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  • Summary: Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirbys Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. Its a grand new Kirby adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters! When a mysteriousPink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirbys Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. Its a grand new Kirby adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters! When a mysterious being kidnaps King Dedede atop a giant Dreamstalk, only Kirby can save the day! Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling environments while using new and returning copy abilities to defeat enemies. Duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce 4-player battle mode where you fight using a chosen ability like Sword or Ninja. The last Kirby standing reigns supreme. Whether youre new to Kirby or an old fan, the Kirby: Triple Deluxe game offers a triple threat-action, adventure, and a battle mode!

    -Kirby's powerful copy ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform
    -Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling levels
    -Employ new and returning abilities, including:
    -Archer - Kirby wields a bow to strike silently from a distance
    -Beetle - Kirby grabs foes with his horn and slams them into the ground
    -Fire - Kirby can roll into a fireball and scorch through the air
    -Sword - Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword
    -Kirbys new Hypernova ability lets him inhale obstacles and big chunks of levels!
    -Use the Download Play feature to duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce battle mode for up to 4 players! You can also sharpen your skills by playing solo
    -Enjoy a selection of additional game modes including Dededes Drum Dash and Arena
    -Collect hidden keychains in every level, each resembling legacy Kirby characters
    -Unlock improved items and new keychains by using the StreetPass function to tag other players
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    100
    This is one of the best 3DS releases this year, and certainly not a title I’d urge any Nintendo, or old-school action/adventure fan to miss.
  2. May 6, 2014
    90
    The little pink dude does it again. A whole new game with a story mode and two other modes on the side to enjoy. Everything look and feels wonderful. This is a must have on the 3DS.
  3. Apr 28, 2014
    87
    Kirby: Triple Deluxe is an fun and colorful platform. It's pretty easy but well tuned and never frustrating, filled with content, levels and hidden treasure. HAL Laboratory made use of depth in some unique and interesting ways. Too bad the last world is a bit of a let down.
  4. Apr 28, 2014
    80
    While there’s a strange absence of online multiplayer in Kirby Fighters and the Hypernova feature feels somewhat underutilized, Triple Deluxe still ends up being an experience overflowing with delicious content to be gobbled up.
  5. May 5, 2014
    80
    The minor melding of the Return to Dreamland structure and the addition of finely tuned extras carries enough weight to make Triple Deluxe a must-have 3DS title for Nintendo loyalists.
  6. Apr 28, 2014
    80
    Even if you tend not to care much about Kirby games – understandably, given how toothless they can be – Triple Deluxe merits attention. Smart level design and a remarkable level of detail make this portable platformer one of Kirby's greatest adventures to date.
  7. Apr 28, 2014
    60
    Kirby Triple Deluxe may look great and has some clever ideas for how to use 3D, but falls into a rut of simple platforming and puzzles that rarely require any thought or skill. I admire that it tries to give us more powers and abilities to play with than ever before, but that empowerment shouldn’t come at the expense of any real difficulty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. May 6, 2014
    10
    This game is an absolute joy. It's got the charm and wonder of games like K64 and Epic Yarn, without sacrificing the awesome movesets theThis game is an absolute joy. It's got the charm and wonder of games like K64 and Epic Yarn, without sacrificing the awesome movesets the classic Kirby Super Star introduced. It's simply an enjoyable experience. It takes what Return to Dreamland attempted but really polishes the gameplay elements. Everything melds a lot more harmoniously in this game. The Extra fighter mode is frantic and fun. A good way to ease a Smash appetite a bit until the actual game comes out. You've got unlockable modes that provide some more remix of the main game experience, and extra harder boss rush. Plenty of keychains to collect and enjoyable enough I can see myself replaying it. the MUSIC IS AWESOME. It's also the best looking game on the 3DS hands down. It's lush, uses the 3D amazingly, and with the added layers, really enhances some of the exploration and collection. Kirby games are entry level titles but after 22 years, it's easy to see why he still appeals to so many, young and old.

    The Kirby franchise's mission is that it's completion be accomplished by anyone. It's was to be a great entry level title in an era of really brutal and often non-welcoming NES and gameboy titles. It was pretty revolutionary at the time. However players of all skill levels have enjoyed the series immensely. Kirby games manage to be engaging regardless of their ease for many people. Their charming worlds, the fun and quirky nature of Kirby's powers, and the high quality of it's visuals and music make gamers happy. Kirby really helped me enjoy gaming as a kid. At the time I felt Dreamland was a lot longer and harder than it actually was. Now I can beat the original in 5 minutes top. Still it gave me the confidence to play more single player games on my own. Now I'm a Monster Hunter fanatic and have played a slew of much harder titles, but I still adore the pink puff ball. As a huge fan, I'd say Kirby's Triple Deluxe is amongst my favorite Kirby games. It stand tall and proud beside the Kirby Super Star classic, in my heart.
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  2. Oct 6, 2017
    10
    This game is one of the best games released for the 3ds. It makes good use of the 3D function on the system. The level design and overallThis game is one of the best games released for the 3ds. It makes good use of the 3D function on the system. The level design and overall atmosphere is astounding, and don't even get me started on how good the music is! This is the best Kirby game I've ever played and may rival the best 3ds game I've ever played. I highly recommend this game to anyone that loves video games. You'll have a blast! Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2015
    10
    This game looks absolutely amazing on the New 3DS. Kirby is Kirby and the gameplay is solid throughout. I noticed things started to getThis game looks absolutely amazing on the New 3DS. Kirby is Kirby and the gameplay is solid throughout. I noticed things started to get progressively more difficult around the 30%+ point. Very enjoyable Kirby title and highly recommended. Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2016
    9
    My only main problem is it's to easy for me but I replay it constantly that it doesn't seem easy. The game has amazing graphics as well asMy only main problem is it's to easy for me but I replay it constantly that it doesn't seem easy. The game has amazing graphics as well as gameplay. I recommend this game if you haven't played it. Expand
  5. May 9, 2014
    9
    Este nuevo kirby es excelente y el 3d se usa bastante, me gusta los nuevos poderes de kirby el juego es fácil pero súper divertido me heEste nuevo kirby es excelente y el 3d se usa bastante, me gusta los nuevos poderes de kirby el juego es fácil pero súper divertido me he disfrutado mucho este juego. Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2014
    8
    Kirby Triple Deluxe is a very good game and is a nice addition to the franchise. If you love Kirby, you will love this game, you will alsoKirby Triple Deluxe is a very good game and is a nice addition to the franchise. If you love Kirby, you will love this game, you will also love the game if you love platformers, but should you get a 3DS for this game, well not if it’s your only reason, if you have another game in mind as well then that’s a yes. It is one of the better 3DS games. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2014
    6
    This game has fantastic presentation and oozes charm. It's so colourful and cute that it can't help but make you smile.

    That being said the
    This game has fantastic presentation and oozes charm. It's so colourful and cute that it can't help but make you smile.

    That being said the game is also very short, and for most $60 games you are getting far more for your money's worth. Even with the hidden levels it only takes around ten hours to complete, and the difficulty level is set so low (even compared to other Kirby games) that it doesn't offer any real feeling of achievement.
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