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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 World map in Dynablade
Kirby Super Star SNES Milky Way Wishes - last boss
Kirby Super Star SNES Starting the game Dynablade
Kirby Super Star SNES This level looks quite suitable for Kirby...

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 Josh Private (Last name, it's not private) (3) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Kirby at best Dason Rise (20) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit Dec 09, 2012 6 out of 6 100
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1997 1.25 out of 6 95
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jan 11, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Retro Game Reviews Dec 21, 2018 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
RetroGame Man Apr 10, 2016 9 out of 10 90 Dec 22, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Nintendo Land 2003 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun Mar, 1997 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic Jan 10, 2000 B- 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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Unicorn Lynx (181465) added Kirby Super Star (SNES) on Jun 20, 2002
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