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  • Summary: Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop brutal invaders from mechanizing Kirby's home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this action-platformer. That's right—Kirby's RobobotHarness the power of a mysterious mech to stop brutal invaders from mechanizing Kirby's home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this action-platformer. That's right—Kirby's Robobot Armor can shape-shift into different modes by scanning enemies to copy their moves—like the new Jet Mode. Not to mention, Kirby can copy abilities the old-fashioned way too—by inhaling them! After saving the world, team up with three friends to defeat foes in Team Kirby Clash, an RPG-styled 4-player brawl where you choose from varied roles and level them up. [Nintendo.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. Aug 12, 2016
    100
    It’s not the most difficult of games, as Kirby titles generally aren’t, but it is enormous fun, and up there as one of my all-time favourite 3DS titles.
  2. May 26, 2016
    90
    A charming, fast and original 2d platform, pretty to see and enjoyable to play.
  3. Jun 24, 2016
    90
    Kirby: Planet Robobot sets a new gold standard in a franchise already renowned for excellent platforming.
  4. May 25, 2016
    80
    In spite of the recycled, hence reliable machinery, Kirby: Planet Robobot is simply mecha powerful.
  5. Jun 23, 2016
    80
    In all, there’s a surprising amount of content, but it’s only the story mode that’s worth playing.
  6. Jun 3, 2016
    80
    Like its iconic hero, Planet Robobot is light and airy, and a little on the short side, but it takes such a range of forms that it always feels fresh and new.
  7. Power Unlimited
    Jun 22, 2016
    53
    Planet Robobot is decently made but leans way too much on it’s predecessor Triple Deluxe (and every other Kirby platformer) to keep us interested. Time for something new. [July 2016 / page 070]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Feb 5, 2018
    10
    Kirby Planet Robobot follows very closely to Triple Deluxe and many parallels can be drawn between the two games. Planet Robobot takes on aKirby Planet Robobot follows very closely to Triple Deluxe and many parallels can be drawn between the two games. Planet Robobot takes on a similar visual style and we see the return of the duel plain level layout that Triple Deluxe had. But while Planet Robobot takes a lot from Triple Deluxe, it also throws in a few new ideas. The biggest one being the new Robobot Armor that Kirby can ride, which essentially replaces the Hypernova from Triple Deluxe. The Robobot Armor is capable of heavy damage on both enemies and even the environment in some cases and can also copy certain abilities of enemies. And I think it's an awesome feature. On top of normal puzzle rooms that the Kirby series is good with, the Robobot Armor opens up new ideas for new puzzles. However the Robobot Armor can only have a certain amount of abilities and they aren't as diverse as Kirby with said powers, but they are capable of solving unique puzzles. On the topic of copy abilities, the line up in this game is really great, mixing in the series staples such as Fire, Ice, Sword and Beam, adding in new ones such as ESP, Doctor and Poison and reviving some old abilities not seen in a long time, such as Jet, a revamped Smash ability and my personal second favorite of all time, Mirror. The world themes were pretty awesome as well and the added robotic appearance each world had made the areas look really nice. While the main game won't take that long (if you're really dedicated to it), the amount of stuff to do afterwards still makes up for it. The game still isn't that hard either, but the Kirby gameplay itself more than makes up for it in my opinion. So overall, I really loved this game. While generally easy, it's still a fantastic Kirby game with an awesome new feature, an amazing set of copy abilities and classic fun stuff to do when the story is all said and done. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    After many years of simple Kirby platformers. This game changes everything and and to me is yet the kirby game i would reccomend to almost anyAfter many years of simple Kirby platformers. This game changes everything and and to me is yet the kirby game i would reccomend to almost any gamer. This game has a ton of content to reach 100%. This
    Game also has more of a plot than most other kirby games in recent times. The visuals are outstanding for a 3ds game and is one of the only 3ds games to make the 3d feature work very well. This game has gotten every positive from recent games to make this game the absolute best experience from start to finish
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  3. Feb 11, 2022
    10
    one of the best kirby games ever made. giving kirby a huge robot was a fantastic idea. now give him a gun
  4. Aug 11, 2016
    9
    This is the best Kirby game of all-time.

    When Kirby is in a mech it feels so awesome to punch and crush the bigger enemies that you
    This is the best Kirby game of all-time.

    When Kirby is in a mech it feels so awesome to punch and crush the bigger enemies that you normally couldn't!

    There's really glorious music and a whimsical atmosphere for each unique level.

    The collecting of stickers is a lot of fun but I wish more could be attached to the mech...

    Play immediately.
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  5. Jul 6, 2016
    9
    Kirby: Planet Robobot introduces mech suits and new, dynamic powers. What's not to like?

    The addition of the robot suits in Kirby is
    Kirby: Planet Robobot introduces mech suits and new, dynamic powers. What's not to like?

    The addition of the robot suits in Kirby is probably the most refreshing mechanic in a Kirby game that I’ve seen in some time. Jumping into the suit makes Kirby an absolute powerhouse. Every ability can be used in the robot suit, giving a whole new dimension to the combat and puzzle solving. Some puzzles can only be solved with a combination of the suit and a specific power, making puzzles much more enjoyable and dynamic.

    One of the biggest complaints I’ve had about Kirby games is that many of the powers have been one-dimensional. As an example, the Beam power has been around forever and the only thing you could do with it is create an arching beam “sword” against enemies. Now, in this new game, almost every ability has several different styles. From shooting up or at an angle or to creating a new effect while having full health (like Zelda’s sword beam), each new ability really shows off better combat capabilities for a more dynamic sense of play. In the Robot suit, instead of Electric powered Kirby shooting off an electric aura like Blanka from Street Fighter, the Robot suit shoots off bouncing balls of electricity. On top of that, most abilities also have alternate modes of fire, like being able to charge up a shot to do more damage.

    Planet Robobot really shows off in the collectibles department. Each level has hidden code cubes you gather by solving gradually tougher puzzles throughout the game. Each level has a set number of cubes and if you collect all of them in an area, a new EX level opens, giving the player a more difficult but ultimately fun challenge. Alongside the code cubes, players also collect stickers throughout each level. Most common stickers act on a seemingly RNG mechanic and certain levels will contain hard to find gold stickers which are usually rarer designs. Ultimately, all the stickers did was change the look of your robot suit and did nothing in the way of stats, making them seemingly useless. However, for the true collector, it gives a solid incentive to go back through levels and collect more stickers.

    The developers out-did themselves on level and enemy design in this game. Each level felt different and dynamic. There were times where most of the level I would run through using the robot to smash enemies and other times I would be using it to carefully solve puzzles. Most times, the levels were split between a foreground and a background area that you could jump between to progress or collect items and it really busted up the monotony of typical side scrolling games. Some of the more memorable levels had Kirby transform into a car to traverse the level or flying areas where Kirby would change into a plane and fight flying enemies and bosses. Bosses and sub-bosses were even dynamically fresh with multiple phases, attack patterns and arena changes. At one point you could be fighting a boss in a flat 2D environment and the next phase you could be dodging projectiles in a 3D circle while the boss tries to stomp on you. It made for a great use of the 3DS mechanics while still keeping the style of Kirby intact.

    Of course, many of Kirby’s old pals and enemies are back for the ride like Meta Knight and King Dedede but it also brought in some pretty cool antagonists and frenemies The antagonists were interesting though sparsely used. After beating the game, there are several different endings depending on the amount of code cubes you’ve collected, all culminating in some truly epic boss battles. Even after beating the fairly lengthy main story, there are a good chunk of mini-games and side missions including a boss arena, a time-attack mode, a 3D puzzler and a 4-player Monster Hunter styled adventure game, pitting you and 3 other Kirby's against bosses with huge health bars. Players can level up in this mode and use different Kirby forms such as Swords, Hammer, Healing and Magic to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible, making this one of my favorite mini-games in ANY Kirby game to date.

    Overall, the new Kirby: Planet Robobot is a fantastic title for Nintendo and their 3DS system. I found hours and hours of new things to do or collect without ever really feeling any kind of repetitive gameplay. With the addition of robot suits, new abilities, engaging boss battles and levels, the game really shows its strength in versatility. I haven’t played a Kirby game in some time due to stale gameplay but Planet Robobot showed me that Kirby and friends are still just as awesome as they ever were.
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    Score: 9/10
    + Robot Suit
    + Fresh new Skills and developed abilities
    + Dynamic Boss fights and Level design
    + Great blend of platforming and puzzles
    + Fun collection elements
    - Sticker collection felt useless

    Recommended for Kirby fans of every age or for fans of platforming/puzzle games and collection mechanics.
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  6. Dec 4, 2018
    9
    Игра хорошая. Но проблема игры это балансировка сложности, всю игру проходишь не напрягаясь а финальный босс трудный.Игра хорошая. Но проблема игры это балансировка сложности, всю игру проходишь не напрягаясь а финальный босс трудный.
  7. Jun 24, 2016
    3
    This is one of the best kirby games I've played. The level design is great and the robot armor makes the game a lot of fun. This is a veryThis is one of the best kirby games I've played. The level design is great and the robot armor makes the game a lot of fun. This is a very solid platform that anyone can enjoy Expand

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