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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: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Oct 5, 2012
    10
    Another exelent title from nintendo,all af the stories and upgrades makes this game so awesome!
  2. Mar 18, 2018
    10
    This game man, I tell you, if you haven't played this masterpiece, what the heck are you doing with your life?! GO GET THIS GAME! This was myThis game man, I tell you, if you haven't played this masterpiece, what the heck are you doing with your life?! GO GET THIS GAME! This was my first Kirby game I had ever played and to this day, no Kirby game has surpassed it. The gameplay is super fun with tight controls, there is so many different games inside of this one tiny DS cartridge that will keep you busy for hours on end. On top of adding on to the excellent 1996 SNES classic, there is a mode where you play as FREAKING META KNIGHT! And also, HUGE shoutout to the epic music in this game. It is hands down the best in the series alongside Return to Dreamland and the Original Super Star. I don't say this much about video games and not a lot of games are perfect, but this game fits the mold perfectly (no pun intended). I also don't think most people can disagree with me, since most sites i see top 10 Kirby games in Super Star Ultra or the Original take #1. Expand
  3. May 13, 2020
    10
    I remember playing this game when I was little! It was on my mom's DS! It was fun!
  4. Nov 1, 2018
    9
    Игра хороша. Игра не сильно кроткая и не сильно длинная. Проработка уровней в Кирби всегда хороша. В игру интересно играть.Игра хороша. Игра не сильно кроткая и не сильно длинная. Проработка уровней в Кирби всегда хороша. В игру интересно играть.
  5. May 26, 2011
    9
    So many games in one! I would've like more unlockable minigames, however. But that is a minor complaint. This game is a gem, and you shouldSo many games in one! I would've like more unlockable minigames, however. But that is a minor complaint. This game is a gem, and you should definitely own this. Expand
  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 abilitiesA 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 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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