The Great Cave Offensive
|Kirby finds himself lost in a deep cave full of perils… and treasure!|
— Kirby Super Star Ultra stage text
The Great Cave Offensive is the fourth main game available in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. It features a large labyrinthine cavern system divided into four stages, with the goal being to escape the cave, while collecting Treasure along the way. Completing this game mode will contribute to unlocking Milky Way Wishes.
The game begins with a cut-scene showing Kirby venturing through a grassy plain wearing an explorer's kit (a beige hat and backpack), presumably looking for treasure. In his melodious strolling, he fails to notice a deep pit in his path, and walks right into it, falling down in cartoonish fashion. When he regains consciousness at the bottom, Kirby finds himself in a huge cave, thus beginning the adventure proper. Kirby's goal from this point onward is to find a way back out, and maybe obtain some valuable things along the way.
There are a total of 60 Treasures to collect in this game. Collecting them is not necessary to complete the game mode, but obtaining every treasure is required for 100% completion. The game progresses through four primary stages (in the order listed below), with a Boss lurking in each one. The stages are linked to each-other via Mine Cart tracks. Each stage also has a Rest Area, where Kirby can heal up and the player can save the game progress. Once the final boss in the cave - Wham Bam Rock - is defeated, Kirby can then return to the beginning to find a Warp Star leading out of the cave.
|Stages in The Great Cave Offensive|
|13||Fatty Whale||Bonkers||Kirby will eventually escape the cave from the first part of this area, when Wham Bam Rock is defeated.|
|16||Computer Virus||Poppy Bros. Sr.|
|16||Chameleo Arm||Bonkers, Meta-Knights, Jukid||This entire section can be skipped.|
|15||Wham Bam Rock||Bugzzy||Loops back to Sub-Tree when cleared.|
In the Super Smash Bros. series
The Great Cave Offensive appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It is a very large stage, filled with various winding tunnels divided into four primary sections, based on each stage in the main game. Included in this stage are Rotating Cannons, Mine Carts and red hot Danger Zones, the last of which will KO any fighter who touches them with a damage level at or over 100%.
The stage returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like every other stage, the Ω form of The Great Cave Offensive is the same as the game's Final Destination. The Great Cave Offensive, along with every other stage, also has a Battlefield form, which gives the same shape as the game's Battlefield stage.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
- Instruction manual bio (page 24): "Explore an ancient cave and recover the 60 treasures hidden there, then make it back to the surface safely. Think of the value of each treasure in gold as your score. "
Names in other languages
|The Great Cave Mission|
|Dutch||Het Grote Grotavontuur||The Big Cave-Adventure|
|French||La Caverne du Péril||The Cave of Peril|
|German||Das Höhlen-Abenteuer||The Cave Adventures|
|Italian||La Grande Offensiva Speleologica||The Great Speleological Offensive|
|Spanish||El gran ataque de las cavernas||The great attack of the caves|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra Menu|
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