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Topic: Top 5 Kirby Spin-Offs

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StarBoy91

StarBoy91

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You know, it's nice to play straight adventure titles a lot of the time, but sometimes it's just great to take a break from the adventure and play some good spin-offs. Ah, spin-offs! I cannot imagine what the world of entertainment medium as a whole would be like without those (I simply shudder at that thought), so for this thread let us discuss our personal picks for the Top 5 Kirby spin-offs. This is all subjective, opinion-based stuff; so to each their own, different strokes for different folks, agree to disagree, blah blah blah! All right, let's begin with mine!

5. Kirby's Pinball Land
4. Kirby Air Ride
3. Kirby's Block Ball
2. Kirby's Dream Course
1. Kirby's Star Stacker (this game quickly became one of my favorites)

I have played Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble for the Game Boy Color before, but I've only played it once at a friend's house so long ago, and that's why I didn't count it (I really should consider catching up with it). I do remember liking it from what I recall playing of it.

Kirby's Avalanche (or Kirby's Ghost Trap, depending where you live) I didn't really like so much, and it's my least favorite game that's got the name "Kirby" in it; honestly, I do not consider it a Kirby game, for I really did not like how they made Kirby into an obnoxious jerk (that is simply not Kirby's character) and a lot of the dialogue he spoke in it was just offputting for me as a longtime Kirby diehard. Why couldn't it be more like Kirby's Star Stacker, where Kirby was nice when he talked? Even if it wasn't given a questionable (imo) Kirby-esque facelift, I still wouldn't classify it as a Kirby title because it is a Puyo Puyo game through on through (and in Japan this was Super Puyo Puyo). Even when you take all that away, I personally don't think it's a good puzzler; I don't like the fact that you have to beat it in one sitting (thank goodness for the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console save states alleviating the stress), and what I especially don't appreciate is I feel that half the time I play it the matches rely on luck to be won as opposed to... what's that word again? Oh, yeah, skill! I hate it when games do not trust gamers to hone their skills to win and have them (over)rely on luck, it is just frustrating! Kirby's Star Stacker may have had a tad bit of luck come into play, but the best thing about that game is that it actually put skill above luck, which made it a more appealing, addicting, and exciting experience for me (there may have been frustration along the way, but at least it was fun overall, especially in the hardest difficulty setting; also, it had battery back-up). But I know that every game, regardless of quality, has their fans and audience, and I respect that, I really do; if people like this Puyo Puyo puzzler then that's all right, to each their own. Not Kirby's Avalanche/Ghost Trap (as I choose to call it) just simply did not work for me, personally; so yeah, not a fan of this one.

Edited on by StarBoy91

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Happy_Mask

Happy_Mask

2. Posted:

Kirby's Air Ride was simply a delight to play with friends, and I had a lovely time with the cute mess of grandma's craft basket that was epic yarn. :3

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GuSolarFlare

GuSolarFlare

3. Posted:

I didn't play many Kirby spin offs....
1 Kirby Air Ride
2 Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
3 Kirby Canvas Curse(does it count?)
4 Kirby Mass Attack
5 Kirby's Epic Yarn

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StarBoy91

StarBoy91

4. Posted:

I was talking more along the lines of ball-related events, racing, and puzzlers than side adventures; but you can add what you want on your list, no one's stopping you

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GuSolarFlare

GuSolarFlare

5. Posted:

^then Canvas Curse counts! that's all that matters, 4 and 5 are just placeholders because I didn't play many Kirby spin-offs, most of the console ones are from before the N64 era and I couldn't ever get my hands in a NES or a SNES..... ^^ but I admit I didn't try too hard to find them

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unrandomsam

unrandomsam

6. Posted:

Puyo puyo is definately a game of skill not luck.

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WaveBoy

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7. Posted:

Canvas Curse is quite possibly the best Kirby Spin off title ever made. I was blown away the first time i played it on the DS Lite at a friends house. Those stylus controls....oh..my...god! One of the many revolutionary DS experiences to rock my gaming world.

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