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KIRBY SUPER STAR ULTRA: COPY ABILITY GUIDE AND FAQ By: Turner Bilodeau (LinkElfice510) _______________________________________________________________ __________________________11111111111__________________________ ____________________11111111111111111111111____________________ ________________111111111111111111111111111111_________________ _____________111111111111111111111111111111111111______________ ____________111111111111111111111111111111111111111____________ __________11111111111111¶¶¶11111111¶¶¶11111111111111___________ _________11111111111111¶…..¶111111¶.….¶1111111111111___________ ________111111111111111¶…..¶111111¶…….¶111111111111111_________ _______1111111111111111¶¶…¶¶111111¶¶…¶¶1111111111111111________ ______11111111111111111¶¶¶¶¶111111¶¶¶¶¶111111111111111111______ ____1111111111111111111¶¶¶¶¶111111¶¶¶¶¶11111111111111111111____ __111111111111110000011¶###¶111111¶###¶111000011111111111111___ _11111111111110000000001¶#¶11111111¶#¶11000000001111111111111__ 1111111111111111000001111111$$$$$$$1111111000001111111111111111 1111111111111111111111111111$22222$1111111111111111111111111111 _1111111111111111111111111111122211111111111111111111111111111_ ___111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111___ _______1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111_______ ________1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111_________ _________11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111__________ __________111111111111111111111111111111111111111111___________ _________4441111111111111111111111111111111111111114444________ _______44444441111111111111111111111111111111111144444444______ _____44444444444411111111111111111111111111111144444444444_____ ____4444444444444444111111111111111111111144444444444444444____ ___444444444444444444444444441111144444444444444444444444444___ ___44444444444444444444444444______4444444444444444444444444___ _____444444444444444444________________44444444444444444444____ _______________________________________________________________ Kirby ASCII Art by genis_sage777 ---Table of Contents---- 1. Legal Information (LI) 2. Version History (VH) 3. Introduction/Greetings (I/G) 4. Brief Intro to Kirby and Copy Abilities (BIKCA) 5. List of Copy Abilites (LCA) 6. In-depth Explaination of Copy Abilites (IECA) 7. Copy Ability Combos (CAC) 8. Enemies that give Copy Abilities (ECA) 9. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 10. Dumb Questions (DQ) 11. Conclusion (CONC) 12. Credits and Thanks (CT) ------------------------ ---1. Legal Information (LI)--- This guide is copyright Turner Bilodeau (LinkElfice510) 2008-2009, and may NOT be replicated, used without permission, or placed on any website that I have not personally given permission to. The only sites that may use this guide are: www.gamefaqs.com www.supercheats.com Any other site found with this guide on it will be found guilty of copyright infringment and illegal use of content. And my ex-girlfriend's dad is a copyright lawyer, so don't try me. He told me that he would be happy to help me with any issues with copyright infringment on this guide. If you want to use this on a site, email me at Lildrummerboy697@gmail.com and most of the time, I will say yes. Be sure to include "KSSU Permission" in the topic header to catch my attention. But I swear to God, if you send me spam, you will be a very sorry individual. The whole "Make you a very sorry individual" part is a work in progress, but it'll be epic. I can tell. ---2. Version History (VH)--- .5 (12/10/08): Guide started but not yet submitted. This could be the longest section of the process, as I have exams coming up very soon. School is much more important than this anyways. 1.0 (12/13/08): First version completed and submitted, a lot quicker than I thought it would! 1.05 (12/14/08): GUIDE ACCEPTED! YES! Oh, and ASCII art changed 1.1 (1/1/09): New section started, new site allowed to use, and added extra stuff in the Legal Information 2.0 (I don't remember the date): New section completed, Suplex finished (didn't realize that I hadn't finished it when I first submitted it <________<), fixed a few typos, added a few snyde remarks to some of my own walkthrough just for my humor and sanity, fixed Jet (sorry Nate, you missed the point of the guide, \but I am still very grateful), added the "Dumb Questions" section 2.2 (6/12/09): Updated copyright year, started Combo section, removed AOA section; If you want boss help, use the guide found here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/949625/54444 ---3. Introductions/Greetings (I/G)--- Hey there readers, thanks for choosing my Copy Abilites FAQ. I'm Turner Bilodeau, or LinkElfice510 on the GameFAQs message boards. This is my first guide to write, and I'm hoping it works out well. You may be wondering, "What is the point of this guide?" The answer is this: a very clear explaination of the copy abilites that Kirby can aquire in Kirby Super Star Ultra. Sometimes the in-game explaination can be unclear and/or hard to understand, so that's what I'm here for: to make everything seem easy If anything in this guide seems vague, email me. I will answer you question to my full capacity, update my FAQ if required, and add your question to my FAQs section. ---4. Brief Intro to Kirby and Copy Abilities (BIKCA)--- If you say Kirby to a friend, you will get two answers: "The vacuum cleaners?" or "That pink dude that eats stuff?". What this is all about is the latter. Kirby became famous for his ability to eat an enemy with a special power and in turn gaining that power. These copy abilities give Kirby a fighting chance in the harsh worlds of Dream Land. If Kirby were to eat a dragon, he would get the ability to breath fire, fly around, cause pain to townsfolk, and kidnap maidens to pleasure him and fufill his sick and twisted desires. It's really that simple. People tend to overcomplicate things they think about and this is a huge victim to that. Lastly, an ideal copy ability is one that has many moves, not too hard to learn, and is very useful. One use only copy abilities lack variety and are very cheap most of the time. That doesn't mean they aren't good though. In the guide, I will mark "ideal" copy abilities (in my opinion) with stars surrounding their name. ---5. List of Copy Abilities (LCA)--- The following is a complete list of the copy abilities in Kirby Super Star Ultra: -Beam -Bomb -Cook -Copy -Crash -Cutter -Fighter -Fire -Hammer -Ice -Jet -Mike -Mirror -Ninja -Paint -Parasol -Plasma -Sleep -Stone -Suplex -Sword -Wheel -Wing -Yo-yo **I will not be doing Starship because there is no object to swallow** Explainantions will of course follow, as well as what you can do. ---6. In-depth Explaination of Copy Abilites (IECA)--- I promised you explainations, and here they are. This is the whole point of my guide. Now, let's get started! ***NOTE: ^ means up on the control pad, v is down, > is right, and < is left. ***NOTE: All directions are assuming you are facing right on the screen. ***NOTE: Don't be afraid of the walls of text. They are pretty easy to read in reality. But they do bite. You are warned. The explainations will be formatted in the following way: Name of power Difficulty to use (out of 5) Usefulness (out of 5) In-game details Moves that you can perform and how to perform them Special notes (number of times it can be used, etc.) Tips and tricks to this power Summary and my opinion of the power BEAM Difficulty to use: */***** Usefulness: **.5/***** (2.5 out of 5) Flail this beam like a whip. It has many useful attacks. Try to store up a super shot! B: Beam Whip: To do this, tap B. That's it. Dash+B: Cycle Beam: Press B while running. Ta-da! Dash+B in air: Beam Blast: While running, jump and press B. Not too hard ^,>, or v+B near foe: Capture Beam: Get near an enemy, hold one of those directions and press B. Press B again to release them and usually kill them. Hold B long+Release: Wave Beam: Hold B until Kirby blinks rapidly. The end. Special notes: None Tips and tricks: Use Wave Beam as much as you can. Charge it in midair, etc. Cycle Beam tends to hurt you more than it does help you, and Beam Whip is good for crowd control. Beam Blast is iffy, so use with caution, although it does give you a little jump when executed. Summary and Opinion: Beam in other Kirby games has been considered one of the worst Copy Abilites. In KSSU however, it is very (BITE) formidable and one of my favorites to boot in this game. Why Nintendo made it so bad, I don't know. When you are in a pinch, look towards Beam for quick salvation. BOMB Difficulty to use: ***/***** Usefulness: **/***** Grab a bomb and hold the button to set the throw angle. Toss it and it'll go Ka-BOOM! B: Ready Bomb: Tab B and Kirby will be holding a bomb Ready Bomb+B: Bomb Throw: After using Ready Bomb, press B and a little crosshairs will pop up. That shows the throwing angle. Dash+Bomb Throw: Straight Throw: While running and holding a bomb, press B B near foe: Bomb Drop: Near an enemy, press B to stick a bomb on then, similar to Solid Snake sticking mines on opponents in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. v+B: Bomb Set: While holding Down on the Control Pad, press B Special notes: If you don't throw your bomb soon enough, it will explode and hurt Kirby. We don't like that. Tips and Tricks: Bomb Drop stuns the enemy(and can cause victims to drop food most of the time) and hurts enemies that are too close to the explosion. Bomb Set spam is great for hiding, and Straight Throw goes very fast. Summary and Opinion: Bomb is a copy ability that I never really took a liking to, but I tried to make sure that didn't affect its rating. The Bomb Throw crosshairs can really inconveinence you because it doesn't go backwards. Also, the higher you toss it, the slower it moves. The saving grace in my opinion is Bomb Set spam. This is GREAT for fast killing and staying safe. Bomb Drop can help when you need food also. Bomb Set can also be used to clear an area that you are dropping into; just drop bombs and kill anything that could be harmful. COOK Difficulty to use: /***** (Zero difficulty) Usefulness: *****/***** What's on today's menu? Put all your foes in the pot and stew them to perfection! B: Cook Pot: Press B. That's all. Special Notes: One time use when you catch an enemy or star. Tips and Tricks: Use this when there are a lot of enemies and/or stars on one screen if you are close to death. Summary and Opinion: Cook is amazing. It kills all enemies (normal enemies, not mini-bosses and bosses) and turns them into FOOD! Eat them up and get healed. What could beat that? COPY Diffculty to use: */***** Usefulness: **/***** Use a strange light to analyze and then copy foes' abilites. Might you learn weird ones? B: Analyze Beam: Press B to use this. Done and done Special Notes: Goes away once you scan an enemy that has a special power (not mini-bosses or bosses). Kills normal enemies. Tips and Tricks: None really... Summary and Opinion: The only use for Copy that I know is in Milky Way Wishes, you can scan the Crash enemy and get the Crash copy ability. Very mediorce... CRASH Difficulty to use: /***** Usefulness: *****/***** KO all foes with a big BOOM! But be careful. This ultimate weapon has only 1 charge. B: Crash Fireball: Again, tap B and you're done. Special Notes: KOs all enemies and does massive damage to bosses. Tips and tricks: Use when a lot of enemies are around; they could drop food! Summary and Opinion: Crash is like Cook that has an extra AND missing feature: It can hurt bosses and kill mini-bosses, but there isn't a guarentee of food. And when food does appear, it's not nearly as much. It can also hit switches. *CUTTER* (Crap, now I have to write walls of text again) Difficulty to use: **/***** Usefulness: ****/***** Throw a boomerang all over! Slash! Jab! Strike! You can even cut ropes! B: Cutter Boomerang: Press B to throw and it will come back to you. Dash+B: Cutter Dash: While running, press B. Hold B in air: Sweep Cutter: While falling, press and hold B. Easy! v+B in air: Cutter Drop: Hold Down and press B. You will fall fast and hurt anything that gets in your way. B near foe: Cleaving Cutter: When near a foe, press B. You will use the cutter like a sword BBB near foe: Nonstop Cutter->Final Cutter: Press B 3 times near a foe to use this combo of epicness. Special Notes: None Tips and Tricks: Final Cutter works wonders on bosses. Spam at will. Summary and Opinion: Cutter has been reliable and useful since Day 1. With the addition of the Nonstop and Final Cutter, this copy ability made a claim to fame as one of the most effective copy abilities that could be used as many times as desired. Sadly, you cannot control the direction of the Cutter Boomerang like you could in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. Sadface. However, I still consider this an ideal copy ability *FIGHTER* Difficulty to use: **.5/***** Usefulness: ****/***** Hi-yaa! Hold the B Button longer for a stronger blow! That punch is an instant KO! **This will be listed differently. L means hold Long, S means hold Short/tap** B[S]: Vulcan Jab: Tab B to execute B[L]: Smash Punch: Press and hold B for about a second to execute Dash+B[S]: Leg Sweep: While running, tap B Dash+B[L]: Spin Kick: While running, press and hold B for about a second to perform B in air[S]: Down Kick: While in the air, tap B. B in air[L]: Double Kick **The following moves do not require B to be held for diff. amounts of time** ^+Hold B: Rising Break: While holding Up on the Control Pad, press B ^,>,or v+B near foe: Grab Foe: Hold one of the three listed directions down and press B to grab a foe Grab Foe+B: Arm throw: Press B after using Grab Foe Grab Foe+< or v+B: Judo Throw: Hold one of the two directions down and press B after using Grab Foe Special Notes: Lots of power but lots of lag. Tips and Tricks: Use the powerful moves with discresion;the lag can leave you wide open. Summary and Opinion: Fighter has always been diverse, and in KSSU it's even more so. The lag and power balance eachother out, and while some moves are tricky to pull off, they are well worth time, patience, and practice. That is why Fighter is an ideal Copy Ability. FIRE Difficulty to use: **/***** Usefulness: **.5/***** Burn bright wiht fire power! Light the fuse! Yow! How! You're on fire, man! Yoww! B: Fire Breath: Press and hold B to use properly Fire Breath+Control Pad: Aim Fire Breath: Up moves it up, left goes left, etc. Hold B+Hold <: Fireball Inferno: Hold B, hold Left, and wait until it hits you Dash+B: Burn: While running, press B. B in air: Fireball spin: Press B in the air B prior to landing: Fireball Roll: When you are near the ground, press B to execute Special Notes: None Tips and Tricks: Fireball Inferno is (BITE) pretty powerful. Also, when you are blowing fire, any enemy that gets too close above you will be hurt. Use Burn when lighting fuses. Summary and Opinion: If Fire was this way in all Kirby games, I would love it. The only thing that is keeping this from being an ideal copy ability is the lack of firepower (no pun intended) from most of the moves. Use Fireball Inferno to do damage fast. *HAMMER* Difficulty to use: **/***** Usefulness: ****/***** This hammer packs a wallop! Punish stakes and blocks! When it's on fire, foes beware! B: Hammer: Press B Dash+B: Hammer Swing: While running, press B to spin and swing B in air: Giant Swing: While falling, press B. Enjoy Dash+B in air: Ultra-Giant Swing: When you are running, jump, and press B to watch the fireworks (hammerworks?) ^+B: Hammer Flip: While holding Up, press B. See more about this below Dash+X: Hammer Throw: X? Weird...anyways, while running press X. Special Notes: Hammer Throw does decent damage, but it costs you the copy ability Tips and Tricks: Use Hammer Flip against bosses. It will dominate them. I personally promise you this. Timing is key, however. Summary and Opinion: Hammer is powerful and has decent speed to boot. This copy ability is surely worthy of Ideal Copy Ability, so if you are ever offered Hammer, TAKE IT! *ICE* Diffuclty to use: */***** Usefulness: ****/***** Freeze foes with icy breath! Kick ice cubes into others! When you dash, you skate! Dash: Skate: Simply run to skate. B: Ice Breath: Press and hold B to blow out icy air that freezes enemies B in air: Ice Sprinkle: While in the air, press B to spin around slowly, shooting icy breath that freezes Dash+B in air: Super Ice Sprinkle: While skating, jump and press B to spin around shooting icy breath that freezes about 2-3 times faster than Ice Sprinkle does Dash+Hold B/BBB: Ice Storm: This can be executed 2 ways: While skating, press B -OR- Press B three times. This is based off Freeze from Kirby's Adventure on NES/Nightmare in Dream Land on GBA ^,>,or v+B near foe: Ice Suction: When near a foe, press one of the three listed directions and B to inhale the enemy Ice Suction+B: Ice Ejection: Spit out a frozen block of ice that damages all it hurts Tap Frozen Foe: Ice Kick: This couldn't be simpler;touch an ice cube that used to be an enemy and ta-da! Special Notes: The shield for Ice is a block of ice. No special effects but it looks interesting. Tips and Tricks: Ice Sprinkle/Super Ice Sprinkle is great for hovering enemies and bosses, but be careful on Kracko. Kracko Jr. won't do much to you though. Ice Storm destroys all projectiles so that's nice too. Ice Suction->Ice Ejection is considered (BITE) the best grab/throw in KSSU. Summary and Opinion: God, Tips and Tricks were long winded...that was pretty much everything I had to say :/ OH YEAH! Ice is really good in this game. The diversity of the moves is a huge contributing factor to it being an Ideal Copy Ability. Nate Baker sent in the following Section, with some editing by me: *JET* Difficulty to use ****/***** Usefulness *****/***** Strap jet power to your back! Hold the B Button to charge, then let go to hit Mach 5! B (hold): stores power: Press and hold B to store power Release B: jet kick: Just tap B to do this Release B in air: jet headbutt: Tap B in the air Release B at max power: Jet dash: Hold B until Kirby starts blinking, and then release B to let loose B during Jet Dash: Jet Cracker: While Dashing, press B to send forth a HUGE energy-thingie that does in fact own anyone it touches >,^, or v+B near foe: Jet Blow: Near a foe, press >, ^, or v Max power + Jet Blow: Rocket Dive: When you have max power, press >, ^, or v Store Power + A or Y: Power Save: While Charging, press A or Y to store power A or Y in air: hover: Hold A or Y in the air to hover...really dumb in my opinion A or Y with max power in air: Ultra jet jump: While in the air AND with max power, press A or Y to jump upwards very quickly Special notes: During Jet dash you are in invincible until the end. If you are hit while storing power or saved power the charge will be lost. Tips and Tricks: You can also use power save by guarding. Guarding also prevents the chrge from being lost when you are it. Spam Jet Cracker as it is a ranged attack and does decent damage. It also stops you automatically if you need to stop. You can use Jet Dash to go through most attacks. Summary and opinion: Jet is one of the ideal powers. It takes time to effectively use it however. Jet kick and Jet Headbutt aren't very effective but Jet cracker works wonders against bosses and mininbosses and again Jet Dash is great for moving fast an going through attacks. Just make sure you don't land on the enemy. MIKE Difficulty to use: */***** Usefulness: ****/***** Owowow! Ohh, yeah-ah! Yabba jabba yeah yeah yeah! Sing 3 times to silence all... B: Megaphone->Desk Mike->Stand Mike Special Notes: 3 time use, and look at the funny outfits Kirby gets too ^.^ Tips and Tricks: Use when lots of enemies are around, and some food could appear randomly. Summary and Opinion: Mike is great, but it's not perfect. That's really all I have to say about this one...short...yay? *MIRROR* Difficulty to use: *.5/***** Usefulness: ***.5/***** This mirror has odd powers! Deflect projectiles or project doubles of yourself! (Curse you 79 character per line limit!!!!) B: Mirror Cut: Press B to slice Hold B: Reflect Force: Hold B to send out little mirrors that also reflect all projectiles Dash+B: Mirror Body: While running, press B to split in two. Goes diagonal in the air L/R: Reflect Guard: Hold down L or R to create a sheild that will protect against all but grabs Special Notes: Mirror Cut doesn't cut ropes, Reflect Force will reflect all prjectiles that touch it, and Mirror Guard is the best shield in the game. Tips and Tricks: While you are dashing in Mirror, you cause damage to enemies. Use this to your advantage. Also, Mirror Guard is amazing against Computer Virus. Summary and Opinion: When I played Kirby Super Star, I thought Mirror was a Beam clone because they have a similar costume. Boy was I wrong! This is my favorite copy ability, and I did my best not to be biased in its ratings, but I really do find it easy to use and very effective. That's why I gave it Ideal Copy Ability. NINJA Difficulty to use: ***/***** Usefulness: ****/***** Hide in shadows and darkness. Use ninja skills on your mission. You're a ninja! A NINJA! Cool... B: Knife Throw: Tap B to throw a small knife Hold B: Quad Shock: Hold B to slash with one of those knives. This will also create a tall pillar of what I presume is air that damages anything that it touches Dash+B: Dash Attack: While running, press B to do a running slice. v+B in air: Ninja Kick: While in the air, press Down and then B to perform a divebomb kick ^,>, or v+B near foe: Air Drop: While near an emeny, press one of these directions on the Control Pad and B. Up, up, and AWAY!!! Take damage+B: Hide Guard: Once you take damage, within half a second you must press B for this to work. You will vanish from the screen and an explosion will form when you leave and come back. You can stay vanished for 1.5 seconds Push on wall in air: Wall Cling: Jump towards a wall. Very simple Wall Cling+A/Y: Wall Jump: After using Wall Cling, press one of those two buttons to jump quickly away from the wall you are on. You need to keep holding the direction you were for Wall Cling for this to work Special Notes: None Tips and Tricks: Knife Throw and Quad Shock Spam are very useful in boss battles, Hide Guard tends to be more trouble than its worth, and Ninja Kick is great for hovering enemies/bosses, but be careful when you are near a gap... Summary and Opinion: Ninja is one of the coolest Copy Abilites in my opinion. I mean c'mon, what's cooler than ninjas? Nothing, that's right. The only thing that prevents this from being an Ideal is that timing can be tricky for a few moves if you want to to be fully utilized. PAINT Difficulty to use: /***** Usefulness: ******/***** (6 OUT OF 5) Now's your chance to use it! A special onetime Copy Ability! Paint the town all of 7 colors! B: Paint Out: Press B. Simple as that Special notes: One time use, and use on bosses to deal MASSIVE damage. Kills everything else in one hit. Tips and Tricks: Again, does MASSIVE damage to bosses. Summary and Opinion: Remember when I asked what could be better than Cook? This is it. Paint is the essence of win in Kirby Super Star Ultra. The one time use is VERY well justified due to the fact that it can kill nearly anything, and what it doesn't kill, I promise you will be hits from death (on bosses it takes away about a third of their health). It also looks really cool when you use it ^_^ *PARASOL* Diffculty to use: */***** Usefulness: ***.5/***** Guard against falling objects! Twirl to attack or just drift. Or do a parasol throw! B: Parasol Swing: Press B, end of story Hold B: Parasol Shield: No, this isn't like guard. Hold B to protect yourself from all FRONTAL attacks. This is useless for rear attacks Dash+B: Parasol Drill: Weird name for this move...anyways, while running, push B to dash forward and destroy a lot... v+B in air: Parasol Dive: While in the air, press Down and B to shoot downwards very fast. Be careful above gaps, though. We don't like dumb deaths ^,>,or v+B near foe: Circus Throw: Near an enemy, press ^,>, or v and B to grab a foe. Kirby will release the foe automatically, so don't worry about that Drop: Parasol Drift: When you fall, you fall very slowly. That's the end of that story v while dropping: Drift Stall: This negates (BITE) the Parasol Drift B while underwater: Parasol Drill: While underwater, press B v+B underwater: Parasol Dive: While underwater, press Down and B Special Notes: If it touches the parasol, it will be harmed. End of story. Also, the shield is Kirby hiding behind the parasol. Does not reflect however. Tips and Tricks: Parasol mostly covers front attacks, so be wary about rear attacks. Summary and Opinion: Parasol was a disappointment in other Kirby games. That is the exact opposite in KSSU. The wide variety of the moves and the simplicity of said moves are quite simple. That is why I call this an Ideal Copy Ability. *PLASMA* Difficulty to use: */***** Usefulness: ***.5/***** Tap the +Control Pad to make and store an electric charge! Plasma shots go through walls. *Rotate + to charge up* *If a shot can go through walls/enemies, I will put a * by its name* No charge (0-2 taps): Plasma Needle: Press B without tapping a direction more than 2 times Some charge (3-6 taps): Plasma Arrow: After pressing a direction 3-6 times, press B *More charge* (7-11 taps): Plasma Spark: After pressing a direction 7-11 times press B. This goes through walls *Lots of charge* (12-20 taps): Plasma Laser: After pressing a direction 12-20 times, press B to shoot. This goes through walls *Tons of charge+B (21+ taps): Plasma Wave: After pressing a direction more than 20 times, press B. This goes though walls AND behind you a short distance Max Charge+Release: Plasma Barrier: This is a bit confusing when you look at it. All it means is when you have Tons of Charge, a barrier appears around you that hurts anything that touches it Special Notes: After time, your charge will go down, so release fast! Tips and Tricks: None. Summary and Opinion: I confused this with Spark when I first played, but it is way different. Plasma Barrier is one of the most effective shields, and overall, Plasma is just plain cool. That's why I named it an Ideal Copy Ability. SLEEP Difficulty to use: N/A Usefulness: /***** Just a li'l while longer...Please. Let me sleep... You can't do anything until Kirby wakes up. Good night... Special Notes: You can't do anything until Kirby wakes up, so AVOID THIS!!! Tips and Tricks: None... Summary and Opinion: Sleep sucks. The end. Don't get this or you will be unable to do anything for 3 seconds. STONE Difficulty to use: */***** Usefulness: **/***** Pound! Pound! CRUSH! Change into many heavy forms. When on a slope, you'll sliiiiide. B: Stone Change: Press B, and to exit stone mode, press B again. B in air: Stone Smash: Press B in the air, and to exit stone mode, press B again Dash+B: Turbo Stone: While running, press B, and to exit stone mode, press B again Special Notes: Stone=Invincible, and you can be in stone mode as long as you want. Tips and Tricks: Just try not to fall into a pit off a slope or from the air. Summary and Opinion: Stone has always been kinda bland, and it's really no exception in KSSU. Sure, you have 2 new moves, but there is no difference b/t Stone Change and Stone Smash...somewhat useless. It is helpful against dangerous boss attacks though. SUPLEX Difficulty to use: **.5/***** Usefulness: ***.5/***** This burns with fighting spirit! Grab foes and throw 'em! Learn all 8 throws to be a champ! B: Dash Grab: Press B, and this is the whole point of Suplex Dash+B: Turbo Dash Grab: While running, press B. The only difference b/t this and Dash Grab is the TURBO part, meaning it goes faster v+B in air: Pinpoint Kick: While in the air, press B and Down at the same time and it should be noted that this is the only move that has nothing to do with grabs B when grabbing: Fury Stomp: This is a bit tricky, but what you do is press B after grabbing the foe but BEFORE Kirby goes into this pose: (^'-'^) B near foe: Lift: Press B by an enemy to lift them up ***THE FOLLOWING MOVES OCCUR AFTER KIRBY IS IN THIS POSE: (^'-'^)*** ^: Back Breaker: Push Up v: Body Slam: Push Down >: Pile Driver: Push Right <: Big Suplex: Push Left B: Torrent Lariat: Push B A/Y: Rock Drop: Press A or Y All but v in air: Air Body Slam: To do this move, press ANYTHING but Down while you are in the air. Yes, you can grab in the air v in air: Plunge Body Slam: In the air after grabbing, press Down Special Notes: If Dash Grab doesn't connect with an enemy, Kirby will stop and trip, leaving him open for about a second Tips and Tricks: You don't have to be on the ground to dash, and while you are in the (BITE) air, you will not lose height Summary and Opinion: Suplex is meh...it's good for enemies but somewhat useless on bosses UNLESS you can grab a star and make it come in contact with said boss. This is easiest on Dyna Blade, but it wouldn't be my first choice. *SWORD* Difficulty to use: */***** Usefulness: *****/***** You wield the king of blades! At full health, you shoot beams! Show your sword mastery! B: Chop: Press B B with full health: Sword Beam: As it says, with full health, press B to shoot one sword beam about halfway across the screen, considering it doesn't hit anything B after Chop: Uppercut: Press B after Chop within one second of the start of Chop; it's a lot longer than you would think BBB: Multisword Attack: Again, within one second of Uppercut starting, press B to unleash a fury of rather weak sword beams Dash+B: Stab: While running, press B to go forward very quickly with a lot of ending lag... Dash+B in air: Sword Spin: While running, press B after jumping to spin around quickly B in air: Chop and Thrust: Press B after jumping. Kirby will stick his sword out after the "Chop" until he hits the ground v+B in air: Down Thrust: Kirby shoots downwards, point first Special Notes: Already been stated, but ok: At full health you will shoot a beam about halfway across the screen Tips and Tricks: Multisword attack is WEAK!!! Time your chops out to avoid using it at ALL COSTS! Also, Stab is good at the beginning, but painful at the end. Summary and Opinion: Sword is one of the best copy abilities in the game, maybe even in the series! Sure, it has issues, but it really makes up for that and more. That is why I gave this an Ideal Copy Ability award. And on behalf of Sword, I would like to thank the Academy (oh crap this thing is making me crazier than I typically am). WHEEL Difficulty to use: */***** Usefulness: **/***** Roll to be nearly invincible or ride a Wheel Helper! Beware thorns and holes. *When I say Dash, I mean the move Dash, NOT running!* B: Dash/Stop Dash: Press B to go really fast OR stop really suddenly Dash+A/Y: Brake: Press A or Y to slow down momentarily Dash+Hold A/Y: Go Slow: Hold A or Y to go slower Dash+<: Turn: Press Left to turn around quickly Dash+Repeatedly turn: Turn Jump: Perform Turn multiple times in a short period of time to jump Special Notes: Wheel works on water, as long as you are NOT going slower than the speed of Dash, and your speed goes up for a short time after every turn, but it's most noticeable after the first turn. Lastly, when you are going slower than normal Dash speed, you don't do any damage. Tips and Tricks: Only slow down when you are near a pit to avoid falling to a stupid death. And by stupid, I mean just plain stupid. Honest to God, it's the DUMBEST way to die. Summary and Opinion: Wheel is good for getting places fast, but it really lacks power. That really is all that is keeping this from getting an Ideal Copy Ability label. *WING* Difficulty to use: *.5/***** Usefulness: ***.5/***** Midair spins and shuttle loops! Spread your wings and fly, little Kirby! Doesn't that feel good? B: Feather Gun: Press B to shoot a feather. Press B many times to shoot many Dash+B: Condor Head: While running, press B v+B in air: Bomber Head: While in the air, press Down and B to shoot down with a slight shockwave that disperses on each side Dash, Jump, v+B: Condor Dive: While running, jump and press B to shoot down a lot faster than Bomber Head with a slight forward direction that has a much larger shockwave than Bomber Head ^,>,or v+B near foe: Toss: Press one of the 3 directions and press B near an enemy to launch them up in the air B after Toss: Shuttle Loop: After Toss, once Kirby stops rising but before he starts falling, press B A/Y in air: Hover Flap: This is like Kirby's normal Hover, but with wings that cause damage to anything that touches them Special Notes: As stated, while you are using Hover Flap, you hurt anyone that they touch, and Feather Gun goes in a middle-high-low shot formation Tips and Tricks: Use Feather Gun for quick crowd control, Condor Head to get out of problems fast, and Bomber Head/Condor Dive to do both. Summary and Opinion: Wing is a really good copy ability that I never even knew existed before Kirby Air Ride. This really opens up a lot of doors for aerial attacks, and it has a pretty good projectile. Overall, this is a very solid copy ability and it deserves to come back in other Kirby games AND of course, an Ideal Copy Ability title. *YO-YO* Difficulty to use: *.5/***** Usefulness: ****/***** This isn't just any yo-yo! Swing up and down, or break-spin! Try 'em all to look cool! B: Yo-Yo Throw: Press B to send the Yo-Yo in a long and short oval Dash+B: Break Spin: While running, press B to dash forward while spinning ^+B: Yo-Yo Up: Press Up and B to throw the Yo-Yo upwards in a semi-circle v+B: Yo-Yo Down: Press Down and B to throw the Yo-Yo downwards in a semi-circle Dash+B in air: Jump Spin: While running, jump and press B to launch forwards and spin around quickly ^,>, or v+B near foe: Hammer Drop: When near a foe, press one of the three directions and B to grab a foe. Press B again to throw them in an upwards semi-circle behind you v^+B Gazer Spiral: Press Down, Up, and then B in quick succession to perform this move. It's power is well worth the practice, so don't give up if you can't (BITE) do this the first time Special Notes: Gazer Spiral is one of the most effective moves against bosses like Dyna Blade,Kracko, Kracko Jr., Wham Bam Rock, and Wham Bam Jewel. Hammer Drop is also very useful against bosses that drop stars/rocks/jewels. Yo-Yo Up and Down is useful against LoLoLo and LaLaLa, especially in the Revenge stage. Tips and Tricks: Use the three Yo-Yo Throws to get rid of many enemies quickly. Summary and Opinion: Again, why did Nintendo keep this and Wing Kirby Super Star/KSSU only?!?! This is a GREAT copy ability that has amazing potential to expand. It's great for quick points and for easy boss fights. Anyone else feel like Nintendo can be moronic a lot? Yeah, join the club; we have T-Shirts! ---7. Copy Ability Combos (CAC)--- So I got an email asking what copy abilities go well together and what don't work too well when combined. It wasn't something that I could answer without heavily looking into it, so I was like "Why not? I'll add another section!" So this is that section: Copy Ability Combos! The following is a simple chart that shows which abilities go well together. Detailed explanations will follow said chart. 5 = GREAT COMBO! WOOOOO! 4 = Pretty good combo 3 = Good combo 2 = Poor combo 1 = Bad combo 0 = Horrible combo....boooooooooooooo! ----Beam|Bomb|Cook|Crash|Copy|Cutter|Fighter|Fire|Hammer|Ice|Jet|Mike|Mirror| Beam 3 3 N/A N/A 2 4 4 3 4 3 3 N/A 4 Bomb 3 2 N/A Cook Copy Crash Cutter Fighter Fire Hammer Ice Jet Mike Mirror Ninja Paint Parasol Plasma Sleep Stone Suplex Sword Wheel Wing Yo-yo ----Ninja|Paint|Parasol|Plasma|Sleep|Stone|Suplex|Sword|Wheel|Wing|Yo-yo Beam Bomb Cook Copy Crash Cutter Fighter Fire Hammer Ice Jet Mike Mirror Ninja Paint Parasol Plasma Sleep Stone Suplex Sword Wheel Wing Yo-yo ************SO FAR, NOT MUCH RESEARCH HAS GONE INTO THIS! THE NEXT UPDATE H/O WILL HAVE A FAR SUPERIOR CHART THAT IS COMPLETED WITH THE EXPLANATIONS FOLLOWING IT****************************************************************** However, if you DO have something to contribute, I will GLADLY accept it! ---8. Enemies that give Copy Abilities (ECA)--- This is a list of the enemies that give the Copy Abilites I explained: ***NOTE: Enemies with a star by their name are a mini-boss*** ***NOTE: Enemies with a percent sign give that ability in boss battles*** ***NOTE: Enemies that become helpers will be surrounded by number signs*** Beam: #Waddle Doo#, Laser Ball Bomb: #Poppy Bros Jr.#, *Poppy Bros. Sr.* Cook: *Chef Kawasaki* Copy: #TAC# Crash: Bomber, Scarfy (via Copy), Mad Apple (via Copy) Cutter: #Sir Kibble#, Boomerang Poppy Bros. Jr. Fighter: #Knuckle Joe#, *Iron Mom* Fire: #Burnin' Leo#, *Fire Lion* Hammer: *#Bonkers#* (Helper Bonkers is the same size as Kirby) Ice: #Chilly#, *Mr. Frosty* Jet: #Capsule J2# Mike: Walky, *Mr. Tick Tock* Mirror: #Simirror# Ninja: #Biospark# Paint: %Heavy Lobster%, %Chameleo Arm%, %Marx Soul% (All from projectiles) Parasol: #Parasol Waddle Dee#, Parasol Waddle Doo, Parasol Plasma: #Plasma Wisp# Sleep: Noddy Stone: #Rocky# Suplex: *#Bugzzy#*, *Jukid*, *Phan Phan* (Helper Bugzy is same size as Kirby) Sword: #Blade Knight#, #Sword Knight# Wheel: Wheelie, Grand Wheelie (Helper is technically Wheelie Rider) Wing: #Birdon# Yo-yo: #Gim# ---9. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)--- 1. What is the helper for Cook, Crash, Mike, Paint, and Sleep? A: There is no helper, due to the one-time use restriction of each ability 2. What is your favorite copy ability? A: Toughie...I'd say either Mirror, Beam, Yo-Yo, or Ninja. 3. How do you determine an Ideal Copy Ability? A: I subtract the Difficulty of Use rating from the Usefulness rating. If it is in between 2 and 3.5 and has more than 4 moves, it is considered Ideal in my opinion. That's the basics of it. Of course, you may notice that not all fit that pattern, but like I said, that's the basics of the formula. The actual one is hard to describe. 4. Were you biased when you determined if a copy ability was Ideal? A: I did my best to avoid being biased 5. I was reading your guide and saw (BITE) in a few paragraphs. What does that mean? (I actually did get this question from a friend proof-reading this) A: I warned you that the walls of text bite! -BubbleGum asked via email- 6.To you this may be a stupid question but... Will you help me? I need to kill Marx to beat the Arena but I constantly die right before I kill him. What abilities would you recommend? I have been using rock. A: I'd go with Hammer to be cheap, Mirror to be safe, or Yo-Yo. Sword, Ninja, Beam, Cutter, Bomb, and Fighter (if you are really good with Fighter at least) work well too. ---10. Dumb Questions (DQ)--- 1. Will you pay my medical bills for the wall of text biting me? (Got this from my sister...she cracks me up...we are both sarcastic people) A: No chance in hell. I warned you and you were careless. 2. Do you have a Kirby vacuum? A: Yes moron, otherwise I would know nothing of their existance If you have any questions, email me at email@example.com and include "KSSU Question" or something like that in the header. If it's a good one, I'll add it to the FAQ list and email you with the answer. If it's dumb, I'll respond with a sarcastic comment, and still post it in the Dumb Question section so that others can laugh at you too. Sarcasm is my native tounge after all, and nothing make me happier than seeing others get mocked for stupid comments (yes I am a sadisitc person if you couldn't tell). ---11. Conclusion (CONC)--- Well, this just about wraps up the FAQ and Guide, except for credits and thanks. This first copy went a lot faster than I thought it would, soooo yeah. I have no idea what else to put here so I'm just gonna list random facts...or maybe I'll just cut to the next section. Yeah, I'll do the second one. ---12. Credits and Thanks (CT)--- The following resources were used in the creation of this guide/FAQ: Kirby Super Star Ultra Pause Screen http://kirby.wikia.com And I have to thank the following: Nintendo HAL Labs genis_sage777 for ASCII Art Nate Baker for the Jet information My family and friends for listening to my rants about this God, for giving me the inspiration to make this and YOU for reading this!
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