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.

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 93 critic reviews
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4.8 / 5.0
Mar 21, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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