Percentile Rank

Kirby Star Allies is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 93 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 14, 2018

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

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NintyBuzz
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 26, 2018

Overall, Kirby Star Allies is a pretty neat game which add some fantastic new features to the Kirby series; it definitely is a laugh to play through the game with a few friends.

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GameXplain
Liked
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked
Mar 14, 2018
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GameCloud
Wait for Sale
Wait for Sale
Mar 27, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is cute, comfortable to play, and easy to get someone else involved in, but it's also totally forgettable. I thought perhaps it was just that I hadn't played a Kirby game for years or maybe it was better suited to younger audiences, so I got my son to join in for a second opinion. However, to be completely frank, it was only ever as fun as we made it, and this was especially disappointing for him as he's always placed Kirby on a pedestal. There are certainly some components of the game I can appreciate, but, overall, the experience feels hollow.

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Nintendojo
B-
B-
Apr 27, 2018

Everyone's favorite puffball is back, bringing with him the best platformer on Switch, but not the best installment in the series.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 14, 2018

Even when completion of the game unlocks more challenging modes, Star Allies mostly serves as a reminder that Kirby games seem to function as reflex for Nintendo as natural as breathing is for you or me. This one just checks the box.

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Fanatix Four
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 22, 2018
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Scored Reviews

Cheat Code Central
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
Mar 21, 2018

Kirby: Star Allies is an all-together pleasant game.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Most of the stages aren't the only linear aspect of Star Allies, as the world map for each realm is fairly flat. It's always great to find a secret switch and unlock more extra stages to romp around in (something that feels distinctly Super Mario World), but more hidden secrets and an actual use for hub screen jumping would elevate the age old level-to-level feel a tad.I don't think HAL is very interested in drastically altering the Kirby formula at this point, and that's perfectly fine. Not every creation is going to be a masterpiece, but for the most part, all of the console iterations have a special degree of love and care that shine through. Kirby Star Allies is cute, gorgeous in its own special way, and fun to play. It's par for the course.

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Niche Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 28, 2018

Overall I was very happy with my time playing Kirby: Star Allies. It's not quite the system seller other Nintendo first-party titles are and doesn't really do anything new, but it's definitely a very fun experience for both veteran fans of the series and newcomers alike.

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EGM
9 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies hits all the perfect nostalgia notes you expect from a full-blown Kirby adventure, and adds just enough new twists to make something so familiar at this point feel fresh and fun again. The pink puffball has never played so well (particularly with others) before.

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NoobFeed
88 / 100
88 / 100
Mar 23, 2018

It won't please those seeking an intense adventure but Kirby Star Allies is a fun game that will make many gamers smile.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies gives what was promised: the co-op mode is the main attraction, but it is still a fun game playing on your own. A beautiful game that features a very entertaining gameplay and lives up to the expectations.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Mar 14, 2018

If you've been enjoying Kirby games since his 8-bit beginnings, then you're in for a treat

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is another good game of a long lasting series. The game is fresh and gives lot of fun, and the gameplay, even if it's simple, is rock-solid.

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Nintendo Wire
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2018

It might not end up as fondly remembered as what it’s reminding you of, but Star Allies is worth your time. As a breezy platformer full of delight, it’s a stress-free reminder of why games don’t need to be overly complicated. This is classic Kirby as you’ve known him for 25 years — with all the ups and downs that it brings, you can count on this newest adventure when it comes to charm and fun.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Mar 24, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is a fun entry in the traditional Kirby series. The co-op is fun, the CPU controlled helpers are competent, and the new abilities are a blast to use. Sadly, the length of the game and the lack of difficulty-scaling for bosses in multiplayer make it just shy of living up to its fullest potential.

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The Games Machine
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies remains faithful to the vision of Sakurai, albeit it's much easier and very funny at the same time. The journey will be anything but challenging (and there are a couple of interesting extra game modes), but it will be an entertaining one. Definitely recommended to a younger audience, or if you have children.

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IGN
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

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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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is an incredibly fun Kirby game that will please fans of the franchise. If only there were a little bit more of it.

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LevelUp
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jan 1, 1970

With good level design, charming graphics and fun multiplayer, Kirby: Star Allies stand as one of the best entries in the franchise. Its Story Mode may be easy, and it probably won't take you a lot of time to complete, but HAL Laboratory packed a nice amount of content that will keep Kirby's biggest fans busy for a while.

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USgamer
Mar 14, 2018

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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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby is an enchanting, colorful and well designed platform game, which is even better in four player local coop. Sadly, the game (which feels like a direct sequel to Kirby´s Adventure for Wii) is too easy and short.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is a brilliant Nintendo Switch debut for the pink puffball, bringing his accessible and lovable brand of side-scrolling platformer to a new console. The friend mechanic adds to the formula tremendously, especially when human friends are involved.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is a great entry in the franchise, its beautiful, charming and really fun to play with others. Sadly some of its great ideas such as the friend combos don't flourish as much as we would like.

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PCMag
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies for the Nintendo Switch doesn't add much new to the series, but it's still an excellent, engaging, and accessible platformer.

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GamePro
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 14, 2018

Successful Kirby debut on the Switch with chaotic, but witty multiplayer and cute look.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 30, 2018

Colorful visuals, a catchy soundtrack, drop-in-drop-out co-op; Kirby Star Allies checks all the boxes, making it a must-have for your next lazy Sunday gaming session.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2018

The beloved pink puffball returns in Kirby Star Allies, this time with the ability to recruit friends into battle. As a Kirby game, this one is accessible as ever and the addition of couch co-op as well as extra modes is welcome for families. It’s a still a bit too easy as far as platformers go and the AI can be inconsistent at times. For Kirby fans, though, Star Allies delivers another charming platformer that will suck your time. It's an adorable, family-friendly romp for the young and young at heart.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

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

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is by far the easiest and shallowest game in the series, but is still an enjoyable experience, especially when played with friends.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 19, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is Nintendo at its best as HAL Laboratories create a truly enjoyable side-scrolling platformer which takes a classic gaming premise and transforms it into something enjoyable for old and new gamers alike that takes the genre to a new level. The controls work extremely well on this console and although single-player works well, Kirby Star Allies is far more entertaining with other players.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2018

Does Kirby Star Allies do anything radically new? No, not really. But it is a full-fledged console Kirby title, something many of us have sorely longed for. It's a good single player experience to be sure, but truly comes into its own as a multi-player title. Like most things, Kirby Star Allies is just plain better with friends.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2018

Fans will love Kirby Star Allies' cameos from every corner of the franchise, and new players will find the platforming imminently approachable. While this adventure may not be as deep as some of Kirby's 3DS outings, it sure does bring the joy.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Adam Riley

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

Fun for all your friends and family, Kirby Star Allies is a Kirby-by-numbers, sticking to the formula that has worked for so long, and proves to be just as fun as ever before. Mixing in the four-player element makes for some hilarious antics, and the augmented powers that can be utilised make for some extremely exciting scenarios. The only drawback is the age-old concern of things being a bit simpler than desired, but HAL has packed in plenty of entertaining content to appease fans new and old alike.

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Digitally Downloaded
Mar 14, 2018

Those looking for some cooperative fun will definitely want to check it out, as there are few better reasons to separate the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is not in the same league as Odyssey or Breath of The Wild, but it's still a lot of fun for the whole family.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 24, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is the same fun and charming platformer that fans have loved so far. The only thing that takes down the latest adventure of Kirby is that it might be dull if you play it alone in single player so its true potential is hidden in the multiplayer.

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The Game Fanatics
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is a great addition to the franchise that presents cooperative gameplay in a way that's comprehensive and fluid. The level design is some of the best I've experienced in a Kirby game and realizes the potential of a cooperative platformer. It's an utter delight that will have me coming back time and again.

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Video Chums
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

Kirby Star Allies offers plenty of classic adorable Kirby action with oodles of exciting abilities to discover.

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Cerealkillerz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

Kirby Star Allies acts like a love letter to Kirby and Couch Co-Op Fans but keeps it really short and simple at the same time. Besides the 3-5 hours on story there isn't really much motivation to keep on playing besides some generic mini-games. If you're looking for some hours of colorful kirby multiplayer action you can still get this without hesitation.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

Where Mario Odyssey demanded player skill, Kirby 180’s and demands you just have fun. It won’t challenge most of you reading this, but I bet you’ll be smiling and having a good time regardless.

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Miketendo64
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

With the power of love and friendship, Kirby Star Allies will surely melt the coldest of hearts.

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PushStartPlay
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2018

Kirby Star Allies will no doubt be one of the most pleasing and enjoyable games you’ll play this year.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

Despite its easy difficulty, Kirby: Star Allies is a great Kirby game for old fans and newcomers alike. Its mix of nostalgia and new content make it truly shine.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is a cute and chaotic traditional Kirby game with fantastic buddy AI and strong potential as a co-op experience. It pays fantastic homage to its roots while adding in new mechanics that work well. Unfortunately, the length of the experience will have some doubting whether it's truly worth it, but Kirby Star Allies is one of the most wholesome Switch games you can try right now.

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VGN
7.8 / 10.0
VGN

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

A solid and fun adventure which can unite together new players and old fans of Kirby's. A great game to add on your Switch collection, that really shines in the 4-player coop mode.

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Nexus
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

All in all, Kirby Star Allies isn’t mind blowing, it’s not hugely different and certainly doesn’t push any boundaries. What it is, though, is a perfectly fun, simple gaming experience that’s enjoyable with or without friends, and near perfect for the Switch whether it be on the go, or on the TV.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is another solid addition to the Nintendo Switch, and it does everything it has to as a Kirby game, I just hope that in the future, Nintendo will try to expand upon what already makes Kirby so great as they have with titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

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Expansive
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is not Nintendo or HAL Laboratory at their best, but it is still a fantastic platformer that gets way more right than it gets wrong.

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WellPlayed
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby is back in a new platforming adventure and this time he’s bringing some friends along for the trip

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Sick Critic
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2018

A bit of a step down from what came before, but still a solid and fun entry in the series, especially when playing with friends.

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IGN Italy
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is a little, colorful adventure... that keeps doing what a number of other Kirby's colorful adventure has already done before.

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IGN Spain
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

A failed attempt to offer an excellent platformer with Kirby as its main character, because of its extremely low difficulty and a bad level design, despite being horribly beautiful and very funny when played with friends.

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Easy Allies
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2018
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Polygon
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

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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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby Star Allies feels like a greatest hits collection rather than its own unique experience. It takes inspiration from the majority of classic Kirby games and while it doesn't have quite the level of scope that Kirby Super Star had back in the day, there's a great amount of fun to be had. It's certainly more fun with friends and is well made, having plenty of nostalgia for the pink puffball's fans, but it's certainly the easiest Kirby game in years.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 19, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is nice, but too simple game that's designed for younger audience and cooperative play. Some levels, like sections with flight, together with good puzzles can please even adults, but project lacks more complex levels, dynamic action and a real challenge to be truly addictive.

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Some Kirby fans will undoubtedly have hours of fun with Kirby Star Allies, while many others will be put off by what they might perceive as fairly bland gameplay. With friends and kids, this is a great game to play, but if you're looking for a hardcore platformer or something that will challenge you, this frankly is not it.

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TrustedReviews
Mar 15, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is an entertaining multiplayer game that's as Nintendo as they come. Played alone, it isn't as fun, though.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

True to the series' heritage, Kirby Star Allies asserts its apparent simplicity through a candid, somehow heartbreaking scenario, a vibrant artistic direction, and a sweet gameplay fundamentally built for conviviality, with ennemies that can also become skillful buddies once befriended. This amicable approach creates sympathetic cooperative operations and wonderful sequences of grouped transformations, but it results in a constrained, hence linear level design. While the new powers reveal interesting and potentially overpowerful teamwork synergies, those are only exploited into the rather short additional modes. More generosity, imagination and even boldness were expected from this moving, then ultimately nostalgic adventure.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

I wouldn't consider Kirby Star Allies a must play game, but is certainly an enjoyable title if you just want to have a casual gaming experience or play a game with your children.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

All in all, Kirby Star Allies is a fun, relaxing game that does a good job of showing off what makes the main Kirby series so great. The slow pace, diverse powers, beautiful environments, adorable enemy designs, and light difficulty ensure that this is an enjoyable ride from start to finish. But with that being said, there's a lingering sense that the developer was a little too keen to play this one safe, and the lack of new ideas may come as a disappointment to series veterans. This is not the Super Mario Odyssey or The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild of the Kirby series, but that doesn't mean that it's a bad game. If you've never played a Kirby game before, this is a fantastic place to jump in, but if you're a longtime fan, you may not be blown away.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby's debut on the Switch is a vibrant and fun game that's best played with friends. It's cheerful, colourful and its blend of new and old mechanics works, but it's missing the inventive spark that separates good Kirby games from great ones.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 28, 2018

Kirby Star Allies provides kinetic joy for one or more players and without a challenge which causes you to go blue in the face, ensuring its place in the Switch’s library as a platformer of choice.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2018

If you have kids, Star Allies is as obvious a recommendation as they come- they will love to play it, either solo, or with you, and it will lead to some great times and memories for everybody. On the other hand, seasoned gamers and long time Kirby fans won't find much that is substantial here.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2018

A wonderfully chilled out platformer perfect for those who just want to relax, also perfect for those who want to game with a partner who doesn't normally game. The easy to master controls and cutesy visuals are peak Nintendo and, while the game isn't very challenging, sometimes that is what is needed.

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GBAtemp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is the first installment of the series on a brand-new console and it bears all the signs of a somewhat rushed game that's testing the waters on new hardware. That being said, it has a gem of classic Kirby gameplay, it's nostalgic and immediately enjoyable from the moment you pick it up to the moment you put it down. If you enjoy Kirby, pick Star Allies up, but keep your expectations moderate - it's not a perfect game, it's just a good one, and that's fine.

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NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

It was still fairly doable, but I felt more in control. This doesn't excuse, however, the boring mini-games as well as the lack of truly fun unlockables. My hope is that HAL Laboratory finds more footing with a second outing on this system.

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TrueGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is a fun game especially with its multiplayer ideas, but its still a very easy game for the die-hard platforming fans.

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GameSkinny
Mar 21, 2018

Kirby Star Allies is solid and quite fun with friends, but it doesn't quite reach the upper tier of Kirby games due to its brevity and playing it a bit too safe.

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New Game Network
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 17, 2018

Star Allies is a respectable entry in the Kirby legacy, but it isn't likely to be held up as one of the better entries. Maybe with some more content, I'd be warmer to the whole experience, but I did have fun and definitely appreciate Nintendo making yet another co-op platformer I can enjoy with my family.

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Goomba Stomp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2018

Kirby Star Allies aims for the stars, but falls short. It's a good game that lacks creativity and is incredibly brief. Despite these factors, however, it's still a good game and a good buy for fans of the pink puffball.

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Nintendo Insider
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

Entertaining but lacking the challenge that many will crave, it’s hard not to come away from playing Kirby Star Allies with a mixed opinion. With impeccably polished visuals but uncomplex stages to overcome, this short-lived adventure in Dream Land has much room for improvement which we can only hope the pink puffball’s next outing will deliver on.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 3, 2018

Kirby Star Allies shines as a standout multiplayer platformer for the Switch, and one that should satisfy the itch of Kirby fans.

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GotGame
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2018

Kirby Star Allies started feeling like a slog for how easy and mundane the adventure felt at times, but despite that I wanted to see myself to the end of it as it does have some neat mechanics with the many possible team formations. I do highly recommend this game for Switch owners that are new to video games.

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GamesBeat
65 / 100
65 / 100
Mar 14, 2018

Star Allies is a serviceable side-scroller, but Kirby's Switch debut should be more exciting this this snoozer.

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Flickering Myth
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

It's cute, easy to play and nice to look at, but by the end of it, you'll probably be left craving something that pushes back at least the teensiest bit.

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Game Informer
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

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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DigitalCentralMedia
61%
61%
Apr 13, 2018

Kirby Star Allies fails to move the series to the next level. Instead, it adds a silly gimmick and does nothing special to stand out against other platformers.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 26, 2018

Kirby Star Allies won't bring any new fans to the series. It sticks to the tried-and-true gameplay strictures of the franchise for better and worse. Co-op is nice, and the HD visuals do bring Kirby's world to life in a fresh way, but overall this is a totally by-the-book sequel that adds little of value other than a chance to play another Kirby game.

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Game Rant
Mar 23, 2018

While it's not a bad game by any means, Kirby Star Allies for the Nintendo Switch is far too easy and does little to evolve the established Kirby formula.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Mar 26, 2018

It would take a monumental effort to make a Kirby game “un-fun.” Kirby Star Allies isn't ruined because of the allies mechanic, it still functions as an enjoyable Kirby game.

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FNintendo
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 18, 2018

Kirby Star Allies brings some of the most trademark elements of the Kirby series, including the extravagant visual look and the always growing set of abilities of the title character. On the other hand, it pushes the series' easy-going difficulty setting too far and sets the threshold too low for the players to feel any challenge and in the end, this ends up harming the experience more than helping the player.

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Fandom
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Mar 22, 2018

While it has a lot of star power with all of its characters and abilities which are sure to please the hardcore Kirby fanbase, this new Switch adventure certainly won’t be winning any awards for innovation.

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Pause Resume
3 / 5
3 / 5
Mar 25, 2018

Kirby will not be one of the most challenging games that you will play this year. However, it is fun and definitely can pass the time with a friend or two. If you’re a fan of Kirby, this game will give you more of the same Kirby that we know and love, don’t expect it to hold your attention for long though.

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viewport
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 31, 2018

Overall, Kirby Star Allies sticks too close to the safe boundaries with its conservative design choices. This is all but a blip in the series' long history, and I am hopeful that HAL Laboratory will be able to bring back to its former glory.

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Fintendo
Apr 15, 2018

"Kirby's Switch debut trusts in old tricks and co-op."

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Stevivor
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2018

Star Allies isn't bad, it's just dull. Perhaps that's worse.

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Digital Trends
Mar 20, 2018

Teamwork doesn't quite make the dream work in 'Kirby Star Allies.

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Slant Magazine
Mar 28, 2018

Kirby's powers are diluted when spread out across four players, yielding a more carefree experience.

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God is a Geek
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

While it looks lovely and isn't a bad game by any means, Star Allies is aimed at a very specific age group, and most others will find it far too easy and, sadly, rather dull.

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Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

4 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

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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