Kirby: Squeak Squad artwork
Starman is a yellow, featureless, star-shaped creature. It wears a lengthy blue cape, which is secured by a red, gem-like brooch. The top of Starman's head is split into two points.
Starman debuts in this game as an enemy. It has two different behaviors: gliding horizontally through the sky along a set path, or walking back and forth, stopping occasionally to jump straight up into the air.
Starman looks and acts exactly as it does in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It can also be summoned by Mecha Kracko during the battle against him.
Starman appears in the sub-game Kirby Brawlball as an enemy. A group of Starmen will occasionally fly across the board in a zigzag pattern, and Kirby can hit them to score points. The enemy's appearance has not changed since Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Starman acts exactly as it does in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, but is now a much rarer enemy. It also appears in the Hi-Jump Challenge.
Starman is found in the Butter Building stage, and attacks by leaping at the Kirbys.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
- The name Starman may reference the enemy of the same name from the Mother series (most notably EarthBound, which HAL also worked on). It also shares a name with a power-up from the Super Mario series.
- In the sub-game Megaton Punch in Kirby Super Star and its remake, some Starmen can be spotted in the crowd.