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Kirby Star Allies

Nintendo, HAL Laboratory
Mar 16, 2018 - Nintendo Switch
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.3 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Easy Allies
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
6.3 / 10
Polygon
7 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5

Kirby Star Allies Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Sense of Levity and Fun

Shallow Platforming

Short and Similar

Kirby Star Allies maintains the sense of relaxing joy that the series has been known for. However, most critics called out the shallow, gimmicky gameplay and dull feeling. Kirby fans and young children may feel drawn to this captivating world, but others may want to reconsider.


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Kirby Star Allies Trailers

Kirby Star Allies New Levels & Boss Fight Co-op Gameplay – Nintendo Minute thumbnail

Kirby Star Allies New Levels & Boss Fight Co-op Gameplay – Nintendo Minute

Kirby for Nintendo Switch - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2017 thumbnail

Kirby for Nintendo Switch - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2017


Kirby Star Allies Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Kirby Star Allies

The name Kirby Star Allies isn't just for show. Whether you're adventuring through Dream Land with up to three friends or playing with competent AI teammates, Kirby's ever-rotating group of uniquely powered pals are the real stars of the show here. The creative ways you can combine abilities never gets old, which means there's great potential for replayability especially with friends. I just wish the final boss battle hadn't come just as the puzzles were starting to give me a challenge.

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HAL Laboratory delivers a brilliant chemistry set of a 2D platformer.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Kirby's games never seem fair on the enemies but this tiresome and poorly balanced co-op platformer offers little chance of fun for them or you.

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Star Allies represents the height of complacency for the Kirby franchise. It looks fine, plays fine, and barely flirts with anything new until the final boss fight

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Even if it's on the brief and simple side, Star Allies demonstrates the polish and personality you've come to expect from the series. It's a kid-friendly romp through the franchise's most memorable moments, and the asymmetric gameplay and lively spirit of Kirby's latest journey make it a great way to introduce a new generation of fans to the series.

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With heaps of personality and invaluable extra content, Kirby Star Allies rises to greatness.

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Kirby Star Allies' friend-making gimmick adds layers of playful fun to this solid Kirby adventure. It's a perfectly pleasant way to pass a weekend by yourself, or with friends of your own—though the game is best enjoyed via the Switch's handheld mode. You might not be impressed by Star Allies if you're just not into Kirby at all, but everyone else should say "Hiiiiiii~!"

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OpenCritic Coverage

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NPD shows Kirby, MLB, and Sea of Thieves as winners in March



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