Kirbys Return To Dream Land Deluxe Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Kirbys Return To Dream Land Deluxe Review, The pink hero is back in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe on Nintendo Switch! Jump into four-player fun or go at it solo in this deluxe version of the Wii platforming adventure, featuring new abilities, subgames, and a bonus escapade starring the interdimensional traveler, Magolor.

Kirbys Return To Dream Land Deluxe Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon-like graphics.
  • 4.9GB download size.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Amiibo support.
  • Own in-game achievements called missions, and they give rewards.
  • Online and offline connect to share gameplay. (requires a Switch Online account)
  • Controller settings – two button types, rumble, and auto swallow on/off.
  • 2 to 4 Players on one Switch by sharing Joy-Cons.
  • Drop in and out multiplayer.
  • In-game animation cutscenes.
  • Magalor can help you by doubling your stamina, auto-swallowing, and saving you from death. (optional and can be switched on and off at will)
  • 2D platformer gameplay.
  • Kirby can inhale enemies and shoot them out like a weapon or enemies can be ingested and you get their ability.
  • Tutorial signs as you play.
  • Scanning an Amiibo gives health, and/or power-ups and abilities.
  • Inhale air to inflate and fly a short distance.
  • At any time you can drop an ability.
  • Get hit enough or drop ability and it turns back into a star and bounces around meaning you can grab it and use it again.
  • Each level has 3 hidden energy spheres to find.
  • You have a big inhale ability to lift up heavy blocks and fire huge stars that go along the whole screen destroying everything in its path.
  • Get these elite enemies that once you consume their power you get an over-the-top timed series of attacks with huge weapons.
  • Knock enemies into the screen.
  • Bonus alternate dimension levels where have to do it one run has a boss fight at the end and the level is collapsing on itself.
  • The pause menu will show all the attacks and abilities your current form has.
  • Auto saves constantly.
  • End of level mini-game where you try to launch Kirby as high as possible.
  • Very accessible.
  • Food replenishes health.
  • 1UPs can be found.
  • Stars can be collected and every 100 gives an extra life.
  • Merry Magoland has its own opening cinematic, and story background and is where you can go at any time to play mini-games, earn souvenirs and masks, and get stamps on your rally card.
  • You can wear masks in your main story mode.
  • Theater mode allows you to rewatch any in-game cutscenes you have seen.
  • World map level select.
  • Can replay levels.
  • When you have a mask equipped you can just click the right stick to remove it, then press it again to put it back on.
  • Stamp tickets can be collected within the levels and exchanged for stamps in Magoland.
  • Energy spheres open mini-game, challenge, and copy ability rooms on Magalors ship.
  • Challenge rooms have their own leaderboards.
  • A lot of fun to play.
  • Not the most taxing of games in terms of difficulty.
  • Cool cutscene of the previously unseen ability.
  • Every mini-game will show a tutorial video and text pop-up.

Kirbys Return To Dream Land Deluxe Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Enemies spawn back really quickly.
  • Doesn’t always do a good job of explaining what’s going on.
  • Assumes you have played Kirby a lot beforehand.
  • The learning curve for new players of Kirby.
  • Every new ability has you pausing and reading the menus.

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Kirbys Return To Dream Land Deluxe:

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Developer: Nintendo

Publisher: Nintendo

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

Jim Smale

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