Kirby can get away with anything. The pink blob - now in his 20th year - is loved by an army of fans simply because he's adorable. That, and the fact, that he can copy enemy's abilities and wield a massive sword as he did in Kirby's Adventure Wii. So what if his games are a bit too easy! Waddling and floating through Dreamland is always fun.
So after covering Mario, Pokemon and Metroid, it seems right that the pink blob (or white as he was at the beginning) should be the subject of another fact-finding mission. Here are 11 Kirby facts and secrets. How many did you know?
1. Return To Dream Land: six years in the making?
Kirby's Adventure Wii, Kirby's latest game, had its roots in a cancelled title which was announced in 2005. Nintendo announced a traditional Kirby game for the GameCube at E3 2005 and released a plethora of screenshots. In an Iwata Asks interview, it was revealed by HAL Laboratories developer Shigefumi Kawase that it was to support four-player co-op. Screenshots also show other players taking control of classic Kirby enemies.
The game showed at E3 was actually one of three Kirby games that never saw the light of day. One of these was described by Nintendo as having "extremely challenging gameplay that placed Kirby in 3D space and allowed players to freely move around" and the other involved "an animated Kirby, sort of like a pop-up book. We renewed the Copy Abilities, and tried to power it up."
Sadly information on these games soon dried up and it became clear that they had been cancelled. The developers stated that they were cancelled because they felt the games didn't meet the standards they desired. All was not lost, however, as many elements of the cancelled games, such as the 4-player co-op, more powerful copy abilities, certain enemies and many more, found their way to Kirby's: Adventure Wii and some other titles like Kirby Mass Attack.