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  • Summary: The pink puff is backin HDand he's not alone. Kirby is backand he's finally on the Nintendo Switch console in HD. But this time, he's not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts and gather helpers for a party of up to four characters. On top of that, you can join with up to threeThe pink puff is backin HDand he's not alone. Kirby is backand he's finally on the Nintendo Switch console in HD. But this time, he's not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts and gather helpers for a party of up to four characters. On top of that, you can join with up to three friends for a different kind of team-up action. Recruit up to three enemies as helpers by hitting them with hearts. Returning copy abilities include, Sword, Fire, Water, Bomb, Broom and many more. Imbue copy abilities with different elements, such as wind, water, fire and electricity, by borrowing or giving them to helpers to add more attack power, unleash powerful attacks, or solve puzzles. Up to 4 players can join in with the horizontal Joy-Con controller configuration, or 8 Joy-Con with 4 Joy-Con Grips. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 83
  2. Negative: 2 out of 83
  1. Mar 21, 2018
    96
    Kirby: Star Allies is an all-together pleasant game. Which is especially needed, both in the Nintendo Switch library and in the current climate of 2018. We need something simple and enjoyable that brings a smile to our faces. We need a game we can play with anyone we know, without worrying about possible barriers. It is a delight, and Switch owners will definitely appreciate adventuring with their buddy again.
  2. Mar 14, 2018
    85
    Kirby Star Allies offers an interesting story, a good length and above all gameplay and mechanics that are truly fun, and some of which are innovative. The multiplayer game is very entertaining and has a good variety of modes.
  3. Apr 11, 2018
    80
    Kirby Star Allies is a fun little game with a lot of interesting characters, amazing new powers, great gameplay and an old-new mechanic that keeps players guessing and makes it a fun party game. Those of you who want a challenge might want to look elsewhere but those of you who are looking for fun should definitely check this game out.
  4. Mar 14, 2018
    75
    Kirby is back and it’s as charming as ever, but this adventure isn’t as good as the best ones in the series. It is a good game, but it’s way too easy (even for a Kirby game) and a little uninspired.
  5. Mar 17, 2018
    70
    Kirby Star Allies is entertaining, but as usual Kirby doesn't offer any real challenge for the hardcore fans of the genre. Still, using a group of characters at the same time is great fun.
  6. Mar 14, 2018
    70
    While it lacks the substance to properly satisfy longtime Kirby fans, Star Allies does at least seem genuinely earnest in its underlying belief in the power of friendship. The game is frequently chaotic and a touch under-baked, but it’s hard to be too upset at a game where you can break down long-standing bonds of enmity and heal foes with a kiss. Even if it’s on the brief and simple side, Star Allies demonstrates the polish and personality you’ve come to expect from the series.
  7. Mar 14, 2018
    40
    Kirby’s games never seem fair on the enemies but this tiresome and poorly balanced co-op platformer offers little chance of fun for them or you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 167
  1. Apr 1, 2018
    10
    I dont like people that hate kirby im a kirby fan boy and star allies is the best game ever in my opinion the gameplay is great the visualsI dont like people that hate kirby im a kirby fan boy and star allies is the best game ever in my opinion the gameplay is great the visuals are pretty and the content i wish it was a bit longer but the mode you play as a ally the boss rush and the 2 minigames make it very amazing. if you have a nintendo switch you need to play this game Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    El mejor juego de Kirby visualmente hablando, sus niveles son un poco faciles pero entretenido. Un juego rejugable sin duda
  3. Mar 16, 2018
    10
    One of the best Kirby experiences out there and a must have for any Nintendo Fan.
  4. Feb 8, 2020
    8
    Kirby Star Allies is truly a stunning Game with it's wonderful graphics and story. In the other hand it is really easy, but for a kid's gameKirby Star Allies is truly a stunning Game with it's wonderful graphics and story. In the other hand it is really easy, but for a kid's game thats just fine. Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2018
    7
    My 9 year old daughter loves this game.. I find it a bit too simple to be interesting.. So I think a lot of it comes down to age, but eitherMy 9 year old daughter loves this game.. I find it a bit too simple to be interesting.. So I think a lot of it comes down to age, but either way, I think the current price of this game is way too high for the experience that it's giving, so I'm going to give it a 7 until the price comes down.. At half the price, it would probably be worth the money. Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2018
    7
    Introduction: With the Nintendo Switch being such a success with numerous award-winning games, it’s time for the pink puffball we all know andIntroduction: With the Nintendo Switch being such a success with numerous award-winning games, it’s time for the pink puffball we all know and love to grace the system. Will this game another great addition to the franchise or will it fall under with the many tropes of its more generic entries.
    Story: The story starts out with our main villain, Hyness, getting a dark heart that is able to turn people evil. Kirby gets one these hearts as well and can use it to turn enemies into friends. It’s a pretty simple good and evil story but it works well, giving it a much-needed excuse to put co-op 4 player action in this game. Nothing mind blowing but if you like Kirby games, then there is much to like in this department.

    Gameplay: This game is a traditional 2D platformer just like the original Kirby games. It works well and plays exactly like you would expect it to. The enjoyment is doubled with the great addition of the aforementioned 4 player co-op. Since players can play as almost any enemy in the game, the Kirby staff stuff this game with many abilities, the most abilities in a Kirby game to date. Abilities can also be fused together with the help of your friends. The only downside is that there is very few fusion. The last new gimmick is this game is the friend abilities. These come in forms of turning everyone into a circle or a train to be able to get through certain sections. These sections are not much fun because if multiple people try to control it, it becomes a broken mess. The most logical thing to do is to let one person control these abilities but that means that the other 3 players will have nothing to do for a good 3 to 5 minutes. This is even worse during the final boss fight since it is most friend ability segments. It’s a fun and visually cool looking fight but it could have been better. This game length was a concern for some but I think 8-10 hours for this game was enough. The only disappointing thing about this is that multiple bosses are reused from previous games and are reused again near the games ending. The game can be very easy at times and this makes co-op all the more important to keep the game fun and interesting for the entire runtime. This game has some flaw and is most likely not the best in the franchise but it still has the fun and charm of some of the most average game in the series.

    Technical: Visually, the game looks great. The most gorgeous in the franchise. The soundtrack has some pretty good tracks but nothing that stands out. I notice that there were many load screens breaking up the action and some of these load screens were very long. Besides the load screens, this game holds up on a technical level that is comparable to all other Nintendo games.

    Conclusion: This is a fun but easy Kirby Adventure. I would only recommend it to die-hard Kirby fans or if you want a good co-op, especially if you have kids that might want to play a fun game (Like my little brothers and sister, who played this game with me) For everyone else, it’s hard to justify $60 for this game. If you slightly interested or just want to play it by yourself, wait for a price drop.

    Pro:
    +Beautiful looking game
    +Tight and responsive gameplay
    +Fun co-op
    +Pretty good length with some replayability

    Cons:
    -Easiest game to date
    -Too many load screens
    -Some bosses are reused too much
    -$60 can be a bit steep for this game
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  7. Apr 30, 2020
    0
    Wait for the sale! This is the easiest Kirby game ever; I beat it in 5 hours. Therefore, It should not be $60. I enjoyed the game though, justWait for the sale! This is the easiest Kirby game ever; I beat it in 5 hours. Therefore, It should not be $60. I enjoyed the game though, just wish there was a little bit more challenge to it. Get this game for good and fun experience. Expand

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