Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Star Allies is a main-series Kirby game for the Nintendo Switch. It was released on March 16, 2018 in Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; on April 26, 2018 in South Korea, making it the first main-series release on a home console since Kirby's Return to Dream Land in 2011. It is a side-scrolling platformer game with three-dimensional visuals that succeeds the Nintendo 3DS titles of Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot in general style, though it takes on its own set of features and attributes. In place of a special power-up or vehicle specifically for Kirby, Kirby Star Allies features extensive multiplayer co-op, allowing Kirby to recruit allies from various on-stage enemies or summon special partners from the Dream Palaces. With the aid of these partners, Kirby can then perform combination moves, including some special transformations that can only be done with a full party of four.
A downloadable demo of Kirby Star Allies was released in the Nintendo eShop on March 1, 2018 in Europe and March 4, 2018 in North America, which features small portions from the first level in the game, and ends after defeating King Dedede.
- 1 Story
- 2 Characters
- 3 Gameplay
- 4 World Map
- 5 Modes
- 6 Copy Abilities
- 7 Friend Abilities
- 8 Enemies
- 9 Friends
- 10 Mid-Bosses
- 11 Bosses
- 12 amiibo
- 13 Voice Credits
- 14 Skits
- 15 Soundtrack
- 16 Update History
- 17 Trivia
- 18 Gallery
- 19 Names in other languages
- 20 External links
- 21 References
Far away, on a distant terminus in outer space, a strange robed figure approaches a giant black crystal heart encased in a glass ball. The wizard-like being then raises an incantation, which causes the heart to shatter, shooting pieces of it all over the galaxy. Many of these pieces fly all the way to Popstar, where they begin raining down on the normally peaceful planet. Meta Knight and King Dedede separately encounter the hearts as they land, and Dedede in particular becomes entranced by them. Meanwhile, Kirby is sleeping beside a hollow hillside, when a separate heart-shaped ray hits his head. This causes him to stir, only to discover that Dedede's Waddle Dees are running toward Castle Dedede with as much food as they can carry, leaving Kirby to presume that Dedede is stealing all the food from Dream Land again. Kirby rushes off toward the castle to put a stop to this. Along the way, Kirby discovers a strange new power within himself that allows him to charm enemies and make them into his friends. With the help of his new allies, Kirby battles his way to Dedede's castle and confronts the king, who up to that point was busy gorging himself on rotten fruit. Dedede immediately attacks, transforming into an overly muscular version of himself in the process. Despite this, Kirby manages to beat him, causing one of the dark hearts to pop out of the King as he reverts to normal. The heart then flies away on its own, prompting Kirby to give chase.
Kirby runs all over Popstar in pursuit of the heart, ultimately bumping into Meta Knight - who is also possessed - who forces a fight. After defeating the masked swordsman and freeing him of his possession, a giant alien fortress embeds itself into Popstar. Kirby and his allies board the hostile base, battling their way to the top. Along the way, they encounter three mage generals; the sisters Francisca, Flamberge, and the head general Zan Partizanne. As Kirby fights them, they make it known that they are in pursuit of the hearts which fell onto Popstar, intent on using them to revive their dark god. When Kirby defeats them, they initiate the fortress's self destruct sequence, in hopes that Kirby will be trapped in the rubble. Instead, Kirby and his allies escape and fly off into outer space. They visit several alien worlds in pursuit of the hearts. In the process, they are forced to fight the Mage-Sisters again, along with other formidable opponents. Eventually, Kirby and his allies make it to the home base of the generals, a space station called Jambandra. They eventually reach the terminus where the same wizard from the intro is attempting to repair the crystal heart by recombining the pieces. Zan Partizanne tries to stop Kirby from interfering, but is defeated.
Upon the defeat of his finest general, the wizard (whose name is revealed as Hyness) turns and faces Kirby himself. After kicking his own general out of the way, Hyness proceeds to deliver a crazed rant at Kirby, blaming his kind for the woes that fell upon him, and reasserting his desire to awaken his dark god. He battles Kirby, but shortly into the fight, his cloak gets knocked off, revealing his true face. From there, he uses the inanimate bodies of the Three Mage-Sisters as projectiles to fight Kirby with, his mad power proving difficult to overcome. Kirby ultimately beats Hyness, but this only forces the cornered officiant to resort to drastic measures. He sacrifices the Mage-Sisters, and then himself by plunging all of them into the heart, mending it completely and causing it to awaken. The dark god forms into a terrible masked giant (named Void Termina), but Kirby uses a special power with his allies in the form of the Star Allies Sparkler to battle it with. The fight is long and hard, but in the process, Kirby and his allies make their way into Void Termina's body and free Hyness and the Mage-Sisters from its grasp. After sustaining massive damage, Void Termina assumes its true form, and the allies battle it one more time. Kirby finishes it off by engaging in a prolonged laser tug-o-war with the dark god, and finishes by summoning all of his allies to attack the beast at once, destroying it utterly. Kirby and his allies escape as Void Termina's death causes the world they were fighting on to shatter. Kirby is knocked out by the debris, but wakes up in outer space along with the allies he had just fought with. Together, they ride a Warp Star back to Popstar, having vanquished yet another great evil from the universe.
Kirby Star Allies is an action platformer, styled after previous games in the main series, greatly resembling Kirby's Return to Dream Land in its art style, but in HD. The central premise of the game revolves around Kirby's ability to toss hearts at enemies to befriend them and turn into allies in the vain of the Helpers from Kirby Super Star (Ultra). Collecting certain friends will allow Kirby to solve various puzzles, and perform combo attacks called Friend Abilities. These attacks include combining Copy Abilities, as well as performing special moves with the friends. Once Friends are acquired, they can either be controlled by the CPU, or controlled by additional players. In the stages, Kirby and his friends can collect Picture Pieces. These serve as optional collectable items which are used to complete Celebration Pictures.
The main Story Mode has Kirby and his friends traversing four main areas (with a fifth being a final boss level) and visiting stages in each area, unlocking them by clearing them in succession. Optional extra stages can also be unlocked by finding and pressing Big Switches in certain stages. These switches also unlock the Dream Palaces in each level, where Kirby can recruit the special Dream Friends if he so wishes.
There are two control types to choose in the Control Options. Type A is the default one, and Type B resembles the control in Kirby Super Star.
If using a single Joy-Con, it must be placed horizontally: only the stick does the move control, the four round buttons (→/↓/↑/←) become A/B/X/Y respectively, and SL and SR function as L/R/ZL/ZR (L/R does nothing if using a single Joy-Con).
|General control (facing right)|
|Control||Type A||Type B||Notes|
|Move||L-Stick or Direction Buttons||L-Stick or Direction Buttons|
|Dash||Quickly tilt L-Stick, or quickly → →,
or press and hold L-Stick then →
|Quickly tilt L-Stick, or quickly → →,
or press and hold L-Stick then →
|Quick Fall||↓↓ in midair||↓↓ in midair|
|Slide||↓ + A||↓ + B|
|Throw Friend Heart||X||X||If used by 2P-4P, they will be replaced by the befriended character.|
|Unfriend / Drop Ability||Press and hold Y, or press -||Press and hold A, or press -||If using a single Joy-Con, ZL/ZR functions as "press -".|
|Call upon Friend Abilities||↑||↑|
|Dodge||L/R/ZL/ZR + any direction||L/R/ZL/ZR + any direction|
|Air Dodge||L/R/ZL/ZR in midair||L/R/ZL/ZR in midair|
|Ride Piggyback||Jump on top of friend + ↓||Jump on top of friend + ↓|
|Control Piggyback||Piggyback on CPU||Piggyback on CPU|
|Dismount||During piggyback, press and hold ↑/Y||During piggyback, press and hold ↑/A||Requires more time to dismount with ↑.|
|Team Attack||During piggyback, press and hold L/R/ZL/ZR
then release at same time with friends
|During piggyback, press and hold L/R/ZL/ZR
then release at same time with friends
|Multiplayer only. Does not work with CPU.|
|Select a Friend to Part With||L/R/ZR + Y||L/R/ZR + A||The game pauses during this. For some reason, ZL does not work with this.|
|Pause||+||+||If using the left Joy-Con, - also functions as Pause.|
The Story Mode features a 3-dimensional world map, with Kirby controlled using the Control Stick or the directional buttons in World of Peace - Dream Land and Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion. In World of Miracles - Planet Popstar and Far-Flung Starlight Heroes, Kirby and friends are on a Warp Star instead, but are still controlled with the Control Stick or directional buttons. Both World of Peace - Dream Land and Far-Flung Starlight Heroes have collectible Point Stars on the map. Far-Flung Starlight Heroes is the only area in this game in which the player can control the camera themselves using the right Control Stick.
- Story Mode - The main game, where the player plays as Kirby.
- Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! - An Extra Game unlocked after Story Mode is completed, which consists of a time attack run through the main game levels as a Friend or Dream Friend other than Kirby himself. However, this mode could have been played with Kirby using a glitch prior to Ver.3.0.0.
- The Ultimate Choice - A Boss Endurance mode similar to The Arena with eight difficulty levels and a scoring mechanic.
- Heroes in Another Dimension - A challenge mode unlocked after Story Mode is completed. Kirby and the allies set off for a new adventure in Another Dimension.
- Chop Champs - A Sub-Game where Kirbys compete to log down trees as quickly as possible while avoiding caterpillars and Gordos at the same time.
- Star Slam Heroes - A Sub-Game where Kirbys have to hit an asteroid with a baseball bat as far as they can.
- Theater Room - Where the player can watch the movies from the cutscenes. Unlocked after watching the opening movie in Story Mode.
- Jukebox - (サウンドルーム Sound Room in the Japanese version) Where the player can listen to the game music. Unlocked after Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! is completed. When a soundtrack is playing, the musical notes will change the color to indicate its composer, which was first used in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot:
Levels & Stages
Kirby Star Allies features a total of 40 stages in the Story Mode, not counting the Ability Planet or the final boss level. Additionally, the Heroes in Another Dimension mode contains another 5 stages of extended length.
|Levels in Story Mode|
|Level 1||World of Peace - Dream Land||6||A false credits sequence plays after this level is completed for the first time.|
|Level 2||World of Miracles - Planet Popstar||7||*Meta Knight||The first letter of each stage name (excluding the Dream Palace), when visited in order, spell out the word 'FRIENDS'.|
|Level 3||Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion||9|
|Level 4||Far-Flung Starlight Heroes||18||The first six planets can be played in any order. The Ability Planet and Extra Planet δ are unlocked after the game is completed.|
|Level 5||Kirby Star Allies||0||Void Termina||Accessed by completing The Divine Terminus stage in Level 4.|
|Each level (except Level 5) also has an unlockable Dream Palace.|
|Levels in Heroes in Another Dimension|
|Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension I||Parallel Woods||30|
|Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension II||Parallel Twin Kracko and Parallel Big Kracko||30|
|Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension III||Parallel Meta Knight||30|
|Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension IV||Parallel Dedede||30|
|Heroes in Another Dimension - Final Dimension||Corrupt Hyness and The Three Mage-Sisters||0 (result of all Hearts that the player has collected)|
Unlike in previous Kirby games, the first letters of this game's five levels won't spell out something, however the first letters of every stage in World of Miracles: Planet Popstar does form a word. When the stages are followed in clockwise order and the Dream Palace is excluded, the first letters spell out the word "FRIENDS".
- In the Spanish version, it spells out "AMISTAD" (friendship).
- In the French version, it spells out "COPAINS" (friends).
- In the Dutch version, it spells out "STERREN" (stars).
- In the German version, it spells out "FSIENDR". It doesn't mean anything, but note that it would spell "FRIENDS" if the S and R were swapped around.
- In the Italian version, it spells out "AMICONI" (buddies).
- In the Chinese version, it spells out "卡比与新星同盟 (simplified) / 卡比與新星同盟 (traditional)" (Kirby and Star Allies).
On occasion, these cameo characters/objects/places appear on the world map's background. (Requires clearing Story Mode.)
- World of Peace - Dream Land: Dyna Blade, the Butterfly
- World of Miracles - Planet Popstar: Dragoon (Version 3.0.0 onward)
- Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion: Shadow Kirby (from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror) on his Warp Star (Version 4.0.0 onward)
- Far-Flung Starlight Heroes: Ripple Star, Planet Halfmoon, Lor Starcutter, the pocket watch of Galactic Nova / Star Dream
100% completion Requirements
The following are the percentage gains toward 100% completion for each task in Kirby Star Allies:
|Level 1: World of Peace - Dream Land||
|Level 2: World of Miracles - Planet Popstar||
|Level 3: Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion||
|Level 4: Far-Flung Starlight Heroes||
|Level 5: Kirby Star Allies||
|Activate Big Switches||
|Collect Rare Picture Pieces||
|The Ultimate Choice|
|Clear any difficulty between 1-5||1%|
|Clear any difficulty between 6-7||1%|
|Clear Secret difficulty||2%|
|Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!|
|Clear Level 1||2%|
|Clear Level 2||2%|
|Clear Level 3||2%|
|Clear Level 4||2%|
|Clear Level 5||7%|
|Chop Amateur||Completion is required to unlock Chop Chief and Chop Champion||None|
|Chop Champion||Ranked 3rd or higher||3%|
|Star Slam Heroes|
|Town Crisis||Completion is required to unlock Country Crisis and World Crisis||None|
|World Crisis||Ranked 3rd or higher||3%|
As of Version 4.0.0, additional requirements may be met after completing the game 100% to "crown" the save file. To do this, Heroes in Another Dimension must be completed with all 120 Friend Hearts, and The Ultimate Choice must be completed on Soul Melter EX difficulty.
Kirby Star Allies features four new copy abilities and 24 returning ones. Almost every ability has a Friend associated with it, and can also be used to a greater or lesser degree with Friend Abilities. The following table focuses specifically on the abilities as used by Kirby:
|Copy Abilities in Kirby Star Allies|
|Ability||Icon||Provider(s)||Power Effect(s)/Friend Abilities||Description||Notes|
|Artist||Vividria||Still Life, Rock Painter||Kirby gains a big paint brush, which he can use to swipe at enemies and paint magical paintings to attack foes with, in addition to other artsy attacks.||Acts as both an unlimited use ability, and can be exhausted by using the 'Painbrush' move.|
|Festival||Don Puffle, Yggy Woods' golden cherries.||Festival Dance||Kirby and any of his allies will initiate a dance which defeats all enemies on screen and replaces them with Point Stars or Food items.||Limited-use ability, similar to Crash. Has no Friend associated with it.|
|Spider||Como||Friend Bounce||Kirby gains the ability to sling webs, encasing enemies in silk sacs that can be kicked away.||Webbed enemies act similar to enemies frozen by Ice.|
|Staff||Jammerjab||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby gains an extendable staff which can strike through walls and be used as a pogo stick. Can be used underwater.|
|Beam||Waddle Doo, orange Recoil Stars||Zap Splasher, provides Zap||Kirby can fire magical projectiles such as a beam whip and spherical beam blasts.|
|Beetle||Beetley||Friend Throw||Kirby gains a beetle's horn and wings which can be used to strike and grab foes.|
|Bomb||Poppy Bros. Jr., black Recoil Stars||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby gains the ability to prep and toss bombs at opponents.|
|Cleaning||Broom Hatter||Friend Super-Vac, Curling, Rising Sizzler, can provide Splash and Bluster||Kirby gains a broomstick and other cleaning implements which can sweep away enemies and leaf piles and douse flames.||Heavily re-worked from its Kirby's Dream Land 3 appearance. Given a hat.|
|Cook||Chef Kawasaki||Cook Potluck & Supper Party||Kirby can conjure a cooking pot and boil his enemies to turn them into Food items.||Limited-use ability, except when used by Chef Kawasaki.|
|Crash||Bomber||Crash Rush||Kirby can cause a massive explosion which defeats all foes on screen.||Limited-use ability. Has no Friend associated with it.|
|Cutter||Sir Kibble||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby can toss bladed boomerangs which return to him. They can be steered slightly.|
|ESP||NESP, purple Recoil Stars||Geokinesis, Zap Splasher, can provide Zap||Kirby gains the ability to teleport and direct energy blasts with his mind.|
|Fighter||Knuckle Joe||Friend Throw||Kirby gains access to a large array of martial-arts-based moves and can throw energy blasts from his hands.|
|Fire||Burning Leo, Shield Enemy (Sizzle), red Recoil Stars, Whispy Woods' (and related) fire apples||Rising Sizzler, can provide Sizzle||Kirby can breathe fire and transform into a fireball.|
|Hammer||Bonkers||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby gains a powerful mallet that can pulverize foes and pound Posts. Can be used underwater.||Hammer Flip's function has been changed.|
|Ice||Chilly, Mr. Frosty, Shield Enemy (Blizzard), blue Recoil Stars||Icicle Lance, Curling, can provide Blizzard||Kirby can freeze enemies with his icy breath or conjure a freezing aura. He can encase himself in ice for protection.|
|Mike||Walky||Fatal Chorus||Kirby can shout up to three times at enemies to defeat them using deafening sound waves.||Limited-use ability. Has no Friend associated with it.|
|Ninja||Bio Spark||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby gains access to a large array of ninja-based weapons and techniques.|
|Parasol||Parasol Waddle Dee||Chumbrella, Curling, can provide Splash||Kirby gains a parasol which can be used to attack, defend, or gently glide downward. Can be used underwater.|
|Plasma||Plugg, green Recoil Stars||Zap Splasher, Thundersplash, can provide Zap||Kirby gains the ability to generate and fire various electric waves and projectiles.||Reworked and given a Spark barrier.|
|Sleep||Noddy||Friend Wake-Up Call||Kirby falls asleep for a brief moment and cannot do anything unless attacked.||Limited-duration ability. Has no Friend associated with it.|
|Stone||Rocky, brown Recoil Stars||Curling, Geokinesis, Rock Painter||Kirby can transform into a stone and slide down slopes, or strike with a huge stone fist.|
|Suplex||Bugzzy||Friend Throw||Kirby can grab opponents and toss them or slam them into the ground.||Hat appearance has changed somewhat.|
|Sword||Blade Knight||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby gains a sword and a large number of powerful sword techniques. Can be used underwater.|
|Water||Driblee, Floaty the Cell Core, indigo Recoil Stars||Curling, Zap Splasher, Thundersplash, Icicle Lance, can provide Splash||Kirby can ride waves of water and shoot water to defeat opponents and douse flames. Enhances his Water Gun.|
|Whip||Wester||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby gains a whip which can be used to strike enemies and grab items through walls.|
|Wing||Birdon, cyan Recoil Stars||Rising Sizzler, Curling, can provide Bluster||Kirby gains a pair of wings and can attack using divebombs and feathers.|
|Yo-Yo||Gim||Can receive a Power Effect||Kirby gains a yo-yo which can be used to attack with several different tricks. It can also strike through walls.||Hat appearance has changed slightly.|
In addition to standard Copy Abilities, Kirby and his Friends can combine their powers together to create combinations. This can be done in a number of different ways, as illustrated in the sections below.
- Main article: Power Effect
Elemental enhancements can be applied to neutral-type Copy Abilities (typically those that resemble weapons). To do this, the weapon holder must raise their weapon, then the element wielder must use an elemental attack on the ally's weapon to imbue it. There are five power effects in total, as follows:
- Blizzard - provided by ice-based attacks
- Bluster - provided by wind-based attacks
- Sizzle - provided by fire-based attacks
- Splash - provided by water-based attacks
- Zap - provided by electric-based attacks
Friend Combo Attacks
In addition to the above, there are special one-time moves which the Star Allies can perform by combining specific abilities together, or by simply having the allies involved. These abilities are as follows:
- Chumbrella (Parasol)
- Cook Potluck (Cook + one or more Friends)
- Supper Party (fully charged version of previous)
- Crash Rush (Crash + one or more Friends)
- Curling (Stone/Rick & Kine & Coo/Gooey + element)
- Fatal Chorus (Mike + one or more Friends)
- Festival Dance (Festival + one or more Friends)
- Friend Bounce (Spider/Taranza + one or more Friends; can be used solo as well)
- Friend Super-Vac (Cleaning + one or more Friends; can be used solo to suck up enemies as well)
- Friend Throw (Beetle/Fighter/Suplex/Gooey + one Friend)
- Friend Wake-Up Call (Sleep + one Friend)
- Geokinesis (ESP + Stone/Rick & Kine & Coo/Gooey)
- Icicle Lance (Water + Blizzard)
- Rising Sizzler (Fire + Bluster)
- Rock Painter (Stone/Rick & Kine & Coo/Gooey + Artist/Adeleine & Ribbon)
- Still Life (Artist)
- Al Fresco (Adeleine & Ribbon's version)
- Summon Lor (Magolor + one or more Friends)
- Thundersplash (Plasma + Splash)
- Zap Splasher (Water + Zap)
Finally, there are five special formations which can only be used by finding a Friend Platform at various points in stages. These require four allies of any type to activate, and are as follows:
- Friend Bridge
- Friend Train
- Friend Circle
- Friend Star
- Star Allies Sparkler (used only during final boss battle)
- Anger Masker
- Don Puffle
- Electro Saw
- Floaty the Cell Core
- Shield Enemy*
*Names are based on internal game data.
- Bio Spark
- Blade Knight
- Bronto Burt
- Broom Hatter (now providing the Cleaning ability)
- Burning Leo
- Como (now providing the Spider ability)
- Knuckle Joe
- Parasol Waddle Dee
- Plugg (now providing the Plasma ability)
- Poppy Bros. Jr.
- Puppet Dee
- Sir Kibble
- Two Face
- Waddle Dee
- Waddle Doo
Standard friends can be recruited by tossing Friend Hearts at them in the stages where they appear. There are also special friends (referred to as Dream Friends) who can be obtained by visiting a Dream Palace. Dream Friends are special characters with their own unique move-sets.
|Standard Friends in Kirby Star Allies|
|Bonkers||Hammer||Parasol Waddle Dee||Parasol|
|Bugzzy||Suplex||Poppy Bros. Jr.||Bomb|
|Chef Kawasaki||Cook||Sir Kibble||Cutter|
|Dream Friends in Kirby Star Allies|
|Base game||Bandana Waddle Dee||Kirby Super Star Ultra||Available from start.|
|Base game||King Dedede||Kirby's Dream Land||Unlocked after defeating him as a boss in Story Mode.|
|Base game||Meta Knight||Kirby's Adventure||Unlocked after defeating him as a boss in Story Mode.|
|Wave 1 (Ver. 2.0.0)||Rick & Kine & Coo||Kirby's Dream Land 2||Available from start. Three different characters rolled into one slot who 'transform' into each-other.|
|Wave 1 (Ver. 2.0.0)||Marx||Kirby Super Star||Available from start.|
|Wave 1 (Ver. 2.0.0)||Gooey||Kirby's Dream Land 3||Available from start.|
|Wave 2 (Ver. 3.0.0)||Adeleine & Ribbon||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Unlocked after clearing Clash at Castle Dedede in Story Mode. Duo character who act as one.|
|Wave 2 (Ver. 3.0.0)||Dark Meta Knight||Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Unlocked after clearing Clash at Castle Dedede in Story Mode.|
|Wave 2 (Ver. 3.0.0)||Daroach||Kirby: Squeak Squad||Unlocked after clearing Clash at Castle Dedede in Story Mode.|
|Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0)||Magolor||Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Unlocked after clearing Sacred Square in Story Mode.|
|Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0)||Taranza||Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Unlocked after clearing Sacred Square in Story Mode.|
|Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0)||Susie||Kirby: Planet Robobot||Unlocked after clearing Sacred Square in Story Mode.|
|Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0)||The Three Mage-Sisters||Kirby Star Allies||Unlocked once Heroes in Another Dimension is cleared with the Happy Ending. Tag-team trio who can swap out at will.|
A snapshot of the Dream Friends from Wave 1 who were added in Version 2.0.0 on March 28th, 2018.
A snapshot of the Dream Friends from Wave 2 who were added in Version 3.0.0 on July 27th, 2018
A snapshot of the Dream Friends from Wave 3 who were added in Version 4.0.0 on November 30th, 2018
|Mid-Bosses in Kirby Star Allies|
|Big Bouncy||None||This obscure enemy appears only twice in the game, and even then, only outside of Story Mode. It resembles the giant Bouncy from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards in how it operates, not posing a direct threat to Kirby and his friends, bouncing in place and requiring many hits to defeat, while smaller Bouncies spawn while the big one is still alive.|
|Bonkers||Hammer||This powerful mallet-wielding simian returns once more to do battle with Kirby. His moves are largely the same as before, though when defeated, he can be recruited as a Friend.|
|Bugzzy||Suplex||The original Beetle-like wrestler appears for the first time in 3-D. His moves are largely the same as before, though he also gains the ability to dive at Kirby from the sky, as well as use the Pinpoint Kick. He can become an ally once defeated.|
|Chef Kawasaki||Cook||This infamous chef returns for the first time in 3-D. His attacks include throwing dishes, spinning through the air, and grabbing Kirby with his ladle to cook him up. He can be recruited as an ally once defeated.|
|Mr. Frosty||Ice||The walrus in overalls strikes again, this time focusing more heavily on his charging attacks and acrobatics. Unlike the others, he cannot be made into an ally, being replaced by Chilly if he is hit by a Friend Heart once downed.|
|Vividria||Artist||The only newcomer of the bunch, this paintbrush-haired lass can float around the battlefield, and attacks by swiping with her hair, spraying paint around, and painting things to attack Kirby with. She can be made into an ally once defeated.|
- Whispy Woods
- King Dedede
- Meta Knight
- Pon & Con
- Zan Partizanne
- Yggy Woods
- Goldon & Silvox
- Grand Mam
- Kracko → Twin Kracko
- Void Termina
- All bosses from Story Mode (except for Grand Mam and Void Termina)
- Galacta Knight → Morpho Knight
- Morpho Knight EX
- Parallel Woods
- Parallel Twin Kracko → Parallel Big Kracko
- Parallel Meta Knight
- Parallel Dedede
- Corrupt Hyness
- The Three Mage-Sisters
- All bosses from previous modes (except for Grand Mam)
- Void Soul (Soul Melter only)
- Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds → Void (Soul Melter EX only)
Kirby Star Allies is compatible with amiibo. Scanning in a Kirby series amiibo (or a Qbby amiibo) during main gameplay will grant Kirby with a number of items, including Food and some Picture Pieces. Scanning in any other amiibo figurine will also grant items, but not as many.
|amiibo Item list in Kirby Star Allies|
Kirby Star Allies has more credited voices than any prior game in the series. They are as follows:
- Makiko Ohmoto - voice of Kirby & Susie
- Reina Ueda - voice of Francisca
- Rie Takahashi - voice of Flamberge
- Ryōka Yuzuki - voice of Zan Partizanne
- Shigeru Chiba - voice of Hyness
- Main article: Skit
There are a series of short animations (called skits in the Nintendo Switch News Channel article) featuring Kirby, Friend Helpers and Dream Friends, which are performed in the title, file select and mode select menus.
- Main article: Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack
A six-CD set of the original soundtrack was released on February 14th, 2019 in Japan only.
- Main article: Kirby Star Allies/Update History
Kirby Star Allies has been updated from Version 1.0.0 to 4.0.0. See the main article for the changes in each update.
- The original codename for Kirby Star Allies is 'Eclair'.
- This is the first game in the Kirby series to have an official release with Chinese text.
- The Cleaning ability returns in this title, after a 21 year long absence. This also marks the first 3-D appearance of the Yo-Yo, Plasma and Suplex abilities.
- This game marked the return of Two Face as a common enemy, who hadn't been seen since Kirby's Dream Land.
- With the inclusion of Dream Friends, this marks the first time that Marx, Dark Meta Knight, Daroach, Magolor, Taranza and Susie are playable in the series.
- Friends are able to bear different color schemes depending on their player number, like Sir Kibble in green armor. In addition, the Friends wear Kirby-style hats appropriate to their ability once they've been recruited.
- The Warp Star doesn't appear inside any stage of Kirby Star Allies. Rather, it appears on the world maps for Kirby to take rides between stages.
- In Kirby Star Allies, the current lives and Point Stars of Kirby in Story Mode are automatically saved even if the game is closed, similar to Kirby's Dream Land 2. If Kirby's life counter is maxed (999 lives left), the life icon will become crowned.
- In Japanese, アライズ is a pun on allies and arise.
- In Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! (Version 4.0.0) and Heroes in Another Dimension, Dream Friends have their signature symbols on the loading screens.
- The main Japanese website of Kirby Star Allies has been involved in parodies by Waddle Dee 25th Anniversary in 2018 and Square Kirby in 2019 as part of official April Fools' Day pranks.
- Main article: Kirby Star Allies/gallery
Names in other languages
Hoshi no Kābii: Sutā Araizu
|Kirby of the Stars: Star Allies|
xīng zhī kǎ bǐ: xīn xīng tóng méng
|Kirby of the Stars: Star Allies|
|Dutch||Kirby Star Allies||Kirby Star Allies|
|French||Kirby Star Allies||Kirby Star Allies|
|German||Kirby Star Allies||Kirby Star Allies|
|Italian||Kirby Star Allies||Kirby Star Allies|
|Korean||별의 커비 스타 얼라이즈
Byeorui Keobi Seuta Eollaijeu
|Kirby of the Stars: Star Allies|
|Spanish||Kirby Star Allies||Kirby Star Allies|
- Official Japanese website
- Official North American website
- Official European (UK) website
- Official Hong Kong website
- Official Taiwan website
- Kirby Star Allies on Kirby Informer