Kid Kirby: Nintendo’s Canned SNES Kirby Game

By Spencer . September 23, 2008 . 5:59pm


Nintendo is revisiting Kirby Super Star with Kirby Super Star Ultra on the Nintendo DS. The original title was one of three Kirby games in development for  Super Nintendo. Only two saw the light of day as a final product sitting in a story. Kid Kirby got canned.


Concrete details about Kid Kirby are hard to come by, but I think the title explains the general concept. You play Kirby as a kid. Thanks to The Lost Levels and the Flickr account they found we have an actual look at the game. Apparently, DMA Design was acting as the developer. The Scotland based studio also worked with Nintendo on Uniracers, a unicycling racing game that came out in 1994. Uniracers was up to par while Kid Kirby was not which means you’re never going to explore this castle level.




Images courtesy of DMA Design.

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  • Supakitsune

    Ugh. I’m glad we didn’t get this one. :x

  • no doubt. looks terrible. as i understand his origin, Kirby is supposed to be a kid anyway. a kid whatever he is.

  • thaKingRocka

    weren’t dma the guys who did gta?

  • What’s that thing on Kirby’s head?

  • Spencer

    @thaKingRocka – Bingo!

  • Chris

    Here’s what I don’t get about Kirby.

    There were like two real Kirby games. One for Gameboy and one for NES.

    And there are like twenty thousand other random games that just used Kirby as a franchise!

    Kirby’s Adventure is one of the best platformers of all time. Why didn’t they make any more real Kirby games? Why wasn’t there a Kirby 64, why isn’t there a Wii Kirby game? I want a real Kirby game, not just some random minigame with Kirby’s face on it!

  • Slam
  • Roto13

    “There were like two real Kirby games. One for Gameboy and one for NES.”

    How are Kirby’s Dream Land 2, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby Super Star, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, and Kirby’s Squeak Squad any less Kirby games than Kirby’s dream Land 1 and Kirby’s Adventure?

  • Bandit King

    Yuck, glad this never came out. he may be a pink overly cute puff ball but Kirby is one of my favorite Nintendo characters and this looks terrible.

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