In Kirby’s Dream Buffet, the tallest Kirby wins the race in an apple pie and strawberry plant experience. A Fall Guys-like game available on Switch.
Exit the terrible dictates of the summer body, Kirby the icon has decided to stuff himself all summer, even if it means having indigestion and rolling over anyone who will stop him.. In Kirby’s Dream Buffet, the pink ball plays Fall Guys and launches into frantic activities during which it will be a question of swallowing the maximum number of strawberries on pastries strewn with sugary obstacles. The largest ball wins the game.
A snack for the whole family
No special context or long dedicated tutorial, in Kirby’s Dream Buffet, you are dropped directly into the nice chaos of a strawberry pie where you may quickly lose sight of your character in the lot of treats. Here you are faced with scenery that some may find indigestible, but which will undoubtedly delight fans of extreme cuteness. And you can imagine, the music is part of the same atmosphere, signing an absolutely coherent universe. Whatever the activity, it follows an interesting logic: the bigger the ball (Kirby), the faster it rolls. The lighter it is, the longer it floats when you are knocked out of the arena by a larger opponent. Here’s a rule that fits a character of Kirby’s stature perfectly. whose grip is also immediately very comfortable.
Several well-balanced levels of difficulty are available for your activitiessomething to absolutely delight the whole family. You can do a Gourmet Grand Prix or one of the single rounds that make it up: the race where everyone tries to be the first to gobble up one of the three mountains of strawberries, the quick mini-game where they It’s about eating more strawberries than your opponents, then the “every man for himself”, a frantic fight where you can swallow power snacks to take advantage of your opponents and try to propel them overboard. These mini-games will seem somewhat similar to you at the start of the experience, but each has a good dose of fun and works pretty well overall.. Boosters in the form of food are also a very good idea that spice up the game. The system is very easy to understand to win a game: you simply earn points corresponding to the number of strawberries swallowed. In addition to points collected during the tests, bonus points are distributed in the manner of a Mario Party, which is likely to reverse some situations unexpectedly.
A still limited experience
There are several possibilities to approach the title: you can play with 3 other friends locally wirelessly or online, or play with a single buddy on the same console, which is still a fairly limited proposition. The online game offers you a unique activity: the grand prize in random or partly hosted. If the matchmaking is done more or less quickly depending on the time, our first round suffered from very important freezes making the game impracticable. No luck: repeated connections could negatively affect your level is indicated on the screen. However, our subsequent attempts were more successful and went off without a hitch.
All the activities will only take you a handful of minutes, so it’s a good game to start while the pasta water is ready or your metro stop finally arrives. It must be said, however, that the experience is considerably limited for the time being and that you will have gone around it in about fifteen minutes.. She will probably continue to amuse the younger ones more in the long run. Content updates would in any case not be refused. In terms of rewards, on the other hand, the title is generous and offers you a very easy feeling of progress. Play at your convenience offline and you’ll continue to level up, including unlocking skins and colors for your Kirby. More anecdotally, you will also regularly receive decorations for the cake that sits in your main menu. Finally you will have all the time you want to complete the 135 levels that currently make up the fully integrated battle pass for purchase. It allows you to get your hands on new music to accompany your games, but also on new gourmet game boards. Rather nice.
- A very comfortable grip
- A coherent universe
- Trials that work well overall
- The fully integrated battle pass
- Extremely limited content
- Becomes repetitive too quickly
- Two players on the same console only
- Freezes during online play
Kirby’s Dream Buffet is to be considered as an ideal little game for very short fun sessions with family or friends in a universe that frankly holds up. However, the experience is still very limited in terms of content, updates are now expected to expand the activities. Finally, it is a pity that the game on the same console is limited to a maximum of two players.
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