Retronauts Episode 401: Kirby, Part 1

Have a pen and paper handy as you'll need to draw a lot of circles to keep up

Nintendo has accumulated a healthy stable of beloved characters in their long, long history, but one of them stands apart from all the others. He doesn't stand tall, because he's quite short, but he's unlike all of his peers.

I'm talking of course about Kirby, the enigmatic life form who has limbs and is assigned a gender but we don't really understand anything else about him. Is he ageless? Weightless? Does his ability to absorb the powers of others have limits?

We are but humble podcasters so we cannot provide conclusive answers to these deep questions, but rest assured, this episode features Jeremy Parish, Stuart Gipp, Henry Gilbert, and Retronauts supporter Andrew Oliveira exploring what makes Kirby so very, very good. This episode also features a comparison to Dark Souls so have your Bingo cards ready!

Description: Jeremy Parish, Stuart Gipp, and Henry Gilbert join forces with patron Andrew Olivera to handle a topic request: The Kirby games. It's kind of a big topic! Unlike Kirby, you could say we bit off more than we could chew... swallow... whatever.

Retronauts is a completely fan-funded operation. To support the show, and get exclusive episodes every month, please visit the official Retronauts Patreon.

MP3, 48 MB | 1:39:20 Direct download Retronauts on iTunes Retronauts at Libsyn

Artwork for this episode by Nick Wanserski and editing thanks go to Greg Leahy.