A Start For Kirby
Kirby was originally named Popo and was a placeholder sprite. Kirby creator, Masahiro Sakurai liked the sprite so he keep it. Cute characters usually have soft sounding names in Japan so, they renamed him "Kirby". The game's creator wanted him to be pink but, Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto wanted Kirby to be yellow so, the box creator played it safe and made the character (Kirby) white. The game's final name was "Kirby's Dream Land". The game received praise and rants. But overall it was a pretty good game, for a game with box art that displayed a smiling white blob followed by a shocked tree. I really enjoyed it as a kid. I thought it was better then Super Mario Land! I hoped there would be a follow-up!
Next came Kirby's Adventure. It had Kirby as pink on the cover so, it was pretty confusing at the time what Kirby's color was. It was better then Kirby's Dream Land for most people. Lucky for me, I still had a Nes and a Snes. So, I did chores to earn the game Kirby's Adventure. I thought it was colorful even compared to some Snes games! Sadly It was pretty short just like Kirby's Dream Land. But, it was forgotten until the game gained tons of fans in the age of the internet. None of my friends had Kirby's Adventure either.
Shortly after Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Pinball Land came on the game boy. I thought it was pretty fun. Then Kirby came on to the Super Nintendo with Kirby's Dream Course. He also had Kirby's Avalanche but, I've never played that one before. Also, 3 new platformers came on the Game Boy and Super Nintendo. Kirby's Dream Land 2 & 3 and Kirby Super Star. I loved Kirby Super Star. After this I had grown up and didn't really notice Kirby games anymore.
Kirby As A Polygon
In 1996 the Nintendo 64 came out, but Kirby wasn't in a game until Super Smash Brothers. He was a playable fighter in that game. He could copy a Nintendo Character using his trademark inhale. He finally was the main character in Kirby 64:The Crystal Shards. He then appeared in Kirby Air Ride on the Nintendo Gamecube. He also had 2 Game Boy Advance games Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land and Kirby And The Amazing Mirror. Kirby was then ready for the next gen.
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