Born in the RSR I've never played a kirby game in my life, but eating your enemies does sound more bad-ass than anything Duke Nukem ever did.
hammsangwich You need to play Kirby. I played the shit out of it on Gameboy. The NES version is about the same except a little harder.
cognitivedissonance The cross-cultural marketing of Kirby is an interesting historical finagle. Do a Google search on the Japanese cover art for the Kirby series, then do a Google search on the American cover art for the Kirby series. The consistent difference is in the eyes... American Kirby always has "badass" eyes. Japanese Kirby is just adorably vacuous.
poorwill Play Kirby's Dreamland 3 (SNES). Best game ever.