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Kirby Super Star (SNES)

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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 This enemy will throw bombs at you, pay attention
Kirby Super Star SNES This boss is quite nasty: if he inhales Kirby, the game is over
Kirby Super Star SNES This boss will destroy the bridge himself, so just push him into the abyss
Kirby Super Star SNES Nice level

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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
Just Games Retro Aug 05, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1997 1.25 out of 6 95
RetroGame Man Apr 10, 2016 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Jan 11, 2006 9 out of 10 90 Dec 22, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Nintendo Land 2003 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Apr, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun Mar, 1997 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic 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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Unicorn Lynx (181677) added Kirby Super Star (SNES) on Jun 20, 2002
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