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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!
Theme music

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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 2P 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.

Helper to Hero - boss HP
Order Boss 1-Player 2-Player Helper in icon
1 Whispy Woods 190 247 Parasol Waddle Dee
(Mid-Boss All Stars 1)
Chef Kawasaki 100 Burning Leo
Bonkers 160
Bugzzy 160
3 Kracko (alt.) 195 253 Capsule J2
4 King Dedede 220 286 Bonkers
5 Dyna Blade 230 299 Birdon
6 Fatty Whale (alt.) 264 343 Wheelie
7 Chameleo Arm (alt.) 241 313 Tac
(Mid-Boss All Stars 2)
Poppy Bros. Sr. 80 Waddle Doo
Mr. Frosty 110
Iron Mam 140
Jukid 130
9 Twin Woods (alt.) 147 each 191 each Sir Kibble
10 Heavy Lobster (alt.) 316 410 Gim
Computer Virus (alt.)
Magician 92 119 Simirror
Evil Knight 207 269
Great Dragon 287 373
12 Meta Knight 270 351 Blade Knight
13 Wham Bam Rock (alt.) 258 335 Knuckle Joe
Wham Bam Jewel 337 438

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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