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Helper to Hero

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Helper to Hero
KSSU Helper to Hero Title Screen.png
Title screen for Helper to Hero.
Type(s) Boss Endurance
Levels 13
Players 1-2
Appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Comparable to The Arena
The Ultimate Choice
Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!
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Kirby's not the only hero! Helpers can be heroes, too! We'll prove it in an all-star battle!
— Menu caption from Kirby Super Star Ultra

Helper to Hero is one of the Sub-Games that exclusively appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is unlocked by beating at least 13 bosses in The Arena.


In this game, the player does not control Kirby, but may instead choose from one of the game's numerous helpers to play as, including the Meta Knightmare Ultra exclusive Sword Knight. These differently colored helpers take on the bosses, much like The Arena, the final boss being Wham Bam Jewel. Unlike the Arena, however, the bosses in Helper to Hero are fought in a set order. Another difference is that the player's character is only provided with three Maxim Tomatoes and three tomatoes. There is also a mode in Helper to Hero in which a CPU-controlled version of the same helper aids the player's character. Helper to Hero only needs to be finished with one helper to achieve 100% completion on a save file, but if the mode is completed by all of the helpers, the player is given multiple rewards: a unique screen that says "You became a hero!", a crown on the Helper to Hero option in the Corkboard, and a secret movie in the Theater.

Helper Selection[edit]

The Selection screen, showing every Helper available.

The player can choose between the following Helpers to play as. Each is based off a different Copy Ability, though some are differentiated further:

Each Helper has a different color scheme to the standard enemies they are based off. Each one also has separate records.

Helpers have more health in Helper to Hero than other modes. A tomato restores 12 HP. The first time player 2 is defeated, they are revived with half HP in the rest area; from the second time onward, they are revived with quarter HP (rounded down to zero decimal places).

Helper HP in Kirby Super Star Ultra
(Reference: Kirby=76, Meta Knight=50)
Rank Helper Helper to Hero Others
1 90 72
2 82 64
3 80 62
4 76 58
5 72 54
6 65 47

Boss Order[edit]

Several bosses are the alternative color variants from Milky Way Wishes (noted as alt.) whose health is multiplied by 1.15. The alternative color variant of Computer Virus is exclusive to Helper to Hero and not fought in other modes. Each boss' icon on the touch screen features a different helper.

Bosses in Helper to Hero
Name Image HP HP (2P) Helper in icon Note
Whispy Woods KSSU Whispy Woods Helper to Hero Icon.png 190 247 Parasol Waddle Dee
Mid-Boss All Stars 1 KSSU Mid-Boss All Stars 1 Helper to Hero Icon.png 420
Burning Leo Consists of Chef Kawasaki, Bonkers, and Bugzzy.
Kracko (alt.) KSSU Kracko Helper to Hero Icon.png 195 253 Capsule J2
King Dedede KSSU King Dedede Helper to Hero Icon.png 220 286 Bonkers
Dyna Blade KSSU Dyna Blade Helper to Hero Icon.png 230 299 Birdon
Fatty Whale (alt.) KSSU Fatty Whale Helper to Hero Icon.png 264 343 Wheelie
Chameleo Arm (alt.) KSSU Chameleo Arm Helper to Hero Icon.png 241 313 Tac
Mid-Boss All Stars 2 KSSU Mid-Boss All Stars 2 Helper to Hero Icon.png 460
Waddle Doo Consists of Poppy Bros. Sr., Mr. Frosty, Iron Mam, and Jukid.
Twin Woods (alt.) KSSU Twin Woods Helper to Hero Icon.png 147 each 191 each Sir Kibble
Heavy Lobster (alt.) KSSU Heavy Lobster Helper to Hero Icon.png 316 410 Gim
Computer Virus (alt.) KSSU Computer Virus Helper to Hero Icon.png 586
Simirror Consists of Magician, Evil Knight, and Great Dragon.
Meta Knight KSSU Meta Knight Helper to Hero Icon.png 270 351 Blade Knight
Wham Bam Rock (alt.) KSSU Wham Bam Jewel obscured Helper to Hero Icon.png 258 335 Knuckle Joe
Wham Bam Jewel KSSU Wham Bam Jewel Helper to Hero Icon.png 337 438 Fought directly after Wham Bam Rock.

Several bosses from The Arena are skipped in Helper to Hero — namely, Lololo & Lalala, Main Cannon #2, Reactor, Waddle Dee, and Marx. Galactic Nova Nucleus is also skipped, but this is likely due to it requiring the Starship to fight.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘルパーマスターへの道
Herupā Masutā he no Michi
The Road to Become a Helper Master
French L'Heure de Gloire Hour of Glory
German Helfer als Helden Helpers as Heroes
Italian Da Aiutante a Eroe From Helper to Hero
Korean 헬퍼 마스터의 길
helpeo maseuteo-ui gil
The Road to Become a Helper Master
Spanish De Ayudante a Héroe From Helper to Hero

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