2B - Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Daily Arts guide to
upcoming events in Ann Arbor
and the surrounding area.
Novelist Nicholas Delbanco Talk and
At Rackham Amphitheater
"Coexistence as Harmonization of
Law, Morality and Culture": By Penny
At the Michigan Theater
"Side Man": Presented by Basement
At Walgreen Drama Studio 1
Spike Tobin, Comedian
At the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
Archetypal Images: Eric Wllmoth
At Vault of Midnight
Risotto Tasting and Demonstration
At Morgan & York (1928 Packard)
"Freshman in the Kitchen: From
Clueless Cook to Creative Chef":
Chefs Max and Eli Sussman prepare
recipes from their new cookbook
At the Whole Foods Lifestyle Center (990 W. Eisen-
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'KIRBY SUPER STAR'(1996) SNES
In Tuesday's election, Ralph Nader wins
one state: denial.
Miley Cyrus and Justin Gastin sex tape
arrives just in time for next "Hannah
Lindsay Lohan three-way with Saman-
tha Ronson and ex-boyfriend Wilmer
Valderrama from "That 70s Show."
Coolio re-records "Kenan and Kel"
theme song for new reality show.
Mr. Burns votes for Obama in this week's
"Treehouse of Horror" special.
Tuesday's election comes down to the
vote of one man: Kevin Costner.
By JAMIE BLOCK
Kirby, Everyone's favorite pink
puffball from "Super Smash Bros.,"
shows his stuff in what may be the
best Kirby game ever: "Kirby Super
Star" for Super Nintendo. Changes
to gameplay introduced in "Kirby
Super Star" set it high above its
predecessors. Before asking anyone
who has played "Kirby Super Star"
what sets it apart, make sure you've
set aside a few hours to hear the
answer. It's that good.
"Kirby Super Star" was released
as "Kirby Fun Pak" in Europe, and
that's exactly what it is. This sin-
gle entity is actually nine games
in one, including two addictive
mini-games: "Megaton Punch" and
"Samurai Kirby." The remaining
seven involve a variety of platform-
ing adventures, from "Gourmet
Race," where you travel through a
level consuming as much food as
possible while attempting to finish
before your opponent, to "The Great
Cave Offensive," where Kirby goes
hunting for treasure. Of course,
there are still stages that follow the
classic Kirby formula of sucking up
enemies and copying their abilities
while running through a series of
levels. Each of these stages is enter-
taining, though none are particu-
What makes Kirby so ridiculously
amazing - or perhaps so amazingly
ridiculous - is the variety of abili-
ties he picks up in his adventures.
While the game
includes such clas-
sics as Beam, Fire
and Stone, it also
introduces its fair
share of wacki-
- but are by
no means lim-
ited to - Yo-Yo,
Ninja, Suplex and
Cook. "Kirby Super cOURTESY OF NI
Star" was the first Kirby game in
which the player gained a whole
set of abilities by eating an enemy,
as opposed to a single attack. It was
also the first game in which Kirby
wore different hats to indicate
his abilities. Ninja Kirby? Totally
Kirby can also give up his abili-
ties to create a helper with the same
skill set. A friend can then use a sec-
ond controller to take charge of the
minion, makingthis one of the more
social Kirbygames. Twoplayers can
team up in plot modes or battle in
the mini-games. From a purely non-
social aspect, the helper feature is
entertaining to manipulate. When
his health gets low, the player can
simply absorb him again and rec-
reate him at full health. Invincible
minions: Totally badass again.
Each level is preceded by a tuto-
rial that takes place on a theater
stage, complete with a red curtain
Kirby sucks. This
and cheering audience. All the dif-
ferent games within the compila-
tion start to feel like scenes from
one huge play. The game worlds
are full of bright colors and cute,
though menacing, enemies, which
inevitably bring a smile.
"Kirby Super Star" is one of Super
Nintendo's best games.
Everything that Nin-
tendo stands for is
rolled into one
ball. It's cute,
may suck, but
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"THE FUNNIEST MOVIE OF 2008!"
A Hit? Fun and Hysterical!'Zack and Miri'is the best date movie of the season'
Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks are magic together. Justin long is a surefire
laugh-educer and Craig Robinson crushes
every line in the film.
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