The game takes place in a Boss-style room with four paddles. Kirby jumps into the middle and starts spitting out stars and bombs. The objective is to catch the stars while avoiding the bombs. Getting hit by a bomb causes the game to automatically end.
The number of 1-Ups gained in this game depends on the number of stars caught. Every set of ten grants a 1-Up, with up to thirty stars in total.
Official profiles and descriptions
- North American instruction booklet (page 19): "Catch the stars coming from the center with the paddles. If you catch a bomb, the Star Catcher game ends."
- Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console (page 11): "Use the paddle to catch the stars coming out of the center of the area. If you catch a bomb, the bonus game ends."