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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 mysteriousPink? 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    100
    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
    90
    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
    87
    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. Apr 28, 2014
    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
    80
    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
    80
    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
    60
    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: 52 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. May 6, 2014
    10
    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 theThis 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.
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  2. Oct 4, 2016
    10
    a good game for the 3DS highly entertaining. This game is super fun you guys, new areas, new skills, new bosses, innovative gameplay, I likea good game for the 3DS highly entertaining. This game is super fun you guys, new areas, new skills, new bosses, innovative gameplay, I like this game though as it is a bit short, if there is a 3ds buy this game , very worthy of the money you spent . Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2015
    10
    This game looks absolutely amazing on the New 3DS. Kirby is Kirby and the gameplay is solid throughout. I noticed things started to getThis game looks absolutely amazing on the New 3DS. Kirby is Kirby and the gameplay is solid throughout. I noticed things started to get progressively more difficult around the 30%+ point. Very enjoyable Kirby title and highly recommended. Expand
  4. Dec 28, 2015
    9
    This game does the Kirby franchise justice; in fact, it's amazing how many familiar game play mechanics are explored and even improved in thisThis game does the Kirby franchise justice; in fact, it's amazing how many familiar game play mechanics are explored and even improved in this game. Kirby Triple Deluxe's strength is it's brilliant level design which provides new, fun and unique ways of utilizing the 3DS's features throughout the entire game. It's a very unique platformer which combines platforming, puzzle solving, and combat into a very engaging series of levels. The art in this game is gorgeous with the music doing a great job setting a fun and bizarre tone for the game. My only complaint is that the many combat abilities that Kirby has in this game are more for visual appeal, and aren't necessary in completing the levels; there were few instances where a power up actually made boss battles easier. As a side note, the first half of the game has a very casual difficulty level; however, the second half offers an enjoyable challenge with very unique and exciting boss battles. Great game and a must own for 3DS enthusiasts. Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2014
    9
    This game has been nothing but delightful. Everything from the music, to the level design just make me smile. There are plenty ofThis game has been nothing but delightful. Everything from the music, to the level design just make me smile. There are plenty of collectibles, sun-stones and extra levels to unlock Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2014
    8
    This game is amazing. My only gripe with it is that the new rainbow kirby powerup thing isn't really that impressive in practice but mostlyThis game is amazing. My only gripe with it is that the new rainbow kirby powerup thing isn't really that impressive in practice but mostly just looks cool in cutscenes. Also I've never much cared for the level design of kirby, mostly the constant going through doors. I approve of being able to switch between background/foreground though. The issue with the level design is that it is really linear but the way it's designed is more for if it wasn't linear. All of the powerups in this game still earn it a solid 8/10. Kirby does need a hard mode though since it's really too easy for the average gamer. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2014
    6
    This game has fantastic presentation and oozes charm. It's so colourful and cute that it can't help but make you smile.

    That being said the
    This game has fantastic presentation and oozes charm. It's so colourful and cute that it can't help but make you smile.

    That being said the game is also very short, and for most $60 games you are getting far more for your money's worth. Even with the hidden levels it only takes around ten hours to complete, and the difficulty level is set so low (even compared to other Kirby games) that it doesn't offer any real feeling of achievement.
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