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Team up with a buddy for a duo adventure! Defeat enemies on each floor and get the Story Items! Grab power-ups and climb to the highest heights of Buddy Fighters Tower!
— Pause-screen description for Story Mode: The Destined Rivals • Kirby Fighters 2

Story Mode: The Destined Rivals is the story mode of Kirby Fighters 2.

Story

King Dedede and Meta Knight, teaming up in an effort to defeat Kirby, issue the pink puff a letter challenging him to face them at the Summit of Buddy Fighters Tower. Partnering with a buddy, he makes his way up the tower for the first time only to discover that Twin Woods is at the peak in the Chapter 1. Taking a door key and continuing to climb, Kirby and his buddy then face what appears to be Dedede and Meta Knight only to find that they are actually two Waddle Dees in disguise after the battle in Chapter 2. Finally, the true King Dedede and Meta Knight a defeated at the Summit of Chapter 3, but they flee at the last moment.

At the summit in Chapter 4, Kirby and his buddy face Dedede and Meta Knight for a second time; this time, the battle occurs in two phases when the two devour a Maxim Tomato to power up. After their defeat, the tower begins to grow taller and feel more sinister, and Kirby and his buddy continue upwards. At the Summit in Chapter 5, the final battle with King Dedede and Meta Knight occurs, only this time, the duo attempts to use the Mask of Dark Bonds against Kirby to boost their power. Despite this, Kirby and his buddy come out victorious by using the Buddy Star Blaster, proving themselves to be the strongest Buddy Fighters.

General Information

The Destined Rivals can be played with up to two players cooperatively; if there is no second player, a CPU will take the role of the player's buddy. Initially, Kirby's buddy must be a friend character (such as Bandana Waddle Dee or Gooey), but once Chapter 3 is completed, any Kirby ability may be chosen as a buddy (and Player 1 may choose a friend character). Kirby and his Buddy must complete five Chapters, with increasingly larger numbers of floors and increasingly difficult opponents. The team begins Chapter with 100 Health points each; initially, 20 health is regained upon completing each floor. At the Summit of each Chapter and at certain special floors, a boss is fought.

This mode is composed of five Chapters, each of which involves climbing up a certain number of floors of Buddy Fighters Tower, fighting increasingly difficult opposing teams on each floor. Most fights are random to some degree, as the titles and opponents, as well as stages, may be subject to change on each playthrough. random opponents will begin to have costumes in later Chapters. However, the level of opponents, and number of opponents, generally remains consistent with each floor. Certain floors are also always event stages (see Event Stages).

Post-battle, players will also be able to choose an item from the Item Room in a menu between floors, offering stat-boosting Stones, food items, Charms to weaken certain enemy attacks, Stickers to multiply in-battle item attack power and scores, items to assist in boss battles, and items affecting the number of available items in the Item Room, among others. The Item Room will only offer items that have been unlocked through increasing the Fighters Rank.

Completing Chapter 4 of The Destined Rivals unlocks the Stage of Destined Rivals and its Secret Song, and completing the Final Chapter unlocks the Stage of the Partners Who Shook the Heavens and its Secret Song.

Total Score and Fighters Points

After completing a floor, the team will gain points to a Total Score based on how well they performed in battle as well as Fighters Points to increase the Fighter Rank of the player; the Total Score is added as Fighter Points at the end of each Chapter. In the first four Chapters, the loss of a battle will result in a reduction in Total Score.

For the Total Score, a certain amount of points is given for certain achievements in battle:

Bonus Points added to Total Score
First Strike 200
No Revival 300
No Damage (P1) 500
Remaining Time Bonus 1 point for every remaining second
Cleared Event Stage* Varies

Total Point requirements for each medal

A certain number for of Total Points must be attained to achieve certain medals for each Chapter:[1]

Chapter Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Chapter 1 1400 2200 3000 3800
Chapter 2 2000 3500 5000 6500
Chapter 3 3500 6500 9500 12500
Chapter 4 7000 14000 21000 28000
Final Chapter 20000 27500 35000 42000

The average amount of points needed after each round for each medal of each Chapter is listed below:

Chapter Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Chapter 1 280 440 600 760
Chapter 2 200 350 500 650
Chapter 3 233 1/3 433 1/3 633 1/3 833 1/3
Chapter 4 233 1/3 466 2/3 700 933 1/3
Final Chapter 400 550 700 840

Event stages

Event stages, which occur on specific floors, change a certain variable relating to that floor's battle. Possible event stages include:

Name Description Bonus
Action Star Stage The only items here are Action Stars! 100
Brutal-Foe Stage Enemy attacks are incredibly powerful! 250
Crackler Stage The only items here are Cracklers! 100
Deadly Hazard Stage The hazards here do double damage! 250
Double-Score Stage Victory is now rewarded with a double score! Bonus Points ×2.0
Explosive Stage Only Bombers and Timed Dynamite here! 100
Gordo Ball Stage The only items here are Gordo Balls! 200
Hustle Stage Seconds left: 30*! Fight quickly! 300
Ice Container Stage The only items here are Ice Containers! 100
Speedy Stage All allies and enemies move at double speed! 100
Speedy-Mech Stage Hazards on this stage move at double speed! 300

*Seconds remaining is increased by the Extension Sticker.

Chapters

Chapter 1: Buddy Match Debut

Enemies await in the tower. Climb it with a buddy as you select items and power up along the way!
— Story Mode

There are 5 floors in Chapter 1.

Image Floor Opponent(s) Level(s) Stage Fighters Points awarded Notes
Ch1 1.jpg 1F Kirby opponent Level 1 Green Gardens 300
Ch1 2.jpg 2F Kirby opponent Level 1 Butter Building 400
Ch1 3.jpg 3F Kirby opponent
Kirby opponent
Level 1
Level 1
Bubbly Clouds 500 Buddy Star Blaster always appears. Hazards are turned off.
Ch1 4.jpg 4F Kirby opponent
Kirby opponent
Level 1
Level 1
random 600
Ch1 5.jpg Summit Twin Woods N/A N/A 1,000 (Boss Defeated)
300 (First-Time Chapter Clear)
300 (Chapter Clear)

Chapter 2: Secret of the Substitutes

You got the key to Chapter 2! Open the new door and head to the Summit where King Dedede and Meta Knight await!
— Story Mode

There are 10 floors in Chapter 2.

Image Floor Opponent(s) Level(s) Stage Fighters Points awarded Notes
Ch2 1.jpg 1F Bandana Waddle Dee opponent Level 1 random 600
Ch2 2.jpg 2F Kirby opponent Level 1 random 700
Ch2 3.jpg 3F Bandana Waddle Dee opponent Level 1 Dried-up Sea 700
Ch2 4.jpg 4F Kirby opponent
Kirby opponent
Level 1
Level 1
random 700 Event Stage
Ch2 5.jpg 5F Duo Edge N/A Empyrean 1,400
Ch2 6.jpg 6F Bandana Waddle Dee or Kirby opponent
Kirby opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 800
Ch2 7.jpg 7F Gooey opponent
Kirby or Gooey opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 800
Ch2 8.jpg 8F random opponent Level 5 random 900 Event Stage
Ch2 9.jpg 9F random opponent
random opponent
Level 5
Level 3
random 900
Ch2 10.jpg Summit King Dedede
Meta Knight
N/A Stage of Destined Rivals 1,800 (Boss Defeated)
500 (First-Time Chapter Clear)
500 (Chapter Clear)
The bosses are Waddle Dees in disguise.

Chapter 3: The King and His Knight

You got the key to Chapter 3! Open the new door and head to the Summit where King Dedede and Meta Knight await you!
— Story Mode

There are 15 floors in Chapter 3.

Image Floor Opponent(s) Level(s) Stage Fighters Points Notes
Ch3 1.jpg 1F Wrestler Kirby Level 1 Gigavolt 750
Ch3 2.jpg 2F random opponent Level 1 random 750
Ch3 3.jpg 3F random opponent
random opponent
Level 1
Level 1
random 800 Event Stage
Ch3 4.jpg 4F random opponent Level 2 random 800
Ch3 5.jpg 5F random opponent
random opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 850
Ch3 6.jpg 6F random opponent
random opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 850 Event Stage
Ch3 7.jpg 7F Twin Woods N/A N/A 2,000
Ch3 8.jpg 8F random opponent
random opponent
Level 5
Level 5
random 900
Ch3 9.jpg 9F random opponent Level 6 random 900
Ch3 10.jpg 10F random opponent
random opponent
Level 6
Level 6
random 950
Ch3 11.jpg 11F random opponent
random opponent
Level 7
Level 7
random 950 Event Stage
Ch3 12.jpg 12F random opponent
random opponent
Level 7
Level 7
random 1,000
Ch3 13.jpg 13F random opponent Level 12 random 1,000
Ch3 14.jpg 14F random opponent
random opponent
Level 12
Level 12
random 1,000 Event Stage
Ch3 15.jpg Summit King Dedede
Meta Knight
N/A Stage of Destined Rivals 3,000 (Boss Defeated)
800 (First-Time Chapter Clear)
800 (Chapter Clear)

Chapter 4: Showdown with Destined Rivals

You got the key to Chapter 4! Open the new door and head to the Summit where King Dedede and Meta Knight await you!
— Story Mode

There are 30 floors in Chapter 4.

Image Floor Opponent(s) Level(s) Stage Fighters Points awarded Notes
Ch4 1.jpg 1F random opponent Level 1 random 800
Ch4 2.jpg 2F random opponent Level 1 random 800
Ch4 3.jpg 3F random opponent
random opponent
Level 1
Level 1
random 800 Event Stage
Ch4 4.jpg 4F random opponent Level 2 random 900
Ch4 5.jpg 5F random opponent
random opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 900
Ch4 6.jpg 6F random opponent Level 5 random 900
Ch4 7.jpg 7F random opponent
random opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 1,000 Event Stage
Ch4 8.jpg 8F random opponent
random opponent
Level 5
Level 3
random 1,000
Ch4 9.jpg 9F random opponent
random opponent
Level 5
Level 5
random 1,000
Ch4 10.jpg 10F Duo Edge N/A Empyrean 3,000
Ch4 11.jpg 11F random opponent Level 6 random 1,100
Ch4 12.jpg 12F random opponent
random opponent
Level 6
Level 6
random 1,100 Event Stage
Ch4 13.jpg 13F random opponent
random opponent
Level 7
Level 7
random 1,100
Ch4 14.jpg 14F random opponent Level 8 random 1,200
Ch4 15.jpg 15F random opponent
random opponent
Level 8
Level 8
random 1,200
Ch4 16.jpg 16F random opponent
random opponent
Level 12
Level 12
random 1,200
Ch4 17.jpg 17F random opponent Level 13 random 1,300
Ch4 18.jpg 18F random opponent
random opponent
Level 13
Level 13
random 1,300
Ch4 19.jpg 19F random opponent Level 14 random 1,300
Ch4 20.jpg 20F Shadow Kirby opponent N/A Decisive Battlefield 4,500
Ch4 21.jpg 21F random opponent
random opponent
Level 12
Level 12
random 1,400
Ch4 22.jpg 22F random opponent Level 15 random 1,400
Ch4 23.jpg 23F random opponent
random opponent
Level 13
Level 13
random 1,400
Ch4 24.jpg 24F random opponent
random opponent
Level 14
Level 14
random 1,500 Event Stage
Ch4 25.jpg 25F random opponent Level 15 random 1,500
Ch4 26.jpg 26F random opponent Level 22 random 1,500
Ch4 27.jpg 27F random opponent
random opponent
Level 15
Level 15
random 1,600
Ch4 28.jpg 28F random opponent
random opponent
Level 16
Level 16
random 1,600 Event Stage
Ch4 29.jpg 29F random opponent Level 27 random 1,600
Ch4 30.jpg Summit King Dedede
Meta Knight
N/A Stage of Destined Rivals 6,000 (Boss Defeated)
1,000 (First-Time Chapter Clear)
1,000 (Chapter Clear)

Final Chapter: The Partners Who Shook the Heavens

A soaring tower has appeared! Here, you must start from Floor 1 if you get a game over! Can you master this true challenge?
— Story Mode
The Final Chapter has an extra challenge of making you start over from Floor 1 if you lose a total of 3 times.
— Story Mode

There are 50 floors in the Final Chapter. In this Chapter, if the player loses a battle three times, they will be forced to restart the Chapter.

Image Floor Opponent(s) Level(s) Stage Fighters Points awarded Notes
Ch5 1.jpg 1F random opponent Level 1 random 1,000
Ch5 2.jpg 2F random opponent
random opponent
Level 1
Level 1
random 1,000
Ch5 3.jpg 3F random opponent
random opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 1,000
Ch5 4.jpg 4F random opponent
random opponent
Level 2
Level 2
random 1,000 Event Stage
Ch5 5.jpg 5F random opponent Level 5 random 1,000
Ch5 6.jpg 6F Twin Woods N/A N/A 3,500
Ch5 7.jpg 7F random opponent
random opponent
Level 5
Level 3
random 1,100
Ch5 8.jpg 8F random opponent
random opponent
Level 5
Level 5
random 1,100
Ch5 9.jpg 9F random opponent Level 8 random 1,100 Event Stage
Ch5 10.jpg 10F random opponent Level 12 random 1,100
Ch5 11.jpg 11F random opponent Level 12
Level 12
random 1,100
Ch5 12.jpg 12F Duo Edge N/A Empyrean 4,500
Ch5 13.jpg 13F random opponent Level 13 random 1,200
Ch5 14.jpg 14F random opponent
random opponent
Level 13
Level 13
random 1,200
Ch5 15.jpg 15F random opponent Level 13 random 1,200 Event Stage
Ch5 16.jpg 16F random opponent
random opponent
Level 13
Level 13
random 1,200
Ch5 17.jpg 17F Same character as the player
Same character as the buddy
Level 22
Level 22
random 1,200 If the player has King Dedede or Meta Knight as their buddy, the opponent representing the buddy will be Hammer Kirby or Sword Kirby, respectively.
Ch5 18.jpg 18F random opponent Level 14 random 1,200
Ch5 19.jpg 19F random opponent
random opponent
Level 14
Level 14
random 1,300
Ch5 20.jpg 20F random opponent Level 15 random 1,300 Event Stage
Ch5 21.jpg 21F random opponent
random opponent
Level 15
Level 15
random 1,300
Ch5 22.jpg 22F random opponent Level 15 random 1,300
Ch5 23.jpg 23F random opponent
random opponent
Level 15
Level 15
random 1,300
Ch5 24.jpg 24F random opponent
random opponent
Level 17
Level 17
random 1,300
Ch5 25.jpg 25F Shadow Kirby opponent N/A Decisive Battlefield 4,500
Ch5 26.jpg 26F random opponent Level 17 random 1,400
Ch5 27.jpg 27F random opponent
random opponent
Level 22
Level 22
random 1,400
Ch5 28.jpg 28F random opponent
random opponent
Level 22
Level 22
random 1,400 Event Stage
Ch5 29.jpg 29F random opponent Level 22 random 1,400
Ch5 30.jpg 30F Twin Woods N/A N/A 5,000
Ch5 31.jpg 31F random opponent Level 22 random 1,400
Ch5 32.jpg 32F random opponent
random opponent
Level 23
Level 23
random 1,400
Ch5 33.jpg 33F random opponent
random opponent
Level 23
Level 23
random 1,500 Event Stage
Ch5 34.jpg 34F random opponent Level 30 random 1,500
Ch5 35.jpg 35F random opponent
random opponent
Level 27
Level 24
random 1,500
Ch5 36.jpg 36F random opponent
random opponent
Level 30
Level 30
random 1,500
Ch5 37.jpg 37F random opponent Level 32 random 1,500
Ch5 38.jpg 38F random opponent
random opponent
Level 32
Level 32
random 1,500
Ch5 39.jpg 39F random opponent Level 32 random 1,500
Ch5 40.jpg 40F Duo Edge N/A Empyrean 5,500
Ch5 41.jpg 41F random opponent
random opponent
Level 32
Level 32
random 1,600
Ch5 42.jpg 42F random opponent
random opponent
Level 30
Level 30
random 1,600 Event Stage
Ch5 43.jpg 43F random opponent Level 40 random 1,600
Ch5 44.jpg 44F random opponent
random opponent
Level 40
Level 33
random 1,600
Ch5 45.jpg 45F Shadow Kirby opponent N/A Decisive Battlefield 6,000
Ch5 46.jpg 46F random opponent Level 41 random 1,800
Ch5 47.jpg 47F random opponent
random opponent
Level 41
Level 34
random 1,800 Event Stage
Ch5 48.jpg 48F random opponent
random opponent
Level 42
Level 42
random 1,800
Ch5 49.jpg 49F random opponent Level 50 random 1,800
Ch5 50.jpg
Moon Warriors.jpg
Summit King Dedede
Meta Knight

Waning Crescent King Dedede
Waxing Crescent Meta Knight
N/A Stage of the Partners Who Shook the Heavens 8,000 (Boss Defeated)
2,000 (First-Time Chapter Clear)
2,000 (Chapter Clear)
Battle occurs in two phases

Transcript

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Related Quotes

Enemies await in the tower. Climb it with a buddy as you select items and power up along the way!
— Story Mode • Kirby Fighters 2
Congratulations on clearing Story Mode for the first time! Getting 100% clear isn't so far out of your grasp! Keep improving your skills by increasing your Fighters Rank and trying any uncleared modes!
— Announcement • Kirby Fighters 2
Choose one item to power up you and your buddy! Whichever one you choose, its effect will last all the way to the Summit.
— Item Room description • Kirby Fighters 2
The Final Chapter has an extra challenge of making you start over from Floor 1 if you lose a total of 3 times. Head toward the true Summit while being mindful of the number of tries left and the items you choose.
— Announcement • Kirby Fighters 2

References

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