What Santa brought me (Mini Game Review) – Kirby: Mass Attack

 

Now don’t worry people, this isn’t some half-massed cross over event that features everyone’s favorite puffball (Kirby) and Commander Shepard taking down reapers. No, Kirby: Mass Attack is titled such because Kirby has been dissected into ten clone Kirby’s by the dark magic of Necrodeus, leader of the skull gang (trust me; it’s less disturbing than it sounds). So the bad news is that like this Kirby can’t eat and copy the powers of his enemies (and that’s pretty bad); but to the good with his new man power he can gang up and overpower his foes with sheer force alone. Sounds simple right? Well you should know by now nothing ever that simple with Kirby. The sum of his parts can be easily dispatched in this game because there are so many hazards and things that want to kill you. Also you don’t control one Kirby bit at a time, you control all of them in a pile. As such players direct the pink armada through the use of the stylist; you can tap a space and they’ll go to it, hold down in a direction and they’ll keep moving constantly and so on. Players can also flick Kirby’s’ at something to take it down or grab it. They can even still fly if you hold down on the Kirby mass and ‘draw’ them a path like Kirby: Canvas Curse.

 

And that’s it pretty much; you must navigate between lands, fighting enemies as unique as ever, and all the while trying to micro manage the Kirby entourage into an elite fighting force. It’s just now I realize that Kirby is one of the few gaming icons that has evolved over the years. Sure they go back to the cash cow formula every couple of games, but every so often they try something different to shake up the status quo – I applaud this. I miss the copy powers it this game, but for all intended purposes this is the perfect definition of a video game: imaginative, innovative, can be enjoyed by little kids but offer challenges for adults, heck as a DS game you can play it anytime you want, anywhere you want. So yeah, I liked Kirby: Mass Attack for the reasons I stated above; come on with that face like a puppy and a new borne baby it could’ve have been bad and I still would have passed it – fortunately I didn’t have to sell out today (just a joke people, a joke – put those torches and pitchforks down).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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