Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
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  1. Kirby Super Star Ultra delivers an adequate platforming experience with Kirby at the peak of his platforming game -- lots of modes, solid presentation, lots of powers, variations on the main concept...But, like Kirby titles before it, a new coat of paint and some extra modes can't hide the fact that Kirby's outings generally lack the finesse and expert execution of other titles in the genre.
  2. What’s left is a game that is clearly a few ­generations behind the times.
  3. This is in many ways a very classic 2D adventure. Jumping, consuming objects and waving umbrellas is fun but the somewhat uneven level design keeps this from reaching the true heights of 2D adventures on the DS. The game is also way too easy, but the second part is so good that you're sure to enjoy the experience despite this.
  4. 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.
  5. NZGamer
    Newcomers might be flummoxed by the dynamics while seasoned gamers will quickly crack this, but you could do a lot worse if you're after a platforming fix. [Dec 2008, p.70]
  6. Kirby Super Star Ultra is a solid title that could have been just a little fresher while still keeping Kirby rad. If only the little cream puff could run up onto some baddies that were a little more hardcore, his abilities might finally outshine his amazing super-cuteness.
  7. A solid 90's style platformer with some tacked on minigames and a reasonable multiplayer angle. Good fodder for a trip down memory lane, and beautifully animated.
  8. 65
    Despite a great presentation and being simply is fun to play, it's disappointing that even over 10 years, something hasn't been developed to rival its position as one of the best Kirby titles ever, especially when this could of been it instead.
  9. Copying enemy abilities and working alongside helper characters is cool, and we dig the imaginative environments, but there's not enough to keep us hooked.
  10. Certainly a career high for Kirby, but he still wilts next to serious platforming competition.
  11. Kirby Super Star Ultra definitely represents the series' nineties high point, but Kirby has never really scaled too lofty a peak.
  12. Ultra is a unbalanced collection of different games that look and feel enough like one big game, but they don’t offer the variety to make it feel refreshing. This is just a standard Kirby-game that isn’t any better than the previous game, Mouse Attack.
  13. 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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#4 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#11 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 134
  1. Oct 5, 2012
    Another exelent title from nintendo,all af the stories and upgrades makes this game so awesome!
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    An excellent upgrade to an already awesome classic Super Nintendo title. This time around, the compilation includes all the games andAn excellent upgrade to an already awesome classic Super Nintendo title. This time around, the compilation includes all the games and mini-games from the SNES release along with even more new games (Including one starring Meta Knight) and mini-games than before! The graphics and audio have been updated from the original release and new features have been added, there is also new music tracks, bonus video clips and even more bosses that where not in the original version. You can play this game multiplayer by using two game cards and a download play demo with minigames and Spring Breeze but both players have to share one DS screen. With all the high quality content crammed into one cartridge along with multiplayer support, any fan of Kirby should not pass up this amazing compilation. Full Review »
  3. May 20, 2018
    kirby super star nota 10...................................................