Adventure through four stages as you try to recover all of the food stolen by King Dedede. This is a basic game mode with simple rules for new gamers. This is the only game mode you can play at first.”
One night under the cover of darkness, the gluttonous King Dedede and his minions steal all of the food in Dream Land. The next morning as the residents are discussing what to do, a young boy named Kirby steps forward and offers to help retrieve the food and stop Dedede.
Two players can play Spring Breeze simultaneously.
In Kirby Super Star, a second player can control a Helper via a second controller. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, a second player can now control a Helper after connecting with the first player via local wireless. There is a "2-P Spring Breeze" option available on the file select screen of Kirby Super Star Ultra, which allows the game to be played in two-player mode with only one player having a copy of the game. The player that does not have the game uses DS Download Play, and instead of having a separate screen, plays the game while watching the first player's screen.
Although Spring Breeze doesn't change in any way in Kirby Super Star Ultra aside from graphical enhancements, Revenge of the King is another re-imagining of the events in Kirby's Dream Land. This time based on the Extra Game. It is more difficult than Spring Breeze is, reintroduces Kabula, and several parts from Kirby's Dream Land are removed. Kirby can still use Copy Abilities.
This game is easy fun! It's simple enough for new players to enjoy.”
— Game Mode Explanation • Kirby Super Star Ultra
Bosses fought in Spring Breeze have their base health lowered to 65%. As Kracko Jr. is never fought outside of Spring Breeze, his base HP is never directly used.
The crowd seems to cheer when Kirby lands a hit on Dedede, and not the other way around.
King Dedede's arena changes its appearance from Kirby Super Star to Kirby Super Star Ultra; in its first incarnation, it appears to be based off of a boxing arena. In the remake, however, the arena mimics its original design seen in Kirby's Dream Land.
The music that plays on the title screen of Spring Breeze in Kirby Super Star Ultra is a remix of the title theme of Kirby's Dream Land.