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100% angrier in America
100% angrier in America
Nintendo, HAL Laboratory

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

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Many cry foul on new entries in Nintendo-original franchises coming out samey, but in the case of the Kirby series - a series build around refinement of existing ideas - this is not only expected but outright appropriate. Kirby: Triple Deluxe follows this pattern faithfully, taking elements from across the main series' installments - primarily Kirby 64 and Return to Dreamland in this case - and tinkers with everything that made them work to create a crisp, colorful 2.5D platformer that makes some of the most appropriate use of its system's 3D capabilities yet. It's still a bit sluggish and on the simple side (though it actually does a significantly better job of escalating difficulty than its predecessors), but when you dig into a Kirby game that's what you expect.