My Thoughts on Kirby Triple Deluxe

Posted by dennyvuquach on March 11, 2015 at 8:15 AM

When I was in the mall, I brought Kirby Triple Deluxe from GameStop, which costed like 35 dollars and is the first game I have brought for my Nintendo 3DS XL. I've been looking for that game since I watched the replays from YouTube, and I already knew that I love it so much. There are so many Kirby games out there that are really awesome, but this one is one of the best Kirby games I've been playing, since Kirby Super Star on Super Nintendo.


Kirby Triple Deluxe stays true to classic Kirby games in that the player controls Kirby, and the objective is to get to end of the stage or fight against a boss. Kirby retains his traditional abilities, which are inhaling, star-spitting, sliding, air bullet, and floating. Guarding also returns from the Kirby Super Star games and Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and a new dodge move can be performed while guarding, which is a really nice touch, considering when I need to move and block simultaneously while I particularly fight against a boss.


One of the new abilities in Kirby Triple Deluxe is called the Hypernova, the super ability in the game. Obtained by eating a Miracle Fruit, it causes Kirby to undergo a temporary transformation that amplifies the power of his inhale exponentially, allowing him to inhale larger objects and enemies such as trees and large eels. It is necessary to complete certain stages by defeating certain foes or solving puzzles. While the Hypernova isn't so similar to the super abilities in Return to Dreamland like the Flare Beam or the Ultra Sword, the Hypernova is still a great ability to have, because it inhales so many things in Kirby's sight.


In Story Mode, which is the main part of Kirby Triple Deluxe, the game represents Kirby having his home lifted into the sky by the Dreamstack. He gets to travel through the six floating islands of Floralia, which are Fine Fields, Lollipop Land, Old Odyssey, Wild World, Endless Explosions, and finally Royal Road. The bosses are great and reasonably challenging, and the main ones are Whispy Woods, Paintra, Kracko, Coily Rattler, Pyribbit, and Queen Sectonia, the final boss.


In my opinion, Queen Sectonia is the best final boss in all Kirby games, because she has all three of her epic forms. Her first form appears to be an elegant, giant queen wasp, and she attacks Kirby by casting spells from her green scepter. After Kirby defeats her first form, he and his friends have been celebrated victory for a moment, but Queen Sectonia recovers and fuses herself with the Dreamstalk, and she begins with her second form, who turns out to be as a giant flower-like monster. After her second form is defeated, she begins her third and final form and immediately grabs Kirby. Before she can finish off Kirby, Taranza gave the Miracle Fruit to Kirby, and he and Sectonia fight for the final battle of the game. The moment when Kirby inhales the coconut-esque missiles and spits them against Sectonia's large missle to explode is just so satisfying.


After I beat Story Mode, Kirby Triple Deluxe unlocks Dededetour, which stars King Dedede as the main protagonist and the playable character. Playing him feels pretty similar to Hammer Kirby, except that Dedede can now shoot a beam by charging his hammer, so he can still cut ropes at range or aim at the targets that Kirby would normally have to obtain the Archer ability. Dedede can also create a shock wave with his uncharged hammer attack he's at when at full health.


Aside from the main game and Dededetour, Kirby Triple Deluxe also features sub-games, which are called Kirby Fighters and Dedede's Drum Dash, as well as The Arena and The True Arena. In Kirby Fighters, the player chooses a copy ability and uses it to battle other Kirbys in various arenas, some of which hold references to past Kirby titles. In Dedede's Drum Dash, the player controls King Dedede as he bounces on drums to the beat of classic Kirby songs and collects coins.


Kirby Fighters is an amazing sub-game, because I play Kirby by choosing any of the copy abilites and battle against other Kirbys using different abilities. It resembles the games from the Super Smash Bros. series, where I get to battle until I'm the last player standing. Dedede's Drum Dash is also great, because I like the fact that pressing the 'A' button gains momentum to jump higher on the drums and perform the backbeat to earn points.

I've been a big fan of Kirby since the day I play him. In fact, he's definitely have been one of my favorite characters in video games, because I really love the fact that after he inhales one of his enemies, he gains his cool, special ability. He has so many abilities for me to choose from, and pretty much all of them in this game are great! Kirby Triple Deluxe has so many things that I love, and I've been having so much fun playing it on my Nintendo 3DS. I would say that Kirby Triple Deluxe and Kirby Super Star are my two of favorite Kirby games ever.  Kirby really rocks!

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