Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  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. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Squeak Squad overall is a polished, impeccably designed pushover. [Feb 2007, p.84]
  17. 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]
  18. A decent gaming snack, but Kirby Squeak Squad is unlikely to satisfy those hungry for a challenge.
  19. 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).
  20. 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]
  21. 70
    While the game can be enjoyable, it is far too easy for the average gamer and far more suited to a younger audience.
  22. 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]
  23. 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.
  24. Frankly, playing with the contents of Kirby's tummy will just have you hungry for something of more substance. [Jan. 2007, p.111]
  25. 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]
  26. 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.
  27. 70
    It's definitely a great-looking and playing title, but its simplicity might turn off a lot of players.
  28. 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.
  29. 60
    While this game is perfect for kids who are just getting introduced to platformers, it may be a little too easy for veterans.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User 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"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. 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 theI 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. Full Review »
  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,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. Full Review »