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7.4

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 23, 2019
    81
    Super Kirby Clash is a title that offers entertaining solo missions and the ability to customize our character without paying for the game and with the well-known gameplay of other titles in the series. However, the online mode is not positive at all.
  2. Sep 12, 2019
    80
    As a standalone game, Super Kirby Clash holds up well to the Kirby series standard with its impressively diverse boss roster, straightforward RPG-lite mechanics, and deep potential for replayability. Though the online multiplayer is an unstable and unreliable mess, this hardly stands as a reason for you to not at least download the game and give it a shot. As a free to play release, Super Kirby Clash also manages to smartly handle its monetization and doesn’t hold back too much, offering you a fair amount of time-gated content relative to how much you feel like paying. We’d give Super Kirby Clash a high recommendation even if it was a low-price budget release at retail, but considering that it literally costs you nothing but your time, do yourself a favour and go download this as soon as you can.
  3. Sep 17, 2019
    70
    Super Kirby Clash is a fun game that makes fighting somewhat adorable. The battles with AI and local friends and fast and fun, although a little on the repetitive side. Online battles are too slow to be truly enjoyable but overall this is a free game that provides entertainment in short bursts as you level up your Kirby.
  4. Sep 15, 2019
    65
    Super Kirby Clash is a better product than Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
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  1. The four-player boss battle game is a free-to-start Switch game that carries Kirby charm but less complexity in an already decidedly uncomplicated series.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    This is a great game and is best played with siblings or friends. It has a relaxing feel to it and is not trying to be a phenomenon that’sThis is a great game and is best played with siblings or friends. It has a relaxing feel to it and is not trying to be a phenomenon that’s not. I really enjoy this game and if it’s not your cup of tea it didn’t cost you anything. Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Una sorpresa de juego, gratis, boses divertidos y en la palma de la mano! Tiene microtransaciones pero no es necesario! Todo lo puedes conseguir por ti mismo! Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2019
    10
    Okay we can debate about micro-transaction but the game is freaking free, very funny and you can enjoy this game without paying
  4. Sep 28, 2020
    9
    Brief intro, I'm somewhat familiar with a lot of freemium models for games, I always seem to try them out, most I quickly give up on. SuperBrief intro, I'm somewhat familiar with a lot of freemium models for games, I always seem to try them out, most I quickly give up on. Super Kirby Clash, however, is part of a "new style" of freemium that is MUCH more about "paying what's appropriate" than manipulating you to pay for the same thing multiple times.

    So let's back up a moment, and say why it's good. You can play with 4 people at a time (including locally on one Switch), with simple controls, against engaging and cartoony bosses. Even if you take damage and run out of "stamina", your character falls down, yells "Help!", and someone can come over and press a button to pick them back up with some health. It's extremely forgiving, the only way to "lose" is to run out of time, or if everyone gets knocked out at once. I played with my 6, 7, and 8 year old (two boys, one girl), all pretty new to video games, and they all loved it. There are 4 different "roles" to play, and it was neat to see them choose the role they like best. You also have very simple upgrades to weapons and armor, which update very simple stats. It is an extremely chill but engaging game, especially for adults to play with kids.

    Now, let's circle back to the freemium model. The "premium currency" is "gem apples", you spend them for various kinds of progression. However, putting money into the game gives you a PERMANENT increase to the amount of gem apples you get every 12 hours. The cheapest is less than a dollar, to buy 50 gem apples, and which will forever give you 20 gem apples every 12 hours instead of 10. You can also spend gem apples, fairly cheaply, for other kinds of benefits that permanently improve playtime or progression.

    That's why I call this "pseudo-freemium", because it's almost like you're paying for the number of boss battles you can reasonable expect to unlock and win against. Because most of the "game" isn't progression through some story, but choosing a boss fight, choosing an interesting combination of roles, trying to beat your record time, or trying to get all the achievements for a particular boss. And all in a way that's still extremely accessible for young kids. Using gem apples to refresh your playtime is extremely cheap, compared to how many you get every 12 hours, so there's very little lost when losing a particular battle.

    Personally, I tried out the game, looked at the options, and chose the one that was about $4. That gives me 30 gem apples per 12 hours (tripling the original rate), and I've never needed to put in more money. I've already unlocked enough interesting boss battles to last our family for quite a while.

    That all being said, I'm deducting some points, because some of the information I have put here is NOT very clear or obvious in the game. I feel like the game needed a better tutorial or consolidated reference page. The game works best when there's an adult to "facilitate" things, especially getting those permanent benefits early. Also, yeah, if kids play unsupervised you need to put your credit card behind a password. But with those caveats, it's still one of the best whole-family action games on the Switch.
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  5. Sep 6, 2019
    8
    Plays like a mobile game. There’s a “vigor” bar that gets used up as you go on quests. A timer is on and vigor gradually refills. Gem ApplesPlays like a mobile game. There’s a “vigor” bar that gets used up as you go on quests. A timer is on and vigor gradually refills. Gem Apples are used to buy weapons, armor, support items, and unlock quests. You get a set amount from your tree every 12 hours. You can buy gem apples if you run out (this is how the game makes money) and the more you buy the more your tree will grow and you’ll get a bigger batch every 12 hours. The game is “free to start.” I give an 8 because although it plays like a mobile game, it is still well made. The graphics are nice, the multiplayer is fun, and the accessories are varied and seem like actual upgrades as you level your role/class. Since it is free you kind of know what to expect. It is fun, and even if you aren’t a huge Kirby fan you can give it a try for free if you like rpgs or just class leveling games in general. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2019
    7
    Yes, there are micro-transactions. However, I’m about 3 hours into the game and haven’t had to spend any money yet, nor wait for a long periodYes, there are micro-transactions. However, I’m about 3 hours into the game and haven’t had to spend any money yet, nor wait for a long period of time. Fun game, super repetitive though. Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2019
    0
    Instead of getting a big Kirby game that people care about, we get another butt average spinoff with nostalgia shoved down our throat. MyInstead of getting a big Kirby game that people care about, we get another butt average spinoff with nostalgia shoved down our throat. My cousins used to love Kirby. Then Mario drove them away and they haven't touched a Kirby game since. That's because Mario actually has interesting and memorable games that don't recycle the same crap we've seen for years. Smash Ultimate is the best Kirby game in over a decade. Expand

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