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Kirby Star Allies

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Kirby Star Allies
星のカービィ スターアライズ
Hoshi no Kābi Sutā Araizu
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North American box art.
Developer(s): HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: 2D Platformer
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: Kirby: Planet Robobot
Successor: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Release dates
Worldwide: March 16, 2018[1][2][3][4]
S. Korea: April 26, 2018
ESRB: E10+
USK: 6
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Kirby Star Allies is a 2D platforming installment in the Kirby series, released worldwide in March 2018.


Nintendo website (E3 2017)

The pink puff is back—in HD—and he's not alone.

Kirby™ is back—and he's finally on the Nintendo Switch console in HD! But this time, he's not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts and gather helpers for a party of up to four characters. On top of that, you can join with up to three friends for a different kind of team-up action!


  • The newest Kirby title comes to the Nintendo Switch console in HD
  • Recruit up to three enemies as helpers by hitting them with hearts
  • Returning copy abilities include, Sword, Fire, Water, Bomb, Broom and many more!
  • Imbue copy abilities with different elements, such as wind, water, fire and electricity, by borrowing or giving them to helpers to add more attack power, unleash powerful attacks, or solve puzzles
  • Up to 4 players can join in with the horizontal Joy-Con™ controller configuration, or 8 Joy-Con with 4 Joy-Con Grips
Nintendo eShop

Classic Kirby enemies are his new best friends!

When a new evil threatens Planet Popstar, Kirby will need a little help from his...enemies?! By making friends out of foes, up to three players can drop in or out of the adventure at any time. With new and expanded copy abilities, classic Kirby action is deeper than ever: combine abilities with elements such as ice or fire to create new friend abilities!


In distant space, a mysterious robed figure is performing a ritual in front of a large crystal heart. Releasing the seal on the heart, it suddenly shatters into pieces that scatter throughout space; some of these fragments land on Planet Popstar. Kirby suddenly wakes up to find Waddle Dees bringing food to Castle Dedede; believing that Dedede is stealing all of Dream Land's food again, Kirby sets off to stop him.


Gameplay is largely based upon that of previous 2D Kirby platforming games, most notably Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In addition to being able to copy enemy powers by inhaling them, Kirby can also have up to three enemies join his side by hitting them with hearts, similar to the Helper system featured in Kirby Super Star; these enemies can be computer-controlled, or controlled by additional players which can drop in our out at any time. In addition to having these enemies fight by his side, players can also combine certain abilities to either enhance the power of an ability or use a special combination attack.[5][1]

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details

Nintendo Switch Game Card
Digital download

Download size

2.8 GB

Supported features

Nintendo Switch Online (Save Data Cloud), amiibo (Read Only)

Input / compatible controllers

Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller


A demo for Kirby Star Allies was released as a download on the Nintendo eShop before the game's release, in Europe on March 1, 2018[6], and in North America on March 4, 2018.[7]

The demo features two playable stages, which combine portions of stages from the first world of the game. The first stage, titled Grassland Stage, features portions of the Green Gardens, Honey Hill, and Fruity Forest stages. The second stage, Cave & Castle Stage, features portions of the Donut Dome, Reef Resort, and Clash at Castle Dedede stages. These stages are playable either in single-player or multiplayer.


Version no. Release date(s) Description
1.1.1 March 16, 2018 Text will now properly display when changing the system language to Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Korean, issue fixes.
2.0.0 March 27, 2018 Adds Marx, Gooey, and Rick & Kine & Coo as additional Dream Friends; adds one additional Celebration Picture, issue fixes.
3.0.0 July 27, 2018 Adds Adeleine & Ribbon, Dark Meta Knight, and Daroach as additional Dream Friends; adds three additional Celebration Pictures, issue fixes.
4.0.0 November 30, 2018 Adds the Heroes in Another Dimension mode, adds Magalor, Taranza, and Susie, and the Three Mage-Sisters as additional Dream Friends; adds an additional highest difficulty option to The Ultimate Choice, adds additional Celebration Pictures, issue fixes.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nintendo Direct Mini 1.11.2018. Nintendo (YouTube; January 11, 2018). Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  2. Nintendo Direct Mini - 11.01.2018. Nintendo UK (YouTube; January 11, 2018). Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  3. Nintendo Direct mini 2018.1.11. Nintendo 公式チャンネル (YouTube; January 11, 2018). Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  4. Nintendo continues momentum into 2018: Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario Tennis coming to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Australia (January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  5. Kirby for Nintendo Switch - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2017. Nintendo (YouTube; June 13, 2017). Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  6. Nintendo of Europe on Twitter (March 1, 2018). Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  7. Kirby Star Allies demo out now in North America. Nintendo Everything (March 4, 2018). Retrieved April 14, 2018.

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