All righty, let’s start celebrating Kirby’s 25th anniversary! 🙂 As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m going to play through all the Kirby games I own as a way of celebrating the little pink puffball! A couple things to note:
- I’m only going to play virtual console versions/ re-releases if I currently have them. Some I have downloaded, some I have not!
- I’m only going to play games that have Kirby as the main character- no cameos! Sorry, Super Smash Bros. 😉
- I’ll play a game for a maximum of three days before moving on. If I beat the game in that time frame, great; if not, it’s all good!
- I’ll be playing the games in chronological order. Can’t do it any other way!
With those things out of the way, the first game up is Hoshi no Kirby for the Game Boy!
Hoshi no Kirby was released in Japan in 1992. It’s the only Japanese Kirby game I have, and I’m quite fond of it… even if it is just Kirby’s Dream Land. 😉
Anyway! I’ve beaten Kirby’s Dream Land many times over, but never played all the way through Hoshi no Kirby! It’s a pretty short game, so I knew I could make it through in one sitting.
I started out in Green Greens…
which is a pretty easy, breezy level.
The boss is Whispy Woods, a tree that always has a bad attitude for some reason!
Next up I ventured into Castle Lololo…
which ups the difficulty just a bit, and has cool spooky enemies!
The bosses are Lololo and Lalala, who like to push boxes at you for no reason at all. Cute little jerks they are!
Next I traveled to Float Islands…
I always loved the water here for some reason. The little stars in it make it seem so inviting!
The boss of this stage is Kaboola. I did well against her (yes, she is a girl) but suffered a REALLY CHEAP FUCKING DEATH after I defeated her. I got stuck up in the corner of the screen and died right when I was going down to collect my star. That meant I had to fight her all over again! Lame! Ugh, whatever, I carried on…
to Bubbly Clouds!
This stage is home to one of the most terrifying creatures in the Kirby universe: Scarfy. Cute and cuddly looking, it quickly turns into some hell beast that wants to eat your face off if you try to suck it in. Check it out biting me:
Anyway, the boss of this level is Kracko. A giant floating cloud with an eyeball… that’s not nightmare inducing either, no sir!
After kicking Kracko’s butt, I headed to Mt. DeDeDe…
In this final stage, you have to replay all the bosses again before taking on King DeDeDe himself.
He takes a little bit of patience, but as long as you don’t try to rush, he’s easy to beat!
After DeDeDe was defeated, peace was restored to Dream Land!
Oh yeah… after the credits roll, this screen pops up.
This little cheat code allows you to play the “Extra Game” of Hoshi no Kirby. In this version, enemies are faster and more plentiful and the bosses are harder, too!
So there you have it for Hoshi no Kirby! I’m happy I finally played this one all the way though, just to have it checked off my backlog.
Next up is Kirby’s Dream Land for the Game Boy. Yep, I know I just played the Japanese counterpart, but I said I was going to play ALL the games I had, so there! 😉
Oh yeah, and P.S.: I had originally intended to play this game on my actual Game Boy. I figured it would be cool for nostalgia purposes to play the game in its true form! However, I couldn’t get my Game Boy to work for the life of me. 😦 I suspect something is wrong with the screen, but I’m not 100% sure. I may try to repair it (which I have no experience with) so hopefully it’s not dead!