WiKirby's lookin' kinda shabby these days, so I thought I'd lend a hand and polish it up! <(^.^)>
Large percentages of my edits are organizational or typographical/grammatical, but I do sometimes go out of my way to make large contributions---I created the Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Flowery Woods pages, for instance. However, I'm mostly here to make sure WiKirby is easy to navigate, easy to read, and easy on the eyes!
Greetings, WiKirby-ers! I am EzloSpirit! I originally hail from Zelda Wiki, having been a member of the Zelda Universe Forums for a while---I used to work on ZU's podcast---but I have been a Kirby fan for about twice as long as The Legend of Zelda! I started my adventures with the pink puffball in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land in 2002. A couple years later, I played Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, which remains my favorite handheld Kirby game. Then, another couple years later, my brother went away to college, and I got his N64 for a while, and I played what continues to be not only my favorite Kirby game but also my favorite Nintendo 64 game ever! (I am, of course, talking about Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, which by the way, has what is probably my all-time favorite final boss theme, and which also scared the crap out of me as the game progressively went from happy-happy-cute world to holy-crap-where-has-all-the-good-and-light-in-this-world-gone world!) It took me about 4 years to entirely complete Kirby 64 (true ending and all). I am very slow when it comes to completing video games, at least compared to most of the people I talk to who have the same level of interest in gaming as I do.
Anyway, I also play, as you probably gathered, the Legend of Zelda games, and I am also a die-hard Pokémon fan, having been playing the latter since Gold & Silver Versions (although I watched the dubbed anime before playing the games). I am also partial to the open-world 3D-polygonal (SM64, SMS, SMG, and SMG2) and retro platformer (SMB, SMB3, and SMW) Mario titles (as well as SM3DL), although I very much frown upon Nintendo's recent obsession with its crappily-named "New Super Mario Bros." series. The Metroid Prime Trilogy is also very high on my list of amazing gaming series, though I find it much more difficult to get into the classic side-scrolling Metroid titles, probably because they are not as dark in atmosphere and mood as the Prime games, which is my favorite part of that series. The only "console" I play on outside of Nintendo consoles is the computer (and, on rare occasions on which I am really, really bored, my Android phone). And on the computer, I tend to stick to simulation games like The Sims 3, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and OpenTTD, though I have branched out my PC gaming interests to the likes of the breathtakingly beautiful and horrifying doujin game Ib and small indie games like The Fourth Wall, Rogue Moon, and Kobo Deluxe. I also do a ton of Flash and Java gaming, about which I semi-actively write a reviews blog.
Besides gaming, I also write fiction, produce podcast segments, do some voice acting when I can, and read some children's to YA sci-fi novels because most adult sci-fi is over-complicated and dense in my experience (although Foundation was pretty good). I also watch a LOT of TV...on Netflix and DVR. Doctor Who is my non-gaming-related life. I also like most of the SyFy Original Series that began in the '90's and 2000's, as well as a couple of the recent scripted series.
But I digress from Kirby.
My Kirby Collection
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64) - My favorite Kirby and Nintendo 64 game! The boss fights were epic and exciting, and the combo powers were brilliant! The game also boasted a fantastic soundtrack!
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA) - The first Kirby game I ever played! I have beated this one with 200% completion no fewer than five times. It is...so...easy! But this is good; if it hadn't been so easy to play through and learn, I probably wouldn't have played another Kirby game! It's a classic!
- Kirby Air Ride (GCN) - Yes. Very yes. I have so much fun playing City Trial's Free Run mode with my friends, making up stories and adventures usually involving mind control and/or the revival of an ancient, evil beast called Hydragoon that had been split into the two Legendary Machines and/or the apocalypse. Dark stories.... This game is so fun, as long as you're not playing alone.
- Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA/VC) - My favorite handheld Kirby game! The ability to wander a nonlinear map, Metroid-style (even though I wasn't familiar with Metroid or its style at the time), was so intriguing to me! The new Abilities, the new boss battles, the ENDLESS string of final bosses...what more could I have asked for in Kirby's only GBA-exclusive excursion?
- Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS) - By far the most infuriating Kirby game ever designed. Sure, the touch controls were brilliant in concept, but the execution was lacking. The story and the only/final boss battles were the best parts of the game. Still, I give it credit for being a pretty decent side-track from the usual Kirby platforming formula. I've had quite a bit of fun with this game!
- Kirby: Squeak Squad (DS) - What...is going on? This game had the worst story by far, one that was entirely incoherent and arbitrary. The game was also a little...awkward overall. The Squeaks also got old very quickly. Honestly, that final boss had tons of potential. When you name a villain Dark Nebula, it has got to be frakking awesome! But in Squeak Squad...it was like Ganondorf's too-often-criticized surprise appearance in LoZ: Twilight Princess, except infinitely worse. But focusing on the pluses, this game had some fantastic puzzles, some really fun Abilities (some of the best, I may argue), a fantastically cheap "Belly" system, and the first instance of Combo Abilities since Crystal Shards!
- Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS) - Now we're talking! The best Kirby game on the DS (excluding Mass Attack, as I haven't played that one yet)! The variety in games was astounding, and the soundtrack...oh, that soundtrack: one of the greatest in the series! (I still find Crystal Shards' soundtrack to be the greatest, though.) The Helper system was a little arbitrary, but the boss fights in the game are my favorite boss fights of all of the handheld Kirby games! The graphics were outstanding, too!
- Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) - EPIC YARN! I don't care what anybody says; this game is hardcore! Okay, you can't possibly get a game over in this game. But if you want to get all of the Patches and all Gold medals...you can NOT screw around! Instead, the game screws with you! But it is fantastic! The textile theme was simply one of the most brilliant things ever to happen to the platforming genre, and the graphics were unbelievable! So cute!
- Kirby's Dream Collection (Wii) - [blurb coming soon!]
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) - [blurb coming soon!]
- Kirby: Fright to the Finish: The Movie (DVD) - My first exposure to the anime was the last five episodes, all packed into one 85-minute movie! Kirby has never been cuter. NME/Nightmare was lame, though. (Andrew Rannells didn't sound evil enough!)