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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore And he is hardcore]] [[RhymesOnADime once more!]]]]

''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' (''Kirby's Adventure Wii'' in Europe) is a game in the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' series for Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s {{Wii}} system, developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. While initially believed to be the cancelled [[NintendoGameCube GameCube]] title, ''Return to Dream Land'', is, in fact, [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/kirby-dream-land/0/0 HAL Laboratories' fourth attempt at making a home console game for Kirby]] since ''Kirby's Air Ride''.

A trailer for the game was released on January 28, 2011, revealing new abilities, including enhanced versions of various powers that can each use [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Final Smash-like]] [[LimitBreak attacks]]. See the first trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDOZzcobfrU here.]]

On June 7, 2011, Nintendo released a second trailer of the game at E3, which shows off more features that the game contains, such as more new abilities, and co-op multiplayer alongside Meta Knight, King Dedede, and the [[FanNickname Bandana Dee]][[note]]The Waddle Dee from the "Megaton Punch" part of ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and "Revenge of the King" in ''Ultra''.[[/note]]. Also, the plot of the game is revealed: while greedy King Dedede and Waddle Dee are chasing Kirby for his cake, a gateway suddenly opens up in the sky, and a ship known as the ''Lor Starcutter'' emerges. It crashes, and Kirby, Dedede, Waddle Dee, and Meta-Knight (who happened to be in the area) must help Magolor, the ship's captain, recover its parts and get it working again. See that trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPx8-9TGFhI here]].

The game was released in America on October 24, 2011. Europe got the game on November 25, 2011.
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!!Tropes used in this game:
* TwoAndAHalfD: The first game since ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]'' to contain 2D gameplay among 3D graphics. Unlike in ''Kirby 64'', however, there are no bends or curves in Kirby's path.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: All the levels but the last one, [[spoiler:Another Dimension]].
* AdvancingWallOfDoom: The Sphere Doomer areas have you outrunning what seems to be a ''[[UnrealisticBlackHole black hole]]''.
* [[spoiler:AlternateWorldMap]]: [[spoiler:Planet Halcandra, Magolor's home planet.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Where you fight [[spoiler:Magolor's]] final forms.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: After a brief break in the trend with ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'', ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Super Star Ultra]]'', and ''Epic Yarn'', Kirby once again dons angry eyebrows for North American releases.
* AnotherDimension: Where you fight [[spoiler:Magolor]]. [[spoiler:Apparently, this world uses the Trope Name.]]
* AscendedExtra: Bandana Dee, a minor character from ''Super Star Ultra'', is now a playable character.
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler: The flavor text of [[FinalBoss Magolor Soul]] implies that the [[CoolCrown Master Crown]] itself is sentient and evil, and takes over Magolor's body to channel its power. The Crown also wiggles about in all of Magolor's boss fights, implying that it's manipulating Magolor already. And it looks really creepy doing so. It also changes shape for each of Magolor's forms.]]
* BadassMustache: In Extra Mode, Mr. Dooter gains a mustache to go along with his higher difficulty.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Magolor gets Kirby, Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee, and Meta Knight to defeat the dragon Landia and take the Master Crown that it guards so he can rule the universe.]]
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: [[spoiler:Magolor's second form imitates the [[LimitBreak Super Abilities]] in the fight against him.]]
* {{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.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Magolor, tricking Kirby and co. to defeat Landia and grab the Master Crown.]]
** BiggerBad: [[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.]]
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Goriath appears to be a Yeti.
* BladeLock: [[spoiler:Kirby delivers the final blow with his Ultra Sword to Magolor's first OneWingedAngel after the two do this.]]
* BladeOnAStick: Bandana Dee wields one to attack with.
* BlackoutBasement: Several areas have you traverse through a dark room, with lit candles to help you out ([[ImprobableWeapon not only as a light source]]).
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:Galacta Knight makes a reappearance in the True Arena. To a lesser extent, HR-D3 can only be fought in Extra Mode and the True Arena, not in the normal story mode or the Arena.]]
* BossRemix: The Super Ability theme is remixed into something more upbeat when used in the Grand Doomer battle and at the end of Stage 7-3.
* BossRush: Two of them. There's The Arena, which is a rush through all bosses in main mode, and The True Arena, which is a rush through all bosses in Extra Mode ([[spoiler:plus a fight against Galacta Knight]]). There's also the last level of Dangerous Dinner, the final segment of which is multiple copies of every miniboss in the game -- which you face after getting the Ultra Sword ability for a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. The last level of Nutty Noon, on the other hand, is a tower filled with minibosses from the game (no Sphere Doomers, though), much like ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure''. The tower holds Gigant Edge, Moundo, Water Galboros, and Dubior, if you're going through the main entrance. The hidden entrance contains Water Galboros, King Doo, Dubior, Kibble Blade, Gigant Edge, Bonkers, and Moundo.
* ButThouMust: The very first Energy Sphere is just floating in a wide open room, but you can't proceed in the level without collecting it. It also applies in the Extra Mode.
* CallBack: [[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 the robot Dedede at the end of ''Kirby's Dream Course'' (hence the D3 part). This boss also appeared earlier in the series, at the end of the second stage of the ''Kirby Mass Attack'' sub-game Kirby Master. Apparently, this is a completed form of the latter, but with HR-H's methods of attacking, [[FridgeBrilliance which makes sense considering Dedede helped Kirby in]] ''[[FridgeBrilliance Kirby 64]]''. All of its attacks in its first form are modified versions of HR-H's attacks. Also, the way it TurnsRed is in itself a CallBack: 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.]]
** Some of the levels in Onion Ocean use Kine's theme from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' as background music.
* TheCameo: One of Stone's forms is a statue of three of the "[[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]]" Animal Friends: Rick, Coo, and Kine.
** Stone in general is chock full of cameos. Wham Bam Rock from ''Super Star'', the Dragoon from ''Air Ride'', Meta Knight and Galacta Knight's wings and masks, the HAL Labs logo, Kirby's original 8-bit sprite, and a few others.
** The UFO enemy appears to reward Kirby during end-of-level bonus games, despite UFO being absent from the game.
** The UFO and Kaboola, the blimp boss from ''Kirby's Dream Land'', appear in the background as bonus point targets in the Scope Shot mini-game.
* CoolCrown: [[spoiler:The Master Crown that Magolor wants to rule the universe with. He says that it is a source of infinite power.]]
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: If having your multiplayer partners as characters with predetermined abilities just isn't your thing, then [[http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6087/6076607109_67cc9b26ce_o.jpg here you go.]]
* ContinuityNod / CallBack: ''Loads'', mostly to ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and its remake. In this installment of the series, the developers have referenced nearly ''everything'' VideoGame/{{Kirby}}-related. Now has its [[ContinuityNod/KirbysReturnToDreamLand own page]].
* CutSong: Subverted. The cancelled ''Kirby GCN''[='s=] trailer music can be heard in the game as The Arena theme.
* DarkReprise: [[spoiler:Magolor Soul]]'s battle theme, C-R-O-W-N-E-D, is one giant dark medley containing Nightmare's theme, Green Greens, the main theme, and [[spoiler:Magolor's theme]].
* TheDayTheMusicLied: A pretty obvious one in Nutty Noon's boss stage. You pick your powerup, go to where the boss should be, and...the end-of-level music is playing? But we haven't beaten anything yet? And there's the item we're supposed to get... When you pick it up, the usual ItemGet [[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand music goes sour]] and [[spoiler:the prize turns into Grand Doomer]].
* DifficultySpike: Both worlds of [[spoiler:Halcandra.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Grand Doomer ''and'' Landia]].
* DiscOneFinalDungeon: Nutty Noon. Did you ''really'' think you were done with the game?
* DiscOneNuke: In stage 1-4, if you get to the very end of the first room and touch [[InvisibleWall the rightmost boundary]] then go back, you'll find that a section of the stage has sunk down, revealing a hidden door. Behind it is one of the game's [[EasterEgg two HAL rooms]], with this one harboring four Copy Essences[[note]]Hammer, Fighter, Ninja, and Wing[[/note]] of advanced abilities that aren't supposed to show up until more than halfway through the game.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:While Magolor's survival was much up to debate, ''Kirby's Dream Collection'' confirms that he survived and made a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: This happens to Goriath, complete with him [[GravityIsAHarshMistress looking down before he falls]].
* DevelopmentGag: Seeing how long it took for this game to be released, there are quite a few of these.
** [[http://tcrf.net/Kirby%27s_Adventure#HAL_Zone Look familiar?]]
* DubNameChange: Magolor is referred to as "Mahoroa" in the Japanese release. The change was made to translate his MeaningfulName into the English language ("Mahou" meaning magic, which the "Mag" part of his English name also references).
* DummiedOut: There are various unused data in the game, including early versions of used music or different music altogether. There's also data for two unused Super Abilities, Super Spark and Super Cutter, the former with only a single texture. The latter has been speculated to be unused because it would have been too similar to the Ultra Sword.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Each of the levels.
* EldritchAbomination: The Sphere Doomers have this vibe to them. [[spoiler:Magolor's second OneWingedAngel definitely counts]].
* EnemyMine: King Dedede ([[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards again]]), Meta Knight ([[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror again]]), and [[SixthRanger Bandana Dee]] are helping Kirby on his quest.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Abilities that make use of weapons can often let Kirby [[SpinAttack spin them]]. In particular, the Sword can now perform a [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Spin Attack]] and the spear can be spun around like a helicopter blade, making Kirby fly upward and hit enemies in the way.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Magolor, who executed a BatmanGambit to get Kirby and the crew to beat Landia and take the Master Crown so he could take over the universe.]]
* EvilMakeover: [[spoiler:The Lor Starcutter gets one when Magolor powers it up to face Kirby and the others while riding on Landia.]]
* {{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.''']]
** [[spoiler:Magolor's EX version even uses Marx's briar attack, alongside the aforementioned laser and black hole moves. In all of his forms, Magolor resembles a jester, too, just like Marx.]]
*** [[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.]]
* ExtremeOmnivore: Kirby was already a BigEater, but now he can inhale other players, even (for the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros second time]]) ''King Dedede'', to spit out more powerful stars.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Kirby
** TheLancer: Meta Knight
** TheBigGuy: King Dedede
** TheSmartGuy: Magolor
** TheHeart: Bandana Waddle Dee
* FireIceLightning: The elemental variations of Sphere Doomers represent Fire, Spark, and Ice.
** The three elemental Super Abilities are Monster Flame, Flare Beam, and Snow Bowl.
** Four Copy Abilities would qualify: Fire, Ice, Spark, and Beam.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** Kirby is sanguine.
** King Dedede is choleric.
** Meta Knight is melancholic.
** Bandanna Dee is phlegmatic.
* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler:In the secret Kirby Master video, Magolor, Galacta Knight, and Marx are inexplicably among the audience enjoying a very special Kirby Dance.]]
* FunWithAcronyms: If you take the first letters of each level [[note]](Cookie Country, Raisin Ruins, Onion Ocean, White Wafers, Nutty Noon, Egg Engines, and Dangerous Dinner)[[/note]], you get [[spoiler:"Crowned," which foreshadows Magolor's possession of the Master Crown. This is alluded to in the way that the game shows the alliterative letter in bold. The soundtrack points it out too: The TrueFinalBoss's theme is called C-R-O-W-N-E-D.]]
* GiantWaistRibbon: Ultra Hammer gives Kirby a rainbow-colored one.
* GoldenSuperMode: When Goriath, the boss of White Wafers, TurnsRed, his hair stands up and glows yellow.
* GoombaStomp: This game allows Kirby to control a giant cleat to perform this trope on enemies. It's highly reminiscent of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''[='s=] [[InconsistentDub Kuribo/Goomba's Shoe]].
* HailfirePeaks: Nutty Noon appears to be Bubbly Clouds mixed with Floating Continent.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Landia gives you a ride during the UnexpectedShmupLevel]], [[SubvertedTrope though it was really]] GoodAllAlong.
* 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 Extra Mode, he outright [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain tells you that Landia guards a crown that allows the wearer to]] [[ObviouslyEvil rule the universe,]] [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain and that Landia will not part with it easily, and that therefore you should defeat Landia post-haste, 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 spoilt.]]
** 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.
* HubLevel: Returning from ''Kirby's Adventure'', though this time they're accessed through a world map. The ''Lor Starcutter'' is designed similarly, though it's more of a sandbox in that you can check in on Magolor and use the Energy Spheres you've collected throughout the game to get abilities for convenience, enter challenge rooms, or play {{Mini Game}}s.
* 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.]]
** Your objective is to shoot these down in the Scope Shot MiniGame.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Super Abilities.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: The GameBreaker Copy Abilities, such as [[BlowYouAway Tornado]] and [[ShockAndAwe Spark]].
* InstantFlightJustAddSpinning: Waddle Dee can use his spear for this effect by spinning it rapidly above him, using it to hover for a little time. Kirby can do the same if he has the Spear copy ability.
* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler:White Sphere Doomer [=EXs=] and Magolor EX/Soul have the ability to flip the screen upside-down during battle.]]
* InterfaceSpoiler: "Gee, I beat Stage 5-5 and I DON'T have all the Energy Spheres yet?"
** [[spoiler:Also the fact that the overworld screen specifically has a spot reserved telling you you're on Planet Pop Star. Pretty much a given considering Magolor even said he'd take you to visit his planet after fixing the ship.]]
* [[spoiler:JawDrop[=/=]WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: King Dedede becomes like this when Magolor goes OneWingedAngel for the first time after putting on the Master Crown]].
* KingMook: Several of the minibosses are these, for example, King Doo (a large, yellow Waddle Doo), Water Galboros (a large Water Galbo), and Kibble Blade (a Sir Kibble with a more knight-like helmet).
** And later, the boss of [[spoiler:Nutty Noon is the "Grand Doomer," a Mega Sphere Doomer guarding the last Lor part.]]
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Kirby Is About to Stab You]]: You can tell AmericanKirbyIsHardcore when he has his {{BFS}} aimed right in the face of anyone looking at the (American) cover.
* LegacyBossBattle: [[spoiler:Galacta Knight from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStarUltra'']] appears as an extra boss in [[BossRush the True Arena]]. In this game, he cannot be fought anywhere else.
* 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.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: Did you really think you were gonna get the Lor Starcutter's mast without a fight?
* LimitBreak: Large, glowing enemies, which when consumed will give Kirby larger, more destructive versions of their normal powers (i.e. Sword becomes Ultra Sword, Fire becomes Monster Flame). Ultra Sword Kirby cuts massive ropes with his {{BFS}} and Monster Flame can use a [[WreathedInFlames dragon]] to burn down trees.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Whispy, Mr. Dooter, and Fatty Puffer grow in size when they [[TurnsRed turn red]].
* MarathonBoss: [[spoiler:Metal General EX, an already tough fight that's extended to four stages when he reveals the HR-D3 mech; thankfully, it checkpoints at HR-D3.]]
* MarketBasedTitle RecycledInSpace: The game is called ''Kirby's Adventure Wii'' in PAL countries. The title used here is the North American one.
* {{Medley}}: The first miniboss theme (this one is used for miniboss battles [[spoiler:on Pop Star]]) is a medley of the Egg Catcher/Arena and Boss themes from ''Kirby's Adventure''. The second one (this one is used for miniboss battles [[spoiler:on Planet Halcandra]]) is based on the miniboss theme from ''Kirby 64'', which was also previously used for battles with Meta Knight's troops in ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', as well as ''Kirby 64''[='s=] boss theme.
** The music used for [[spoiler:the Item Challenge and secret HAL rooms]] is a medley of various versions of Green Greens.
** [[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.]]
* {{Mordor}}: [[spoiler:Apparently, Planet Halcandra is this.]]
* MultiStageBattle: Goriath did this by smashing the snowy floor after you hit him enough. It turns from snow to icy to both etc.
* NewGamePlus: Beating the game once unlocks Extra Mode (a throwback to the original ''Kirby's Dream Land''), where your LifeMeter is reduced by a third, the enemies now come in various sizes, [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Phanto]]-esque foes are now added to ''every'' area with a key, and the bosses are harder. [[spoiler:Also, Magolor's OneWingedAngel form is now more powerful than ever, especially when you finally encounter Magolor Soul. And before that, the Metal General, a normal boss in the regular game, summons HR-D3, the robot from the cancelled Gamecube game and the Kirby Quest subgame from ''Mass Attack'', becoming a three form Sequential Boss.]]
* NiceHat: A staple in the ''Kirby'' series. It should be noted that the 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.
* NintendoHard
** [[http://www.kirbysrainbowresort.net/multimedia/pictures/returntodreamland/npower6.jpg The Copy Ability Challenge Rooms]] are as well if you want to get the best score (though just beating them for the sake of getting the file selection screen to display 100% after the game is completed isn't nearly as hard). They can take a decent amount of tries to get a gold medal. Then you learn [[RankInflation there's a medal better than gold...]]
*** Let's not even get started on the [[HarderThanHard Item Challenge]].
** There are also the PocketDimension challenges in some levels that qualify, which have an AdvancingWallOfDoom, and the farther you get in the game the more additional obstacles you have to avoid and the faster the wall advances.
** In fact, the entire Extra mode is NintendoHard. At least the boss fights are. The constant Sphere Doomer battles that you need to do [[OneHundredPercentCompletion to get all the Energy Spheres]] get on your nerves when they're all the EX version. And there's also Metal General, who literally TurnsRed, [[spoiler:and then does it again figuratively, ''[[{{Determinator}} TWICE.]]'' Metal General EX would probably be too difficult for most people if you had to fight him ''and'' his other two forms without dying.]]
* NoOSHACompliance: The EternalEngine levels of Egg Engines are dangerous enough to give the factory level of ''Kirby 64'' a run for its money.
* NoticeThis: Objects that can be destroyed with a Super Ability are marked with glowing stars. The enemies that give the abilities themselves glow brightly and the first time per level they spawn, the camera zooms in on them.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Magolor, once he picks up the Master Crown, and again after being defeated once with an Ultra Sword]].
** [[spoiler: The Metal General EX summoning HR-D3. And then when the Metal General decides to directly fight you with the Humongous Mecha.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Meta Knight's reactions to Kirby and Dedede at the title screen suggest this.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Monster Flame ability, as seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQPkJ_CwWw0 this trailer.]]
** Also, Landia, the four-headed dragon who attacked Magolor. It can split into four smaller one-headed dragons.
* OutrunTheFireball: You have to outrun an [[UnrealisticBlackHole EXPANDING BLACK HOLE]] in the {{pocket dimension}}s.
* PaperFanOfDoom[=/=]ShamuFu: Ultra Sword becomes a large fan or a large tuna on rare occasions.
* PlotCoupons: The five parts of the Lor Starcutter, obtained after defeating each level's boss, and the Energy Spheres, many missing in each level. There are 120 in all.
* PocketDimension: There appears to be many of them throughout the game, where a good portion of the [[PlotCoupon Energy Spheres]] can be found.
** [[spoiler:The final battle against Magolor also takes place here.]]
* PowerCopying: [[CaptainObvious Of course]], after the noticeable lack of the move in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''. Returning abilities include:
** AbsurdlySharpBlade[=/=]BattleBoomerang: Cutter Kirby.
** AnIcePerson: Ice Kirby.
** BlowYouAway: Tornado Kirby.
** ConvergingStreamWeapon: Beam Kirby.
** CoolSword: Sword Kirby.
** DropTheHammer: Hammer Kirby.
** FeatherFlechettes: Wing Kirby.
** InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja[=/=]KatanasAreJustBetter: Ninja Kirby.
** JokeWeapon: Sleep Kirby.
** KiAttacks[=/=]SupernaturalMartialArts: Fighter Kirby.
** MakeMeWannaShout: Mike Kirby.
** ParasolOfPain: Parasol Kirby.
** PlayingWithFire: Fire Kirby.
** ShockAndAwe: Spark Kirby.
** SmartBomb: Crash Kirby.
** SpikesOfDoom[=/=]SpikeShooter: Needle Kirby.
** SpringJump: High Jump Kirby.
** StuffBlowingUp: Bomb Kirby.
** TakenForGranite[=/=]DishingOutDirt: Stone Kirby.

:: New abilities include:
** BladeOnAStick: Spear Kirby.
** GreenThumb: Leaf Kirby.
** MakingASplash: Water Kirby, who's actually a CanonImmigrant from the [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]].
** WhipItGood: Whip Kirby.

:: Super abilities include:
** {{BFS}}: Ultra Sword Kirby, who can unleash a [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Final Smash-like]] strike than can cut through massive ropes, and can destroy bigger blocks of the terrain.
** DropTheHammer + BiggerIsBetter: Grand Hammer Kirby, who wields a giant hammer to smash stakes with.
** HumanSnowball: Snow Bowl Kirby, who can turn into a giant snowball to mow down enemies.
** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Monster Flame Kirby, who can summon a dragon WreathedInFlames to destroy trees.
** SphereOfDestruction: Flare Beam Kirby, who can create an orb of energy that can be remotely controlled.
* PowerUpMount: In Co-op, anyone can be this to each other. You can even stack up all four characters to create a giant totem pole.
* RaymanianLimbs: Magolor[[spoiler:, in all of his forms]].
* 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.
* {{Retraux}}:
** The BGM for the Item Challenge is a retro-style remix of Green Greens, sounding very similar to the arrangement used in ''Super Star''.
** Some BGM are new songs in the style of ''Dream Land 3'' and ''The Crystal Shards''.
** In terms of gameplay, the entire game may qualify.
* RubberbandAI: The AdvancingWallOfDoom mentioned above will always be ''just'' offscreen, slowly coming into view, no matter how much you think you've distanced yourself from it. But if you are close enough to it, it clearly slows down, and it gets exponentially faster the further away you are from it.
** You can actually make the wall reel back by spitting stars at it. This is practically essential to know in later parts of the NewGamePlus, where the wall is faster.
* SadBattleMusic: Used for Landia, HR-D3, and [[spoiler:Galacta Knight's first phase]].
* SameContentDifferentRating: Although it's the first ''Kirby'' game to garner an E10+ rating, it's hardly more violent than any other entry in the series.
** Although it was averted with the Japanese release, which was rated an A.
* SarcasticClapping: [[spoiler:Magolor, complete with stock "bravo," right before he picks up the Master Crown and goes OneWingedAngel.]]
* SceneryPorn: True to ''Kirby'' form, the backgrounds of this game are vivid, detailed, and colorful.
** The backgrounds in the "Looming Darkness" sections shown after you defeat the Sphere Doomers are ''hauntingly'' beautiful.
* ScoringPoints: Present in the challenge rooms.
* SequentialBoss: The only bosses who don't simply have one two part health bar are the Grand Doomer, [[spoiler:Magolor, and HR-D3. The last is even worse if you're playing Extra Mode instead of the True Arena, as you have to fight it immediately after the Metal General EX.]]
* ShoutOut: [[Franchise/IndianaJones Whip Kirby wears a fedora]]. Just to drive the point home, the first level in which you obtain the Whip has you [[IndyEscape outrunning rolling boulders.]]
** Not only does Sword Kirby regain the SwordBeam [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda at full health]], it now has a chargeable SpinAttack! In this game, the Spin Attack hits targets more than once instead of a single time that simply does more damage at once like in its inspiration series, often making it useful for shaving off enemies' health, especially for enemies that are more durable.
** The shoe powerup: invincible, can walk on spikes, and only available in certain parts of the game. [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Sound familiar?]]
** Just in case HAL Labs didn't make Fighter's fireball move a direct shout-out to [[Franchise/StreetFighter a certain fighting game]] obvious enough, one of the inputs to perform an instant powered-up version of the standard fireball is [[EnergyBall down, forward, 1 button]].
** Meta Knight keeps his Shuttle Loop and jab attack from ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''. (HAL had a part in working on Brawl too)
*** Also from ''Brawl'', both the Hammer ability and Dedede have a downwards drilling attack that comes from Dedede's down-air in ''Brawl''.
*** How about them Super Abilities? Seem so familiar, do they not?
** The [[EternalEngine factory world]] is called Egg Engines, and, in some places, has orange and brown checkerboard walls. [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Hmmmm...]]
*** Also, the Needle Ability gives you a new, vaguely familiar rolling wheel attack.
** One of the snow levels features multiple cannons (somewhat standard ''Kirby'' fare), although one cannon path features [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry a trail of banana bunches]].
** [[spoiler:Halcandra]] is named after HAL Laboratory[[note]]who is sometimes known as "Halken," a shortened version of their literal Japanese name, "HAL Kenkyuujo"[[/note]], the company that made this game.
** Goriath's [[Manga/DragonBall hair turns gold and stands up]] when he TurnsRed. And if that's not enough, he's got KamehameHadouken attacks, too!
*** And when Goriath EX [[TurnsRed goes Super Saiyan]], he gets a Spirit Bomb
*** On top of all of this hes a [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter large primate like monster]] who itself is a reference to the ones stated above.
*** He also has the ability to [[Manga/OnePiece extend his arms like they were made of rubber]]. HMMM... DOES THAT NOT SOUND FAMILIAR????
** The Grand Doomer's second phase has a method of attack that is remarkably similar to [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse a particular shrieking ball of paint...]]
** The name of [[spoiler:Magolor's home planet, Halcandra,]] sounds remarkably similar to the names of the planets from ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy''.
** When fully powered up, Grand Hammer Kirby's mallet turns [[Anime/GaoGaiGar huge and golden]].
** The opening segment of the UnexpectedShmupLevel bears more than a passing resemblance to the original ''Gradius'', in terms of level design and enemy patterns.
** Magolor's Lor Starcutter's mast, during its battle in Final Dimension, has a picture of the [[MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Dark Star]] on its sail.
*** The EX version has a picture of the Dark Star X.
* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue: The FullMotionVideo cutscenes have no dialogue... except for when [[spoiler:Magolor reveals his actual role in the plot]].
* StealthPun: Sometimes Kirby's Ultra Sword ability has him use a fish as a weapon. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? Swordfish]].]]
* SticksToTheBack: Whenever someone with a weapon needs to use both their hands or play the goal game, they resort to this.
* StormOfBlades: [[spoiler:Galacta Knight can create one after he TurnsRed.]]
* SuperTitle64Advance: The European release of the game was renamed ''Kirby's Adventure Wii'' to differentiate the game from the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] game titled ''Kirby's Adventure''.
** There is also its WorkingTitle, shown below.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler:Since Meta Knight is an ally and playable character for this game, Galacta Knight was used as a boss.]]
** [[spoiler:Metal General is the decoy substitute.]]
* TeleportSpam: The Grand Doomer, Ice Sphere Doomers, and [[spoiler:Magolor's OneWingedAngel forms]] all do this.
* 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]]]].
** Whenever Kirby gets a Super Ability. Even moreso when against the Grand Doomer and all the minibosses in 7-3. [[spoiler:Averted when fighting Magolor, whose own boss theme continues playing until Kirby wins the BladeLock, at which point the music stops. This was probably because multiple Super Abilities had to be used and switching between the Super Ability theme and Magolor's boss theme would get repetitive.]]
* TieredByName: Almost all of the bosses and minibosses that appear in [[spoiler:extra mode]] have "EX" added to their names, in addition to looking more menancing than their [[spoiler:normal mode]] counterparts.
* TotallyRadical: Magolor's speech. [[spoiler:Pre-EvilPlan reveal.]]
** "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.
** The action freezes while Kirby does his elaborate Super Ability transformations.
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Magolor Soul.]]
* TurnsRed: Every boss does this when their health bars fall by half.
** In Extra Mode, Mr. Dooter and Fatty Puffer are all mainly recolored red (from light blue and purple, respectively).
** Also, the last series of bosses from Landia EX onwards (including [[spoiler:Galacta Knight]]) turn red when their health hits about 60%.
* 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.]]
* VideoGameSettings:
** GreenHillZone: Cookie Country
** ShiftingSandLand + TempleOfDoom: Raisin Ruins
** PalmtreePanic + UnderTheSea: Onion Ocean
** SlippySlideyIceWorld: White Wafers
** BubblyClouds + WorldInTheSky: Nutty Noon
** EternalEngine: Egg Engines
** LethalLavaLand: Dangerous Dinner
* VillainousHarlequin: [[spoiler:Magolor's OneWingedAngel forms, even going as far as to give him a juggling attack and various uses of magical symbols.]]
* WallOfWeapons: Ultra Sword pulls out an assortment of large swords and sharp objects to cut with, like a standard ''Kirby'' sword, Meta Knight's Galaxia sword, a scimitar/cutlass, a butcher's knife, and a kendo sword. If you're lucky, there's also a giant paper fan. And [[StealthPun a fish]].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Magolor.]]
* WarmUpBoss: Whispy Woods, naturally.
** WakeUpCallBoss: Whispy Woods EX, on the other hand, is potentially this.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: If anyone else dies, they can come back anytime if there's an extra life available. If Player 1 Kirby dies, then everyone must start over.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: From Meta Knight's pause screen description:
-->"The masked knight cometh!"
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