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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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  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  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. Mar 1, 2017
    10
    At Last! This Game Is Finally My Favorite Game Of All Time! I Cannot Wait To Get It For My Birthday In 2017, This Is Definetely One Of TheAt Last! This Game Is Finally My Favorite Game Of All Time! I Cannot Wait To Get It For My Birthday In 2017, This Is Definetely One Of The Best Of The Kirby Franchise! Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2019
    10
    This is one of the best Kirby games HAL ever made, the puzzles are complex, the new mechanics are soo awesome, and the new copyThis is one of the best Kirby games HAL ever made, the puzzles are complex, the new mechanics are soo awesome, and the new copy abilities...well so many stuff that Planet Robobot have...ill say that the Story is more complex than other Kirby games my score for it is 10 out of 10. 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. Sep 6, 2019
    9
    Kirby: Planet Robobot takes a lot of the good work of Kirby: Triple Deluxe and adds a mechanised spark to proceedings. The addition of KirbyKirby: Planet Robobot takes a lot of the good work of Kirby: Triple Deluxe and adds a mechanised spark to proceedings. The addition of Kirby in a mech is good, silly fun, and there's pleasing variety to stage designs - HAL is on good form here, with puzzles and vehicular sections in particular that enhance the overall experience. The Story Mode itself is excellent, and the extra minigames then give players more to do, not to mention the task of finding and unlocking all of the items (and stickers) in the campaign to get that 100% completion statistic.

    There's a lot of Kirby for your money here, and the pink fluffball is at the top of his game.
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  6. Mar 4, 2017
    9
    Being my first actual Kirby game, I have to say this really had me in for a surprise. When I first got this I was expecting it to be justBeing my first actual Kirby game, I have to say this really had me in for a surprise. When I first got this I was expecting it to be just okay, maybe even a little good. I was blown away with how pure fun it actually came out to be, though. The Robobot mechanic is pretty cool, and the game offers plenty of fun and unique copy abilities useful for several scenarios. Good music, too, along with some genuine challenges. The several game modes offered are great pastimes when not participating in the Story, and I even found myself having fun with local multiplayer in the Heroes mode. One thing I might note about the story though is that, while I know Kirby games may not be the most heavy in stories, the ending was a bit too far fetched for my liking, jumping to the climax of the story really quick. However, that's nothing to bother me from acknowledging the game for what it is and what it tries to be. TL;DR, get this game! It's a great introduction to the Kirby franchise and it's insanely fun! 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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