Kirby Super Star

Kirby Super Star (SNES)


Super Nintendo
HAL Laboratory


Game Rating

User Ratings: 804

Our Review: 9/10


Also Known As
Kirby's Fun Pak
Number of Players
Action, Platformer
Release Date

Super Nintendo

  • 20th Sep 1996
  • 21st Mar 1996
  • 23rd Jan 1997

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • 17th May 2010, 800 points
  • 28th May 2010, 800 points
  • 13th Oct 2009, 800 points

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • 1st May 2013, ¥800
  • 23rd May 2013, £5.49
  • 23rd May 2013, $7.99
Kirby, Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online

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  • Review Kirby Super Star (Wii U eShop / SNES)


    Kirby Super Star is a smorgasbord of creativity, as if the developers at HAL Laboratory had a game jam for two weeks straight and came out on the other side with a beautifully disheveled collection of Kirby’s best. Nine sub-games, ranging from one-button tests of reflex to multi-hour adventures, are stuffed onto the SNES with no...

  • Review Kirby Super Star (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

    Suck on this!

    Kirby Super Star made its debut on the Super Nintendo console in 1996, and although the game came late in the system's lifecycle, it's gone on to become one of the most sought-after games in the series. Now with the release of the game on the Virtual Console, Wii fans can enjoy the classic in all of its original glory. The gameplay of...

About The Game

That awful King Dedede is at it again – he's stolen all the food in Dream Land.

It's up to Kirb to get it back and ultimately save Pop Star from being overtaken. In what may be the most diverse adventure yet for the round, pink hero, Kirby journeys through six main games and two minigames, finishing with the ultimate showdown in The Arena. Each game offers its own story and style of platforming action, as well as unique environments and an assortment of enemies.

Swallowing an enemy allows Kirby to copy the abilities of that enemy, granting him the power to perform special attacks and giving him a new hat to don. In a strategic twist, Kirby can now give up an acquired ability and use it to turn an enemy into a helper. The helper will follow Kirby around and automatically fight as his ally or offer a second player the chance to join in the game by controlling it.

There's never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and swallows enemies in his battle against King Dedede, Dyna Blade and Meta Knight.