Kirby Super Star Ultra DS

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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 andKirby 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
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  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. 90
    Kirby fans and lovers of the platform genre in general should certainly not miss out.
  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. While it's not as imaginative, challenging or as well designed as New Super Mario Bros., still the best platformer on the console, it's a solid addition to the DS' impressive library of platform games.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Oct 5, 2012
    10
    Another exelent title from nintendo,all af the stories and upgrades makes this game so awesome!
  2. Oct 24, 2015
    10
    This is my all time favorite video game.Taking the timeless Kirby super star and expanding upon it.Thes expansions include all new levels,bossThis is my all time favorite video game.Taking the timeless Kirby super star and expanding upon it.Thes expansions include all new levels,boss fights,And more overall gameplay.If I were to co with a minor flaw its that multiplayer is less accessable. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    10
    Being a huge Kirby fan, my expectations went through the roof, I mean, Kirby Super Star was awesome enough! But no...they gave the fans whatBeing a huge Kirby fan, my expectations went through the roof, I mean, Kirby Super Star was awesome enough! But no...they gave the fans what they didn't even know they really wanted and amazed us with this FANTASTIC remake! Including all the old fun content from it's 1996 prequel and a TON of new content, this game NEVER gets boring. Tons of abilities and mini-games and even if you DO get bored playing this, you'll instantly have more fun with a different game on this wonderful cartridge. It satisfies the gamer as much as it can and putting those dumb critics who hate the game aside, I really loved this game. If you liked Kirby Super Star, have a DS, 2DS or 3DS, or are a Kirby fan looking for hours and even days of fun, this is the game for you! Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2015
    9
    This was an awesome game to play when I was a kid.
    But it gets boring when you get all profiles to 100%.
    I still can't beat helper to hero
    This was an awesome game to play when I was a kid.
    But it gets boring when you get all profiles to 100%.
    I still can't beat helper to hero with all characters on them though...
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  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, andHaving 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. Oct 15, 2016
    9
    Underated game. Why is the critic score so low? This game is much better than kirby mass attack. There is so many things to do in this game.Underated game. Why is the critic score so low? This game is much better than kirby mass attack. There is so many things to do in this game. Very fun and well made. 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 beatThe 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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