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Kirby Games: Five Hidden Gems You Should Play!

By Savannah Walker
February 15, 2024
Kirby sitting on a car. A common motif in Kirby games.

Welcome, fellow gamers, to a world of puffballs, powers, and pure fun! If you think you’ve seen all that Kirby games have to offer, think again. Prepare to experience lesser-known titles that will make you laugh and enjoy!

From tilting puzzles to miniature golf adventures, these hidden gems await you to discover them. So grab your controllers and join us as we explore the colorful universe of Kirby!

Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble (2000)

Let’s start our adventure with Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble. It’s a charming Game Boy Color game that revolutionized gameplay with its unique tilt controls. In this game, players tilt their Game Boy Color left and right to guide Kirby through vibrant landscapes and tricky obstacles.

The cover art of Kirby Tilt n Tumble next to a Game Boy Color and Game Boy Color SP.
This game required you to tilt your controller to move Kirby! Image via Game Rant

Imagine yourself tilting your device like a steering wheel, guiding Kirby through mazes and challenges! With its simple yet addictive gameplay, Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble offers a refreshing twist on traditional puzzle games that will keep you entertained for hours.

Kirby’s Dream Course (1994)

Next up, we have Kirby’s Dream Course. It’s a mini-golf game where the beloved pink puffball takes on the challenge like never before! In this game, players guide Kirby through cleverly designed courses adorned with sand traps, water hazards, and mischievous enemies. The vibrant greens of colorful courses are ready to test their skills and challenge their wits at every turn.

Cover art of Kirby's Dream Course.
This is Kirby’s version of miniature golf! Image via Timmy Turners Grandad Wiki

Kirby’s Dream Course effortlessly captures the thrill and excitement of real-life mini-golf in a virtual playground with its charming graphics and controls. It offers a fun gaming experience for all ages and skill levels, whether a seasoned pro or a new golfer. So grab your golf clubs, aim carefully, and get ready to sink some epic shots with Kirby!

Kirby’s Toy Box (1996)

Step into Kirby’s Toy Box, a delightful mini-game collection that will keep you entertained for hours. From action-packed challenges to brain-teasing puzzles, Kirby’s Toy Box offers a variety of gameplay experiences for players of all ages. 

The start screen of Kirby's Toy Box.
This is a collection of Kirby minigames! Image via Wikirby

Explore a world filled with whimsical characters, colorful environments, and endless surprises as you enter each mini-game. Whether you’re battling foes, solving mysteries, or simply enjoying the playful atmosphere, Kirby’s Toy Box is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and keep you enjoying his cute appearance!

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Kirby: Canvas Curse (2005)

Let’s take a trip to Kirby: Canvas Curse, also known as Kirby: Power Paintbrush in Europe. In this innovative Nintendo DS game, players use the DS stylus to draw rainbow lines that Kirby can roll on. It’s like painting your own path through a magical canvas of adventure!

The cover art for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
This game involves you drawing a rainbow bridge for Kirby to roll on! Image via Loser City

With its controls and imaginative level design, Kirby: Canvas Curse offers a unique gaming experience that allows players to use their creativity to explore and play. So grab your stylus, unleash your artistic talents, and draw some paths for our beloved Kirby!

Kirby: Mass Attack (2011)

Last, Kirby: Mass Attack is a delightful game where you control multiple Kirbys using the DS stylus. Guide your adorable army of Kirbys through challenges, puzzles, and battles to defeat enemies and save the day. This game introduces a new gameplay mechanic, allowing players to command an army of Kirbys with precision and strategy.

Concept art from Kirby: Mass Attack.
You have to control multiple Kirbys at once! Image via

As you navigate through the game, you’ll encounter various quirky characters and be drawn deeper into the enchanting world of Kirby. Its visuals bring every pixel to life, filling players with wonder and excitement at every turn.

Beneath its cute visuals is a game with depth and challenge, rewarding players who master the art of teamwork and resourcefulness. It’s a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, offering hours of entertainment and joy for players of all ages. So gather your Kirbys, master your stylus skills, and prepare for an epic adventure!

Why should I play these lesser-known Kirby games?

You might wonder why I should bother with these lesser-known Kirby games when there are many other options. Well, let me tell you why. These games may not have the same level of recognition as some of Kirby’s more famous adventures, but they offer something extraordinary: creativity, innovation, and, above all, fun. 

Kirby with a backwards cap and paintbrush against a black background.
Kirby has many games to enjoy! Image via Wallpaper Safari

Each game offers a unique gameplay experience that is easy to pick up yet challenging to master. Whether you’re tilting, putting, painting, or strategizing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in these hidden gems. So why not give them a try? You never know what hidden treasures you might discover! If you’ve played any of these hidden gems, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Until next time, happy gaming!

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