Retrograde #6: Kirby Superstar

- Published Wed, Aug 8, 2012 by Anthony Hobday, Jack Marshall, James MacFadyen and Lysanne Fisher

This is episode six of Retrograde! This week we give everyone’s favorite pink marshmallow creature thing Kirby a roasting.

Episode six of Retrograde this week sees myself, Lysanne Fisher, James McFadyen, and Anthony Hobday take Kirby Superstar for the Super Nintendo out for a spin as the surreal world of Kirby takes its toll on us all.

We discuss the difference in box-art between the eastern and western release, the mechanics of the Kirby world, the mini-games within Kirby Superstar, and attempt to answer the one unanswerable question; What the hell is Goofy?

So grab a pillow, pop your night cap-on, and drift away with the Retrograde team into the Kirby Super Star world!


Retrograde is a fortnightly retro gaming show launched on the CSICON network in May 2012. Each episode focuses on one game from yesteryear chosen by one of our Retrograde team, who put the game under scrutiny as well as talk about the history and legacy of the game and its overall impact on the gaming world. Join your hosts as they suit up and brave the world of sprites and chip tunes.

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