History VideoGame / KirbySuperStar

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** ''Ultra'' redoes all of the visuals, replacing the dated, pre-rendered CGI level visuals from the original with gorgeous hand-drawn artwork.

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** ''Ultra'' redoes all of the visuals, replacing the dated, more dated pre-rendered CGI level visuals from the original with gorgeous hand-drawn artwork.
21st May '18 2:36:22 PM NoUsername
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** Before ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' was released, this was the only ''Kirby'' game to have ordinary enmies become playable helpers.

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** Before ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' was released, this was the only ''Kirby'' game to have ordinary enmies enemies become playable helpers.



* NeverSayDie: ''Ultra'' retranslates Meta Knight's death threat as [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom "Come meet your doom!!"]] On the SNES, it was "Prepare to die!" One of Meta Knight's earlier lines was changed to include the word "perish", though.

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* NeverSayDie: ''Ultra'' retranslates Meta Knight's death threat as [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom "Come meet your doom!!"]] On the SNES, it was "Prepare to die!" One of Meta Knight's earlier lines was were changed to include the word "perish", though.
9th May '18 11:43:07 PM NoUsername
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The TropeNamer himself actually averts this in both the original and the enhanced port. On the other hand, the Revenge of Meta Knight mode of the game was drastically altered, and Meta Knight's new dialogue makes him sound clearly villainous. They even made him threaten Kirby with ''[[NeverSayDie death]]''! Those changes have been maintained in ''Ultra'', [[{{Bowdlerize}} sans]] the "Prepare to die!" line--

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The TropeNamer himself actually averts this in both the original and the enhanced port. On the other hand, the Revenge of Meta Knight mode of the game was drastically altered, and Meta Knight's new dialogue makes him sound clearly villainous. They even made him threaten Kirby with ''[[NeverSayDie death]]''! Those changes have been were maintained in ''Ultra'', [[{{Bowdlerize}} sans]] the "Prepare to die!" line--



* BossRush: The Arena, which is the final game in the original version, has you fight every boss from the previous modes (as well as [[ZeroEffortBoss Waddle Dee]]) in a random order, before rematching the final boss.

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* BossRush: The Arena, which is the final game in the original version, has you fight every boss from the previous modes (as well as [[ZeroEffortBoss Waddle Dee]]) in a random order, before rematching the final boss. In the remake, The True Arena is the same concept with additional, more difficult bosses.



* TheCameo: In both versions, various ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' characters can be seen at the sides of King Dedede's arena and in Megaton Punch.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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In both versions, various ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' characters can be seen at the sides of King Dedede's arena and in Megaton Punch.



** Mario himself appears next to the Nintendo logo during the Milky Way Wishes credits.

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** Mario himself appears next to the Nintendo logo during the Milky Way Wishes credits.credits in the original game, and the Revenge of the King credits in the remake.



** ''Ultra'' changes some of the Treasures in The Great Cave Offensive to items that reference previous ''Kirby'' games. These are the Hyrda parts (referred to as Machine Parts) from ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'', the Cell Phone from ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', the Power Paintbrush from ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'', and the Triple Star Cane from ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''.

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** ''Ultra'' changes some of the Treasures in The Great Cave Offensive to items that reference previous ''Kirby'' games. These are the Hyrda Hydra parts (referred to as Machine Parts) from ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'', the Cell Phone from ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', the Power Paintbrush from ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'', and the Triple Star Cane from ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''.



* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Going from playing ''Super Star'' to ''Ultra'' can be quite difficult control-wise. In the original, it used the classic SNES control scheme of B being jump and Y attack, with A being used to summon a helper. In ''Ultra'', they went for control consistency with the GBA games and ''Squeak Squad'', having B as attack and A as jump (with X being used to create a helper). It can also be tricky if you, say, play ''Ultra'' first and then played the original on something like ''Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition''.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Going from playing ''Super Star'' to ''Ultra'' can be quite difficult control-wise. In the original, it used the classic SNES control scheme of B being jump and Y attack, with A being used to summon a helper. In ''Ultra'', they went for control consistency with the GBA games and ''Squeak Squad'', having B as attack and A as jump (with X being used to create a helper). It can also be tricky if you, say, play ''Ultra'' first and then played play the original on something like ''Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition''.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: If you copy the abilities of the enemy [[ThiefBag T.A.C.]], you'll gain the power Copy, which... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin allows you to copy the abilities of an enemy]], which would be great if that was not Kirby's ''default superpower''. It's NotCompletelyUseless, but the times it is useful are highly situational (e.g. Milky Way Wishes). On the other hand, making a T.A.C. helper effectively gives a second player the ability to copy (and discard) powers at will as well.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: If you copy the abilities of the enemy [[ThiefBag T.A.C.]], you'll gain the power Copy, which... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin allows you to copy the abilities of an enemy]], which would be great if that was not Kirby's ''default superpower''. It's NotCompletelyUseless, not entirely useless, but the times it is useful are highly situational (e.g. Milky Way Wishes). On the other hand, making a T.A.C. helper effectively gives a second player the ability to copy (and discard) powers at will as well.



** As far as Helpers go, T.A.C. is by far the most useful, especially against bosses. While normally he can shoot his arm out as a projectile to copy a foe's ability, most bosses don't have Copy Abilities, meaning that it deals damage instead. While it's a bit unwieldy to use, it still does good damage if used properly since it [[ChargedAttack can be charged up for quite a bit of damage]] (but it's not as effective in the air due to the charge time). From there, it can defeat several bosses in seconds. This makes him a surprisingly effective choice for clearing The Arena and Helper to Hero. He even has a guard that makes him completely invulnerable to damage by blending in with the background as an added bonus.

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** As far as Helpers go, T.A.C. is by far the most useful, especially against bosses. While normally he can shoot his arm out as a projectile to copy a foe's ability, most bosses don't have Copy Abilities, meaning that so it deals damage instead. While it's It's a bit unwieldy to use, it still does good damage but it's very effective if used properly since it [[ChargedAttack can be charged up for quite a bit of damage]] (but it's not as effective in the air due to the charge time). From there, it can defeat several bosses in seconds. This makes him a surprisingly effective choice for clearing The Arena and Helper to Hero. He even has a guard that makes him completely invulnerable to damage by blending in with the background as an added bonus.



** Also in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'', some of the names of other bosses were further changed - Ghameleo Arm became Chameleo Arm, Combo Cannon became Main Cannon #2, Halberd's Reactor was shortened to Reactor, and Heart of Nova became Galactic Nova Nucleus.[[note]]While the Halberd's cannon and reactor are unnamed in their appearance in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', Combo Cannon is still used consistently in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series.[[/note]]

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** Also in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'', some of the names of other bosses were further changed - Ghameleo Arm became Chameleo Arm, Combo Cannon became Main Cannon #2, Halberd's Reactor was shortened to Reactor, and Heart of Nova became Galactic Nova Nucleus.[[note]]While the [[note]]The Halberd's cannon and reactor are unnamed in their appearance in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', seems to have reverted back to Combo Cannon Cannon, as this is still used consistently the name given in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series.series and ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''.[[/note]]



** Before ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' was released, this was the only ''Kirby'' game to have all of the second player characters be friendly versions of various common {{Mook}}s that can use attacks from Kirby's various Copy Abilities (Bandana Waddle Dee notwithstanding).

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** Before ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' was released, this was the only ''Kirby'' game to have all of the second player characters be friendly versions of various common {{Mook}}s that can use attacks from Kirby's various Copy Abilities (Bandana Waddle Dee notwithstanding).ordinary enmies become playable helpers.



* EternalEngine: The Halberd in Revenge of Meta Knight and Mecheye(Mekkai in ''Ultra'') in Milky Way Wishes.

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* EternalEngine: The Halberd in Revenge of Meta Knight and Mecheye(Mekkai Mecheye (Mekkai in ''Ultra'') in Milky Way Wishes.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: A subversion. The final bosses of Milky Way Wishes first appear in its introduction sequence and are only seen again at the very end. However, in the original SNES version, the introduction sequence was both optional and [[GuideDangIt not indicated to even exist]], meaning many players probably felt this applied to [[spoiler:Nova and Marx]]. This was corrected in ''Ultra'', where the introduction is automatically played.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere:
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A subversion. The final bosses of Milky Way Wishes first appear in its introduction sequence and are only seen again at the very end. However, in the original SNES version, the introduction sequence was both optional and [[GuideDangIt not indicated to even exist]], meaning many players probably felt this applied to [[spoiler:Nova and Marx]]. This was corrected in ''Ultra'', where the introduction is automatically played.



* NeverSayDie: ''Ultra'' retranslates Meta Knight's death threat as [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom "Come meet your doom!!"]] On the SNES, it was "Prepare to die!" Meta Knight's previous line was changed to include the word "perish", though.

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* NeverSayDie: ''Ultra'' retranslates Meta Knight's death threat as [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom "Come meet your doom!!"]] On the SNES, it was "Prepare to die!" One of Meta Knight's previous line earlier lines was changed to include the word "perish", though.



* PalmtreePanic: Float Islands in Spring Breeze (and its variation Illusion Islands in Revenge of the King), Orange Ocean in Revenge of Meta Knight, and part of Aqualiss(Aquarius in ''Ultra'') in Milky Way Wishes.

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* PalmtreePanic: Float Islands in Spring Breeze (and its variation Illusion Islands in Revenge of the King), Orange Ocean in Revenge of Meta Knight, and part of Aqualiss(Aquarius Aqualiss (Aquarius in ''Ultra'') in Milky Way Wishes.



** ''Ultra'' redoes all of the visuals, replacing the pre-rendered CGI level visuals from the original.

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** ''Ultra'' redoes all of the visuals, replacing the dated, pre-rendered CGI level visuals from the original.original with gorgeous hand-drawn artwork.
14th Apr '18 4:10:06 AM ParaBeetleX
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* TheWorfBarrage: The [[SmartBomb Paint ability.]] You get it from one of three bosses, and while it does decent damage to the [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent first]] [[GiantEnemyCrab two]], it's only a light breeze [[TrueFinalBoss to the last]].
6th Apr '18 6:11:02 PM Karxrida
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** ''Ultra'' changes some of the Treasures in The Great Cave Offensive to items that reference previous ''Kirby'' games. These are the Hyrda parts (referred to as Machine Parts) from ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'', the Cell Phone from ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', the Power Paintbrush from ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'', and the Triple Star Cane from ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''.
6th Apr '18 5:54:42 PM Karxrida
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* GuideDangIt: The location of the secret planet "?" in Milky Way Wishes is hidden on a large green star that, while somewhat distinctive, likely would be overlooked and ignored unless one used a guide or flew around aimlessly for no particular reason and discovered it by accident. Not so much in ''Ultra,'' as the planet is more clearly marked by a blinking star that [[ConspicuouslyLightPatch stands out amongst the background]].

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* GuideDangIt: The location of the secret planet "?" in Milky Way Wishes is hidden on a large green star that, while somewhat distinctive, likely would be is easily overlooked and ignored unless one used uses a guide or flew flies around aimlessly for no particular reason and discovered to discover it by accident. Not so much in ''Ultra,'' as the planet is more clearly marked by a blinking star that [[ConspicuouslyLightPatch stands out amongst the background]].


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* MinecartMadness: Each section of The Great Cave Offensive is connected by tunnel with rideable minecarts, which run through the local mooks. Riding the carts isn't necessary, but doing so is faster than traversing the tunnels on foot.
30th Mar '18 4:13:34 AM LexTheDragon
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** Played straight with Computer Virus, which comes out of nowhere at the end of the crystal area of the Great Cave and wouldn't be the first thing you'd expect to be down there.
28th Mar '18 4:38:48 PM Karxrida
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** '''Meta Knightmare Ultra''': You play as Meta Knight through abridged versions of the original main games, excluding Gourmet Race and The Arena. Meta Knight has a whole suite of moves at his disposal, and uses them to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown thrash his way through the stages.]] His goal is to fight the ultimate warrior in the universe.

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** '''Meta Knightmare Ultra''': You play as Meta Knight through abridged versions of the original main games, excluding Gourmet Race and The Arena. Meta Knight has a whole suite of moves at his disposal, and uses them to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown thrash his way through the stages.]] His goal is to fight the ultimate warrior in the universe.universe, while your goal is the get the best time.
18th Mar '18 7:39:19 PM universalperson
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** This is the first ''Kirby'' game to portray Kirby as getting hats from his powers. It's also the only Kirby game where said hats can be removed to either turn into the various "Helpers" from the game (or turn Helpers into them) or to turn them into a different Helper. It's also the only game with Copy Ability hats that ''doesn't'' allow Kirby to voluntarily discard his abilities as ability stars (''Ultra'' restores this ability).
** This is the only ''Kirby'' game in the series to have all of the second player character being friendly versions of various common {{Mook}}s that can use attacks from Kirby's various Copy Abilities (Bandana Waddle Dee notwithstanding).

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** This is the first ''Kirby'' game to portray Kirby as getting hats from his powers. It's also the only Kirby game where said hats can be removed to either turn into the various "Helpers" from the game (or turn Helpers into them) or to turn them into a different Helper. It's also the only game with Copy Ability hats that ''doesn't'' allow Kirby to voluntarily discard his abilities as ability stars (''Ultra'' restores this ability).
ability). They can be discarded as ability hats though.
** This is Before ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' was released, this was the only ''Kirby'' game in the series to have all of the second player character being characters be friendly versions of various common {{Mook}}s that can use attacks from Kirby's various Copy Abilities (Bandana Waddle Dee notwithstanding).
10th Feb '18 9:53:10 PM GF93
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* IaijutsuPractitioner: Parodied in Samurai Kirby, in which the characters pull out [[SerialEscalation increasingly goofy]] {{Improbable Weapon|User}}s out of {{Hammerspace}}.

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* IaijutsuPractitioner: Parodied in Samurai Kirby, in which the characters pull out [[SerialEscalation increasingly goofy]] {{Improbable Weapon|User}}s out of {{Hammerspace}}. In order, Kirby uses a PaperFanOfDoom (Waddle Doo), a [[HyperspaceMallet squeaky toy hammer]] (Wheelie), a [[PieInTheFace custard pie]] (Chef Kawasaki), a party popper (King Dedede), and a standard sword (Meta Knight).
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