Four Long Last ‘Kirby’ Games Found At A Japanese Auction

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Howdy Maiya; you should enjoy this…

Four lost Kirby minigames from the Super Famicom’s Satellaview peripheral (we’ll get to that in a bit…) have made their way into the hands of gaming preservationists after a surprise auction and some help from fans of the franchise.  Here’s the story: Kirby no Omocha Hako (「カービィのおもちゃ箱, aka “Kirby’s Toy Box”) was a Satellaview title consisting of 10 mini-games. The Japan-exclusive device let players download games via a satellite connection, and while many games were made available for the Satellaview, most have been lost after the service discontinued. However, when some ARE found, they can take quite a while to get them working and playable again. Continue reading “Four Long Last ‘Kirby’ Games Found At A Japanese Auction”

First-Person ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Is a Weirdly-Awesome Version of ‘Supreme Warrior’…

For the uninitiated, “Supreme Warrior” was an awful fighting game that took place in a first-person perspective that was released on the Sega CD (or Sega Mega CD), 3DO and the Sega 32X-CD (oh, sweet lord; that was a THING…) in 1994 and 1995.  The less said about that game the better.

Anyway, YouTubers SoKrispyMedia show us why Super Smash Bros. with a VR headset in first person view would be an interesting experience, but considering the multiple fighters and varied levels (with many and sometime moving platforms) this could make the game problematic and difficult to play. Continue reading “First-Person ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Is a Weirdly-Awesome Version of ‘Supreme Warrior’…”

Kirby’s 20th Anniversary Compilation revealed for Japan; U.S. soon? YES, PLEASE!

Nintendo recently released information about the release of Kirby’s 20th Anniversary Compilation (which now is Japan-only, but is likely to be localized for North America and Europe).  I absolutely love the Kirby video games; not as much as Sonic the Hedgehog, but still the games are very fun and I have yet to play a bad Kirby game.  The key thing is that since the original Kirby’s Dream Land on the old-school Nintendo Game Boy and up to the most recent Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, the gameplay is simple and has been relatively unchanged (save for Kirby’s Tilt ‘n’ Tumble on Game Boy Color — using tilt controls–, Kirby’s Air Ride on Gamecube–a racing game–, Kirby’s Epic Yarn on Wii –inhaling is replaced by yarn– and Kirby’s Canvas Curse & Mass Attack on DS –controls similarly to Line Rider and an RTS-ish action game).   Continue reading “Kirby’s 20th Anniversary Compilation revealed for Japan; U.S. soon? YES, PLEASE!”