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How Kirby mouthful mode is shaking up Forgotten Land gameplay

By Olivia Richman


Feb 17, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a brand-new Nintendo game that has Kirby doing things fans have never seen before. Not only is it a 3D platformer, but Kirby has been given another incredibly strong power.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land has introduced fans to mouthful mode. Mouthful mode isn’t the same inhaling Kirby usually does, where he absorbs an enemy and takes their power along with some of their physical characteristics. With Mouthful mode, Kirby can swallow objects whole and use some of the objects’ capabilities to maneuver in brand new ways throughout a mysterious new world.

Mouthful mode was first shown off during a Nintendo Direct earlier in February. In the trailer, Kirby inhales a car to zoom around faster. He inhales a vending machine to attack with juice cans. He can also become a piercing traffic cone. Kirby uses the pointy part of the traffic cone to make a hole in a pipe, using the water burst to reach a high-up area of the map. The trailer also showed Kirby becoming a scissor lift, lightbulb, and water balloon.

“With Mouthful mode, new actions will be available for Kirby depending on the object he inhales. Enjoy exploring with new moves different from copy abilities,” the narrator said.

Kirby fans react to new mouthful mode

While Kirby’s new abilities will be an exciting new way to experience his upcoming game, fans also couldn’t resist commenting on just how strange mouthful mode looked. The internet was flooded with mouthful mode-inspired memes, especially revolving around Kirby turning into a car (dubbed “carby”).

Even Nintendo got in on the trending meme. Nintendo shared some funny Valentine’s Day cards featuring Kirby’s new abilities.

Mouthful mode should add another layer of gameplay to the already mysterious Forgotten Land. And if that’s not enough, Kirby will soon be able to fish. Kirby will be using a set of new abilities to traverse maps like never before come March 25.