Kirby™ and his friends are back in an adventure designed to satisfy longtime Kirby fans and beginners alike. When an alien spaceship crashes in the otherwise-peaceful realm of Planet Pop Star, its pieces are scattered throughout the land. Players must guide Kirby as he retrieves the ships parts and helps an alien return to its home planet. Kirbys powerful Copy Ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit, and transform as he encounters enemies. He can deploy classic abilities, new abilities, and also Super Abilities, which are activated after inhaling special enemy characters. This time, however, Kirby is not alone. At any time, up to three more players can join in the fun and play as Meta Knight, King Dedede, Waddle Dee, or a different-color Kirby.