the game Turn Red at 50-60% health remaining, HR-D3 has two full health bars, much like many of the bosses from ''Kirby 64''. On top of all this, HR-D3 is a recolor of the Dedede mech that appeared in the cancelled GCN ''Kirby'' game.]]

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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[[spoiler:Oh, BOY, where do we start with HR-D3? It refers to two bosses form earlier in the series: the HR-H/E, the boss of Shiver Star in ''Kirby 64'' (hence the HR part), and Mecha Dedede at the end of ''Kirby's Dream Course'' (hence the D3 part). This boss also appeared at the end of the second stage of the ''Kirby Mass Attack'' sub-game Kirby Quest. All of its attacks in its first form are modified versions of HR-H's attacks, [[FridgeBrilliance which makes sense considering Dedede helped Kirby in that game]]. Also, the way it TurnsRed is in itself a nod: while other bosses in the game Turn Red at 50-60% health remaining, HR-D3 has two full health bars, much like many of the bosses from ''Kirby 64''. On top of all this, HR-D3 is a recolor of the Dedede mech that appeared in the cancelled GCN ''Kirby'' game.]]



* EasterEgg: The "HAL Rooms" are back, again accessible in obscure ways.

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* EasterEgg: EasterEgg:
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The "HAL Rooms" are back, again accessible in obscure ways.



* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Magolor, plot-wise, of [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Marx]]. Like Marx, Magolor tricks Kirby into fulfilling his evil plan and betrays him in the end. He also shares a few attacks with Marx, like the black hole and the huge laser.]]
** This is cemented [[spoiler:in EX mode, where Magolor's second form is called Magolor '''Soul.''']]

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Magolor, plot-wise, of [[spoiler:Magolor]], plot-wise and otherwise:
** [[spoiler:Like
[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Marx]]. Like Marx, Marx]], Magolor tricks Kirby into fulfilling his evil plan and betrays him in the end. He also shares a few attacks with Marx, like the black hole and the huge laser.]]
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]] This is cemented [[spoiler:in EX mode, where Magolor's second form is called Magolor '''Soul.''']]



*** [[spoiler:Magolor]] seems to reference other ''Kirby'' baddies too, though. [[spoiler:His first transformation bears a slight resemblance to [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Dark Mind's]] first and [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare's]] second form, and his shadow ball attacks have as much variety and BulletHell characteristics as Dark Mind's star barrages. Magolor Soul's screen flip technique also comes from Dark Mind's bag of tricks. The spire move, before upgrading to briar thorns, as well as the Sphere Doomer summons are shout-outs to respectively Drawcia Sorceress's [[note]]from ''Kirby Canvas Curse''[[/note]] spire attack and Para-Sorceress summons. Finally, the eye that appears in Magolor Soul's mouth gives him more than a passing resemblance to Dark Matter.]]

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*** ** [[spoiler:Magolor]] seems to reference other ''Kirby'' baddies too, though. [[spoiler:His first transformation bears a slight resemblance to [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Dark Mind's]] first and [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare's]] second form, and his shadow ball attacks have as much variety and BulletHell characteristics as Dark Mind's star barrages. Magolor Soul's screen flip technique also comes from Dark Mind's bag of tricks. The spire move, before upgrading to briar thorns, as well as the Sphere Doomer summons are shout-outs to respectively Drawcia Sorceress's [[note]]from ''Kirby Canvas Curse''[[/note]] spire attack and Para-Sorceress summons. Finally, the eye that appears in Magolor Soul's mouth gives him more than a passing resemblance to Dark Matter.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:It's implied that the Master Crown that Magolor wanted so badly is this, as it is said that the Crown possesses Magolor's lifeless shell in order to create Magolor Soul.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:It's implied that the Master Crown that Magolor wanted so badly is this, as it is said that the Crown possesses Magolor's lifeless shell in order to create Magolor Soul. How much influence it had on Landia when it wore the crown is kind of ambiguous.]]



* HiddenDepths: If you talk to Magolor after all the Energy Spheres are collected, he reveals to you that he acquired the Lor Starcutter by excavating it from the volcano where Landia lives, and that the ship is said to have a mind of its own, making it on par with legendary weapons like Kirby's Star Rod and Meta Knight's sword Galaxia.
** He also reveals that he was told everything he knew about Kirby by a friend, long before they even met. Some fans have theorized that said friend is Marx, Ribbon, or someone else entirely. [[spoiler:Maybe even Galacta Knight.]]
** [[spoiler:In the Extra mode, he outright tells you that Landia guards a crown that allows the wearer to rule the universe, and that Landia will not part with it easily, and that therefore you should defeat Landia post-haste, [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain with a cheerful expression that could not possibly be sinister in any way.]] Of course, this is before the second time you fight him as the final boss, so nothing is truly spoiled.]]
** Furthermore, if you have all the Energy Spheres in EX Mode, Magolor gives more information. He adds that the Lor Starcutter was made by the same people who built the clockwork suns (most likely a reference to NOVA from ''Milky Way Wishes''). He also mentions that some enemies Kirby fought before came from the world where he comes from.
*** And on top of that, Magolor states that the Lor Starcutter, "the clockwork suns," and the [[spoiler:Master Crown]] were created by the use of an incredible power.

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* HiddenDepths: If you talk to Magolor Magolor...
** ...
after all the Energy Spheres are collected, he reveals to you that he acquired the Lor Starcutter by excavating it from the volcano where Landia lives, and that the ship is said to have a mind of its own, making it on par with legendary weapons like Kirby's Star Rod and Meta Knight's sword Galaxia.
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Galaxia. He also reveals that he was told everything he knew about Kirby by a friend, long before they even met. Some fans have theorized that said friend is Marx, Ribbon, or someone else entirely. [[spoiler:Maybe even Galacta Knight.]]
** [[spoiler:In ** ...in the Extra mode, he [[spoiler:he outright tells you that Landia guards a crown that allows the wearer to rule the universe, and that Landia will not part with it easily, and that therefore you should defeat Landia post-haste, [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain with a cheerful expression that could not possibly be sinister in any way.]] Of course, this is before the second time you fight him as the final boss, so nothing is truly spoiled.]]
** Furthermore, if you have ** ...[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs getting all the Energy Spheres in EX Mode, Magolor gives more information. He adds Extra Mode]], he says that the Lor Starcutter was made by the same people who built the clockwork suns (most likely a reference to NOVA from ''Milky Way Wishes''). He also mentions that some enemies Kirby fought before came from the world where he comes from.
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from. And on top of that, Magolor states that the Lor Starcutter, "the clockwork suns," and the [[spoiler:Master Crown]] were created by the use of an incredible power.



* HumongousMecha: [[spoiler:When compared to Kirby, HR-D3, who is only fought on the Extra mode as phase 2/3 of the Egg Engine Boss.]]

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* HumongousMecha: HumongousMecha:
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[[spoiler:When compared to Kirby, HR-D3, who is only fought on the Extra mode as phase 2/3 of the Egg Engine Boss.]]



* InterfaceSpoiler: "Gee, I beat Stage 5-5 and I DON'T have all the Energy Spheres yet?"

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* InterfaceSpoiler: "Gee, InterfaceSpoiler:
** "[[SarcasmMode Gee,
I beat Stage 5-5 and I DON'T ''don't'' have all the Energy Spheres yet?"yet?]]"



* {{Leitmotif}}: Even though ''Kirby'' is already notorious for {{Recycled Soundtrack}}s, a few themes in this game recur in several different pieces of its own background music, and in several different contexts, too:
** The main motif from the ''Kirby GCN'' trailer, the first part of which hits the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes in that order three times in syncopation.
** The first part of the Title Screen/Cookie Country hub theme, where the brass instruments do a couple of up-and-down octaves through tonic and dominant.
** The happy and playful File Select screen/Lor Starcutter bridge theme.
** The opening bars of Cookie Country's first level, which is very similar to the middle snippet of Music/JohannSebastianBach's "Little" Fugue in G Minor's main subject.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Even though ''Kirby'' is already notorious for {{Recycled Soundtrack}}s, a few themes in this game recur in several different pieces of its own background music, and in several different contexts, too:
**
The main motif from the ''Kirby GCN'' trailer, the first part of which hits the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes in theme that order three times in syncopation.
** The first part of
plays inside the Title Screen/Cookie Country hub theme, where the brass instruments do a couple of up-and-down octaves through tonic and dominant.
** The happy and playful File Select screen/Lor
Lor Starcutter bridge theme.
** The opening bars of Cookie Country's first level, which is very similar to
and on the middle snippet file select screen is mostly associated with Magolor, though it is a bit of Music/JohannSebastianBach's "Little" Fugue in G Minor's main subject.a RecurringRiff, too.



* MakingASplash: Water Kirby, who's actually a CanonImmigrant from the [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime]]. It lets him slide on fire blocks and lava, surf through enemies, hit enemies up with a water geyser, float while firing a water stream downward and [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows attack with damaging rainbows]]. Oh, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking improves your underwater bubble shooter.]]

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* MakingASplash: Water Kirby, who's actually a CanonImmigrant from the [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime]]. It lets him slide on fire blocks and lava, surf through enemies, hit enemies up with a water geyser, float while firing a water stream downward and [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows attack with damaging rainbows]]. Oh, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking it improves your underwater bubble shooter.]]



** [[spoiler:The final boss theme, C-R-O-W-N-E-D. You can hear Nightmare's theme, Green Greens, the game's main theme, and Magolor's theme.]]

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** [[spoiler:The final boss theme, C-R-O-W-N-E-D. You can hear Nightmare's theme, Green Greens, the game's main Kirby GCN trailer theme, Cookie Country's hub and first level themes, and, of course, Magolor's theme.]]



* MultiStageBattle: Goriath did this by smashing the snowy floor after you hit him enough. It turns from snow to icy to both, etc.

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* MultiStageBattle: Goriath did does this by smashing the snowy floor after you hit him enough. It turns from snow to icy to both, etc.



* NiceHat: A staple in the ''Kirby'' series. Bomb, Stone, and Ninja abilities have brand new hats, the Fighter, Ice, and Mike abilities have extra features added to their hats, and the Crash ability has now gained a hat.

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* NiceHat: A staple in the ''Kirby'' series. Bomb, Stone, and Ninja abilities have brand new hats, the Fighter, Ice, and Mike abilities have extra features added to their hats, and the Crash ability has now gained a [[StealthPun Pope-like]] hat.



* RecurringRiff: Several, including the file select/Lor Starcutter theme, the music from the ''GCN Kirby'' trailer, the Recurring Riff from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', and the menu music.

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* RecurringRiff: Several, including the file select/Lor Starcutter theme, the music Even though ''Kirby'' is already notorious for {{Recycled Soundtrack}}s, a few themes in this game recur in several different pieces of its own background music, and in several different contexts, too:
** The main motif
from the ''GCN Kirby'' ''Kirby GCN'' trailer, the first part of which hits the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes in that order three times in syncopation.
** The first part of the Title Screen/Cookie Country hub theme, where the brass instruments do a couple of up-and-down octaves through tonic and dominant.
** The opening bars of Cookie Country's first level, which is very similar to the middle snippet of Music/JohannSebastianBach's "Little" Fugue in G Minor's main subject.
** The
Recurring Riff from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', and the menu music.''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''.
** Magolor's {{Letmotif}} is occasionally used like this as well.



* StealthPun: Sometimes Kirby's Ultra Sword ability has him use a fish as a weapon. Get it? Swordfish.

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* StealthPun: StealthPun:
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Sometimes Kirby's Ultra Sword ability has him use a fish as a weapon. Get it? Swordfish.



** The Crash ability now makes Kirby don a Pope-like [[NiceHat hat]]. In other words, it's a HolyHandGrenade.



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[spoiler:Galacta Knight's fight starts out with Landia's boss theme, but when his health drops by roughly half, his theme from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' starts up and he [[TurnsRed fights more seriously]]]].

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: ThemeMusicPowerUp:
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[[spoiler:Galacta Knight's fight starts out with Landia's boss theme, but when his health drops by roughly half, his theme from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' starts up and he [[TurnsRed fights more seriously]]]].



** "The Lor is a beast!"
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Bosses cannot be hurt when they're in the middle of [[TurnsRed turning red]] when their health bars drop by half. Their health bars glow to signify that they're temporarily invincible.

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** "The -->'''Magolor:''' The Lor is a beast!"
beast!
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: TransformationIsAFreeAction:
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Bosses cannot be hurt when they're in the middle of [[TurnsRed turning red]] when their health bars drop by half. Their health bars glow to signify that they're temporarily invincible.



* UnexpectedShmupLevel: [[RecurringElement In]] ''[[RecurringElement Kirby]]'' [[RecurringElement tradition.]] [[spoiler:After Magolor goes OneWingedAngel, Kirby and the gang each ride on a part of Landia into another dimension where this trope takes place.]]
** The tradition is played with a bit, though. [[spoiler:Most ''Kirby'' games take the mystical item that Kirby was assembling over the course of the game, and use it against the final boss, who's usually a OneWingedAngel version of the penultimate boss. This time, you ride the penultimate boss, who's revealed to have been heroic the entire time, and the item you've been assembling the whole game ends up being turned against you as the Shmup stage boss battle.]]

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* UnexpectedShmupLevel: [[RecurringElement In]] ''[[RecurringElement Kirby]]'' [[RecurringElement tradition.]] [[spoiler:After Magolor goes OneWingedAngel, Kirby and the gang each ride on a part of Landia into another dimension where this trope takes place.]]
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]] The tradition is played with a bit, though. [[spoiler:Most ''Kirby'' games take the mystical item that Kirby was assembling over the course of the game, and use it against the final boss, who's usually a OneWingedAngel version of the penultimate boss. This time, you ride the penultimate boss, who's revealed to have been heroic the entire time, and the item you've been assembling the whole game ends up being turned against you as the Shmup stage boss battle.]]



* WakeUpCallBoss: Goriath is when the game starts getting harder. Unlike other bosses, he moves fast and attacks quickly; notably it's rare for him to actually be on the ground. He also gets some pretty powerful attacks after he TurnsRed, and the platform (as he crushes them one after another) becomes more uneven over time.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: Goriath is when the game starts getting harder. Unlike other bosses, he moves fast and attacks quickly; notably notably, it's rare for him to actually be on the ground. He also gets some pretty powerful attacks after he TurnsRed, and the platform (as he crushes them one after another) becomes more uneven over time.
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* WindmillScenery: Several weird windmills are scattered around the bucolic [[GreenHillZone Cookie Country]]. Th seem to be actual trees with three rotating leaves acting as blades.

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* WindmillScenery: Several weird windmills are scattered around the bucolic [[GreenHillZone Cookie Country]]. Th They seem to be actual trees with three rotating leaves acting as blades.
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* WindmillScenery: Several weird windmills are scattered around the bucolic [[GreenHillZone Cookie Country]]. Th seem to be actual trees with three rotating leaves acting as blades.
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* LetsPlay: By LetsPlay/{{medibot}}, going solo [[spoiler:until midway into the first level, where he is joined by [=MyNameIsKaz=] and even later into the level, LetsPlay/{{pokecapn}}.]]
** There's also one done by LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys, and another done by LetsPlay/BrainScratchCommentaries.
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* CuteIsEvil: [[spoiler:Landia]] is quite cute for the boss of the last level. [[spoiler:Subverted when it is revealed to be Good All Along.]]
* CutSong: Subverted. The cancelled ''Kirby GCN''[='s=] trailer music can be heard in the game as The Arena theme.

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* CuteIsEvil: [[spoiler:Landia]] is quite cute for the boss of the last level. [[spoiler:Subverted when it he is revealed to be Good All Along.]]
* CutSong: Subverted. The cancelled ''Kirby GCN''[='s=] trailer music can be heard in the game as The Arena theme.
GoodAllAlong.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Landia gives you a ride during the UnexpectedShmupLevel]], [[SubvertedTrope though it was really]] GoodAllAlong.

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Landia gives you a ride during the UnexpectedShmupLevel]], [[SubvertedTrope though it he was really]] GoodAllAlong.
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