Galactic Nova Nucleus

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NOVA Nucleus 2.jpg
Image from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Weakness(es) Starship
Similar to Star Dream Soul OS
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Galactic Nova Nucleus (originally called Heart of Nova) is the second-to-last boss of Milky Way Wishes in the SNES game Kirby Super Star, and its Nintendo DS remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. Before the short level preceding the fight, Kirby is given the Starship ability, and in this fight, he is inside the Galactic NOVA after it has granted Marx's wish. NOVA's heart is in the center of the background, and columns are orbiting around it, with an object in their center. When one of them orbits near his Starship, Kirby must shoot the sphere floating in a gap in the column. The spheres are of several different colors and shapes, and some of them float up and down if the gap is larger than them. When a sphere is destroyed, it will explode and make a much larger gap in the column, and after several are destroyed, the columns will reverse the direction they orbit in so that they come from behind Kirby. They never change their speed aside from when the direction is reversed. The only way to be hurt in this level is by touching one of the spheres, which does very little damage, or by being crushed between the edge of the screen and a column, which is an instant defeat. When Kirby has destroyed all the spheres, NOVA stops dead, and Kirby flies away as the player sees it explode slightly. After the fight, Kirby loses the Starship ability and must fight Marx with his regular ability. Marx is sent flying into the Galactic NOVA upon his defeat, their collision killing them both as NOVA's body explodes.

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.

Kirby approaches the Nucleus using the Starship.