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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: 14 out of 192
  1. Oct 6, 2019
    10
    I Like this game, because i like kirby, and i have nibtendo swutch, so i give 10 of 10
  2. Jun 13, 2020
    10
    Espléndido juego la verdad sus mecánicas y jefes la única pega es la difícultad
  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. Jan 15, 2022
    7
    I don't get the negativity this game has received. It's most definately not the best 2d platformer, or even the best Kirby game, but I enjoyedI don't get the negativity this game has received. It's most definately not the best 2d platformer, or even the best Kirby game, but I enjoyed it. It's fine. Expand
  6. Apr 14, 2018
    7
    Kirby Star Allies is okay, It's not fantastic nor is it bad it's in the middle. The gameplay is fun and simple and the new combinationKirby Star Allies is okay, It's not fantastic nor is it bad it's in the middle. The gameplay is fun and simple and the new combination abilities are cool. My only problem is that they all feel the same like for example if you mixed fire with sword or cutter they both pretty much act the same. The graphics are beautiful definitely one of the best looking Kirby games ever made. everything pops out and the menu design is really nice. now the main problem with the game is that it has nothing new. yeah, there's the whole friend mechanic but other than that the game just feels lackluster and yeah I had fun with it but compared to other games that came before it, like triple deluxe and planet robobot it's really lacking in originality. still, I had fun playing it and if you're new to the series or are a hardcore Kirby fan then pick it up. but if you're a casual fan then I say wait for a price drop. Expand
  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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