History Trivia / Kirby

20th May '16 9:40:00 PM JRads47
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14th Mar '16 2:27:30 PM TimG5
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* NewbieBoom: While it didn't make a CashCowFranchise out of the series the same way the Pokemon anime did, quite a few Kirby fans will admit the anime for the show, ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', is what introduced them to the series and it shows. The anime still maintains a dedicated following to this day. So much so that, since its conclusion, HAL has brought [[CanonImmigrant various things from the show into the games]] and even included several of its episodes in Kirby Dream Collection which celebrated the series' 20th anniversary.

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* NewbieBoom: While it didn't make a CashCowFranchise out of the series the same way the Pokemon anime did, quite a few Kirby fans will admit the anime for the show, games, ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', is what introduced them to the series and it shows. The anime still maintains a dedicated following to this day. So much so that, since its conclusion, HAL has brought [[CanonImmigrant various things from the show into the games]] and even included several of its episodes in Kirby Dream Collection which celebrated the series' 20th anniversary.
10th Mar '16 10:06:25 PM TimG5
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* NewbieBoom: While it didn't make a CashCowFranchise out of the series the same way the Pokemon anime did, quite a few Kirby fans will admit the anime for the show, ''{{Anime}}/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', is what introduced them to the series and it shows. The anime still maintains a dedicated following to this day. So much so that, since its conclusion, HAL has brought [[CanonImmigrant various things from the show into the games]] and even included several of its episodes in Kirby Dream Collection which celebrated the series' 20th anniversary.

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* NewbieBoom: While it didn't make a CashCowFranchise out of the series the same way the Pokemon anime did, quite a few Kirby fans will admit the anime for the show, ''{{Anime}}/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', is what introduced them to the series and it shows. The anime still maintains a dedicated following to this day. So much so that, since its conclusion, HAL has brought [[CanonImmigrant various things from the show into the games]] and even included several of its episodes in Kirby Dream Collection which celebrated the series' 20th anniversary.
10th Mar '16 10:06:00 PM TimG5
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* NewbieBoom: While it didn't make a CashCowFranchise out of the series the same way the Pokemon anime did, quite a few Kirby fans will admit the anime for the show, ''{{Anime}}/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', is what introduced them to the series and it shows. The anime still maintains a dedicated following to this day. So much so that, since its conclusion, HAL has brought [[CanonImmigrant various things from the show into the games]] and even included several of its episodes in Kirby Dream Collection which celebrated the series' 20th anniversary.
3rd Mar '16 6:14:02 PM tropower
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** One Kirby spin-off game called "Kaabii no kirakira kizzu" (Kirby's Super Star Stacker) for the SNES (Super Famicon in Japan) never got released outside of Japan due to being released there in 1998 '''two years''' after the Nintendo 64's release.

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** One Kirby spin-off game called "Kaabii no kirakira kizzu" (Kirby's The Super Star Stacker) for the SNES (Super Famicon in Japan) NES version of VideoGame/KirbyStarStacker never got released outside of Japan Japan[[note]]Where both versions are known as "Kirby no Kirakira Kids" (lit. "Kirby's Twinkling Kids").[[/note]] due to being released there in 1998 '''two years''' after the Nintendo 64's release.



* ShrugOfGod: The official word on whether Ado and Adeleine are the same character with two different names is "probably." The Japanese 20th anniversary booklet eventually revealed the two are different characters, but they're essentially the same except for their names.

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* ShrugOfGod: The official word on whether Ado and Adeleine (officially spelled in Japanese as "'''Ado'''rehnu") are the same character with two different names is "probably." The Japanese 20th anniversary booklet eventually revealed the two are different characters, but they're essentially the same except for their names.
19th Dec '15 8:29:28 AM Sammettik
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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: No, despite what ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion'' may have told you, 02 did ''not'' make any sort of "pact" with Drawcia. Nor is Dark Nebula 02 under another name. The latter theory has been officially {{Jossed}} by the Japanese 20th anniversary booklet (though it does state that Dark Nebula is part of the same species as Dark Matter). Meta Knight also wasn't possessed by anyone during the events of ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''.

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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: No, despite what ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion'' may have told you, 02 and Dark Matter did ''not'' make any sort of "pact" with Drawcia. Nor is Dark Nebula 02 under another name. The latter theory has been officially {{Jossed}} by the Japanese 20th anniversary booklet (though it does state that Dark Nebula is part of the same species as Dark Matter). Meta Knight also wasn't possessed by anyone during the events of ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''.''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''.
** Funnily enough, some concept art later revealed Dark Matter (along with Nightmare) really ''was'' going to be in ''Canvas Curse'' albeit as a playable character rather than a boss, making it an ''enemy'' of Drawcia rather than an ally as the rumor claimed.
14th Dec '15 9:44:55 AM NoUsername
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** Unused sprites reveal that Kirby was going to have a shrinking ability in ''Kirby's Adventure'', but it was scrapped. The mechanic was later used in ''Kirby and the Amazing Mirror'' as the Mini ability.

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** Unused sprites reveal that Kirby was going to have a shrinking ability in ''Kirby's Adventure'', but it was scrapped. The mechanic was later used in ''Kirby and the Amazing Mirror'' as the Mini ability. [[http://shmuplations.com/kirbysadventure/ An interview]] in the Japanese strategy guide for ''Adventure'' also revealed some other scrapped abilities: a rocket (implemented as Missile in ''Amazing Mirror''), an animal who could scratch and bite (implemented as Animal in ''Kirby Squeak Squad''), and creating blocks (which has never been used).
14th Dec '15 9:35:09 AM NoUsername
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* DevelopmentHell: Between ''Kirby's Air Ride'' and ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' (''Epic Yarn'' was developed by Good Feel instead), HAL Laboratories made repeated attempts to create a home console game for the ''Kirby'' series. Their most known attempt was the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube game, announced in 2004, and widely believed to be reincarnated as ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''. However, [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html an interview]] revealed that the [=GameCube=] game was only the first of ''four'' attempts at a home console game, the final being ''Return to Dream Land''.
** ''Kirby Air Ride'' itself was trapped in DevelopmentHell for quite some time. It was originally intended as a {{Nintendo 64}} game, but after spending many years in production, it was quietly canceled. It finally showed up as a [=GameCube=] title at E3 2003.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Rumor has it that Masahiro Sakurai left HAL because this happened during the development of ''Air Ride''.
** And he also didn't like the sequelization of the gaming industry.

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* DevelopmentHell: DevelopmentHell:
**
Between ''Kirby's Air Ride'' and ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' (''Epic Yarn'' was developed by Good Feel instead), HAL Laboratories made repeated attempts to create a home console game for the ''Kirby'' series. Their most known attempt was the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube game, announced in 2004, and widely believed to be reincarnated as ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''. However, [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html an interview]] revealed that the [=GameCube=] game was only the first of ''four'' attempts at a home console game, the final being ''Return to Dream Land''.
** ''Kirby Air Ride'' itself was trapped in DevelopmentHell for quite some time. It was originally intended as a {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} game, but after spending many years in production, it was quietly canceled. It finally showed up as a [=GameCube=] title at E3 2003.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Rumor has it that Masahiro Sakurai left HAL because this happened during the development of ''Air Ride''.
** And he
Ride''. He also didn't like the sequelization of the gaming industry.



* NoExportForYou: One Kirby spin-off game called "Kaabii no kirakira kizzu" (Kirby's Super Star Stacker) for the SNES (Super Famicon in Japan) never got released outside of Japan due to being released there in 1998 '''two years''' after the Nintendo 64's release.
** For less known reasons, the 20th anniversary compilation-game ''Dream Collection'' didn't get a Europe or Australian release.

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* NoExportForYou: NoExportForYou:
**
One Kirby spin-off game called "Kaabii no kirakira kizzu" (Kirby's Super Star Stacker) for the SNES (Super Famicon in Japan) never got released outside of Japan due to being released there in 1998 '''two years''' after the Nintendo 64's release.
** For less known lesser-known reasons, the 20th anniversary compilation-game ''Dream Collection'' didn't get a Europe or Australian release.



* ShrugOfGod: The official word on whether Ado and Adeleine are the same character with two different names is "probably."

to:

* ShrugOfGod: The official word on whether Ado and Adeleine are the same character with two different names is "probably."" The Japanese 20th anniversary booklet eventually revealed the two are different characters, but they're essentially the same except for their names.



* TrollingCreator: Creator/MasahiroSakurai
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: No, despite what ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion'' may have told you, 02 did ''not'' make any sort of "pact" with Drawcia. Nor is Dark Nebula 02 under another name. The latter theory has been officially {{Jossed}} by the 20th Anniversary Hoshi no Kirby Pupupu Taizen Encyclopedia (though it does state that Dark Nebula is part of the same species as Dark Matter). Meta Knight also wasn't possessed by anyone during the events of ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''.

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* TrollingCreator: Creator/MasahiroSakurai
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: No, despite what ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion'' may have told you, 02 did ''not'' make any sort of "pact" with Drawcia. Nor is Dark Nebula 02 under another name. The latter theory has been officially {{Jossed}} by the Japanese 20th Anniversary Hoshi no Kirby Pupupu Taizen Encyclopedia anniversary booklet (though it does state that Dark Nebula is part of the same species as Dark Matter). Meta Knight also wasn't possessed by anyone during the events of ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''.



** ''Kirby Pink or Yellow'': Some time during ''Kirby's Dream Land's'' development Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto made the suggestion to MasahiroSakurai that Kirby be yellow instead of pink, since Miyamoto had little, if any, involvement in the games' development since Kirby is developed by HAL Laboratory while Miyamoto works for Nintendo's EAD division, this could have only have been a suggestion. However, to honor Miyamoto's suggestion yellow Kirby is usually the [[ColorCodedMultiplayer 2nd player]] [[PaletteSwap palette swap]] for Kirby in his multiplayer appearances including the ''SuperSmashBros'' series.
** ''Kirby for GCN?'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILXkySK95po There was originally supposed to be a Kirby game for the [=GameCube=], but it never got released.]] According to [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html this interview]], there were ''three'' other unsuccessful attempts at making a home console ''Kirby'' game before ''[[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' the fourth (and successful) attempt finally made it out of DevelopmentHell.
*** One of the attempts was something fans are still clamoring for: a 'true 3D' platformer, a non-linear game like ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' or ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 64}}''.
** ''The Incredible Shrinking Kirby'': Kirby was going to have a shrinking ability in ''Kirby's Adventure'', but it was scrapped in favor of the UFO powerup. The mechanic was later used in ''Kirby and the Amazing Mirror''.
** ''Air Ride Stardom'': ''Kirby Air Ride'' was supposed to have a multi-themed star shaped track, that got scrapped due to time constraints.
*** It was also supposed to have a much bigger city trial. The project was really ambitious even for its time. No wonder it took years to develop.
** ''Prince Fluff's Epic Yarn'': Prince Fluff was originally going to be the protagonist of Epic Yarn, before ''Fluff's Yarn'' got the Kirby label.
** ''[[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Meta Knight of Death and Rebirth]]'': The artbook bundled with ''Kirby's Dream Collection'' includes unused character designs for some of the characters. Most notable is Meta Knight with red and black [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7xuylJqjO1ra4czto1_500.jpg butterfly wings]], rather than his purple bat wings.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://wikirby.com/wiki/Main_Page WiKirby]], [[http://kirbysrainbowresort.net/ Kirby's Rainbow Resort]], and [[http://kirby.wikia.com/wiki/Kirby_Wiki Kirby Wikia]], although Rainbow Resort is mostly defunct for the time being[[note]]As of this edit, the last news update for the site was in 2012.[[/note]].
* {{Vaporware}}: Kirby, with the addition of a pink, curly hair on his head, was originally supposed to star in a SpinoffBabies game, ''Kid Kirby'', for the SNES; it was never finished, and all that remains of the game now are a few sprites and one stage layout.

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** ''Kirby Pink or Yellow'': Some time during ''Kirby's Dream Land's'' development development, Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto made the suggestion to MasahiroSakurai Creator/MasahiroSakurai that Kirby be yellow instead of pink, since pink. Since Miyamoto had little, if any, involvement in the games' development since Kirby (Kirby is developed by HAL Laboratory Laboratory, while Miyamoto works for Nintendo's EAD division, division), this could have only have been a suggestion. However, to honor Miyamoto's suggestion suggestion, yellow Kirby is usually the [[ColorCodedMultiplayer 2nd player]] [[PaletteSwap palette swap]] for Kirby in his multiplayer appearances appearances, including the ''SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series.
** ''Kirby for GCN?'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILXkySK95po There was originally supposed to be a Kirby game for the [=GameCube=], but it never got released.]] According to [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html this interview]], there were ''three'' other unsuccessful attempts at making a home console ''Kirby'' game before ''[[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', the fourth (and successful) attempt that finally made brought it out of DevelopmentHell.
*** One of the attempts was something fans are still clamoring for: a 'true 3D' platformer, a non-linear game like ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' or ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 64}}''.
** ''The Incredible Shrinking Kirby'': Unused sprites reveal that Kirby was going to have a shrinking ability in ''Kirby's Adventure'', but it was scrapped in favor of the UFO powerup. scrapped. The mechanic was later used in ''Kirby and the Amazing Mirror''.
Mirror'' as the Mini ability.
** ''Air Ride Stardom'': ''Kirby ''''Kirby Air Ride'' was supposed to have a multi-themed star shaped track, but that got scrapped due to time constraints.
***
constraints. It was also supposed to have a much bigger city trial. The City Trial; the project was really ambitious even for its time. No wonder it took years to develop.
time.
** ''Prince Fluff's Epic Yarn'': Prince Fluff was originally going to be the protagonist of ''Kirby's Epic Yarn, before ''Fluff's Yarn'' got Yarn''; the Kirby label.
project wasn't turning out as well as planned, so Nintendo suggested adding Kirby.
** ''[[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Meta Knight of Death and Rebirth]]'': The 'The artbook bundled with ''Kirby's Dream Collection'' includes unused character designs for some of the characters. Most notable is Meta Knight with red and black [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7xuylJqjO1ra4czto1_500.jpg butterfly wings]], rather than his purple bat wings.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://wikirby.com/wiki/Main_Page WiKirby]], [[http://kirbysrainbowresort.net/ Kirby's Rainbow Resort]], and [[http://kirby.wikia.com/wiki/Kirby_Wiki Kirby Wikia]], although Rainbow Resort is mostly defunct for the time being[[note]]As as of this edit, the last news update for the site was in 2012.[[/note]].
late.
* {{Vaporware}}: {{Vaporware}}:
**
Kirby, with the addition of a pink, curly hair on his head, was originally supposed to star in a SpinoffBabies game, ''Kid Kirby'', for the SNES; it was never finished, and all that remains of the game now are a few sprites and one stage layout.
20th Sep '15 10:40:15 AM nombretomado
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* DevelopmentHell: Between ''Kirby's Air Ride'' and ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' (''Epic Yarn'' was developed by Good Feel instead), HAL Laboratories made repeated attempts to create a home console game for the ''Kirby'' series. Their most known attempt was the GameCube game, announced in 2004, and widely believed to be reincarnated as ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''. However, [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html an interview]] revealed that the GameCube game was only the first of ''four'' attempts at a home console game, the final being ''Return to Dream Land''.
** ''Kirby Air Ride'' itself was trapped in DevelopmentHell for quite some time. It was originally intended as a {{Nintendo 64}} game, but after spending many years in production, it was quietly canceled. It finally showed up as a GameCube title at E3 2003.

to:

* DevelopmentHell: Between ''Kirby's Air Ride'' and ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' (''Epic Yarn'' was developed by Good Feel instead), HAL Laboratories made repeated attempts to create a home console game for the ''Kirby'' series. Their most known attempt was the GameCube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube game, announced in 2004, and widely believed to be reincarnated as ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''. However, [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html an interview]] revealed that the GameCube [=GameCube=] game was only the first of ''four'' attempts at a home console game, the final being ''Return to Dream Land''.
** ''Kirby Air Ride'' itself was trapped in DevelopmentHell for quite some time. It was originally intended as a {{Nintendo 64}} game, but after spending many years in production, it was quietly canceled. It finally showed up as a GameCube [=GameCube=] title at E3 2003.



** ''Kirby for GCN?'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILXkySK95po There was originally supposed to be a Kirby game for the GameCube, but it never got released.]] According to [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html this interview]], there were ''three'' other unsuccessful attempts at making a home console ''Kirby'' game before ''[[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' the fourth (and successful) attempt finally made it out of DevelopmentHell.

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** ''Kirby for GCN?'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILXkySK95po There was originally supposed to be a Kirby game for the GameCube, [=GameCube=], but it never got released.]] According to [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/sukj/vol1/index.html this interview]], there were ''three'' other unsuccessful attempts at making a home console ''Kirby'' game before ''[[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' the fourth (and successful) attempt finally made it out of DevelopmentHell.



** ''Air Ride'' began on the Nintendo 64 and was scheduled for a late 1996 release. It went through years of delays until it was quietly cancelled in 1998. It caught the public by surprise when a GameCube version was announced in 2003.

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** ''Air Ride'' began on the Nintendo 64 and was scheduled for a late 1996 release. It went through years of delays until it was quietly cancelled in 1998. It caught the public by surprise when a GameCube [=GameCube=] version was announced in 2003.



** Also, ''Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble 2'' for the GameCube, using the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and cable to control the same way as the original title.
** There were several attempts to make a console Kirby game for the UsefulNotes/GameCube and later the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. The first of such attempts was shown in an E3 trailer, but this one fell through. The fourth attempt was finally released on the Wii as ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.

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** Also, ''Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble 2'' for the GameCube, [=GameCube=], using the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and cable to control the same way as the original title.
** There were several attempts to make a console Kirby game for the UsefulNotes/GameCube [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and later the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. The first of such attempts was shown in an E3 trailer, but this one fell through. The fourth attempt was finally released on the Wii as ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.
4th Aug '15 7:52:03 AM Adept
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** ''Kirby Pink or Yellow'': Some time during ''Kirby's Dream Land's'' development ShigeruMiyamoto made the suggestion to MasahiroSakurai that Kirby be yellow instead of pink, since Miyamoto had little, if any, involvement in the games' development since Kirby is developed by HAL Laboratory while Miyamoto works for Nintendo's EAD division, this could have only have been a suggestion. However, to honor Miyamoto's suggestion yellow Kirby is usually the [[ColorCodedMultiplayer 2nd player]] [[PaletteSwap palette swap]] for Kirby in his multiplayer appearances including the ''SuperSmashBros'' series.

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** ''Kirby Pink or Yellow'': Some time during ''Kirby's Dream Land's'' development ShigeruMiyamoto Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto made the suggestion to MasahiroSakurai that Kirby be yellow instead of pink, since Miyamoto had little, if any, involvement in the games' development since Kirby is developed by HAL Laboratory while Miyamoto works for Nintendo's EAD division, this could have only have been a suggestion. However, to honor Miyamoto's suggestion yellow Kirby is usually the [[ColorCodedMultiplayer 2nd player]] [[PaletteSwap palette swap]] for Kirby in his multiplayer appearances including the ''SuperSmashBros'' series.
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