Kirby: Planet Robobot Reviews

Kirby: Planet Robobot is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Apr 15, 2017

"Right back at ya! Better than ever?"

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78%
Aug 30, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is a decent return to classic form for Kirby, bringing with it an excellent gameplay addition in the form of its namesake and game design that is thoroughly enjoyable. It might not be the deepest game in the world and it definitely won’t push you far, but it is definitely a title even hardened platformer fans should check out for a fun time.

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Aug 12, 2016

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.

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games™ Team
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 1, 2016

Beautiful, fun and Kirby’s best game

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9 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2016

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.

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Adam Riley
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jul 1, 2016

What an absolute joy to play through. With Kirby: Planet Robobot, Nintendo and HAL have delivered not only a standard Kirby platform outing for Nintendo 3DS that matches the usual high quality levels found throughout the series, but have managed to bring many new elements into the mix to ensure that this the freshest Kirby to date, merging clever ideas from other genre stable-mates with the traditional qualities everyone knows and loves.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is another fun ride through Planet Popstar that only falters in its lack of innovation and short length.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2016

If you’re new to the series or a returning veteran ready to greet the little pink puff ball again after a long wait, you’re in store for a fantastic ride. While there may have been problems along the way, this has to be one of my favorite games to come out of this year. I hope you pick it up and give it a try.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
7.6 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2016

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.

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A or higher
Jun 28, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot delivers, with a wonderful experience for Kirby fans of all ages. The game’s controls, sound, and visuals are pitch perfect, and the gameplay is classic Kirby. It’s over a little too quickly, but the pink puffball’s adventures have never overstayed their welcome. It’s a small gripe for an otherwise fantastic game.

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Jun 28, 2016

Nintendo's Kirby: Planet Robobot introduces the pink protagonist to a brand new platforming mechanic in the form of a giant mech suit, and the end result is rather refreshing.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2016

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.

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9 / 10
Jun 24, 2016

Particularly smart games will normally reward you for exploring every nook and cranny, but here there's nothing to find

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4.3 / 5.0
Jun 22, 2016

In this world of harshness and realism, Kirby: Planet Robobot provides a much needed light on the gaming industry which highlights that games were made for fun which many developers have missed this point. With colourful graphics, a catchy soundtrack and enduring gameplay, Kirby: Planet Robobot has just the right amount of cute, challenge and enjoyment to absolutely make this one a very memorable game of 2016.

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NZGamer
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2016

The Kirby you know and love, now with suitably cute, pink mechs.

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Jun 19, 2016

By the fifth of the six main zones, the game becomes a dull gauntlet of repetitive mini-bosses.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is yet another Kirby game, which I personally consider a positive. The new abilities and mechanized gimmickry are huge fun to fiddle around with, boss encounters are beautifully delivered, and the level design is some of the series’ most accomplished.

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Sam M.
Top Critic
Jun 16, 2016

It’s a great game for the young ones, and still enough there for older players, but if you’re looking for a challenge, there are some stronger contenders on the 3DS.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is a fantastic entry in one of Nintendo's most beloved series.

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CGMagazine
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2016

I had a blast with this game, and it might challenge for my favourite in the series. It’s crazy, it’s fun, it’s satisfying, and it’s badass.

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