The Nintendo Switch has a wonderful library of games. As the system nears its first anniversary, it has already put out one Mario and one Zelda game, which were both two of the greatest games of all time. Splatoon 2 was a smash hit, especially in Japan, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe did very well. ARMS was a brand new IP and surprising has arrived on the competitive gaming circuit. Now, as we enter 2018, we have a lot of games coming our way in the first half of the year.

Many are ports from the Wii U, which is a smart move considering the Switch has already surpassed the Wii U in sales and so many people missed out on these games. The ports include Hyrule Warriors: Definitive EditionBayonetta 2, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Those were three of the best games for the Wii U, and we’re also getting The World Ends With You Final Remix, a remaster of a DS game. Enough about remasters though. Kirby comes out in less than a month. Kirby Star Allies is Nintendo’s sleeper hit. It has all the makings of a fantastic experience.

What is so captivating about Kirby Star Allies is the multiplayer aspect to it. The game is a classic 2D sidescroller and allows up to four players, or if you don’t have anyone to play with 1 player and 3 AIs. Kirby, with the help of his trustful companions, traverses the land, which actually has a number of puzzles which need to be solved. Each character is necessary with their unique skills to advance through the obstacles each stage presence.

Puzzle solving has always been a favorite of many Nintendo fans, especially Legend of Zelda fans, so the game should have a wide appeal. It may even have a TriForce Heroes vibe going on, but it is much more refined and is a platformer, not a top-down game simply focused on puzzle solving. Kirby Star Allies is a platformer, so the comparisons are with regards to the puzzles only.

The art style of the game is superb. After so long, it’s wonderful to have Kirby front and center of a new game. Yes, there have been other Kirby games, like Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U, but none have been marketed to this extent and honestly, none of the other games look this enjoyable.

Kirby also has no competition. God of War 5 doesn’t come out until April, so it won’t have to compete with one of Sony’s biggest franchises. It comes off of the release of Bayonetta 2, which is a nice gateway into a new, original game for the Nintendo Switch, which is very important. With a number of ports coming, this is an original game, and it looks fantastic.

Kirby Star Allies may be the definitive multiplayer game for the Nintendo Switch up to this point on the console’s release. It could quite possibly be Nintendo’s next big success, as last year they had so many games that sold extraordinarily well.

Kirby Star Allies seems to have the makings of an incredible game, and not only that, a wonderful party game. Four-player action, solving a multitude of puzzles, using special abilities from characters in order to solve said puzzles; it really is magnificent. If the previews have anything to say about itKirby Star Allies will be a hit.

About The Author


Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VG Culture HQ. He has been writing about games for over four years and has written over 1,500 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games. He is also a huge anime and Star Wars fan.

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