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Spring Breeze

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Spring Breeze
Spring Breeze KSSU title screen.png
Title screen for Spring Breeze. (Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Details
Difficulty 1 Star
Stages 4
Final boss King Dedede
Other bosses Whispy Woods, Lololo & Lalala, Kracko
Unlock requirements Available at game start
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Spring Breeze is the first main game in Kirby Super Star and its remake. It is essentially a simplified remake of Kirby's Dream Land, with some differences to compensate for this. It is the first main game to be playable, and is designed to introduce new players to the game. For example, the first level starts out with a tall cliff that can't be passed with a simple jump. Kirby needs to fly over it, teaching the player how to use the Hover technique.

The first two Copy Abilities Kirby can get are Beam and Cutter, two of the most basic and common abilities throughout the series. Spring Breeze has four stages, each with a boss at the end.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, the newly added main game Revenge of the King follows the layout of Spring Breeze and has increased difficulty based on the Extra Mode of Kirby's Dream Land.

Plot

King Dedede has stolen all the food in Dream Land for an unknown reason, prompting Kirby to set out towards the King's castle on Mt. Dedede to get it back. Along the way, he must fight Dedede's minions and recover the stars they are guarding. After eventually defeating King Dedede in his castle and retrieving the fourth and final star, Kirby uses the power of the stars he has obtained to inflate to an enormous size, becoming bigger than the castle itself and carrying it all over Dream Land, dropping the food back in its rightful place. Although Kirby eventually deflates to his normal size again, the four stars keep the castle in the air as a crowd of grateful citizens cheers for Kirby.

Stages

Stages in Spring Breeze
Stage Boss Mid-Boss(es) Notes
Green Greens Whispy Woods Poppy Bros. Sr.
Float Islands Lololo & Lalala The stage is fused with Castle Lololo from the original game.
Bubbly Clouds Kracko Bonkers, Kracko Jr. Bonkers is seen only in a secret area.
Mt. Dedede King Dedede Boss re-fights omitted for this version.

Differences from Kirby's Dream Land

Although Spring Breeze is heavily based on Kirby's Dream Land, there are still a number of notable differences from the original game:

  • The graphical fidelity and sprite/background detail has been improved (including adding color), as Super Star and Super Star Ultra are on more powerful consoles, the SNES and DS, respectively.
  • Castle Lololo has been mostly removed, although parts of it were merged with Float Islands. Lololo and Lalala are bosses of the stage. The original boss, Kabula, was removed entirely.
  • The events from Castle Lololo's intro cutscene were added into that of Bubbly Clouds's.
  • Various types of enemies have been removed, while others were added.
  • Kirby Super Star's gameplay mechanics are now used:
    • Kirby can now Dash, Guard, Slide, and use the Water Gun and Suppin Beam.
    • Kirby can gain a Copy Ability from inhaling an enemy, and in turn, receive assistance from a Helper.
    • Kirby now possesses a life meter instead of discrete life bars; likewise, enemies possess health rather than being defeated instantly by all attacks.
  • Various stage design changes were made, mainly resulting in considerably smaller, less complex stages.
  • Mid-Bosses, namely Poppy Bros. Sr., Mr. Frosty, and Kracko Jr., are also encountered, one being found in each stage apart from the final one.
  • Mt. Dedede no longer acts as a boss-rush style stage. Instead, Kirby immediately engages in the final boss battle against King Dedede after entering a door.
  • Two players can play the game together, with player 2 controlling a Helper.

Gallery

Trivia

The Mario characters, as shown from the audience
  • Revenge of the King in Kirby Super Star Ultra is similar to Spring Breeze, but much harder.
  • Although Dedede supposedly stole all the food in Dream Land, plenty of food items can still be found throughout the stages.
  • Several characters from the Super Mario series appear in the audience during the fight against King Dedede, including Mario, Luigi, Wario, Princess Peach, Toad, and Birdo.
Kirby Super Star Ultra Menu
Spring BreezeDyna BladeThe Great Cave OffensiveMegaton PunchSamurai KirbyKirby Card SwipeGourmet RaceRevenge of Meta KnightMilky Way WishesKirby on the DrawRevenge of the KingThe True ArenaThe ArenaSnack TracksMeta Knightmare UltraHelper to HeroTheaterSound TestBackSSU Corkboard.png
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