1. Kirby Super Star Ultra
1996's Kirby Super Star for SNES was an all-you-can-eat buffet of awesome, offering eight meaty Kirby games in one delicious cartridge. It was the first Kirby game to introduce co-op “helpers” and one of the only “X games in 1” title that didn't feel like a cheap cash-in. It was the ultimate Kirby feast; that is, until Kirby Super Star Ultra for the Nintendo DS blew it out of the water twelve years later.
Packed with sixteen games, Kirby Super Star Ultra is the definitive Kirby title. In an age of lazy mini-game collections and lacklustre shovelware, every one of its sixteen offerings feels like a polished, standalone entry. Whether its spelunking in the Great Cave Offensive, rising through the ranks in Helper to Hero, or going back to basics in Spring Breeze, there's very little that feels tacked on to increase the remake's game count. Dripping with fan service, Kirby Super Star Ultra reminds us why we've grown to love Nintendo's puff-ball over the years, and that alone is enough to make it number one. Your move, Kirby's Dream Collection...
Read our Kirby Super Star Ultra review.