Retronauts Episode 522: Kirby Part 4

Don't call it a comeback; he's been here for years

For our fourth and not final episode about Nintendo/HAL Laboratory's roundest, pinkest mascot, we have reached a decade featuring some of Kirby's best games. After all but sitting out the GameCube era, Kirby's Epic Yarn landed on the Wii in 2010, starting off a new decade that saw him take a deep breath and rise higher than he had in years.

Returning as host this week is Bob Mackey and returning as experts are regular contributor Stuart Gipp and revered Patreon supporter Andrew Olivera who has continued to fund episodes exploring this ever-expanding topic.

Description: After an uneven 2000s, the Kirby series found itself in a real sweet spot during the following decade. Yes, the 2010s signaled a brand new era of Kirby, one that saw HAL returning to their beloved brand to be more hands-on at a time when the wildly popular New Super Mario Bros. made 2D platforming cool again. On this episode of Retronauts, join Bob Mackey, Stuart Gipp, and patron Andrew Oliveira (who sponsored this episode) as the crew explores this highly fruitful time for Nintendo's spherical hero.

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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!