Volume 2, Issue 3: Power Puff

In honor of the release of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the staff pay tribute to Nintendo’s heroic puffball.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 05/05/2014 17:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Issue 20: Powered by Kirby

This past Friday saw the release of two of the year’s most anticipated 3DS games: Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Both have garnered praise from fans and critics alike, but it’s Kirby’s latest adventure that deserves particular attention, delivering another inventive platformer and setting a new benchmark for the mainline series.

In honor of Triple Deluxe’s release, the staff will be devoting the third issue of Volume 2 to all things Kirby. All week long, we’ll be running a series of articles celebrating Nintendo’s heroic puffball, from the history of the character’s origins to the brilliant ways in which the series incorporates various gameplay ideas while maintaining its own unique identity. In an industry increasingly dominated by first-person shooters and stern-faced action games, it’s nice to see that Nintendo’s pink hero can still charm fans with fun and engaging gameplay (even if he does get a little angry from time to time).



Volume 2, Issue 3: Power Puff


  • Track of the Week: Legendary Machine (Kirby Air Ride) by Kyle England
    Take a ride with Kirby on these legendary Air Ride machines!
  • Bonus Content! This Month in Animal Crossing: May 2014 by Kevin Knezevic
    What New Leaf events do you have to look forward to during the final month of spring?


  • The Brilliance of a Genre-less Franchise by Anthony Vigna
    Anthony takes a look at how Kirby uses spin-offs to broaden appeal.
  • News by Marc Deschamps


  • Top Ten: Kirby Helpers by Mel Turnquist
    From Kine the fish to Sir Kibble, we count down the puffball’s best helpers!
  • News by  Andy Hoover


  • The History of Kirby by Robert Marrujo
    Learn about the origins of everyone’s favorite pink hero!
  • News by Anthony Pershkin


  • Retro Scope: Kirby’s Pinball Land by Jake Shapiro
    Jake looks back at the underappreciated pinball classic.
  • News by Jon Stevens


  • Review: Kirby: Triple Deluxe by Robert Marrujo
    Robert weighs in on the puffball’s latest adventure.
  • State of the Art: Kirby’s Proof of Concept by Andy Hoover
    The difference between a silly gimmick and a brilliant innovation can be one great game.
  • News by Kevin Knezevic


  • Round Table: Favorite Kirby Games by Nintendojo Staff
    The staff discuss which Kirby games they like best.

Coming Up Next Issue…

Volume 2, Issue 4: Good-bye, Wi-Fi
The staff give a sendoff to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

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