Eight companions we'd love to see in Kirby Star Allies
In this month's Nintendo Direct, the company revealed that the Nintendo Switch title Kirby Star Allies will be receiving additional Dream Friends in the form of post-launch content.
The first wave of characters hit tomorrow -- March 28 -- and includes Marx, Gooey, and Rick (plus Kine and Coo). But, what other colorful characters from the little pink puffball's past would we like to see? Who else could possibly assist Kirby in his latest adventure? Gather round children, and let's take a look at just who might be possible in Dream Land.
Heading to a more recent title, Magolor harkens from the Wii's Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Let's not stop with just Magolor, either. Let's go with something heavier, something with a little more girth, something that also just so happens to have wings: One of Magolor's moves could make use of the Lor Starcutter. Let's see how baddies stand up to Kirby and company after the Starcutter is literally dropped on their heads. Something tells me that probably isn't going to feel good. At all.
Prince Fluff also comes from the Wii era, but from 2010's Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Since then, Kirby has regained his normal pink, blobby form and left the yarn behind. But, bringing Fluff into the mix opens up a whole new whatever-it-is-that-you-store-yarn-in-box of possibilities.
Fluff's yarn body makes him pretty open in terms of potential abilities as a Dream Friend: Epic Yarn included transformations running the gamut from music notes, snakes, dolphins, trains, and even a flying saucer. Plenty of stuff for the royal Prince Fluff to pick from to bring into battle this time around.
The recently released Kirby: Planet Robobot gave us many things, including a giant, mech-form of the titular pink hero.
It also gave us Susie. Pink haired and with giant blue eyes, the executive assistant to the Haltmann Works Company could bring some technological destruction along for the ride. Throw in her own giant mech suit, and Susie could be one tough cookie.
We're going to draw a lot from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards for this list, and for good reason. And speaking of drawing, it's well past time for Adeleine and her paint brush to again join Kirby for some adventuring.
This time around she could provide her artistic, well, artistry to pummel some foes in Star Allies, and paint up pain for those that dare oppose her. Paint brush and paint sold separately.
Why should the good guys get to have all the fun? Dedede is already one of Kirby's Dream Friends, so let's pull in another nemesis. Somebody a little more ethereal. A little darker. A little more "Giant floating single eyeball" like, perhaps?
Boom. Dark Matter. Just let him float around and blast everything else around him away. Mission accomplished. Task taken care of. Game beaten. None of it is a problem for Dark Matter.
Ribbon -- yes, she's also from Kirby 64 -- would make a great ally for Kirby and the rest of the prospective Dream Friend crew.
She already has flight down, but she could also throw crystals (shards probably hurt if they are getting thrown at you), and bring other magical elements to her battle strategies. Every team needs a flier, after all.
If we are going to go all out, we might as well go all out. Whispy Woods is always sticking his trunk into Kirby's business, and it's time for the woody guardian to lend a leaf to Kirby's cause.
Mostly, it would be pretty hilarious to see the usually rooted tree walking around -- yes, yes, even though we did just see something similar in Robobot -- and using trunk, bark, root, and branch to turn the tide in battle. Whispy's already confirmed for a boss in the game, so why not?
And hey, if The Lord of the Rings has taught people anything, it's not to piss off the trees.
And last but not least, let's take things even weirder. Kirby games aren't known for being particularly difficult, so let's throw in a character that would make the game harder.
Enter Ball Kirby, either from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Kirby: Canvas Curse, or pretty much any of the games where you bat, bash, or otherwise manipulate Kirby like a ball. Instead of attacks, ball Kirby has nothing. No moves, and you can only jump to avoid enemies. No power ups, no retaliation. No abilities. Nada. Zilch.
It could add a more difficult element into the game, and provide a potential hard mode for players who had already completed everything that Star Allies has to offer. It wouldn't be a Dream Friend per say, but it counts anyways.