Kirby 64 fans are in love with that little Kirby chunk from the Super Cutter ability

Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-05-18 17:29 JST)

The little sliver of Kirby that remains after using the Super Cutter ability in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards appears to be quietly gaining popularity among fans.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is a side-scrolling platformer that released in the year 2000 and will soon be offered to Nintendo Switch + Expansion Pack users on May 20.

The game’s most notable feature is likely its ability mixing system. By knocking two ability-possessing enemies together or swallowing two at the same time, you can mix the two abilities together to create a new one.

For example, combining the Ice and Spark abilities will give you the Ice + Spark, which transforms Kirby into a refrigerator. You can also mix Fire and Cutter to give Kirby a flaming sword to wield.

But the ability that has been exciting fans on social media lately is the Super Cutter, made from combining two Cutter abilities. When using the Super Cutter, a portion of Kirby’s body is detached and transformed into a boomerang-shaped blade that’s good for taking out far away enemies. It’s also much larger and has a longer range than the regular Cutter.

As for the part of Kirby that doesn’t turn into the boomerang, it remains controllable and acts as a sort of base for Kirby as a whole. It’s thin, has no face, and is just a funny-looking little Kirby chunk.

Image Credit: Twitter user @CopyDic_bot

This little Kirby chunk has been a topic of discussion among fans in the past, but with Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards now coming to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, it looks like fans are once again enthralled by it.

On social media, fans are posting everything from fanart to handmade merchandise of the little guy. Twitter user @nyofoolest, known for their needle felt creations, even made a fuzzy version of it out of felt that’s irresistibly cute.

Twitter user @Riumu_kk used Blender to create a 3DCG version of the Super Cutter that looks almost surreal with its rich texture and shape.

Then there’s Twitter user @wahiho who made these illustrations that are reminiscent of stamps from a messaging app like LINE. In this format, the Kirby chunk does have that strangely cute look of an up-and-coming PR mascot character.

If you can’t get enough of the little Kirby chunk, check out Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards on May 20 when it’s added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Yuki Kurosawa
Yuki Kurosawa


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