While it is fun to switch between lots of different franchises, I find it even more rewarding to get really into a certain series or genre of game. That's why I've decided to try and get my hands on every Kirby game, a series which I have next to no familiarity with. I played Kirby's Dream Land to completion on the 3DS Virtual Console, which doesn't really count for much since that only takes about 3 hours. One of the things that interests me about the series is the amount of collectibles, which offer a lot of replay value. It also seems like many of the entries in the series have vastly different gameplay elements, while mostly sticking to the style of a 2D platformer. To start, I'm going to play all the games available to me without resorting to Amazon. I was quite surprised when I found out how many of the games simply aren't in stock at stores near me. I'm not going in order of release, and to start I'm only going to be playing the platformers, Star Stacker and Block Ball will have to wait a while (if I ever get to them at all). Sifting through various stores that have Kirby games in stock near me, the following are currently available (and on systems that I own):
Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Super Star Ultra, Kirby: Canvas Curse
Not a very long list considering how many games are actually in the series, but luckily I can order Kirby's Dream Collection online and knock off 6 games in the main series. If anyone has any suggestions on which to play first (although my heart's currently set on Epic Yarn) it would be appreciated. Hopefully I can pick up all of the games on the above list in the next few weeks, and get started on my quest to beat all the Kirby platformers!