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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. Positive: 67 out of 111
  2. Negative: 6 out of 111
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    10
    Great game, probably the easiest game in the Kirby franchise do to the allies you can befriend, but still great nonetheless. Lots of charm andGreat game, probably the easiest game in the Kirby franchise do to the allies you can befriend, but still great nonetheless. Lots of charm and great music. Expand
  2. Apr 9, 2018
    10
    Jogo incrível, a adição dos aliados veio da melhor forma possível que há muito tempo um jogo inédito da franquia não recebia. Gráficos lindos,Jogo incrível, a adição dos aliados veio da melhor forma possível que há muito tempo um jogo inédito da franquia não recebia. Gráficos lindos, história cativante e uma trilha sonora linda. Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2018
    10
    One of the best Kirby experiences out there and a must have for any Nintendo Fan.
  4. Jun 1, 2018
    8
    Kirby Star Allies adorably comes into the Nintendo Switch collection. Despite its lack of story and its sadly quiet amount of story modeKirby Star Allies adorably comes into the Nintendo Switch collection. Despite its lack of story and its sadly quiet amount of story mode levels, Kirby fits between the major titles of the consoles with its incredible visual impression. The new allies AI are very nice to play with, but sometimes they bothered me by not doing the exact power combination I want. And in some levels, it seems that they do all the job and you're just here to wait for them to finish and get the collectibles, tiny bad point there. Even tho, the stages are pretty well done and the puzzles are maybe a little bit too easy.

    The other "arena mode" have always been here and feel the same as always: too easy at first, frustrating in the end, but you're not forced to play it (not for the 100%...). The Let's Go Allies thing mode (don't remember how you call that) seems pretty cool and challenging for casual players and hardcore gamers. The tiny mini-games are fun for 2 games and then... I don't think I would go in these things to play with friends or even to have personal fun.

    And yeah, playing those dream friends (such as Marx!) is a very pleasant experience if you're a long-time Kirby fan. And like we've seen in Super Mario Odyssey, common updates are always a new satisfaction for those Kirby fans (I mean, they're all epic!).
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  5. Mar 19, 2018
    7
    I got my hand on Kirby Star Allies last Sunday. I was super excited and I just sit there playing for whole Sunday from afternoon to midnight.I got my hand on Kirby Star Allies last Sunday. I was super excited and I just sit there playing for whole Sunday from afternoon to midnight. Then I continued playing on Monday evening. Suddenly, a 100% completion screen came out. I was like "wha da fking fk ?" How many hours did I spend on this game? I guess around 16 hours. The contents are way too little for a game priced around $60.
    I am not saying it is a bad game. I enjoyed it throughout 16 hours. But then the things left to do now are:
    1. time attack without Kirby with different "friends" which I don't really like this that much as I bought this game because I wanted to play as Kirby.
    2. boss rush with different Kirby abilities. It is alright if people like pure combat I guess.
    3. collect the remaining normal, small, non-rainbow puzzle pieces to complete some not so exciting art work. Maybe it's just me but I don't feel like grinding puzzle pieces as collecting art work don't really motivates me.
    4. play with friends, but Kirby cannot really troll your teammates and this makes it less fun than mario.
    --------------------------------------------- That's it for the lack of content part.
    I understand the main target players of this game maybe just kids. But I still think this way too simple than it should be, almost brainless. I grew up with Kirby games and I love them. Remembering playing Kirby on gameboy or on plane, when you don't have teammates and you just have 1 ability on hand. You saw a place that need a specific ability to access, you need to remember where it is, get the ability that you need, hold on to it and come back later. Star allies allow you to store 3 more abilities in your team as "friends". Players can tackle every so call "secret doors" or "secret puzzles" the first time they encountered it. If you don't have to right ability on hand, don't worry, they are just nearby. In fact, I only replayed less than 5 stages in campaign because I missed the rainbow puzzle somehow. The "secrets" are mostly obvious, the puzzles are easy. I don't mind the main story line being easy for kids to enjoy the game but I would really like a bit more challenge in some extra stages. In my opinion, make it easy to learn and play , increase the skill cap by a bit.
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    The collectible system is just "meh" to me. Nothing motivating. Grabbing each rainbow puzzle to show my respect. The normal puzzle grinding can wait until playing with friends, I don't find reviewing art work exciting.
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    All in all, it is a great game. I enjoyed it. It can be played with friends. Creative ability combining system, I really like that. Nice BGMs. I would give it a 9 if all of the following are introduced:
    1. the game has more content , or sell it at most 2/3 of its price now
    2. make some harder modes or changeable difficulties so the game can by enjoyed by players who wants to play casually and also enjoyed by those who need challenges
    3. increase the difficulty of puzzles, I mean come on, at least some of them. Even make players getting the ability they need at the end of the stage and have to back track or sth. Don't just spawn ability they need right at the puzzles.
    4. Some more legendary friends
    5. (optional) just change the collectible system. I don't care if you give me new Kirby skin, I just don't like those art works.
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  6. Mar 25, 2018
    7
    Kirby: Star Allies is a cute, well crafted game. It can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages. The graphics are great, and the gameplayKirby: Star Allies is a cute, well crafted game. It can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages. The graphics are great, and the gameplay is what you would expect from a Kirby game, and is fun when playing with a friend(s). However, the difficulty is a bit too simplistic. There should be a harder difficulty for people who desire a challenge and replay value. And Nintendo, reduce the price of this game! It should not be 60$ USD. If this game was a little less expensive, I would gladly bump up my score. Expand
  7. Mar 17, 2018
    0
    The Kirby formula has been tired for years. It's always been far too easy and too short, which can be nice for some but I'd love an option forThe Kirby formula has been tired for years. It's always been far too easy and too short, which can be nice for some but I'd love an option for a higher difficulty. It is also hell expensive. Unless you are 7 years old rich kid, you shouldn't spend $AU 79.95 for this game. Expand

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