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- Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- Kirby's Epic Yarn
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe
- Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Kirby Star Allies
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land
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- Gameplay-wise, having Kirby throw a key at a locked door instead of walking up to it is simply so cool-looking it will make you feel like a badass.
- Kirby himself is a big moment of awesome. His base description in Kirby: Planet Robobot states he has "infinite power", and if that sounds like a joke, keep in mind: this is a character who can inhale his enemies and copy their abilities, has destroyed numerous Eldritch Abominations and Physical Gods, AND can convert both living things and inanimate objects into beings WITH HIS ABILITY. Not only that, but he has also managed to successfully convert pretty much every reasonable and sapient enemy of his into an ally. He has EARNED his place as defender of Dream Land.
- Getting Mike Kirby is always a joyous occasion. What's more OP than having a Single Use Screen Nuke? How about 3?
- Even when it was nerfed in Return to Dream Land, it's still an insanely OP ability that can either three-shot a boss or bring it down to their second phase in under two seconds if all 3 attacks connect.
- Not only that, but he also seems to be a genius. With a few exceptions, he pretty much instantly masters any Copy Ability he gains, even if he has never seen it before. He also discovers items like the large rod that extends into the background and foreground and instantly knows how they work. He masters alien technology within seconds of climbing into it, and he uses it well. Heck, in that game, at the end, he seems to be capable of absorbing the entirety of the Battleship Halberd whilst Meta Knight was on top of it without harming either of them in the process.
- And that's not all! He also learns how to use four of himself to his advantage almost immediately (if anything, he just becomes even more badass), has the survival skills necessary to adapt to terrible situations, like getting trapped deep underground, can learn to drive any vehicle whatsoever, regardless of how esoteric it is, has the gnosis needed to adapt to super forms of his abilities and how to super charge them in amazing spectacles, and can even still save the day after being turned into a ball, being split into ten mini-Kirbys, or even after being turned into yarn. Star Dream was not exaggerating about Kirby's power.
- Getting Mike Kirby is always a joyous occasion. What's more OP than having a Single Use Screen Nuke? How about 3?
- A cover of "Meta Knight's Revenge" from Kirby Super Star winning a GRAMMY!
- The 30th Anniversary Concert was a high energy two hours of awesome:
- Many songs were covered that were not expected, such as Dream Land 2's grassland theme and Squeak Squad's credits theme, and in general touched on at least one song from every mainline game over the course of the franchise.
- Much of the HAL Sound Team got together for a prerecorded segment of them performing a tribute to King Dedede's music over the years, topped with Kumazakinote himself sliding in to perform the King's roars.
- Makiko Ohmotonote doing her Kirby voice live, as well as a bit of Sectonia and Susie.
- Kumazaki following this up with a few live Dedede grunts
- Kumazaki getting to announce the release date for the upcoming Dream Buffet game, as well as announcing an HD Remaster of the anime.
- The entirety of "Suite: The Star Conquering Traveler" from Star Allies was performed, including the Soul Melter EX parts and the cutscene music.
- Makiko Ohmoto singing Green Tree Memories live
- A surprise performance by Neichel note singing live, including a duet with Makiki Ohmoto
- Outfit design managing to keep Neichel's appearance simultaneously easily recognizable while still hiding what she actually looks like, with a sweeping dress and large face obscuring hat.
- Kirby's Dream Land has an awesome ending, too. Kirby defeats Dedede, TURNS INTO AN ENORMOUS BALLOON, and brings the food back to Dream Land. How awesome is that?
Kirby's Adventure / Nightmare in Dream Land
- After spending the whole game thinking Dedede's the Big Bad, the player learns that he had been trying to seal away Nightmare the whole time. Even after getting beaten into submission, he gets up shortly afterwards to try and stop Kirby from putting the restored Star Rod into the Fountain of Dreams, going so far as to be dragged across the ground part of the way there. As if this setting the tone for his behavior in the future wasn't great enough, he ends the scene in a somewhat badass way — He swallows Kirby and the Star Rod, then spits them back out, into space, to deal with Nightmare. Ladies and gentlemen, the king of Dream Land.
- The ending was nothing short of memorable, if not counting as both awesome and heartwarming. After Dark Matter transforms from a katana-wielding warrior into the one-eyed monster we recognize, Kirby fights him with the Rainbow Sword in outer space as they slowly descend into re-entry through Dream Land's atmosphere. Kirby defeats Dark Matter but seemingly passes out due to exhaustion. A cutscene shows Coo glimpsing a shooting star while the rest of Kirby's animal helpers watch the sky as somber/hopeful music plays, and even Dedede is shown wondering about the fate of our hero. Kirby wakes up, only to find out he has been floating down safely thanks to the power of the Rainbow Sword, which Kirby grabs and flies around with as day breaks and the credits roll. If played on the Game Boy, the streak of light that comes from the sword at the last moment appears as a rainbow. Cue end. The entire sequence can be seen here.
Kirby Super Star (Ultra)
- The series has its moments, but above them all stands the Kirby Super Star segment "Revenge Of Meta Knight" in its entirety. Storming the Castle reaching monumental levels. Seriously. And you get to hear the bad guys becoming progressively more and more afraid of you, as if you were the goshdang Batman, while you singlehandedly destroy a freakin' airship! Hell yeah.
- The entire crew of the Battleship Halberd get one just for holding out against Kirby, even managing to shoot him out of the sky a few times. They also hold out until the very end, only escaping once the Reactor is definitively destroyed.
- Marx gets an amazing one. After tricking Kirby into summoning Nova, he pushes him aside and wishes for control over Popstar. He then turns into an Eldritch Abomination as a result and flies off, but not before sharing this tidbit with us:I did it! It all went according to plan! I got the sun and moon to fight. I got you to go into space... It was all according to my perfect little plan!
- So how did the Sun and Moon stop their fighting? When Nova starts heading towards the planet, the Sun and Moon immediately stop their battle and work together to stop Nova from destroying Popstar.
- Then Kirby assembles the Starship, and flies into Galactic Nova through a level that plays like a Gradius style shooter, destroys the craft, and crashes onto Popstar for a final, epic duel with Marx to decide the fate of the planet.
- In Revenge of the King, as he goes to the final stage, Dedede shoots him down with KABULA, a character who hadn't appeared in OVER TEN YEARS, as Kirby falls down helplessly... and assembles the Starship out of the three Sparkling Stars he got before from the three previous bosses! Cue amazing shoot 'em up boss fight.
- And how can we not forget the most epic quote in Kirby Super Star Ultra? When Kirby finally makes it to Dedede, who sent minion after minion — even Bandanna Waddle Dee — after him, he leads Kirby to his old boss arena, offers his old rival a Hammer to fight with, and then says this;King Dedede: So you made it here. Now, arm yourself! Our grudge will be settled at last... (puts on a metal mask as his new boss theme begins)Masked Dedede: Meet my powerful secret weapon — the brand-new Dedede Hammer!
- It's worth noting that when you fight him this time around, the bleachers are empty (save for Bandana Waddle Dee). In Spring Breeze, you fought King Dedede in front of a cheering audience because he was confident in his victory, and that fight was just him stoking his own ego. He's not playing around anymore.
- Meta Knight in Meta Knightmare Ultra basically slaughters his way (including thrashing his own Halberd) to Nova, the wish-granting comet, and asks for his wish. What is this wish? To put it bluntly, he unleashes a Godlike being that was sealed away due to being too powerful and proceeds to kick its ass in a way that would make Chuck Norris proud! Why? Partly because Meta Knight just wanted to become stronger and mostly for the sheer hell of it. If that's not badass, then nothing is.
- Marx gets another one of sorts... He's killed after crashing into Nova, drifting through space, but his soul, out of anger and pure madness, absorbs the entire power of said wish-granting comet and resurrects as an even more monstrous Eldritch Abomination just to kill Kirby at the top of the True Arena.
- King Dedede gets one when he teams up with Kirby in Kirby 64.
- In Kirby 64, what happens when you combine Spark with Sword? Kirby gets a DOUBLE BLADED LIGHTSABER!
- The final boss of Kirby 64 was a Moment of Awesome for both Ribbon and Kirby: they face off against the embodiment of all evil together, armed only with the holy crystal of the fairies. Oh, and did I mention that Ribbon actually CARRIES Kirby throughout the whole battle? She doesn't even drop him if they get hit! Her wings expand to three times their size, just so she can carry our favorite pink hero! And afterwards, she kisses him, which causes him to swoon. (This is his only kiss with ANYONE in the whole series!)
- Shadow Kirby gets a small one in the end. Having been just an occasional enemy that would sometimes attack you and generally perceived as evil, if you lose Meta Knight's sword during the really long Sequential Final Boss battle, he will go get it for you during the final battle.
- Through the magic of Fridge Brilliance, there's a major Moment of Awesome in Kirby: Canvas Curse. Consider the intro, where it says that the titular Power Paintbrush "is transported to you on a ray of light". You hold the stylus... I mean paintbrush. Now, think about the final battle, against Drawcia Soul. She is defeated by tapping the Para Matters she sends out with the stylus, and then when she moves into the foreground, simply poking her with said stylus until she is stunned, leaving her vulnerable. Kirby barely touches her at all except for the final blow, everything else he does is dodging her attacks. Now, put these two things together and what does it mean? YOU WERE THE ONE WHO DEFEATED DRAWCIA! WITH HER OWN STYLUS!!! Talk about involving the player in the game!
- The best part? It doesn't have to be Kirby to land the final hit. When she's in the foreground, tapping on her deals a little bit of damage. The result? If her HP is low enough, you can defeat Drawcia Soul just by tapping on her with the stylus.
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
- Magolor gets one in the 20th anniversary collection. After Kirby, Dedede, Meta Knight, and B.W.Dee kick his alien butt six ways to Saturday, not only does he survive, he also manages to re-take the Lor and make it back to Popstar! Of course he's had a HeelFace Turn, but surviving Kirby in general is no simple feat! Just ask Dark Matter, Marx, 02, Drawcia, or Sectonia!
- The fact that B.W.Dee progresses through the league battles along with Kirby. While his battles are mostly offscreen (i.e those that don't involve Kirby himself), it's implied that he can keep up with Kirby just fine, which involves him defeating copies of Kirby that Dedede made.
- The Gold League qualifier battle pits Kirby and B.W.Dee against Meta Knight and Axe Knight. Suffice to say the game doesn't pull its punches from then on.
- In the final championship battle, after Kirby and B.W.Dee beat Dedede and one of his guards, he says that this isn't over and then forces Kirby to fight him in a 3-on-1 battle. And when Kirby wins that, Dedede calls Kirby to go to the deepest part of the building, where he's waiting with the Dededestroyer Z as the Final Boss. At first, there's nothing Kirby can do to harm it... until B.W.Dee comes to his aid by throwing a cannon onto the arena that Kirby can load with the Kirby copies that it summons. In the end, Kirby and B.W.Dee finally gets to eat the giant cake that is the tournament's prize.