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Kirby and the Forgotten Land First Thoughts

Kirby and the Forgotten Land came out yesterday. Thanks to Nintendo Canada, I’m reviewing the game. What do I think of it so far? Is it fun? My first thoughts are below, along with a bit of gameplay from our editor-in-chief Adam Roffel.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is finally here and so far, its awesome!

In the Forgotten Land, Kirby has access to an world map that takes him to different areas (aka worlds) with lots of stages. Each area has a theme: from a mall to an ocean to a theme park and beyond. The levels are much more open then past Kirby games and they are also packed with fun things to do.

My favorite world so far is the theme park world, but each of the worlds have been beautiful. The graphics on Kirby and the Forgotten Land are, without a doubt, the best that Kirby has ever looked. I can’t wait to see what else this game has in store!

The gameplay is fun. Kirby eats things, of course, and he copies his enemies’ abilities. What sets this game apart from previous games, gameplay wise, is mouthful mode. Kirby can gobble up, say, a car and surround that car and use it to drive through a level. He can also surround stairs, a soda machine, and more. There’s even one thing he can do in this game that will remind players of Super Mario Sunshine! I won’t say anymore about that though. I wouldn’t want to spoil too much.


I do want to mention the game’s hub world though: Waddle Dee Town. This wasn’t in the demo at all. The town is a real treat. It starts out small, but as you find more Waddle Dees it gets much bigger. You’ll find mini-games in the town, ability upgrades, a house for Kirby, and more. You should definitely revisit it often!

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a blast so far; it could be the best Kirby game ever. I will keep playing and let you know what I think when our full review hits this site.

Stay tuned to for our review of Kirby and the Forgotten Land!

Thanks to Nintendo Canada for providing digital code. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is out right now via retail and on the Nintendo Switch eshop!


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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