Review: Kirby's Adventure (NES/Wii U eShop)


Kirby's Adventure surprised many NES and SNES owners alike when it launched in 1993. With the SNES already in full swing and NES support slowly being cut down, it was a strange decision on Nintendo's part to release a major piece of first party software on a somewhat ageing console. Despite this, Kirby's Adventure was able to pull off SNES style graphics and aesthetics, whilst being restricted to NES hardware.

Aesthetically pleasing is exactly what Kirby's Adventure is, very rarely do we start a review talking about graphics, however, we were quite blown away by what Kirby's Adventure is able to offer in that sector. Upon loading up the title, you'll be greeted with a truly vibrant set of pixels, that are surprisingly filled with detail and clarity.

Graphics aside, Kirby's Adventure can also be commended for it's great gameplay and content. As with Mario games, you'll be taking on a variety of levels, followed by a boss battle every now and again. These levels are nicely presented to the player through quite a unique level selection room, that also hosts a variety of goodies for the player throughout.

The difficulty level in Kirby's Adventure is somewhat a large way away from steep, however, it will offer a satisfying challenge for everyone, younger players especially. If you're looking for a place to get into the fantastic Kirby series, then this is absolutely for you. Kirby games have advanced majorly in recent years, introducing a large number of new mechanics. However, Kirby's Adventure strips the series back to it's bear roots and lets players enjoy the core Kirby experience.

Kirby's Adventure is already available on the 3DS eShop, with the added functionality of 3D graphics. However, we've always believed that Kirby games should be a console experience, as Nintendo originally intended.

In conclusion, there isn't a huge amount we can say about Kirby's Adventure. Other than that it features surprisingly very pleasing aesthetics, whilst providing a great introduction point for new players to the Kirby series. This one is well worth a shot for any gamer. + Josh Moorcroft-Jones

8/10 - Kirby's Adventure blew us away in terms of graphics and presentation, whilst gameplay remains precise and to the point. There's not much to complain about here.

Review copy funded by Nintendo Feed

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