Somehow...that's even more gross
While it wasn’t until Kirby’s second outing that he gained the power of copy abilities, Kirby has been using his giant mouth to gobble up enemies since day one. Kirby’s vacuum-like mouth is well-known throughout the gaming scene, which is why it’s so surprising to learn that Kirby almost used a different method to suck up his foes.
In a new video from Masahiro Sakurai, we learn that Kirby almost used his tongue to latch onto enemies to yank them closer.
“At first, I wanted Kirby to use his tongue to grab foes, but in the end, I decided to have him inhale them and spit them out. The tongue idea might make you think of Yoshi, but this was back before Yoshi existed.”
I think we can all agree that Kirby sucking up enemies in general is strange, but it’s become the norm over the years. That said, imagining Kirby using a big tongue to get the job done does seem quite a bit more uncomfortable.