Kirby: Mass Attack DS

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 55
  2. Negative: 3 out of 55
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  1. Feb 27, 2013
    5
    This game is another Kirby game i dislike. Kirby Mass Attack was Boring and was a horrible game. No powerups and stupid story. i really think there are many other kirby games that are better
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    7
    You just might find it to be very addicting as you control up to 10 Kirbys to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. If you are a fan of Kirby then you should play this.
  3. Nov 29, 2011
    9
    Kirby fans, don't overlook this game because of Return to Dreamland or because you don't like the concept. I nearly made that mistake but decided to buy it and I'm really glad I did. In my opinion this is one of the best Kirby games since SuperStar. An evil magician shows up and splits Kirby into 10. You begin each world as one kirby and have to gather fruit to create more. Some items andKirby fans, don't overlook this game because of Return to Dreamland or because you don't like the concept. I nearly made that mistake but decided to buy it and I'm really glad I did. In my opinion this is one of the best Kirby games since SuperStar. An evil magician shows up and splits Kirby into 10. You begin each world as one kirby and have to gather fruit to create more. Some items and levels can only be accessed if you have a certain number of kirbies so collecting fruit and getting your army of pink puffballs to 10 is always the first priority in a world. The control is actually a lot better than I thought it'd be. It's easy to guide all your kirbys to where you want them to be and only very occasionally (usually in the levels with water) will any get left behind. The graphics are really nice to look at and the music is some of the best the series has had. While there are only four worlds (five if you count the final boss's stage) each level has its own uniqpe gimmick so the gameplay never gets old. For example, in the Dedede resort world, there's a level where you're being chased by an ice dragon and another where you have to go through an abandoned pirate ship. In one world, a bonus level switch is abducted by aliens so you have to go through several levels in space to get it back. So there's plenty of stage variety. There are plenty of bosses and unlike kirby tradition, they rarely repeat. You'll be fighting a brand new boss after the majority of levels. Collecting medals will unlock minigames, and some of these are great fun. Like a vertical scrolling shooter where you have to take down bosses from Kirby's adventure on the NES. These minigames are filled with nods to other kirby media (even the anime) that long time fans will notice and smile at. Over all I give Mass attack a 9. It's very nearly perfect but those occasional moments where one kirby gets left behind and you have to try and get him back on track without making all the other kirbies follow him can get annoying. Collapse

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#6 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011
#10 Most Shared DS Game of 2011
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Jan 17, 2012
    80
    Nintendo gives you a very clever mixture of classic 2D-jump´n´run and Pikmin. Who could say no to such a combination?
  2. Dec 22, 2011
    80
    The selection is definitely more hit than miss, although there are a few stinkers.
  3. Dec 16, 2011
    85
    Its over-the-top cuteness can sometimes be out of place, but Kirby Mass Attack is surely a fun, addictive and immensely enjoyable game.