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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 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
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  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. A solid, easy platformer that's colorful, fun, and full of variety. Kids and casual players should love it, but hardcore players may gulp it all down too fast and be left hungry for more.
  5. 70
    Stomach issues and assumption of Japanese linguistic ability aside, however, Squeak Squad is the most complete conventional Kirby side-scroller in some time. Yes, it may not be a "killer app" like Canvas Curse, but it's not trying to be.
  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 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 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 original concepts i've seen. A good DS game that will entertain you till the heart. Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2012
    8
    I quite enjoyed this one, along with Amazing Mirror. This game brought back nostalgia even though it was a new release. It went back to the old style while introducing a new fresh story and some new abilities. Expand
  3. 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, 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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