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Galactic Nova Nucleus

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Galactic Nova Nucleus
NOVA Nucleus 2.png
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 (Phase 4)
Theme music

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

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Galactic Nova Nucleus (originally called the 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 engages each of them in an auto-scrolling fight. 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. Notably, the nature of the scrolling screen changes depending on how many pillar shapes have been destroyed: Destroying two causes the screen to scroll faster, destroying four makes it scroll faster still, and destroying five makes the screen scroll backward after a brief slowdown.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギャラクティック・ノヴァ
Gyarakutikku Nova
Galactic Nova
French Cœur de NOVA Nova's Heart
German Komet NOVAs Kern Comet NOVA's Core
Italian Nucleo di Nova Galattica Galactic Nova's Nucleus
Korean 갤럭틱 노바
gaelleogtig noba
Galactic Nova
Spanish Núcleo del Cometa Nova Comet Nova's Nucleus