Kotaku - Kirby was always a simple video game character. He was a pleaser. Today, he's a rebel.
In the vintage of his heyday, one that Nintendo has attempted to uncork again with this season's Wii game, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, Kirby charmed players by being cute. He was—and is again—a pink blob with puffed cheeks and stubby arms, running around to a lullaby soundtrack. He won gamers over in 1992 by making them happy. We still need that.