- Also Known As
- Kirby's Fun Pak
- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 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 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...
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...
But it has now been removed from sale
We never really expected to write about anything like this, but Automaton Media has reported on a rather unusual fan-made Kirby card game. That seems relatively harmless on its own — despite the fact that it's a card game featuring Kirby, a pretty huge Nintendo property, that was being sold on the Japanese...
A celebration of Kirby
Nintendo has added not one, not two, but three more Kirby games to its Switch Online Super Nintendo service. The catch is they're technically existing releases but are the 'SP' versions. They include Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby's Dream Course. This also bumps the Switch Online SNES application to Version...
A long weekend? More time for video games
If you celebrate it, Happy Easter! If not, we hope you at least have a nice, long weekend, or perhaps you're just going to relax more than normal. Whatever you're doing, we hope video games factor into your plans. This week, we got a new Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes trailer, which introduces us to...
Meta Knight's Revenge scores big
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards took place in Las Vegas last night and it was a big one for Kirby fans (we honestly never thought we'd say such words). The 8-Bit Big Band, which boasts 194K subscribers on YouTube, has won the 'Best Arrangement, Instrumental, Or A Capella' category for its beautiful take on 'Meta...
'Meta Knight's Revenge'
Today in 'headlines we didn't expect to be writing in 2021 – or indeed, ever', we bring you the news that a track from SNES classic Kirby Super Star (known as Kirby's Fun Pak in PAL regions) has been nominated for a Grammy. The prestigious awards ceremony is gearing up for its 64th event and the full list of 2022...
Star Fox, Kirby and more!
Just in case it had slipped your mind over the last week or so, we thought it best to remind you that you can now get stuck into six new (well, old but new) games on your Nintendo Switch. Today sees the release of Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, Kirby Super Star, Breath of Fire II, Journey To Silius, and
Arriving next week
Well, what a surprise. The day after Nintendo told us to try out F-Zero and other classic SNES games, it has now announced it will be adding six – yes, six – games to the Switch Online service on 12th December. Four are for the SNES app and the other two are for the NES app. Arguably the most exciting of the lot is Star Fox 2
Learn from the best
Over the past few weeks Nintendo has been publishing interviews with key developers of various SNES titles to coincide with the recent release of the SNES Mini and, bringing this fascinating series to a close, a sixth interview has been released to talk about Kirby Super Star. The interview is held with Masahiro Sakurai, creator...
About the man behind two of Nintendo’s most significant franchises
"I decide what goes in the game; nobody else." These were the words of Masahiro Sakurai during a 2008 interview with Official Nintendo Magazine about Super Smash. Bros. Brawl. It's a quote that stands out because it contrasts quite starkly with the modest way in which the man...
Another eight games after your coins
It's that time again, as Club Nintendo in North America has updated its rewards for September; once again there are eight downloads that you can pick up with some hard earned coins. This batch follows the same trend as the August equivalent, with six Virtual Console games and two DSiWare titles; the eight...
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.