|“||The lights of the starry path cross and a Starship appears! Now stop Marx's mad plan!”|
|— Starship's Flavor Text • Kirby Super Star Ultra|
Starship (originally called the Star Chariot) is one of Kirby's Copy abilities and is the ultimate Copy Ability of Kirby Super Star. It is used for the sole purpose of taking down the giant comet, Nova, but also appears later in the remake during the battle against Kabula.
The chariot itself has the basic layout of a Roman chariot, but without the wheels. However, it distinguishes itself with a star on the front and two long streamers serving as walls.
Kirby Super Star/Super Star Ultra:
The Starship's first appearance is in Kirby Super Star. It is used as the final and ultimate ability of the game, and as such, cannot be dropped (similar to the Love-Love Stick and the Star Rod). It appears after a cutscene between Kirby and Nova. In it, Kirby is knocked out of the way by Marx, who wishes upon Nova for ultimate power. With Nova under his control, Marx leaves Kirby in an seemingly hopeless position, when the power of the Dream Fountains that Kirby had activated created the Starship. In it, Kirby then soared off to the interior of Nova to destroy it before it could reach Dream Land. In Kirby Super Star Ultra's Revenge of the King, the Sparkling Stars banded together to form the Star Chariot to help Kirby fight Kabula after she shot him down.
The Starship is similar to the UFO ability, but with different projectiles. The Starship rapidly fires star bullets, which do not need to be charged before use. However, there is a small delay between the bursts of shots, and fires two barriers diagonally from the star cannon. It also accelerates Kirby at extremely high speeds. However, it is very fragile, as it takes major damage if it touches any object inside Nova's first level. When fighting Galactic Nova Nucleus, the Starship does not take damage when it hits a wall, but Kirby may get crushed between the towers and the scrolling stage. The Starship is primarily used for the destruction of Galactic Nova Nucleus. The particular level the Starship is used in resembles a shoot-em-up game, such as R-Type.
There is a helper available for the Starship. It resembles what would be a metallic bug with large blue eyes. It is gold, has a horn on the top and bottom of its head, and rockets in the back of it. The helper has the same properties as the Starship. It is only available in the two-player mode and cannot be used in single player. If Kirby has a helper when fighting Galactic Nova Nucleus or Kabula, it is destroyed automatically before the fight.
Oddly, after using the Starship to escape the exploding Heart of Nova, the Starship completely disappears in the battle against Marx. This is rectified in Kirby Super Star Ultra, where it is shown that the stars used to create the Starship disappeared, leaving only the Warpstar. However, the Chariot would return using the star pieces in Revenge of The King so Kirby can defeat Kabula. Due to this, it possibly means it can be created with the power of stars.
In Kirby's Epic Yarn, this ability is used again, working just the same. It is now used in Cloud Park to shoot Kracko out of the sky, and on Battleship Halberd, a level where Kirby destroys the Halberd.
Attacks and Features
|Move||↑ ↓ ← →||The Starship must float directionally to move. Kirby will not lose altitude while moving and will stay fixed in place unless moved.||None|
|Star Shoot||Any button except Select, Start, L, and R||Kirby launches a beam of stars out of the chariot.||None|
|“||Ride the Starship, made from star power, into the heart of NOVA in order to stop MARX's evil plan to takeover Dream Land!”|
|— Starship's Flavor Text • Kirby Super Star|
- Strangely, "KIRBY" was the name of the ability on the ability icon in the original Super Star. This has been fixed in the remake, however.
- If the 2nd player is defeated, they will become a random helper.
- This ability is considered a Final Weapon ability, but in the games there is always another boss after the Starship battle (Marx after defeating Nova in Milky Way Wishes, and Masked Dedede after battling Kabula in Revenge of the King).