People write Kirby off these days, and it's a damned shame. His modern games might be too easy and kinda lame, but back in the day he was a beast. And for my money, he was never more beastly than he was in Kirby Superstar.
This title was 8 games in 1 (9 in 1 if you want to get technical), and while a couple of the modes were a little lazy, there's a ton of quality meat on the bone here. A clever second player mechanic, absolutely gorgeous graphics, a banging soundtrack and a smorgasbord of cool powers makes this a title that really is worth playing, even today.
Former Hall of Fame Mark McCue makes his triumphant return to the podcast this week, and we're explain why all you Kirby haters should stop hatin' and start playing Kirby Superstar!
And before we inhale enemies and poop their souls into adorable sidekicks, there's the fabled Remember The Game? intro! Which includes trying to help a community member find their first RPG, the release of a new Commodore 64 (?), another fantastic edition of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', and more!
Also, an insanely sincere thank-you to the 'Press Start 2 Join' podcast for sponsoring this episode of the show! It's a really great technology and gaming podcast that I listen to myself, and I can't recommend it enough.
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If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - 6:00 Initial self-indulgent rambling
6:01 - 17:30 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)
17:31 - 26:28 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.' - Sonic 2, Shinobi 3, Phantasy Star IV
26:29 - 28:07 The Commodore 64 is back?!
28:08 - 30:25 What have I been playing?
30:26 - 31:40 Listeners Kirby Superstar Memories
31:41+ Kirby Superstar talk!
Enjoy the podcast!