Kirby Level Name Acronyms
Kirby games have always been full of fun little secrets and easter eggs, but my favorites are probably the level name acronyms. If you look closely, there is in fact hidden meaning in the charming names like Ice Cream Island, Iello Adventure, Cookie Country, Happiness Hall, and Lollipop Land. Don't believe me? Let's take a look: (Note that the Boss levels at the end of most games are not included)
Kirby's Adventure (VIBGYOR)
First we have Kirby's Adventure. The game's levels are Vegetable Valley, Ice Cream Island, Butter Building, Grape Gardens, Yogurt Yard, Orange Ocean, and Rainbow Resort. Taking the first letter of each level, we have VIBGYOR, which when flipped backwards is ROYGBIV or Roy G. Biv a common acronym for the colors of the rainbow. Each level also matches its' color (eg. Ice Cream Island is indigo, Rainbow Resort is red).
Kirby: Canvas Curse (RAINBOW)
Next up we have the first DS Kirby game, Kirby: Canvas Curse. Fitting with the paint theme, all of the levels are named after colors. We have Reddy Land, Arange Gorge, Iello Adventure, Neo Greo, Bloo Hills, Omarine Zone, and Wonder Lilac. Together the first letters spell out RAINBOW, fitting for a colorful paint-based game.
Kirby's Return to Dreamland (CROWNED)
Next we have the amazing Wii game, Kirby's Return to Dreamland (which I just downloaded yesterday!). Each of the levels are named after food, and they are Cookie Country, Raisin Ruins, Onion Ocean, White Wafers, Nutty Noon, Egg Engines, and Dangerous Dinner. Together this spells out CROWNED, the name of the game's final boss theme. I'm not going to spoil it, but the reasons for this odd naming become apparent upon completing the game. (No I didn't beat it in one day, I just already knew about this.)
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (HAL)
Second to last is Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition. The main feature of this game is a compilation of 6 past Kirby titles, but it also includes some new challenge stages, some in the style of Kirby's Return to Dreamland's. The challenges are split into three levels: Happiness Hall, Apricot Atrium, and Last Land. These spell out HAL, the name of the company that creates all of the Kirby games. To make this one easier to see, each level's letter can be found in it's copy ability training room.
Kirby Triple Deluxe (FLOWER)
Finally, we have the 3DS Kirby game Kirby Triple Deluxe (Kirby 3D, get it?). The game's sky-high levels are Fine Fields, Lollipop Land, Old Odyssey, Wild World, Endless Explosions, and Royal Road. This spells out FLOWER, another name for the game's final boss theme, Moonstruck Blossom. If you add in the game's boss level, Eternal Dreamland, it spells FLOWERED, a perfect adjective for describing the final boss. Once again, I won't spoil it, but you would get the meaning if you've beaten the game.
There you have it, all of the Kirby series level name acronyms. Tell me what you thought or if I made a mistake in the comments, or tweet me @Zelda_Rocks.
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