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— Extra Game • Kirby's Dream Land

Extra Mode (called Extra Game in Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby's Adventure) is a mode that can be unlocked in several Kirby games by completing the main game.

Kirby's Dream Land

Extra Game code screen

Extra Game in Kirby's Dream Land is a harder mode designed to test players who are used to the basics of the game. To play the Extra Game, the player must press ↑, A, and Select on the title screen. Instructions for this are viewed once the player beats the normal game once. The Extra Game uses the same stages, but a number of enemies are replaced with more threatening ones, and the bosses gain dangerous, new attacks.

Enemy Replacements

The biggest difference between the Extra Game and the main game is that a lot of enemies are replaced with stronger counterparts. These are either faster or do more damage than their weaker counterparts. Even enemies that are not replaced are more dangerous; for example, Waddle Dees are faster and can jump to surprise Kirby.

Bosses

Much like the regular enemies, the bosses are now more dangerous. Their attacks do more damage, and they have some new and stronger attacks.

  • Poppy Bros. Sr. is faster and throws more bombs. He also has a new attack where he dashes across the screen.
  • Whispy Woods now drops Gordos in addition to apples. He also spits out more air pellets that go in random directions.
  • Lololo is much faster this time and he launches a Gordo immediately after launching each box.
  • Lololo & Lalala are faster than before.
  • Kabula is faster, shoots more frequently and uses her ram attack more often.
  • Kracko Jr. is much faster and will drop several bombs on Kirby instead of dropping a single Waddle Doo.
  • Kracko moves faster and in more varied ways. His beam attack is also larger, and just like his premature form, he drops bombs instead of Waddle Doos.
  • King Dedede moves faster and there is less time in between his attacks.

Kirby's Adventure

If the player beats the main game with 100%, Extra Mode is unlocked as an option in the menu. In Extra Mode, Kirby has only three hit points, half as much health as normal, and his progress is not saved. If this mode is completed, the player is rewarded with the Listen to Sounds option in the menu. Kirby's title on the menu is also changed from "Hero of Lore" to "Super Star."

Kirby's Dream Course

If the player earns Bronze Medals on all 1Play courses, the Extra Course option for 2Play is unlocked; the courses remain the same, however, the enemy placement is rearranged, resulting in a more difficult game. If the player earns Silver Medals on all 1Play courses, the Extra Course option for 1Play is unlocked, which are similarly difficult by rearranging enemies.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

Planet Popstar turns red.

If the player collects all 32 Red Stars, beating the game will enable Extra Mode. Enabling Extra Mode is a permanent change; the game cannot be reverted to normal difficulty after it is enabled. Extra Mode has a few changes:

  • Stages start with a stricter time limit.
  • Gray, spherical land mines can be found in certain stages. These hurt Kirby, launch the hero into the air, and destroy a small patch of ground upon detonation.
  • Bumpers are added to some stages.
  • The Orbservor in Level 2 is replaced with the Orbservor in Level 4, and vice versa.
  • Some enemies and obstacles/platforms (such as clouds) move faster.
  • Some key locations have been changed.
  • Planet Popstar is given a reddish hue on the Level selection screen.

Collecting all 32 Red Stars in Extra Mode will change the color of the title screen from blue to pinkish red.

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

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Extra Game appears in the remake of Kirby's Adventure, but unlike the Extra Mode in Kirby's Adventure, progress is saved if the player quits. Additionally, if Extra Game is beaten, the Meta Knightmare sub-game will be unlocked, in which the player plays as Meta Knight in a unsaveable version of the game (which excludes the Nightmare final boss). The main challenge in this mode is that Meta Knight only has three hit points, like in the Extra Game of Kirby's Adventure; however, he can use multiple moves, unlike most Copy Abilities in the game.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

While this game does not have a formal Extra Mode, the player can replay the game with other character balls, which is required for 100%. Additionally, Drawcia and Drawcia Soul are more aggressive when fighting these other characters, additionally receving a purple health bar instead of a red one.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

The Extra Game features a stopwatch to obtain all the Treasure Chests as fast as possible; the final time is not saved until all the chests have been collected. Like Meta Knightmare in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the player's progress is forfeited upon leaving the game at any time. Redoing a level is allowed.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

While no sub-games are officially dubbed Extra Mode, Revenge of the King and Meta Knightmare Ultra share a number of similarities with past and future extra modes.

Revenge of the King

Revenge of the King is a modified version of Spring Breeze which mirrors what Extra Game changed in Kirby's Dream Land, namely the replacement of enemies.

This sub-game also changes the level design, replaces the boss with harder versions of themselves, and brings back Kabula from the original game.

Meta Knightmare Ultra

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Meta Knightmare Ultra mirrors Meta Knightmare, namely in that the player must play through Kirby Super Star Ultra as Meta Knight. The mirrored sub-games are, in order of appearance, Spring Breeze, Dyna Blade, The Great Cave Offensive, Revenge of Meta Knight and Milky Way Wishes. Differences include;

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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Kirby battles HR-D3.

Extra Mode in Kirby's Return to Dream Land is unlocked after beating Main Mode with at least 70% completion, which requires collecting 55 out of the 120 Energy Spheres (assuming no Challenges are beaten). It is one of the most elaborate Extra Modes in the series. Prominent changes include:

  • Bosses and mid-bosses usually have EX added to their names, receive cosmetic updates, and have new or revised attacks not found in the Main Mode. Magolor's third form is replaced with Magolor Soul.
  • An entirely new boss is added immediately after Metal General EX, the boss of Egg Engines.
  • Kirby and co.'s maximum health is cut by 40%, and the health bar is now green rather than blue.
  • Moving walls in dimensional rift sequences are faster than before, as well as being a different color. In Extra Mode, the walls are a mix of dark and light purple, while in the Main Mode, the wall is a mix of dark and light blue.
  • Collectibles have more detail or certain embellishments added to them. For example, Point Stars now have hollow centers, and 1UPs gain a golden crown.
  • Enemies are now much more abundant, and they come in varying sizes; larger enemies can endure more attacks than smaller ones and may serve as large roadblocks, and smaller enemies are less resilient to attacks but are harder to hit.
  • A new cutscene is added, being a revision of the cutscene before the final battle in regular mode with a short transformation at the end Into the bosses’ EX form.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

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King Dedede rides the Warp Star.

King Dedede, and with him, Dededetour (the Extra Mode of the game), is unlocked by completing the main game once. Dedede functions similarly to how he does in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, with small differences, such as how he can now fire a beam from his hammer that cuts rope and grass. Many enemies are now larger and more durable, and mid-bosses and bosses now have "DX" at the end of their names; like their "EX" counterparts from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, they have been recolored and use a number of new, often more dangerous attacks. Similarly to Meta Knightmare Ultra, levels must be completed in one sitting, and times are recorded after doing so. Finally, all sections in the Story Mode that require the Hypernova ability are excluded, as Dedede cannot acquire Copy Abilities.

Taranza, who kidnaps Dedede in the main game, is not present in this mode, but Queen Sectonia DX is fought in Royal Road. After she is defeated, the Dimension Mirror appears, and a dark version of Dedede, known as Shadow Dedede, emerges from it. Upon defeat, Shadow Dedede shatters into pieces of glass. Dedede then enters the Dimension Mirror and finds himself in an alternate dimension-like area. There, the Dimension Mirror appears again and Dark Meta Knight emerges from it, engaging Dedede in a final battle. Once defeated, Dark Meta Knight is sucked back into the Dimension Mirror. Dedede then destroys the mirror, and the mode is completed.

In this mode, Point Stars' traditional star-shaped design is replaced by Dedede's symbol: a peace sign. These peace signs serve the exact same function as normal Point Stars.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

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Meta Knight battles Susie 2.0.

Meta Knight, and with him, Meta Knightmare Returns, is unlocked by completing the main game once. Meta Knight functions similarly to how he does in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Many enemies are larger and more durable in this mode, and mid-bosses and bosses now have "2.0" at the end of their names; as with prior upgraded Extra Mode bosses, they have been recolored and use a number of new, often more dangerous attacks. Similarly to Meta Knightmare Ultra, levels must be completed in one sitting, and times are recorded after doing so. Finally, all sections in the Story Mode that require the Robobot Armor ability have been altered, as Meta Knight cannot acquire Copy Abilities but he can break objects that would require the Robobot Armor.

In this mode, Point Stars' traditional star-shaped design are replaced with Meta Knight's symbol, an M with a sword in the middle. These Meta signs serve the exact same function as normal Point Stars.

Susie does not appear to summon Mecha Knight and Dedede Clone in Meta Knightmare Returns, but is still fought as Susie 2.0.

Three new bosses are added that were not in Story Mode: Dark Matter Clone, Sectonia Clone, and Galacta Knight Returns. Additionally, Mecha Knight is replaced with a robot called Stock Mecha Knight, who is only fought at the end of Level 4 (Gigabyte Grounds). Mecha Knight+ is not fought at all, though this may be to avoid having Meta Knight fight himself.

Kirby Star Allies

Bandana Waddle Dee's Guest Star splash screen

Kirby traverses Another Dimension

In Kirby Star Allies, the extra modes will be unlocked after beating Story Mode once.

The first extra mode is called Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! (Guest Star for short). It has a concept similar to Helper to Hero from Kirby Super Star Ultra, in that the player can select any Friend to play as. However, unlike Helper to Hero, Guest Star is focused on achieving the fastest clear time possible, similarly to Meta Knightmare and Dededetour!. Guest Star takes a few elements from Story Mode, such as being able to befriend enemies. One major difference, however, is that this mode introduces the Power-Up Heart, which is featured in every level and increase the player's and their allies speed, health, and attack stats. While the stages in Guest Star remain relatively constant for every normal friends' campaign, sections of certain stages differ slightly if the player plays one of the Dream Friends' campaign in order to match the game that Dream Friend debuted in. Unlike the previous three extra modes, more difficult versions of the bosses do not appear. In Guest Star, Point Stars' traditional star-shaped designs are changed to point hearts. Morpho Knight, a boss who does not appear in Story Mode, is encountered after the player defeats Hyness at the end of the game mode. When Guest Star is completed once, Dream Friends are unlocked as playable characters.

Update 4.0.0 also adds Heroes in Another Dimension. In this game mode, Kirby musts utilize various abilities and also transform into his Dream Friends to collect Friend Hearts, which are required to free the corruption bought upon Hyness and the Mage Sisters upon being sent to Another Dimension. Each level now features harder parallel versions of bosses, with enhanced and more dangerous attacks compared to their normal counterpoints. At the final level, Kirby will fight the corrupted Hyness and engage the corrupted Three Mage-Sisters all at once. If Kirby collects enough Friend Hearts, he will be able to generate a large one upon defeating the Three Mage-Sisters to free them and Hyness from their corruption, and unlock the Three Mage-Sisters as Dream Friends. Unlike Guest Star, this mode is canon.

When playing Guest Star as The Three Mage-Sisters, most bosses will be replaced by their parallel counterparts if they have one. In addition, they will not fight copies of themselves or Hyness (with their encounters being replaced with mid-boss endurances). Instead, they will simply fight Morpho Knight EX (a stronger incarnation of Morpho Knight) in the Divine Terminus.

In addition to Guest Star, completing Heroes in Another Dimension unlocks the Soul Melter EX difficulty in The Ultimate Choice. The method of selecting this difficulty is a reference to Kirby's Dream Land, where the player must press ↑, A, then - with Soul Melter selected. This extra difficulty replaces bosses (including the singular encounters of the Three Mage-Sisters) with their Parallel counterparts, and instead of Void Soul, the final boss is Void.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Isolated Isles: Forgo Dreams splash screen.

Albeit not a separate mode itself, the extra world, Isolated Isles: Forgo Dreams, is unlocked upon completing the main game once. This world is discovered by Clawroline, who sense that Leongar might be located inside. The dreamscape serves as Fecto Forgo's getaway in attempt to possess Leongar's body again while restoring its power.

Isolated Isles features remixed versions of past levels, with each world split off into their own level. Instead of collecting Waddle Dees, Kirby collects pieces of Leon's soul, which function similarly to Friend Hearts from Heroes in Another Dimension. At the end of each level, Kirby will fight a harder, phantom version of each boss in the main game. Upon reaching Forgo Land, Kirby will refight a possessed version of Leongar known as Forgo Leon. This is then followed by a return encounter of Morpho Knight.

Clearing Isolated Isles will unlock Ultimate Cup Z in the Colosseum, where Kirby can refight the phantom versions of the bosses, including a phantom version of Meta Knight and the true final boss of the game.

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