Kirby actually has an anime planned! Here is the
- Station CBC/TBS - Nationwide Channel 26
- 10/26/01 (Saturday) - 7:30 am
In truth, while making SSBM, I was also
supervising the developement of the Kirby Anime. In
actuality, the initial concepts for the Kirby Anime
were first made in the year 2000, so this has been
a project in the works for a fairly long time. Just
think of all those people working hard right now,
while I, instead, sit back and tell you about
"Kirby's Dreamland" was a creation of mine that
was made right after I started working at HAL
Laboratories, and had to serve as Director. I was
19 years old then.
At the time, Famicon games were too hard, and
lost most of their edge. I designed a system where
anyone could play the game with enjoyment.
Kirby, with only his mouth, eyes, hands and legs,
was basically the embodyment of a little dot on our
The next games I made was Kirby's Dreamland:
The Tale of the Spring of Dreams for the
Famicon. Here we introduced the Copy Ability, a
sort of habitat isolation for beginners and
experts. Beginners will just Swallow, and use
Kirby's flight to make it through, while experts
will use the Copy Ability in a more maniacle
fashion to advance.
Kirby has had a 'For Kids' image, until games
like Kirby Super Deluxe and Super Smash
Brothers came out, where we weren't aiming
towards the younger age group.
Beginners slide by, while Experts have easy fun.
That hasn't changed even to this day. To keep this
balance, some parts of the gameplay have to be
sacrificed. An example of this is Kirby's flight.
In the Smash Brothers series he is better without
total flight, yet we can't completely ignore this
ability for people who've never played a Kirby
I guess that part of me matches the whole
And to top it all off, next year is Kirby's 10th
Birthday. How the years fly....
Whoops! I've been talking to long! I've got to
clean up and hurry back to work!