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Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Also known as: Hoshi no Kirby Triple Deluxe (JP)
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Released in JP: January 11, 2014
Released in US: May 2, 2014
Released in EU: May 16, 2014
Released in AU: May 16, 2014
Released in KR: April 17, 2014

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Kirby: Triple Deluxe is the first Kirby game on the Nintendo 3DS, and the spiritual sequel to Kirby's Return to Dream Land. One of the main gameplay features is hopping from the foreground to the background and vice versa, a feature seen in various other games. There's also an obscene collection of keychains.

To do:
  • Due to sharing many of the same assets, Return to Dream Land leftovers may be present.
  • Compare the American and European versions.

Regional Differences

Tutorial Completion

Japan International
KTDTutorialJP.png KTDTutorialInt.png

In the Japanese version of the game, during the tutorial, a red circle will appear whenever an action is properly completed. In the international versions, a green checkmark will appear instead. This was most likely changed to avoid confusion.

This change is also present in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and in the challenge stages for Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition.

Level Names

Some level names were changed for the international versions.

Japan International
Fine Field (ファイン フィールド) Fine Fields
Ever Explosion (エバー エクスプロージョン) Endless Explosions
Eternal DreamLand (エターナル ドリームランド) Eternal Dreamland

Ability Names

Two of the new abilities had their names changed for the international versions.

Japan International
Big Bang (ビッグバン) Hypernova
Sniper (スナイパー) Archer

Boss Names

Certain boss enemies also had their names changed for the international versions.

Japan International
Helmehorn (ヘルメホーン) Hornhead
Whispy Flowers (ウィスピーフラワーズ) Flowery Woods
Paincia (ペインシア) Paintra
Togu Ro Garaga (トグ・ロ・ガラーガ) Coily Rattler
Volgerom (ヴォルゲロム) Pyribbit
Masked Dedede Revenge (マスクド・デデデ リベンジ) Masked Dedede's Revenge
Queen Sectnia (クィン・セクトニア) Queen Sectonia
Black Dedede (ブラックデデデ) Shadow Dedede
Dark Meta Knight Revenge (ダークメタナイト リベンジ) Dark Meta Knight's Revenge
Sectnia Soul (セクトニア ソウル) Soul of Sectonia

Pause Menu Descriptions

While a more in-depth translation is beyond the scope of this article, some descriptions are very different between regions. The most notable is that Paintra's Japanese flavor text directly states she is related to Drawcia from Canvas Curse, but the international version only implies it.

Kirby Fighters


Japan International
Fight with deadly burping! The Mint Leaf, on the other hand, gives Kirby "minty fresh breath".

Once again, the Sweet Potato in the Japanese version is changed to a Mint Leaf in the international versions. Although in the original game the graphics remained the same between regions and only the name was changed, Kirby Triple Deluxe uses different models for different releases, with the Japanese game clearly using a sweet potato and the international game clearly using a leaf. This change carries over to Kirby Fighters Deluxe as well.


The Sweet Potato keychain is likewise changed to a Mint Leaf keychain.

Dedede's Drum Dash

North America Europe (French)
TTDaDiDou-America.png TTDaDiDou-EUR.png

The French title screen for Dedede's Drum Dash in the European release is different from the North American version (which is similar in style to the Japanese version). All other European languages have the same title screen as the North American version.


  • All the DX bosses are internally labeled as "Ex" models, which is a carryover of the EX bosses from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Shadow Dedede is also considered the EX/DX model of Masked Dedede.
  • The file for the Mamanti enemy uses the early name "Briterri", in reference to Blipper. It is renamed "Mamatee" in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Internal Project Name

The project's internal name is "Parufe", according to strings in the game's code. Parufe (parfait) is a type of dessert.