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Retronauts Episode 456: Kirby Part 2

Celebrating Kirby at 30


Last year, at the request of a Patreon subscriber, we recorded an entire episode about Kirby. Perhaps we thought one episode would suffice. We thought wrong.

Now it’s 2022 and Kirby has recently celebrated his 30th birthday and said Patreon subscriber has more to say about Nintendo’s pink, round fellow. As do we! So please enjoy this second round as host Bob Mackey, Henry Gilbert, Stuart Gipp, and Andrew Olivera discuss Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64.

Description: Thanks to the generous patronage of Andrew Oliveira, we’re continuing our Kirby journey right where we left off in episode 401. This time around, we see the passing of the torch, as series creator Masahiro Sakurai completes his Kirby trilogy and begins working on the Smash Bros. series for the rest of his natural life. The next iteration of Kirby may be a little slower and puzzle-based, but it brings to an end an era of HAL-crafted games before the developer puts the series on the back burner for nearly a decade. On this episode, join Bob Mackey, Henry Gilbert, Stuart Gipp, and Andrew Olivera as the crew continues their examination of a series that’s closer to an EGOT than ever before!

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As with all of the episodes Bob produces, this week’s cover art is by Nick Daniel. Check out his Twitter, or patronize his Patreon!



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