Parents' Guide to

Kirby Super Star Ultra

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cute sprite Kirby makes a classic game new-ish.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+

Kirby Super Star Ultra

Parents need to know that this is a remake of an old Super NES game recommended for ages 3 years and up. 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. Recommended for ages 3 years and up
age 6+


KST Is a awesome game and like all Kirby games, geared towards beginners. But, like all HAL games (EarthBound, Mother 3,) this gets a little dark on the end of some modes (Milky way Deans, the TRUE arena,) but NEARLY not as much as other games has has made. (Mother 3, I'm looking at you.)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (19):

You may well be disappointed with the very easy first game, Spring Breeze, because its four stages can be completed in just a half hour or less. But the other platform games, three of which are unlocked after you complete Spring Breeze, are more challenging. The Great Cave Offensive asks you to find 60 treasure chests in maze-like series of caves that can be fairly unforgiving.

Ultra is enhanced by its wireless DS cooperative and multiplayer ability. With one card, you can challenge up to three other pals to play the minigames. And you can play Spring Breeze with two players via wireless, too. Players don't require an extra game card to play these. Sadly, each player requires a game card for local wireless play. Still, with nicely updated game graphics, even more detailed cut scenes and a great variety of Kirby games, Ultra is well worth the price of admission -- if you haven't played the 1996 original and if you can deal with the fact that most of these games are pretty darn short.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: September 22, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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