Parents' Guide to

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fresh, forgiving Kirby platformer's levels ramp up smoothly.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Good, but a little violent and dark.

It's bright, colorful, and cheerful usually. But, one boss battle has blood in it and the final form of Queen Sectonia pleads Kirby to kill her, which is basically committing suicide. Other than that, it should be OK for those who are 8 and older.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 3+

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a simple and colorful platformer suitable for younger kids. Kirby is a pink puffball with one major skill: he inhales things and spits 'em out again. The pace is slower and the hero a little more resilient than in other Kirby games, but the game play ramps in complexity in a way that requires you to use logic to figure out the puzzles, not just press buttons faster. Recommended for ages 3-8 years

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a conventional platformer that will be familiar to kids who have played previous Kirby games. This game makes use of the Nintendo 3DS's 3D capabilities with plane switching mechanics so Kirby can travel from background to foreground. You can often see things in the background you want to collect or enemies coming straight out at you. This provides a rich environment and a puzzle-like appeal to the game. The levels are diverse and challenge the player to make best use of Kirby's copied abilities. In one level, Kirby enters a circus where kids will have to keep an eye on the mirrored background to check for ghostly traps that aren't visible on the foreground plane. In others, kids can make use of the 3DS's gyroscope capabilities and tilt the 3DS to pour water from a jar or move a floating boat.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is forgiving, especially in the early stages, and the smooth ramping means that even younger kids won't get frustrated. Older, more experienced players may end up speeding through the game, but the game's use of the 3DS's capabilities make it just that much more fun.

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