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List Rules Games part of the Kirby franchise.

If you’re wondering what are the best Kirby games of all time, you’re not alone. Created in 1992 by Masahiro Sakurai, Kirby’s most famous characteristic is his ability to suck in foes and float. Unlike mediocre heroes, Kirby doesn’t need a sword nor a gun to take down foes. So of all the games in the Kirby franchise, which are the best?

There are more than 10 main games in the Kirby franchise across multiple platforms, along with several remakes and remasters. Heck, there was also a manga series and anime series at one time. Kirby can also be seen crossing over to other games as well, most notably the Super Smash Brothers franchise.

Kirby gameplay has more or less stayed true to the original 2D side scrolling formula throughout the series, but that isn’t a bad thing as it’s so fun. Though Kirby games now feature 3D graphics, they still more or less play on a 2D plane. Maybe one day, the franchise will go full 3D like Mario, but until that day the best Kirby games are still 2D.

Below, you’ll find every Kirby game that is part of the main series along with spin off titles. However, you won’t find games that he just makes a cameo in or plays only a minor role, like Smash Bros. So vote up your favorite Kirby games or add any you feel are missing, so we can get a ranking of the best Kirby games ever.

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244 66
Kirby Super Star Ultra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked
nahnah390 added Kirby Super Star Ultra

2
215 77
Kirby's Return to Dream Land is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

3
125 34
Kirby Planet Robobot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked
GanonsTriforce added Kirby Planet Robobot

4
159 58
Kirby's Epic Yarn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

5
113 34
Kirby Triple Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked
nahnah390 added Kirby Triple Deluxe

6
147 55
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked
nahnah390 added 2004

7
154 61
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

8
140 53
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

9
154 66
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

10
128 49
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked
nahnah390 added 2002

11
126 52
Kirby: Squeak Squad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

12
101 38
Kirby's Dream Land 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

13
41 4
Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked
Ethan1 added Kirby Star Allies

14
106 44
Kirby Air Ride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

15
97 46
Kirby Mass Attack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

16
85 38
Kirby's Dream Land is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

17
84 40
Kirby's Dream Land 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

18
81 49
Kirby: Canvas Curse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

19
40 31
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

20
47 50
Kirby's Dream Course is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

21
39 50
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

22
35 53
Super Puyo Puyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

23
30 56
Kirby's Pinball Land is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

24
28 57
Kirby's Block Ball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked

25
25 55
Kirby's Star Stacker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kirby Games of All Time, Ranked