Stop to think about it long enough, and it's hard to avoid reaching the conclusion that Kirby is an eldritch nightmare the likes of which H.P Lovecraft would have been proud. Possessed as he is of a voracious appetite and a seemingly endless maw, he inhales all those who stand in the way and takes their very essence for his own. He's the quintessential soul eater.

The only thing that's ever passed Kirby's lips and given him pause, in fact, is the super spicy curry, an in-game item that makes him spew fireballs across the screen. While I can't lay claim to having consumed anyone's soul recently, I did at least give a recipe for the super spicy curry a whirl. You can see how I got on in the video below and, if you feel like whipping up a batch yourself, the recipe is posted below that.

Kirby's super spicy curry

Ingredients

1 onion

5 cloves of garlic

2 carrots

1 good sized potato

600ml vegetable or chicken stock

2 tablespoons of plain flour

1 tablespoon curry powder (I used madras)

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

2 teaspoons honey

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

Method

Dice the onion and garlic, then fry in a little vegetable oil for a few minutes.

Add the carrot and potato, then cover and sweat over a low heat for ten minutes or so, until softened.

Add the flour and curry powder, stir to coat and cook for a further minute.

Gradually add the stock, stirring as you go to make a smooth sauce. Don't worry at this point if it seems thin.

Add the soy sauce and honey, bring to the boil and simmer for half an hour.

Stir in the garam masala, take off the heat and serve over rice.

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Johnny Chiodini

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Johnny is one quarter of the Eurogamer video team - specifically the part that looks like it comes from East London. He loves pen and paper role playing games, his dog Watson, and pretty much any video game with a bit of grimdark to it. You are almost certainly pronouncing his surname incorrectly.