Kirby: Mass Attack Reviews (Nintendo DS)

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Modojo (Sep 16, 2011)
All of this makes Kirby Mass Attack a sublime adventure no fan should be without. The unique team-up mechanic, vibrant graphics and cheery soundtrack make this one of Nintendo's finest portable efforts. It's everything we love about Kirby, by the power of ten.
100 (Nov 18, 2011)
Kirby Mass Attack är något alla DS-ägare borde ha i sin samling.
Destructoid (Sep 16, 2011)
With five worlds that contain a sizable variety of levels apiece, plenty of reason to replay old stages, and the most stunning array of extra minigames I've seen in a long time, Kirby Mass Attack is a surprisingly deep, rich and versatile bundle of fun. Mix in that classic Kirby charm and you also have one of the finest adventures to ever grace a DS. Cleverly designed, overwhelmingly cute, and devoted to fun, Kirby Mass Attack is a game that should become part of your handheld library without question.
Digital Chumps (Sep 18, 2011)
For the most part, though, this is a thoroughly solid action/adventure/platforming title that is constantly creative and predominantly fun. If you’ve been a fan of Nintendo’s recent efforts in the field, you’ll not be disappointed by what Mass Attack provides.
1UP (Sep 20, 2011)
Kirby Mass Attack is an exceptional game despite that one controversial decision, and is still an experience that guarantees hours of fun and enjoyment. Unlockable extras like the Strato Patrol EOS shmup, and timing-based RPG Kirby Quest just sweeten an already enticing package of levels and Kirby cuteness. Canvas Curse opened the door for the flood of charming and innovative titles that found a home on Nintendo's fresh dual screen portable, and now Kirby Mass Attack continues to prove the system is capable even in the wake of the 3DS.
The A.V. Club (Sep 26, 2011)
The only hang-up is the sometimes-frustrating imprecision inherent in all touch-controlled games. At times, the Kirbys simply don’t follow the path intended for them, and frustrating deaths result. It’s a minor gripe outweighed by many merits, though. This is delicious game design, and a fitting sendoff for a device that forced game-makers to think in unusual ways.
Game Shark (Oct 07, 2011)
Between the medals, the tasks, the mini-games and the levels themselves, there’s more than ten Kirby’s worth of content here, all wrapped up in the charming and creative wrapper that the Kirby franchise become known for. Kirby may never reach the same level of gaming fame as some of Nintendo’s other properties, but if the pink puffball’s status as a second tier character allows him to show up in such innovative, out there titles, I’m all for him staying out of the spotlight.
GamezGeneration (Nov 11, 2011)
Der Nintendo DS ist scheinbar noch lange nicht Tod! Obwohl der Nintendo 3DS schon längst erhältlich ist, liefert sein Vorgänger einen Hit nach dem nächsten ab. Mit Kirby Mass Attack erwartet euch ein Jump’n'Run der etwas anderen Art, das einfallsreich, spaßig und einfach genial gestaltet ist. Die Bedienung funktioniert perfekt und die gesamte Inszenierung gehört zur absoluten Oberklasse auf dem Handheld. Egal ob Alt oder Jung, Kirby Mass Attack hat das Potenzial die Massen zu begeistern und einer der letzten großen Hits für den Handheld zu werden!
God is a Geek (Nov 17, 2011)
Mass Attack is a superb game. The touch screen interface is as good as any game on the DS to date and they help make an already gorgeous looking and brilliantly designed game even more of a treat. Nintendo have come up with the goods again – with a pocket sized adventure that more than deserves to join its Wii predecessor in the upper echelons of Kirby lore.
Nintendo Life (Sep 19, 2011)
There will inevitably be Kirby purists who will baulk at the rather unorthodox gameplay concept behind Kirby Mass Attack, but if they do they'll be missing out on one of Kirby's most unique adventures to date. While there are a few extremely minor control issues that pop up from time to time, the touchscreen-only controls perform well, making the game an absolute joy to play. In truth, Kirby Mass Attack might very well be the closest thing to a Canvas Curse sequel we'll ever likely see and proves to be yet another extremely charming and engaging Kirby adventure.
GamePro (US) (Sep 19, 2011)
But even after grinding through the game, I'm excited to go back and explore the rest of the extra content. Kirby Mass Attack rewards you for replaying it many times over, with several impressively polished mini-games (my favorites being the RPG and pinball ones), big fruit bonuses, and very frequent references to past Kirby titles. If you try to explore the entire game, you'll be playing it for at least 30 hours, but the real joy is seeing a mountain of Kirbys shout "Poyo!" as they race through the game's vivid, exciting worlds.
Worth Playing (Oct 03, 2011)
If Kirby Mass Attack is really going to be the last Kirby title on the Nintendo DS, then it's ended its run on a very high note. The mechanic of controlling 10 Kirbys at once works like a charm thanks to great level design and good controls. The main quest runs at a good length, but the extra goals and fleshed-out minigames really make the package feel like a steal. By retaining the same quality of graphics and sound as before, the title feels warm and inviting to gamers of all types. Kirby Mass Attack should absolutely be part of your portable gaming library.
Kirby: Mass Attack has all the features of an excellent DS game - innovative controls, delightful gameplay and eye-popping visual style. This may be one the of the last DS games, but without a doubt, it is one of the greatest.
Vandal Online (Nov 06, 2011)
No deja de sorprendernos que, en plena recta final de la existencia de NDS, salgan juegos con una calidad como el que ocupa este análisis. Kirby Mass Attack es un juego para todos los públicos sin excepción, desde los que gustan de partidas rápidas y cortas, hasta los que prefieren grandes desafíos que pongan a prueba su habilidad. Terriblemente fácil de jugar, con muy pocas acciones que aprender, pero con grandes desafíos que aseguran piques personales en la búsqueda de la partida perfecta. Con una más que generosa cantidad de extras y contenidos ocultos que enganchan casi sin quererlo, y salvo el par de defectos de control que hemos mencionado antes, esta especie de experimento que han parido la gente de HAL Laboratory viendo a su héroe como una especie de tribu pikmin, les ha salido tan redondo como el protagonista.
87 (Nov 16, 2011)
Per essere l'ultima apparizione del batuffolo rosa sull'ormai vecchio portatile Nintendo, Kirby: Mass Attack è una vera e propria uscita di scena col botto. Non tanto per l'aspetto tecnico, modesto ma di buona fattura, quanto per un game-design generale di altissima qualità che propone tutta una serie di divertenti e ingegnosi rompicapo sufficientemente diversificati da rendere l'esperienza continuamente accattivante. La cartuccia straripa di contenuti: oltre alla modalità principale e alla longevità offerta da una meccanica che rende piacevole il backtracking e la ripetizione degli stage già completati, i mini-giochi da sbloccare sono un passatempo gradevole e curato. Inutile dire che Nintendo 3DS avrebbe giovato di un piccolo gioiello come questo nella sua discutibile line-up iniziale.
GameSpot (Sep 19, 2011)
Mass Attack doesn't stray from the colorful, kid-friendly presentation and syrupy sweet platforming that the Kirby franchise is known for, but substantial innovation in the way you play it sets the game apart from its predecessors. The stylus-only controls are a welcome addition, and a terrific balance of familiarity and freshness is what makes this buoyant experience so addictive.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Nov 25, 2011)
Kirby, die op schandelijke wijze wordt genegeerd op DSiware, slaat met de kracht van 10 de concurrentie in elkaar. Lang geleden dat we nog zo veel lol hebben gehad met onze stylus.
85 (2011)
Kirby revient dans un jeu de plate-formes acidulé à souhait, et qui permet de passer un très bon moment sur sa DS. Mass Attack apporte un peu de nouveauté à la série, une rejouabilité intéressante, et un contenu très appréciable.
85 (Oct 26, 2011)
Kirby : Mass Attack est une franche réussite qui donnera une bouffée d'air frais à la série comme à la DS. L'idée de nous faire contrôler dix Kirby simultanément est tout simplement brillante et donne lieu à un gameplay aussi ingénieux qu'accessible. Espérons simplement que le fait de sortir sur une console vieillissante n’empêche pas le titre d'obtenir la place qu'il mérite dans le cœur des fans.
83 (Oct 24, 2011)
Einmal mehr gilt die Weisheit unserer Ahnen: Wo Kirby drauf, da Niedlichkeit drin! Okay, natürlich kommt nichts auf dieser Welt an die Zahnschmelz sprengende Putzigkeit des magischen Garns heran. Aber davon abgesehen schlägt sich Mass Attack mehr als wacker: Die Stylus-Steuerung hat man ratzfatz im Blut, die kunterbunten Landschaften sind liebevoll designt - und gibt es gegenwärtig einen knuddeligeren Anblick als eine Bande von zehn kleinen Bällchen, die unter großem Hallo einen großen Gegner bespringen und mit verkniffenem Gesicht und kleinen rosa Fäustchen auf ihn einhämmern? Außerdem stimmt der Umfang: Neben der gerade für aufmerksame Spieler sehr langen Kampagne gibt es auch Tonnen an teilweise sehr unterhaltsamen Minigames. Und trotzdem kein Gold? Knapp daneben ist auch vorbei, denn auch Mass Attack leidet am üblichen Kirby-Problem: Es ist geradezu himmelschreiend einfach, selbst die Bosskämpfe sind kaum der Rede wert.
Although the Nintendo’s 3DS seems be transitioning as Nintendo’s next handheld of choice, the big ‘N’ is still giving the original DS/DSi some gaming love, and Kirby: Mass Attack is proof of that. With some really addictive gameplay, combined with solid sound and graphics, all that is found makes this a title that deserves a spot in any DS/DSi collection of games.
Quarter to Three (Sep 20, 2011)
And the game itself is truly wonderful, as if to distract you from the horror of the Kirbys’ insatiable appetite and their single-minded obsession with reaching whatever point on the screen you’ve tapped with your stylus. Kirby Mass Attack is a metaphor for hunger, or blind devotion, or the overbearing power of social mores, or maybe post 9/11 patriotism, or the economic collapse of Greece, or Rebecca Black’s latest single, or the premiere of this fall’s network television shows. It’s terrible to behold, but at least it makes for a damn fine game that has single-handedly managed to make my Nintendo DS relevant again.
80 (Nov 02, 2011)
Die DS-Ära neigt sich zwar langsam aber sicher dem Ende zu, doch trotzdem dürfen sich Besitzer des Handhelds noch immer über hochkarätige Neuerscheinungen freuen. Zu diesen gehört auch „Kirby Mass Attack“, denn der Titel hat uns voll und ganz überzeugt. Sicherlich kann der klassische Sidescroller nicht mit großartigen Effekten aufwarten, doch die Detailverliebtheit macht dies wieder wett. Zwar hätte der Schwierigkeitsgrad noch ein wenig höher ausfallen können und auch mehr Abschnitte wären wünschenswert gewesen. Doch versteckte Medaillen, Minispiele und Auszeichnungen verdecken diese Schönheitsfehler gekonnt. „Kirby Mass Attack“ ist also auf jeden Fall einen Blick wert, sowohl für Fans als auch für Leute, die einfach nach einem guten Jump’n’Run suchen.
80 (Oct 31, 2011)
Au cinéma, il y a les feel-good movies. Kirby perpétue aujourd'hui l'équivalent jeux vidéo de ce genre, en produisant un jeu de plateformes qui met la patate. Il n'y a pas vraiment de nouvelles approches, tout du moins rien qui ne puisse être fait sur smartphone. Hal Laboratory a décidé de proposer un menu best of de tout ce qui s'est fait sur DS durant ces 6 années. Kirby Mass Attack est à cette console ce que Yoshi's Island était à la Super Nes, une balise temporelle, expérimentale et qualitative indiscutable, un véritable jeu somme, animé par une vraie passion. Alors courrez, petits Kirby, tous unis pour gagner.
JeuxActu (Oct 28, 2011)
Alors que la DS vit ses dernières heures, Hal Laboratory et Nintendo réalisent une belle performance avec Kirby Mass Attack, un platformer qui mise sur l'originalité, l'accessibilité, tout en proposant un petit challenge pour les joueurs qui ne jurent que par le 100%. On peut bien sûr reprocher un petit côté brouillon de temps en temps et une facilité inhérente à la saga, mais c'est quand même avec plaisir qu'on croquera dans cette aventure chamarrée et bourrée de petites idée dépaysantes, à l'image des mini-jeux réussis. Bref, les amateurs du vorace rose ont de quoi être heureux, avec Kirby Mass Attack, il y a de quoi être rassasié en attendant le prometteur Kirby's Adventure Wii !
HonestGamers (Sep 17, 2011)
With a lengthy and remarkably inventive main quest that offers plenty of challenge and a selection of mini-games that can provide nearly as much fun as the main adventure, Kirby Mass Attack is the perfect investment for someone who is looking for another first-rate experience with the aging DS hardware. While the control quirks are sometimes frustrating, the interface is put to good use and makes some interesting ideas come to life that otherwise couldn’t. There’s enough first-rate content here that most gamers will happily master the art of controlling everything with the stylus and they will lose themselves in Dream Land all over again. Necrodeus couldn’t possibly have realized it, but it turns out that ten miniature pink puffballs are in some cases better than one big marshmallow!
It's hard to call Kirby a child's game, even though its aesthetic is obviously geared toward that demographic. The gameplay and charm has delighted many generations of gamers, and the series has become one that most gamers will never outgrow. Kirby Mass Attack may cause you some grief if you're aching for a perfect score of gold medals, but the span of the campaign far exceeds most platformers, and the few sparkling minigames are almost worth the purchase by themselves.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Nov 01, 2011)
HAL Laboratory hanterar sin älskade Kirby på ett utmärkt sätt. Den totala avsaknaden av svärta får mig att vilja borsta tänderna efter en längre spelsession och ibland kan jag tycka att miljöerna saknar detaljrikedom. Men det är små synpunkter på ett alldeles utmärkt DS-spel där stylusen används på ett föredömligt sätt. Vill du se allting innan du är klar med spelet så får du se till att samla mynt i massor. Stäng av ljudet ibland bara och sätt på något vettigt på stereon för att balansera upp allt det färggranna gullet på skärmarna.
Level 7 (Nov 09, 2011)
Kirby Mass Attack är ett plattforms- och pusselspel där du kontrollerar upp till tio Kirbys med enbart pekpennan. Det är trots det varierat, med upplåsbara minispel som inte är fy skam. Den enkla styrningen fungerar oftast problemfritt förutom när det händer mycket på skärmen. Ett välkommet tillskott i de för tillfället annars sömniga releaselistorna för DS och 3DS.
60 (Nov 15, 2011)
Sans détrôner le Kirby de tous les Kirby, celui qui aspire ses ennemis, se transforme et retient son souffle pour s'envoler, les dix petits gloutons de Kirby : Mass Attack sont l'exemple même d'une interface tactile DS utilisée avec ingéniosité, un jeu lorgnant habilement du côté des cousins Pikmin et Mario. Si la redite peut se faire sentir à travers les niveaux de ce Kirby atypique et que c'est finalement souvent les mêmes actions que l'on répète au long de l'aventure, avec ses mini-jeux rigolos, ses défis nombreux et bien sûr son aspect de mignonitude 10 sur l'échelle de Mameshiba, Kirby : Mass Attack est un titre frais (copyright Mimic) et sympathique.
50 (Nov 09, 2011)
Spillet blir kort og godt aldri skikkelig utfordrende og til tross for retrosjarmerende omgivelser og lydbilde, klarer ikke Kirby Mass Attack å engasjere nevneverdig.