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The First Annual Dream Land's Avalanche Competition is about to get under way, and as Kirby and a host of characters from the Kirby series, you can join the tournament and become Avalanche king.

Kirby's Avalanche is a Puyo Puyo variant, and has you stacking colored blobs similar in a way to Tetris. When a certain amount of one color is stacked, an explosion occurs and the screen clears of those blobs, which then appear in the other players screen (either the CPU or a second player). When the other player's screen is so full of blobs that they can't make another move, you move onto the next round, and so on until the final boss. The winner of that match is then crowned the Avalanche king.


Kirby's Avalanche SNES Choose your mode of play
Kirby's Avalanche SNES Choosing the difficulty level for the competition mode
Kirby's Avalanche SNES Gameplay against the computer; you lose the game when the bubbles reach the top row on your side of the screen. Here it's me who is winning
Kirby's Avalanche SNES PAL title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kirby's Ghost Trap" -- PAL title

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Game Players SNES May, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES May, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SNES May, 1996 75 out of 100 75
IGN Wii Sep 26, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Mega Fun SNES May, 1996 73 out of 100 73 (UK) Wii Jul 27, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Wii Oct 02, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
SuperGamePower SNES May, 1995 3.2 out of 5 64
Digitally Downloaded Wii Aug 31, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 28, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60


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This game is almost exactly the same as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for the Genesis. Only the Robotnik/Sonic theme has been replaced by a Kirby theme.

That's because both games were actually developed by Compile and are based on their Puyo Puyo games.

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