Kirby Star Allies

Nintendo, HAL Laboratory

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
74
Top Critic Average
53%
Critics Recommend
Based on 93 critic reviews
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Kirby Star Allies

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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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 16, 2018

Developer: HAL Laboratory

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

Team up with friends to puff up your powers in Kirby Star Allies, a colourful platforming adventure, only on Nintendo Switch! Up to four players can journey through Dream Land together, combining Copy Abilities to perform spectacular special moves or even create new powers! WICKED WEATHER Dream Land is plunged into chaos when Dark Hearts start falling from the sky, turning everyone who encounters them evil. When one of the hearts hits Kirby, however, it actually has the opposite effect! Kirby gains the power to spread love, allowing him to recruit unlikely allies to help him on his quest to bring peace back to Dream Land. OPEN WIDE In classic Kirby fashion, inhale opponents and objects then fire them back out to smash through blocks or baddies! You can also copy the powers of certain enemies, which lets you steal their unique attacks and abilities. COMBINE FORCES ALL ABOARD THE FRIEND TRAIN Sometimes you’ll need all four members of your team to join together to perform an impressive special move. Form a Friend Circle to roll through any obstacles that stand in your way, steam towards the end of a stage as a Friend Train, or create a Friend Bridge to pass over large gaps! DISCOVER NEW COPY ABILITIES Take down baddies in all sorts of ways using brand-new and fan-favourite Copy Abilities! Wrap up an enemy in a bundle of webbing with the new Spider ability, or slam them firmly into the ground with the Suplex ability. There are loads of Copy Abilities to discover, each with their own unique move sets. SHARE THE JOY Up to four players can join the fun anytime, anywhere! Simply recruit an ally in-game by using a friend heart, then grab a Joy-Con or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to jump straight into the action! Open up new paths by combining Copy Abilities, and work together to overcome challenging bosses who stand in your way. MINIGAME MADNESS Go head-to-head against your friends – or against the computer – in two frantic minigames! Cut down a tree as quickly as possible in Chop Champs, or bat away an incoming meteor in Star Slam Heroes. Whoever chops the most wood or hits the meteor the furthest will be crowned the winner! HEAL YOUR PARTY If your team is hurt during battle, you can scan Kirby series amiibo (sold separately) to spawn in various fruits to restore your allies’ HP! You can tap in amiibo up to eight times per stage to ensure your group is always fighting fit and raring to go. Looking for more games starring the loveable pink puffball? Find out more about the Kirby series at our Kirby hub!
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

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

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

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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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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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Kirby Star Allies Second Free Update Brings Dark Meta Knight, Daroach and Adeleine to the Party - GameRevolution

Kirby Star Allies Second Free Update Brings Dark Meta Knight, Daroach and Adeleine to the Party - GameRevolution

The free update ride on Kirby Star Allies continues. Starting 27 July 2018, the Kirby Star Allies Dream Friends roster is increasing. Daroach, Dark Meta Knight, and Adeleine are joining the adventure.

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