Excerpt: Kirby Mass Attack was a little known title on the Nintendo DS from Nintendo. This hand held video game borrows heavily from the Pikmin series. I purchased this DS game for the purpose of writing this review. Kirby titles have been hit and miss. I wondered which column this pink platformer fit into.
Summary: Kirby's Epic Yarn was a triumph, but there's no denying that Kirby's true home is on a handheld platform. It's where he debuted and it's where he's had his biggest adventures. Kirby Mass Attack brings Kirby home, both in terms of platform and visual style, but that's not to say it's without its...
Excerpt: Kirby’s power involves inhaling an enemy to gain its abilities. Sucking up a fire enemy may turn the pink puffball into a torch, whereas devouring a boomerang-wielding foe can grant Kirby that weapon for his own use.
Pros: Clever gameplay, Beautiful visuals, Plenty of awesome boss battles
Cons: Sometimes touchy controls, Not being able to suck up enemies and steal powers, Getting a Kirby killed right before the end of a level
Summary: Kirby Mass Attack is another solid hit for the series. It has all of the charm, content, and quality that we’ve come to expect from the eight inch hero. There are some hiccups along the way in the form of control and camera issues. However, there’s enough variety and quality to make up for that.
New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.
Common Sense Media
20 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Kirby Mass Attack is an action-adventure game with lots of very vague cartoony violence. Your team of little Kirbys (smily pink puffballs) pile on their enemies and battle them, though the actual fighting is depicted as nothing more than a whirring of arms and feet.
Summary: Remember Kirby – the eccentric floaty cloud-like hero who gobbled up his enemies in a series of sublime platforming titles? Well he’s back but not quite as you remember. As they did with 2005’s Kirby: Power Paintbrush, developers HAL Laboratory has deviated from the established canon once again to...
Excerpt: Kirby doesn't have it all together in Mass Attack as he has been split into 10 copies of himself each with severely diminished abilities. Necrodeus, the evil leader of the Skull Gang, is to blame for harming the pink puff ball. So it is up to you to bring Kirby back together.