Kirby: Planet Robobot Reviews
It’s not the most difficult of games, as Kirby titles generally aren’t, but it is enormous fun, and up there as one of my all-time favourite 3DS titles.
Kirby Planet Robobot continues the excellence and consistent fun and variety of the Kirby series from the past few years. It tightens up established mechanics and adds some great new ideas, which all comes together into one of the most enjoyable and genuinely friendly games I’ve played all year.
Smart, simple and loads of fun - there's plenty to enjoy about Planet Robobot, though many gamers will be deterred by the lack of any real challenge.
Kirby fans deserve to play this game, heck anyone one that is fan of this genre needs to pick up Kirby Planet Robobot if they own a 3DS. It’s one of the best games released this year, and while not totally surprising, at the same time it is. All this praise and I’m mostly referring to the single player main story, but with its bevy of other cool unlockable modes and the multiplayer party like games available, there is so much content here, it’s a great price for an absolutely jam packed 3DS cartridge.
Is it perfect? Certainly not. It feels like it was pressed by a machine with a template. The mech suit and dynamic gameplay mechanics are its saving grace, but I don’t think they’ll be enough for all comers.
Kirby: Planet Robobot is a refreshing addition to the Kirby series which brings some welcome changes to its level design. Its gameplay is varied and involving and its visual environment is nothing short of delightful. While its overall difficulty is not as high as it would be desirable and its extra modes could go further, Planet Robobot stands out as a fundamental title for any fans of the Kirby series.
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Stuck to the old gameplay formula Planet Robobot shows an impressive level design and opens the doors to some interesting puzzle solving. One last great adventure on this generation of portable console.
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Kirby: Planet Robobot was a blast from start to finish. The platforming, combat and level design are better than they’ve ever been in a Kirby game.
Kirby Planet Robobot is not a deep game in terms of story, but it doesn't need to be. It serves up exactly what the series is known for with a new twist, and it does so with awe-inspiring ease. One of my biggest takeaways was how completely I was transported to a space of childlike joy while I played it. It's hard for a game to really strike that note of pure happiness, an emotion many of us remember from sitting in front of our Nintendo Entertainment Systems in the '80s. Making a game strictly aimed at children or adults is a challenge on its own, but hitting the sweet spot for both is what makes a classic. Kirby Planet Robobot just might be one of those.
It’s probably one of the pink puffball’s shorter adventures, but the new mech gimmick provides a fun and fresh take on Kirby’s action-platforming core that I couldn’t get enough of.
“Kirby: Planet Robobot” is an excellent addition to the franchise that manages to freshen up the series with its new Robobot Armor gameplay. Difficulty can be on the easy side for the most part, which might dismay folks looking for a challenge but also makes it more accessible to gamers of all ages and skill levels. The Team Kirby Clash mode is also a fun diversion for co-op lovers. If you’re a fan of Kirby platforming and puzzle solving, Kirby: Planet Robobot is one game you’ll definitely get sucked into.
Having only been announced and revealed this past March, it’s been a bit of a shame that Kirby hasn’t had the same level of attention that Mario, Link, and Nintendo’s more prominent stable of characters have enjoyed over the years. While Planet Robobot may be a title that has flown a little under-the-radar for some, it nevertheless is a worthwhile addition to the Kirby series, and more than worthwhile to be a part of a 3DS owner’s library. More experience platforming players may want a bit more of a challenge, but for light, breezy fun in a richly-colorful world, by no means should you pass over Kirby: Planet Robobot. More than anything, where else will you get the chance to pilot a transforming, mechanized pink puffball?
Kirby: Planet Robobot might be easy, but it’s an equally satisfying platformer to play on the go with the 3DS. It’s an adventure that the round pick hero begs you to join him on, and you’d be hard pressed to be dissatisfied with the journey.
Kirby: Planet Robobot is an excellent 3DS action platform game. It has all the charm you want from a Kirby game, but with more puzzles and action. It’s my favorite Kirby game, and is one of the best games to release this year. Simply put: Kirby: Planet Robobot is amazing.
Clever level design, nice visuals, and the added mech-suit really make Planet Robobot stand out as a Kirby title, and is one of his most enjoyable entries to date. If you enjoy classic Kirby games and are looking for a game with some real value, Kirby: Planet Robobot should be on your radar.
Kirby: Planet Robobot takes a lot of the good work of Kirby: Triple Deluxe and adds a mechanised spark to proceedings. The addition of Kirby in a mech is good, silly fun, and there's pleasing variety to stage designs - HAL is on good form here, with puzzles and vehicular sections in particular that enhance the overall experience. The Story Mode itself is excellent, and the extra minigames then give players more to do, not to mention the task of finding and unlocking all of the items (and stickers) in the campaign to get that 100% completion statistic.There's a lot of Kirby for your money here, and the pink fluffball is at the top of his game.
By the fifth of the six main zones, the game becomes a dull gauntlet of repetitive mini-bosses.
With refreshing aesthetics, engaging gameplay and varied level design, Kirby: Planet Robobot is the pink puffball's best platformer in years.
Kirby: Planet Robobot is another fun ride through Planet Popstar that only falters in its lack of innovation and short length.