Kirby: Planet Robobot Reviews

Kirby: Planet Robobot is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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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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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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75 / 100
Jun 11, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot isn’t too deep, but it doesn’t need to be. It captures the fun, jovial nature of its titular character, and breathes some life into an otherwise tepid formula. It’s brief and hardly earth-shatteringly unique, but it’s fun in the way a Kirby game ought to be.

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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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78%
Jun 12, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is an extremely fun game with lots of new features but lacks a good story.

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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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Apr 15, 2017

"Right back at ya! Better than ever?"

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

Beautiful, fun and Kirby’s best game

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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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8 / 10.0
May 25, 2016

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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4 / 5.0
Jun 1, 2016

“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.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2016

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?

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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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Jun 12, 2016

With refreshing aesthetics, engaging gameplay and varied level design, Kirby: Planet Robobot is the pink puffball's best platformer in years.

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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 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2016

Nintendo's pink puffball's new game is a bit easier than long time fans might like, but that's just because his awesome new mech suit is so satisfyingly powerful

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