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POSTED 12/1/12


KIRBY'S ADVENTURE WII

Nintendo
Wii

’Cos we are living in a material world, and Kirby’s a material blob...

Oh wait, that was Epic Yarn. Wish we’d thought of that intro back when we reviewed that, instead of the shit one we used. Oh well.

Whilst Kirby’s Epic Yarn was an adventure in more ways than one for our intrepid pink globuley thingummywhatsit, as it departed somewhat from the regular Kirbyesque universe, Kirby’s Adventure Wii – more excitingly known as Return to Dreamland in other Earthly places and, we’re unreliably informed, Return to Dramland in Scotland – sees a return to classic Kirbyism. If you ever encountered the happy little dude on the SNES then you’ll have an idea what we mean. MMMmmm... platformy tomato yum-yums!

In these days of rampant meh, we’re sure some will pooh-pooh this celebration of 16-bittiness as some form of heinous retrogression, but when the result’s such pure platforming fun then we say pooh-pooh to you-you – uh, those naysayerish types, not you-you dear reader...
 
OK, it’s not the most challenging platformer around, but to kick back, relax a bit and go the pink blobby trundle is quite wonderfully blissful, and it isn’t like there’s a lack of strategy, for the power-up weapon system alone, whereby you absorb the abilities of other Planet Pop Star denizens and play with them, actually requires some skill to be used to its fullest potential.

Best of all, up to four can assail this together (local only – it’s a local game, for local people), and it’s one of the most perfect Wii things we‘ve ever stumbled across for sharing playtime with kids without being speedily lulled into a snoozeful haze of vegetative tedium.

Blobs may come and blobs may go and that's all right you see, but blobs worth spending time with are u-sual-ly named Kirby.

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