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|A place in|
|Theme||Skies and old buildings|
|Common enemies||Armored Waddle Dee, Babut, Blade Knight, Bouncy, Bowby, Bronto Burt, Broom Hatter, Bulby, Cerulean, Como, Foley, Gemra, Gigatzo, Gordo, Juckle, Kabu, Key Dee, Knuckle Joe, Lanzer, Moonja, Mopoo, Mumbies, Needlous, Noddy, Nruff, Owgulf, Pacto, Parasol Waddle Dee, Poppy Bros. Jr., Puppet Waddle Dee, Rocky, Scarfy, Sheld, Shotzo, Sir Kibble, Starman, Super Blade Knight, Super Waddle Doo, Twister, Volttzo, Waddle Dee, Waddle Doo, Whippy|
|Mid-bosses||Sphere Doomer, Moundo, Super Bonkers, Gigant Edge, Water Galboros, King Doo, Dubior, Kibble Blade, Bonkers|
|“||This stage requires you to soar through the skies. Duck into holes in clouds to avoid getting hit by those spiky balls!”|
|— Official European Kirby's Return to Dream Land website|
Nutty Noon is the final level on Planet Popstar, and thus combines all the game's previous elements in its levels. Nutty Noon also introduces abstract and odd enemies, like Juckles and Gemras. Since the majority of Nutty Noon's levels takes place in the sky, most of the enemies have the ability to hover or fly, such as Owgulfs, Ceruleans, and Pactos. Kirby can use Super Abilities to clear the way in some stages, revealing dimensional rifts.
Stage 5 is a huge mid-boss rush and in order to obtain the Energy Spheres in the next room, Kirby must inhale the previous room's mid-boss. If Kirby goes through a hidden door in this level, he will have to fight different mid-bosses than normal, the Energy Sphere puzzles will be more challenging, and he will have to move right to left, instead of left to right.
After finishing all the Stages, the player may challenge Grand Doomer. Before Kirby fights him, he will have to go through a tower that resembles the mid-boss tower in Kirby's Adventure (and its remake).
- Stage 5 of Nutty Noon pays homage to Stage 2 of Rainbow Resort from Kirby's Adventure and its remake, the last stage of Iceberg from Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Stage 3 of Vocal Volcano from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
- A remix of King Dedede's theme plays in the tower of Stage 5 and a remix of Grape Garden's music from Kirby's Adventure plays in Stages 3 and 4.
- The music for Stage 2, Sky Tower, has been in every Kirby title since. It was directly recycled in Kirby: Triple Deluxe in Old Odyssey's Extra stage, and was remixed as part of the end credits theme in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, as collectible music in the Music Room in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, and as the music for the research facility in Stage 3 of Resolution Road in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It was also remixed in Kirby Café's soundtrack.
- Additionally, the opening is remixed for the beginning of the title screen theme and the beginning of Star Dream (phase 3)'s theme in Kirby: Planet Robobot.