For the television series, see Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
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A variation of the current logo for the Kirby series
|Original release||April 27, 1992|
The Kirby (星のカービィ, Hoshi no Kābī?, lit. "Kirby of the Stars") series is a fantasy video game series developed by HAL Laboratory and Nintendo, and produced by Nintendo. The gameplay of a majority of the games in the series consists mainly of action, platform and puzzle-solving elements. The series is known for its bright and artistic settings; simplistic gameplay; cute characters; upbeat, cheerful music; and the protagonist's in-game ability to inhale enemies, thereby gaining a characteristic ability from them. As of December 2011, the Kirby series includes a total of twenty games, and has sold over 30 million units worldwide.