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The following are common abbreviations for games, characters, and other entities in the Kirby series and related media. Note that these abbreviations should not be used directly in an article's language unless called for, and are best suited for labeling images or in discussion pages:

Game and media abbreviations

(note that this is not an exhaustive list, and combinations of the following can be used)

Kirby Games

Kirby's Dream Land - KDL, DL, DL1
Kirby's Adventure - KAdv, KAd
Kirby's Pinball Land - KPL
Kirby's Dream Course - KDCrs
Kirby's Dream Land 2 - KDL2, DL2
Kirby's Avalanche - KAv, Av, Ava
Kirby's Block Ball - KBBall, BBall
Kirby Super Star - KSuS, SuS
Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) - KSSGB
Kirby's Dream Land 3 - KDL3, DL3
Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES) - KSSS
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - K64
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble - KTnT, TnT
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - KNiDL, KNinDL, NiDL, NinDL
Kirby Air Ride - KAR
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror - KatAM, K&TAM
Kirby: Canvas Curse - KCC
Kirby: Squeak Squad - KSqS, KSqSq, SqS, SqSq
Kirby Super Star Ultra - KSSU, SSU, SuSU
Kirby's Epic Yarn - KEY
Kirby Mass Attack - KMass, Mas
Kirby's Return to Dream Land - KRtDL, RtDL
Kirby's Dream Collection - K20, KDCSE
Kirby: Triple Deluxe - KTD, TD, TDX
Kirby Fighters Deluxe - KFD, FDX
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe - DDDD, D4, DDDX
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - KatRC, K&TRC, KRC
Kirby: Planet Robobot - KPR, PR
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe - TKCD, TKCDX
Kirby's Blowout Blast - KBBlast, BlBl
Kirby Battle Royale - KBR, BR
Kirby Star Allies - KSA, SA
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn - KEEY, EEY
Super Kirby Clash - SKC
Kirby Fighters 2 - KF2

Kirby Super Star (Ultra) Sub-games

(do not use these abbreviations without first clarifying them to be Kirby Super Star (Ultra) sub-games)
Spring Breeze - SB
Gourmet Race - GR
Dyna Blade - DB
The Great Cave Offensive - TGCO, GCO
Revenge of Meta Knight - RoMK, RMK
Milky Way Wishes - MWW
Revenge of the King - RotK
Meta Knightmare Ultra - MKU
The Arena - TA
The True Arena - TTA
Megaton Punch - MP
Samurai Kirby - SK
Kirby Card Swipe - KCS
Kirby on the Draw - KotD
Snack Tracks - ST


Kirby: Right Back at Ya! - KRBY, KRBaY, RBaY
Night Mare Enterprises - NME

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. (whole series) - SSB
Super Smash Bros. (game on Nintendo 64) - SSB64, SSB1
Super Smash Bros. Melee - SSBM, Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - SSBB, Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U - SSB4, Smash 4, SSB3DS, SSBWU
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - SSBU, Ultimate


King Dedede - DDD, D3
Meta Knight - MK
Whispy Woods - WW, Whispy
Bandana Waddle Dee - BWD
Dark Meta Knight - DMK
Galacta Knight - GK

Game consoles and handhelds

Nintendo Entertainment System - NES
Game Boy - GB, GB1
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - SNES
Super Game Boy - SGB
Nintendo 64 - N64
Game Boy Color - GBC, CGB
Game Boy Advance - GBA, AGB
Nintendo Gamecube - GCN, NGC
Nintendo DS - DS, NDS
Nintendo Wii - Wii
Nintendo DSi - DSi, NDSi
Nintendo 3DS - 3DS
Nintendo Wii U - WiiU
New Nintendo 3DS - N3DS
Nintendo Switch - NSW, Switch


HAL Laboratory - HAL

Shared abbreviations

Since some names can be abbreviated the same way, the following abbreviations are discouraged to avoid confusion:

  • KA - could be Kirby's Adventure or Kirby's Avalanche
  • KDC - could be Kirby's Dream Course or Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
  • KSS - could be Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Star Stacker or Kirby: Squeak Squad
  • KMA - could be Kirby Mass Attack or Kirby: Mouse Attack (British name for Squeak Squad)
  • KBB - could be Kirby's Block Ball or Kirby's Blowout Blast

(Note that as time goes by, newer entities may share abbreviations that were previously exclusive to older ones. In such an event, retrofitting may be necessary to keep things separate.)