Games of E3

The Escapist Staff | 10 Jun 2011 22:00
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Kirby Mass Attack

What's more fun than one Kirby? How about ten? This game had the Japanese title Atsumete! Kirby when it came out on the DS in the island nation last year. The touchscreen is used to flick the many Kirbys around the screen and collecting powerups, but it lacks the familiar gameplay of the pink blob sucking in enemies.

Read Tom Goldman's full preview of Kirby Mass Attack here. The game comes out on September 17th in North America on the DS.

Tom Goldman:
Players can get more Kirbys on the screen by collecting fruit that appears by bashing blocks, defeating enemies, and completing other special tasks. If you flick Kirby toward a hanging vine, he'll pull it down and make either fruit or an enemy pop out. Certain spots require the cooperation of multiple Kirbys, such as a giant plant (with hanging vine) clogging up a hole in the Earth.

There was surprisingly little Kirby enemy inhalation action in my demo, one of the pink blob's signature moves. Maybe it comes later. The emphasis was on touchscreen platforming and collecting Kirbys to make it through the obstacles of the level. The demo was a really fun taste of another new type of Kirby title along the lines of Kirby: Canvas Curse.

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