Kirby: Triple Deluxe
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|HAL Laboratory, Inc.
|8/10, based on 1 review
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|2D Platformer Games, Side Scroller Games, Kirby Games
It's time for another colorful adventure with the best pink blob in gaming! In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the lovable world of Dreamland is threatened by a new villain and it's up to you to save the day. This adorable sequel provides hours of joyful platforming and signature Kirby action, as you suck up and destroy enemies across vibrant environments. With new forms and abilities, extra modes, and some great music, this is a delightful adventure that's perfect for both beginners and longtime Kirby fans.
Main Game Features
- Fun and simple platforming action
- Transform in over 25 forms
- Unlockable modes and mini-games
Kirby: Triple Deluxe sees Dreamland in trouble yet again, but thanks to being at the right place at the right time, the iconic pink puffball Kirby is in a position to repel the threat. Although this is a sequel to Kirby: Return to Dreamland, the story in Kirby: Triple Deluxe is standalone, featuring a new villain and world to explore. When the spider beast Taranza uses magical powers to sprout a massive Dreamstalk, Dreamland is uprooted, sending its inhabitants sprawling to the skies above. Dashing up the Dreamstalk and into the mysterious new world of Floralia, Kirby must find Taranza and restore Dreamland to its previously tranquil state.
As is par for the franchise, the story in Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a lighthearted and cartoon-like affair, gently guiding players through a lush world. When compared to other Nintendo properties like Super Mario Bros, there's actually a bit of character development here, with some twists and turns along the way. The villains are cool and it's fun to see old favorite characters return for another adventure, offering a cheerful romp through a flowery village in the skies.
Although the graphics are prettier than ever before and there are multiple new mechanics, the core gameplay of Kirby: Triple Deluxe stays consistent with its predecessors. Just like in the original Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby's Adventure, your main goal is to jump across platforms and reach the end of the stage, overcoming any enemies you come across. Using his magical powers, Kirby can suck up specific enemies and absorb their powers via transformation, granting him various abilities. Over 20 classic transformations like Sword and Wheel are available, and new forms like Archer and Bell mix things up. Discovering all the enemy transformations and trying out their powers has always been one of the best parts of the Kirby franchise and that stays true for Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
In addition to the new standard transformations, Kirby: Triple Deluxe also sees the debut of Hypernova Kirby, a super powerful transformation available at various points in the game. By swallowing a colorful Miracle Fruit, Kirby can grow in size and suck up huge objects, allowing him to solve puzzles and use limited abilities. When you're not playing the main game, you can also enjoy some new mini-games, including the combat-centered “Kirby Fighters” and the “Dedede's Drum Dash” rhythm game. There are even more modes available after you complete the game, offering even more new ways to play.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe gives players the uncomplicated and comfortable gameplay that the series is known for while raising the bar with new abilities, modes, and features. Jumping through the colorful new world of Floralia and trying out cool enemy transformations is tons of fun, even if the game is extraordinarily easy.
Overall, Kirby: Triple Deluxe doesn't make any huge changes to the formula, but it's still great fun.
- Colorful graphics and upbeat music
- Great for new gamers
- Extra modes add replayability
- Exceptionally easy difficulty
- Simple when compared to other Kirby games
- Puzzles aren't very engaging