The relatively short nature of the races within Kirby's Dream Buffet, the way everyone, even those who come last, gain points in a race, and the ease to join in multiplayer online or team up with friends makes this latest Kirby game a real treat to play on Nintendo Switch. The variety of race themes, costumes, and Kirby colours provide good reasons to replay it, and the solo adventure is as fun as teaming up with friends or random players. There is almost no downside, only disappointment when losing but on the easiest mode it is possible to win with very little experience.
Kirby's Dream Buffet is a game that surprised us both when it was announced and when we tried and played it. Not only does it have a delicious visual section, but its mechanics and game modes make it an interesting proposal.
Kirby’s Dream Buffet is an endearing little game that should be treated
as a quick snack before the main course. It offers entertainment for a
couple of evenings, but it’s not one of those titles you’ll keep on your
Switch for months. It would score higher if its local multiplayer mode
supported more than two players on one console.
I had a decent amount of fun with Kirby's Dream Buffet but that fun definitely doesn't stay around long which makes it a game that's best played in short bursts or as part of a multiplayer playlist. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have an entire chocolate cake to eat.
This new party game is not all bad, with some good mini games, and incredible presentation, but the lack of content coupled with unstable online and weird 2 player cap on single couch play, prevent it from reaching it's full potential.
All up, Kirby’s Dream Buffet feels more like an extra mode you would find in a mainline Kirby game than something that can stand on its own. It’s amusing enough in short bursts with other players, but you’ll likely have seen all that’s worth seeing in a single session. Even as a party game, the lack of support for more than two players on one system makes it a little tough to recommend. The core idea isn’t bad and it’s certainly a polished experience, but it ends up being just a light snack rather than a filling meal.
On the whole, Kirby’s Dream Buffet is a neat idea on the surface. When brought to life, it could’ve genuinely been a contender for one of the Switch’s top party games had it featured a little more variation, and some better multiplayer support. That said, the future of Kirby is now very much cemented in 3D, and I still look forward to where the pink puff ball ends up once they’ve decided that they can’t stomach another strawberry.
interesting concept and that's where the positives end. the gimmick is just mediocre and there's not much content to being with. the worst thing is that this is a game meant to be multiplayer oriented yet local multiplayer doesn't allow more than 2 players. that's silly.
Cute idea, but very limited content and modes, no 4-player-splitscreen, the controls feel imprecise and, most importantly of all, the lag when playing online is absolutely HORRENDOUS! Nintendo, when are you finally going to get your s**t together when it comes to online gaming?? This isn't 2006 (although the 360 already offered better online back then), we're in 2022 now. Get a move on.
SummarySnack your way to victory in a jam-packed race to claim a mountain of strawberries in Kirby's Dream Buffet for Nintendo Switch. Roll down delicious courses against another player locally or versus a whole gang of colourful, hungry Kirbys online. Snack on strawberries to increase your size. The bigger you are, the faster you'll roll downh...