Kirby Super Star | Jan 16, 2020 | 4:26hrs | rating: 2/5
It’s a Kirby platformer, but divided into many bite-sized games/stories. One has you racing against Dedede, one has you collecting treasure on a huge map, one has the enemies live-commenting as you raid through Metaknight’s ship, and so on.
GAMEPLAY: Each of the “mini-games” are controlled the same way, and I suppose it works, but personally I never cared for the Kirby gameplay. It’s always very easy, and I’m not motivated to try out the different abilities when I can just fly over the enemies anyway.
AUDIOVISUALLY: It’s clear that it came out late in the SNES’ life-span, as there are lots of detailed backgrounds and lots of effects. The music is quite catchy too.
STORY/PRESENTATION: I have to say I’m not a fan of the structure. Each “game” is too short to build up anything meaningful, so it feels more like a bunch of demos. The Metaknight story is pretty cool though.
MULTIPLAYER: A second player can at any point join in as an extra player, which is good for kids, but doesn’t add anything in the way of interactivity or depth. The versus mini-games are fun for 5 minutes.
I just can’t agree with the praise for this one. As with all Kirby games I guess, but this one is extra short and underwhelming.