Kirby: Planet Robobot Reviews

Kirby: Planet Robobot is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
May 25, 2016

'Kirby: Planet Robobot' mixes old gameplay with new mechanics and another worldly story to make an enjoyable 3DS game for everyone.

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May 25, 2016

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.

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8 / 10.0
May 25, 2016

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.

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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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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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8.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2016

Not the longest or hardest game ever, but it’s a thoroughly good time while it lasts.

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May 25, 2016

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.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2016

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.

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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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9 / 10
May 25, 2016

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.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
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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8.1 / 10.0
May 25, 2016

Planet Robobot is the same old, funny and colorful Kirby game. Enjoyable, full of extra modes and a bit on the predictable side.

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7 / 10
May 25, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is a great addition to the franchise, adding a mechanic that doesn’t feel forced and is overall not a terribly shallow package. But looking under the hood the game uses a lot of the same tricks that Kirby Triple Deluxe did and will probably captivate your time about as well. It’s certainly one that younger audiences will get a kick out of, but it’s no Kirby’s Fun Pak.

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May 25, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is a great new addition to the classic series. Aside from the new mech suit it doesn't do a whole lot different from its predecessors, but that shouldn't bother those who just want another great 2D platformer for their 3DS collection.

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May 25, 2016
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8 / 10
May 24, 2016

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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9 / 10
May 24, 2016

Bursting with kaleidoscopic colour and packed with HAL Laboratory's creative touch, Kirby Planet Robobot results in being a sensational adventure for the pink hero.

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Ollie Barder
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
May 13, 2016

Overall, this is a great platformer done better than most of the competition out there. If you have a 3DS then this is a necessary purchase, as it needs to be part of your gaming library.

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