Episode 38: Kirby’s Adventures with Logan

Ed and his son Logan discuss the evolution of the gameplay and soundtracks from over 25 years of Kirby history.

It’s time for Ed and Logan to embark on a truly epic Kirby adventure! On today’s episode, the father-and-son duo play every main series Kirby game, pick out their favorite musical tracks from each, and discuss the evolution of the pink puffball’s gameplay and soundtracks from over 25 years of Kirby history. They talk about the benefits of “pixelated” versus “smooooth” graphics, remark on the maturity of the soundtracks over the years, and pick out their favorite games and songs at the end of the show. Get ready for music from Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando, and other veteran Kirby composers!

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The Tracklist:

1 – “Stage 5 – Mt. Dedede” from Kirby’s Dream Land (GB, 1992) Composed by Jun Ishikawa

2 – “Final Boss: Nightmare” from Kirby’s Adventure (NES, 1993) Composed by Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa, and Hiroaki Suga

3 – “Unused Song” from Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB, 1995) Composed by Hirokazu Ando and Tadashi Ikegami

4 – “Candy Mountain” from Kirby Super Star (SNES, 1996) Composed by Jun Ishikawa and Dan Miyakawa

5 – “Iceberg” from Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES, 1997) Composed by Jun Ishikawa

6 – “Neo Star” from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64, 2000) Composed by Jun Ishikawa and Hirokazu Ando

7 – “Area 3: Cabbage Cavern” from Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (GBA, 2004) Composed by Atsuyoshi Isemura and Hironobu Inagaki

8 – “Mad Mechanism” from Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS, 2005) Composed by Jun Ishikawa, Tadashi Ikegami

9 – “What Lies in Space” from Kirby: Squeak Squad (DS, 2006) Composed by Shogo Sakai, Jun Ishikawa, Tadashi Ikegami and Hirokazu Ando

10 – “Dusk Dunes – Frigid Fjords – Off-Roader” from Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii, 3DS, 2010) Composed by Tomoya Tomita

11 – “Cave Area” from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii, 2011) Composed by Hirokazu Ando & Jun Ishikawa

12 – “Mountains in an Angry Sky” from Kirby’s Triple Deluxe (3DS, 2014) Composed by Hirokazu Ando and Jun Ishikawa

13 – “The Impudent Big Tree” from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U, 2015) Composed by Shogo Sakai

14 – “Green Gears” from Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS, 2016) Composed by Jun Ishikawa

15 – “All Of Those Star Allies Are With Me!” from Kirby Star Allies (Switch, 2018) Composed by Jun Ishikawa and Yuta Ogasawara

16 –  “Galacta Knight 2” from Super Kirby Clash (Switch, 2019) Composed by Kiyoshi Hazemoto, Jun Ishikawa, Hirukazo Ando

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