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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cancelled Kirby

Kirby GCN was a cancelled Kirby game that had some elements return in layer Kirby games. However, not all of the elements of the cancelled game made it even into later games. Here's some of the stuff from Kirby GCN that would be neat to see show up later.

The Helper System: The helper system was a system that appeared in Kirby Super Star and it's remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra but never made an appearance in later Kirby games. This system allowed Kirby to eat enemies and turn them into a copy ability (like all other Kirby games) but then could use the copy ability to make a helper that followed him around and fought with him. This feature was never used in a different Kirby game to replace Kirby GCN.
 The Final Boss: The final boss in Kirby GCN was similar to Magalor (the final boss of Kirby's Return to Dream Land) but never did actually appear entirely in a later Kirby game. Since little is known about Kirby GCN it's unknown what exactly the final boss was meant to be and the only thing released about the story was that King Dedede stole Kirby's Warp Star and Kirby is trying to get it back.

HR-D3: HR-D3 was a planned boss for Kirby GCN that actually did get the chance to appear in Kirby Mass Attack and Kirby's Return to Dream Land. HR-D3 was a robot that looked similar to King Dedede. In his later appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land he had different colorization and has Metal General EX's symbol rather than King Dedede's symbol.

Kirby GCN was only one of the Kirby games that were cancelled and may have been interesting to see the turnout. Kid Kirby was a cancelled Kirby game that featured a younger Kirby that slept in a crib and had one curl of hair. Here is some of the interesting things from Kid Kirby that didn't make it.

Younger Kirby: I already mentioned how this game was to feature a younger Kirby that had a curl of hair and was in a crib. Again, little is known about this game so whether or not this would've been a well-done portrayal of the character when he was young is unknown but I think it would be interesting to see the characters as they appeared when young.

Different Gameplay: The point of Kid Kirby was to showcase the SNES mouse but when the mouse didn't sell well they scrapped the idea for the game. It would have been interesting to see if the entire gameplay would've been different with these different controls.

Kirby Family was another cancelled Kirby game, but this one wasn't entirely forgotten because a game called "Mario Family" was created before it and the two games had the same basic idea. When the Game Boy Color was connected to an embroidery machine you could select one of the patterns in the game and the pattern would be put onto cloth. I'm not gonna talk about what specifically in this game I would've enjoyed seeing because it's obvious that just the idea of putting patterns of game characters onto cloth using a Game Boy Color is pretty cool.

So, as you can see their are plenty of cool Kirby games that didn't quite make the cut that I certainly wish they had. Maybe one day we'll see these games pop up somewhere else.

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