Kirby's Adventure gets the 3D Classics treatment

No one is safe as Kirby, rapacious cutie-pie and king of the Nintendo B-list, extends his boundless hunger into our own third dimension today. 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure is a remake of the pink all-devourer's second outing and NES debut. The 3D Classics line's been pretty sparse for platformers so far (as in, there haven't been any), so an old-time gem like this is a bit of a treat.

Kirby, created in the mascot boom of the early 90s by then-19 Masahiro Sakurai, never gained the system-selling status of a Mario or a Link; but then, being as his notable characteristics are “looks like a marshmallow” and “will eat absolutely anything, seriously,” cult fandom suited the character much better anyway. After his Game Boy debut (also Sakurai's first project as director), Kirby's Adventure marked the character's expansion into color and onto home consoles.

A late-period NES release, the game's often regarded as one of the system's last great titles, with graphical trickery that wowed NES players and will doubtless make 3DS newcomers grin politely with its quaint ideas about how to be impressive. 3DS retrogamers wanting more from the 3D Classics line ought to welcome the addition of such an ambitious port, which you can download right now for $5.99 from the 3DS eStore. How appropriate that a game all about eating should cost less than an actual meal.


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  • IceBlueKirby - November 17, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    This would be great if I didn't have Nightmare in Dreamland, because I'd love a portable version of Kirby's Adventure, but alas, it already exists, and has a home in my collection. Still a good choice for them to bring to the 3DS shop though. Kirby deserves some lovin'.
  • badgraphix1 - November 17, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    I've already played the remake on GBA. I probably wouldn't have gotten it even if I didn't though. Kirby just isn't my thing.
  • Ravenbom - November 17, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    NICE! Finally a worthwhile 3D classic!
  • shawksta - November 17, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    Wait, NOW? Well, looks like i know what im gonna do when i go home today!
  • therawski - November 17, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    Something I care about and a big surprise to me too!
  • SomeOddGuy - November 17, 2011 3:19 p.m.

    Actually, from what I just paid in the 3DS eShop, the game is actually priced at $6.99 since the only other thing I could afford was Balloon Kid. Still, it was a pleasant surprise to see this on the eShop today. I wonder when the 3D Classic Kid Icarus game is to come out.

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