Kirby's back and ready for a bellyful of adventure as he takes on a diabolical band of thieves called the Squeaks. Players can expect all the floating, jumping and battling of a classic Kirby game, but now they can even mix abilities and recovery items using the touch screen. With more than 25 upgradeable abilities, including new ones like Animal and Bubble, Kirby will have the tools he needs to defeat his toughest foes yet. The abilities themselves now affect the environment as well as foes. Players burn trees and grasses with the Fire Ability or freeze water with the Ice Ability as they hunt down every last treasure chest in eight huge worlds. Tons of unlockables await, from music tracks to Kirby colors to secret stages and abilities, so players must explore every nook and cranny. This game also features three multiplayer sub-games for up to four players, either via DS Download Play or Multicard LAN play. Players test their reaction speed in Speedy Teatime, bump and battle in Smash Ride and aim for snacks in Treasure Shot.
Platforms: 3DS (reviewed on New 3DS) Publisher: Nintendo Developer: HAL Laboratory Disclosure: Review copy provided by the publisher. The Case: Kirby has been around for 24 years now. He's always been in solid games, and it wouldn't be a lie to say Kirby games have been more technically impressive than Mario's games, thanks in no small part to the genius of the late Satoru Iwata. However, Kirby's games have never really had that fun factor found in the plumber's games. Whatever the fun factor was that had been missing, HAL Laboratory seems to have found it in these last two years and put their own spin on it. Kirby: Planet Robobot is the all around best Kirby game and it starts with the visuals. Obviously, there's only so much one... Read Review