by Lucas M. Thomas:
"It's hard to believe it's been almost eight years since Kirby last appeared in a console platformer. He's had plenty of handheld adventures during that time, sure, but his side-scrolling, hop-and-bop gameplay completely skipped the GameCube generation and also hasn't yet appeared on Wii. That means that this game, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, first released on the Nintendo 64 in the summer of 2000, is still the little pink puffball's most recent home system appearance. It's a bit of an odd realization".