Kirby And The Forgotten Land Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Kirby And The Forgotten Land Review, we explore a mysterious new world, discover cool new Copy Abilities, and do battle with a bevy of beasts new and old in Kirby Land.

Kirby And The Forgotten Land Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 5.7GB download size.
  • Amiibo support. Random rewards and you can do 5 after every stage clear.
  • Action-platformer gameplay.
  • Collectible little statues are akin to the statues in the Super Smash Bros game.
  • Local co-op with drop-in and drop-out.
  • Two difficulties – wild and spring breeze.
  • Earn more stars in wild difficulty.
  • More health and easier enemies in spring breeze difficulty.
  • Can change the difficulty during play.
  • Overall game progress percentage.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • Suck up enemies and take their ability like get a sword, throw ice or use a flamethrower.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Stars are like coins and they drop from enemies, can be found in levels, and are earned.
  • Gotcha machine to spend stars on random statue Collectibles.
  • Giant Overworld where you can freely fly around and select levels and maybe even find secret rewards.
  • Two-level types – main story stages and treasure stages are self-contained almost puzzle-like environments to get rare star pieces.
  • Star pieces and scrolls can be used to upgrade abilities when you collect them.
  • Every area of the map has a handful of stages along with a final boss fight.
  • Waddle Dees are little creatures you rescue not for just game completion but also to build up your Waddle Dee Town.
  • Waddle Dee Town is a hub where you can interact with characters, build shops to buy abilities, and upgrades, buy Collectibles, rewatch cutscenes and even get hints on rewards.
  • Health bar system in play, eat fruit to replenish.
  • Particular objects in the world can be sucked up and you become one, things like being a car or being a boat sailing, lockers, and more.
  • Can skip the cutscenes.
  • Each stage has a handful of optional objectives to earn more Waddle Dees and rewards. Sometimes the objective is unknown until triggered or at the end of the stage clear.
  • The stages have a lot of wiggle room allowing secret areas and routes to be found.
  • Simple combat.
  • Auto swallow on/off.
  • Two control layouts.
  • Destructible parts in the environment.
  • Gorgeous bright locations.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Full 3D.
  • Fast loading times.

Kirby And The Forgotten Land Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Basic tutorial.
  • The gotcha machine is a pain to use as it won’t load you pump a load of coins in and instead, has you doing it one at a time.
  • No camera control.
  • The camera can sometimes cause issues with aiming.
  • The stages do start to feel a bit samey, especially in their general layout.
  • Every time you inhale an ability you have to watch the short animation, this is crap when in boss fights.
  • Dropping abilities is not as quick as it needs to be.
  • Platforming is not its strongest point.

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Kirby And The Forgotten Land:

Official website.

Developer: Nintendo

Publisher: Nintendo

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

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!