Toronto Thumbs writes: "While the Mario series is where Nintendo refines the platformer genre, the Kirby series is where ideas are tried, played around with, discarded, and picked up again. Kirby Superstar, a half-forgotten title from the SNES era that was thankfully re-released on the DS, best exemplifies this. It's a collection of small little experiments in form. Different types of games, different objectives, the only constant being Kirby. As a whole, it's a series that should come with footnotes*."