Kirby Return to Dreamland is a very competent port of a great Nintendo Wii title that marks the transition from the 2D style to the 2.5D pink dot. A great game, full of content for fans of the franchise and an excellent gateway for those who are just getting to know the little pink ball.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is a fantastic remake of one of our favourite Kirby adventures. With slick new visuals, some meaningful gameplay tweaks and two excellent new modes to dig into, this is a big, loud and colourful celebration of all things Kirby that should delight new and returning players alike. Magalor's Epilogue is a surprisingly chunky addition to the core action that gives the campaign a nice boost, whilst Merry Magoland ensures that you and your pals are kept busy with plenty of minigames, missions and online challenges to best once you're done with the main story mode. It's another win for everyone's favourite pink puffball.
I always loved this game as a kid. The remake improved in many things. It added new cool (and OP) abilities, improved design/graphics, and more. But it has it's flaws, such as the outline (that did not bother me, but many people did not like it) and they changed the sound Kirby makes when he gets a super ability
It is still better than the first one, and my favourite game of all times
Those who keep a special memory of it since the days of the Wii will appreciate the myriad new features of this Deluxe Edition. Kirby Returns is therefore an excellent platformer and a fun party game; it remains only a bit of disappointment for the absence of online multiplayer especially if we consider the efforts that have been made to expand the multiplayer offer.
The new-old Kirby feels right at home on the Switch, with beautiful graphics, lots of new content that feels like it's always been there, and of course the traditional lighthearted and fun Kirby experience that we love.
Kirby’s Return To Dream Land Deluxe is an utterly charming platformer that serves as a wonderful gateway to the Kirby series’ 2D side. Though it struggles with laughably weak bosses, every second of the story mode is a visual treat; while a wealth of side activities and optional collectibles give Kirby’s latest adventure some welcome depth.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land is a good game, and by extension, so is Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe. But it’s also a remaster of a game that’s now more than a decade old, which was itself a deliberate effort to return to the series’ roots, and it comes hot on the heels of one of the best—and most creative—games in Kirby’s history. Nostalgia and the series’ innate sense of joy go a long way, but Return to Dream Land Deluxe struggles to step out of the shadow of Kirby’s more recent adventures.
Return to Dreamland helps bring gamers back to that nostalgic time of couch multiplayer. Unfortunately, the game itself isn't very difficult, or even really a challenge. You can easily blow past each level with minimal effort. Honestly, you'll probably be more concentrated on exploring each level and finding secrets than actually trying to survive. Which is a shame because with the amazing visuals, I think I would've liked at least a bit of a challenge. Other than that, the game still offers good ole-fashioned Kirby fun, especially with friends.
It's a good game, the bad thing is that if you played the one on Wii and you don't play the remaster, you don't miss almost anything, the only thing that really caught my attention was the epilogue, that Magolor Land thing is totally irrelevant if it costs at stake $30 would be worth it but right now it's not worth it
Beautiful visuals thanks to an amazing graphical facelift; extremely well designed, and great at onboarding new players; the new assist mode is extremely helpful for new players; co-op mode introduces fun and shenanigans for a group of players; the collectibles and optional content do add more challenge for the more enterprising player; the new epilogue is a reasonably hefty chunk of content.
Extremely easy and straightforward for the critical path, which can be finished in a few hours, meaning experienced players might not get as much out of this game as newer ones; multiplayer is, somehow, still local only
Do I recommend Return to Dream Land Deluxe? I do, especially if you have kids or less experienced players around. Simply watching them play this game can be a joy, but Return to Dream Land of course, does let you join in as well. It’s a well designed game that represents the series at the peak of its powers, and I think longtime series fans are going to find a lot to love here, especially if they haven’t played this title before. If you don’t fall in those categories, you might play through this and wonder what all the fuss was about, since on the critical path, for an experienced player, the whole thing can be done in just a few hours – but then again, that’s really not how it’s meant to be played, is it?
SummaryThe tough puff Kirby is back for a 4-player* platforming adventure. Copy enemies’ abilities and use their power to attack with a sword, wield a whip, and float with a parasol. You can also laser blast with the new Mecha Copy Ability that makes a series debut! The extra muscle will be handy in finding missing pieces for Magolor’s ship, wh...