Guess what guys? All this week its #KirbyWeek and it is time for yet another instalment of Kirby & I! A mini-series where we interview video game developers and publishers, what they think of Kirby. Occupying the hot seat for today’s instalment, is none other than Mastiff’s David Bruno. Take it away David!
David Bruno- Kirby & I Interview
Q1. What is the First Kirby game you played? I think the first Kirby game I played was probably Kirby’s Adventure on NES. I want to say it was back in ’93 or ’94 when I was in the Cub Scouts. Our Den Mother’s son, who was also a scout and good friend from school, owned the game and I remember playing it at his house. The troop would always go over there to play games and have the most insanely epic NERF battles you could ever imagine! Between him and his brothers, they had a treasure trove of awesome games and toys! Random side note: He actually went on to game development and created the art for Magicians & Looters on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/284180/Magicians__Looters/). I always knew he would wind up in the game industry, he was really smart and talented.
Q2. What is the Last Kirby game you played? The last Kirby game I played was probably Kirby’s Dream Course on SNES. I thought it was such a really unique and cool concept for a game. To this day I wish there were more games like it. And of the few Kirby titles that I have played, it’s hands-down my favorite.
Q3. Do you have a favourite Kirby game? Kirby’s Dream Course on SNES. I thought it was such a really unique and cool concept for a game. To this day I wish there were more games like it. And of the few Kirby titles that I have played, it’s hands-down my favorite.
Q4. Do you have a favourite Kirby ability? As for my favorite Kirby ability. I have to go with Parasol Kirby. It’s such an OG ability.
Q5. Do you have a favourite Kirby character? Kirby’s my favorite of course. He’s…it’s…Kirby’s just too darn cute. Just don’t make Kirby angry. You wouldn’t like Kirby when Kirby’s angry.
Q6) Have you tried the Kirby Star Allies demo for Nintendo Switch? Actually, I haven’t tried the demo yet. I’ve been so wrapped up in Game Connection and GDC madness that I didn’t even realize it’d been released. I’ll definitely give it a look though.
Q7.Will you be buying Kirby Star Allies for your Nintendo Switch? You know, I probably will. It’s high time to revisit the colorful world of Kirby and friends again.
Q8. Do you own a Kirby amiibo? I only own a couple Amiibo figures: the Splatoon Squid Kids and Samus. I do really want that Samus and baby Metroid 2-pack though. Oh, and Midna on Wolf Link too. Maybe I’ll pick them up someday. No Kirby though.
Q9. Do you have a favourite Kirby moment? Ask me again after I play Kirby Star Allies and I might have a favorite moment.
Q10. If you could have a Kirby cameo in one of the game’s you’re working on, how would you handle it? If I was going to put Kirby into one of Mastiff’s titles…hmm. Honestly, Kirby would fit right into the colorful, plucky world of Gurumin. I could totally see him rocking Parin’s Goggles and wielding the Legendary Drill. That’d be so awesome!
Sadly, we won’t be hearing from David again this week, but we do have a few other fun developers/publishers who have answered our questions and in the next instalment, we’ll be hearing from the very awesome Matias Kindermann of Arcanity Inc. Oh yeah!