Kirby & the Amazing Mirror Image

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  • Summary: Once again, Kirby must save the kingdom from evil. But this time he'll need some backup. As Kirby, you can call up one of four alter egos for help during your quest. Each character features new copy abilities that range from arrow-shooting to melee moves. Practice your skills in new side games, such as Crackity Hack and Speed Eaters. In addition to new abilities and subgames, Kirby & the Amazing Mirror also introduces new multiplayer modes. Expand
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  1. Kirby & The Amazing Mirror may star a cute little ball of fluff and his doppelgangers, but it's still a fantastic game following in the footsteps of such classics as the Mario and Zelda adventures.
  2. The gameplay is fun and addictive, making it well worth your time even if the cute visuals aren't your thing. It could have been a bit longer, but all-in-all, it's a great addition to anyone's library.
  3. It's a shame that the bosses require little more thought than simply chucking back what they throw at you, and it hardly qualifies as a platformer at times when you can just fly everywhere.
  4. 80
    It's nice to see such an ambitious world presented with beautifully-animated 2D graphics and in such an uncomplicated manner: no tutorials or cinemas or dialogue, just pure platforming and exploration.
  5. A good time for sure, but nothing to rock the average person's socks right off their stinky little feet. [Oct 2004, p.146]
  6. The four Kirbys apsect is also a decent idea: I don't see the need for the forced CPU-controlled allies in single-player mode, but having a multiplayer option is indeed cool. [Dec 2004, p.100]
  7. 60
    A nice diversion, but its clunky progression scheme makes tedious what has been natural for far too long.

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  1. Sep 7, 2011
    Fun game sadly my cartrage resets the game files so all my progress resets. amazing game. i suggest it if you are a gameboy fan. i love it fillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfillerfiller Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2011
    This is one of the great Kirby games in my opinion.It had tons of playable hours and so many places to explore.A must play for any Kirby fan.Had a decent replay value with unlocking all the areas and getting all the treasure chests.Enough to keep you into the game for awhile.The only downside of the game is the easiness of the bosses.Most of them hardly challenge you.You get more of a challenge with the normal areas.A small flaw non the less.The controls are about the same as any other Kirby game and the visuals are bright and colorful.One of my favorite parts is the great soundtracks in the game.It keeps you going through the long time exploring.If you have never played this game before I highly recommend it. Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2011
    This is the best Kirby game on a handheld. It's really long (but not tedious, but it can get tiresome to go back through worlds to get Mirror Shards) and fun. I just wish it was a little bit more challenging and the partner Kirbys AI wasn't so dumb. Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2011
    It's not innovative and it doesn't support the GBA wireless adapter, however, The Amazing Mirror is still fantastic and has tons of power-ups, level designs, and multiplayer value. Expand
  5. May 1, 2011
    When you're not playing a port of Mario or Zelda, try Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, a subtle, but fantastic looking platformer for the GBA. Pros: Excellent visuals and control; the best 2-D platformer starring the pink puff ball; four Kirby formula actually works. Cons: Repetitious backtracking and mini-games; no support for the Wireless Adapter. Expand
  6. Jan 15, 2012
    Kirby and the Amazing Mirror is a Kirby platformer that applies the "Four Swords" formula to its gameplay with four Kirbys in action at once attempting to save the mirror world but you only control the main one. How does this game fare today? Sadly, not very well at all. On the plus side, the game world is a giant labyrinth similar to what you would see in Metroid or Castlevania and quite possibly a direct sequel to "The Great Cave Offensive" that was a part of Kirby Superstar (SNES)/Kirby Superstar Ultra (DS). other good things are minigames, multiplayer support, the great audio and visuals, the abilbity to call the warp star to return you to the lobby or your partners to help out, and finally the large amount of treasures to collect and use. On the negative aspect of things, single player is incredibly bad. A good chunk of areas in the game are tight to navigate and leave you with little to no room for error in avoiding danger and taking damage, You drop your power with only a single hit and with a certain power needed to access certain areas, if you lose it you have to make a tedious trek back to get it again and return to where you needed it without losing it again which gets rather irritating and fast, the respawn rate for enemies in certain areas is kind of absurd and can lead you to getting unfairly sneak attacked or swarmed, the AI partners are completely useless they will either stand by you and do nothing if nothing is on screen, or clumsily chase the nearest enemy in their programmed field of vision taking as much damage from them and terrain hazards as possible in the process, they with rarely ever help you move large boulders by inhaling it with you and they can sometimes push you into traps, terrain hazards, enemies or bottomless holes if you aren't careful or paying enough attention, the large labyrinth-like structure of the levels doesn't lend itself well to a mere six health points per life, even with the large amount of food/lives items and your mostly useless partners you will notice quickly that it does become a noticeable problem especially in more trickier portions of the levels later on. I know I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for this but I honestly don't think this game is that great, there was good intentions and ideas here but some questionable execution of these said ideas lead to just as much benefits as it does problems. There are far better Kirby platforming experiences for portable Nintendo systems out there in my opinion, I'd recommend trying Kirby Superster Ultra and Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland instead of this or try out the brand new Kirby Mass Attack which utilizes the multiple Kirby system in a far more effective and enjoyable manner. Expand

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