Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Super Star Ultra is a main-series Kirby game for the Nintendo DS. It is a remake of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System game Kirby Super Star with updated graphics and new features. It was released in late 2008 but did not see a release in Europe until a year later, in 2009. It was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.
Kirby Super Star Ultra features all of the content from the original game, including the original six main game modes and the original three Sub-Games. From here, the remake adds a new main game, six sub-games, new multiplayer features, and replaces many of the original cut-scenes with pre-rendered ones in 3D FMV. The game also features updated visuals, updated descriptions and dialogue, and new enemies, Mid-Bosses and Bosses encountered mainly in the new game modes. Many other changes, particularly to the user interface, were made to accommodate the hardware of the Nintendo DS, and many areas of the game support the use of the DS stylus.
Kirby Super Star Ultra is a side-scrolling two-dimensional platforming game. The difficulty varies with the stage selected, helper used, and level of completion targeted. Kirby begins each stage from a starting point, and his goal is to reach the exit of the stage. Occasionally, stages are ended with a Boss battle, and few stages are time-limited. Other gameplay elements include Kirby's health meter, obstacles along the way (enemies and environmental), unlockable bonus content, and health replenishing or power-up foods such as the Maxim Tomato.
Initially, only the Spring Breeze main game is available on the corkboard, but as the player progresses through the game, more games will be unlocked, including eventually the original sub-games from Kirby Super Star. Each main game's setting and structure are unique to itself, are generally short, and feature their own plot.
Kirby Super Star Ultra has support for multiplayer, both with its main games and the newly implemented sub-games. There is a 2-Player Adventure mode where the player and a friend can cooperatively play in one of the main games, which includes racing each other in Gourmet Race; this requires that both players own a copy of the game. There are also two DS Download Play options that allow for multiplayer with only one cartridge: Group Sub-Games and 2-P Spring Breeze. The former mode allows for 2-4 players to compete in one of the three newly-added Sub-Games. The latter mode, which is similar to 2-P Adventure, allows for two players to cooperate in Spring Breeze, except that the second player can only look at the first player's DS screen.
There are several minor gameplay differences from the original Kirby Super Star, with the most obvious difference being the updated graphical style and gameplay engine, which effectively makes Ultra an entirely new game. The controls were altered to be consistent with Kirby: Squeak Squad, which in turn was based upon the control scheme established by Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. As a relatively small but still noteworthy change, Kirby can now discard his current ability as an Ability Star by pressing Select. To take advantage of the Nintendo DS's two screens, many user interface elements (such as the health meters, dialogue in Revenge of Meta Knight, and the Copy Essences Deluxe in Milky Way Wishes) were moved to the bottom screen, while the top screen contains the core gameplay.
The game's music was remixed with the Nintendo DS sound chip—it largely sounds the same as the SNES soundtrack, but slightly more compressed. The cutscenes and intro/outro reels are pre-rendered via the Actimagine Video Codec. Once a cutscene is viewed, it can be rewatched from the newly-added Theater.
Kirby Super Star Ultra contains seven main game modes, each completely separate from each-other and acting as if they were entirely separate games, but all sharing the same fundamental gameplay and assets, as well as being connected plot-wise in most cases. These games are unlocked one-after-the-other as previous ones are completed:
|1 Star||All of the food in peaceful Dream Land has been stolen! This must be the work of King Dedede!
This game is easy fun! It's simple enough for new players to enjoy.
|King Dedede and his goons have stolen all the food from Dream Land, prompting Kirby to go and get it back from them.||Whispy Woods
Lololo & Lalala
|Available at start||This game is a truncated version of Kirby's Dream Land.|
|2 Stars||King Dedede challenged Kirby to see who's the hungriest gourmet! Who will reach the goal first? Speed up to eat, eat to win!
You can eat and run for the goal versus a friend as well!
|Kirby and King Dedede compete in three races while also grabbing Food along the way.||None||Complete Spring Breeze||This game is a test of speed and accuracy, with the goal being to win by both reaching the end of the tracks first and/or collecting the most food. Clearing this game is not required.|
|3 Stars||Dyna Blade has disrupted the crops. There must be a reason. But first this has to stop!
Five stages of adventure await. Perfect your copy and Helper skills!
|Dyna Blade is disrupting Dream Land's crops, and Kirby is tasked with finding out why.||Dyna Blade||Complete Spring Breeze||This game features an overworld map and secret areas to discover.|
The Great Cave Offensive
|4 Stars||Kirby finds himself lost in a deep cave full of peril... and treasure!
Find all 60 treasures and get out safely!
|Kirby stumbles into a massive cavernous region. He will need to find his way out while nabbing the Treasures along the way.||Fatty Whale
Wham Bam Rock
|Complete Spring Breeze||This game-mode features a more open map with the ability to freely move back and forth between the different areas. Unlike other modes, the game does not automatically save: Kirby must instead find Rest Areas to save his progress. There are a total of 60 treasures to collect, though actually collecting them is not necessary to complete the game.|
Revenge of Meta Knight
|4 Stars||The masked swordsman Meta Knight disrupted the peace of Dream Land! Take down his airship, the Halberd!
Face daunting timed challenges and overcome close scrapes!
|Meta Knight and his crew are seeking to take over Dream Land using their new toy—the Battleship Halberd. Kirby must stop them by bringing down their ship.||Whispy Woods
|Complete Dyna Blade and The Great Cave Offensive||This game has a chapter-based progression and a time limit on each stage, and Kirby will be defeated if he runs out of time. Additionally, this game features a real-time dialogue exchange between the Halberd crew members as they try to repulse Kirby from the ship.|
Milky Way Wishes
|5 Stars||The moon and the sun are fighting and you must settle it! Help us, comet at galaxy's end!
Collect Copy Essences Deluxe to use Copy Abilities anytime!
|The sun and moon over Popstar are fighting. A strange jester-like creature named Marx tasks Kirby to find the stars from each Fountain of Dreams across the galaxy and summon Nova to fix the situation.||Twin Woods
Wham Bam Rock
|Complete Revenge of Meta Knight||This game does not allow Kirby to gain copy abilities from enemies under normal circumstances, and instead tasks him with finding Copy Essences Deluxe in order to freely switch between abilities at any time. Stages are selected from an outer-space map and most can be visited in any order. Completing this game triggers the staff credits.|
Revenge of the King
|5 Stars||King Dedede demands revenge! Will he finally reign victorious over his age-old nemesis?!
King Dedede wants revenge! Careful, he's serious this time!
|King Dedede and his crew are seeking for revenge on Kirby by calling forth an army of powerful creatures to his side in preparation to do battle with him. Kirby must stop the king once and for all.||Whispy's Revenge
Lololo & Lalala's Revenge
|Complete Milky Way Wishes||Exclusive to Kirby Super Star Ultra. Plays like a much harder version of Spring Breeze with additional sections and new enemies.|
These are smaller games with fundamentally different gameplay to that of the main game modes:
Bold games are exclusive to Kirby Super Star Ultra.
|Kirby Card Swipe||A brand new sub-game that is similar to Samurai Kirby. Multiple cards with pictures of enemies on them appear on the bottom screen, and one of them appears on the top screen. The card that matches the card on the top must be tapped to win, and this must be completed three times.|
|Kirby on the Draw||This simple western-styled game makes Kirby shoot targets that have pictures of his enemies.|
|Snack Tracks||In this sub-game, Kirby is on a conveyor belt covered in food, bugs, bombs and rocks. The player must tap the obstacles off the conveyor belt but not food.|
|Samurai Kirby||An unlockable nostalgic sub-game that was directly ported from the original. Ninja Kirby faces off against an enemy and the player must press a button whenever a "!" appears on-screen. If the enemy attacks before a button is pressed, Kirby is defeated. The enemies are always fought in order from: Waddle Doo, Wheelie, Chef Kawasaki, King Dedede, and Meta Knight.|
|Megaton Punch||Another unlockable nostalgic sub-game that Kirby against one of three enemies: Waddle Dee, Knuckle Joe, and Iron Mam, in a competition to strike blocks the hardest.|
Extra Game Modes
These are additional games which have the same gameplay style as the main game modes, but are not canon to the main games, instead acting either as alternate 'what-if' scenarios, or simply as boss endurance modes:
|Title screen||Name||Description||How to unlock|
|The Arena||In this mode, Kirby must fight off 19 Bosses with only 5 Maxim Tomatoes and 5 normal tomatoes to restore his health in-between battles. Kirby may fight these bosses with the assistance of one helper.||By completing Milky Way Wishes|
|Meta Knightmare Ultra||In this mode, the player plays as Meta Knight in every main game except Revenge of the King.||By completing Revenge of the King|
|Helper to Hero||Similar to the Arena, a helper (or two) battles bosses.||By completing Meta Knightmare Ultra or by defeating 13 bosses in The Arena.|
|The True Arena||Similar to the Arena, but instead battles 10 harder bosses and can only use five normal tomatoes.||By completing The Arena, Helper to Hero, and Meta Knightmare Ultra|
Kirby's Copy Abilities appear again in this game, with instructions on how to use them on the pause menu. They also have a brief description of the ability.
|Normal||None||Inhale foes and spit to KO them! Or swallow to copy their abilities and adventure with a Helper!||Pink Kirby is Player 1 and in multiplayer, Player 2 controls a Yellow Kirby.|
|Beam||Waddle Doo||Flail this beam like a whip. It has many useful attacks. Try to store up a super shot!|
|Bomb||Poppy Bros. Jr.||Grab a bomb and hold the button to set the throw angle. Toss it and it'll go Ka-BOOM!|
|Cook||None (1-use only)||What's on today's menu? Put all your foes in the pot and stew them to perfection!||This one-use ability turns all normal enemies on-screen into food. The only drawback is that it is powerless against mid-bosses or bosses.|
|Copy||Tac||Use a strange light to analyze and then copy foes' abilities. Might you learn weird ones?||Since Kirby can inhale most enemies and copy them, this ability is largely redundant unless used in Milky Way Wishes or when used on uninhalable enemies like Scarfy.|
|Crash||None (1-use only)||KO all foes with a big BOOM! But be careful. This ultimate weapon has only 1 charge.||This ability comes only from Bomber, unless Kirby has the Copy Ability when a Scarfy is nearby.|
|Cutter||Sir Kibble||Throw a boomerang all over! Slash! Jab! Strike! You can even cut ropes!|
|Fighter||Knuckle Joe||Hi-yaa! Hold the B Button longer for a stronger blow! That punch is an instant KO!||Fighter Kirby appears in the opening sequence of The Arena.|
|Fire||Burning Leo||Burn bright with fire power! Light the fuse! Yow! Hot! You're on fire, man! Yoww!||Fire Kirby can light the fuses of cannons, a trait it shares with Jet and Hammer.|
|Hammer||Bonkers||This Hammer packs a wallop! Punish stakes and blocks! When it's on fire, foes beware!||Hammer Kirby can light the fuses of cannons when his mallet is on fire, and can also pound stakes into the ground like Stone Kirby. The hammer can be used underwater. Hammer Kirby appears in the intro of The True Arena.|
|Ice||Chilly||Freeze foes with icy breath! Kick ice cubes into others! When you dash you skate!||This ability allows Kirby to freeze enemies in an ice cube and then kick the ice cube, potentially hitting other enemies with it.|
|Jet||Capsule J2||Strap jet power to your back! Hold the B Button to charge, then let go to hit Mach 5!||Like plasma, charging this ability up makes it more powerful, although Jet is charged with the B button instead of the D-pad. It can be used to light fuses.|
|Mike||None (3-use only)||Owowow! Ooh, yeah-ah! Yabba jabba yeah yeah yeah! Sing 3 times to silence all...||Acts similar to crash, but can be used three times, each time more powerful than the last.|
|Mirror||Simirror||This mirror has odd powers! Deflect projectiles or project doubles of yourself!||When Mirror Kirby guards, projectiles bounce off him and back at his enemy.|
|Ninja||Bio Spark||Hide in shadows and darkness. Use ninja skills on your mission. You're a ninja! A NINJA! Cool...||Ninja Kirby can cut ropes.|
|Paint||None (1 use only)||Now's your chance to use it! A special onetime Copy Ability! Paint the town all of 7 colors!||This rare ability can be found only in the boss battles of Chameleo Arm, Heavy Lobster, and Marx Soul, and has different effects depending on what boss it's used on.|
|Parasol||Parasol Waddle Dee||Guard against falling objects! Twirl to attack or just drift. Or do a parasol throw!||Parasol can be used underwater, and it also guards attacks.|
|Plasma||Plasma Wisp||Tap the +Control Pad to make and store an electric charge! Plasma shots go through walls.||Plasma shots need to be charged up, like the Jet ability.|
|Sleep||None (1 use only)||Just a li'l while longer... ...Please. Let me sleep...||A useless ability that leaves Kirby asleep for a small amount of time and open to attack.|
|Stone||Rocky||Pound! Pound! CRUSH! Change into many heavy forms. When on a slope, you'll sliiiiide.||If the player presses the B button, Kirby can turn into a stone, leaving him invincible. He can turn back to normal with another tap of B.|
|Suplex||Bugzzy||This burns with fighting spirit! Grab foes and throw 'em! Learn all 8 throws to be a champ!||To attack, Kirby has to grab an enemy and toss it into another or kick one from above.|
|Sword||Blade Knight||You wield the king of blades! At full health, you shoot beams! Show your sword mastery!||Sword Kirby can cut ropes and use his sword underwater.|
|Wheel||Wheelie||Roll to be nearly invincible or ride a Wheel Helper! Beware thorns and holes.||Wheel Kirby transforms completely into a Wheel, like Stone Kirby transforms into a stone.|
|Wheelie Rider||Wheelie||Hop on your bike, Wheelie Rider! Go for a drive with a friend. Use teamwork to roll ahead!||This ability is unique, as it requires Kirby to jump on a helper Wheelie. The two can roll around together, and after he dismounts, Kirby keeps the ability he had when he got on Wheelie.|
|Wing||Birdon||Midair spins and shuttle loops! Spread your wings and fly, little Kirby! Doesn't that feel good?|
|Yo-Yo||Gim||This isn't any yo-yo! Swing up and down, or break-spin! Try 'em all to look cool!|
|Starship||Starship Helper||The lights of the starry path cross and a Starship appears! Now stop Marx's mad plan! (in Milky Way Wishes)
The Starship comes just in time! Your foe is Kabula, sky lord! It's the king's flying fortress! (in Revenge of the King)
|Used only during the fights with the Galactic Nova Nucleus and Kabula.|
Although Kirby Super Star Ultra has most of the enemies from the original, nearly all enemies have updated appearances, a few enemies are changed, and some are new.
See their articles, as well as the original Kirby Super Star page, for more information. Notes:
- SB=Spring Breeze, DB=Dyna Blade, TGCO=The Great Cave Offense, RoMK=Revenge of Meta Knight, MWW=Milky Way Wishes, RotK=Revenge of the King.
- All enemies from the first five modes appear in Meta Knightmare Ultra.
- In this list, "Kirby" refers to the hero, which can be Kirby, Meta Knight, or a helper.
|Biospark||Ninja||8||A quick ninja that hops around, attacking and grabbing Kirby. It is the only enemy with the ninja ability.|
|Blade Knight||Sword||26||A knight who walks around in an area, attempting to slice and stab at Kirby. In Revenge of the King, it is replaced by Sword Knight.|
|Blatzy||None||N/A||A stronger version of Shotzo that fires more often, can shoot 5 times in a straight line instead of the usual three, and only appears in Revenge of the King.|
|Blipper||None||8||A goggled fish that swims after Kirby until it gets on land, where it hops. Since it is very common and is created during the Fatty Whale battle, it appears in every mode except Gourmet Race and the True Arena.|
|Bomber||Crash||1||A dangerous bomb, which is represented by the skull on its side. When it gets to the edge of a cliff, it falls off and explodes, hurting everyone around it, including Kirby, helpers and enemies.|
|Bronto Burt||None||8||A pink ball with wings that flies around randomly or follows Kirby. It is replaced by Koozer in Revenge of the King.|
|Broom Hatter||None||16||This enemy, who resembles a witch, walks around and sweeps the ground. It is very common, appearing in all the non-arena modes except Gourmet Race.|
|Burnin' Leo||Fire||16||Another common enemy, Burnin' Leo is a fireball with feet and eyes. It blows fire in Kirby's direction.|
|Cappy||None||12||Cappies are walking mushrooms who wear a cap. Once the cap is removed, Cappy shows its true form. Cappies are replaced by Poison Mashs in Revenge of the King.|
|Capsule J2||Jet||18||Capsule J2 is the new version of the Kirby Super Star enemy, Capsule J. It attacks the same way, dashing towards Kirby or flying/hovering in the air.|
|Cawcun||None||11||A pelican that replaces Tookey in Revenge of the King. It flies around rapidly or homes in on Kirby.|
|Chilly||Ice||20||A simple enemy that appears to be two snowballs, along with a face and some simple snowman-like clothes. It blows icy breath, uses a miniature ice storm as a means of protection and drops icicles.|
|Coconut||None||1||An object, it waits on the ceiling until Kirby walks by, then drops down. Any attack, including just guarding, will destroy it.|
|Croucars||None||12||The stronger version of Twizzy that appears exclusively in Revenge of the King. It flies around in erratic wave motions.|
|Flotzo||None||31||An octopus that is the Revenge of the King alternative to Squishy. Attacks in a similar manner, but has better defenses.|
|Galbel||None||80||The fiercer version of Grizzo that attacks faster. It has a huge amount of defense.|
|Gator||None||16||This alligator moves along the ground, and it attacks by jumping on Kirby and biting him. Kirby cannot guard against it.|
|Gim||Yo-yo||16||A one-eyed robot that has a hole where its second eye should be. When Kirby comes near, an arm comes out of this hole and attacks with a yo-yo.|
|Gip||None||8||A flying pig that replaced the enemy Bounder from the original. As well as flying, Gips can walk on the floor or even climb walls.|
|Glunk||None||16||An anemone with eyes. It sticks to the floor, or more rarely the ceiling, and shoots projectiles in a straight line up or down.|
|Gordo||None||N/A||Invincible black balls covered in spikes. Each one moves in a different way at a different speed, and are often in places inconvenient for Kirby.|
|Grizzo||None||55||A sleepy bear that will charge at Kirby when disturbed.|
|Grumples||None||16||A faster version of Kabu. Unlike most enemies exclusive to Revenge of the King, it has the same amount of HP as the original Kabu.|
|Jungle Bomber||Bomb||16||A pineapple-like enemy that throws bombs or places three on the ground, then runs away.|
|Kabu||None||16||A tiki-like head with eyes, a nose and a mouth. Kabus can do many attacks, including sliding towards Kirby, floating, teleporting, jumping around, and even exploding. They are replaced by Grumples in Revenge of the King.|
|Knuckle Joe||Fighter||30||A tough fighter that attacks with a flurry of punches and kicks. He is a very common enemy that appears in all the non-Arena modes, except for Gourmet Race, of course.|
|Koozer||None||16||Koozer is similar to Bronto Burt, but is bluish and has a large nose. It appears only in Revenge of the King.|
|Laser Ball||Beam||4||A perfect circle that flies around, shooting thin lasers at Kirby.|
|Lovely||None||28||A smiling flower that is attached to the floor or ceiling. In tries to grab Kirby and holds him, causing damage. Lovelies are replaced by Roselies in Revenge of the King.|
|Magical Sweeper||None||9||A rare, glowing disc that flies around and shoots projectiles. They can float in one spot and shoot many projectiles, or fly in a straight line and drop projectiles on Kirby.|
|Mister Anglep||Crash||36||An apple like enemy who replaces Scarfy in Revenge of the King. It is faster than Scarfy, but attacks in a similar manner.|
|Moto Shotzo||None||26||A cannon on wheels that rolls around, aiming and shooting at Kirby, unlike the standard Shotzo, they are not invincible.|
|Noddy||Sleep||12||The sleepy Noddy is usually napping, but periodically opens its wide eyes to walk around. Swallowing Noddy will put Kirby into a deep slumber.|
|Parasol||Parasol||8||An umbrella usually held by Waddle Dees, but is also seen in the hands of Waddle Doos or even by itself.|
|Perot||None, Bomb, Cutter||32||A Poppy Bro Jr. with clown make-up and its tongue sticking out. It appears only in Revenge of the King.|
|Plasma Wisp||Plasma||10||This wisp shoots beams of plasma at Kirby. The size and power of the plasma depends on the distance between Plasma Wisp and Kirby.|
|Poison Mash||None||20||A gray, wilted Cappy. It appears only in Revenge of the King. It is faster and more durable than the standard Cappy.|
|Poppy Bro. Jr.||None, Bomb, Cutter||16||An enemy with an elf hat and a smiling face. It balances on an apple or hops along the ground. Poppy Bro Jr. can hold a bomb or a boomerang, giving Kirby the bomb or cutter ability if swallowed. It is replaced by Perot in Revenge of the King.|
|Rocky||Stone||44||A stone with feet that walks around until Kirby is nearby, then jumps up and tries to crush him. Rocky is an enemy in every mode except for, of course, the Arenas and Gourmet Race.|
|Rosely||None||28||The darker version of Lovely from Revenge of the King. It attacks the same way as Lovely, but does more damage.|
|Scarfy||Crash||16||A cute cat-like face until Kirby tries to attack him or he turns his back. If this is the case it turns into a one-eyed demon and chases Kirby. It cannot be swallowed, so Kirby must use the copy ability to gain Crash from it. Scarfy is replaced by Anglep in Revenge of the King.|
|Shotzo||None||N/A||A cannon that stays in one spot and cannot be defeated by Kirby. Some shotzos aim and fire at Kirby, but others face one direction (usually up) and fire three shots in a row. They are replaced by Blatzies in Revenge or the King.|
|Simirror||Mirror||20||Simirror uses its wand to mirror Kirby's attacks back at him, teleporting, or creating copies of itself.|
|Sir Kibble||Cutter||20||An armor foe that stands in place and throws the boomerang on its helmet at Kirby.|
|Slippy||None||16||This round toad swims through water or hops on land.|
|Spear Waddle Dee||None||12||A Waddle Dee or Waddle Doo carrying a spear. They use the spear to stab at Kirby. They appear only in Revenge of the King.|
|Squishy||None||16||A white squid that strongly resembles Blooper from the Mario series. It seems to "jump" underwater and then slowly fall. It can also walk on the ground. It is replaced by Flotzo in Revenge of the King.|
|Sword Knight||Sword||41||A knight that is slightly more powerful than Blade Knight and replaces it in Revenge of the King. It attacks faster than Blade Knight, and it has higher health.|
|T.A.C.||Copy||8||A copy cat that tries to steal Kirby's Copy Ability or his helper. If it succeeds, TAC runs away with the ability or helper, and it can be freed only once TAC is defeated.|
|Tookey||None||6||This chicken chase Kirby or waits on the ground for him, then takes off. It is replaced by Cawcun in Revenge of the King.|
|Twizzy||None||6||A chick that flies in wave patterns or a straight line. Twizzy is replaced by Croucars in Revenge of the King.|
|Waddle Dee||None||12||The most basic enemy. All a Waddle Dee does are walking and occasionally jumping. They can sometimes carry spears or parasols, and one with a bandana appears as a mid-boss.|
|Waddle Doo||Beam||18||The one-eyed Waddle Dee. It can shoot various beams from its eye, and it can hold a parasol or spear like its cousin. It appears in every game mode except Gourmet Race, even the Arenas. This is because they are created by Kracko and Kracko Jr.|
|Walky||Mike||16||A microphone with feet and a mouth. It walks around, sometimes stopping to shoot musical notes from its mouth.|
|Wheelie||Wheel||14||A tire that rolls after Kirby, once it starts rolling, it's difficult for a Wheelie to stop.|
Mid bosses are fought similar to bosses but are smaller and much easier. Where Kirby fights a mid-boss depends on the game mode. In Spring Breeze, they are fought halfway through a level. In Dyna Blade, Kirby needs to defeat them to complete a level. In later modes, Mid bosses are fought during normal progress of the level.
|Bonkers||Hammer||150||A hammer-wielding simian. He attacks with his hammer as well as throwing exploding coconuts.|
|Bugzzy||Suplex||160||Bugzzy is a giant bug that stands on two legs. He attacks by grabbing and throwing Kirby, charging at him, and shooting small ladybugs.|
|Chef Kawasaki||Cook||100||A cook that attacks with everything he has- plates and an extending frying pan. If Kirby is caught in the frying pan, Kawasaki will cook him.|
|Fire Lion||Fire||196||This lion burns Kirby whenever the hero touches him. He claws, bites, and jumps on Kirby in an attempt to defeat him. Fire Lion only appears in Revenge of the King.|
|Grand Wheelie||Wheel||156||A giant version of the Wheelie enemy. Like Wheelie, he charges at Kirby, and also can create some small Wheelies.|
|Iron Mam||Fighter||140||Iron Mam attacks with punches depending on how far Kirby is from her. If the hero is next to her, she will just punch him. If he is a short distance away, she will throw her fist in his direction. If he is far away, she marches across the screen, punching the ground.|
|Jukid||Suplex||130||A martial artist who, like Bugzzy, tries to grab and throw Kirby, which is why he gives out the Suplex ability. Jukid also attacks by shoots blasts of energy which, strangely, can be swallowed and shot back at Jukid.|
|Kracko Jr.||None||128||This weak form of Kracko attacks mainly just by moving around the screen, trying to collide with Kirby. He also can make Waddle Doos or bombs, a trait that the elder Kracko lacks.|
|Kracko Jr.'s Revenge||None||180||A darker, creepier Kracko Jr. with a red eye and brownish clouds. His attacks are more powerful than normal Kracko Jr.|
|Meta-Knights||None||Varies||Four knights with various weapons - Axe Knight, Javelin Knight, Mace Knight, and Trident Knight. Kirby needs to defeat each one separately to defeat the mid-boss. They each can be inhaled like normal enemies (but it takes longer to inhale them), and they even appear as normal enemies sometimes.|
|Axe Knight||None||64||One of the Meta-Knights that looks like a skull with a viking helmet. Axe Knight chops at Kirby if he is nearby, or throws his axe like a boomerang. Surprisingly, he doesn't give Kirby the cutter ability.|
|Javelin Knight||None||46||An octopus-like robot that flies around and shoots lasers at Kirby. He doesn't give Kirby the beam ability as one might expect.|
|Mace Knight||None||84||Another Meta-knight. Swings a mace around while walking or stands in place and throws his mace at Kirby.|
|Trident Knight||None||64||A jet pack-wearing Meta-knight who throws an infinite amount of tridents at Kirby.|
|Mr. Frosty||Ice||110||A walrus wearing overalls who throw ice blocks, swallows and freezes Kirby, or just runs around with its mouth open.|
|Mr. Tick-Tock||Mike||196||A walking clock with a large mustache. Attacks by shooting musical notes or ringing and creating a force field around himself.|
|Phan Phan||Suplex||208||Phan Phan is an elephant with two legs and big eyes. He rolls around, throws apples, and grabs Kirby with his trunk and throws him around. His apples can be spat back at him.|
|Poppy Bro. Sr.||Bomb||80||The jumping larger version of Poppy Bro. Jr. Hops all over the stage and throws bombs, which can be shot right back at him.|
|Waddle Dee||None||245||A mid-boss that appeared in the Arena in Kirby Super Star and also appears in Revenge of the King. In the original, he is a normal Waddle Dee that walks in place and doesn't actually move. In KSSU, he now sports a blue bandana and walks around. Kirby can inhale him to quickly defeat him.|
Enemy bosses are tougher foes that are fought at the end of levels in most modes. In the Arena, Helper to Hero, and the True Arena, a large number of bosses must be fought in a row. (TA=The Arena, HtH=Helper to Hero, MNU=Meta Knightmare Ultra, and TTA=The True Arena).
|Chameleo Arm||Paint||A chameleon who can eat Kirby, grab onto walls with its long arms, turn invisible, and shoot orbs from its mouth that can be eaten to get the Paint ability. It is one of the few bosses to give the paint ability, the others being Heavy Lobster and Marx Soul. He is also the only boss in The Great Cave Offensive that is optional.|
|Computer Virus||Various||This unique boss makes Kirby battle three enemies in an RPG-like (turn-based) battle. When it is the enemy's turn to attack, it sits in a box invincible. When it is Kirby's turn, the enemy falls to the ground and is helpless against his attacks. In The Great Cave Offensive, Kirby fights a Slime, Puppet, and Magician. In later battles, he fights a Magician, an Evil Knight, and a Great Dragon. During battle, Copy Essences can appear on the sides of the screen for Kirby to pick up.|
|Dyna Blade||None||The giant bird known as Dyna Blade can grab Kirby or his helper in her talons, shoot fireballs, and fly around the stage.|
|Fatty Whale||Stone||Fatty Whale jumps and floats across the stage in an attempt to hit Kirby, and can make a waterfall come out of his blowhole, making rocks (which give Stone ability) and Blippers fall down.|
|Galacta Knight||Sword||This legendary warrior attacks in a similar manner to Meta Knight, creating tornadoes, beams, and more with the power of his lance and shield. He can also do unique moves, such as creating flames from the ground or calling in Meta-Knights of his very own. He is the final boss of the game Meta Knightmare Ultra and the penultimate boss of The True Arena.|
|Galactic Nova Nucleus||Starship||The heart of Nova, which Kirby must destroy to disable the giant comet. The fight consists of a flight through a looping circular arena, and Kirby must shoot down all the pieces inside the columns, while avoiding colliding with them. It is the penultimate boss of Milky Way Wishes.|
|Heavy Lobster||Paint||A metal crustacean that shoots flames, mini-lobsters, and paint blobs from its claws, as well as being able to walk, run and dash.|
|Kabula||Starship||King Dedede's blimp that is fought while in Kirby's Starship. She fires Gordos, cannonballs, and Bullet Bill-like projectiles, as well as barrel-rolling towards Kirby.|
|King Dedede||None||The king of Dream Land fights mainly with his hammer, but also will try to inhale, body-slam, or jump on Kirby. In Revenge of the King, he is fought in his more powerful form Masked Dedede.|
|Kracko||Beam||A cloud with one eye. He attacks by firing lightning towards the ground near Kirby, swinging two beams of lightning around him, swooping across the stage, and creating Waddle Doos. He is the penultimate boss of Spring Breeze.|
|Kracko's Revenge||Beam||A stronger (and more intimidating) version of Kracko. He shares lightning and swooping attacks with his weaker cousin, and can also create Waddle Doos, but his attacks have a wider range. He can also fly towards the center of the screen and shoot large bolts in all 8 directions.|
|Lololo & Lalala||None||The pink-and-blue duo from the Eggerland series returns as a boss. They cannot attack themselves, and instead come out of one of six doors to push a box, which can be inhaled to be used as ammo. Sometimes Gordo comes out of a door. Each of them has separate health.|
|Lololo & Lalala's Revenge||None||These two are now purple and orange, and their room has eight doors. Gordo appears more often, and the two move faster.|
|Main Cannon #2||Bomb, Yo-Yo||A large cannon which can be found on the Halberd. It has three parts- a large cannon that aims and fires cannonballs, a robotic arm that can drop bombs or grab Kirby, and a laser gun near the bottom that can cover the whole floor with a dangerous beam of light. The robotic arm can be temporarily destroyed, the laser gun takes a while, but can be destroyed, and the only one that has actual health is the cannon itself. Helpers often attack the laser gun, which makes the battle easier once destroyed but doesn't get you closer to beating the boss.|
|Marx||Cutter, Ice||The demon Marx is the final boss of the original, but now Marx Soul is fought at the end of the game. He attacks with many bizarre attacks, such as shooting a white laser out of his mouth, splitting in two to create a black hole, and teleporting to random spots on-screen.|
|Marx Soul||Cutter, Ice, Paint||The final boss who appears only in the True Arena. He is Marx's soul after absorbing the power of Nova. He has a much creeper demeanor, especially his laugh, and his attacks are even more strange, such as splitting into two large blobs of paint that move across the screen. Marx Soul provides the Paint ability, although it has no special effect on him other than making him lose some health. After defeating him, he lets out a bloodcurdling screech.|
|Masked Dedede||Hammer||King Dedede wearing a mask and using his "new Dedede Hammer", which is mechanical. His attacks have a larger range, and he has some new attacks regarding his powerful hammer, such as spinning around and targeting Kirby for a period of time or shooting missles and flames from the front of his hammer. He provides Kirby with a hammer of his own at the start of the fight.|
|Meta Knight||Sword||In the beginning of battle, Meta Knight sits on a platform with his cape over his face. After Kirby grabs the sword given to him, or takes too long to do so, Meta Knight jumps down and starts attacking with various sword and tornado attacks. After his defeat, his mask breaks and he escapes from the room. In Revenge of Meta Knight, he chases Kirby off of the Halberd. In Meta Knightmare Ultra, Meta Knight is a movable protagonist, and plays similar to a combination of Sword Kirby and Wing Kirby.|
|Reactor||None||The main reactor of the Halberd that is nearly invincible. The only thing that can hurt it is to make one of its lasers reflect back its main crystal, as Sailor Waddle Dee mentions before the fight. It attacks with flames from the ground and a small cannon that doesn't target Kirby. Like Main Cannon #2's laser gun, this cannon can be destroyed, but it doesn't hurt the reactor.|
|Twin Woods||None||Two Whispy Woods that face each other. They both blow air, and can drop apples, bugs and Gordos together. They can also, strangely, trade parts of themselves with each other. Each of them must be defeated separately.|
|Wham Bam Jewel||Stone, Bomb||The "Wham Bam King" with three eyes, a crown, and diamond hands. He attacks like Wham Bam Rock, punching and slapping with his hands, as well as shooting bullets from his hands and dropping bombs, which look like his face.|
|Wham Bam Rock||Stone||Wham Bam Rock's appearance changed drastically from Kirby Super Star. He still has pounding, slapping, and grabbing attacks, but looks more like a rock and less cartoon-like.|
|Whispy Woods||None||A true icon of the Kirby series that attacks simply by puffing small air pellets or dropping apples.|
|Whispy's Revenge||None||Whispy Woods sporting purple leaves and dropping Gordos and large bugs, as well as blowing tornadoes instead of just puffs of air.|
The following are portraits for various characters used in some of the main games:
|Character portraits in Kirby Super Star Ultra|
||Various reaction/dialogue portraits for King Dedede in Gourmet Race and Revenge of the King.||The last portrait is of Masked Dedede.|
||Various dialogue portraits for Axe Knight in Revenge of Meta Knight.|
||Various dialogue portraits for Captain Vul in Revenge of Meta Knight.|
||Various dialogue portraits for Mace Knight in Revenge of Meta Knight.|
||Various dialogue portraits for Meta Knight in Revenge of Meta Knight.|
|Sailor Waddle Dee||
||Various dialogue portraits for Sailor Waddle Dee in Revenge of Meta Knight.|
|Bandana Waddle Dee||
||Various dialogue portraits for Bandana Waddle Dee in Revenge of the King.||The first two are based on Sailor Waddle Dee's portraits.|
- Main article: List of Kirby Super Star Ultra quotes
While being a remake of Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra sets a cornerstone that would influence modern Kirby series games going forward, with various tropes, references, and other things in future games connecting back to this game as follows:
- Galacta Knight made his first appearance in this game as a surprise boss, with subsequent appearances in the modern games following up on this trope.
- Masked Dedede continues to be featured in such a way that he is essentially a stronger version of King Dedede in some games, such as in Kirby Triple Deluxe and in Kirby's Blowout Blast. The mask (and its unique Dedede Hammer, if applicable) can also be used as a wearable costume in some games.
- The concept of The True Arena would continue to persist in future modern Kirby games, in addition to even stronger versions of existing bosses.
- Designs for the Revenge bosses in Kirby's Blowout Blast are reused from the Revenge of the King Sub-Game.
- Bandana Waddle Dee, who was initially established as a minor character in the original Kirby Super Star, would be given a bigger role in the Kirby series starting with this game, and become one of the major characters of the series going forward.
- While the concept of Soul bosses was introduced in Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Super Star Ultra eventually solidifies their presence in the modern main series Kirby games with the appearance of Marx Soul.
- Pause screen flavor text for bosses in modern Kirby games were established starting with Revenge of the King.
- Modern designs of the enemies and various places mainly take their appearance from this game, including some of the Battle Stages in the Kirby Fighters series.
- Remixes or rearrangements of some other Kirby themes like Welcome to Dream Land are influenced by their Super Star Ultra versions.
- There is a rare alternate version of the "Grand Opening" movie which contains minor differences from the standard one. The most prominent difference is that Kirby winks at the beginning. Other differences include:
- The twinkle at the beginning spins clockwise instead of counter-clockwise and has six points instead of four. Kirby spins counter-clockwise instead of clockwise when flying into frame.
- Kirby's orientation is horizontally flipped, so he waves with his opposite hand. He jumps higher and does a flip before landing on the Warp Star.
- Birds fly in the distance while Kirby "surfs" on his Warp Star, he smiles instead of appearing angry, and he passes over a small island in the ocean. During this, he turns and waves to the viewer a second time.
- Kirby has a neutral expression when flying away instead of a smile, he waves a third time, and the starburst when he disappears is bigger.
- The British English name of the original SNES game is Kirby's Fun Pak. Despite this, Kirby Super Star Ultra retained its American name in British English.
- Main article: Kirby Super Star Ultra/gallery
Names in other languages
Hoshi no Kaabii Urutora Suupaa Derakkusu
|Kirby of the Stars - Ultra Super Deluxe|
- Official website
- Official website (Japanese)
- English and French manual (NA print)
- Nintendo Online Magazine No.124 (November 2008) - Interview with Kirby Super Star Ultra developers (Japanese)
- Kirby Super Star Ultra on Kirby Informer
|Kirby Super Star Ultra Menu|
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