Galactic Nova Nucleus

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Galactic Nova Nucleus
NOVA Nucleus 2.jpg
Screenshot of the Galactic Nova Nucleus from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Weakness(es) Starship
Similar to Star Dream Soul OS
Theme music

Milky Way Wishes: Shooting

Clip of the theme that plays when battling Galactic Nova, from Kirby Super Star

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Galactic Nova Nucleus (originally called Heart of Nova) is the penultimate boss of Milky Way Wishes in Kirby Super Star, and its Nintendo DS remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. This boss is faced at the end of the Nova stage in Milky Way Wishes, and is battled again in The Arena.


After using the Starship to fly through the beginning area of the stage, Kirby comes across a big metal chamber with a giant heart-shaped object floating in some kind of central axiom, though he never interacts with this object directly. Instead, Kirby flies around the edge of the chamber, shooting at odd shapes suspended between metal pillars. These pillars move automatically toward and/or away from Kirby, and he will take damage if he collides with them, so he must try to blow the shapes out of the pillars to allow safer passage through.

There are eight total pillars, and Kirby will have to cycle back through the first seven before gaining access to the eighth. Each pillar has a differing-width gap inset, with different shapes that have differing amounts of HP. Kirby must destroy the shapes in all of the pillars to defeat the boss.


  • Star Dream Soul OS's fourth phase is similar to this boss, though Kirby is on the ground and must use his selected ability, since he lost the Robobot Armor after completion of the third phase of the battle.