I admit I wasn’t always a Kirby fan. It was only when I started to play Smash Bros. on the Wii that I realized just how awesome he is. After that I began to play any Kirby game I could get my hands on. I jumped on the Kirby band wagon a little late but better late than never. When I saw Kirby Fighters Deluxe in the eshop on the 3DS I just had to play it. Sure enough Kirby was just as awesome in this game.
Based on the wild battle mode introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, this beefed-up standalone game contains expanded gameplay features, the ability to play as a team, new arenas and more.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe is like the title implies, it is a fighting game. It is similar to Smash Bros. with one exception, you just play as Kirby. You don’t just play as Kirby but you fight against him too. All sorts of different variations of Kirby are in the game. Ninja Kirby, beam Kirby, sword Kirby, whip Kirby, and more are in the game. There are a total of 10 different classes of Kirby to choose from. When you beat the game as each one you get a new item for that class. Just like in Smash Bros. there are item drops in each level that you can use. There is also team battle as well. If your friends have the game you can play with them online as well.
There are four different levels of difficulty.When you play as single player there is a nine round arcade style mode. One drawback was that I played as hammer Kirby in normal single player and beat all the rounds in 8 minutes. You might want to play on very hard if you want more of a challenge. The game has a high level of replayability as a result of the unlockables, 10 different Kirby’s to play as, and the fact that it is just a fun game to play. There are several new stages and the fun 3D effect comes into play in them as well.
Each version of Kirby has their own special moves, and still have the same moves from previous Kirby games. The different versions of Kirby do have common abilities such as floating, sliding, etc. The controls are easy to use and there are hints before the levels start to tell you how to use the controls. L and R is for guarding, and the circle pad is to move in any direction.
The controls are user-friendly and so is the game. You don’t need to play all of the Kirby games before you play this one. You don’t even need any experience playing fighting games like Smash Bros. either. There is a bonus for those of you have your save data from Triple Deluxe. If you have your streetpass save data on your console you can unlock bonus stages in Kirby Fighters Deluxe. Owners of Kirby: Triple Deluxe can also access two bonus copy abilities plus an exclusive arena – Waddle Dee Train Tracks!
The graphics are in the same style as other Kirby games like Triple Deluxe. Colorful, bright, and I love the fun 3D effect. I love it in the game where you are fighting and you see Kirby get hit towards the screen.
Overall Kirby Fighters Deluxe is a game worth checking out especially if you are a hard-core fan of Kirby. The most important aspect is that it is a fun game that you want to play over and over. It is almost as addicting as Smash Bros. It may not be as challenging or have as many characters as Smash Bros. but definitely worth checking out. If you are looking for a fun game to play to pass the time this is the game for you. I would rather play Kirby Fighters Deluxe than an app game any day.
REVIEW CODE: A complimentary Nintendo 3DS code was provided to Brash Games for this review. Please send all review code enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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