Happy birthday, Kirby!

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 for branching out and breaking away from tradition fairly often, as seen in the character's most recent outing, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

While release dates may differ between regions, Kirby has just recently turned 23 in Japan. To recognize this, Shinya Kumazaki – the series' Director – made a brief Miiverse post with his thoughts on the series. While his favorite main series Kirby game is Kirby's Adventure, Kumazaki revealed that his favorite spinoff is Kirby Air Ride, the popular battle racing GameCube game. Take a look at the full post:

What do you think? Do you like how Kirby frequently branches out in terms of the kinds of games he appears in? What would you like to see out of the character next? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[source miiverse.nintendo.net]