By Eric Chetkauskas / August 16th, 2015
When I did my Iwata send-off a few weeks ago, the videos for that week were about the man himself. However, it would be neglectful to ignore the games he was involved with. While working at HAL Laboratory, Iwata served as Director for the early games in the Kirby series, which was created by Masahiro Sakurai of Super Smash Bros. fame.
Kirby is pretty much the opposite of what you’d expect in a modern video game hero. Instead of being buff and burly, he’s a cute little pink puffball whose only power is eating things. Although, his depictions in the North American artwork often made him look mean and tough for some reason. And if you think that’s bad, you may not want to watch some of the videos that the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–dug up.
So Kirby fans, enjoy these TV spots that span the entire series, from new entries to the classics.
Here are the highlights from the past week.
REVIEWS & PREVIEWS
- REVIEW: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker | Colin Malone
- REVIEW: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive | Steve Baltimore
- REVIEW: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos | Steve Baltimore
- REVIEW: Rocket League | Azario Lopez
- REVIEW: The Masterplan | Phil Schipper
- PREVIEW: Skyhill | Michael Fontanini
- IMPRESSIONS: Party Hard | Phil Schipper
- (18+) EROGE REVIEW: Cat Girl Alliance | Benny Carrillo
- Last Week’s King and Kong (Aug. 3-9, 2015): Gamers vs. Scams, Konami
- Is Dragon Ball Super Made With Flash?
- Total Control Ep 43: Beat the Heat in Azario’s Play House (PODCAST)
- Onechanbara Z2- Chaos Gameplay (VIDEO)
- Rocket Knight Adventures: Yolo – One life gaming (VIDEO)
- New Dragon Quest XI Screenshots and Information
- Square Enix Sale Happening Now on PSN
- Xenoblade X Localization Will Have Both English & British Voice Acting
- Pandora’s Tower Whipping to eShop Tomorrow
- Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Showcases 20+ New Screenshots
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Evolution Announced for Vita
- Free DLC For Persona 4: Dancing All Night
- Majesco Announces New A Boy and His Blob Title
- A Doujin Games Sale is Happening on Steam
Also, don’t forget to check out Operation Recap on our YouTube channel for an alternate take on this week’s news.
And, as always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for retro commercials, let us know either through Facebook, Twitter, or just leave a good old-fashioned comment below.
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