Kid Kirby (cancelled SNES Kirby game; 1990s)

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Kid Kirby
Concept artwork for the game.
Concept artwork for the game.
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Kid Kirby (also referred to internally as Jelly) was a cancelled Kirby game that would have been developed by Scottish developers DMA Design. Ltd. (now known as Rockstar North). The game was to feature an infant Kirby, sporting a pink curl. It also would have been controlled by the Super NES Mouse.

The gameplay would have been an Angry Birds-esque platformer where the player would use the SNES Mouse to drag and launch Kirby to navigate levels. The plot was presumably never fully developed,[1] but it would have featured a much younger Kirby and from concept art, a much younger King Dedede to match Kirby's age. The game was cancelled due to years of unproductive development[2], which eventually caused Nintendo to cancel the game due to it taking too long - production on the game may have also been cancelled due to the poor sales of the Super NES Mouse outside of Intelligent Systems' Mario Paint. As a result, the game was cancelled and has not been dumped online in any way. A demo was produced, but Mike Dailly, a developer who worked on Kid Kirby and also released sprites for the game online, claims it has "vanished". The only remaining media we have of the game are all from Mike Dailly's Flickr account, where he posted sprites and concept art from the game.[3]

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References

  1. LMW contributor Meeper12346's conversations with Mike Dailly, one of the developers working on Kid Kirby Retrieved 12 Dec '17
  2. A level from Kid Kirby. Note the description. Retrieved 12 Dec '17
  3. Sprites and concept art, courtesy of Mike Dailly. Retrieved 12 Dec '17

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Tannerlini

18 months ago
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In the flicr link what are the other pictures that appear? Are they also from Kid Kirby?
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Nscott144

14 months ago
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They are sprites from the supposed game kid Kirby
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People48

7 months ago
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Existence Unconfirmed?
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Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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Are you serious?
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Happy Brian

5 months ago
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No, there is at least some evidence of the game existing as it was advertised in a Nintendo Power issue even if it never came out and not much information has surfaced on the game since. I'm sure about the sprites from the game being leaked shows that the game did have some development before being cancelled.
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MissManaphy

6 months ago
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Do we know anything about where the images in the flickr link came from?
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Anonymous user #2

4 months ago
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The plot of the game (MY GUESS) : Infant Kirby tries to find a cupcake.
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Anonymous user #2

3 months ago
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Aw, wish they was screenshots, and things.
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Anonymous user #3

3 months ago
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From the sprites and level design shown, this looks like it would have been some sort of pinball-type game, or at least it seems like that to me. Is there any additional information on what sort of gameplay this would've had?

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