Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings
Aug 16, 2012Haters aside, a side-scroller Kirby game is one of the best games available for the N64. As someone with limited experience with the KirbyHaters aside, a side-scroller Kirby game is one of the best games available for the N64. As someone with limited experience with the Kirby franchise, I was really surprised by this game. The power-up system is pretty awesome and the game has decent graphics for a game on this platform. Over, this is an experience worth having.… Full Review »
Apr 28, 2015This is one of the games you would like no matter what other people say. The levels are nice, it makes you feel like looking at them ratherThis is one of the games you would like no matter what other people say. The levels are nice, it makes you feel like looking at them rather than playing. The music is great too. My problem is that the game should've had more worlds. What I hate the most is that some copy abilities get canceled like the Stone, using it on bosses will revert you. Overall, 8.8-9.… Full Review »
Feb 1, 2014Game: Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards
Developer: HAL/Nintendo System: Nintendo 64 (N64) Total Score: 78/100 ValueGame: Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards
System: Nintendo 64 (N64)
Total Score: 78/100
Value Score: 7.8/10
• Story: 8/10
• Characters: 7/10
• GamePlay: 7/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 4/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 7/10
+Combo Abilities and Powers are a nice addition
+Allies having their own portion in the level design is nice and unique
+Crystal Shards add a new level of challenge and may increase length value
+Many old elements from past Kirby titles used which is great for nostalgic fans
+Keeps the same formula in design and UI as past Kirby games.
+Level design is well done
+Bosses have two life bar phases now which add more length to boss fights
+Storyline now is more detailed through cutscenes and characters have more personality shown.
-The lack of some notable abilities is a bit saddening (such as the Hammer and Sword abilities)
-Some of the crystal shards will make you go to another level to achieve a ability instead of being able to get the ability you need in their respected levels - thus causing confusion on which ability you need.
-Enemy characters are bland compared to previous Kirby games.
-Mini boss fights are joke fights with stationary enemies unlike past Kirby games.
-Gameplay and pace feels sluggish compared to past Kirby games.
-Delays on certain ability attacks will leave players frustrated as some can lead to one's death or unnecessary damage… Full Review »