Tag: Hal Laboratory

  • News HAL Laboratory Seeking Staff For New Project Based On The Kirby Series

    The pink puff returns

    HAL Laboratory appears to have no trouble pumping out new games starring the pink puffball on a regular basis and with this mind, it's currently recruiting for a new Kirby project, presumably targeting a Switch release in the near future. All up, the company is seeking an Action Programmer, UI Programmer, Graphics Programmer,...

  • News A Forgotten (And Kirby-Free) HAL SNES Title Has Been Preserved For The Ages

    Anyone for golf?

    Some great news for retro gaming enthusiasts as the year of noteworthy Super Nintendo efforts continues unhinged. Reports of successful preservation of HAL Laboratory's Special Tee Shot prototype and subsequent public release means that we can all now enjoy the isometric mini-golf game that was meant to show up as a regular SNES...

  • News HAL Laboratory Opens HAL Egg, a Mobile Game Development Branch

    And no, they aren't making a Kirby game yet

    HAL Laboratory is a studio that is primarily known for one thing: Kirby. The series has arguably never been doing better, and with a new Kirby game due out on Switch next year, one would think that the company would be focusing all its resources on the super tuff pink puff, but a new announcement today has...

  • Feature A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - Forever Focused on Fun

    Kirby, Pokemon, Smash Bros., and Box Boy...

    From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed the...

  • News Shinya Kumazaki Commemorates Kirby's 23rd Birthday on Miiverse

    Claims his favorite spin-off game is Kirby Air Ride

    Kirby is one of Nintendo's most beloved characters, having appeared in numerous games since his debut in 1992. While the super tough pink puff stars in his own series of mainstream platformers, Kirby is arguably most notable for how much experimentation he's been subject to. Kirby games are known...

  • News HAL Laboratory Finally Joins Twitter

    Work on those Japanese lessons

    Nintendo and its closest partners have gradually become more accustomed to the busy world of social media. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and various others have been picked up by Nintendo in various regions, and are often used to reveal release dates, special editions and all manner of announcements. HAL...

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    Review Kirby's Dream Land 3

    Third time's the charming

    Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is the epitome of a lovable gaming experience. Carefree and popping with irresistible charm, this SNES platformer builds off the two previous Game Boy entries in the series and fulfills the potential they introduced. That doesn’t mean the core mechanics have suddenly become nuanced or up to par with...

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    Review Kirby Super Star

    Dedede-lightful

    Kirby Super Star is a smorgasbord of creativity, as if the developers at HAL Laboratory had a game jam for two weeks straight and came out on the other side with a beautifully disheveled collection of Kirby’s best. Nine sub-games, ranging from one-button tests of reflex to multi-hour adventures, are stuffed onto the SNES with no...