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Kirby Super Star is a platformer in the Kirby series, distinguished by having an unusually versatile character, who can fly and gain the abilities of his foes.

The game is actually a set of seven main games: Spring Breeze, Dynablade, Gourmet Race, The Great Cave Offensive are unlocked at first, and later Metaknight's Revenge, Milky Way Wishes and The Arena become available, as well as a couple of minor minigames.

These are all typical Kirby platformers, each one with its own set of levels and different gameplay. In most of them Kirby can consume monsters and learn their special abilities, but in Milky Way Wishes abilities are instead collected in a manner similar to Metroid games. Offensive Cave features levels with various obstacles, hidden treasures and some elementary lever-pulling kind of puzzle solving. Metaknight's Revenge is the only game on the cartridge with a (fairly strict) timer. The Arena is a "boss rush" mode, asking players to defeat every boss in the game with limited health refills and on one life.

The game also has a two-player cooperative play option, which has given it a reputation of a party game.


Kirby Super Star SNES A dangerous level with spikes
Kirby Super Star SNES This boss will destroy the bridge himself, so just push him into the abyss
Kirby Super Star SNES Punch championship
Kirby Super Star SNES A saving room in Cave Offensive

Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービィ スーパーデラックス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Kirby's Fun Pak" -- European PAL Release Title
  • "Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

Kirby's Best Game...It can't be beat by other Kirby games SNES Josh Private (Last name, it's not private) (3)
Kirby at best SNES Dason Rise (20)

Critic Reviews

Just Games Retro SNES Aug 05, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit SNES Dec 09, 2012 6 out of 6 100
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1997 1.25 out of 6 95
Nintendo Life Wii May 20, 2010 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
HonestGamers SNES Jan 11, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Dec 22, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Nintendo Land SNES 2003 82 out of 100 82
Video Games SNES Apr, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun SNES Mar, 1997 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic SNES Jan 10, 2000 B- 67


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  • Two of the game's bosses (Lololo and Lalala) are references to one of HAL Laboratories' earlier game series, Adventures of Lolo.
  • The "Computer Virus" boss is a reference to the similar look and style of many console role-playing games. As you battle him, various status messages will appear in the text window on the screen.
  • The ending of the game Revenge of Metaknight is very similar and possibly modeled after the original Lupin the Third episode ending animation.
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