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  • Summary: Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirbys Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. Its a grand new Kirby adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters! When a mysterious being kidnaps King Dedede atop a giant Dreamstalk, only Kirby can save the day! Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling environments while using new and returning copy abilities to defeat enemies. Duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce 4-player battle mode where you fight using a chosen ability like Sword or Ninja. The last Kirby standing reigns supreme. Whether youre new to Kirby or an old fan, the Kirby: Triple Deluxe game offers a triple threat-action, adventure, and a battle mode!

    -Kirby's powerful copy ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform
    -Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling levels
    -Employ new and returning abilities, including:
    -Archer - Kirby wields a bow to strike silently from a distance
    -Beetle - Kirby grabs foes with his horn and slams them into the ground
    -Fire - Kirby can roll into a fireball and scorch through the air
    -Sword - Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword
    -Kirbys new Hypernova ability lets him inhale obstacles and big chunks of levels!
    -Use the Download Play feature to duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce battle mode for up to 4 players! You can also sharpen your skills by playing solo
    -Enjoy a selection of additional game modes including Dededes Drum Dash and Arena
    -Collect hidden keychains in every level, each resembling legacy Kirby characters
    -Unlock improved items and new keychains by using the StreetPass function to tag other players
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    This is one of the best 3DS releases this year, and certainly not a title I’d urge any Nintendo, or old-school action/adventure fan to miss.
  2. May 6, 2014
    The little pink dude does it again. A whole new game with a story mode and two other modes on the side to enjoy. Everything look and feels wonderful. This is a must have on the 3DS.
  3. Apr 28, 2014
    Kirby: Triple Deluxe is an fun and colorful platform. It's pretty easy but well tuned and never frustrating, filled with content, levels and hidden treasure. HAL Laboratory made use of depth in some unique and interesting ways. Too bad the last world is a bit of a let down.
  4. 80
    While there’s a strange absence of online multiplayer in Kirby Fighters and the Hypernova feature feels somewhat underutilized, Triple Deluxe still ends up being an experience overflowing with delicious content to be gobbled up.
  5. May 5, 2014
    The minor melding of the Return to Dreamland structure and the addition of finely tuned extras carries enough weight to make Triple Deluxe a must-have 3DS title for Nintendo loyalists.
  6. Apr 28, 2014
    Even if you tend not to care much about Kirby games – understandably, given how toothless they can be – Triple Deluxe merits attention. Smart level design and a remarkable level of detail make this portable platformer one of Kirby's greatest adventures to date.
  7. Apr 28, 2014
    Kirby Triple Deluxe may look great and has some clever ideas for how to use 3D, but falls into a rut of simple platforming and puzzles that rarely require any thought or skill. I admire that it tries to give us more powers and abilities to play with than ever before, but that empowerment shouldn’t come at the expense of any real difficulty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 6, 2014
    This game is an absolute joy. It's got the charm and wonder of games like K64 and Epic Yarn, without sacrificing the awesome movesets the classic Kirby Super Star introduced. It's simply an enjoyable experience. It takes what Return to Dreamland attempted but really polishes the gameplay elements. Everything melds a lot more harmoniously in this game. The Extra fighter mode is frantic and fun. A good way to ease a Smash appetite a bit until the actual game comes out. You've got unlockable modes that provide some more remix of the main game experience, and extra harder boss rush. Plenty of keychains to collect and enjoyable enough I can see myself replaying it. the MUSIC IS AWESOME. It's also the best looking game on the 3DS hands down. It's lush, uses the 3D amazingly, and with the added layers, really enhances some of the exploration and collection. Kirby games are entry level titles but after 22 years, it's easy to see why he still appeals to so many, young and old.

    The Kirby franchise's mission is that it's completion be accomplished by anyone. It's was to be a great entry level title in an era of really brutal and often non-welcoming NES and gameboy titles. It was pretty revolutionary at the time. However players of all skill levels have enjoyed the series immensely. Kirby games manage to be engaging regardless of their ease for many people. Their charming worlds, the fun and quirky nature of Kirby's powers, and the high quality of it's visuals and music make gamers happy. Kirby really helped me enjoy gaming as a kid. At the time I felt Dreamland was a lot longer and harder than it actually was. Now I can beat the original in 5 minutes top. Still it gave me the confidence to play more single player games on my own. Now I'm a Monster Hunter fanatic and have played a slew of much harder titles, but I still adore the pink puff ball. As a huge fan, I'd say Kirby's Triple Deluxe is amongst my favorite Kirby games. It stand tall and proud beside the Kirby Super Star classic, in my heart.
  2. Jun 30, 2014
    Another installment in one of my favorite franchises of all time that naturally does great as a Kirby game, while bringing new things to the table to make itself unique. If you were on the fence about getting a 3DS all this time for some reason, now is the time to get one.

    Also my score is supposed to say 12/10 but this site won't let me go higher.
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    Kirby Triple Deluxe is a great platformer with amazing gameplay, soundtrack, level design, storyline, extra games, and secrets that will keep you playing for a long time. I recommend this game for any nintendo fan to pick up. Expand
  4. May 15, 2014
    I've never played a Kirby game with the exception of Kirby Air Ride for the Nintendo Gamecube so this experience was very new to me and very enjoyable. The platforming is simple to learn and manages to renew itself with each stage to keep the game feeling fresh. There are numerous abilities to use throughout the game all of which are fun and have multiple moves allowing for a high replay value to try out certain abilities on certain stages. The puzzles in the game aren't too hard or too easy making it enjoyable for all ages. The use of the tilt mechanic is also used well but perhaps the best feature of the game was the use of the background and foreground. Many stages use both areas to maximize game play value and it does a great job with allowing the player the opportunity to interact with both. Key-chains are a great addition that will have any person who likes to beat the game 100% come back over and over again until they get that perfect number. There are also many Sun Stones to collect and some are easily missed adding a degree of difficulty to the game. The multiplayer is a great deal of fun and is reminiscent of Super Smash Bros which is a good thing seeing how Nintendo is releasing the 3DS title soon. Dedede's Drum mini game is fun and challenging and also adds to the game's replay value. Expand
  5. May 14, 2014
    For those looking for the classic Kirby experience Triple Deluxe certainly satisfies. The core gameplay is the same as that we loved and the charm and enjoyment. The Kirby fighters mode was definitely a welcome addition and will hold us over for SSB. Expand
  6. May 3, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. EVERYTHING IS BATMAN!!! and why would Kirby eat a lazer from the final boss level just like WHAT THE F**K WON'T THAT CUT THOUGH HIS F**KING MOUTH and also why can't Kirby just eat a hand and b***h slap the main boss and just say F**k you, You stupid Piece of **** and Game Over and that's how the game should of ended but the game was good so that's it. Expand
  7. Jun 15, 2014
    triple deluxe is far too slow paced and easy to be a real good kirby game.
    It is probably the worst kirby game ever made next to avalanche,
    and avalanche was great by normal game standards.
    the running speed, action speed, and game engine speed in general is laughable and speed is a huge deal.
    just use the wheel for, its a joke how slow it goes. triple deluxe is a kirby game for 3 year old children. almost like the devs thought they had to make a parody of a Kirby game, or thought it was expected of Kirby games to be very slow and easy and overly bright and plasticy (to think there was once a time when kirby games were known for their amazing graphics)

    Although the key-chains and hearts show that the dev's hearts were in the wrong place, the engine's easy and slow game-play really makes it a Kirby game no where near as good as amazing mirror, superstar, or the original dreamland series.

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