Kirby: Triple Deluxe 3DS

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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: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  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. May 17, 2014
    10
    Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a fantastic entry in the series, with new, unique abilities, interesting bosses, references to older games like TheKirby: Triple Deluxe is a fantastic entry in the series, with new, unique abilities, interesting bosses, references to older games like The Amazing Mirror,and Return To Dreamland, with interesting collectibles and amazing challenges. The bosses were interesting and had the return of old bosses like Kracko, (spoilers) Masked Dedede, and Dark Meta Knight. The mini games are amazing, with Kirby Fighters, combining Smash Bros with Kirby, Dedede's Drum Bash, a well done rhythm game, Dedede's Tour, which gave players the chance to play as King Dedede, and both The Arena/ True Arena. With great music that will be remembered for years after the games released, and though getting 100% is not worth it in my opinion, being a remake of the Kirby Master video from Return To Dreamland, it is still a great game in the series. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2015
    10
    Fantastic addition to the Kirby collection. Kirby is back and ready for fun, the 3D is awesome on Triple Deluxe. This game can be enjoyed byFantastic addition to the Kirby collection. Kirby is back and ready for fun, the 3D is awesome on Triple Deluxe. This game can be enjoyed by all ages and by all types of gamers. Kirby can do it all, Kirby can be easy or hard, and Triple Deluxe has something for everyone. This is one of the best games on the 3DS, cant wait for more. Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2016
    9
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  5. Sep 4, 2014
    9
    Game was entertaining and kirby was too cuuuuuuuute. each level was fun to play and the new power ups were good. But the total story level wasGame was entertaining and kirby was too cuuuuuuuute. each level was fun to play and the new power ups were good. But the total story level was short and the game was too easy that it is hard to die. but with addition game modes, i'll give this game a 9/10. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    8
    Kirby Triple Deluxe é fofo, gordo e divertido. Se você consegue deixar de lado a falta de dificuldade, pela fofice extrema, esse é o seu jogoKirby Triple Deluxe é fofo, gordo e divertido. Se você consegue deixar de lado a falta de dificuldade, pela fofice extrema, esse é o seu jogo 2D definitivo para 3DS 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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