What makes Kirby so dang enjoyable? (part 1)

Kirby 1

Author: Blake Biehle

Kirby has been a beloved series among many Nintendo fans for years and years. But what makes this game series so enjoyable? It seems to have a very simple formula, i.e. sucking up enemies to take their powers, but people can’t seem to get enough Kirby. This is because it is a consistent formula that WORKS well and can be mixed up in a variety of ways that keeps players interested while also enjoying the things that made them love Kirby games in the first place.
Firstly, one reason that Kirby games are so lovable, is the fact that Kirby games always make sure to have more than just the core gameplay. There always is some form of collectables, mini games, and more. As a kid, this is HUGE. It gives off a sense of satisfaction for the amount of content that is provided. Essentially, you’ll never be bored. Kirby games are good at keeping things fresh.

Another reason, would obviously be Kirby’s gimmick in every game, the ability to steal your enemy’s powers, and use them as your own. This power is so cool, because you get to choose what ability you want. And not only do you steal their abilities, but their outfit as well. If you absorb the ice mage’s ability, not only will you have an ice wand, you will also wear an ice crown on your head, and change to the color blue. As a kid, I thought this was an amazing feature, and I just wanted to witness Kirby’s outfit with every special power.

And that concludes part 1 of what makes Kirby so dang enjoyable. Part 2 will be out soon! Do you agree with what I said? Do you have a different opinion of Kirby? Leave comments below!

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