Excerpt: With brilliantly imaginative games like Canvas Curse, Epic Yarn and Mass Attack, the Kirby series has proven that it can re-invent itself and pull it off successfully every time. But what about classic Kirby?
Pros: Classic Kirby gameplay, over-the-top super abilities, Beautifully detailed animations, Playing with friends
Cons: When friends steal your power-ups, Seeing Kirby get hurt, Facing the final boss without friends
Platformer provides cooperative fun for up to four players.
Common Sense Media
27 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Kirby’s Return to Dreamland is a colorful, family-friendly game with content and a level of difficulty suitable for nearly the whole family. The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has stamped the game with an E10+ rating and cites mild cartoon violence, but this may be a...
Summary: Kirby was in line for a Wii game years before we finally saw Kirby's Epic Yarn , a platformer that turned Nintendo's adorable pink puffball into colored string and changed the series' formula considerably.
Conclusion: Kong to Yoshi and Link, each new Nintendo gaming system has featured classic character appearances in new titles on the new respective Nintendo system, and selling millions of units of games doing so.
Excerpt: It’s been a very exciting few years for Kirby fans. Last year brought us the charming and innovative Kirby’s Epic Yarn , and just recently the equally inventive Kirby Mass Attack landed on the DS.
Conclusion: Kirby's Return to Dreamland is not a bad game, but feels like something Nintendo made as an afterthought. If players really want a new 2D platformer this holiday season, there are better alternatives yet to come.
Excerpt: Kirby's Return to Dreamland is the second Kirby installment for Nintendo this year. However, unlike recent Kirby titles, Return to Dreamland follows more traditional Kirby routes. Kirby's Return to Dreamland hosts a highly reminiscent flare of classic Kirby titles.