|Kirby Super Star Ultra high session 1 continued|
Gourmet Race is a very short mode. It's just 3 stages where you race against Dedede and you have to both get to the end before him and eat more food than him. After trying Gourmet Race once and getting 2/3 wins and a score of 173, and time around 2:20 or something... That unlocked world 4: Revenge of Meta Knight. My file is now at 46%.
I'm really liking the backgrounds in this a lot more than I expected... especially in Great Cave Offensive after the 1st area. Let's see if these last 2 worlds exceeds that.
This mode feels like a Megaman X game in its story telling... and it's made up of short linear segments with a strict time limit on each... there's even a robot boss battle that I think you're meant to lose.
Kirby chases after the Halberd, but keeps getting knocked off and has to go through some ground stages before infiltrating it. The level design of this mode is more Dream Land style, linear stages that don't have much exploration at all. The bosses are really unique though... double Wispy Woods with some really cool attacks... and double of some minibosses...
I definitely had to start using partners during the latter half of Great Cave, but this mode I feel is best when you go the whole thing alone and never change powers... although I do end up having to switch weapons later on. Bird has been very useful in most of the ground areas, but the later ground areas you need the specific ability that it's giving you before each section.
Then on the Halberd, it's better to stick to more offensive weapons... at first I went with fireball, then switched to beam and took out the robot boss easily with charged beams... Then switched to bomb for superior vertical range.
The Halberd seems to be divided into a bunch of mini stages with a warp star between each one. It starts to get pretty hard by then. The reactor boss requires you to lure the laser in a certain direction to hit the core a few times... I died once and then on the 2nd try barely beat it before the time ran out.
Now it's letting me choose from like 5 different powers. I guess I'll go with Yoyo.
After fighting all of Meta Knight's henchmen, then there's a sword fight against Meta Knight, and he now has all his Smash Bros attacks.
While the end of Great Cave had the treasures you found in the ending scroll, this mode ends with a scroll of all the enemies you fought, and shows how Kirby looks with their power.
My file is now at 64%