Kirby's Dream Buffet Reviews

Kirby's Dream Buffet is ranked in the 30th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 24, 2022

Knockabout sugary fun for four players.

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5 / 10
Aug 19, 2022

A bit sickly, even for those with an excessively sweet tooth, this low rent Kirby spin-off is a poor follow-up to The Forgotten Land and has nowhere near the longevity of Fall Guys.

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6 / 10
Sep 8, 2022

The latest Kirby game serves up some delicious party game fun but fails to fully satisfy cravings.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2022

Solid and definitely have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.

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TheSixthAxis
Steve C
Top Critic
5 / 10
Aug 19, 2022

Kirby's Dream Buffet isn't a terrible game, and certainly has the typical Nintendo aesthetic polish, but the whole package is underwhelming and lacking in any real variety. I felt as if I had seen everything bar the unlockable cosmetics after a few hours play and there was nothing to keep me hooked. Unless you are a total diehard Kirby fan, I'd just go for a replay of Forgotten Land.

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7 / 10
Aug 26, 2022

It's not the best Kirby game out there, but it's certainly better than I expected it to be. It doesn't have the same staying power that a game like Mario Party or WarioWare does, but if nothing else, it's a tasty appetizer.

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VG247
Top Critic
Aug 19, 2022

On the whole, Kirby’s Dream Buffet is a neat idea on the surface. When brought to life, it could’ve genuinely been a contender for one of the Switch’s top party games had it featured a little more variation, and some better multiplayer support. That said, the future of Kirby is now very much cemented in 3D, and I still look forward to where the pink puff ball ends up once they’ve decided that they can’t stomach another strawberry.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2022

Should Nintendo support Kirby's Dream Buffet it with updates, new courses, then it's only going to get better. It's a lot of fun, but it's the kind of fun you can't quite see yourself returning to over and over again.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2022

There’s supposed to be four Kirbys racing at all times and the lack of an online player base and the lack of four player split-screen multiplayer just makes it hard to recommend this game at all. It’s a good game marred by the fact that like a lot of great multiplayer focused games, the player base is lacking and the game suffers for it. I would give this game an 8 had it not been for the fact that the online player base isn’t very strong and I do not want to recommend a dead game to people. At least it has an offline single player mode I guess.

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Aug 24, 2022

Kirby’s Dream Buffet is a fun addition to the pink heroes growing catalogue of games. Each stage and Copy Food Ability has been nicely designed to offer a frantic but fun experience that's accessible to anyone.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2022

While Kirby’s Dream Buffet offers some fleeting fun and excitement, a lack of multiplayer options, laggy online action, poor splitscreen performance, and an inflated price tag combine to sour what could have been a tasty multiplayer snack.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2022

With a large number of collectibles, endlessly fun gameplay across various modes and a very friendly and approachable aesthetic, Kirby’s Dream Buffet is the perfect couch party game for younger players.

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70 / 100
Aug 30, 2022

Kirby's Dream Buffet is a pretty simple, but very fun game. It's ideas feels generally fresh and well executed. If you are in for a light party game, this new Kirby adventure is for you.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2022

It is certainly not news that a tender pallet famous for swallowing enemies or Bon Bon, can be greedy, but this time Kirby excedes expectations.

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Aug 19, 2022
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8 / 10
Aug 17, 2022

Kirby's Dream Buffet is a colourful and chaotic slice of slapstick party game action that serves up a nice range of modes to play either offline, in online ranked matches, and with friends in split-screen or local play modes. This is an easy, breezy game to jump into, perfect for beginners and young gamers, with plenty of courses, lots of unlockable goodies, and a budget price point to boot, making for one delicious treat that we're gonna be digging into for some time to come.

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6.9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2022

Kirby's Dream Buffet is a short-lasting fun, but with some interesting takes.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2022

Kirby's Dream Buffet does enough things right to be a great experience both solo or against friends and family. The super colorful and attractive dessert stages are a blast to play on and the main gameplay concept is easy to grasp but hard to master. There's plenty of rewards to unlock , so don't worry about running out of things to try to get. While not the easiest Kirby game you can play and a few mini-games completely missing the mark, Kirby's Dream Buffet is an absolute delight. For $15, there's no reason to miss out.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 19, 2022

There have been a good amount of small Kirby spin-offs throughout the 3DS and Switch lifetimes in particular, but Kirby's Dream Buffet is one of the better entries by far.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2022

Kirby's Dream Buffet it's a great spinoff and a good way to celebrate Kirby's 30th anniversary, but it lacks content and something to make it as addictive as other online multiplayers.

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