Hey Destructoid! This is the start to hopefully, a long running series of blogs about my journey playing through some of my childhood favourites and some I haven't even played till now. I decided to embark on this journey due to my Xbox 360 getting a freezing problem that I can't get fixed without paying a hefty amount of money so I decided to pull out my Nintendo and pickup a Super Nintendo to play through some games from my childhood and one's that I've never played before. So without further ado, I present my first entry: Kirby's Avalanche.
"Help Kirby Bury His Opponents in a Landside Victory" DAMN that's awesome!
This is one of the many games I rented as a child and one of the few a rented multiple times. It was also my first Puyo Pop game that sparked my love for the series. At the time, my siblings were to young to play with me but surprisingly, my Mom really got into and would play it with me and we would take turns trying to get through story mode. I remember really loving it as a child and having my mind blown by the Amazing
voice acting (more on that later) and I remember the feeling of accidentally pulling off huge combos and the feeling that came with it. I definitely really loved this game as a kid and wished that I owned it.
About a week ago and a bit, I decided to pick up a Super Nintendo and got Kirby's Avalanche and
Final Fantasy 3 (almost through it, it might even be my next entry!) and as soon as I got it home, I hooked up, changed my TV to channel 3 and started up Kirby's Avalanche. I was greeted by the cute "Kirby's Avalanche!" and the catchy theme song started playing, nostalgia was already filling me with the warm fuzzies. I started up the story mode and was blown away by the story before each match. If you have ever played a Puyo Pop game, you would know the story is just silly and cute but in the case of Kirby's Avalanche, it's all about the most awesome trash talking I've ever heard in a game ever! Seriously, watch this entire video and bask in the amazing glory of kirby's Avalanches' Story mode!
Top Highlights, SQUISHHHHYY! , a-MAZE-ing Lololo and Lalala pun and King DEDEDE
As far as gameplay goes, it still holds up well. It takes a couple of minutes of getting used to if you have been playing Puyo Pop Fever, but it's nothing terribly difficult to get used to. Speaking of difficulty though, if your not at least decent at Puyo Pop or you are new to the series, you'll most likely have a hard time getting through it. I play enough Puyo Pop that I can get through it without to much difficulty but consider yourself warned. I wasn't able to beat this game till now and I was damned proud of myself for doing so.
This Fucker always stopped my right in my tracks as a kid, FUCK YOU HEAVY MOLE!!!!
If you watched the video ( and shame on you if you didn't!) you would know that the character introductions are simply incredible! They blew my mind away as kid and made me laugh my ass off now. Also, I LOVE the little voices for when you get a big combo going! It makes just all the more satisfying. The graphics totally hold up still and are really cute and charming.
If you don't have much experience with Puyo Pop, prepare to see this screen...a lot.
My Final Thoughts
I went back into this game anticipating awesome and didn't come out dissapointed. The game still holds up very well and is Blatantly
better then Mean Bean Machine, that's right , I said it. If you own a Super Nintendo or have a Wii, a recommend getting it for sure if you can find it or have 800 Wii points hanging around. The love is still there, along with the warm fuzzies of nostalgia!
The loves still there! read