Kirby Star Allies

Kirby Star Allies Reviews Summary

Sense of Levity and Fun
Shallow Platforming
Short and Similar

Summary: 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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Based on 94 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apr 15, 2018

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

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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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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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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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