Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo Switch)

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Price
729
RRP
R 849
(-14%)
(3 user ratings)
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Description

The pink puff is back – in HD – and he's not alone.

Kirby is back – and he’s finally on the Nintendo Switch console in HD! But this time, he’s not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts, and gather helpers for a party of up to four characters. On top of that, you can join with up to three friends* for a different kind of team-up action!

Features:

  • The newest Kirby title comes to the Nintendo Switch console in HD
  • Recruit up to three enemies as helpers by hitting them with hearts
  • Returning copy abilities include Sword, Fire, Water, Bomb, Broom and many more!
  • Imbue copy abilities with different elements, such as wind, water, fire and electricity, by borrowing or giving them to helpers to add more attack power, unleash powerful attacks, or solve puzzles
  • Up to four players can join in with the horizontal Joy-Con controller configuration, or eight Joy-Con with four Joy-Con grips

*Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode, sold separately.

Product Details

Barcode
0045496421656
Department
Video Games
Released
22 Mar 2018
Type
Games
Platform
Switch
Edition
Standard Edition
Genre
Platformer
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
HAL Labs
FPB
PG
Review
SA Gamer
Screenshots
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Videos
E3 2017 Trailer (01:21)
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Very charming game, though very short

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I really love Kirby. He's the character that introduced me to video games, after all. Kirby Star Allies is a solid entry into the franchise, with stunning visuals and fantastic level design. The game is pretty short though, taking roughly eight or so hours to beat the story mode. There are extras, but I wouldn't consider them to add a whole lot of time to the game.

That figures to about a hundred bucks per hour for a single play-through, which seems like a complete rip-off compared to Breath of the WIld's five bucks an hour -- a complete steal. Still, I don't mind paying an 'exorbitant' price for this game, as some indie games tend to have the same low mileage for a high price. It's charming enough that I never considered that it was overly priced, but I do think, in retrospect, that a lower price would have been very welcomed.

The final boss on this, while easy, is very ultra awesome. I got Majora's Mask and Bayonetta vibes from it, and thought it was quite fantastic. That's as far as I'll go with spoilers.

Overall, this game isn't a must buy, but it is something you will not regret if you are a platformer fan. It's a very mellow game, and is well suited for video-game beginners, and for stress relief after paying some competitive matches of Splatoon 2 or ARMS, and later this year, Super Smash Brothers. It's nice to just sit back and admire the visuals while not having a care in the world.

Again, I really love Kirby.