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  • Summary: Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shoppingJoin Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure!

    Join up with a pointy partner, Bandana Waddle Dee, in co-op play

    Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a buddy to play as the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee and help each other explore and battle through this colorful world. While Kirby can float and inhale enemies, Bandana Waddle Dee can spin and stab with his sturdy spear. Find friendship in this forgotten world and save the Waddle Dees!
    Float over obstacles and fight through enemies on your way to each stage’s goal as you slash, poke, freeze, and hammer using Kirby’s copy abilities.
    Each themed stage you travel through will hide several friendly Waddle Dees in peril! Save them to grow the home base of your adventure, the once-deserted Waddle Dee Town. The Waddle Dees you rescue will unlock shops and leaderboards*. You’ll also be able to enjoy some of the townsfolk’s favorite games.
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  1. Negative: 0 out of 132
  1. Jul 1, 2022
    100
    Flush with a gorgeous and uplifting soundtrack, Forgotten Land is a heart-warming and no-stress experience while providing some fun challenges and deeper upgrades should you want them. Either way, this is a must-have game and yet another instant Nintendo classic that's not only warmly familiar, but also subtly inventive in a way that'll keep you hooked until the end.
  2. Mar 29, 2022
    90
    Kirby did it again: Nintendo and HAL Labs gave us one of the best games in the Kirby franchise, with amazing visuals, great soundtrack and most importantly: incredible and fun gameplay. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is simply a must have for Switch owners.
  3. Apr 15, 2022
    90
    The brand new Kirby's 3D adventure is a spectacular iteration of the franchise.
  4. Mar 30, 2022
    85
    Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a delightful cotton candy fluff of a game. It isn't difficult or complex, but it is frequently fun and always adorable. It's almost more of a theme park ride than a platformer, but it does a great job of keeping itself engaging and interesting with a constant shift in mechanics and level design. The only flaw holding it back is the poor performance when docked, which could be a game-breaker for someone hoping for a Mario Odyssey level out of everyone's favorite pink puffball. If you enjoy Kirby, you'll enjoy Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and I'd be hard pressed to name a better choice for younger gamers.
  5. Kirby and the Forgotten Land has managed to be one of the most enjoyable action, platform games I've played recently. I can even say that it has become one of the best Kirby games with its theme and gameplay dynamics.
  6. Apr 1, 2022
    80
    Kirby and the Forgotten Land is, like most games starring Kirby, thoroughly pleasant. It feels wonderful to play, offering all sorts of rewards for exploring and interacting with its world. I also feel like out of all his adventures, this is the one in which all of the areas fit together best into a cohesive world. It’s also quite well-balanced! I do wish some additional series staples showed up and that Waddle Dee Town did more to encourage me to hang around. But it is generally lovely.
  7. Apr 6, 2022
    60
    Look, if the Telegraph’s scoring policy would allow me to give extra points for cuteness, this game would be our highest rated game ever. I really mean that. Nothing else I’ve played comes close. Kirby makes the characters of Animal Crossing look about as appealing as the beasts from the most recent Resident Evil title. But The Forgotten Land feels like candyfloss, all sweetness but not enough substance. Kirby is one of Nintendo’s quirkiest and most charming characters, but he deserves better than a reheated take on one of his big brother Mario’s most forgettable outings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 292
  1. Mar 27, 2022
    10
    the best Kirby game ever, first 3D world, great level design, interesting Treasure Roads, puzzle mouthful mode, beautiful music, and powerfulthe best Kirby game ever, first 3D world, great level design, interesting Treasure Roads, puzzle mouthful mode, beautiful music, and powerful copy ability. Kirby and the forgotten land make me happy again. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2022
    10
    This game, was a treat. Easily the best Kirby game we have gotten in a LONG time. Its the first ever attempt of HAL at making a FULL 3d Kirby,This game, was a treat. Easily the best Kirby game we have gotten in a LONG time. Its the first ever attempt of HAL at making a FULL 3d Kirby, and it works fantastically.

    The graphics, are the best the switch has to offer, it looks gorgeous!
    The game itself is great too, i don't want to go into spoilers, but i whole heartly recommend checking out Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and i think its a must buy switch game.
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  3. Apr 4, 2022
    10
    The best Game that I have played in this year and this Game is in my top five games of all time List
  4. Mar 27, 2022
    10
    This is not Mario Odyssey style, but really better then Super Mario 3D World!
  5. Jun 22, 2022
    9
    This is a fantastic 3D platformer. Though it is a bit short, the platforming is consistently great throughout, never a dull moment. I love howThis is a fantastic 3D platformer. Though it is a bit short, the platforming is consistently great throughout, never a dull moment. I love how ideas are both introduced and developed, it is reminiscent of Galaxy in its design. The mouthful mode transformations are few in number but provide a much needed spice of variety to the gameplay as well. Evolving copy abilities to match tougher and tougher areas works great, and the fully upgraded sword is a blast to use. This is a game that practically begs the player to play it to 100% completion, if you don't you are truly missing out. The post game content surpasses much of the main game content in quality and I'm sure I'll find myself coming back to this game sometime in the future. Unfortunately though, multiplayer is quite laggy and single player still has issues with the framerate of distant objects. Still, I hope this isn't the last we see of 3D Kirby because I'm hooked.

    15 Hours to complete
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  6. Apr 10, 2022
    9
    Fantastico!
    Questo è il mio primo gioco di Kirby.
    È iperdettagliato, con un stile grafico a tratti Cartoonesco e a tratti Davvero Realistico.
    Fantastico!
    Questo è il mio primo gioco di Kirby.
    È iperdettagliato, con un stile grafico a tratti Cartoonesco e a tratti Davvero Realistico.
    Il Gioco se lo si vuole completare al 100% non sarà facile ma nemmeno troppo difficile.
    In questo gioco si vede che quelli della HAL non hanno voluto osare, però rimane lo stesso un giocond.
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  7. Mar 28, 2022
    0
    o jogo e divertido mas alem de parecer ter grafico da geraçao passada nao vale a pena gastar um dinheiro desse num cartunho minusculo que erao jogo e divertido mas alem de parecer ter grafico da geraçao passada nao vale a pena gastar um dinheiro desse num cartunho minusculo que era pra ser incrivel mas e mediocre , alem do jogo nao tem legenda padrao da nintendo e a mesma coisa do mario odysey Expand

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