Kirby: Planet Robobot

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 6, 2016

An accomplished follow-up to Triple Deluxe that is energetic and tactile enough to compensate for a handful of rehashed ideas.

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8 / 10.0
May 26, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot may not be the most challenging platformer around, but its clever use of robotic destruction combined with gorgeous environmental puzzles and unique bosses make for an entertaining ride. I only wish Kirby’s monstrous mech suit could make proper use of the huge amount of collectibles.

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7 / 10
Jun 8, 2016

Full of imagination and great ideas, but Kirby seems destined to repeat the same mistakes forever – with zero challenge and aimless, unfocused game design.

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8 / 10.0
May 25, 2016

Planet Robobot feels a lot like Kirby’s last outing, it’s never boring (and the final few hours have some unexpected and exciting surprises)

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8 / 10
May 25, 2016

Kirby's latest adventure is one of his best yet, packed with variety of charming moments and an impressive attention to detail.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2016

Even with robot armor, Kirby retains his charm

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Unscored
Jun 11, 2016

You won’t struggle playing Planet Robobot. You’ll smile. The people who made it knew just what they were doing, and they’ve made one of the 3DS’ most delightful games.

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May 25, 2016

Planet Robobot does nothing to advance the state of the video game art, or even to reinvent the Kirby series. And that's fine. Sometimes you just need a straightforward, energetic, and above all fun game, and it's here where HAL delivers. Centered around a brilliant upgrade mechanic, bursting with lively graphics, and featuring dozens of thoughtfully designed stages, Kirby's latest is one of the most entertaining chapters to date of a long and storied franchise.

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May 28, 2016

Though Kirby’s Adventure was super-easy, I still loved the hell out of it and I still do nostalgically. But it’s not 1993 anymore... even if sometimes I want it to be. Kirby: Planet Robobot isn't bad by any means, and it's still plenty fun, but it's akin to that song you loved in college or that book you read as a kid that changed your life. It doesn't keep quite the same appeal so many years later, as good as it still may be.

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7 / 10.0
May 25, 2016

While the robot motif comes in half-cocked, Planet Robobot is still a safe, serviceable Kirby game. After beating the story and reflecting on it, many elements felt like just going through the motions, but those motions haven't gotten stale yet after nearly 25 years.

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