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71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. 78
    A solid and fun evolution of the HAL platform style, with some clever puzzles and cool new enemies and moves. The multiplayer battle mode's pretty slick, too.
  2. 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.
  3. Thankfully, the difficulty and complexity of the level design improves as the game wears on. Kirby’s ability to endlessly eat and absorb the powers of what he digests is not only enviable, but pretty darn fun in practice.
  4. I cannot recommend this game enough. It's the most fun game experience I've had on the Nintendo DS since the New Super Mario came out. I would even say that this game is a little bit more fun than the latter simply for its unique gameplay and ultra-cool copy abilities.
  5. A decent gaming snack, but Kirby Squeak Squad is unlikely to satisfy those hungry for a challenge.
  6. 70
    It's definitely a great-looking and playing title, but its simplicity might turn off a lot of players.
  7. Those in desperate search of a new platform game after completing New Super Mario Bros. upside down and backwards might get a few hours' respite from this, but otherwise wait until it costs nothing and then buy it for the nephew you gave your old chunky DS when you decide you had to have a Lite, and maybe invest your money in some of the Virtual Console's retro treats instead.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Okay, the story isn’t winning any Pulitzers, but Kirby Squeak Squad will certainly please the kiddies, yet may only whet the palate of those aching for the next great side-scrolling throwback.
  12. games(TM)
    70
    Most notably, the level design in Kirby Mouse Attack is excellent. With three treasure chests to locate in each stage of each world, there is far more complexity here than a simple dash to the far right. In many ways the cavernous level design here is reminiscent of Super Metroid. [Aug 2007, p.112]
  13. Edge Magazine
    70
    Squeak Squad overall is a polished, impeccably designed pushover. [Feb 2007, p.84]
  14. 60
    A cute little game with colorful visuals, wonderful music, and fun gameplay. It's a shame the game is so short (you'll beat it in a day without much of an effort) and that the minigames feel tacked on.
  15. AceGamez
    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.
  16. It saddens me to give a Kirby platformer such a lukewarm review, but Squeak Squad's underused powers, severely obtuse puzzles, and marginal variety sets the series back over a decade.
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    67
    Frankly, playing with the contents of Kirby's tummy will just have you hungry for something of more substance. [Jan. 2007, p.111]
  18. 70
    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.
  19. Nintendo Power
    75
    The good news is that Squeak Squad doesn't need a whopping dose of DS innovation or pretty environments to make it enjoyable--it's a big, midly challenging adventure with gobs of gameplay variety and replay value. [Feb. 2007, p.93]
  20. Virtually every Kirby game since the original has had some kind of feature to add some depth, but there’s nothing like that here. Without that hook, Squeak Squad is a gussied-up throwback to the original NES game, that just doesn’t hold up today, but should be a hit with the little ones.
  21. 60
    While this game is perfect for kids who are just getting introduced to platformers, it may be a little too easy for veterans.
  22. 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.
  23. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    70
    While Mouse Attack is a fun, if slightly short-lived, platformer, Kirby has taken a small step backwards after the clever and innovative "Canvas Curse." [July 2007, p.84]
  24. Nintendo Gamer
    56
    Nintendo's autopilot platformer: fun, familiar, predictable, silly and brain-sappingly simple. At the end of the day, not terrible. Just massively underwhelming. [JPN Import; January 2007, p.74]
  25. 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.
  26. While Kirby Squeak Squad doesn’t really revolutionize the franchise it still does its job of adding a few new elements to the entry platformer for the younger crowd (or those young at heart).
  27. A great return to the formula that helped the series to gain the popularity it has to this date. While the adventure isn’t long, it is definitely fun to play through a couple more times.
  28. 70
    While the game can be enjoyable, it is far too easy for the average gamer and far more suited to a younger audience.
  29. 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.

Awards & Rankings

25
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#17 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
30
#30 Most Shared DS Game of 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  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"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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 21, 2018
    8
    Kirby Squeak Squad is by far one of the best entries in the Kirby series, providing yet another wholesome Kirby experience while also addingKirby Squeak Squad is by far one of the best entries in the Kirby series, providing yet another wholesome Kirby experience while also adding some welcome additions to the game. Kirby Squeak Squad plays over 8 different worlds providing over 40 levels of gameplay. In each level, there are multiple treasure chest you can find and if you finish the level with them you will unlock new items that can be seen on the level select screen. These items vary between music sheets, different colours for Kirby, and extra abilities for Kirby's different copy forms. Kirby Squeak Squad adds 5 new copy abilities which are the Animal, Bubble, Ghost, Metal, and Triple Star. Each of these new copy abilities is interesting and are a wonderful addition to the already stellar roster. The game does not provide much difficulty although some may consider it somewhat more difficult than other games in the Kirby series because of the lack of companions. Kirby does not have the ability to have companions in this game, therefore, for each battle, Kirby is all alone. Squeak Squad does, however, add an inventory that serves as being able to carry around healing items and transformation items so that they can be used at a later point. The soundtrack is pleasant just like other Kirby games and the atmosphere is beautiful and very well done. Kirby Squeak Squad mixes up the formula of the series enough to be an absolute enjoyment to play, it may not take you to long to complete the game but with the abundance of collectibles completing the game fully will take some time, luckily each part of the game is so well-developed that it never feels like a chore even if you have to backtrack to a previous level.

    Cons
    No companion system
    Game may feel lacking in content for those who don't care about collectibles
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  3. Oct 4, 2017
    2
    - A game made with recycled sprites and music of Amazing Mirror.
    - Some stages were lazy and not challenging.
    - The plot was pointless -
    - A game made with recycled sprites and music of Amazing Mirror.
    - Some stages were lazy and not challenging.
    - The plot was pointless
    - The final boss is extra easy in comparison of the other entries.

    Conclusion: If you want to experience a good DS Kirby game, I recommend to play Super Star Ultra.
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