Poll: What’s The Best Kirby Game?

Mike Chiari Nintendo

Kirby© Nintendo

When it comes to platform mascots and beloved characters, the Mario and Zelda series might get a lot of attention, but there are few heroes as enduring and as beloved as Kirby. Everyone’s favourite purveyor of pink puffiness, Kirby was born at HAL Laboratory by the hand of Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai and he’s starred in well over thirty games since his debut on Game Boy in the 1992 platformer Kirby’s Dream Land.

This little chap also happens to be one of the most versatile in Nintendo’s ranks — games bearing his name and likeness could just as easily include puzzling, painting, pinball or pummelling as much as platforming — so we decided it was about time to try ranking every one of Kirby’s adventures in an all-encompassing list that sucks in the lot.

That’s where you come in, dear reader. You see, similar to our other reader-ranked lists, we’re asking you to rate every Kirby game you’ve played from the long list below. We’ve included every Kirby game in our database, whether he’s platforming or painting, tiltin’ or tumblin’. You’ll also find compilations and an updated version or two,

Registered Nintendo Life users can click on the stars below and rate the games out of 10. Much like our Top 50 platform polls, the resulting ranking (which we’ll publish in due course) is created from those fluid NL User Ratings and is therefore subject to change, even after publication.

If you’ve previously rated these games in our database, thank you! If not, you can add your score to the game at any time, present or future (once the results are published), and it will still count and potentially influence the ranking. If you need a little memory jog, click on the titles below to find our vintage reviews (if they exist).

So, whether you’ve played through the entire Kirby canon, or have merely dipped a toe into the pink puffball’s pool, take a look below and rate the one’s you’ve played.

Rate each Kirby game you’ve played:

Click the stars below to rate out of 10 every Kirby you’ve played:

Kirby© Nintendo

Thanks for rating your favourite Kirby games. Nearly three decades of games — how time flies when you’re sucking in enemies and ingesting their abilities!

We’ll be revealing the results in the near future, but remember: much like our platform Top 50s, the resulting list will be fluid, so even if you miss out on voting before the ranking is revealed, you can still influence it after publication. Give us a shout if you think there’s something missing and we may well add it into the mix.