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Kirby, as he appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby is a series of fantasy video games by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory, starring the titular pink spherical creature.

Video Games

A total of 24 original Kirby games have been released (counting Kirby's Toy Box as a single game), plus 3 remakes or compilations making a total of 27 releases in the Kirby series:

Main games

15 games have been released in the Kirby series that are considered main episode, since they expand the series' plot and feature platform gameplay:

  • Kirby's Dream Land (April 27, 1992), Game Boy. Re-released for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2011.
  • Kirby's Adventure (March 26, 1993), Famicom/NES. Re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2007, for Nintendo 3DS in the "3D Classics" series in 2011 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2013. Also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition.
  • Kirby's Dream Land 2 (March 21, 1995), Game Boy. Re-released for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2012.
  • Kirby Super Star (March 21, 1996), Super Famicom/SNES. Re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2009 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3 (November 27, 1997), SNES/Super Famicom. Re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2009 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (March 24, 2000), Nintendo 64. Re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2008.
  • Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (April 15, 2004), Game Boy Advance. Re-released in 2011, in limited edition for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console and in 2014 for Wii U Virtual Console.
  • Kirby: Canvas Curse (March 24, 2005), Nintendo DS.
  • Kirby: Squeak Squad (November 2, 2006), Nintendo DS.
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn (October 14, 2010), Wii.
  • Kirby Mass Attack (August 4, 2011), Nintendo DS.
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land (October 24, 2011), Wii.
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe (January 11, 2014), 3DS.
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (January 22, 2015), Wii U.
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot (April 28, 2016), Nintendo 3DS. A series of 4 Kirby amiibo was also released alongside the game, including Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee.

The "New Challenge Stages" from Kirby's Dream Collection are also sometimes considered a main entry in the series.

Other games

Other 9 games have been released in the Kirby series, that are either puzzle or sports games. Kirby's Toy Box is actually eight different minigames released separately, but being due to the Satellaview's game forumula is considered a single game in eight episodes:

  • Kirby's Pinball Land (October 29, 1993), Game Boy. Re-released for 3DS Virtual Console in 2012.
  • Kirby's Dream Course (September 21, 1994), Super Famicom/SNES. Re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2007 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.
  • Kirby's Avalanche (February 1, 1995), SNES. Known as Kirby's Ghost Trap in Europe. Re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2007. Basically being the international version of Super Puyo Puyo, it was never released in Japan.
  • Kirby's Block Ball (December 14, 1995), Game Boy. Re-released for 3DS Virtual Console in 2011.
  • Kirby's Toy Box (February 8, 1996), Satellaview. A series of Kirby minigames released separately, that are: Baseball, Arrange Ball, Cannon Ball, Guru Guru Ball, Pachinko, Pinball, Ball Rally and Hoshi Kuzushi.
  • Kirby's Star Stacker (March 18, 1997), Game Boy. Readapted only in Japan for Super Famicom in 1998, and this version was re-released only in Japan for Wii Virtual Console in 2010 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2013. The Game Boy version was re-released worldwide for 3DS Virtual Console in 2012.
  • Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (August 26, 2000), Game Boy Color.
  • Kirby Air Ride (July 11, 2003), GameCube.
  • Kirby Slide (November 2003), e-Reader. Only released in North America.

Remakes and compilations

3 remakes or compilations of previous Kirby titles were released:

  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (October 25, 2002), Game Boy Advance. A remake of Kirby's Adventure. Re-released for Wii U Virtual Console in 2014.
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra (September 22, 2008), Nintendo DS. A remake of Kirby Super Star.
  • Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (July 19, 2012), Wii. It includes the first six main games in the series (Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards) plus some "New Challenge Stages" based on Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and a museum section including informations on the series and three viewable episodes from Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Due to the presence of the original New Challenge Stages, this is sometimes considered a main entry in the series.

Movies & TV series

  • Mario Kirby Masterpiece (1994), an animated movie only released in Japan. It features two different stories, a Mario one and a Kirby one, but they do not interact in any way.
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (October 6, 2001 – September 27, 2003) an animated TV series composed of 100 episodes, plus two special episodes. Thee last five episodes of the series were aired in North America as a feature-length film, titled Kirby: Fright to the Finish!!.

Publications

  • Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives In Pupupu (April 27, 1995 - October 27, 2006), a 25 volume manga only published in Japan.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


5Arrow R Arcana19920327 March 27, 1992Kirby makes a cameo appearance in Arcana.1
4Arrow L Eggerland19920427 April 27, 1992Lololo and Lalala from Kirby are based on Lolo and Lala from Eggerland, while Blocky is based on Rocky; Kirby Mass Attack also features other references to the series.3
3

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Mario199303 March 1993Kirby is featured in Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland and some other Club Nintendo comics, as well as in an issue of Super Mario-kun; Mario characters and items have cameos in Kirby Super Star.1
3

Arrow L & R

Zelda19930606 June 06, 1993Kirby appears as an enemy in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, while the Triforce is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star. There also are other references between the two series.1
5Arrow R Stunt Race FX19940604 June 04, 1994Kirby appears on billboards in Stunt Race FX.2
4Arrow L Puyo Puyo19950201 February 01, 1995Kirby's Avalanche is a remake of Super Puyo Puyo.1
4Arrow L Yuyuki19950321 March 21, 1995Chao from Yuyuki appears in the Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Land 2 and with Goku in Kirby's Dream Land 3.1
3

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Wario199506 June 1995Wario meets Kirby in the comic Warios Weihnachtsmärchen; the bucket from Mario & Wario is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star.1
4Arrow L Trax19960321 March 21, 1996Moto Shotsos from Kirby Super Star are based on the tanks from Trax.3
4Arrow L Metroid19960321 March 21, 1996The Screw Attack ball is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star, while Metroids and Samus appear in Kirby's Dream Land 3.1
4Arrow L F-Zero19960321 March 21, 1996Captain Falcon's Helmet is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star.1
4Arrow L Fire Emblem19960321 March 21, 1996Marth's Falchion is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star.1
4Arrow L Mother19960321 March 21, 1996Mr. Saturn is an obtainable "item" in Kirby Super Star.1
4Arrow L Donkey Kong19960321 March 21, 1996The "Kong's Barrel" is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star; the theme from the Kirby TV show is featured in the Japanese and North American versions of Donkey Konga, while a song from Kirby's Adventure is featured in Donkey Konga 3.1
4Arrow L Kid Icarus19960321 March 21, 1996A Wing of Pegasus is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star.1
4Arrow L Shin Onigashima19971127 November 27, 1997Donbe and Hikari from Shin Onigashima make a cameo in Kirby's Dream Land 3.1
4Arrow L Famicom Robot19971127 November 27, 1997R.O.B. makes a cameo in Kirby's Dream Land 3.1
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Super Smash Bros.19990121 January 21, 1999Characters, places and items from the Kirby series are featured in all Super Smash Bros. games, while Master Hand and Crazy Hand from the Super SMash Bros. series appear in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror; Kirby: Canvas Course also features a reference to Super Smash Bros., while Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Kirby: Planet Robobot feature compatibility with the Super Smash Bros. amiibo.1
5Arrow R N-Gang199906 June 1999Kirby appears in N-Gang episodes "Freeze Frame" and "Die Hexe lacht um Mitternacht".1
5Arrow R Picross19990801 August 01, 1999Picross NP Vol. 3 and Rittai Picross 2 include images from the Kirby series.2
5Arrow R Pokémon20001214 December 14, 2000In Pokémon Stadium 2, connecting video game consoles to a TV can show images from Kirby's Adventure and 'Kirby Super Star; Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum feature a reference to Kirby.2
5Arrow R Daigasso! Band Brothers20041202 December 02, 2004A medley of Kirby's music tracks is featured in Daigasso! Band Brothers.2
4Arrow L Animal Crossing20080922 September 22, 2008The Gold Watering Can from Animal Crossing is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star Ultra; one of the designs in the Animal Crossing e-Reader cards is based on Kirby.1
5Arrow R Scott Pilgrim20100810 August 10, 2010Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game features a star similar to Kirby's Warp Star.3
5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20101206 December 06, 2010The Angry Video Game Nerd episode "How The Nerd Stole Christmas" features a reference to Kirby.2
5Arrow R Mii Plaza20110226 February 26, 2011Mii Plaza features an unlockable hat based on Kirby and includes five Puzzle Swap puzzles based on Kirby games.2
5Arrow R Face Raiders20110226 February 26, 2011Enemies in Face Raiders perform a dance similar to the "Kirby Dance".3
5Arrow R AR Games20110226 February 26, 2011The Star Pics AR game uses a Kirby card, and there also are Kirby refereneces in Graffiti.2
5Arrow R Nintendogs20110226 February 26, 2011A Kirby hat is featured in Nintendogs + Cats.2
5Arrow R Smosh20130809 August 09, 2013Anthony gains the power of Kirby in I Have Kirby Powers!.3
5Arrow R NES Remix20140424 April 24, 2014NES Remix 2 includes challenges based on Kirby's Adventure.2
5Arrow R Nintendo Badge Arcade20141217 December 17, 2014Nintendo Badge Arcade features badges based on the Kirby series.2
5Arrow R Star Fox20160420 April 20, 2016Four planets from Kirby Super Star, Floria, Aqualiss, Mecheye, and Halfmoon, are mentioned on the cover of a travel magazine in Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins.1
5Arrow R Taiko no Tatsujin20160616 June 16, 2016Kirby and King Dedede are party members in Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure; Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure and Red Version also feature a song from Kirby's Adventure Wii.1
4Arrow L BoxBoy!20161028 October 28, 2016A BoxBoy! sticker appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot.2

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