NINTENDO DS PREVIEW: KIRBY

The Pink Powerhouse rolls out onto the DS. by Cole Smith

May 16, 2006 - Developer HAL is giving Kirby a chance to strut his stuff on the Nintendo DS. Returning to his platform roots and utilizing the DS's exclusive features, this will be a chance for all Kirby fans to reach out and touch him - literally.

Players can expect all the floating, jumping and battling of a classic Kirby™ game, but this time, Kirby's copy abilities have been massively boosted. Not only can players mix and match copy abilities by using the stylus to drag them together inside Kirby's copy center (located on the touch screen), but the powers themselves now have the ability to affect the environment, as well as foes. Burn trees and grasses with the Fire ability or freeze water with the Ice ability.

When someone steals some strawberry shortcake, the pink powerhouse sets out after them, learning new skills along the way. The graphics are cute and colorful. Kirby is a cartoon come to life.


In sub-game mode, this game also features multi-player fun for up to four players, using either Multi-Card or DS Download Play over DS Local Area Network.

By Cole Smith
CCC Senior Writer

Rating out of 5
Kirby (DS)
NA
Graphics
Not Available
NA
Control
Not Available
NA
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Not Available
NA
Play Value
Not Available
NA
Overall Rating -
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
System: DS
Dev: HAL Labs
Pub: Nintendo
Released: TBA 2006
Players: 1 - 4
Preview by Cole

Review Rating Legend
1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor
2.5 - 2.9 = Average
3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
3.5 - 3.9 = Good
4.0 - 4.4 = Great
4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
5.0 = The Best