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  • Summary: One day, an evildoer with a magic cane appears and splits Kirby into 10 pieces. Kirby sets off on a journey to return to his original form. Players use the touch screen to control a mass of Kirby characters in a new and novel way. Swipe the touch screen to launch them in a mass attackOne day, an evildoer with a magic cane appears and splits Kirby into 10 pieces. Kirby sets off on a journey to return to his original form. Players use the touch screen to control a mass of Kirby characters in a new and novel way. Swipe the touch screen to launch them in a mass attack against enemies, then tap the enemies into submission. Expand
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E3 2011: Kirby Mass Attack - Official Trailer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Nov 19, 2011
    100
    HAL Laboratory have developed an adventure with amazing puzzles, exporations, unlockables and bonuses. Everyone with a Nintendo DS ought to own this game.
  2. Sep 25, 2011
    91
    This is delicious game design, and a fitting sendoff for a device that forced game-makers to think in unusual ways.
  3. Sep 19, 2011
    90
    Kirby Mass Attack rewards you for replaying it many times over, with several impressively polished mini-games (my favorites being the RPG and pinball ones), big fruit bonuses, and very frequent references to past Kirby titles.
  4. Games Master UK
    Oct 23, 2011
    81
    Lacks Nintendo's usual grace, but the sheer amount of ideas easily makes up for it. [Dec 2011, p.79]
  5. games(TM)
    Dec 1, 2011
    80
    Its stylus control is one of the tightest on the system. [Christmas 2011, p.117]
  6. Nov 9, 2011
    80
    Mass Attack is a game of invention, wit, and leftfield surprises, in other words, and it all adds up to a near-perfect send off for Nintendo's aging DS. Kirby may not be getting any cuter, but if he continues to star in adventures like this, he can be sure of his place alongside the likes of Mario and Zelda for years to come.
  7. Nov 9, 2011
    50
    It's sad to see that Kirby this time around has lost so much of his former playfulness. The varied arsenal of creative attacks has shrunk down to a pathetic gang fight where the player plays the passive role of a bystander. The game never offers a proper challenge, and even though the visuals and audio are heavily 16-bit-inspired and charming, Kirby Mass Attack never really makes you want to keep playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Oct 12, 2011
    10
    The reason I give this game a 10 is because I have never really liked any Kirby game until this gem came along. The game is a blast to play,The reason I give this game a 10 is because I have never really liked any Kirby game until this gem came along. The game is a blast to play, and it's especially rewarding to unlock all the music, and mini games. If you enjoy platformers with a touch of cuteness then you need to own this game. I also give it a 10 because well it is an amazing game. :) Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2015
    10
    I just got this game and i would say 10/10 so good it may not be a standard Kirby game but it is good nonetheless!I would say you should buyI just got this game and i would say 10/10 so good it may not be a standard Kirby game but it is good nonetheless!I would say you should buy this game! Expand
  3. Jan 10, 2012
    10
    Ever since I played Kirby's Return to Dreamland on the Wii, handheld traditional Kirby games just didn't seem up to par with me so I decidedEver since I played Kirby's Return to Dreamland on the Wii, handheld traditional Kirby games just didn't seem up to par with me so I decided to try out Kirby's more unique experiences and since Mass Attack was the latest entry and as far as I know, received raving reviews, I gave it a shot and I'm super happy I did. I typically don't care for touch screen exclusive games, but Kirby's Mass Attack does it in a very fun way that's similar to Pikmin and Little King's Story. The visuals are cute and colorful and the sound/music is great. I haven't finished it yet, but I'm having loads of fun playing it. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    9
    Kirby fans, don't overlook this game because of Return to Dreamland or because you don't like the concept. I nearly made that mistake butKirby fans, don't overlook this game because of Return to Dreamland or because you don't like the concept. I nearly made that mistake but decided to buy it and I'm really glad I did. In my opinion this is one of the best Kirby games since SuperStar. An evil magician shows up and splits Kirby into 10. You begin each world as one kirby and have to gather fruit to create more. Some items and levels can only be accessed if you have a certain number of kirbies so collecting fruit and getting your army of pink puffballs to 10 is always the first priority in a world. The control is actually a lot better than I thought it'd be. It's easy to guide all your kirbys to where you want them to be and only very occasionally (usually in the levels with water) will any get left behind. The graphics are really nice to look at and the music is some of the best the series has had. While there are only four worlds (five if you count the final boss's stage) each level has its own uniqpe gimmick so the gameplay never gets old. For example, in the Dedede resort world, there's a level where you're being chased by an ice dragon and another where you have to go through an abandoned pirate ship. In one world, a bonus level switch is abducted by aliens so you have to go through several levels in space to get it back. So there's plenty of stage variety. There are plenty of bosses and unlike kirby tradition, they rarely repeat. You'll be fighting a brand new boss after the majority of levels. Collecting medals will unlock minigames, and some of these are great fun. Like a vertical scrolling shooter where you have to take down bosses from Kirby's adventure on the NES. These minigames are filled with nods to other kirby media (even the anime) that long time fans will notice and smile at. Over all I give Mass attack a 9. It's very nearly perfect but those occasional moments where one kirby gets left behind and you have to try and get him back on track without making all the other kirbies follow him can get annoying. Expand
  5. Oct 14, 2011
    9
    I said before that Kirby & The Amazing Mirror was the best Kirby handheld, but that changed with Kirby Mass Attack. The ingenious puzzles areI said before that Kirby & The Amazing Mirror was the best Kirby handheld, but that changed with Kirby Mass Attack. The ingenious puzzles are fun to solve, and the sharp graphics are nice. The best thing about this game is its challenge (your BOUND to die at least ONCE in this game) and the unlockable Extras. Ranging from vertical-scrolling shooter Strato Patrol EOS to the pinball-esque Kirby Brawlball, the Extras could be made into seperate games in their own right. This title is not to be missed. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2016
    9
    What is better than one kirby? More kirbys! This game has original ideas and uses them greatly. This game is extremely cute. This game is aWhat is better than one kirby? More kirbys! This game has original ideas and uses them greatly. This game is extremely cute. This game is a little hard and this game is a bit bland but overall this game is amazing! Expand
  7. Feb 27, 2013
    5
    This game is another Kirby game i dislike. Kirby Mass Attack was Boring and was a horrible game. No powerups and stupid story. i really thinkThis game is another Kirby game i dislike. Kirby Mass Attack was Boring and was a horrible game. No powerups and stupid story. i really think there are many other kirby games that are better Expand

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