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Topic: Top 5 Kirby Spin-Offs

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WanderFan91

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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! :P 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.

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Happy_Mask

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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

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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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WanderFan91

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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

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^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 :p

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unrandomsam

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Puyo puyo is definately a game of skill not luck.

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WaveWarlock

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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! :o One of the many revolutionary DS experiences to rock my gaming world. :*

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