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''Kirby's Toy Box'' is the translated name of a small series of Kirby sub-games titled '''カービィのおもちゃ箱''' ('''Kābī no Omochabako,''' meaning ''Kirby's Toy Box'') in Japan. The ''Kirby's Toy Box'' series was broadcast over Nintendo's first form of digital distribution, the Satellaview satellite network, and, depending on when the player connected to the network, different games were available at different times. These could be downloaded to the Satellaview base unit, or an 8-megabit rewritable "Memory Pak" ROM cartridge compatible with the Satellaview.
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'''''Kābī no Omochabako''''' (translated to '''''Kirby's Toy Box''''' in English) is a small series of ''Kirby'' sub-games released in Japan only. The ''Kirby's Toy Box'' game series was broadcast over Nintendo's first form of digital distribution, the Satellaview satellite network, and depending on when the player connected to the network, eight different games were available at different times. These games could be downloaded to the Satellaview base unit, or an 8-megabit rewritable "Memory Pak" ROM cartridge compatible with the Satellaview.
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Because of the discontinuation of the Satellaview in 2000, the nine minigames, and the rest of the Satellaview games, fell into obscurity with no re-releases since and making them completely lost.
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Because of the discontinuation of the Satellaview in 2000, the eight minigames, and the rest of the Satellaview games, fell into obscurity with no re-releases since and making them completely lost.
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In November 2016, A group of gaming preservationists got a hold of a few off these of the ''Kirby's Toybox'' minigames and dumped them online for the public to play. On November 6th of the same month, another group found four of the other games at an auction in Japan and were also successfully dumped online for the public and can now be played through emulation.<ref>[https://kotaku.com/four-long-lost-kirby-games-found-at-auction-1788716263 Kotaku's news article covering the four found ''Kirby'' Sattellaview games.]</ref>
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Only one minigame is lost called ''Ball Rally'', but for now, only seven of the eight minigames have been dumped online with ''Ball Rally'' being the only undumped game.
  
In November 2016, A group of Gaming preservationists got a hold of a few off these of the ''Kirby's Toybox'' minigames and dumped them online for the public to see. And on the 6th of the same month, another group found four of the other games at an auction in Japan. they were also successfully dumped online for the public and can now be played through emulation.
 
Only one minigame is lost called ''Ball Rally'', but for now, only eight of the nine minigames have been found.
 
 
==List of Games==
 
==List of Games==
 
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|カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ベースボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Bēsubōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Baseball) || The First Kirby Minigame to be released is mostly a Baseball game with a Kirby look || <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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|カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ベースボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Bēsubōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Baseball) || This is a simple one screened game that featured Kirby being the ball. It plays somewhat like pinball, where the player must hit the ball in one of the scoring slots, or if he fails to make it in any slot, he gets a strike. The goal is to get as many runs as possible, and just aim for a high score. ||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ピンボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Pinbōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Pinball) || This Minigame lets you take control of of a pinball machine where kirby is the ball and the goal is to score as much as you can before you run out of balls || <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ピンボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Pinbōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Pinball) || This is also a one screened game, once again using Kirby as the ball. This game is a simple game of pinball, where the player has to launch Kirby into the enemies on the stage to earn points. The hero first has to be shot out of a cannon at whatever power level the player chooses. If Kirby falls down the drain three times, the game ends.||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - 星くずし (Kābī no Omochabako - Hoshi Kuzushi or Kirby's ToyBox - Star Break) || This Minigame is Unigue Clone of Breakout where you control a platform by 2 Ricks as you try to break all the blocks before the game ends||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>  
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - 星くずし (Kābī no Omochabako - Hoshi Kuzushi or Kirby's ToyBox - Star Break) ||This is a breakout-style game where Kirby is the ball. The bat is a trampoline held by two Rick-like hamsters. The game uses a star-counter, which decreases periodically on its own. Hitting anyone block will dislodge several stars which fall down from where the block was - catching one will increment the player's star counter by 5. ||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>  
 
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|カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ぐるぐるボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Gurugurubōruor Kirby's ToyBox - Balls Round And Round) || In this game, the player fires spherical Kirbys through a spiral tube, which is designed to look like Efreeti. This tube has holes in it, which a speedy Kirby will pass right over. The point is to fire the Kirbys with just the right amount of power to pass over certain holes but slow down and fall into another hole. Different holes give different numbers of points, so the goal of the player is to shoot his/her Kirbys into the highest-scoring hole as much as possible. When the player runs out of Kirbys, the game ends.||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - キャノンボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Kyanonbōru ot Kirby's ToyBox - CannonBall)||In Kirby's Toy Box - Cannonball, the player controls a giant robotic Rick-like hamster, which can shoot spherical Kirbys out from its head. The game is a simplified take on the same concept used by numerous other games based around lobbing parabolic projectiles at opponents over hills with destructible terrains, such as Scorched Earth and the Worms series. ||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - アレンジボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Arenjibōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Arranging Balls)  || In Arranging Balls, The player is given a certain number of Kirbys to launch, and the game ends when he/she runs out of Kirbys to shoot. The player can choose how much power to put into each shot. Points are awarded if the player lands three Kirbys in a row -- the more rows the player completes, the more points he/she will earn. ||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - パチンコ (Kābī no Omochabako - Pachinko or Kirby's ToyBox - Pachinko) ||This game is like a pachinko machine; the goal is to launch the spherical Kirbys the player is given into the pockets of the machine. The player is given two minutes to fire an unlimited number of Kirbys, and he/she is given control of the power put into each shot. Ten points are awarded whenever a Kirby lands in a pocket. ||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
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| カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ボールラリー (Kābī no Omochabako - Bōrurarī or Kirby's ToyBox - Ball Rally)  || In Ball Rally, the player's goal is to guide Kirby through an obstacle course. He/she can do this using proper timing and the A Button; when A is pressed, some green platforms extend while others retract. Spherical Kirbys are released from the top-most door one by one. They can't stop rolling, so the player must extend the right platforms to guide the Kirbys safely over spikes. As more Kirbys join the playing field, it becomes increasingly difficult to guide them all to the exit. The player scores points by getting a Kirby to the exit. There are 50 Kirbys altogether. ||<span style="color:red;">''Lost''</span>
 
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==Gallery==
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<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
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Toy_Box_Baseball.png|Kirby's ToyBox - Baseball.
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BS-Kirby-no-Omochabako-Pinball-(Japan).3.png|Kirby's ToyBox - Pinball.
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KTB_star_break_4.png|Kirby's ToyBox - Star Break.
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KTB_guru_guru_ball_1.png|Kirby's ToyBox - Balls Round and Round.
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KTB_cannonball_1.png|Kirby's ToyBox - CannonBall.
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KTB_arranging_balls_1.png|Kirby's ToyBox - Arrange Ball.
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KTB_slingshot_1.png|Kirby's ToyBox - Pachinko.
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KTB_ball_rally_1.png|Kirby's ToyBox - Ball Rally.
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</gallery>
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==External Links==
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*[https://satellaview.org/ Sattelleview's website where most of-of the games can be installed.]
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*[http://kirby.wikia.com/wiki/Kirby%27s_Toy_Box The Kirby Wiki's article about all the games.]
  
 
==Reference==
 
==Reference==
*[https://satellaview.org/ The Satellaview site where most of the Kirby Toybox minigames can be downloaded.] Retrieved 22 May '18
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Latest revision as of 18:57, 28 February 2019

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The title screen when you boot up the game.

Status: Partially Lost

Kābī no Omochabako (translated to Kirby's Toy Box in English) is a small series of Kirby sub-games released in Japan only. The Kirby's Toy Box game series was broadcast over Nintendo's first form of digital distribution, the Satellaview satellite network, and depending on when the player connected to the network, eight different games were available at different times. These games could be downloaded to the Satellaview base unit, or an 8-megabit rewritable "Memory Pak" ROM cartridge compatible with the Satellaview.

Availability

Because of the discontinuation of the Satellaview in 2000, the eight minigames, and the rest of the Satellaview games, fell into obscurity with no re-releases since and making them completely lost.

In November 2016, A group of gaming preservationists got a hold of a few off these of the Kirby's Toybox minigames and dumped them online for the public to play. On November 6th of the same month, another group found four of the other games at an auction in Japan and were also successfully dumped online for the public and can now be played through emulation.[1] Only one minigame is lost called Ball Rally, but for now, only seven of the eight minigames have been dumped online with Ball Rally being the only undumped game.

List of Games

Title Description Status
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ベースボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Bēsubōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Baseball) This is a simple one screened game that featured Kirby being the ball. It plays somewhat like pinball, where the player must hit the ball in one of the scoring slots, or if he fails to make it in any slot, he gets a strike. The goal is to get as many runs as possible, and just aim for a high score. Found
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ピンボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Pinbōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Pinball) This is also a one screened game, once again using Kirby as the ball. This game is a simple game of pinball, where the player has to launch Kirby into the enemies on the stage to earn points. The hero first has to be shot out of a cannon at whatever power level the player chooses. If Kirby falls down the drain three times, the game ends. Found
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - 星くずし (Kābī no Omochabako - Hoshi Kuzushi or Kirby's ToyBox - Star Break) This is a breakout-style game where Kirby is the ball. The bat is a trampoline held by two Rick-like hamsters. The game uses a star-counter, which decreases periodically on its own. Hitting anyone block will dislodge several stars which fall down from where the block was - catching one will increment the player's star counter by 5. Found
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ぐるぐるボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Gurugurubōruor Kirby's ToyBox - Balls Round And Round) In this game, the player fires spherical Kirbys through a spiral tube, which is designed to look like Efreeti. This tube has holes in it, which a speedy Kirby will pass right over. The point is to fire the Kirbys with just the right amount of power to pass over certain holes but slow down and fall into another hole. Different holes give different numbers of points, so the goal of the player is to shoot his/her Kirbys into the highest-scoring hole as much as possible. When the player runs out of Kirbys, the game ends. Found
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - キャノンボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Kyanonbōru ot Kirby's ToyBox - CannonBall) In Kirby's Toy Box - Cannonball, the player controls a giant robotic Rick-like hamster, which can shoot spherical Kirbys out from its head. The game is a simplified take on the same concept used by numerous other games based around lobbing parabolic projectiles at opponents over hills with destructible terrains, such as Scorched Earth and the Worms series. Found
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - アレンジボール (Kābī no Omochabako - Arenjibōru or Kirby's ToyBox - Arranging Balls) In Arranging Balls, The player is given a certain number of Kirbys to launch, and the game ends when he/she runs out of Kirbys to shoot. The player can choose how much power to put into each shot. Points are awarded if the player lands three Kirbys in a row -- the more rows the player completes, the more points he/she will earn. Found
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - パチンコ (Kābī no Omochabako - Pachinko or Kirby's ToyBox - Pachinko) This game is like a pachinko machine; the goal is to launch the spherical Kirbys the player is given into the pockets of the machine. The player is given two minutes to fire an unlimited number of Kirbys, and he/she is given control of the power put into each shot. Ten points are awarded whenever a Kirby lands in a pocket. Found
カービィのおもちゃ箱 - ボールラリー (Kābī no Omochabako - Bōrurarī or Kirby's ToyBox - Ball Rally) In Ball Rally, the player's goal is to guide Kirby through an obstacle course. He/she can do this using proper timing and the A Button; when A is pressed, some green platforms extend while others retract. Spherical Kirbys are released from the top-most door one by one. They can't stop rolling, so the player must extend the right platforms to guide the Kirbys safely over spikes. As more Kirbys join the playing field, it becomes increasingly difficult to guide them all to the exit. The player scores points by getting a Kirby to the exit. There are 50 Kirbys altogether. Lost

Gallery

External Links

Reference