Guess who's turning twenty?
We're reaching a point where many of today's most beloved video game characters are now several decades old. but few have managed to pack those years with as much variety as Kirby. Yes, Mario's taught typing, Pac-Man got shot with a sling-shot, and Sonic made out with a human, but Kirby's managed to extend beyond his comfort zone without embarrassing results. Kirby's Avalanche and Kirby's Star Stacker may not have been particularly inspired, but I can't think of a genuinely bad Kirby game.
Good on ya, little buddy. Here's to another twenty years.