Kirby’s Adventure – “Green Greens” (Jun Ishikawa)

July 19, 2010

“Green Greens,” known in Kirby’s Adventure (1994) as “Black and White Plains Level (GameBoy)” was originally composed by Jun Ishikawa for Kirby’s Dream Land (1992) (Mr. Ishikawa also worked on Kirby’s Adventure and nearly every other title in the series). The track has since become one of the most well-known Kirby songs out there. Kirby’s Adventure was essentially a full-blown adaptation of the Game Boy version for the NES (the game was later adapted again in Kirby’s Super Star as Spring Breeze).

Kirby’s Adventure – “Green Greens” (Jun Ishikawa)

“Green Greens” is a hopeful, energetic theme that presents joy in life and the green earth (and all that there is to eat upon it), but also presents Kirby’s tenacity to move forward and consume all his obstacles. While not as gluttonous as some of Kirby’s other themes, “Green Greens” really stands out for its grace and simplicity – factors that were made possible by its origins on the Game Boy. In fact, the hidden stage this song plays in is a replica of Kirby’s Dream Land, with a black and white color scheme and a similar instrument set to that of the Game Boy version. The stage was completely different from anything else in the game (and most things on the system due to its reflection of another console) and showed off quite a bit of what the system could do.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl had an excellent orchestral arrange of “Green Greens”, also done by HAL staff. This might be the best version, though the variation from Kirby’s Super Star (also by Jun Ishikawa!) is also fantastic, particularly with a fully-realized Kirby-style instrument set!


  1. I personally favour this version, yet it surely is silly. It just has some weird attraction in it. You shouldn’t take it even a bit seriously.

  2. Thanks, but I’ll stick with Xoc’s version 😛 (“End Credits/Game Over”).


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