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Kururin (universe)

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Kururin (universe)
Kuru Kuru Kururin logo, from [1]
Developer(s) Eighting
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Genre(s) Puzzle
Console/platform of origin Game Boy Advance
First installment Kuru Kuru Kururin (2001)
Latest installment Kururin Squash! (2004) Japan

The Kururin universe (くるりん, Kururin) is a series of puzzle games developed by Eighting and published by Nintendo. Kuru Kuru Kururin, the original game in the series, was released on Japan on March 21, 2001 and in Europe & Australia on June 22, 2001 as a Game Boy Advance launch title, it subsequently spawned two Japan-only sequels, Kururin Paradise for the GBA and Kururin Squash! for the Nintendo GameCube. The series went unreleased in North America until Kuru Kuru Kururin was released worldwide on the Wii U Virtual Console in February 2016.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

The series has one trophy in Melee, where "Helirin" is misromanized as "Heririn".



Kururin sets off in his specialized helicopter to rescue his siblings who have lost their way somewhere among ten worlds. The helicopter is fitted with an enormous blade, which propels the machine forward by slowly rotating. The mazes that Kururin must navigate are narrow and filled with all kinds of strange obstacles.
  • Kuru Kuru Kururin
  • Japan Only

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Assist Trophy[edit]

Helirin appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl. When summoned, Helirin will move in similar fashion to how it did within its games, in that it will rotate sideways. Helirin acts as a solid platform and can be stood on.



A unique helicopter that flies with long, slowly rotating wings. If the wings strike walls or obstacles, the Helirin takes damage and loses hearts. The wings normally spin clockwise, but the rotation can be reversed by touching springs. There are many areas that require this technique. The Helirin can be customized by picking up and using a variety of items.
GB Advance: Kuru Kuru Kururin (Japan and Europe Only)
GameCube: Kururin Squash (Japan Only)

Action Helirins

Helirins created by Prof. Rabbit. One is a helicopter that can throw punches from its wings to smash things--HELIBOKAAN! Press and hold a button to submerge, then release to surface--HELIBASHAN! Shoot fire left and right from the wings--HELIBOBOH! Use a spinning ability to create tornadoes--HELIBURUUN! There are also five varieties which shoot in rapid fire--HELIBIBYUUN!
GameCube: Kururin Squash (Japan Only)


Name Game Effect Characters
Helibokaan Kururin Squash! AttackWeapon+013TypeIcon(Weapon).png Attack +13 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Kururin Kururin Paradise AttackHead+004TypeIcon(Head).png Attack +4 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Helibokaan (Kururin Squash!).png
(Kururin Squash!)
Brawl Sticker Kururin (Kururin Paradise).png
(Kururin Paradise)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Helirin does not reprise its role as an Assist Trophy, but it and Kururin himself both return as a shared spirit.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability
from the game's files
2 Screw Attack Equipped

Games with elements appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Kuru Kuru Kururin[edit]

  • Assist Trophy:
    • Super Smash Bros. BrawlHelirin appears as an assist trophy.
  • Trophies:
    • Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlHelirin appears as a trophy.
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. BrawlKururin appears as a sticker
  • Spirit:
    • Super Smash Bros. UltimateHelirin appears as a spirit.

Kururin Paradise[edit]

  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. BrawlKururin uses artwork from this game.

Kururin Squash![edit]

  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. BrawlHelibokaan appears as a sticker.
  • Spirit:
    • Super Smash Bros. UltimateHelirin uses artwork from this game.



  • Melee incorrectly lists Kuru Kuru Kururin as a Japan-exclusive release, despite also being released in Europe and Australia.
    • Brawl also incorrectly lists Kuru Kuru Kururin as a Japan and Europe-exclusive release, despite it also being released in Australia.