Kirby: Planet Robobot Reviews

Kirby: Planet Robobot is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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5 / 5.0
May 25, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot manages to appeal to a new audience while sticking to the series' traditional formula. Fun gameplay, smooth graphics and lots of content make this title a must for your 3DS library.

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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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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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Justin Celani
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2016

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.

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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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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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Ray Carsillo
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2016

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.

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Daily Dot
Colette Bennett
Top Critic
Jun 9, 2016

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.

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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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GameZone
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jun 1, 2016

Kirby Planet Robobot is what you get when the developers of the solid Kirby: Triple Deluxe watch a Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, play Platinum's games, and say “F%*k it, we can do that!” Solid Kirby gameplay, satisfying puzzles, quick genre shifts that help avoid monotony, tons of special homages, and a pair of endings that are going to make Platinum/Anime fans lose their sh*t. This is a game every 3DS owner should look into.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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