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Kirby's Star Stacker Coming to Japan eShop Next Week

by Danny Bivens - May 15, 2012, 10:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/vc/rbyj/index...., (NCL)

Yet another Kirby title makes an appearance on Nintendo's downloadable platform. 

Kirby no Kirakira Kids, otherwise known as Kirby’s Star Stacker outside of Japan, is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan next week. Originally released in 1997 on the Game Boy, Kirby’s Star Stacker is a puzzle game where players must earn as many stars as possible by matching corresponding blocks.

In Japan, Kirby’s Star Stacker was also remade on the Super Famicom and released about a year after the Game Boy version. While both games are nearly identical, the Super Famicom version includes a story mode where Kirby faces off against opponents from previous Kirby titles.

Kirby no Kirakira Kids will retail for 400 yen and be released on May 23 in Japan. There are currently no plans to release the game outside of Japan.


I bought this from a KB Toys clearance bin years ago. Easily one of the best spontaneous purchases I've made. I eventually imported the Super Famicom version, and while it looks nicer, the gameplay is a bit better in the original.

supergttMay 15, 2012

3ds VC in NA, dead as fried chicken.

If anyone out there has a Japanese Wii, they can also try it out there. The Super Famicom version came out back in 2010 on the VC.

GKMay 16, 2012

This was the game that finally made me put Tetris down. I don't even have a 3DS yet & I'm upset this isn't available on it.

TJ SpykeMay 16, 2012

Quote from: supergtt

3ds VC in NA, dead as fried chicken.

Except there is a game coming on TOMORROW (Kirby's Block Ball).

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