Kirby Triple Deluxe
Top Critic Average
Suck it up.
Kirby Triple Deluxe may look great and has some clever ideas for how to use 3D, but falls into a rut of simple platforming and puzzles that rarely require any thought or skill. I admire that it tries to give us more powers and abilities to play with than ever before, but that empowerment shouldn't come at the expense of any real difficulty.
One of the best Kirby games so far, although it still suffers from all the series' usual faults – including the nagging concern that the whole concept could be so much more.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a great package with two entertaining side games to complement the super-slick platforming quest. With a stronger final quarter, this would be essential.
The single-player campaign is the main attraction, offering a fun experience that plays with Kirby's typical mechanics in interesting ways
Kirby: Triple Deluxe is smarter than it looks
Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a wildly inventive and colorful platformer that makes great use of 3D.
Even if you tend not to care much about Kirby games – understandably, given how toothless they can be – Triple Deluxe merits attention. Smart level design and a remarkable level of detail make this portable platformer one of Kirby's greatest adventures to date.
Thankfully, Triple Deluxe doesn't save the best for last and instead sprinkles it throughout the adventure like a good Dream Star should. If you've been following the franchise for years, you'll love this title and if this is your first shot at Kirby's brand of suck, don't be scared. While this review may have been a mouthful, breathing enemies in and out will come naturally.
Kirby:Triple Deluxe is yet another winning entry in the franchise. It delivers the core Kirby experience alongside of a few very well done extras, which is pretty much everything a fan could ask for. While the Kirby formula could easily be getting stale for some, it still represents a whimsical corner of platforming games that's centered around one central ideal -- fun.