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The Gamers Temple: Kirby Super Star Ultra Review

Review by Jason Nimer:

"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. But as Super Mario 64 was reinventing gaming as we knew it, Nintendo gave fans one last reason to keep their SNES's plugged into the RF switch ('member those?): Kirby Super Star. Its funny to imagine now that one of the best games on the SNES snuck in at the 11th hour, but that's exactly what happened.

Skip ahead to the present and Nintendo has given all of us ancient gamers a little fan service. Super Star, arguably Kirby's most beloved adventure, has been crammed onto a DS cart with all kinds of new stuff added to the original package, more than earning it the 'Ultra" found in the game's title. Before we get to it, though, I need to add a little disclaimer: It has been over 10 years since I played Kirby Super Star on the SNES, and its been even longer since I played Kirby's first adventure on the original Game Boy. A lot of the elements found in Ultra are taken from these two games, so if I misremember or mischaracterize something, its only because I've been out of Kirby's loop for longer than some gamers have even been alive. Consider this an advance mea culpa."

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