Excerpt: Kirby’s Adventure Wii actually had to be released somewhere in 2005 for GameCube, but that didn’t happen. Now the game has been transformed into a Wii version and it’s released to fill up a quiet release period.
Conclusion: Although Kirby’s Adventure Wii lacks the dazzling visual inventiveness of Epic Yarn, its chunky, vibrant look is never less than charming, and is complimented by a style of play that eschews challenge for a subtly enveloping comfort blanket of Nintendo delight.
Conclusion: However, it is surprise how lacking Kirby's latest effort is when it comes to ambition. After managing to bounce back with the beautiful Epic Yarn on Wii, and the innovative Mass Attack on DS, it's back to basics in Kirby's Adventure Wii. It's basic platforming without any new twist.
Summary: Time has done nothing to dull the charms of this late-NES masterpiece. Kirby's Adventure is as vibrant, imaginative and fun today as it was twenty years ago; yes, we just made ourselves feel very old by typing that sentence.
Excerpt: Kirby's Adventure Wii sees Kirby returning to his roots and proudly reasserting himself as a classic Nintendo platform hero. It's a gimmick-free return to the themed worlds of Pop Star, each one containing a number of stages capped with an eventual boss fight.
Excerpt: Don't fall into the same trap so many others will. Don't take one look at Go Vacation and pass it off as shovelware. It's not. The fact that Nintendo has decided to publish Go Vacation on Namco Bandai's behalf in Europe shows the confidence it has the game's quality, and we agree.