Review: Kirby’s Blowout Blast (Nintendo 3DS)

Based on the Kirby 3D Rumble minigame in Kirby: Planet Robobot, this enhanced, standalone version is fit to burst with brand new content.

Pros:

  • Crisp bright graphics.
  • 751 Blocks Download size.
  • Full 3D implementation.
  • Amiibo support- Scan Kirby Amiibo to add a statue to the plaza that plays new music.
  • 3D platformer gameplay.
  • Speed runner mentality.
  • Inhale enemies/items to shoot at enemies. Inhale multiple enemies to increase bonus.
  • Four medals to earn each level- Speed, No damage, Kill all enemies and collect all coins.
  • Local leader boards.
  • Simple controls.
  • Text based tutorials.
  • Levels are short.
  • Collect coins to increase score.
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold ranks for each level.
  • EX levels which are harder but generate more points.
  • Chain counter.
  • On screen arrow for directing your shot.
  • Fun to play.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Very much a pick up and play.
  • Boss battles.
  • Miiverse integration.
  • On screen timer.
  • Perspective changes like side view or behind etc.
  • Selection of enemies.
  • Auto saves regularly.
  • Tons of replay ability.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Fast loading times.

Cons:

  • No online leader boards.
  • Doesn’t explain about the speed running.
  • Can be tricky to see coins.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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