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GF Rating
8.4

2697 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun platformer

posted by realdeal44 (CLEVELAND, OH) Nov 13, 2011

Member since Jun 2010

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is a fun little platformer, great if you have kids or you are a Kirby fan. The multiplayer has player 1 basically in control, so make sure whoever is player one is not someone who dies alot. This does make it easier when playing with small kids. As player one goes, the rest go too. So you wont have to wait for stragglers, they will automatically zip over to player one if player one starts moving.
The game has tight controls and fun multiplayer moments. It can also stand on its own as a single player game. Not the most challenging platformer though, it was greared towards the younger crown and the possibility of multiplayer.
Other Wii platformers are better - Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, even New Super Mario Bros Wii. But if you have small kids or you just like Kirby, then this game is for you.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

This is how Kirby was meant to be!

posted by Justsomeguy (DANIELSVILLE, GA) Nov 10, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Kirby is back and better than ever. His old abilities like Needle have come back from the grave, the levels, characters, enemies, and abilities all have beautiful graphic design. The game moves at a very smooth rate, there are 120 energy spheres to collect, and to top it off, the difficulty is very progressive and balanced. It may seem easy at first but the final boss is freaking hard as heck. Kirby's Return to Dreamland is still easy like other kirby games (I beat it in 2 days, and got all energy spheres in 4 days) and some of kirby's techniques have returned, one of which people take for granted... It's a technique that has saved lives and is very second nature, like walking, to most players... Floating. Extra mode from Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland is back, so completists will love going through the game to get a total of 240 energy spheres, going through the game again at half your regular health... And that covers the single player. Now, multiplay is a whole different game out there. You can super inhale other Kirby's to steal their abilities, you can ride other players if your low on health or something like that, you can also super inhale more than one player and fire them like a star or with a star, and there is a little trick you can do with joining in and leaving, and it gets crazy when you have 2 or more players running around at once or making a mad dash towards a single foe just to get its ability. Bandanna Waddle Dee has a spear and is the same when Kirby uses it, Meta Knight has a sword and one extra slash with the multi-sword, can do a shuttle loop, and a head dive like wing ability, and the King is also the same, except that when he throws his hammer he won't lose it 'till the next Bonkers. All in all, this game deserves a perfect 10 and a buy. It's a great game with new abilities and a very good challenge that will keep you busy for a long time to come.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

I LOVE IT!!!!!

posted by SionPhoenix (LIZELLA, GA) Nov 9, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I've been a Kirby fan since Kirby's Dreamland on Nintendo, and this one does not disappoint. First off the graphics are amazing, smoothe and crisp, everything just flows together wonderfully. Second, if anyone has ever played Kirby Superstars on SNES, you'll feel a since of nostalgia, they brought back some of the favorite copy abilities and revamped them considerably. Although they took out some of my personal favorites, :(, I still thoroughly enjoy this game, a definite buy for any Kirby fan, or rent for a good jog of memory.

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