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Kirby Family was a program developed by HAL Laboratory featuring characters from the Kirby series, intended to be released in Japan for the Game Boy Color in 2001, but was cancelled soon after its announcement.
Kirby Family was a collection of 32 pre-set patterns forming the like of characters from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. When transmitted by the Game Boy Color to a special embroidery machine manufactured by Jaguar, the pattern selected is reproduced on cloth. It was the spiritual successor of Mario Family, a Japan-only Game Boy Color game that operated exactly the same way.
The program was showcased along with the embroidery machines at Nintendo Space World 2001, but the plans to retail it outside of the event for ¥6,800 on September 10, 2001 were scrapped.
The final build of the game was leaked on September 9, 2020.
- Kirby standing, facing front (1-3)
- Kirby walking while waving (4-6)
- Kirby sitting (7-9)
- Kirby flying (10-12)
- Kirby waving while flying forward (13-15)
- Kirby holding bomb (16)
- Kirby holding drill (17)
- Waddle Dee (18-20)
- Ribbon flying (21)
- Ribbon sitting, holding crystal shard (22)
- King Dedede (23)
- Adeleine facing front (24)
- Adeleine walking (25)
- Kapar (26)
- Chacha (27)
- Bronto Burt (28)
- Emp (29)
- Whispy Woods (30)
- Flora (31)
- Chilly (32)
- The images on Kirby Family's title screen, as well as the embroidery patterns in the game and the music on the title screen, are all largely based on Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
- Kirby Family is the only cancelled Kirby game to be completely finished (though not manufactured) before cancellation, and the only one to leak online in a playable state.