Originally Published November 9, 2014
The first time I played Kirby Super Star, it was with a friend. We did
so via netplay, which is the connection of two emulators via the
internet. The connection was pretty poor, so there was lag, which was
responsible for glitchiness and poor performance, but it was still a
whole lot of fun.
We alternated who was Kirby and who was the
helper. In retrospect I should have been the helper more, because you
can only be the helper in two-player mode and I didn't realize how few
opportunities to play the game with someone else I would have. All the
helpers move with different physics, which is a real treat to play with
because everything is so crisp in KSS. Everything works like it should,
and playing as Plasma Wisp feels nothing like playing as Bio Spark.
castle section of the Great Cave Offensive is usually the point where
I'm like, "Fuck, this game is so good. I can't bear the thought of ever
playing it for the last time." I love the Great Cave Offensive, being a
treasure hunter and collecting treasures and being Kirby. I want to play
a game that is just an incredibly huge Great Cave Offensive.
of the subgames is called Revenge of Meta Knight. This is a misnomer
due to translation; Meta Knight isn't avenging anything. He is trying to
fulfill his ambition. We do not learn what his ambition actually is,
except for a probably-poorly-translated line, "Dream Land's lazy
lifestyle will end!" which, as far as I can tell, means he wants to
reduce unemployment. Anyway I think Kirby is the villain of this
scenario, basically just ruining Meta Knight's plan for no reason. Meta
Knight never tries again to accomplish his dream.
replayed all of the game as comfort food. I've 100%ed it more times than
I could count. I never want to play it alone again. It is a really
solid game, but it has nothing new for me. I want to introduce it to
other people by playing it with them.