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  • Summary: (Also known as "Kirby Mouse Attack" in the UK/EU) Kirby's back and ready for a bellyful of adventure. When someone steals some strawberry shortcake, the pink powerhouse sets out after them, learning new skills. Players can expect all the floating, jumping and battling of a classic Kirby(Also known as "Kirby Mouse Attack" in the UK/EU) Kirby's back and ready for a bellyful of adventure. When someone steals some strawberry shortcake, the pink powerhouse sets out after them, learning new skills. Players can expect all the floating, jumping and battling of a classic Kirby game, but this time, Kirby’s copy abilities have been massively boosted. Not only can players mix and match copy abilities by using the stylus to drag them together inside Kirby's belly (located on the touch screen), but the powers themselves now have the ability to affect the environment, as well as foes. Burn trees and grasses with the Fire ability, freeze water with the Ice ability. In sub-game mode, this game also features multiplayer fun for up to four players, using either Multi-Card or DS Download Play over DS Local Area Network. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    The unique structure of the boss battles, hidden items to find and strategy involved with mixing abilities, managing your inventory - which is effectively Kirby's stomach - and deciding how to take down each enemy really makes Squeak Squad one of the best platform adventures you can find today.
  2. 80
    The only thing we didn't like about Squeak Squad is that it's a tad on the easy side...But there is no denying the ineffable charm of this title.
  3. Though Kirby Squeak Squad rarely finds a way to challenge you, it's a clever and cute enough platformer to recommend to most DS owners.
  4. Frantic battles with thieving rodents conclude each level but soon become repetitive and don't add much to the package. Nor do the small collection of simple multi-player mini-games, which include food gobbling contests and a shooting gallery.
  5. Undoubtedly a fun game. Anyone who has played a Kirby title before will not find anything particularly new here but everything is done in a very inventive and fun way.
  6. It's a well made game from a presentation standpoint, but the bulk of the game is simply far too simple to keep any but the most hardened Kirby fan glued to his or her dual screens.
  7. Kirby manages to star in yet another passable game for a Nintendo system. No, Kirby Squeak Squad isn’t ground-breaking by any means, but hey, you could do a lot worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. ZakB.
    Mar 24, 2007
    10
    This game is so awesome! It has tons of new powers and a funny story. You must master the new powers!
  2. May 2, 2015
    9
    Game: Kirby Squeak Squad
    Genre: Adventure Platformer
    Developer: Nintendo/HAL System: Nintendo DS (NDS) Total Score: 90/100 Value
    Game: Kirby Squeak Squad
    Genre: Adventure Platformer
    Developer: Nintendo/HAL
    System: Nintendo DS (NDS)
    Total Score: 90/100
    Value Score: 9.0/10

    • Story: 8/10
    • Characters: 9/10
    • GamePlay: 9/10
    • Graphics: 10/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 7/10
    • Replay Value: 7/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Dual Screen capability allows the ability to combine abilities and items and hold items/abilities for later which brings a new fresh experience to the series
    +The goal of collecting treasures is both challenging and rewarding due to the fact the contents consist of different rewards such as music test tracks, color changes, special enhancements to abilities, artwork puzzle pieces and even methods of increasing health or unlocking stages
    +Music tracks from previous games are remixed alongside new tracks exclusive to the game
    +Extra mode and Boss Endurance mode are included upon completion thus increasing the replay value of the game
    +Fighting a mini boss at the end of each level is a fresh new feature not seen in previous games
    +A few new abilities do show up alongside some of the most memorable abilities that have not had an appearance in a while

    Cons
    -Stages are easy and short
    -Mini games not as exciting as previous Kirby games
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  3. Nov 9, 2011
    9
    "Kirby Squeak Squad" is very satisfying and enjoyable. The campaign and cutscenes are just terrible, but the gameplay is one of the most"Kirby Squeak Squad" is very satisfying and enjoyable. The campaign and cutscenes are just terrible, but the gameplay is one of the most original concepts i've seen. A good DS game that will entertain you till the heart. Expand
  4. GrantD.
    Apr 1, 2007
    8
    This game is a lot like the games for gameboy advance, it seems like the only difference is the power mixing. It is not the best game I have This game is a lot like the games for gameboy advance, it seems like the only difference is the power mixing. It is not the best game I have ever played but it is enjoyable. Expand
  5. SYC
    Feb 27, 2007
    7
    Highly polished Kirby platformer in the classic sense. Fairly straight forward and easy to beat but it's loaded with secrets and Highly polished Kirby platformer in the classic sense. Fairly straight forward and easy to beat but it's loaded with secrets and it's just so beautifully done that it's hard not to be won over, at least for a while, by the almost disgustingly cute little pink ball that is Kirby. Expand
  6. CalvinDanielson
    Feb 22, 2007
    3
    Only 5 ability combinations, little creativity, and a less than half a day completion (100%) left me sadly disappointed and short $30. You Only 5 ability combinations, little creativity, and a less than half a day completion (100%) left me sadly disappointed and short $30. You would have more fun with amazing mirror than with squeak squad, cause at least that uses creativity. I would recommend renting it, but not buying. Expand
  7. Sep 12, 2011
    2
    A simply generaric platformer. The story is non-existant, so lets not talk about it. The gameplay is bland but you can steal enemy's powers,A simply generaric platformer. The story is non-existant, so lets not talk about it. The gameplay is bland but you can steal enemy's powers, which is only needed for boss fights and to get chests (about 3 per level). Chests are very easy to get and if you get all of them the first time around (which, again, isn't tough, nor are they hidden), the replayability does not exist. The level design nothing out of the extreme ordinary with little variety, the only special things you find in levels are areas to dig and cannons (ripped out of DKC). The "New" thing this time around is the ability to combine powerups that you have stored on the bottom screen (You can really only store 2 if you are getting chests, which is a bad thing). However, the combinations do not make brand new powerups, only other powerups that don't relate to what you combine. That was supposed to be the hook of the game, too bad it sucks. There are also minigames, which are short but sweet, but they don't really fit with kirby, and if they did would still feel tacked on. This game is also very very short, I beat it in a day, which obviously isn't a good thing. I feel the only good thing is the music, very catchy and overall good. But there are very few tracks and they are repeated often. If you're looking for a good game, skip it. If you're looking for a game for your kids or a short platformer for your DS, consider it. Expand

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