Why I Love… Kirby!

Something new I thought I’d start doing is make a blog post once a month (at the beginning of the month, if I can) about something video game related that I absolutely love. It may be a character, a game, a game system… hell it can even be about a level in a game if I want! I just thought it would be a fun little feature to give everyone more insight as to why I love the things I love! So for the very first “Why I Love…” post, I’m going to write about Kirby! πŸ™‚

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Now, considering my avatar is a picture of Kirby, most of you have probably already figured out that I love Kirby. First of all, I can’t get over how cute he is! He happens to be pink, which happens to be one of my LEAST favorite colors, but I overlook that because of how damn adorable that face is!

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I can’t resist the cuteness!

My love for Kirby began right when his very first game came out for the Game Boy in 1992. For Christmas that year, my mom bought me a Game Boy (which came bundled with Tetris) and Kirby’s Dream Land. I immediately became enamored with the little guy and played that game over and over again. I remember asking my mom to let me stay up for “just 10 more minutes” almost every night so I could play more!

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The game that started it all!Β 

As the years went by, I always bought every Kirby game that came out. My love for the little guy never faded! One thing that I always thought was great about Kirby is the fact that you can pretty much dump him into any game environment under any set of conditions and he can thrive. He’s been in platforming games, he’s been turned into a pinball, he’s been turned into a golf ball, he’s even been turned into yarn! Kirby is such a versatile character, moreso than almost any other character I can think of.

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Kirby also has an amazing amount of copy abilities- these are just some of them!

When I was 18, I decided to showcase my love for Kirby in a more permanent way, and I got a tattoo of him on my left ankle! I remember how excited I was to get that tattoo. The tattoo is over 12 years old now and it probably could stand to be touched up a little, but I still think it’s pretty cute. I’ve gotten many tattoos since then, but this is my only video game related tattoo.

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Kirby, forever riding a Warpstar on my ankle!

As you can see, I grew up with Kirby. I have been playing his games for the past 25 years, and I will continue to do so for however many years they continue developing them! He was a huge part of my childhood, and I think that my propensity to be nostalgic at times keeps Kirby close to my heart. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading!

28 thoughts on “Why I Love… Kirby!

  1. I loved reading how you came to fall in love with Kirby! I can understand! He is quite irresistible, isn’t he! The Gameboy 1992 Kirby’s Dream Land game has a really cute cover on it! Truth be told, I haven’t known about Kirby for that long, nor have I played all the games! However, every game he is put in is really fun and so creative! He kind of reminds me of the Yoshi games in some ways! Maybe it’s the yarn? ha ha!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I’m a sucker for cute things and he definitely is extremely adorable! I’m pretty sure my mom bought that Game Boy game for me based on the fact that the cover looked cute! πŸ˜‰ His games are all pretty fun in their own different ways. A lot of the older Game Boy and SNES ones are available on Virtual Console if you are interested in them πŸ™‚

      1. Did your mom ever play video games like you? Did she ever play Yoshi? What does she think about your video game hobby? ha ha ha.. I’m just curious!! My mom never took notice in anything I liked, so just wondering!! πŸ˜‰ I have seen some older Yoshis on the Wii U Nintendo store! I also found one game called Yoshi’s Story that apparently came out in 1998? Do you know about that one? I’ve never heard of it. Hmmm.. But it looks adorable!! πŸ™‚

      2. Haha well, my mom never really liked to play video games, though she fully supported my hobby! The only game she ever liked to play was an SNES game called Yoshi’s Safari that was played with the Super Scope (have you ever seen one?). She would play that for hours! πŸ™‚ She used to buy me games if I did well in school so I always tried to get good grades! πŸ˜‰ I’ve tried to convince her that she’ll love Animal Crossing if she just gives it a try, but I have yet to convince her lol!

        Yes, I have Yoshi’s Story on the N64! It is a really adorable game. I beat it quite some time ago, but it was a sweet game that I really enjoyed!

  2. I have actually never played a Kirby game, and I await your displeasure in such a horrible transgression. This is not due to any hatred of them (that would be like hating Mario games!); it just kind of never happened! I think he’s adorable, too, and pink is also my least favorite color, but I give super cute things a pass (if kittens and puppies were pink, I’d still love kittens and puppies). What would your expert opinion be on which Kirby game I should cut my teeth on?

    1. Aww haha don’t worry, I’m sure there are a lot of people that haven’t played Kirby games! There is no displeasure aimed in your direction my friend πŸ˜‰ I give cute things a pass too, even if they are pink! πŸ˜‰ Hmm… if you were to start with any Kirby game, I would recommend Kirby’s Adventure for the NES (or NES Classic! πŸ˜‰ ) That was actually his 2nd game but it was the first game where he had his Copy ability, which is what he is probably known best for! πŸ™‚ It’s a really solid platforming game!

      1. Awesome! I have access to either a NES emulator or an NES Classic (I’m looking at the latter right now). I love a good platformer, though I’m not as good at them as I used to thing. Well practice makes perfect πŸ™‚

      2. Cool, if you play it, let me know! When it comes to platformers, practice definitely makes perfect! Oh, and not getting filled with rage when you die helps too lol! I’ve been there a couple times… πŸ˜‰

  3. When I started my site I had Kirby as our mascot. I didn’t last long, as I switched to Megaman X for ages. I really need to try games other than Dreamland and Pinball.

    1. Oh that’s cool! When I started my blog I just threw a pic of Kirby up really quick and a year and a half later he’s still there lol! You definitely should check out some other Kirby games, there are some really solid ones out there!

      1. I’m after Adventure, going to get a NES Mini for that, as it is almost worth the price to me for that and about 3 other games I am after. Still never played a Metrovania game

  4. Kirby is so awesome! I’ve only had the chance to play a few of his games, but I chose him a lot in various Super Smash Bros. titles. πŸ™‚ When I was a kid, my Mom and I played Kirby’s Dream Course for a whole summer. She doesn’t usually like video games but she loved Kirby and this game was more her speed, haha. I’ll never forget that game.

    Great gamer ink by the way! It really shows your dedication to the little guy. πŸ™‚

    1. I love using Kirby in Smash Bros.! Aww and Kirby’s Dream Course is such a fun game! I spent many hours on that game was well. That’s funny that you say your mom doesn’t usually like games- my mom doesn’t either, yet she spent hours playing Yoshi’s Safari with the Super Scope for the SNES! πŸ™‚ Aww thanks, I love my tattoo, though it is a little faded now πŸ™‚

  5. Ahh! I love this post! And I love reading what you have to write about loving Kirby! I’m actually been planning a series like this too, though in a different format. So I obviously approve of this style of post!

    1. Aww I’m glad you enjoyed it! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile but I’m a huge procrastinator so I kept putting it of πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to see what your series is gonna be like!

      1. Of course! It’s wonderful, and you show so much passion when talking about Kirby! It’s infectious and makes me happy too!

        I’ve been putting off mine too, but now I have a good reason! It’ll make more sense when you see what I’m planning, haha. But thank you for showing interest!

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