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Kirby | Retro Wrap-Up

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.




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.

Eric Chetkauskas
Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.