Meta Knightmare Ultra
|That cool knight's reappeared! Defeat foes to store power, then touch the screen to use abilities! He trains as he journeys...|
— Meta Knightmare Ultra description
Meta Knightmare Ultra is an Extra Game exclusive to Kirby Super Star Ultra, based on Meta Knightmare from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It includes all the main games from Kirby Super Star Ultra (minus Gourmet Race and Revenge of the King), with one main difference: the player plays as Meta Knight instead of Kirby or a helper. Also unlike the original games, the time it takes to complete each game is recorded. The game also has its own storyline, though it is not canon with the main series.
This is the second title of the "Meta Knightmare" time attack series, the first being Meta Knightmare from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and the latest being Meta Knightmare Returns from Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Meta Knight flies to various places in Dream Land, training to become stronger. After going across Pop Star and the surrounding planets, Meta Knight visits Galactic Nova, which can grant wishes. Meta Knight asks to fight the greatest warrior in the galaxy, so Nova calls in Galacta Knight, who was sealed away because he was thought to be too powerful. Once Meta Knight defeats Galacta Knight, his training and the mode are both complete.
As expected, moving Meta Knight is different from moving Kirby. Meta Knight can't inhale or copy foes, but he always can fly like the wing ability and attack like the sword ability. Also, Meta Knight can use energy, as explained below. Food is harder to find, as all normal food is removed, and Maxim Tomatoes and Copy Pedestals are replaced by food.
Meta Knight not only gets score for defeating enemies, he also gets energy from them. He gets one to three energy from an enemy, depending on the strength of the enemy. For example, he can only get one energy from Broom Hatter or Waddle Dee, but he can get two from Waddle Doo or Knuckle Joe and three from Grizzo. He gets five energy from a mid-boss and ten from a boss, regardless of whether they are easy, like Whispy Woods, or more difficult, like Wham Bam Rock or Heavy Lobster. Meta Knight can use this energy to perform special attacks. Each one is performed by tapping its icon on the Nintendo DS touch screen. He can only hold up to 50 energy.
|Meta Knight's Moves|
Meta Knight speeds up for a short amount of time.
Meta Knight heals the health of both himself and his helper.
Time stops and Meta Knight jumps towards the center of the screen, then spins around and releases two giant tornadoes. These tornadoes kill all normal enemies and drastically hurt most bosses. Since it costs 30/50 energy, it can't be used twice in a row even if Meta Knight has maximum energy.
- Meta Knight destroys the Halberd, his own ship, for seemingly unknown reasons.
- Meta Knight's helpers in this game, Sword Knight and Blade Knight, are also his helpers in the anime.
- For some reason, the copyright year on the title screen reads "1996-2008", despite this game appearing only in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
- After clearing Meta Knightmare Ultra, there is also a rare chance that a variant of the "Grand Opening" intro movie featuring Meta Knight will play. This movie can be viewed in the Theater as "Fly! Meta Knight".
|Kirby Super Star Ultra Menu|
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