Kirby Does His Taxes

Kirby Does His Taxes

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Kirby Does His Taxes refers to a fictional video game in which the character Kirby by Nintendo performs the mundane task of doing his taxes. Since the idea appeared on Tumblr in early 2017, it has become a joke in the Nintendo fandom.


On March 27th, 2017, Tumblr user shadowsaregrey[1] published a text post that read:

"weird thing about kirby is that nintendo could make a game about anything with kirby in it and i still wouldn’t be mad.
kirby is just good.
like if there was a game about kirby doing his taxes i would play it and even if it’s bad because how could you be mad at kirby."

The following day, user sn0wbro[2] reblogged the post with an image of box art for a fake Nintendo game called Kirby Does His Taxes for the Nintendo 3DS. The post has gained over 58,000 notes (shown below).

weird thing about kirby is that nintendo could make a game about anything with kirby in it and stil wouldn't be mad. kirby is just good like if there was a game about kirby doing his taxes i would play it and even if it's bad because how could you be mad at kirby amiibo Does His Taxes RYON Playable in 2D and 3D.30 made for ages 7+ See back ESRB


In the week after the post spread on Tumblr, it began spreading to other sites as well. On April 4th, 2017, a screenshot of the thread was posted to /r/tumblr,[3] gaining over 470 upvotes. The same screenshot was also posted to iwastesomuchtime.[4] Artwork devoted to the concept appeared on Drawception[5] on April 12th, 2017 (shown below).


Over the course of the following months, the joke was presented in various iterations online, particularly during E3 2017. On June 13th, 2017, Twitter user @Sn0wy[5] posted a photoshopped variation of the original picture, making it appear as though Nintendo had announced Kirby Does His Taxes Deluxe (shown below, left). The following day, Twitter user @SuperBluey2749 uploaded a logo for a game called Kirby Does His Taxes 2 (shown below, right).

Does His Taxes DELUXE EVERYONE it is i, the super loooooooooong blu... Follow @SuperBluey2749 Coming soon for the Switch.. DOES HIS TAXES

The popularity of the parody led to a Mario parody called "Mario Does His Taxes" that spread online shortly after the Kirby variant was first posted. For example the Mario edit was posted to Instagram by user grandpa.died.last.week[6] on April 11th, 2017 (shown below).

Mario Does His TAXES

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[1] Tumblr – shadowsaregrey

[2] Tumblr – sn0wbro

[3] /r/tumblr – Kirby does his taxes

[4] iwastesomuchtime – Kirby does his taxes

[5] Drawception – The new Kirby game: Kirby does his taxes

[6] Instagram – grandpa.died.last.week

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HAL. You just made a game where Kirby defeated a evil, psychotic, planet plundering tycoon.

You now know what you need to do to follow it up: Have Kirby fight a dark, corrupted syndicate of tax collectors.


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