This is another of that prime collection which introduced me to the world of gaming when I was just a young boy. I had never seen a Kirby game before so I had no expectations. Were I to play it for the first time now, I’d be disappointed, but instead I was thrilled.
Now that I’ve seen other Kirby games I know that there’s one serious absence. The Kirby everyone knows and loves (if you want to love Kirby, never, never ever play Squeak Squad) inhales enemies and takes their powers. In Kirby’s Dream Land, he doesn’t do that. Why? I don’t know. Every other Kirby game, before and since, has included this. This one game is an oddity in this way, and I can’t guess why. The game is reproduced in Kirby Super Star, but with power-changing included. Was this a correction of a mistake? (more…)