Kirby almost used his tongue to grab enemies

Somehow...that's even more gross

25 August 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 2
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While it wasn’t until Kirby’s second outing that he gained the power of copy abilities, Kirby has been using his giant mouth to gobble up enemies since day one. Kirby’s vacuum-like mouth is well-known throughout the gaming scene, which is why it’s so surprising to learn that Kirby almost used a different method to suck up his foes.

In a new video from Masahiro Sakurai, we learn that Kirby almost used his tongue to latch onto enemies to yank them closer.

“At first, I wanted Kirby to use his tongue to grab foes, but in the end, I decided to have him inhale them and spit them out. The tongue idea might make you think of Yoshi, but this was back before Yoshi existed.”

[Masahiro Sakurai]

I think we can all agree that Kirby sucking up enemies in general is strange, but it’s become the norm over the years. That said, imagining Kirby using a big tongue to get the job done does seem quite a bit more uncomfortable.

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the8bitlego

I don't know a huge amount about Kirby, but doesn't Gooey do this? perhaps they repurposed this idea when making Gooey.

sligeach_eire

1M ago

Yoshi uses his tongue to grab enemies. And whereas Kirby spits his foes out, Yoshi's enemies for the most part come out the other end as eggs. That's a lot more weird.


the8bitlego

1M ago

I don't know a huge amount about Kirby, but doesn't Gooey do this? perhaps they repurposed this idea when making Gooey.