Remixed Kirby looks sharp on eShop

Aren’t Nintendo holiday seasons great? The first-party fun kicked off last week with the amazing Freakyforms, continued through the masterpiece Super Mario 3D Land, added a 3D Kirby (well, 3D 2D) today, and continues steamrolling toward Skyward Sword this Sunday and Mariokart 7 in December! Not to mention that there should be some announcement very soon about those ten free GBA games for Ambassadors!

But, focusing on today, 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure is now available on the eShop for $6.99. If you’ve never played this great platformer, you should definitely pick it up. If you’ve already played it–either in its original NES cartridge form or as a Wii VC download–there’s still good reason to purchase this revisit: the game has never, ever looked this good before.

The 3D is nice, but it’s the super-sharp image and brilliant color that won me over. The sprites are tiny on the 3DS screen, but the game is so crisp and easy on the eyes that it only took one level of play before the sprite size became a non-issue. Definitely worth the $6.99 (but if you haven’t downloaded Freakyforms yet, go with the freakies!)

Also be sure to check out this week’s episode of Nintendo Show 3D , which features segments on Zelda, Freakyforms and Mariokart 7. I’m definitely becoming a fan of this silly-yet-classy video promo series. And live turkeys in 3D are scary.


  1. It’s actually $6.99. But yea, I’m surprised by how sharp it looks

  2. Thanks, Joe, I *thought* I’d paid $6.99 for it, but when I checked Nintendo’s site while writing the post, I saw it listed for $5.99….

    Nintendo’s web site is wrong! 🙂 I’ve fixed the post accordingly. Thanks again!

  3. I might have to check it out. 🙂

    Btw, is the podcast dead for good? Haven’t seen Derek around these parts lately either..

  4. I watched the 3D trailer for Kirby’s Adventure on the 3DS. I think it’s unfortunate that they didn’t implement parallax scrolling for the backgrounds. Seeing the background planes layered in 3D but moving in unison just feels really wrong to me.

    The 3D Classics concept sounded really good to me but it seems like none of them so far have really nailed it.

  5. I wish they would make A Link To the Past a 3D Classic. I think it would look really cool.

  6. @ Abdulla:
    That’s a serious possibility. Check out the article on it at where Skyward Sword producer Eiji Aonuma talks about how he and Miyamoto have wanted to see L2tP get the 3D treatment.
    That game’s my all-time favorite. I can’t wait!

  7. @ace
    I am thinking the podcast is truly over. very sad,it was my favorite one. I tried listening to the gonintendo podcast, and there is like only one person that ever stays on topic. Maybe it was just the episodes I tried, but not good at all. Do you recommend any others that may be worth a listen?

  8. Nintendo World Report. But it’s soooooo long. And not of the same quality of fun banter the infendo duo had. Still, its Heaps better than the GoNintendo podcast IMO.

  9. I wish I knew of any ghettoska. This was the only one I randomly came across. I’ll let you know if I find one worth it.

  10. @Adza
    Thank you I am about to check it out now!

    oood stuff man if I find one I will let you know as well

  11. I downloaded the game on Friday. I was amazed at how fun the game still is!

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