Kirby Triple Deluxe
Everyone’s favourite pink puffball is back in a brand new game made just for him, and he is looking pinker and puffier than ever on the Nintendo 3DS. Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a side-scrolling adventure which sees lovable marshmallow Kirby travel through multiple worlds to to rescue his arch-nemesis, King Dedede, and save the sky kingdom of Floarald.
In what can be described as a fairly orthodox side-scrolling platformer, Kirby:Triple Deluxe is a family friendly action adventure combining a familiar franchise with new features. Kirby is one of the few games where you can say it sucks, and it’s not only a fact, but also a necessary game mechanic. Kirby is out to suck like never before as a Kirby gameplay staple, ‘Copy Abilities’ will feature heavily in the game. By sucking in enemies, Kirby can copy their moves, required to get past some of those tricky platforming elements. Making use of the capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS, Kirby: Triple Deluxe pops in 3D, using both the foreground and background to bring separate elements and depth to the gameplay. New and improved StreetPass functionality adds an extra element, unlocking hidden items and keychains not normally found in game.
Alongside the main quest, Kirby: Triple Deluxe will also feature some subgames to extend the fun past the main story mode. Possibly the coolest of these is the game’s take on Super Smash Bros, called Kirby Fighters, where up to four players can battle it out in an arena, with some crazy Kirby on Kirby action as Copy Abilities are let loose. If you’re looking for a more focused challenge, there are two arena modes which puts Kirby to the test as he battles through each of the game’s boss characters as fast as possible. For those who want to try things from the perspective of Kirby’s nemesis, King Dedede, there are game modes where King Dedede is the star, and he features in a rhythm style subgame as well as in an extra edition of the main story where he is the playable character.
Kirby:Triple Deluxe has already released in Japan, but those of us on down under won’t be seeing it until May 17. The game looks set to be fun, light and airy, much like the beloved pink protagonist himself, but with an abundance of action, adventure and platforming thrown into the mix, Kirby is going to pack a powerful punch.
Written by Miranda Nelson