developer: HAL Laboratory
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-4
game language: English
game release date for 3DS:
Kirby: Battle Royale is another part of the Kirby series, which has been developed for years. This time it is a production intended for the 3DS platform released on the 25th birthday of the cycle. The title was created by the HAL Laboratory team - one of Nintendo's most important partners.
This is an arcade action game with elements of combat, in which most of the time we observe the game from a camera placed above the battlefield, although sometimes the perspective changes and the image from the side is shown. Kirby: Battle Royale offers a singleleplayer mode, but develops its wings only in multiplayer. Players find themselves on a small board. Everyone controls the title Kirby, a pink creature that can take over the powers of enemies, so that it can e.g. create ice barriers, throw a lasso or fight with a sword. The game is simply about skirmishes. The combat system is not complicated, the heroes don't have any complex combos, so you have to run, avoid attacks and strike at the right moments.
Kirby: Battle Royale offers ten different gameplay modes. In one case it is enough to pack the opponents, in the other to collect stones and carry them to machines, and in the next to transport the missiles to the cannons shooting at the monster located in the middle of the arena.
The production supports multiplayer games for up to four players. You can have fun both locally and online, so this is the first installment of the series to offer online mode.
The project uses the capabilities of handheld 3DS, offering an eye-catching graphic design. During the fight we sometimes see spectacular special effects, e.g. during explosions, the creators prepared several different boards, and the powers of the characters are symbolized by the outfits they wear.
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