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Kirby Star Allies (NA)
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch platform icon
Accessory(ies)
Genre(s) Platformer
Rating(s)
ESRB  PEGI  CERO 

04ESRB - E 10+  02PEGI 7  01CERO A 

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Kirby Star Allies (JP) is the first Kirby title on the Nintendo Switch, releasing in 2018. The game is a 2D Platformer with the gimmick of Kirby befriending enemies and using their powers in combination to solve puzzles.

Gameplay

The game plays like the past few Kirby entries with Kirby in a 2D plane with the power to swallow enemies to gain copy abilities. The main addition is that Kirby can make his enemies into allies by throwing a heart at one with a max of 3. These allies effectivelly have the same copy abilities as Kirby would have if he swallowed them. With these allies, Kirby can also mix copy abilities similar to Kirby 64. These Friend Abilities are more effective usually and can usually solve puzzles. Some puzzles with require Kirby to work with these allies to progress. The allied enemies change color in some fashion to match the player.

Copy Abilities

The game includes 28 standard abilities. Additionally, certain enemies can be turned into friends according these abilities

Friend Abilities

Similar to the Mix abilities from 64 or Squeak Squad, Kirby can combine his powers with a Friend to create new more powerful abilities. With a full team, special abilities can be used to solve puzzles

Dream Friends

As a post-game reward, the player can play as other Kirby characters. Several characters will be added postrelease. The known characters so far are

Plot

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Sales

As of the end of April 2018, Kirby Star Allies sold 1.26 million copies making it a million seller in less than two month.