May 16, 2020 5:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts


Just because Kirby only has one main game adventure on Switch, it doesn’t mean Kirby Star Allies is the only where Kirby is available as a playable character. In fact, there are three games where you can play as the loveable lump, whose stomach is never full and there are two additional titles that feature Kirby in some capacity, and we’re covering them all in this very guide.

Games we will not be including however, are those of the NES and SNES offerings, which subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online can access. With that technicality out of the wall, let’s go, Kirby!


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kirby star allies

Kirby Star Allies


Release Date: March 16, 2018 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 4 players

Genre: Adventure, Action, Platformer

Game File Size: 2.9 GB


When a new evil threatens Planet Popstar, Kirby will need a little help from his…enemies?! By making friends out of foes, up to three* players can drop in or out of the adventure at any time. With new and expanded copy abilities, classic Kirby action is deeper than ever: combine abilities with elements such as ice or fire to create new friend abilities!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Playable Fighters)


Release Date: December 08, 2018 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 8 players

Genre: Action, Fighting, Multiplayer

Game File Size: 13.6 GB


Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat at new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more!

Having trouble choosing a stage? Then select the Stage Morph option to transform one stage into another while battling—a series first! Plus, new echo fighters Dark Samus, Richter Belmont, and Chrom join the battle. Whether you play locally or online, savor the faster combat, new attacks, and new defensive options, like a perfect shield. Jam out to 900 different music compositions and go 1-on-1 with a friend, hold a 4-player free-for-all, kick it up to 8-player battles and more! Feel free to bust out your GameCube controllers—legendary couch competitions await—or play together anytime, anywhere!

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super kirby clash

Super Kirby Clash


Release Date: June 13, 2018 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 4 players

Genre: Action

Game File Size: 1.1 GB


To defeat bosses this wicked, it’ll take a whole team of Kirbys! In this free-to-start multiplayer* action game, you can choose from four unique Roles and join up to three other players to take down tough bosses. Puff up your power by crafting weapons and spending materials at the shop to receive even MORE weapons, not to mention armor and items. Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a friend to play locally, and if you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can even play online**!
Are you a Sword Hero? Hammer Lord? Beam Mage? Or Doctor Healmore?! No matter what, each mighty role offers up a unique way to play. Story Quest lets players team-up locally* by sharing Joy-Con controllers, while Party Quest enables users to play together on one system, via local wireless, or online**. Plus, tapping compatible amiibo™ figures/accessories *** will earn you extra fragments to help craft new gear! Are you ready? For Kirby, the answer is always fight and flight.

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Kirby Fighters 2


Release Date: September 23, 2020 (NA) / September 24, 2020 (EU & JP) 

Players: up to 4 players

Genre: Fighting

Game File Size: 1.1 GB


Choose from a cast of Kirby’s most iconic copy abilities—including the brand-new Wrestler ability—and duke it out to be the last Kirby standing. Familiar friends and foes like Bandana Waddle Dee and King Dedede also make an appearance as playable characters in the Kirby Fighters 2 game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

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Upcoming New Adventures:

Kirby and the Forgotten Land


Release Date: Spring 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Platformer, Action

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: HAL Laboratory

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A


Take control of the powerful pink puffball, Kirby, and move around freely in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like Sword and Ice and use them to attack and explore your surroundings! What journey awaits Kirby? Take a deep breath and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey on a delightful 3D platforming adventure
  • Explore a mysterious world with abandoned structures, remnants of a past civilization
  • Copy enemies’ abilities and use them to attack and explore

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Honourary Mentions:

mario kart 8 deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Released: April 28, 2017 (Worldwide)

Relevance: By using a Kirby series amiibo, players can unlock a Kirby themed racing Mii outfit

Link's Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Released: September 20, 2019 (Worldwide)

Relevance: Kirby appears as an enemy by the name of Anti-Kirby

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