|All of the food in peaceful Dream Land has been stolen! This must be the work of King Dedede!|
— Menu caption from Kirby Super Star Ultra
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.
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 in Spring Breeze|
|Whispy Woods||Poppy Bros. Sr.|
|Lololo & Lalala||Mr. Frosty||The stage is fused with Castle Lololo from the original game.|
|Kracko||Bonkers, Kracko Jr.||Bonkers is seen only in a secret area.|
|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, Kaboola, was removed entirely.
- The events from the Castle Lololo intro cut-scene were added into that of Bubbly Clouds.
- 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 Normal 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-Boss encounters are slightly different; Lololo is no longer fought on his own, and Mr. Frosty and Bonkers are added throughout the game.
- 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 two controlling a Helper.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
- Instruction manual bio (page 22): "Adventure through four stages as you try to recover all of the food stolen by King Dedede. This is a basic game mode with simple rules for new gamers. This is the only game mode you can play at first."
- 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.
- The title of Spring Breeze is based off the Kirby's Dream Land manual, which states that "Kirby is a youth who comes with the spring breeze". This was confirmed in an interview with Masahiro Sakurai .
Kirby gathering the Sparkling Stars after defeating King Dedede
|Kirby Super Star Ultra Menu|
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