I remember getting Kirby’s Dream Land like it was yesterday. I couldn’t wait to get home with it and play. I plugged in my power brick for my Game Boy, ran over to the rocking chair by the window for the best viewing angle, and spent hours playing. I instantly fell in love. Kirby screaming into that microphone used to make me laugh like crazy. Actually, it still does to this day.

Kirby is definitely one of Nintendo’s most utilized and unique characters out there. If Nintendo has a strange idea for a game, Kirby is usually the one that gets to tackle it. I love that about Kirby. His lineup of games is so incredibly diverse, and I’m sure that traditional will carry on for a long time. Happy 25th anniversary, Kirby!