Nintendo To Attempt Kirby World Record At Penny Arcade Expo

By Ishaan . August 25, 2012 . 10:30am

At the Penny Arcade Expo next week, Nintendo are going to attempt a Guinness World Record with Kirby fans… for most people blowing a chewing gum bubble at once.


The current record stands at 304 people. On September 1st, Nintendo will attempt to gather more than that number of people, and have them help break the record in celebration of Kirby’s 20th anniversary.


Also marking Kirby’s 20th anniversary will be Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition for the Wii, which includes the first six Kirby games and a bunch of special challenge stages. That’s slated for a September 16th release.


Food for thought:

Earlier this year, the Wii Balance Board broke the Guinness World Record for best-selling personal weighing device.

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  • riceisnice

    …Are they hinting that Kirby is really bubble gum?

    •  Since when did bubble gum have saucer cloppers? (Thats what his shoes are called)

  • Paradox me

    I was hoping for ‘Most sentient pink balls in one room’. Chewing gum is cool too, I suppose.

  • I am just glad is not for the “eating the most people” one

  • neetloaf

    It really blows that I can’t be a part of this.

    • TaintedSeraph

      *slow clap*

  • James Franzen

    I believe this overlaps the Hideo Kojima panel…. bleh!  Too much to do.

  • Kirby and gum-chewing? I don’t get the correlation. I mean, they’re both pink…and…squishy? I guess?

    • Solomon_Kano

      And round, I guess.

  • Göran Isacson

    … And now I confess to my greatest shame. I can’t blow bubble-gum bubbles. I can’t do it at all, I just don’t have the tongue-skills or the blow-skills or WHATEVER it is that lets people blow these darn things. 25 years old and never blown a single bubble. On that note, can’t whistle either.  So thanks a LOT Nintendo for making this exclusionary competition- I thought you were one of the good guys. I THOUGHT YOU LOVEED MEEEEE.

    • Solomon_Kano

      It’s alright man, I can’t blow bubbles either.

      I can whistle though. Haha! Sucker! *whistles long drawn out song*

      • Göran Isacson

        *Jumps off a cliff. And then lightning strikes me as I fall.

        And the sea is razor blades. Which is how I got struck by lightning even though I wasn’t the highest object in the vicinity- it was drawn to all the metal razors that someone apparently made a SEA of and I was in the way*

        • Solomon_Kano


          A fate worse than death.

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