1WarruzThu 10th Apr 2014
I also did not care for the “find the right door to advance” system in that kirby because you had to simply do the level over again then just turn around.
2PikminWorldThu 10th Apr 2014
@Warruz Ikr? I haven’t played it in a while due to the fact that I have no idea where to go, I’ve gone through every main door at least once again and found nothing to help advance.
36ch6ris6Thu 10th Apr 2014
got it as an ambassador. gets boring very quickly
4NotBatman_01Thu 10th Apr 2014
Since I love Kirby, I’m getting it anyway. Also, am I weird because I see some Kirby games as really difficult?
5ueIThu 10th Apr 2014
I consider this game better than Dream Land 3, but your review admittedly justifies a 6/10.
6HeroOfCybertronThu 10th Apr 2014
I’m downloading it on my Wii U later today.
7cornishleeThu 10th Apr 2014
Nintendo should release Kirby’s Return To Dream Land for Wii U. That game’s as rare as anything in the West so most people, myself included, still haven’t had a chance to play it.
8Kirby_GirlThu 10th Apr 2014
Haha, I like Amazing Mirror. I love games I can get totally lost in and explore. I actually really enjoyed Great Cave Offensive and Sub Space Emissary, too. My favorite Kirby game is Super Star but this was a nice break that still felt connected. I actually didn’t even realize there was a map for this game until I fiddled with it later on. Of course by then I just needed about 2 more pieces for the mirror. The Final Boss is a fun fight too.
9VaroennauraaThu 10th Apr 2014
I would buy this in instant, if it had the damn MULTIPLAYER!!!!
10bezerker99Thu 10th Apr 2014
I’ve had it for two years now as an Ambassador on my 3ds but have yet to play it once.
11ikki5Thu 10th Apr 2014
I am torn between this and Wario.
12blackknight77Thu 10th Apr 2014
I got very confused with this game. I love the graphics but I still prefer Kirby’s Adventure and Superstar
13VolmunThu 10th Apr 2014
@Swiket same here its still one of my all time Favourites defiantly my Favourite Portable Kirby game (sofar) and id say Kirby Adventurer Wii (Return to Dreamland for the US) is my Favourite home consul game
14VolmunThu 10th Apr 2014
@Varoennauraa agreed… specially as you cant even 100% in 1p (as the NPC’s are USELESS!) getting all the items ect
15luke88Thu 10th Apr 2014
@PikminWorld I got it as an ambassador game and thought I was being dense; glad to know it is really is confusing and it wasn’t just me missing something.
16GeonjahaThu 10th Apr 2014
While this game can get a little irritating if you attempt to complete every path I’ll still not understand why this game gets bashed so much. It’s one of my favourite Kirby games and one of the only ones that doesn’t bore me to death. The multiplayer back in the day was awesome as well (A shame as always that it isn’t on the VC version though).
17sketchturnerThu 10th Apr 2014
I love Nintendo Life with a passion but there are two game reviews I strongly disagree with and this is one of them. (The other is JFG). After your GBA review of this game rated it so lowly, I was hoping you would rectify yourselves by having a new appreciation for the game on WiiU. Oh well…
18sketchturnerThu 10th Apr 2014
@Volmun I only needed to use the NPCs once in the game. And yes you can absolutely 100% it in 1P.
19paburrowsThu 10th Apr 2014
So why is this review released, but we haven’t gotten the Thurday releases article yet?
20AG_AwesomeThu 10th Apr 2014
A great concept with TERRIBLE implementation. The thing that was great about Metroid is that as you progress you get new items to use so that backtracking made sense. This game just has arbitrary maps and pick ups filled with bland environments and terrible trial and error back tracking. 4/10 from me. Worst Kirby Ever
21VolmunThu 10th Apr 2014
@sketchturner every time I tryed they refused to in-hail on the huge blocks so=no 100% it was very rare they would actually do it when I often used the phone to get them they would try fir a split second then run off (this is on Both GBA and 3DS) *there is about 5 or 6 places you need them to help you move a giant rock to get to the Chest=100%
22pukka-pieThu 10th Apr 2014
You know what gets me, and still gets me… Any game with ANY backtracking anywhere at all and critics come down on it like a hammer… but Metroid Prime has the absolute most back tracking of any game in the history of video gaming and no-one ever mentions it… ever! A bit off topic maybe but it is total hypocrisy!
23Kid_AThu 10th Apr 2014
I could never quite get into this one, but I know it has a following. Kirby, for being so cute and “safe,” probably has the most divisive games of any of Nintendo’s franchises. Kirby Air Ride, Epic Yarn and 64 are all either the worst or best games ever depending who you ask.
I probably need to give Mirror another shot, is what I’m saying.
24SparkOfSpiritThu 10th Apr 2014
This is one of my least favorite Kirby games and I’m a fan of both Kirby games and Metroidvania style games. This one has never quite worked for me.
25GameCubeThu 10th Apr 2014
@AG_Awesome Agreed. This is the worst Kirby game and a waste of money.
26AuracleThu 10th Apr 2014
Gee, I didn’t think Amazing Mirror was that bad. I love it, personally. I remember playing this game for hours as a kid. It was always so thrilling to discover a new mirror and find a new place.
Granted, I did get lost more than a few times, but that’s because I didn’t understand the map very well back then. Besides, I still got 100% in the end.
27FriedSquidThu 10th Apr 2014
Said it before, I’ll say it again. Worst Kirby game ever. Definitely one of the most disappointing choices they could make for the VC, as having no multiplayer makes the game even less enjoyable.
28GeonjahaThu 10th Apr 2014
@pukka-pie – Don’t forget all the GBA Castlevania games. The irony is strong.
29AnguspussThu 10th Apr 2014
itsssssssss kirby so cute nooooooooo please stop me hitting the purchess icon.
To late now have some annoying catchy tune running around my head all weekend.
Damn you Kirby
30RR529Thu 10th Apr 2014
Ooh, that’s too bad, as I really liked this one.
I have it on my 3DS, and while I couldn’t get into it at first (even deleted it), the second time I tried it I really enjoyed it.
Yeah, the map is pretty lame & not all that helpful, so it’s not perfect, but I honestly didn’t find exploring the world to be all that difficult, and I became addicted to finding all the alternate paths. Also, the backtracking isn’t nearly as bad as the review made it out to be, because there are mirrors scattered throughout the world (2 in each area) that directly connect to the main hub room (a fact conveniently ignored in the review). Also, other than the first area, you can complete all the areas in any order you desire, making it one of the most non-linear games I’ve ever played (even moreso than some Metroid games), which is really cool.
31FJOJRThu 10th Apr 2014
Nintendo’s complete lack of effort to include multiplayer neutered this one. They were able to do it with the Four Swords Anniversary Edition, why not do the same with all these other games? Makes me wary of the DS VC that’s coming up.
32unrandomsamThu 10th Apr 2014
@FJOJR Even more so because there is no way M2 couldn’t do it the only possible answer is Nintendo specifically didn’t want it. (3 players / 3 cores / 2 gamepad’s and the TV). If they can do it for Gamegear with 2 3DS’s they can do it.
33AkinaChanThu 10th Apr 2014
This game is hit and miss for me. Sometimes I get into it, and sometimes I get bored and move on to something else. Looking forward to seeing this on the Gamepad though :3
34HappyHappyistThu 10th Apr 2014
never liked kirby, getting this as an ambassador did not impress me. i just am not a fan of the series, nothing i can do about what i like and don’t like.
35SecondServingFri 11th Apr 2014
Wow, this is Kirby blasphemy. This game was amazing I guess, even funner with the 4 player co-op though. Can’t wait for Kirby Triple Deluxe!
36Jeremyx7Fri 11th Apr 2014
One of the superior kirby games by far! Played every single kirby game except for the latest one on wii and this is by far one of the most creative, intricate, fun, and vast kirby games to date. There are more than enough portals, shortcuts, and multiple pathways to take that makes the game feel more interconnected than the review is making it seem here.
The amount of content of enemies, secrets, rooms, pathways, power-ups, worlds, and surprises is what makes this game incredibly fun to explore & replay in different ways. Strongly disagree with this review as every supposed negative that I read was never apparent in my experience with this game. Not even once. There is no hand holding in this game which is why some probably can’t get into it as much but that is why I absolutely love it! It allows me to explore on my own terms.
Personally I would give this game a 9.7/10. It’s that good to me!!
37ElioLugaruFri 11th Apr 2014
This deserves more then a 6.
I love this game.
38KayFiOSSat 12th Apr 2014
I never played this one, much to my regret. Will probably get it soon.
39Jeremyx7Sat 12th Apr 2014
@allav866 You should definitely try this game out for yourself. Don’t let this one reviewer’s opinion discourage you. This game has received generally positive reviews by most critics and even higher reviews by everyone else.
If you like Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby games you cannot go wrong with this game!
40Action51Sun 13th Apr 2014
I always felt Kirby was a bit too easy and geared to a younger set where Mario was fun for all ages and Donkey Kong Country was the “hardcore” plat former from Nintendo.
41UberchuSun 13th Apr 2014
1/10 for being Wii U VC and not 3DS VC!
And I love this game too much. D: (Sorry old friend!)
42Jeremyx7Sun 13th Apr 2014
@Uberchu Your comment is .5/10 for not having a Wii U.
43LuffymcduckMon 14th Apr 2014
This is one of the better Kirby games actually.
44MikesThu 17th Apr 2014
I also have this game on my 3DS as an Ambassador. I never really got into it.
45odd69Thu 17th Apr 2014
yea a ‘6’ doesn’t justify the fun i have while playing this.
46garfreekSat 19th Apr 2014
First time I really don’t agree with a review from N-life!
The exploration was a lot of fun and the game was really chalenging. There is so much to unlock, but the map shows you where to find those treasures so the emphasis is how do I get to those treasures.
I traded the game for my warioware copy back then (it wasn’t worth the 50+ bucks I had to smooch over for it). I never regretted it, the game kept me comming back for months!
47Plasma_3Sun 20th Apr 2014
I was going to get this, saw it was on the 3DS as well, and then saw that apparently the review says the game isn’t that good, and the 3DS was for ambassadors. I still wish I had got my 3DS in time for that program.
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