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Kirby: Planet Robobot Review

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★★★★

The kind of all-ages adventure with which Nintendo has made its fortune, Planet Robobot is another sprightly, entertaining outing for the eponymous puffball. Not content with ingesting enemies and assuming their abilities, Kirby can now pilot large mobile suits to demolish anything in his path, making him nigh-on unstoppable. Constant visual flourishes and comedy pratfalls easily compensate for the lightweight difficulty level, while the boss battles are outstanding, particularly an expertly staged – and kaleidoscopically colourful ¬– final fight. Those seeking a challenge might be advised to give this a swerve, but otherwise this is a fine addition to the growing library of 3DS essentials, and every bit as absorbing as Kirby himself.