Retronauts Episode 462: Kirby, Part 3

Remakes? Talk about "right back at ya"

Welcome back (again) to our ongoing series of podcasts all about Kirby. After first exploring his roots and then covering his transition to 16 and 64 bits, we've reached the 21st century and a period of transition for Nintendo and HAL's floating glutton. Output of Kirby games slowed during this time, including a remake of the original NES title for the Game Boy Advance. Beyond games, however, Kirby also starred in his own animated series which ran for years in both the U.S. and Japan, so we address it in our program.

Who's the "we" this week? Bob Mackey sits in the hosting chair, welcoming back Stuart Gipp, Patreon sponsor Andrew Olivera, and in her first apperance since 2019, Kallie Plagge. Don't miss the revelation that Masahiro Sakurai might be a "wife guy"!

Description: After taking off during the go-go '90s, Kirby had a bit of an identity crisis in the 2000s. With HAL hard at work on the resource-intensive Smash Bros. games, they barely had time to work on their once-signature series, outside of a few remakes—leaving them with no choice but to leave their pink puffball in the hands of other developers. And all of this was happening as Kirby's hit 100-episode anime hit the airwaves! So what did this terrible decade have in store for HAL's famous food monster? On this episode of Retronauts, join Bob Mackey, Stuart Gipp, Kallie Plagge, and patron Andrew Oliveira (who generously sponsored this episode) as the crew continues their Kirby journey.

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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!