Game Boy version

Join Kirby as he stacks the falling stars with help from his friends, Rick, Kine and Coo. King Dedede is out to stop you! With a few quick moves and some well-timed strategy, you can quickly outwit him and move on to the next challenging level. Kirby's Star Stacker features pure puzzle fun for everyone. From above, blocks rain down constantly. From below, whole lines appear with unrelenting clock-like regularity. Simply sandwich the stars between Kirby's pals and you'll soon be on your way to the high score.

Super NES version

King Dedede hatches a prank on Mr. Star by blasting him out of the sky with his cannon. The impact causes Mr. Star to shatter into pieces and scatter them across Dream Land. When Kirby finds out that this happened, he helps him get his pieces back, almost like how it was in Kirby's Star Stacker.

In Other Languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese カービィのきらきらきっず Kirby's Sparkling Kids

Release timeline

Console Country of origin Date
Game Boy Japan January 25, 1997
Game Boy USA April 15, 1997
Game Boy UK August 28, 1997
Super NES Japan February 1, 1998
Wii Japan January 5, 2010
Nintendo 3DS Japan May 23, 2012
Nintendo 3DS UK August 30, 2012
Nintendo 3DS USA January 17, 2013
Wii U Japan May 8, 2013

How to Play

Blocks fall in pairs from the top of the screen. There are three types of blocks in the play area, each with Kirby's friends from Kirby's Dream Land 2 -- Rick, Kine and Coo. The object is to score stars by placing one or more between two matching friend blocks and make them disappear.

Game modes

  • Story (Super NES version only)
  • Round Clear (Difficulty Levels: Normal, Hard, Very Hard, Super Hard, Insane)
  • VS
  • Challenge
  • Time Attack


  • Waddle Dee
  • Poppy Bros. Jr.
  • Lovely
  • Knuckle Joe
  • Chef Kawasaki
  • Meta Knight
  • King Dedede
  • Grill (Player must get all Perfect Stars)




Game Boy version

Super NES version