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11 amazing Kirby facts and secrets

How many did you know?

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?

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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.

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  1. DonnyKD Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 11:48

    I knew all of this except numbers 7 and 10.

    I'm such a nerd.

  2. Commandervideo Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 11:49

    For a change I actually knew qutie a few of these facts. But that Smash Bros hat fact was awesome and that sakura voiced dedede one sounds mad.
    Can't wait for the kirby collection, it's out 16th september in america but what about europe?

  3. DynamicPunch202 Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 15:07

    I've seen Meta Knight's face and he looks exactly like Kirby (Except he's black instead of pink). If you beat him at the end of the orange ocean level, you slice his mask off.

  4. Pyron12 Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 15:22

    I never knew the creator of Kirby and Smash Bros voiced Dedede in Kirby 64 and Brawl. Still 10 out of 11 isn't bad.

  5. wghtmf Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 17:01

    I knew 1, 3, 6, 8, 9 and elements of 4.

  6. me4ndubz Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 18:43

    I've seen Meta Knight's face and he looks exactly like Kirby (Except he's black instead of pink). If you beat him at the end of the orange ocean level, you slice his mask off.


    he's blue with yellow eyes, not black

  7. KoreeluStromboli Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 18:51

    For Fact 5, I knew about the Zelda headdress thing but I wasn’t aware of the backwards cap and fire breathing facts and for Fact 7, I knew that Masahiro Sakurai voiced King Dedede in Super Smash Bros. Brawl but not in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. As for the rest of the facts, I knew them all bar Facts 9 and 10.

  8. SonyX Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 19:14

    Kirby is my favourite Nintendo characterand game series ever so i knew a lot of these.i never knew that master hand and crazy hand (the smash hands as i like to call them) were a boss in amazing mirror though.
    does anyone know the european release of kirby's dream collection,gamestop says it's out on the 16th of this month but thre're not always right,for example they said luigi's mansion two was out on the same day as kid icarus uprising,then they said the first of april and they were wrong both times (looking back mabey the 1st of april could have been an april fools joke but it seems unlikely)

  9. KoreeluStromboli Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 19:44

    SPOILERS ALERT!

    I forgot to mention that Kirby's Adventure's story inspired by the one of the original Paper Mario. In Kirby's Adventure, King Dedede stole the Star Rod, the power source of the Fountain of Dreams, split it into seven pieces and gave six of them to his servants, who are the bosses of the game. Dedede did this because the Fountain of Dreams was giving residents of Dream Land nightmares due to the main antagonist, the Nightmare Wizard, being inside of the fountain. In Paper Mario, main antagonist Bowser stole the Star Rod, an artefact that served as a power source for stars and the seven Star Spirits along with their wish-granting and abducted the Star Spirits and gave each one to his servants, who are the Chapter bosses of the game. Bowser stole the Star Rod to increase his power so that he could take over the Mushroom Kingdom.

  10. Kirby8 Monday 10th Sep 2012 at 22:59

    Knew them all! Love Kirby games and don't think he gets enough love sometimes! But that has been changing a bit lately.

  11. majora. Tuesday 11th Sep 2012 at 16:30

    interesting.i love kirby games,they are great for something simple and not to hard after a long day :)

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