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Comic 8: American Kirby is Angry Eyebrows

Ameritendo doesn’t think HAL’s new series is marketable for his audience. However, he has a solution…


by heydeze at 29th May 2014, 6:37 AM

Hah! I remember comparing Kirby Air Ride box art way back in the day, and thinking how ridiculous NOA can be. Here's hoping they never try a dark and gritty reboot of Kirby.

by Zanreo at 29th May 2014, 2:20 PM

"Kirby: HARDCORE Edition, rated M"
Another fun fact: when Pokémon was first going to be released in America, marketers tried convincing Nintendo and Game Freak that "cute" monsters would never sell there and they should for example make Pikachu "more muscular". Sure proved them wrong.

by Therazan at 30th Nov 2015, 1:58 PM

IMO it still works, though, because they didn't go overboard with it (unlike that disastrous Pikachu idea). It can be seen as Kirby looking seriously determined to beat the bad guy. It basically says "Look, kids, he's both cute AND badass!" and, it is actually the truth.

by Zanreo at 30th Nov 2015, 2:13 PM

Yeah, though it still comes off as kind of silly when that's pretty much the only change you do. But yeah, good thing they didn't go too far...

by Therazan at 29th Feb 2016, 3:57 PM

It would just be ridiculous. You'd have this gritty and hardcore cover, and when you play the game, it's pink balls, rainbows and Waddle Dees all over the place. (Although it kinda was how they did things in the NES era...)

Also thanks for replying, even though it's so late after those page were published! It's pretty cool!

by Zanreo at 29th Feb 2016, 4:36 PM

Of course :D I always reply to my comments

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