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The Worst Kirby Games of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote the worst Kirby games, and dowvote the ones you actually like.

With a franchise as long-running as Kirby, there are bound to be some bad games that just don't resonate with fans. No matter how much it pains us to do so, let's rank the worst Kirby games of all time that just aren't as good as the greatest hits.

Although it's one of the newest entires in the franchise, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U is considered by many to be one of the worst Kirby games. It could be that fans just didn't enjoy the hand-sculpted clay look, but no matter the reason, the game only has a score of 73 on Metacritic. Other bad Kirby games that many fans point to are Kirby's Block Ball, Kirby's Pinball Land, and Kirby's Dream Course.

Don't forget this is a "worst" list, so be sure to upvote the worst Kirby games that you hated and downvote the ones you actually enjoyed. Most of the universally loved Kirby games were omitted from the list, but if you feel strongly about one of them, feel free to add them to the list. 

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Kirby's Star Stacker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
1997
Kirby's Star Stacker, known in Japan as Kirby's Sparkling Kids, is a 1997 puzzle video game developed by HAL Laboratory for the Game Boy. This game is Kirby's first puzzle game that is not a ...more
2
Super Puyo Puyo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
1995
Kirby's Avalanche, known in Europe as Kirby's Ghost Trap, is a puzzle video game co-developed by HAL Laboratory and Compile. It was released by Nintendo on February 1, 1995 in Europe and in ...more
3
Kirby's Block Ball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
Nov 26 1995
Kirby's Block Ball, known in Japan as Kirby no Block Ball, is a Breakout-style Game Boy game developed by HAL Laboratory, TOSE and Nintendo RD&1. It was released in Japan on December 14, ...more
4
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
Aug 23 2000
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, known in Japan as Korokoro Kirby, is an action puzzle video game published and developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy Color handheld video game console. It was first ...more
5
Kirby's Pinball Land is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
Nov 28 1993
Kirby's Pinball Land, known in Japan as Kirby no Pinball is a 1993 pinball video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. It was HAL Laboratory's third ...more
6
Kirby's Dream Course is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
Sep 21 1994
Kirby's Dream Course is a 1994 golf video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. It was first released in ...more
7
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
2015
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, known in Japan as Touch! Kirby Super Rainbow and in Europe as Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, is a 2015 platforming video game in the Kirby series, developed by ...more
8
Kirby Mass Attack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
Aug 04 2011
Kirby Mass Attack, known in Japan as Atsumete! Kirby, is a puzzle platformer game in the Kirby series developed by HAL Laboratory for the Nintendo DS. The game was released by Nintendo in Japan ...more
9
Kirby Air Ride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
Oct 13 2003
Kirby Air Ride, known in Japan as Kirby's Airride, is a 2003 racing game video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube video game console starring ...more
10
Kirby: Squeak Squad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
2006
Kirby: Squeak Squad, known in Europe as Kirby: Mouse Attack and in Japan as Kirby of the Stars: Calling on the Dorotche Gang, is a 2006-07 platforming video game developed by Flagship and ...more
11
Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
2018
Kirby Star Allies is a platform game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo as part of the Kirby series. It was released on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 16, 2018. Kirby ...more
12
Kirby's Dream Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
1992
Kirby's Dream Land, is a 1992 third party platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld game console. It was first released in Japan on ...more
13
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
2000
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is a Kirby platform game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It is the sequel to Kirby's Dream Land 3.
14
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
15
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
1996
Kirby Super Star, known as Kirby's Fun Pak in Europe and Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe in Japan, is a 1996 platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the ...more
16
Kirby: Canvas Curse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
2005
Kirby: Canvas Curse, known in Europe as Kirby: Power Paintbrush and in Japan as Touch! Kirby, is a 2005 platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the ...more
17
Kirby's Dream Land 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
1995
Kirby's Dream Land 2, known as Hoshi no Kirby 2 in Japan, is a platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game console. It was ...more
18
Kirby's Dream Land 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
1997
Kirby's Dream Land 3, known as Hoshi no Kirby 3 in Japan, is the fifth platformer video game starring Kirby. Specifically, it is the third game under the Kirby's Dream Land name. Although the ...more
19
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
1993
Kirby's Adventure is a platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. It was first released 23 March 1993 ...more
20
Kirby's Epic Yarn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Kirby Games of All Time
2010
Kirby's Epic Yarn, known in Japan as Keito no Kirby, is a 2010 platform video game developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. It is the tenth installment of ...more