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  • Summary: Kirby Super Star Ultra re-imagines one of the most beloved Kirby games of all time. Kirby Super Star Ultra features new graphics and fully rendered animated cut scenes. With so many adventures waiting to be unlocked, there's never be a dull moment as Kirby runs, floats, copies enemies and uses Helpers to fight King Dedede and Meta Knight. New modes like Revenge of the King and Meta Knight Ultra await, along with classics like The Great Cave Offensive and Milky Way Wishes. On top of the main modes, there are also three new touch-screen-controlled mini-games that can be played with up to three friends via DS Download Play. Not only that, but players can go on Kirby adventures with a friend via local wireless as well. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. If you don't play Kirby Super Star Ultra, you're missing a great game. It looks great, it plays great, and there's lots of variety. What more could you want?
  2. It's rare for a title to achieve truly universal appeal, but it's hard to think of any gamer who wouldn't enjoy Kirby Super Star Ultra, and with 15 games in one, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal. [Nov 2008, p.100]
  3. 83
    I’d suggest opting to playing with a friend, although if you have a friend to play the game with, you might as well stick to the main collection as they are significantly more enjoyable.
  4. In spite of the minor issues, diehard Kirby fans shouldn’t stop themselves from inhaling Super Star Ultra.
  5. More than just a classic with a new coat of paint. No, it's a classic with over ten new games, new CG movies, a bit of touch screen bonuses, and a splash of paint that will leave you smiling (and possibly a little hungry) afterwards.
  6. What’s left is a game that is clearly a few ­generations behind the times.
  7. While this portable Ultra-version of Kirby Super Star adds some new content as well as updates certain aspects of the game, it is still in its core the SNES-classic we got to know in 1996. Fun, unique, extremely graphically vibrant and way too easy for it's own good.

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. Oct 5, 2012
    10
    Another exelent title from nintendo,all af the stories and upgrades makes this game so awesome!
  2. Jun 24, 2011
    10
    this game is the most **** awesome game ever on the ds and it is **** epic and the music is epic oh yea and so is the twist ending lolololololololol XD Expand
  3. Jul 31, 2013
    10
    A truly amazing game, it's very challenging at some points! I love the fact that this game is a remake to Kirby super star from the 90's, a game I always wanted to play. I love the feature to play as meta-knight, my fav character from the kirby series! Overall, this game is a must have for any DS owner, and any kirby fan, I love this game so much! It's amazing! Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2014
    9
    Kirby Super Star Ultra is an evolution of the original with new modes that are just as awesome as the old ones, while retaining its incredibly fun gameplay. The best Kirby game made better Expand
  5. RyanScura
    Sep 28, 2008
    9
    Having played the original SNES game, I was intrigued to find out this was coming to the DS. I bought it when it immediately came out, and started the grind to unlocking the 6 original games (Milky Way Wishes being my favorite). Imagine my surprise when they managed to sneak in a difficult version of Spring Breeze (Revenge of the King), a chance to play through 5 of the 6 original titles as Meta Knight, and 3 new Arenas. True Arena being a VERY difficult challenge.

    Solo play is recommended for difficult challenges in the game, Co-op recommended for some good fun or help getting past those much harder fights (True Arena).

    Co-op also works well, though, I can't help but wonder why they won't let you play with separate screens if both players do not have the cartridge. They can do it with Spring Breeze... perhaps as a marketing ploy.

    Either way, I recommend it as a buy. Or a rent then buy.
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  6. JeremySchlossman
    Aug 21, 2009
    8
    A solid remake of a SNES Cult Classic. Kirby Super Star Ultra is a fine platformer with quite a bit of depth. There's tons of abilities and moves, much more so than any other Kirby title ever made. The majority of the game modes can be played with a buddy who also owns the game (albeit player 2 doesn't always have control of what ability he/she can use). Co-op makes the package really worthwhile, it's much better if you're playing with a friend. Graphics are standard fair for a Kirby game, not very flashy or pretty but always colorful and interesting. There are tons of baddies and bosses to take down, and the last few unlockable stages are actually quite challenging. You can get a good 20 hours out of the game if you 100%. It's still overall rather easy, and it really could have been done on the GBA (Many of the sprites used in Superstar are rehashed from NMiDL/Mirror). It's still a solid and fun game though. Recommended. Highly recommended if you can consistently play with a friend. Expand
  7. AprilButte
    Apr 21, 2009
    6
    The game is good,but it gets boring.The last level is very hard! you do the same thing in the whole game! my friend Meridith can't beat level two!!! I had a hard time trying to beat six.on two player mode with only one game card you have to look at the other player's screen and that is annoying! the game needs some upgrades. Expand

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