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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 Metroid reference.
Kirby Super Star SNES Up among the clouds
Kirby Super Star SNES Starting the game Dynablade
Kirby Super Star SNES Punch championship

Promo Images

Kirby Super Star Screenshot
Kirby Super Star Screenshot
Kirby Super Star Screenshot
Kirby Super Star Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービィ スーパーデラックス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Kirby's Fun Pak" -- European/Australian 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 Retro Spirit SNES Dec 09, 2012 6 out of 6 100
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1997 1.25 out of 6 95
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Jan 11, 2006 9 out of 10 90
RetroGame Man SNES Apr 10, 2016 9 out of 10 90 SNES Dec 22, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Video Games SNES Apr, 1997 70 out of 100 70
FNintendo Wii U Jun 12, 2013 7 out of 10 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.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Side-Scrolling Game of the Year runner-up
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