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And for being such a big help in all of this, your planet gets to go first! Prepare to bow, Popstar! Welcome your new overlord!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Another Dimension is the eighth and final level in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is the interdimensional space or tunnel between Halcandra and Planet Popstar opened by Magolor using the Lor Starcutter's Halcandran technology in order to start off his scheme of galactic conquest. It is the only level that cannot be accessed from the world map, and can only be accessed after defeating Landia or by going to Dangerous Dinner, entering the boss stage door, and choosing "Final Challenge" from the two options. The portals within levels with Super Abilities also lead there.

At this point, Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee already realized that they have been misled into fighting against Landia, who was really protecting the Master Crown from Magolor, who previously made a failed attempt to steal it. After Magolor disappears into the newly-opened dimensional rift, Landia offers its assistance and the team takes off in pursuit.

Games

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Another Dimension is an otherworldly place which appears to be similar to outer space, populated by many bizarre and hostile creatures similar in appearance to Sphere Doomers and the Grand Doomer.

Previously, throughout Kirby's adventures on Planet Popstar and Halcandra, there are star-shaped rifts which can be revealed using Super Abilities throughout various stages which lead to dangerous places similar to Another Dimension. They have stark, dark purple environments which perpetually threaten to collapse onto itself, although the usual fauna seen on Popstar and Halcandra are sometimes present in these areas, presumably having entered through the rift before Kirby did.

Copy Abilities

KRtDL Beam iconKRtDL Beam UI
Beam
KRtDL Bomb iconKRtDL Bomb UI
Bomb
KRtDL Crash iconKRtDL Crash UI
Crash
KRtDL Cutter iconKRtDL Cutter UI
Cutter
KRtDL Fighter iconKRtDL Fighter UI
Fighter
KRtDL Fire iconKRtDL Fire UI
Fire
KRtDL Hammer iconKRtDL Hammer UI
Hammer
KRtDL Hi-Jump iconKRtDL Hi-Jump UI
Hi-Jump
KRtDL Ice iconKRtDL Ice UI
Ice
KRtDL Leaf iconKRtDL Leaf UI
Leaf
KRtDL Mike iconKRtDL Mike UI
Mike
KRtDL Needle iconKRtDL Needle UI
Needle
KRtDL Ninja iconKRtDL Ninja UI
Ninja
KRtDL Parasol iconKRtDL Parasol UI
Parasol
KRtDL Spark iconKRtDL Spark UI
Spark
KRtDL Spear iconKRtDL Spear UI
Spear
KRtDL Stone iconKRtDL Stone UI
Stone
KRtDL Sword icon
KRtDL Sword UI
Sword
KRtDL Tornado icon
KRtDL Tornado UI
Tornado
KRtDL Water icon
KRtDL Water UI
Water
KRtDL Whip icon
KRtDL Whip UI
Whip
KRtDL Wing icon
KRtDL Wing UI
Wing
Super Abilities
KRtDL Monster Flame iconKRtDL Monster Flame UI
Monster Flame
KRtDL Flare Beam iconKRtDL Flare Beam UI
Flare Beam
KRtDL Ultra Sword iconKRtDL Ultra Sword UI
Ultra Sword
KRtDL Snow Bowl iconKRtDL Snow Bowl UI
Snow Bowl
KRtDL Grand Hammer iconKRtDL Grand Hammer UI
Grand Hammer

All Copy Abilities (excluding Sleep) can be obtained from the enemies summoned by Magolor's third form and Magolor Soul. However, most of the enemies that yield particular abilities (such as Owgulf and Walky) are only summoned if Kirby dropped their ability to obtain a Super Ability; as such, the Copy Abilities that Kirby can obtain in Another Dimension vary depending on what ability (or abilities, if any at all) Kirby and company brought with them. In Extra Mode, Monster Flame and Flare Beam are replaced with Snow Bowl and Grand Hammer.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Another Dimension is the seventh and last stage in Kirby Fighters and is the only stage to not reappear in Kirby Fighters Deluxe, instead being replaced by the Fountain of Dreams.

Another Dimension is a very basic stage, being just flat terrain, no hazards or platforms. The ground is a thin layer of amber over a dark purple. The background features a glowing red orb with a web extending from it, as well as shapes that resemble gears with varying amounts of cogs. This stage is always the last stage in single-player, in which the player fights again Shadow Kirby, who is using the same Copy Ability as the player.

Trivia

  • Transparent images of the past levels can be seen in the background of Another Dimension. The ones found in the first segment of the level are harder to see, but the ones that appear during the Lor & Magolor battle are more visible.
  • The internal file name for Another Dimension's theme in Kirby's Return to Dream Land is "st_halberd.brstm". This may indicate that instead of chasing Magolor while riding Landia, the Halberd would have been used instead.
  • In Kirby: Triple Deluxe’s Kirby Fighters sub-game, Another Dimension parallels with the recurring stage in the Super Smash Bros. series, Final Destination, being a flat area and where the last battle takes place, and generally depicted as floating in space..
  • Another Dimension is mentioned in Kirby: Planet Robobot. In the backstory for Susie and President Haltmann (revealed through several Boss descriptions of Meta Knightmare Returns), Susie was accidentally transported to Another Dimension after an experiment with the Mother Computer went wrong, which caused her father to believe she had perished. Susie eventually managed to find a way out of Another Dimension. It is implied that during her time there she obtained data on the Doomers, which she later input into the Holo Defense API.

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