Conclusion: Concept: An enhanced port of a little-remembered SNES platformer, with two-player co-op support
Graphics: For fans of the colorful 16-bit days, its revamped graphics are beautiful. Also features new animated cutscenes
Sound: Minimal sound effects, forgettable music. Kirby is no Mario in the sound department
Playability: Kirby's not the most nimble platformer hero on the block, but the basic gameplay is sound
Entertainment: Kirby will be nostalgic fun for some, but its...
Excerpt: If you were around and can remember the transition from the SNES to the Nintendo 64, you'll know that it was a bizarre time to be a gamer. The Sega Genesis was out of the picture almost entirely, the SNES was winding down and the N64 was the "it" item of the day, selling out as fast or faster than the Wii, 360 and PS3 did when they were new.
Excerpt: What is Kirby? Yes, I know he's a pink blob, but what exactly is he? Mario's a human being. Donkey Kong is an ape. Link is an elf-like boy. What is Kirby? WELL? WELL? Wikipedia says he's (he's definitely a he, isn't he?) a "small, pink, spherical creature with large red feet, stubby flap-like arms and trademark pink cheek-blushes".
Summary: While this remake may not have the impact that the original SNES version did, its use of multiple ''games'' remains cute and clever on a macro level. But after plenty of suck, swallow, transform, kill, the various ways HAL Labs frames these packs of stages fades into the background and you're left with a relatively simple and easy platformer by today's standards. However, the punchy graphics and new endgame content will do the trick for nostalgic gamers, and Smash Bros.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a remake of an old Super NES game. The game contains a series of short platform-style games, some perhaps too short. It's E-rated, with mild cartoon violence that includes the use of a sword and some shooting.
Excerpt: I had the chance to review the latest DS release by Nintendo, Kirby Super Star Ultra. This is a game that first saw the light of day on the SNES in 1996. It is yet another game that has been resurrected and given a second chance on the Nintendo DS. Now I didn't get an real good opportunity to play it back in 1996, so when I got my review copy of the newly released DS version I was kind of excited as I enjoy any Kirby games as the pink and pudgy hero and I share a...
Summary: The Kirby franchise is a little weird. Whenever one comes along, it tends to be cut from the same cloth: a colorful, well-designed platformer with no challenge factor to speak of, often designed to be someone’s first video game. If you cannot beat an average Kirby title (not counting Canvas Curse ), you’re either brand new to video games or you have the hand-eye coordination of a coral snake.
Conclusion: Kirby Super Star Ultra is a collection of some of the best action Kirby has ever seen. The various sub-games are entirely self-contained, bite-sized experiences, all of which contain some sort of unique gameplay elements to help differentiate them from their brethren. If you were a fan of the original Kirby Super Star, while this version doesn’t add a breathtaking amount of content, it should still warrant consideration.