King Dedede was Kirby's main nemesis but it was rather odd that he got left out of the Melee. Espeically considered the guy behind the series was the creator of Kirby. He did make it in finally with Brawl.
I have to say that along with Kirby, he does play very similar to how he is in the games. I recognized most of his moves easily, and knew what they could do.
And just like Bowser, it was pretty rad to get to play as him. Rather than fight another boss battle against them.
His final smash the Waddle Dee Army was pretty lame.