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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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  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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  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  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. Jan 9, 2017
    10
    Very original game. Full of ideas and refinements from classic 2D platforming heritage. I strongly recommend it. If that alone isn’t enough,Very original game. Full of ideas and refinements from classic 2D platforming heritage. I strongly recommend it. If that alone isn’t enough, then there are some excellent platforming challenges, some genuinely brilliant puzzles (especially if you aim to collect all of the semi-optional Code Cubes hidden around the levels) and the series’ trademark fantastic music and adorable cast and level design. It also has one of the best final levels I’ve played in years. Expand
  3. Dec 1, 2017
    10
    This one of these games you look back on in life, and you think of a simpler time. Where you didn't want to **** die, constantly, all the damnThis one of these games you look back on in life, and you think of a simpler time. Where you didn't want to **** die, constantly, all the damn time, because this cute little pinkball was there for you. He made you smile throughout your 20(? can't remember, maybe longer) hr long adventure. I love Kirby. I'll admit it. If there was any fictional character i would want to spent the rest of my life with-it would probably be Kirby. This game is fun, I would highly recommend it to absolutely anyone. Because Kirby doesn't care who you are. He loves you no matter what. Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2016
    9
    Well I think that the idea of this game is bland but the gameplay isn't bad or the controls. It improved from triple deluxe and this game isWell I think that the idea of this game is bland but the gameplay isn't bad or the controls. It improved from triple deluxe and this game is amazing! Buy it now! Expand
  5. May 20, 2018
    9
    el juego peca de ser muy fácil pero nada mas opuesto ya que si representa un verdadero reto sacar el 100 % del juego osea que el juego queel juego peca de ser muy fácil pero nada mas opuesto ya que si representa un verdadero reto sacar el 100 % del juego osea que el juego que tiene un gran valor de re jugabilidad Expand
  6. Dec 18, 2016
    9
    This game made me smile the moment I turned it on and saw the title screen and heard the theme. Although closely related to previous titleThis game made me smile the moment I turned it on and saw the title screen and heard the theme. Although closely related to previous title Kirby: Triple Deluxe in terms of gameplay style, I still highly recommend you give this game a go! The Robobot armor made the game have a new feel to it and had quite a few inventive ideas to it. The graphics were also beautiful. YAY NINTENDO!! :D Expand
  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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